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Read about the interdisciplinary research carried out by members of the International Development Group, as they partner with organisations around the world to address current global challenges.


  • The Newton Project - Dr Sarah Cardey and Dr Henny Osbahr are part of a team, supporting agricultural productivity and managing impacts of climate variability and change in indigenous communities in Aurora Province, Philippines.
  • GOLD MATTERS - Professor Eleanor Fisher, is leading a three year project entitled: "GOLD MATTERS: Sustainability Transformations in Artisanal and Small-scale Gold Mining: A Multi-Actor and Trans-Regional Perspective."

  • PICSA - Participatory Integrated Climate Services for Agriculture, is a participatory agricultural extension approach, developed by researchers at the University of Reading, including Professor Peter Dorward and Dr Graham Clarkson.

  • Everyday Lives in the Maldives - Dr Alex Arnall is part of the research team working on the project which aims to assess and understand the relationship between people's day-to-day routines and activities, economic development, and sustainability.

  • HyCristal - Dr Andrew Ainslie is a Co - Principal Investigator on the project; "Integrating Hydro-Climate Science into Policy Decisions for Climate-Resilient Infrastructure and Livelihoods in East Africa".

  • ASPIRE - Dr Sarah Cardey and Dr Henny Osbahr are part of the ASPIRE project, designed to identify how climate information can inform social protection.

  • BRAVE - Dr Henny Osbahr is the Social Science Lead on the BRAVE project; building understanding of climate variability into planning of groundwater supplies from low storage aquifers in Africa.

(Photograph credit: C.Schubert (CCAFS))

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