IGDC Members Lisa Emberson and Eleanor Jew attended a workshop in Ghana to discuss what data we need to really understand how air pollution is linked to human health and agriculture. Read all about their visit here.
As part of the project “Integrating ecological and cultural histories to inform sustainable and equitable futures for the Colombian páramos” research associate Hanne Cottyn took her first research trip to Colombia this summer. Read all about it here!
On July 8th and 9th, York’s Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC) hosted a 2-day workshop on resource extraction in Argentina. Catch up with the presentations and discussions here.
'Scoop' is an entirely student run co-operative run by a society of students who are passionate about making your weekly shop easy, affordable, and, most importantly, good for the planet.
MPA student Emily Yeates discusses her experience as a research assistant for the 'Africa Beyond Brexit' project.
Professor Henrice Altink attends the Association of Commonwealth Universities’ Commonwealth Climate Resilience Network (CCRN) meeting
The second international workshop that forms part of a White Rose Collaboration funded project on Contested Territories.
On July 11 and 12th, the IGDC and Africa Network at York will host a workshop, ‘Cyclone Idai: response, recovery and future risks’ with focus on disaster planning, climate adaptation and energy infrastructure networks.
Last week the IGDC attended the University of York’s June undergraduate open days to promote our new BA in Global Development.
University of York student Chelsea Davey undertook an internship in events and communications at the IGDC this Spring to help raise the profile of the Centre. Here’s what she got up to...
On 20-21 June, IGDC members organised a workshop to discuss the preliminary findings of a project on small-scale gold mining in Ghana. Read all about it here!
Our major new campaign, York Unlimited, invites you to join us in a mission to make more discoveries and improve lives.
Latin American Postgraduate Researchers hold their annual conference at the University of York.
A new network between the University of York, Sheffield and Leeds explores contested territories in Latin America. Research associate Hanne Cottyn reflects on the networks first workshop - read all about it here.
IGDC brings together NGOs, humanitarian organisations, and businesses to explore better use of data for development.
Last week, the IGDC had the pleasure of hosting another work experience placement with Elise from Fulford School. Read about her time here!
IGDC intern Chelsea Davey gives insight into LGBTQ in Brunei.
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Kevin Rosch, who joined us in March 2019!
IGDC hosts Easter Party at Gale Farm Court in partnership with York Cares
A seven-episode podcast for The Conversation on the ongoing Indian elections co-hosted by IGDC Member Dr Indrajit Roy - find out more below!
We are pleased to announce the availability of funds for ECRs to attend conferences or travel to support formation of new partnerships in Africa.
A policy brief released by the EUCANET Partnership
Smokeless tobacco (ST) includes a variety of tobacco containing products which are widely available in Pakistan and are increasingly being recognised as a global public health concern, with at least 350 million users worldwide.
University of York student, Mairi Clarkson, recently spent 5 weeks interning with IGDC partner, International Service, at their offices based in York. Here is what she has to say about the experience.
How do we conceptualise and research Contested Territories in Latin America?
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Talib Khan, who joined us in June 2018!
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Prof. Jeff Jia, who joined us in September 2018!
IGDC academics take part in YUSU's ‘Women in Politics’ panel in celebration of International Women’s Day.
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Dr. Hanne Cottyn, who joined us in February 2019!
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Dr. Eleanor Jew, who joined us in February 2019!
In December 2018 and January 2019 the IGDC sent Alan Msosa to Malawi where he held interviews and meetings aimed at understanding the political context of health policy - read all about his experience here!
The University of York is pleased to offer two Equal Access Scholarships for students who are seeking refuge in the UK and seeking to pursue an undergraduate degree programme.
Missed our ‘Learning from NGOs for inclusive development’ workshop? Catch up with the presentations and discussions here.
IGDC celebrates women in Science.
The beginning of a 6-month collaborative project with the University of Ghana on small-scale gold mining.
IGDC member, Professor Kate Pickett (Department of Health Sciences) and IGDC Co-director, Professor Piran White (Department of Geography and Environment), participated as speakers at this year’s YorkTalks.
Laura (IGDC Administrator) and Lauren (IGDC Research Support Officer) win 'Outstanding Support for Research and Impact Award' at Professional@York Awards Ceremony 2018!
On the back of an exciting joint interdisciplinary project, the Interdisciplinary Global Development Centre (IGDC) was part of a delegation to Michigan in late 2018.
Last week, researchers from across the country - and beyond - gathered at the University of York to unpack and critically examine the potential behind the financial inclusion agenda.
The IGDC has the pleasure of announcing the winners of the Photography Competition: 'Celebrating People and Places Globally'
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR 2019 INTERNSHIP NOW CLOSED
Last month, IGDC team members Henrice Altink, Piran White and Alice Megaw visited Kingston, Jamaica to discuss current projects with stakeholders in the region.
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Dr. Sangeeta Chattoo, who joined us in August 2018!
The Career Development Network (CDN) held its first networking meeting on the 10th October 2018, bringing together University of York Researchers to share research interests and ideas to encourage future collaborations. Read all about it here!
The YESI 5-year Anniversary Event took place on October 8th, and IGDC Director Professor Jean Grugel took part in the closing panel discussion ‘Challenges and opportunities in the Anthropocene’.
Last week we organised a UK Disability Services tour for two mothers leading the rights movement of families affected by Zika virus in Brazil, who were visiting the university for five days to take part in a series of workshops.
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Dr. Tom O’Brien, who joined us in October 2018!
Photography Competition **Now Closed**
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Dr. Maria Eugenia Giraudo, who joined us in June 2018!
Carla Torres and Eleanor Oliver undertook an internship in research and communications at the IGDC this summer to help raise the profile of the Centre. Here’s what they got up to...
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Dr. Adriana Castelli, who joined us in June 2018!
My internship at the IGDC: Thanzi La Onse
Early Career Researchers are invited to submit their work on financial inclusion in development for presentation at a workshop at the University of York on 'Inclusive or Exclusive Global Development? Scrutinizing Financial Inclusion'.
The IGDC would like to formally welcome Dr. Omara Dogar, who joined us in June 2018!
Enforced disappearances are a widespread phenomenon around the world, and they are a human rights violation where the state is often the perpetrator. The annual ‘International Victims of Enforced Disappearances’ day provides an opportunity to consider the victims and the origins of this crime.
My internship at the IGDC Child Carers Project. A transformative experience.
On Monday the 23rd July, IGDC Centre Team Members, Alan Msosa and Lauren Avery took part in the Civil Society Forum, which preceded the first ever Global Disability Summit (GDS18), in London. Read all about their experience here!
The IGDC and YESI co-hosted a lunchtime seminar on land and natural resources management in Africa on Wednesday 25th July
IMPACT was officially launched the 11th of July - Read all about the event here!
For a week in July, the IGDC had the pleasure of hosting work experience placement Cecily Perara. Read about her time at the IGDC here!
Tackling rising obesity rates in the Caribbean islands and exploring the foodscapes of Kingston, Jamaica
The IGDC is pleased to announce that we have been joined by four interns who will be working with us over the summer period. The interns are all University of York students who are taking part in one of the internship programmes run through the York Student Internship Bureau.
Exploring how health and social research can come together at the University of York
The IGDC has officially arrived!
APPLICATION DEADLINE FOR SUMMER INTERNSHIP NOW CLOSED
The IGDC to launch exciting new interdisciplinary PhD programme in 2019/20
A community festival to celebrate all things to do with mangroves!
The impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria and the risks faced by the coastal areas of the Caribbean
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