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New e-zine aims to normalise sexuality discussions among young people in Aruba

Twelve young people (aged 14-16) in Aruba recently developed a sex-education e-zine in partnership with Elizabeth Ascroft, a PhD student in the Centre for the Study of Global Development and Famia Planea Aruba. 

10th April 2024

CSGD wins funding to improve children’s literacy

The Centre for the Study of Global Development (CSGD), has been awarded a research grant of £108,000 by the mc2h foundation to explore what activities parents, caregivers, and community groups do to engage children's interest in reading in Nigeria and Ghana. 

27th March 2024
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CSGD engages with policymakers in Latin America

Latin America is well-known for its extensive social protection programmes, supporting poor and vulnerable populations with cash transfers and other initiatives. While these have protected families from poverty and resulted in positive outcomes for children, existing programmes have been less successful in promoting economic resilience.

29th February 2024
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New CSGD annual report 2022/23

The Centre for the Study of Global Development (CSGD) has released its first annual report, showcasing the Centre's research and accomplishments from August 2022 to September 2023.

15th January 2024
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New policy briefs and papers series

The Centre for the Study of Global Development (CSGD) has launched a policy brief and positioning and research papers series to profile the Centre’s work in global development and human wellbeing.

7th December 2023
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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

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