Agriculture in a Warming World #ClimateChange

A guest post by Ekbal Hussain @ekh_rocksci of The Pale Blue Dot. Warming of the climate is now unequivocal. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has projected temperature increases to 2100 based on climate modelling under a range of scenarios (IPCC, 2013). In all cases the global average temperature increases. This summary briefing highlights…

Cultural Intercambio at La Comunidad que Construimos Peru

La Comunidad que Construimos is a small non-profit organization based out of Trujillo, Peru. We work closely with the community members to run an afterschool program that helps children build self-esteem by putting them in positions of power as teachers of their own culture. Our volunteer philosophy is different than most Western non-profits. While we…

Well-intentioned Chaos: Britain’s #RefugeeResponse thus far…

A guest post by Hannah Leach, @ehlleach.     The world is witnessing its worst refugee crisis since WWII. Hard to ignore, right? And despite waves of videos, cartoons and memes portraying refugee-kicking journalists, fascist border police retaliations and “undercover” ISIS recruits sneaking into the country under the guise of “migrant”, the response of much…

PIN Students ‘Working in Development’: Working in Uganda

A guest post by Nataliya Mykhalchenko. What motivates people to pursue a career in international development? What is it like working for a NGO, a ministry of foreign affairs, the UN, or being part of a development project? What are the first stepping stones to a career in this sector? PIN Students Leeds, the Leeds-based…

Ebola Conference 2015: MSF, Development & Global Health

A guest post by Hannah Leach @ehlleach. In the wake of the recent Ebola epidemic, an interdisciplinary group of students, academics and development professionals came together at the University of Leeds to promote debate and tackle questions of stigmatisation, at almost a year on since the first official case was diagnosed. The campaign, entitled “Ebola:…