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Development & Climate days

Event - 6 - 7 December 2014
​For the first time in history, an opportunity exists to integrate global efforts to tackle climate change and poverty, setting the world on a path to achieve zero extreme poverty and zero net emissions within a generation.

The frameworks to be agreed in 2015 must work together to this end. But how can climate and poverty agendas be best connected?

Join us at COP20 in Lima for two days of innovative approaches and incisive dialogue, focused on bringing zero-zero within reach.

Groundwater, poverty and development

Event - 28 November 2014 09:00 - 17:00 (GMT+00)
This one-day meeting, jointly convened by the UPGro Knowledge Broker Team and ODI’s Water Policy Programme, will showcase current research and practice concerning groundwater and its role in poverty alleviation and development. The meeting will highlight research needs and identify good practices.

Counter-terrorism laws: what aid agencies need to know

Event - 6 November 2014 14:00 - 16:00 (GMT+00)

Do aid workers risk violating counter-terrorism laws to reach people who need humanitarian support?  Join us for the launch of the Network Paper 79, Counter-terrorism laws and regulations: what aid agencies need to know, to discuss the challenges that counter-terrorist legislation poses for the delivery of humanitarian aid. 

Blinded by humanity - book launch

Event - 4 November 2014 18:00 - 19:00 (GMT+00)
​This event will launch Blinded by Humanity, a new memoir by Martin Barber, that reflects on his extensive career working on issues ranging from de-mining, refugee response and coordinating humanitarian aid. by Martin Barber, that reflects on his extensive career working on issues ranging from de-mining, refugee response and coordinating humanitarian aid.

Macroeconomic developments in the world's poorest countries

Event - 28 October 2014 13:30 - 15:00 (GMT+00)

Olaf Unteroberdoerster, Deputy Chief, Low Income Countries Division, in the IMF’s Strategy, Policy, and Review Department and Marialuz Moreno Badia, Deputy Division Chief at the Fiscal Affairs Department present the 2014 report 'Macroeconomic Developments in Low-Income Developing Countries'.

How poverty-focused is Swedish aid?

Event - 27 October 2014 15:00 - 16:30 (GMT+00)
​The overall objective of Swedish development aid is poverty alleviation. In spite of this, many interventions are either less relevant for poverty reduction or outright inefficient. What is then the poverty profile of Swedish aid programmes in its partner countries?

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.

Raising Productivity in African agriculture

Event - 14 October 2014 17:30 - 19:15 (GMT+01 (BST))
​Progress on raising yields per hectare and per agricultural worker in Africa has been slow, so that many farmers lag behind their counterparts in much of Asia and Latin on these two measures of productivity.

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