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Door made from USAID tin cans, Pabbo, former camp for internally displaced persons, Uganda. Uganda Museum and former camp residents have collected and preserved similar doors as heritage objects (Photo: Giblin 2011)

History and development: Practicing the past in the pursuit of “progress”

3 April 2019

This June, The Open University will host the Development Studies Association Conference. As we get ready, we have invited key speakers to share details of the panels they will be holding. Today, we hear from Dr Charlotte Cross, Lecturer in International Development at The Open University and John Giblin, Keeper of World Cultures at National Museums Scotland

Harvesting water in South India, Bombay Agricultural Department Bulletin 1910. Image credit: British Library

Mobilising Global Voices: Perspectives from the Global South

5 March 2019

The OU's Dr Sandip Hazareesingh and collaborators from the Indian NGO Green Foundation invited to present the research findings of their GCRF project  at the House of Commons

Can co-operation help address the challenges of our time?

29 January 2019

Can co-operation and forms of co-operative organisation help address the social and economic challenges of our time? These and other issues informed a lively seminar held at The Open University last month. Find out more and watch the videos.

Photo of Dr Alison Buckler at Ethiopia's National Teachers’ Conference

‘Thinking differently’ about teacher support in remote schools

17 December 2018

Dr Alison Buckler, a Research Fellow in International Education and Development at The Open University recently delivered the keynote speech at Ethiopia's National Teachers’ Conference. Find out more in her blog.

Workshop launches new GCRF-funded research project 'Innovation for Cancer Care in Africa'

5 December 2018

The Open University hosted the inception workshop for its new GCRF Inclusive Societies project on How to link industrial and social innovation for inclusive development: lessons from tackling cancer care in Africa (now shortened to Innovation for Cancer Care in Africa (ICCA)) on 15-19 October 2018.

How a force for good is tackling poverty

6 November 2018

Jonquil Lowe, Senior Lecturer in Economics and Personal Finance, talks about a recent workshop she attended as part by the Finance Innovation Lab to discuss ideas to tackle the poverty premium.

Research institute focuses on future of innovation in life sciences and international development

5 June 2018

Insights from this year's Innogen Institute annual meeting, which marked the move of the Institute’s Directorship from the University of Edinburgh to The Open University.

Technology-enabled language learning for refugees and migrants

22 April 2018

Dr Koula Charitonos shares important insights from a recent roundtable focused on the role of technology in language education for migrants and refugees.

Exploring teenage pregnancy and motherhood in Nigeria through PhD study

4 April 2018

Ayomide Oluseye is a PhD student with The Open University, studying into teenage pregnancy and motherhood in Nigeria. In this blog, Ayomide shares what inspired her to focus on this for her PhD and what she hopes to achieve.

Image of Training MOOC Facilitators in Kabwe – Sept 2017. Over 400 teacher educators registered for the MOOC and 50% of them completed. (Making Teacher Education Relevant for 21st Century Africa on FutureLearn.

Collaborating to support teacher learning in Zambia

4 April 2018

A look at the history and impact of the OU's Teacher Education in Sub Saharan Africa (TESSA) in Zambia, by Kris Stutchbury, Senior Lecturer in Teacher Education and Academic Director of TESSA. 

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