HAVE YOUR SAY: HOPES FOR RIO+20

Before and during the Planet Under Pressure conference in London next week, we’re asking people to tell us what sustainable development issue they want to see addressed at the Rio+20 Earth Summit in June. Here are a selection of the responses: Direct link to the YouTube playlist Have your say: your hopes for Rio+20 What’s…

STEPS AT WORLD WATER FORUM

The STEPS Centre water and sanitation team is at the sixth World Water Forum in Marseille where they are preparing for our event this evening, where the progress – or lack of it – made since  the New Delhi statement on safe water and sanitation in 1990 will be debated. If you would like to know…

STEPS AT THE WORLD WATER FORUM 2012

This Thursday (15 March), we’re holding a side event at the 6th World Water Forum in Marseille. Speakers include Jeremy Allouche, Alan Nicol, Lyla Mehta, Archana Patkar (WSSCC), Kamal Kar (CLTS) and Tom Slaymaker (WaterAid). At the event, we’ll be launching the new IDS Bulletin on Water and Sanitation, ‘Some for All? Pathways and Politics…

Multimedia

              Listen to Victor Galaz, co-lead of the Drivers of Disease political economy of knowledge and policy theme, and Assistant Professor at the Stockholm Resilience Centre, talking about disease scenarios and the launch of www.diseasescenarios.org   A short video, A Wider Wellbeing, explains what the Drivers of Disease consortium is researching, how…

PhD STUDENTSHIP ON ZOONOTIC DISEASE: APPLY NOW

The STEPS Centre is inviting expressions of interest in a doctoral studentship on the social dimensions of zoonotic disease in Africa. This 3+1 studentship starts in October 2012. The deadline for expressions of interest is 5pm on March 30, so get your applications in now! STEPS Zoonotic disease studentship: full details (pdf)

More epidemics resources

Our blogs on swine flu Ian Scoones on Responding to Pandemic Threats (April 2010) The lessons of swine flu: Ian Scoones, The Guardian, 10 May 2009. A longer version is available on our blog Blog: Ecology and infectious disease dynamics – from the forests of Sierra Leone by Melissa Leach, 6 April 2009 STEPS work…