The politics of toilet building in the Indian Himalayas
SIID Research Affiliate Richard Axelby discusses the challenges to ending open defecation in Himachal Pradesh, part of the National Government’s ‘Clean India’ campaign.
Nutrition transition in South African cities
In the context of South Africa’s “triple burden” of disease, urban anthropometric patterns are not changing in the same way for everyone.
World Day of Social Justice 2016
As we mark the World Day of Social Justice on the 20th February 2016, members of SIID have been exploring this expansive topic. Join us on our tour via this interactive blog.
UNESCO Chair on World Food Systems – an open space without boundaries
In this guest post, Nicolas Bricas (CIRAD) and Damien Conare (Montpelier SupAgro) discuss the UNESCO World Food Systems Chair, arguing it is a space for research and exchange geared towards inventing and promoting alternative food systems.
Faith-based organisations & their role in tackling adolescent obesity in South Africa
Dr Paula Griffiths and Dr Rebecca Pradeilles discuss a new study conducted in adolescents in Johannesburg- Soweto, South Africa.
How changing urban diets are linked to poor health and climate change
SIID and Grantham Centre researchers attended the UN Conference on Climate Change (COP21) in December 2015. In this blog, ScHARR Professor, Michelle Holdsworth, discusses how unhealthy diets globally are both a cause and an effect of climate change.