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Harvesting the power of data: Concern's digital journey

Áine Magee | 01 June 2018 | 0 Comments

In our ‘thought leadership’ series, Senior Adviser on Monitoring, Planning & Evaluation, Áine Magee, reflects on the potential for data to help transform the lives of the world’s poorest and documents recent developments in Concern’s data journey.

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Topics: data protection, GDPR, technology, innovations, thought leadership series, digital data

Ending hunger is possible, if we can cut conflict

Simon Starling | 23 April 2018 | 0 Comments

Hunger is on the rise globally for the first time in 15 years. Continuing our 'thought leadership' series, Simon Starling, Head of Policy and Campaigns, explores the links between hunger and conflict and examines what can be done to reverse this trend.

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Topics: Central African Republic, hunger, conflict, thought leadership series, sustainable development goals

Let's talk about men on International Women's Day

Adèle Fox | 08 March 2018 | 0 Comments

Continuing our 'thought leadership' series, Concern's Equality Advisor, Adèle Fox, takes a look at gender equality 107 years after we first marked International Women’s day, and examines the role of men in deconstructing gender inequalities.  

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Topics: thought leadership series, gender equality, gender, international women's day, gender based violence

How a rapid response helped to avert famine in Somalia this year

Alexander Carnwath | 22 December 2017 | 1 Comment

In our ‘thought leadership’ series, Concern's Humanitarian and Resilience Senior Policy Officer, Alexander Carnwath, and Resilience Programme Manager in Somalia, Dustin Caniglia examine the effectiveness of early warning systems and rapid response in helping to avert famine in Somalia this year and their continued importance in 2018.

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Topics: thought leadership series, somalia, famine, food crisis, drought

Accelerating towards zero hunger with SUN

Connell Foley | 06 December 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing our ‘Thought Leadership’ series, Concern’s Director of Strategy, Advocacy and Learning, Connell Foley, reflects on the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) movement, and his recent experience at SUN’s 2017 Global Gathering.  

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Topics: thought leadership series, malnutrition

A solution to extreme poverty? Graduation programmes pave the way

Chris Pain | 21 November 2017 | 0 Comments

In our thought leadership series, Chris Pain, Concern’s Head of Technical Assistance, examines graduation programmes as a potential solution to extreme poverty and looks at where the model can go from here.

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Topics: thought leadership series, Graduation, Livelihoods, development, poverty

Innovations for maternal & newborn health: Getting from ‘great ideas’ to ‘global lifesavers’

Pam Bolton | 07 November 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing our thought leadership series, Pam Bolton and Emma Clark argue that innovative ideas on their own are not enough to make advancements in maternal and newborn health. Global expertise and investment are required to turn ideas into action.

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Topics: thought leadership series, innovations, child mortality, maternal health

Conflict often breeds disaster. So why is it neglected in Disaster Risk Reduction?

Alexander Carnwath | 24 October 2017 | 0 Comments

As part of our 'Thought Leadership' series, Alexander Carnwath, Concern's Humanitarian and Resilience Senior Policy Officer, questions why conflict is excluded from the Disaster Risk Reduction agenda and points the way forward to a greater focus on fragile contexts. 

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Topics: thought leadership series, disaster risk reduction, resilience, conflict

Four major food crises in 2017: What’s going wrong?

Connell Foley | 10 October 2017 | 0 Comments

Continuing our ‘Thought Leadership’ series, Concern’s Director of Strategy, Advocacy and Learning, Connell Foley, reflects on the state of hunger in the world – where progress is being made and what needs to change.

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Topics: thought leadership series, hunger, nutrition, famine, conflict, development

Urban disasters: Preventing another tragedy in Freetown

Kai Matturi | 26 September 2017 | 5 Comments

In the first of our ‘Thought Leadership’ series, Kai Matturi, Concern’s Programme Knowledge and Learning Adviser, reflects on the devastating impact of climate change and how we can mitigate against it.

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Topics: thought leadership series, climate change, disaster risk reduction, resilience, sierra leone, bangladesh

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