WICID January news
- Open Access: Dr Nidhi Sadana Sabharwal (WICID Advisory Board) has co-authored a paper in a recently published Lancet Series on racism, xenophobia, discrimination, and health. The Series illustrates how health inequities are defined by structural racism and the resulting systemic, institutional and interpersonal impact that this has on health for minoritised communities. Dr Sabharwal’s co-authored paper and all others in the Series can be accessed here.
- Open Access: The latest publication from the Improving Health in Slums Collaborative finds that the level of food insecurity varied across the 7 slum sites of the study, up to 68.8%. Socioeconomic status was important for food security, as might be expected. More interestingly, household ownership of agricultural land was associated with more food security in all but one site in Kenya, where households with farmland were more food insecure and the migration status of the household head was generally unrelated to food security except in one site in Nigeria where migrants were more food secure. The paper, co-authored by Dr Oyinlola Oyebode (WICID Advisory Board), can be found here.
Think Development blog
- Data–based humanitarianism in Nigeria and South Sudan written by the members of the Data and Displacement team, Funke Fayehun, Briony Jones, Leben Moro and Vicki Squire.
- WICID’s Think Development Blog is an inclusive platform for academics, students, policymakers, and practitioners to share ideas that address urgent problems of poverty, inequality and social, political and economic change while challenging global hierarchies of knowledge and resources.
Panel Discussion on Liminal Transitional Justice
WICID held an online panel discussion with Mariam Salehi (Freie Universität Berlin), Jelena Subotic (Georgia State University), and Oumar Ba (Cornell University). Using Mariam Salehi’s recently published book Transitional Justice in Process: Plans and Politics in Tunisia (Manchester University Press) as an intellectual starting point, the panel reflected on key themes for the field including domestic political agency, knowledge transfer between actors, and research as an ongoing process. The recording of this panel discussion is now available on their YouTube channel.