The Open University News – January
SAGE prize for IDII-authored paper
A research paper co-authored by IDII Director Professor Giles Mohan has won the 2020 publishers’ award for innovation and excellence in Sociology.
Voluntary male medical circumcision: ‘It’s never just a snip’
Dr Mark Lamont explores the contexts of male circumcision as part of a drive to reduce HIV infections in Kenya.
£2.2 million funding secured for Decolonising Education for Peace in Africa
The multi-disciplinary, collaborative project is led by Professor Parvati Raghuram and operates across Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe and the UK.
Now is not the right time to switch from aid to defence
Hours after the announcement that Government has reneged on its pledge not to cut the international aid budget, economist Alan Shipman rolled out the figures to argue this step could be bad for both the UK’s security, and for its economy
Is reducing aid in the national interest?
Only if you prefer short-term priorities over a long-term outlook, concludes Lizzie Babister, a researcher with 20 years’ experience working in emergency relief and development.
The demand of justice in the diffusion of COVID-19 vaccines
In this much-shared article by Innogen director Professor Theo Papaioannou he outlines how we can overcome ‘vaccine nationalism’ with systems to ensure low-income countries get their fair share.
Open University’s new Race and Ethnicity Hub ‘will showcase academic research and high-quality teaching’
The resource hub on the OpenLearn platform will provide an important source of knowledge on race, racism and ethnicity for the university as well as the general public.
Cutting-edge technology works with local communities to get on top of malaria
An excellent short video report by Turkish broadcaster TRT World on the ingenious project led by Dr Andrea Berardi which is using drones to target mosquito breeding grounds in Tanzania.