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PNG conference on urban safety: abstracts invited

PNG conference on urban safety: abstracts invited

The National Capital District Commission (NCDC) in PNG and UN Women are jointly organising a conference on 19-20 October 2017 in Port Moresby to discuss projects…

Refugee film ‘Home’ wins best short film award

With the conflict in Syria showing no signs of abating, the number of people fleeing their homes to seek asylum has reached proportions not seen…

Gender analysis, and thinking and working politically – bridging the gap

Tackling inequalities is a critically important part of reducing poverty and increasing prosperity. It is increasingly recognised that addressing inequality requires a recognition of the…

Fortnightly links: aid and democracy, empowering women, South Sudan, and more

Sarah Blodgett Bermeo has a great, non-technical, post explaining what we know about the relationship between aid and democracy. Interesting evidence from IPA on the…

Vale Hans Rosling

Sad news from Sweden this week: Hans Rosling, statistician and founder of Gapminder, has passed away. It’s not easy to make development data meaningful to…

2017 Australasian Aid Conference Livestream

As in previous years, the plenary and keynote sessions of the 2017 Australasian Aid Conference were available to view via livestreaming at the links below –…

Practice parliament session for PNG women: applications now open

A range of international and regional commitments have been made to promote women in decision-making in the Pacific, including in national parliaments. Papua New Guinea…

Fortnightly links: globalisation, Gambia, cash is best, corruption, Trump, and more

Owen Barder muses over the latest CGD Commitment to Development ratings and wonders whether we’ve hit high tide for globalisation. On similar matters, Dani Rodrik…

Fortnightly links: strategic comms, UK aid, SDGs, menstrual hygiene management, and more

Welcome to the first fortnightly links of 2017! To start off, CharityComms, the UK’s network for non-profit communications professionals, reviews the key lessons in strategic…

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