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15 January, 2018
  For many years, academia was often considered to operate within an ivory tower, isolated from the real world and its problems. Furthermore, within this ivory tower academics carved out different rooms, building silos in...
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18 December, 2017
Chocolate lovers probably don’t want any new reasons to feel guilty about eating chocolate. But there is growing public awareness of the impact of cocoa on tropical forests, particularly in West Africa, where two-thirds of the...
Blogs
18 December, 2017
The charcoal industry is among the most important semi-formal economic sectors in Sub-Saharan Africa and a key cash income source for local households who produce it. There is a hot debate around whether income from charcoal...
Blogs
7 December, 2017
  Liz Carlile, ESPA's Communications Advisor, inteviewed Anne Nyambane of the Stockholm Environment Institute Africa Centre, based in Kenya, about how her country could apply ESPA scientific insights to development decision-making...
Blogs
7 December, 2017
Liz Carlile, ESPA’s Communications Advisor, caught up with Revocatus Twinomuhangi of Makerere University at the ESPA Science Conference 2017. Revocatus shared his views on how ESPA science can be relevant to Uganda’s pressing...
Blogs
2 November, 2017
ESPA has commissioned a new training programme for African university lecturers, to train them in educating a new generation of leaders on managing ecosystem services for poverty alleviation in Africa. The project is led by Tobias...
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18 October, 2017
ESPA has released the agenda and abstracts of its full-day special session on Managing coastal and marine ecosystem services to support the wellbeing of the poor in conjunction with the 10th Western Indian Ocean Marine Science...
Blogs
29 September, 2017
Just out in Human Ecology is a new paper – People, patches and parasites: the case of trypanosomiasis in Zimbabwe. It’s open access, so do have a look! It presents the results of a project looking at the socio-ecology of disease...
Blogs
29 September, 2017
Dr Fiona Nunan reports from a workshop in Ghana, where ESPA researchers and development practitioners looked for some answers to this hot topic. The way decisions are made about natural resources and how they are managed – their...
Blogs
28 September, 2017
In this timely webinar, Robert Felstead of the UK Research Councils and Kate Schreckenberg, ESPA Director review the guidelines for applying for GCRF funding, with a particular emphasis on the Interdisciplinary Research Hubs call...

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