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Open access & open data to help solve world hunger and malnutrition

A Global Open Data for Agriculture (GODAN) partner report has highlighted the need for open access and open data at universities to help solve world hunger and malnutrition.

The report, Open Access and Open Data at PUSH Universities, was published by Presidents United to Solve Hunger (PUSH), a GODAN partner led by Auburn University in the USA.

International Women’s Day: Tackling barriers to empowerment

Over the past year, there has been an exposure of largely socially or publicly invisible sexual harassment and discrimination committed against women. On International Women’s Day, initiatives from the Institute of Development Studies and The ESRC-DFID Impact Initiative are drawing attention to the more visible issues that form significant barriers to women’s empowerment.

Apply now for the STEPS Summer School 2018

The STEPS Summer School in May 2018 will bring together highly-motivated doctoral and postdoctoral researchers, working in fields around development studies, science and technology studies, innovation and policy studies, and across agricultural, health, urban, water or energy issues. The aim is to explore theories, ideas, research methods and practical applications of STEPS thinking on pathways to sustainability.

What have we learned from the powercube?

Celebrating over 10 years since first being published in 2006, this year provides us with an opportunity to reflect critically on how the powercube has been applied and how it has evolved. So we are looking for your help and asking how has the powercube has assisted you in your work.

Knowledge Project launches the first Global Knowledge Index

During the 2017 Knowledge Summit in Dubai, the Knowledge Project launched the first Global Knowledge Index (GKI). GKI is an initiative focusing on knowledge as a comprehensive interdisciplinary concept related to all aspects of human life, including cultural, social and economic activities. Central to the index is the belief that knowledge drives sustainable and comprehensive human development.

Apply now to join Matasa Fellows Network

This week the Matasa Fellows Network is launching a call for young African researchers to apply to become a fellow. Given the major role that the African private sector can play in tackling youth unemployment and underemployment, the chosen theme of this year’s fellowship is Youth Employment and Private Sector Growth in Africa. The Matasa Fellows Network is a joint initiative of the The Mastercard Foundation and Institute of Development Studies.

Register now: free GODAN Action e-learning course on open data!

Our partners at the GODAN Action network will soon be delivering a new e-learning course on ‘Open Data and Research Data Management in Agriculture and Nutrition’. The course will run from the 13th November to 8th December 2017, and is open to infomediaries, policy makers, administrators, project managers, researchers and scientists working in the area of agriculture.

Welcome to the new Eldis!

If you are a regular user of Eldis you will notice some quite big changes to both the appearance of the website and how things are organised.

For the last few months we’ve been working hard on what is the biggest update to our services in over 10 years. These changes reflect not just some long-awaited improvements to the website itself but also an important shift in how the Eldis team here at IDS will deliver on our mission to increase the accessibility of useful and relevant research on global development challenges.

Eldis 20th Anniversary Workshop: Learning from 20 years of digital knowledge sharing

More than 50 participants gathered at IDS on 15th and 16th September for our 20th Anniversary workshop.

"From dial-up to the data revolution: Learning from 20 years of digital knowledge sharing for global development. "

The event was a celebration of our 20 years as an online knowledge sharing platform but also a space for us to bring together colleagues to reflect on the key lessons from that 20 years and to examine the challenges and opportunities for our sector moving forward.

Promoting Digital Security for LGBTI Communities

Digital Security for LGBTI For lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people around the world, especially in places where non-conventional sexualities are stigmatised, threatened or even illegal, access to online LGBTI communities provides essential space to connect with allies, friends and the broader movement, and to learn more about sexual rights.

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