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FEBRUARY 2021 EDITION

Women Scientists at Forefront of COVID-19 Research

To mark the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, two UNU PhD Fellows discuss their research on the impacts of COVID-19 in Africa and offer thoughts on the vital importance of women's representation in science.

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Welcome to the February edition of the INSIGHTS newsletter.

From an interview with women researchers examining the socio-economic impacts of COVID-19, to a look at how climate change is leading to growth of armed groups, and a conversation on the future of democracy in Myanmar, this month’s edition brings you the latest thought pieces, news, publications, and job postings from across UNU’s global system.

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Climate Change is Fueling Recruitment into Armed Groups

New UNU research in Nigeria highlights how a dangerous confluence of climate change, conflict, and dependence on subsistence agriculture is creating conditions conducive to the growth of armed groups.

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SDG Perspectives from Japan

UNU Senior Vice-Rector Prof. Taikan Oki spoke with Springer Nature about his work focusing on the Sustainable Development Goals and the importance of transdisciplinary research collaboration.

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From Managing Disasters to Managing Risks: How Can Risk Analytics Help Us Shift the Paradigm?

More risk assessment data and better communication on the limitations of assessments are key to advancing climate risk understanding and disaster prevention.

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UNU Researcher Speaks to BBC about Sustainable Forest Management

UNU researcher Lulu Zhang joined an expert panel on BBC Inside Science to discuss the delicate balancing act between afforestation and the effects trees can have on water systems.

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What Future for Myanmar?

Last week, UNU hosted a conversation with Prof. Marie Lall on recent developments in Myanmar and the outlook for the country's democracy, as well as its social and economic development. 

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ACADEMIC & LEARNING OPPORTUNITIES

Sustainable Solutions for Global Environmental Problems

Apply by 1 March for this three-day seminar exploring contemporary environmental challenges and how to overcome them through governance, multidisciplinary knowledge, and cross-sector collaboration.

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Gender and Digital Health Webinar Series

Register by 3 March for the next webinar in this new series looking at gendered dimensions of digital technologies for health with a focus on translation of evidence to policy in low- and middle-income countries.

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Call for Research Questions: Gender & COVID-19

Submit insights, ideas, and suggested research questions by 28 February to help shape a shared global research agenda on gender and COVID-19. 

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Free Online Courses on Water-related Issues

UNU's Water Learning Centre has new courses on topics ranging from water and migration to big data analysis for water-related applications.

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FEATURED PUBLICATION

Industrialization Trends in the Developing World

Using data from the new Economic Transformation Database developed by UNU-WIDER and the Groningen Growth and Development Centre, this paper examines manufacturing trends in developing countries from 1990–2018.

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Work With Us!

There are currently 11 employment opportunities with UNU. Positions in Tokyo, Dresden, Helsinki, and other locations are accepting applications for research, communications, administrative, and technical roles.

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