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Only one topic really, isn’t there? Anne Marie Darling turns graphs (for geeks) into cats (for everyone, except dog lovers, and they don’t count). She’s a PhD epidemiologist, btw. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Health are offering a free on-line course (MOOC) on Covid 19 – they are world leaders. Starts week of March […]

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Development Nutshell: roundup of FP2P posts w/b 8th March

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Singapore: the politics of taking sand to make land

Madhumitha Ardhanari is a 2019-20 Atlantic Fellow for Social and Economic Equity at the International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics. She has worked as a sustainability strategist and futures researcher at Forum for the Future, and has five years of experience coaching businesses and organisations to adapt to long-term sustainability challenges. Until six months […]

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Fancy some good news on an epidemic? DRC: Last Ebola patient discharged with end of outbreak in sight. Check out Oxfam’s Make Change Happen MOOC (free online course), now in its 4th outing. Hundreds of great activists worldwide swapping stories and sharpening ideas. Why did this UN ad irk women aid workers? ←←← No words […]

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Development Nutshell: Audio Summary of FP2P posts, fortnight beginning 24th Feb

Bumper crop this week, so 22 minutes of me summing up

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After 30 years of negotiations, where next on the climate crisis? In conversation with Saleemul Huq.

I sat down recently with Saleemul Huq, a scientist and activist who has attended every single global negotiation on climate change since 1992. Saleem is Director of the International Centre for Climate Change and Development (ICCCAD) in Bangladesh and Senior Fellow at the International Institute for Environment & Development (IIED) in London. We discussed the […]

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Could Amartya Sen and Martha Nussbaum help us have a more grown-up conversation about aid?

This post got a lot of help from Severine Deneulin – thanks! I get a bit frustrated with the conversation on aid – too often, we seem to be expected to pick one of two equally unappealing camps: ‘all aid is bad’ v ‘all aid is good’. People tend to land on a single issue […]

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6 ways Southern Civil Society Organizations interact with marginalized groups; 4 ways they deal with closing civic space

Some interesting research on the realities of CSOs in the Global South and their interaction with the aid sector is coming out of the Netherlands (see last week’s post for more on this theme). Check out this new paper by the ‘Civil Society Research Collective’ – Margit van Wessel, Suparana Katyaini, Yogesh Mishra, Farhat Naz, […]

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Development Nutshell: audio summary of posts w/b 17th Feb

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Why is the Far-Right so hostile to Gender? How does it understand Masculinity?

Guest post by Nick Galasso of Oxfam America The resurgence of far-right populism, from Brazil to Europe to India and the US, presents a challenge to NGOs unforeseen even a few years ago. The common thread of ethno-nationalism, coupled with calls to revive traditional gender roles and values, is making it harder to protect refugees […]

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Women in Kenya rebuild resilience amidst an eco-cultural crisis

Wangũi wa Kamonji is an independent researcher, dancer, writer and facilitator centering Africa, ancestrality and the Earth in her work. She is based in Kenya and is a fellow at the Climate and Environmental Justice Media program with FRIDA – The Young Feminist Fund in partnership with OpenGlobalRights. This piece was published as part of […]

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Paleolithic dating issues ht Keerthik Sasidharan ‘INGOs have a mixed track record of engagement with in-country mission-driven organizations and need to be encouraged to engage with transparency, respect, and genuine partnership.’ Good suggestions for how to do so from Ruth Levine ht Rakesh Rajani Nice New Yorker piece on degrowth vs green growth with a […]

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