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  • REDD+ progress is possible — just look at Indonesia

    16 September 2014, 9:00 am

    Indonesia’s success on carbon storage payments shows a way forward despite global stalling, says Julian Caldecott.
  • Cheap mobiles drive Myanmar’s farming revolution

    15 September 2014, 9:00 am

    This audio slideshow explores how lower SIM card prices have dramatically changed how farmers do business.
  • Mobile technology supports frontline health workers

    15 September 2014, 3:00 am

    Could telemedicine solve challenges facing South Africa’s overstretched healthcare services? Munyaradzi Makoni reports.
  • UN ‘externs’ help brief policymakers on science

    15 September 2014, 3:00 am

    Young researchers from around the world could help compile a ‘library of high-quality briefs’ for a UN report.
  • Africa Analysis: Governments need scientific advisors

    12 September 2014, 9:00 am

    Africa needs chief scientific advisors to help governments avoid endorsing ‘junk’ science, writes Linda Nordling.
  • Focus on Poverty: Education isn’t a magic bullet

    12 September 2014, 7:00 am

    To tackle inequality we also need economic growth, social provision and redistribution, says Roger Williamson.
  • APEC science advisors group still just a ‘talking shop’

    12 September 2014, 3:00 am

    Some experts say that attempts to deepen scientific ties among Pacific rim nations are not yet effective.
  • Is the world on track for polio eradication by 2018?

    11 September 2014, 11:00 am

    This video describes the tools available and discusses the challenges that remain for wiping out the disease.
  • Swedish government control ‘harming SIDA’s research’

    11 September 2014, 8:00 am

    New accountability rules and budget cuts have left the Swedish aid agency’s less able to support research, say insiders.
  • View on Private Sector: Insuring against climate change

    10 September 2014, 1:00 pm

    It may seem odd for an insurer to survey coral reefs, but science informs the sector’s risks, says Mike Maran.
  • Politicians urged to preserve finite phosphorus supply

    10 September 2014, 10:00 am

    Policies are needed to promote technologies and practices to protect this essential crop nutrient, summit told.
  • The importance of crafting stories on the green economy

    9 September 2014, 12:00 pm

    A recent meeting on selling the concept of the green economy requested stories, but instead delegates pitched morals.
  • Indian government still ‘flip flopping’ on GM trials

    9 September 2014, 11:00 am

    Public opposition to GM trials is fuelling government indecision, stranding India’s food research in the lab.
  • UN ‘matchmaker’ to foster South-South tech transfer

    9 September 2014, 10:00 am

    A new knowledge-sharing platform targets private firms in least developed countries to foster tech transfer.
  • Emergency Ebola research funding edges closer

    8 September 2014, 11:00 am

    A fast-tracked funding scheme will review initial applications this week before inviting more detailed proposals.
  • How to engage with participants in field research

    8 September 2014, 7:07 am

    How do you build trust with communities involved in your research? Obidimma Ezezika shares tips and experience.
  • Why synthesis is key to science influence

    8 September 2014, 6:00 am

    This video records the memorial lecture in honour of SciDev.Net’s founder and former director.
  • Transforming Nigeria through fair technology transfer

    8 September 2014, 3:00 am

    A project has helped Nigerian firms to develop and protect tech and software, cutting costs paid to foreign providers.
  • Science ‘is driving’ new plans for disaster risk reduction

    5 September 2014, 8:00 am

    But critics question whether the post-Hyogo plan for reducing disaster risk will bring science to local communities.
  • UN licences kick off search for underwater minerals

    5 September 2014, 6:19 am

    Concerns abound on potential environmental impact of seabed mining exploration licences granted by UN body.

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