The Eldis Blog

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  • 14 January 2016
    What are greenhouse gas emissions to do with the persisting inequalities between men and women, and why should these two issues be discussed together? At first, the idea seemed confusing or even laughable to many people concerned with climate change – many of them scientists and engineers more familiar with the laws of nature and physics than with the politics of society.
  • 11 January 2016
    Sushant Anand from IPE Global looks back at COP 21 and its implications or India.
  • 17 December 2015
    "Let’s talk of women as humans, this Human Rights Day", called Dr N. Hamsa, Policy Lead, IPE Global and Divashri Mathur, Senior Research Associate, IPE Global, New Delhi.
  • 3 December 2015
    Jules Siedenburg critically discusses Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) approaches, highlighting both the potential prospects and challenges in achieving the ‘triple wins’.
  • 3 December 2015
    November 19th was World Toilet Day, highlighting that sanitation is a global development priority. Here, Preetha Prabhakaran looks at the successes of Community-led Total Sanitation (CLTS) approaches in improving nutrition in Bangladesh.
  • 22 October 2015
    Improved transport has been recognised as an important enabler for development, but Gary Forster, Chief Executive of Transaid, argues that now it’s time for practitioners to broaden their horizons and communicate better with their non-transport counterparts.
  • 21 October 2015
    As Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health prepares to implement its new post-Ebola strategy, VSO and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, release new research examining the impact of the disease on maternal health.
  • 20 October 2015
    Cara Flowers reflects on the Committee on World Food Security which took place 12-15 October in Italy.On World Food Day on 16 October, United Nations (UN) Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon stated that ‘we need fashion experts’ in the fight against hunger. I couldn’t agree more.
  • 15 October 2015
    As the Scaling Up Nutrition Movement gets ready for its Global Gathering, Ramatu Jalloh from the Sierra Leone SUN Civil Society Network looks at its potential in helping to meet the Sustainable Development Goal on ending hunger.
  • 8 October 2015
    Photovoice is a visual action research technique through which communities can share their problems, barriers and challenges with policy makers using photographs and narrative.
  • 8 October 2015
    Scientific advances in the understanding of genetics and genomics have the potential to generate major improvements for human health in the near future. However, from a global health perspective, the translation of this technology into new medical treatments raises profound international and local issues around inequality, identity and insecurity.
  • 8 October 2015
    Kaday Mansaray Sibanda shared VSO's experience with improving the lives of HIV positive offenders both inside prison and on their release.

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