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Private sector, meet poverty

It’s hard not to be optimistic in a place like Vevey. An hour round the lake from Geneva, the town nestles amongst terraced vineyards, with snow covered mountains reflecting...

7 May 2015

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World Health Day

Happy World Health Day to all! This year’s World Health Day is focussed on the important issue of food safety and foodborne illness. However I thought it was also a good...

7 April 2015

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UKCDS goes to Sendai

Last week in Japan, the new UN agreement for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) was adopted giving birth to the Sendai Framework for DRR (SFDRR): 2015-2030. It was a privilege...

27 March 2015

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Disasters, science and 2015

Sendai, Addis, New York and Paris: 2015 is the year of global agreements. This year decisions will be made on how the world tackles the challenges of climate change,...

11 March 2015

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Complexity and International Development

Over the past year, we’ve been grappling with questions around how complexity science can play a role in international development research. For example, we explored...

24 February 2015

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ResUp CatchUp

Knowledge managers, science communicators and policy influencers – all came together for the first ever (and long awaited) ResUp MeetUp Symposium last week. I attended on...

17 February 2015

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“Leapfrogging” for development

This week, UKCDS is hosting an event in partnership with LCEDN and the SUPERGEN Bioenergy Hub, exploring the opportunities for bioenergy as a force for growth in low- and...

27 January 2015

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Who, what, where?

**The full report is now available to view here** The term ‘capacity strengthening’ may once have been a fresh new buzzword to describe technical assistance activities,...

8 January 2015

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UKCDS getting into the Christmas spirit

Christmas is a time for giving, a time for receiving and a time for sharing. So from now until 6 January we will be giving away FREE copies of our book, Science and Innovation...

4 December 2014