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 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

1 year, 9% vaccinated (Part 2): Exploring the media’s portrayal of Covid-19 in Africa with Peter Mwai

We need to look deeper into the coverage of COVID-19 in Africa. From vaccination rates to incentivising policies, is there a disconnect between the coverage and what is happening on the ground? Even for journalists working within Africa, there is a delicate balance between maintaining the integrity of news and taking into account the impact … Continue reading 1 year, 9% vaccinated (Part 2): Exploring the media’s portrayal of Covid-19 in Africa with Peter Mwai

“Transforming refugees into entrepreneurs” in conversation with Zulfiqar Deo

Why is sustainable development important? How can business mentoring and entrepreneurship be used to support refugees from post-conflict regions? In this episode, our Europe Events Officer, Esther, speaks with Zufi Deo, the co-founder of BizGees. Throughout the interview, they talk about Zufi’s motivation behind setting-up BizGees and how his background in business strategy and mentoring … Continue reading “Transforming refugees into entrepreneurs” in conversation with Zulfiqar Deo

How does change happen? And other topics of debate in International Development

How does change happen? In this episode, one of our events officers, Marnie, speaks with Dr Duncan Green, a strategic advisor to Oxfam GB on the topic of "What's wrong with aid and other topics of debate in International Development?"  Throughout the interview, they talk about how following a linear pattern is not the best … Continue reading How does change happen? And other topics of debate in International Development

1 year, 9% vaccinated (Part 1): What’s behind the vaccine crisis in Africa? With Ade Adeyemi

Why have only 9% of people in Africa been fully vaccinated when other countries are offering their citizens booster jabs? This lack of access to vaccines arguably points towards greater infrastructural issues which have led to underdeveloped healthcare systems across Africa. On this podcast, Africa Events Officer, Sam, speaks to Ade Adeyemi, global health policy … Continue reading 1 year, 9% vaccinated (Part 1): What’s behind the vaccine crisis in Africa? With Ade Adeyemi