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Trainer in Your Pocket selected as one of the top 15 EdTech innovations in Bangladesh

Trainer in Your Pocket, an initiative from the OU’s Centre for the Study of Global Development, has been selected as one of the top 15 EdTech innovations in Bangladesh. Since the initiative's launch, over 54,000 teachers have used Trainer in Your Pocket to improve children’s learning, reaching 7.4 million students in Bangladesh.

5th December 2023

New report highlights ways to improve sexuality education for refugee youth in Western Uganda

Refugee youth in Western Uganda are at a high risk of poor sexual and reproductive health, with little access to formal sexuality education.

30th November 2023

CSGD partners with Luminos Fund on a studentship on literacy research in Ghana

The Centre for the Study of Global Development (CSGD) has partnered with the Luminos Fund on a studentship, and Portia Dery has been selected.

20th November 2023

Ibali team concludes final storytelling workshop in Cape Town

In October, the Ibali team conducted its final storytelling workshop in Cape Town. A group of teachers from the Western Cape region attended the workshop to share their experiences and perspectives on inclusive education. With support from Ibali facilitators, the teachers created fictional stories that convey important messages about inclusive and exclusionary practices.

16th November 2023

New initiatives to support doctoral students

The Centre for the Study of Global Development (CSGD) is pleased to announce the launch of three new initiatives for the academic year 2023/24 to support and enhance the doctoral journeys of CSGD member students. The initiatives include research enhancement grants, an incubator programme and a writing circle programme.

3rd November 2023

CSGD collaborates with the University of Cape Coast on education conference

Over 150 people attended the International Conference on Education Research for Development in Africa (ICERDA) in Ghana in September 2023, organised as a collaboration between The Centre for the Study of Global Development (CSGD) and the University of Cape Coast.

2nd November 2023

Recent study explores poverty’s impact on urban residents in low-income areas

On 25 October 2023, Dr Keetie Roelen – Senior Research Fellow and Co-Deputy Director of CSGD, presented research findings in Dhaka, Bangladesh, from a recent study on the experiences of the urban poor of insecurity, inadequate assistance and area-based discrimination.

26th October 2023
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Research hub hosts workshop on poverty reduction policies and programmes

Ending poverty has always been a pressing issue, and the COVID-19 pandemic has intensified this crisis. The Sustainable Development Goal #1 to end poverty has been significantly derailed,  and rising food and fuel prices, climate change, and conflicts have further escalated the situation.

9th October 2023
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Researchers’ Abstracts Accepted in Routledge’s Book on Creative Research

We are delighted to share that three early-career researchers from the Centre for the Study of Global Development – Dr Ayomide Oluseye, Elise Denis-Ramirez and Elizabeth Ascroft will be contributing to the book, ‘Creative Research on Gender and Sexuality in Childhood and Youth’ published by Routledge. The collection will be edited by Tuija Huuki, Suvi Pihkala, EJ Renold and Carol A.

4th October 2023
A group of people outside the OU's Walton Hall: left to right: Oli Biard, Dr Eric Addae-Kyeremeh (Head of School ECYS), Dr Beatrice Inyangala, Andrew Law, Hellen Wamittah (Kenya Ministry of Education), Leo Liu (OU Business Development Unit)

Kenya Ministry of Education visits to discuss developing their digital education provision

The Principal Secretary in charge of higher education at the Ministry of Education in Kenya was recently welcomed to the OU’s Milton Keynes campus by colleagues from the School of Education, Childhood, Youth and Sport (ECYS), the Institute of Educational Technology (IET) and the OU’s Business Development Unit. The aim of her visit was to develop understanding of the OU’s successful supported distance learning model and explore elements that could be applicable in delivering quality higher education at scale in Kenya.

19th July 2023

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