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Favela communities made more resilient against COVID-19 with citizen data

A team of international development researchers, working with some of the poorest neighbourhoods in Brazil and Colombia to mitigate the effects of natural hazards, have adapted their project to help strengthen those communities’ resilience to the COVID-19 pandemic.


€2m makes pan-European innovation available to improve regions – including West Midlands

€2 million has been awarded by the European Commission to the EUTOPIA community of universities — of which the UK’s University of Warwick is a founding member — with the purpose of opening up academic research to businesses, policy-makers, and the wider public.


Brazilian communities fight floods together – with memories and an app

Brazilian communities that are vulnerable to devastating floods are being united and empowered to defend themselves, using ‘citizen science’ and a specially developed mobile app, thanks to two research projects led by the University of Warwick.


New ‘field guide’ offers practical toolkit for Global Development research students and practitioners

Interdisciplinary Qualitative Research in Global Development: A Concise Guide contains a wealth of practical examples and resources to help students and practitioners think through what good research looks like, and highlights some of the practical and ethical challenges which can face teams drawn from different academic disciplines working on international development issues.


Female caregivers in war zones need recognition and support – new research

In conflict zones around the world, women’s health and wellbeing will decline further, unless caregivers are given better state social protection, according to collaborative intercontinental research by the University of Warwick (UK) and Monash University (Australia).


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