Complex combinations: climate, poverty and health in the Sundarbans

by Upasona Ghosh, Senior Research Officer at the Indian Institute of Health Management Research, and researcher on the STEPS Centre’s project on Uncertainty from below. My first trip to Sundarbans was as a tourist. I was left mesmerized by the beauty of the natural mangrove trees and crisscrossing creeks. I found it difficult to imagine…

Media Centre

World-class scientists from the Dynamic Drivers of Disease in Africa Consortium are available for interview and to comment on the science of emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases, the poverty impacts of these diseases and the implications for policy making. Blogs and media coverage Below is a selection of our blogs and media coverage: For blogs and…

LAND GRABS: CALL FOR NEW GRANT APPLICATIONS

By Julia Day, STEPS Centre Communications Manager Across the world, especially in the global South, there has been a dramatic rise in ‘land grabs’ – cross-border, transnational corporation-driven and, in some cases foreign government-driven, large-scale land deals. In-depth and systematic enquiry in to this issue has become a matter of urgency, and to that end,…

OECD-UNESCO CONFERENCE: INNOVATION FOR DEVELOPMENT

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member As the world’s economic leaders gather at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to thrash out a plan to get economies moving again, members of the STEPS Centre’s Innovation, Sustainability, Development: A New Manifesto project are here at the OECD‘s headquarters in Paris to look at new ways…

HOPE AND CHANGE FOR GLOBAL CITIZENS?

By JULIA DAY, STEPS Centre member Will Obama’s Administration Make a Difference to Global Citizens? As President-Elect Obama becomes President Obama, Institute of Development Studies Director Lawrence Haddad explores what this means for global justice. “The American people largely elected Obama because they believe he has the best temperament and intellect to address domestic economic…

International AIDS Conference, Mexico, Day 4

Shockingly the 4th day of the International AIDS Conference marked the first ever plenary on children and HIV. That we could get to a point where there are 2 million people under 15 living with HIV and 30 million who have lost one or more parents and still not have had an address to conference…