Elizabeth Erling, Lore Gallastegi and Leigh-Anne Perryman (OU) discuss their latest research, including studies on increasing the presence of female role models in schools in Malawi and the impact of the TESS-India teacher education project.

To watch seminar: http://www.open.ac.uk/ikd/podcasts/international-education-and-developme...

OU International Development Seminar Series

Novice interaction design in Botswana: Results of a diary study

Professor Helen Sharp (Computing and Communications) and Dr Nicole Lotz (Engineering and Innovation) 

The Open University 

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OU International Development Seminar Series 

Flowers at the altar of profit and power? 30 years on, the continuing disaster at Bhopal 

Professor Steve Tombs

The Open Universitry

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The night of 2/3 December, 2014 will mark the 30th anniversary of the gas leak which killed thousands at a Union Carbide chemical plant in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. In this presentation I address and assess the complex claims and counter-claims around responsibility for the disaster, and seek to demonstrate that both the civil settlement and recent criminal cases have failed to provide justice for the victims and to apply justice to the perpetrators.

 

 

OU International Development Seminar Series 

A new focus on results? Improving basic services in Ethiopia and Somaliland

Henrietta Blackmore

Save the Children

Head, East Africa Regional Portfolio Team 

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The funding environment for overseas aid and development is becoming increasingly complex, and donors continue to introduce stricter requirements to demonstrate value for money and effectiveness.  This seminar will explore current trends, focusing on Save the Children’s work in Ethiopia to consider the possible impact on our work and useful responses for NGOs and government partners.

OU International Development Seminar Series

Biotechnologies and health innovation: how are communities engaging in South African HIV vaccine clinical trial sites? 

Dr. Mary Upton

The Open University

To watch video of the seminar: http://podcast.open.ac.uk/pod/International-Development-20140903#!f3dc3b...

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