Category Archives: education

Investing for the Future With Home Grown School Feeding

Professor Sir Gordon Conway and Professor Don Bundy from the World Bank write for the Huffington Post. The facts speak for themselves, around 60 million children across the developing world still go to school hungry everyday – 40% of them in Africa. … Continue reading

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Inspiration for action: Bill Gates launches his annual letter with The Global Poverty Project

The Old Theatre at the London School of Economics (LSE) fell into a hushed silence today as the lecture hall audience waited for keynote speakers Bill Gates and Professor Hans Rosling to appear. A projected live Twitter feed organised by … Continue reading

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Girls Grow: A vital force in rural economies #girlsgrow

 If you want to change the world, invest in adolescent girls. When a boy becomes an adolescent, a world of new opportunities opens up to him. But in all too many places, when a girl becomes an adolescent, her choices … Continue reading

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Food, families and women in science

Jo Seed writes for the Global Food Security blog. It’s time to rebalance the scales for African researchers in agriculture, says Jo Seed. During the launch of the Montpellier Panel Report last year I was inspired by the talk on women in … Continue reading

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