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Mali: Conflict, Political Instability and Future Conflict

Photo from Alchetron The Republic of Mali, home to more than 20 million people, is a landlocked country in West Africa. Since the outbreak of the Mali War in 2012, the country has been embroiled in military and political conflict, including two coups d’état in the past two years. Conflict began in the country following … Continue reading Mali: Conflict, Political Instability and Future Conflict

Religious Institutions and Conservation Efforts in Africa

Photo from PUP Global Heritage Consortium With the epidemic of HIV/AIDS ongoing in the continent of Africa for the past century, many initiatives have been made in effort to combat this dire health concern. Backing many of these efforts have been religious institutions, in which they have played a pivotal and successful role in establishing … Continue reading Religious Institutions and Conservation Efforts in Africa

Feminism and Development: How can women get involved with peace negotiations?

https://open.spotify.com/episode/6jrqs6HtBFEbTFOVsPwGjK?si=KS0XmPe9ThmjHaDhIz2q-Q Marnie speaks with Andrea Filippi who works for PeaceWomen Across the Globe. The organisation was launched in 2005 and is committed to the active participation of women in peace processes and to a peaceful and secure world for all. In this episode we discuss their projects in Palestine and Ukraine as well as looking … Continue reading Feminism and Development: How can women get involved with peace negotiations?

Is Democracy under threat? With Niheer Dasandi

Is Democracy under threat? In this episode, Esther, our Europe Events Officer, speaks with Niheer Dasandi, a senior lecturer in Politics and Development at Birmingham University and author of ‘Is Democracy Failing?’ Throughout the interview, they talk about the challenges that contemporary democracy is facing as well as recent trends. There are discussions about populism, … Continue reading Is Democracy under threat? With Niheer Dasandi

Is Degrowth working in the developing world? With Julien-François Gerber

On this podcast, our Events Director, Zilun, speaks to Prof. Julien-François Gerber about the viability of degrowth for developing countries. They discuss in depth how changing the way we measure and understand development beyond measures of economic growth can help tackle important issues developing countries face. Podcast by Zilun Lin. Music by Lorcan Cudlip Cook. … Continue reading Is Degrowth working in the developing world? With Julien-François Gerber

Discussing peace in the age of chaos with Global Peace Index created Steve Killelea

This week, our Co-President, Helena, speaks with Steve Killelea about the topic of his latest book, Peace in the Age of Chaos. The book is available at a 40% discount to OxSID members. Send us a message to receive the discount code! Expect discussion of the application of systems thinking to sustainable development; the relationship … Continue reading Discussing peace in the age of chaos with Global Peace Index created Steve Killelea

What is Degrowth? A radical overhaul of how we do development with Dr. Giacomo D’Alisa

In this week’s podcast, our event director, Zilun, talk about ‘degrowth’, the radical idea which tries to understand development beyond economic growth. Instead, degrowth focuses on sustainability, equality, fairness and justices alongside simple measures of economic prosperity. To supporters of degrowth, it is the way to understand development holistically and with a sharper focus on … Continue reading What is Degrowth? A radical overhaul of how we do development with Dr. Giacomo D’Alisa

Sustainable Development: Education, training and community-led projects with Naomi Muando

How can people be empowered through community-led development? In this episode, Esther, our Europe Events Officer, speaks with Naomi Muando, the regional manager of ACET Uganda in Mbale.  During the interview, they talk about ACET as an organisation and Naomi’s role there. There is a discussion about the community-led initiatives designed to prevent the transmission … Continue reading Sustainable Development: Education, training and community-led projects with Naomi Muando