Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management
ACLED’s political violence and protest data website now has a new feature in addition to the datasets which allow researchers to monitor emerging crises around the world in real time. It now has a Conflict Pulse prediction tool; users can now model expected trends a week into the future, supporting efforts to develop enhanced early warning systems and prevent […]
A new online exhibit created by the Department of Peace and Peace Building Affairs. It includes timelines with images and videos showing key work and steps in the UN role as a peacekeeper and mediator.
Explosive Violence Monitor 2019 Latest annual report by Action on Armed Violence (AOAV) – demonstrates that civilians continue to be disproportionately affected by the use of explosive weapons. AOAV has, since 2011, recorded the global impact of explosive violence as reported in English language media: this means that it is not all instances but it gives […]
UN Day South South Cooperation is held on the 12th September. It is intended to mark the importance of networks of collaboration amongst nations in the Global south as a key to development. This report summarises the challenges and opportunities it offers: · Role of South-South cooperation and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: […]
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PandemicPolitics A group of UK academic staff and researchers are blogging and writing on political behaviour, crisis management theory, international relations and political psychology to consider public attitudes to policy such as social distancing
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LSE Women Peace and Security blog posting Fawcett society and other women’s organisations call to make women visible at this time
The International Federation of Operational Research Societies (IFORS) has created a Wikipedia-type page of free resources for development workers and developing countries to read and implement high quality academic operational research theories and techniques. These comprise problem structuring methods and mathematical modelling to analyse complex situations. Resources currently offered are articles, software and courses.
A new site compiled by independent charity BBC Media Action. It gathers together BBC research and case studies (including clips and examples) which examine the role of the media in crisis communication. It gives examples of actual campaigns and guidelines on good practice. At present there are 6 specific case studies on the website: Syria, Gaza, Ebola, […]
The UK Data Service provides access to the International Energy Agency (IEA) databases to UK Further and Higher Education institutions. They are funded by the ESRC, and pay for the IEA licence costs centrally, so there is no cost to institutions. These are high quality datasets, which would be expensive for individual institutions to purchase […]
Numbers starving worldwide rising Shocking news from the latest Food Security and Nutrition in the World Report released by the UN’s Food and Agricultural Organization. It found those experiencing hunger had risen from around 804 million in 2016 to nearly 821 million in 2017. The report has graphs, data and facts about child malnutrition, food […]