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Spotlight On: Inclusive Innovation and Development

26 January 2015

Visiting Professor Smita Srinivas and IKD Deputy Director Theo Papaioannou are interviewed about their inclusive innovation and development research.

Botswana Diary Study OU

Novice Interaction Design in Botswana: Results of a Diary Study

21 January 2015

Professor Helen Sharp and Dr Nicole Lotz discuss what the insights gained from their study might mean for design pedagogy for novices in different cultures.

Getting to Know MCT

Getting to Know: Mathematics, Computing & Technology (MCT) Faculty

8 January 2015

Amongst others, Julius Mugwagwa and Dinar Kale introduce their work on the provision of affordable healthcare in developing countries.

Steve Tombs Bhopal Seminar

Flowers at the Altar of Profit and Power? The Continuing Disaster at Bhopal

10 December 2014

Professor Steve Tombs assesses the claims around responsibility for the Bhopal disaster, and the failure both to provide justice and to apply it.

A New Focus on Results? Improving Basic Services in Ethiopia & Somaliland

26 November 2014

As Aid donors introduce ever stricter requirements, Henrietta Blackmore focuses on Save the Children's work to consider the impact and possible responses.

Biotechnologies and health innovations seminar

Biotechnologies & Health Innovation

12 November 2014

Dr Mary Upton looks at community engagement in South African HIV vaccine clinical trial sites, and its use of advocacy networks to gain health resources.

Raphael Kaplinsky Duke University

Academic Reflections on Global Value Chains

31 October 2014

Professor Raphael Kaplinsky takes part in panel discussion at Duke University’s Duke Global Summit on Governance and Development in a Value Chain World.

Pía Riggirozzi

Regionalism, Activism & Rights: New Opportunities for Health Diplomacy in South America

29 October 2014

Dr Pía Riggirozzi argues that regional organisations can become pivotal actors in the advocacy of rights to health in South America.

Impact Investing Seminar

Impact Investing and Inclusive Business Development in Africa

15 October 2014

Michael Ngoasong and Alex Korda discuss impact investing, which aims to create sustainable social and environmental impacts as well as financial returns.

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Aid and International Development: Past, Present and Future

17 September 2014

Myles Wickstead, OU Visiting Professor in International Relations, looks at the evolution of aid and development thinking since the end of WWII.

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