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Misleading myth of truth commissions | Opinion | M&G

Misleading myth of truth commissions | Opinion | M&G | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it

Other African countries should not be so quick to blindly copy South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission model"

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ESRC funded Gabrielle Lynch's research

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Africa: Brazil, China roles in African farming explained

China and Brazil's activities in African agriculture go beyond "simplistic narratives of South-South collaboration", which has implications for improving technology transfer, says a report.

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The article highlights a report by Prof Ian Scoones, whose work was funded by ESRC under the Rising Powers and Interdependent Futures programme.

 

Prof Scoones was a winner of the 2015 ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize for his work on land reform in Zimbabwe.

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Four policy steps to drive technological change

Four policy steps to drive technological change | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
R&D is only one of several interventions to build Africa’s tech capacity and innovation systems, says David Ockwell.
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David Ockwell is deputy director of research at the ESRC STEPS Centre and senior lecturer in geography at the University of Sussex.

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Transitional justice: lessons from Kenya on what works, and what doesn't

Gabrielle Lynch received funding from the UK's Economic and Social Research Council for a project on 'Truth and Justice: The search for peace and stability in modern Kenya' (RES-061-25-0520).

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ESRC funded Professor Gabrielle Lynch's research. 

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Research network to boost development in Africa planned

Research network to boost development in Africa planned | ESRC press coverage | Scoop.it
A new research and capacity building hub that targets pro-poor initiatives is to be formed in Africa this year.
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The article cites a new research and capacity building hub which is being established by the ESRC-funded Centre for Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability (STEPS).

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Grow The Idea's curator insight, January 21, 2015 7:46 PM

Do development initiatives truly improve the living conditions of the global poor? Is not a more local perspective necessary, even logical, for overcoming the challenges we face?

 

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