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COVID-19 will change our lives. And our way of working.

This new reality forces us to think how we can develop a capability that addresses emergent issues in spaces of high uncertainty and what system…


Using social media to advocate for sustainable change through protest

Limiting solidarity to online engagement, without addressing issues directly with governments, could actually limit the potential to achieving sustainable change.  


When it comes to decision-making, women must move from the margins to the mainstream

25 years after the landmark Beijing women’s conference, politics remains overwhelmingly the domain of men. Today, women are not even a quarter of all elected politicians in the world.  


The pandemic urges us to rethink our stance on data

As governments struggle to understand the problem and how to respond, solutions using data have boomed – from contact tracing mobile apps that collect and share data about our whereabouts or proximity…  


Finding opportunities in crisis: a view on the post-COVID-19 future in Serbia

As most countries pass the worst stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, much focus is now being placed on economic recovery. Francine Pickup shares insight on possible opportunities Serbia can capitalize on…  


Stuck in the middle, Moldovan migrants strive to make ends meet

Severely hit by the COVID-19 crisis, Moldova labour migrants are either stuck home or abroad, with fewer opportunities to produce the remittances that support many families.  


The color of our post-pandemic world must be green

The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the possibility of living in harmony with nature, as most people got to enjoy the freshness of the air and pollution free cities. As most countries begin to open…  


The hidden pandemic: Firearms and intimate partner violence killing women

COVID-19 has exposed women trapped in their homes with abusive partners to higher risk of violence, but the presence of firearms makes this even more dangerous.  


The pandemic is putting those with HIV and tuberculosis at higher risk

COVID-19 places a higher risk on those with HIV and TB. And the climate of the pandemic also puts further challenges on their treatment.  


Navigating uncertainty in Armenia with innovation

COVID-19 arrived in Armenia in a period of complex political and economic developments. As we looked for solutions to the crisis, we knew that innovation would be key. And that we had already forged…  


If we want to stop future pandemics, biodiversity matters now more than ever

We all need to be aware that as humans our survival is still very much dependent on nature.  

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