South Sudan at Another Crossroads
: 26th January, 15.00 - 16.30 Where
: Overseas Development Institute, London Web : This event will be streamed and can be joined on line
What : Only a few years ago, there was reason to feel cautiously optimistic about the fate of the world’s newest state, South Sudan. The picture looks very different now.
Despite the signing of a peace agreement in August 2015, the conflict has spread across the entire country, with the speed and scale of devastation shocking most observers. Since December 2013, 1.9 million people have been displaced within South Sudan and another 1.3 million to neighbouring countries, while 4.8 million people are food insecure. The UN Mission has been unable to safeguard civilians, especially women and girls, from violence, and South Sudan has become one of the most dangerous places in the world to be an aid worker.
South Sudan is once again at a crossroads.
This event explores the current humanitarian and development challenges in South Sudan, drawing on the latest issue of the Humanitarian Exchange Magazine. Why did the country fail to avoid this escalation of violence and instability? What options are available to the international community? And what must be done in the short term to protect those affected by the conflict?
Speakers include Leben Nelson Moro, Director of International and Alumni Affairs, University of Juba, South Sudan.
Keyboard conversation : Lola Perrin on climate change
: 26th January, 2017 : 19.30 Where
: School of Oriental and African Studies, London
What : Composer-Pianist-Activist Lola Perrin and Political Economist and Environmentalist Andrew Simms will be performing a piano and spoken word project on climate change at SOAS University of London this month.
Significantus is a piano and spoken word project by Lola Perrin, inspired by writings about climate change, and is performed by Lola in collaboration with expert guest speakers including economists, lawyers, scientists, artists and other thinkers. The performance at SOAS features political economist and environmentalist Andrew Simms, co-founder of the New Weather Institute.
Andrew will discuss how we can personally comprehend the scale and immediacy of the climate challenge, what precedents there might be for rapid transition, and the possibly unimagined benefits of action. The audience will be invited to join the conversation before the final movement of the suite.
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.
More information and to register
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
Global Evidence Summit 2017
: 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