Fieldwork and Travel

“Mama I made it!” – 2020 HID Geneva trip

In February, 27 students from the M.Sc. Health and International Development program travelled to Geneva, Switzerland to visit various international health-related organizations. This trip was organized by the student Geneva trip committee (Matilda, Bryan and Ellie) and accompanied by Prof. Ernestina Coast, the HID program coordinator, and Dr. Rishita Nandagiri, an LSE fellow in the International Development Department. Shruti Cheriyan […]

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    Health and International Development students on Being Human

Health and International Development students on Being Human

MSc Health and International Development students and staff give us their individual reflections on a visit to the Wellcome Collection’s Being Human exhibition which explores what it means to be human in the 21st century.

“On Friday, January 17, upon completion of our final exam (and still procrastinating with one of the final essays), students from the Health and International Department voyaged all […]

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    Absence of Local Government in Balochistan: Where is Government of the People?

Absence of Local Government in Balochistan: Where is Government of the People?

Social Policy and Development Expert, Asmat Kakar, reports on the role of local government in delivering Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Balochistan. 

Participatory grassroots local government is inevitable for delivering Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) particularly in poor and marginalized areas. It not only ensures improving access to basic services but provides an effective platform to the poor, peasants, workers and women to […]

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    Knock-on effects of Community Driven Electrification in rural Gilgit-Baltistan

Knock-on effects of Community Driven Electrification in rural Gilgit-Baltistan

MSc Social Policy and Development alum, Asmat Khan, reports on the positive socioeconomic effects of community managed electricity schemes in rural Gilgit-Baltistan. 

Almost 70 million people in Pakistan (35% of the population) and half of rural population do not have access to electricity. Majority of the households get low quality and expensive electricity which adversely impact households’ welfare particularly among the poor.  […]

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    Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week in Geneva, Switzerland: looking back

Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week in Geneva, Switzerland: looking back

MSc in International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies students: Marina Sbaity, Veronika Filipkova, Alexander Wipfler, and Minan Muhammad-Ahmed, tell us about their recent trip to the Humanitarian Networks and Partnerships Week in Geneva, where they presented their initial findings on the Humanitarian-Peacebuilding Nexus and decision-making based on effective conflict analysis.

As prospective LSE students, the International Development Consultancy Project was one of […]

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    A study trip to the ‘Disneyland for Diplomats’ – Geneva!

A study trip to the ‘Disneyland for Diplomats’ – Geneva!

Last week, 25 students from the MSc International Development & Humanitarian Emergencies and the MSc Health & International Development programmes traded in bustling London for beautiful Geneva. This trip was organized by the student Geneva Trip Committee and accompanied by Professor Stuart Gordon and Student Experience Officer Sarah Neuenschwander. Jamie Holton, co-president of the committee, shares her experience.

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    Fighting Poverty by Incentivising Quality: working with smallholder coffee farmers in Uganda

Fighting Poverty by Incentivising Quality: working with smallholder coffee farmers in Uganda

Department alum Shakeel Padamsey, tells us about the social business they co-founded with his wife and ID fellow alumnus Micheal Mugisha, which aims to develop the potential of the speciality coffee industry in Eastern Uganda.

Speciality coffee, renowned for exceptional flavours, traceable origin and higher price, offers a viable business opportunity that is socially and environmentally beneficial. Offering better prices to smallholder coffee growers […]

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    Access to quality and equitable education can transform women’s lives

Access to quality and equitable education can transform women’s lives

MSc Social Policy and Development alum, Asmat Khan, shares with us case studies from two young women from rural Balochistan who managed to transform their lives through accessing education, despite the odds being against them. 

To end poverty in all its forms in Balochistan, efforts must be made to: (1) sustain households escape from chronic poverty over time, and (2) improve services delivery […]

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    What should I have said? Reflections on Humanitarian Networks Partnerships Week (HNPW)

What should I have said? Reflections on Humanitarian Networks Partnerships Week (HNPW)

MSc International Development and Humanitarian Emergencies candidate, Emma Simons reflects on her time at UN OCHA’s Humanitarian Networks & Partnerships Week (HNPW), and makes suggestions for the next year’s gathering. We’ve all had that moment when we walk away from a conversation and five minutes later the perfect comeback pops into your head. Last week, I got accosted at the OCHA-led […]

Looking back to a trip to Cumberland Lodge

In January, we had our last Cumberland Lodge trip of this academic year. Student Media Ambassadors, Rachel Epstein and Salena Wang, were there and recount the weekend.

We don’t do this sort of thing anymore. It seems the older we get, the more insular we become. Remember the ‘field trip?’ Once a thing of excitement from the days of raucous […]