When learning goes online

The ‘XO’ Laptop aims to connect children across the world to new educational opportunities. Photo: One Laptop Per Child, Flickr.

Av: Siobhán Coskeran

New technologies have the potential to provide educational opportunities in underprivileged contexts. Examples from India, however, show that it is not only innovative technologies that are important, but innovative uses of technology.

6 mars, 2019, English, Long read, Magazine

Is “Sky Ambulances” the future in Health Care?

Rwanda is leading the way by being the first country to use drones on a national scale in health care. Now Ghana is following. Photo: World Bank Photo Collection, Flickr.

Av: Åsa Setterquist

Zipline, a US-based company, has been using drones to deliver medical supplies to health clinics and hospitals in remote areas in Rwanda since 2016. Now the project is to be implemented in Ghana.

5 mars, 2019, Article, English, Magazine

Digital Activists Speaking Truth To Power

Zimbabweans from all walks of life in a solidarity march calling for president Robert Mugabe to step down in November 2017. Photo: Zimbabwean-Eyes, Flickr.

Av: FUF Lund

Shutting down the internet is one of the ways used by most governments across the African continent to silence opposing voices. However, citizens continue to use the internet to create awareness, organize and plan marches within and outside their countries. They have also come up with innovative ways of bypassing the shut-down.

5 mars, 2019, Article, English, Magazine

Does technology improve or imperil agriculture?

A demo plot for integrated farming established by Swaziland National Agricultural Marketing Board (NAMBOARD) in Manzini. Photo: Believe Nyakudjara, FAO in Southern Africa

Av: Carolina Yang

Innovation has been pinpointed as a crucial strategy to shift towards a sustainable food system in the EAT-Lancet Report released in January. Although agricultural innovation should not be limited to technology, it has without doubt had substantial impacts on our current food systems. Technology, however, is a double-edged sword, and should be properly evaluated prior to its application.

5 mars, 2019, Article, English, Magazine

Can universities take the lead in fighting climate change?

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Lund university library. Foto: Olena Siergieieva (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Av: FUF Lund

Universities are step boards for many young people and could be an important player in the fight against climate change. Scientists and students have created petitions to get the universities to reduce their emissions and lead the change to a sustainable society.  In this first Podcast from FUF Lund we meet the students behind Klimatstudenterna in […]

26 februari, 2019, English, FUF-podden, Magazine

The future of Europe-Africa relations – stagnation or innovation?

Datum och tid: 11 feb, 18:00 - 20:00

What could the role of the EU be in a rapidly changing global order with increasing trends towards anti-multilateralism? How to build a stronger political Europe-Africa partnership beyond the North-South aid relationship of the past? How to stimulate more inclusive policies that can tackle the growing inequalities and frustrations of the younger generations? Welcome to a seminar with Geert Laporte, Deputy Director of the European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM) in Brussels.

14 januari, 2019, English, Kalendarium, Podcast, Seminarier, Webbsändning

Climate Change as a Cause of Violence in Iraq

Av: Silvia Ulloa

Can the effects of climate change be one of the factors that drives the creation of violent terrorist groups? There are examples from recent conflicts that point to the dangers of climate change extending to the possibility of armed conflict and terrorism. This threat is directly related to the negative effect that climate change has on individuals’ ability to earn a living, especially for people like farmers and fishermen that are dependent on the availability of natural resources.

19 december, 2018, English, Reportage