Public event | Events

Conflict and disaster reporting: Does the public still care?

Event - 23 October 2014 19:00 - 20:30 (GMT+01 (BST))

On 23 October 1984, the BBC aired a landmark report on the famine in Ethiopia. Describing the crisis as a ‘biblical famine’, the report galvanised the public, spurred the UK government into action and prompted the creation of the infamous Live Aid concert. Join us at The Frontline Club as we examine the current state of conflict and disaster reporting and how humanitarian agencies can work with the media to raise awareness and much-needed funds.

Rural wages in Asia

Event - 18 September 2014 12:00 - 14:00 (GMT+01 (BST))

Join us for the launch of our ‘Rural wages in Asia’ report, in which we: check how rural wages are changing for countries in (East, South and Southeast) Asia; look at potential causes; and consider the implications for rural development and poverty, for food prices and food security and for economic growth, both in Asia and in other parts of the developing world.

Tackling trade-offs in the food-water-energy nexus: lessons for the SDGs

Event - 11 September 2014 10:30 - 13:00 (GMT+01 (BST))
​This event will examine how certain developing countries have tackled the trade-offs inherent within the food-water-energy nexus, balancing environmental concerns with the need for development, and it will reflect on the importance of integrating across sectors for the implementation of the SDGs. New research conducted as part of ODI’s Development Progress project will be discussed.

Climate change & the post 2015 development framework: Developing country perspectives

Event - 10 September 2014 14:00 - 17:30 (GMT+01 (BST))

​Through this event, the Climate and Development Knowledge Network intends to explore the linkages between climate change and the post-2015 development framework. The event brings together experts and practitioners in climate change and sustainable development to present and discuss the views of developing countries. The outcomes will be shared with the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General in advance of the Leaders’ Summit on climate change in New York in September.

Are we getting things done? Rethinking operational leadership

Event - 30 July 2014 14:00 - 15:30 (GMT+01 (BST))

What does good leadership look like in humanitarian operations? How can we promote it? Join us for a panel discussion to launch ALNAP's new study, where we will discuss the findings of our literature review, survey and interviews into effective leadership.