Institute for Global Sustainable Development


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Latest blog posts

Better hybrid workshops: As if people, not screens, mattered: Participatory experiences in Jordan

Date: 28 February 2023 

Author: Dorothea Kleine

Most of us have now been to a “hybrid” event. Coming out of (this phase of) the pandemic, hybrid events are popular, as they seem to combine the benefits of online (geographically remote participants can join with ease) with the benefits of in-person (a fuller relational, unmediated, spontaneous experience, with a greater affective dimension) workshops. 

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Date: 5 July 2022

Author: Brittany Bunce

Index-based agricultural insurance (IBAI) is one of many financial derivatives that are being promoted with the intention of mitigating smallholder vulnerability in the context of climate change, market uncertainty and the rollback of state support to agricultural producers. 

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Date: 24 June 2022

Author: Emmanuel Sulle

Because the “blue economy” and “green economy” concepts are gaining momentum in Tanzania’s sustainable development plans, citizens need to understand what these terms mean.

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Date: 27 May 2022

Author: Amrita Sen

Biodiversity and its conservation have been at the centre-stage of environmental social science scholarship, with a wide range of recent works looking even deeper and exploring into newer conceptual engagements on conservation policies. 

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Date: 21 April 2022

Author: 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.

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