UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health Launch
When : 18th February, 2017 : 10.00 - 17.30
Where : University College London
Web : Live streaming will be available
What : Funded by the ESRC, this event is the launch of the new UCL Centre for Gender and Global Health.
The day will bring together a range of speakers from different disciplines, and will be an opportunity for panellists and attendees to raise questions and explore and debate issues around Gender and Global Health.
The day will also include lunch and a drinks reception for all guests.
If you wish to attend, pre-booking is essential. If you are unable to attend in person we will be livestreaming the event. You can select a Livestream Viewer ticket to be sent a reminder email with the livestream link directly to your inbox.
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Webinar: creating an economy that works for womenWhen
: 21st February, 2017 : 14.00 - 15.00 What
: Women continue to face economic disadvantage – whether through low wages, insecure and unsafe jobs, unequal access to social protection or a heavy unpaid care and domestic workload. Attempts to promote women’s economic empowerment are taking place in the context of significant changes in the world of work – including the emergence of the gig economy, the increased spread of technology, and a rise in informal work. Progress is further limited by economic policies which reinforce the undervaluation and marginalisation of women’s paid and unpaid work.
What would a 21st century economy that empowers women look like? Can new trends such as the gig economy provide the kinds of jobs women need? What does it take to lift women’s unpaid care burdens?
Ahead of the 61st Commission on the Status of Women (CSW)
, the Overseas Development Institute, London, has joined with the Gender and Development Network to organise this webinar exploring what needs to change to make the economy work for women. It seeks to identify concrete proposals for government action which can be taken to the CSW in March in New York.
Key topics for discussion include:
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- Changing work patterns and their implications for women
- The role of governments in creating an enabling macroeconomic environment
- Unpaid care and domestic work
- Identifying concrete proposals for priority action by governments at international and national level
Global health partnerships: Buzzword or Breakthrough?
When : 22nd February, 2017 : 18.30 – 21.00 9
Where : Royal Society of Medicine, London
What : The UK government has announced its intention to boost partnerships between UK institutions and their counterparts in the developing world, but do they really work? This meeting will hear speakers from the UK and low income countries talk about their experiences of DFID’s Health Partnership Scheme.
The event will discuss the pitfalls and opportunities of health partnerships and how they can contribute to health systems strengthening. The speakers will discuss their own experiences of the Health Partnership Scheme and a broader view of development partnerships in the coming year.
Chair for the evening will be Andy Leather (Director of the King’s Centre for Global Health)
Speakers will include
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- Dr Matt Halkes (Consultant Anaesthetist and Director of Education Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust)
- Opoku Ware Ampomah (Consultant Plastic Surgeon and Director of the National Reconstructive Plastic Surgery and Burns Centre at the Korle- Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana)
- Darian Stibb, (Executive Director of The Partnering Initiative)
Teachers and Peace Building : A Systematic Review When
: 22nd February, 17.30 - 19.00Where
: Institute of Education, LondonWhat
: This will be a presentation by Dr Lindsey Horner, senior lecturer in International and Global education at Bath Spa University.
Focusing on teachers and their role in peacebuilding the presentation will map existing literature to shed insight on teacher identity, roles and agency in conflict affected areas, relating this to the project’s orientating framework of a just peace, drawing on conceptions of social justice. Exploring the debates around, for example, educational outcomes, accountability, governance and teacher education it asks what role teachers, as key agents in education systems, have in promoting peace, social justice, reconciliation and mitigating violence. The presentation will also highlight some of the dilemmas and contradictions in the literature and field, acknowledging the double-sided nature of teacher agency which can equally promote or obstruct peace and the complexities of the contexts in which they work.More information
Myanmar Midwife : Midwifery in Rural Myanmar
: Film Screening When
: 27th February, 2016 : 17.15 - 18.30 Where
: London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineWhat
: Every year, approximately one million women in Myanmar give birth; of these, more than 2,400 die from pregnancy related causes. In addition, 33,000 newborns die annually within the first month of their lives. Most of these deaths are preventable.
The scarcity of skilled health workers and health facilities in rural Myanmar mean that government-trained midwives are obliged to provide not only mother-and-child but also primary health care. Myanmar Midwife takes an eye-opening look at the situation for midwife Nwe Ni Cho, who serves seven villages with a total population of 2,760 people in the Yangon River delta two hours to the north-east of the country’s former capital.
The screening will be followed by a short film “one year later” and a discussion with the film producer Carine Weiss.
The event is free with no ticket required. Seats are available on a first come, first served basis. More information.
What are the prospects of achieving equal access to water?When
: 1st March, 2017 : 15.30 - 17.00 Where
: London International Development Centre (LIDC) LondonWhat
: The is the fifth in the LIDC Seminar Series and there will be 2 speakers.
Prof Peter Mollinga : Peter is Professor of Development Studies at SOAS and interim director of the London International Development Centre (LIDC) since October 2016. His research focuses on the relationship between water and development. It focuses on agricultural water use (irrigation), and its intensifying interlinkage with urban and industrial water use, with a geographical focus in South Asia and Central Asia. Theoretical emphases are on: the cultural political economy of (agricultural) water use, management and governance; the comparative study of the politics of water;
processes of boundary work in the water resources sector.
Prof Adriana Allen : Adriana is Professor of Development Planning and Urban Sustainabilit yat the The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, UCL, where she leads the DPU Research Cluster on Environmental Justice, Urbanisation and Resilience (EJUR) and teaches in the MSc in Environment and Sustainable Development (ESD). Originally trained as urban planner in Argentina, her native country, she specialised over the years in the fields of urban environmental planning and political ecology. She has over 25 years international experience in research and consultancy undertakings in almost 20 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Both as an academic and practitioner, her work focuses on the interface between development and environmental concerns in the urban context of the global south, and more specifically on fostering transformative links between environmental justice and urban sustainability and resilience.
'Climate Change and the Health of Nations'When
: 1st March, 2017 : 17.00 - 19.00Where
: London School of Hygiene and Tropical MedicineWhat
: This event is being held to launch the 'Climate Change and Health of Nations' book, authored by the late Professor Tony McMichael, who made seminal contributions to our understanding of how global environmental change has affected human health. The event will be introduced by Richard Horton and Prof. Andy Haynes will make some brief remarks.
Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development New Thinking for a Better World When
: 1st - 3rd March, 2017 Where
: Bonn, GermanyWhat
: The Global Festival of Ideas will be the world’s first Playable Conference. Mixing digital platforms with real-world conversations and debate, delegates will explore different ways of collaborating across sectors, test the unknown by trialling new ideas in a safe space, and ultimately find a new perspective on established ways of working.Find out more
Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction
: 21st June, 2017 : 09.00 - 20.00 Where
: University College LondonWhat
: This conference is free to attend and researchers, practioners, NGOs, city professionals and the interested public are welcome. In-house and guest experts will present the latest research and issues in risk and disaster reduction, through a combination of talks, panel discussion, conversation, and poster presentations. More information and to apply
Digital Health 2017: Global Public Health, Personalised Medicine, and Emergency Medicine in the Age of Big DataWhen
: 3rd - 5th July, 2017Where
: At Digital Health 2017, emergency and humanitarian medicine addressing acute needs of natural and manmade disasters will leverage opportunities created by geo-located big data, mobile technology and crowdsourcing for improving resilience, early warning and response to disasters and emergencies.
The conference will cover a wide spectrum of subjects including communities of practice and social networks, analytics and engagement with tracking and monitoring wearable devices, big data, public health surveillance, persuasive technologies, epidemic intelligence, participatory surveillance, disaster and emergency medicine, serious games for public health interventions and automated early identification of health threats and response.
Poster and paper submissions are now being requested. More information
Resilience Conference“The Transformation we want: Towards a global policy environment for resilient futures”When
: 21st - 23rd August, 2017Where
: Stockholm, SwedenWhat
: If you are researching policies that support resilience and social-ecological transformations to sustainability, the UN Research Institute for Social Development
(UNRISD) would like to hear from you. It is organising a session on “The Transformation we want: Towards a global policy environment for resilient futures” and is seeking abstracts on policy reforms and innovations which will produce environmentally sustainable and socially just solutions. More information
Global Evidence Summit 2017 When
: 13th - 16th September, 2017Where
: Cape Town, South AfricaWhat
: The Global Evidence Summit
will be hosted by Cochrane South Africa in Cape Town on the 13-16 September and will be the first time that Cochrane, Campbell Collaboration, Guidelines International Network, International Society for Evidence-based Health Care, and Joanna Briggs Institute have joined forces to create an event in evidence-based policy.
The theme of the Summit is ‘Using evidence. Improving lives
.’ and the event aims to challenge and stimulate policy-makers and practitioners on how to base their decisions on the best available evidence.
The Summit will highlight and promote evidence-based approaches to policy and practice in order to target resources to what works, therefore offering the most cost effective health interventions. With the Summit taking place in South Africa the opportunities and challenges facing low and middle-income countries will be a key focus of the Summit.
If you are interested in the event and would like to help promote it, below is a link to our latest communications package on the call for abstracts, workshops and special sessions. Included in the folder is copy that can be used in a blog or newsletter, adverts for social media and key links.More information
orContact Holly Millward,
Cochrane Central Executive