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Melissa Leach on sustainable development

We talked to Melissa Leach, Director of the Institute of Development Studies, after our environment case studies launch event. The conversation takes in trade-offs and sustainable development, the concept of the food-water-energy nexus and the politics involved for policy-makers.

Film and Animation
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Joël Ouedraogo on sustainable agriculture in Burkina Faso

Joël Ouedraogo from the Fédération Nationale des Groupements Naam (FNGN), a farmers' union with more than 5000 village groups in Burkina Faso, talks to us about sustainable agriculture and improving food security in the West African country.

Blog Post
Medication - World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Changing the story for neglected tropical diseases

Zoe Smith
8 September 2014

Zoe Smith blogs on the BMJ on the drivers of progress in tackiling Neglected Tropical Diseases in Sierra Leone and follows the country's intriguing story of change.

Blog Post
Students at a rural high school in Colombia - Charlotte Kesl  for the World Bank (Creative Commons licensed via Flickr)

Youth matters: invest in young people to build a better future

Kinza, Jake and Leon Ward
27 August 2014

Putting young people at the heart of the post-2015 agenda is critical to ensuring that goals are translated into action, say representatives from global child-rights charity Plan UK. This blog offers perspectives from members of Plan’s youth advisory panel and Leon Ward, a trustee of the charity and UK Young Ambassador to the Commonwealth.

Event
Farmers near Sapa, Viet Nam - Kibae Park for UN Photo (Creative Commons licensed)

Tackling trade-offs in the food-water-energy nexus: lessons for the SDGs

This event examined how certain developing countries have tackled the trade-offs inherent within the food-water-energy nexus, balancing environmental concerns with the need for development, and it will reflect on the importance of integrating across sectors for the implementation of the SDGs.
ODI, 203 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NJ
Thursday, September 11, 2014 - 10:30 to 13:00

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