Participatory research with island communities in the Maldives explores how environmental changes affect day-to-day life, and raises awareness of associated issues with decision makers.
Making a living and securing basic necessities in challenging environments. Including issues such as: social protection, climate change, resource scarcity, human capital, disabilities, resilience, and wellbeing.
A recent workshop in Kisumu, Kenya, brought together researchers on motorcycle taxis, mobility and track construction and urban food-security with relevant civil society groups and local policy makers with the hope of exploring local policy opportunities to support the role of urban/rural motorcycle taxi transport in addressing urban food security challenges.
Findings from the ESRC-DFID funded project 'Blood bricks: examining the climate change-modern slavery nexus in the Cambodian construction industry' have been shared in The Highland Times and Made in China Journal.
Further publications and resources are available from the Impact Initiative collections which are stored in the IDS OpenDocs Repository.
This week at the National Youth Seminar, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, researchers, NGOs and young people will highlight the need to consider youth justice and rehabilitation, street connectedness and disability in the new policy.
Setting up 'Innovation Platforms' in Burkina Faso around water reservoirs has led diverse members of rural communities to manage their most precious resource in harmony.
Many disabled people experience social isolation, and struggle to participate in society. Many people with disabilities feel marginalised, with evidence from Kenya and Liberia highlighting lower voting-participation, and struggles to find sustainable employment, particularly in towns and cities.
Whilst cities have the potential to be great drivers of improvements in human wellbeing, impoverishment is an unrelenting feature of urban life. Explores urban community resilience from Bangladesh, Cape Verde, Nepal, Nigeria, South Sudan, and Timor-Leste.
Explores the need for a holistic approach to social protection moving beyond a framing of poverty alleviation as primarily being about access to the traditional labour market and cash transfers to encompass a broader range of considerations.
Focuses on Cambodian brick kilns to examine how a high vulnerability to climate change can facilitate trafficking into new industries and greater susceptibility to modern slavery.