21.04.22

‘To prevent this disease, we have to stay at home, but if we stay at home, we die of hunger’ – Livelihoods, vulnerability and coping with Covid-19 in rural Mozambique: Article published in World Development

Versão em português por abaixo By the CwC team An open-access paper summarising key findings on livelihoods, vulnerability and coping with Covid-19 in rural Mozambique from the Livelihood impacts of coping with Coronavirus in rural Africa’ (CwC) research project has just been published in World Development. In this blog post, we summarise key findings and […]

21.04.22

Training participatory action researchers in Jordan: Reflecting on expectations and ambitions 

By Melissa Gatter When the participatory action researchers (PARs) on the PPE and Refugees research project entered the training room in Jordan’s Al al-Bayt University in September 2021, they no doubt arrived with expectations on how the training sessions would be conducted. Jordanians and Syrians from Mafraq city, the PARs had previous experience in countless […]

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06.12.21

Research on the pandemic, in the pandemic: How does a project adjust to changing needs in the field?

By Melissa Gatter   The PPE and Refugees research project, funded by the Global Challenges Research Fund, originally emerged in response to the demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) in Jordan’s Zaatari refugee camp in the early months of the Covid-19 pandemic. However, throughout the lifetime of the project, the pandemic has progressed, presenting new […]

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13.09.21

Understanding dramatic change in the UK’s International Development NGO sector

By Nicola Banks, Senior Lecturer, Global Development Institute and Dan Brockington, Professor, The University of Sheffield    The last 18 months have been some of the most challenging ever for the UK charitable sector, especially those working in international development. As the dust from 2018’s catastrophic safeguarding scandals began to settle, the Covid-19 pandemic hit globally. As […]

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11.08.21

Remote sensing for irrigation in sub-Saharan Africa: Promises and pitfalls

By Jean-Philippe Venot This blog has been re-posted from Thrive https://wle.cgiar.org/thrive/2021/06/08/remote-sensing-irrigation-sub-saharan-africa-promises-and-pitfalls There is growing demand for sustainable development policy that is data driven, but our unprecedented and increasing capacity to generate large volumes of quantitative data also requires a much greater consideration of the ways these data are generated and interpreted. This, after all, determines if and […]

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15.07.21

How do you make remote sensing data work for diverse small-scale farmers and pastoralists in diverse African contexts?

By Brittany Bunce and Maurice Beseng Figure: Pastoralists near the Sudanese village of Gallabat, close to the Metema border crossing with Ethiopia. (Photo credit: Brittany Bunce) In the last two decades, there has been a growing appeal to use data derived from Earth Observation (EO) to support sustainable development policies in Africa, especially in the […]

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