‘Research

On 1 December 2017, The Broker took part in the conference ‘Research & policy: two peas in a pod? A dialogue for food security impact’, organized by the F&BKP and NWO-WOTRO. Our team of knowledge brokers reported on the day, interviewed key figures and captured take-home messages. Source: BROKERS

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It is not about yes or no to migration, but how much

This week, the prestigious Hotel L’Ivoire in Abidjan will receive more than 5,000 representatives of African and European countries. Their agenda is dominated by the issue of migration, but the approach that European leaders plan to take is doomed to fail. Economic support from Europe to African countries will only lead to more migration – […]

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Celebrating Buchi Emecheta

Celebrating Buchi Emecheta 09:30-20:00, Saturday 3 February 2018 Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre & Suite, SOAS, Thornhaugh St, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG An all-day celebration of the life and work of the acclaimed Nigerian novelist Buchi Emecheta, who passed away in January 2017. As a novelist and story teller Buchi Emecheta touched the lives of many […]

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Business as usual? Partnering with governments in Africa

Suppose you are working in a public-private partnership (PPP) in Kenya. To promote food security, you need access to land and your innovative food security solution locally certified. Elections just took place. You had an engaged government partner, but now you are confronted with politics: your partner lost the election. How do you handle this […]

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The Lasting Legacy: Impact of Colour and Square Revolutions on Russia

With the next Russian presidential elections coming up in 2018, the question whether the democratic revolutions that swept the region over the past decades will have an impact on Russian political life is more relevant than ever. As these revolutions started to pose a direct threat to the Russian leadership, the Kremlin has undertaken considerable […]

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Climate smart agriculture: the living knowledge approach

To contribute to achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) under a changing climate, agricultural production systems need to sustainably increase agricultural productivity and incomes; build resilience to the impacts of climate change; and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture. To meet these interlinked objectives, the climate smart agriculture (CSA) approach has been developed. At COP23 […]

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The missing ingredient? Adding knowledge to Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals

Knowledge is a catalyst – an indispensable ingredient in all human progress and development. Despite this, as many commentators are discovering, knowledge is missing from Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. But recent developments seem to indicate that the UN, civil society and others are finding ways of putting knowledge back into the mix. […]

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Job Booster: promoting employment services in LIMCs

This August The Broker collaborated with Dutch NGO Woord en Daad to stimulate evidence-based policies for youth employment in low and middle income countries. Woord en Daad is launching its new programme, ‘Job Booster’, in 2017. This programme aims to improve the linkage between supply and demand in the job market. Source: BROKERS

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Africa Writes 2018 – Call for Ideas

Africa Writes 2018 Friday 29 June – Sunday 1 July, The British Library, London The Royal African Society’s annual celebration of contemporary literature from Africa and the diaspora returns to the British Library! Every year we showcase established and emerging talent from the African continent and its diaspora in what is now the UK’s biggest […]

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