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CGD PGR Mariam Zaquout discusses her article published in Third World Quarterly discusses the experiences of emptiers from diverse socio-economic, religious and ethnic backgrounds, operating across a formal-informal spectrum.Manual pit-emptying – the removal of faecal sludge from pits and tanks using hands or basic tools – is a widespread practice in Bangladesh, and in other…
To coincide with COP26, BJPIR’s first ‘Editors Choice Collection’ brings together articles from the 2019 BJPIR ‘Breakthrough’ – put together by Elizabeth Cripps – that focused on Henry Shue’s (1993) foundational work on the egregious injustices in global climate policy whereby poor countries compromise their development strategies whilst rich continue their unsustainable lifestyles (see Shue,…
Zoe Annabelle Dawson has been awarded the first Politics of Global Challenges Scholarship for her PhD on ‘Towards Just Energy Transitions: Contestation of Renewable Resource Extraction in Honduras’. Competition for the Politics of Global Challenges Scholarships was fierce, so this is a major achievement for Annabelle, our congratulations to her! PhD Abstract: My research will…
Dr Ian Shaw has overseen a group of young volunteers building an urban farm in Harehills, Leeds. The young volunteers, aged nine to 17, have built the farm from scratch at Harehills charity Community Action to Create Hope (CATCH) as part of the ‘Grow Together’ project. They are giving away fresh vegetables they have grown. Dr…
CGD warmly welcomes Dr. Bertha Bangara-Chikadza (pictured top left) to the University of Leeds. She is one of 30 early career research fellows (ECRFs) being mentored as part of the Food Systems Research Networks for Africa (FSNet-Africa) project, which seeks to strengthen food systems research capabilities and the translation of evidence into implementable policy solutions…
Dr. Sandra Bhatasara is one of nine African scholars awarded a Leeds University Centre for African Studies / Leeds Arts and Humanities Research Institute virtual research fellowship for the year 2021. Sandra is a Lecturer in the Department of Governance and Public Management at the University of Zimbabwe. She has trained in sociology, anthropology and public policy….