'As cities across Africa start to lift pandemic restrictions, young people are hoping for a more equitable future.' Dr Arabella Fraser from The Open University writes for the International Institute for Environment and Development.
A team of academics from the Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies have been awarded £60k from the Commonwealth Secretariat to develop a youth training programme for stakeholders across 54 member countries of the Commonwealth.
The Open University’s strong position as a global leader in Development Studies is confirmed by the newly published Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results.
New ESRC-funded project led by Professor Nicola Yeates from The Open University to generate social-scientific data on the impact of Covid-19 on migrant members of the global health care workforce.
An international partnership project which was one of the winners for the British Council funded Innovation for African Universities programme (IAU) 2021 has secured a further £85,000 funding for Phase 2.
The Open University is working with UN Women’s Second Chance Education and Vocational Training Programme to empower disadvantaged women and young women in six pilot countries.
Commonwealth Distance Learning Scholarships worth a total of £270,000 have been awarded to The Open University to fund Ugandan development practitioners to study for a Masters in Global Development.
Few course books outlive their course, but one first produced for Open University Development students 30 years ago has taken on a life of its own.
Foreign-born health and care workers are bearing a disproportionate burden of the Covid-19 pandemic and are more likely to be harmed and to die while carrying out their duties, new research shows.
The Open University has applied for recognition as a University of Sanctuary, pledged to offer welcome and safety to those forced to flee their home countries owing to conflict or persecution.
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