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19 October
2020

Lessons learned from a heavily industrialised region in Canada – Catherine Cameron

By |News comment and analysis|

From #BuildBackBetter to Net Zero to Black Lives Matter – 2020 has been characterised by calls for a better and more sustainable future. Transition narratives have dominated much of the public conversation, with COVID 19 shifting our thinking on what a good, dignified, decent life is.  Calls for transitions also uncover cultural, social, and political [...]

2 October
2020

A Tale of Two Burghs: Lessons from city region transitions in the US and Sweden – Hiba Ahmad

By |News comment and analysis|

From #BuildBackBetter to Net Zero to Black Lives Matter – 2020 has been characterised by calls for a better and more sustainable future. Transition narratives have dominated much of the public conversation, with COVID 19 shifting our thinking on what a good, dignified, decent life is.  Calls for transitions also uncover cultural, social, and political [...]

25 September
2020

A just transition? Lusatia, lignite and lessons learned – guest post by Josh Emden

By |News comment and analysis|

From #BuildBackBetter to Net Zero to Black Lives Matter – 2020 has been characterised by calls for a better and more sustainable future. Transition narratives have dominated much of the public conversation, with Covid-19 shifting our thinking on what a good, dignified, decent life is.  Calls for transitions also uncover cultural, social, and political decision-making [...]

17 September
2020

We are hiring a Project Manager/Technical Expert!

By |News from Agulhas|

Agulhas Applied Knowledge is a London-based consulting firm specialising in research, analysis, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) on international development, humanitarian assistance and sustainability. Since 2003, we have provided strategic advice on aid programmes and development policy to the UK government, other DAC countries, multilateral organisations, developing country governments, philanthropic foundations and NGOs. We specialise in [...]

24 August
2020

Countering radicalisation – Lauren Pett

By |News comment and analysis|

This blog is part of a series of two on radicalisation. Read part one here. As discussed in our last blog on radicalisation , the pathways towards extremism are individual and highly complex, but there remain common features and personal vulnerabilities that can increase the likelihood of an individual becoming radicalised. Currently, counter-terrorism approaches, such as [...]

10 August
2020

The psychology of extreme violence – Lauren Pett

By |News comment and analysis|

Violent, extreme acts in the name of political or religious belief are a disturbing feature of modern life. Organised extremist groups – such as white supremacists, Islamist militants espousing Jihad, hard-line animal rights activists, anarchists and misogynist “incels”, to name but a few – share common strategies of condoning and using unlawful and sometimes violent acts in the name of their beliefs. They aim to disrupt, avenge, punish, expunge and spread fear amongst target groups and the wider population.

24 June
2020

COVID-19 responses require an intersectional lens to protect migrant workers – Nikita Yasmin Shah

By |News comment and analysis|

The global COVID-19 pandemic was said to be indiscriminatory, leaving no one person, regardless of race, gender or socio-economic status, safe. Yet, once again, the impact of this crisis has been experienced disproportionately, particularly for those already in vulnerable, precarious situations. Those with enough privilege have been able to self-isolate, practice social distancing and regularly [...]

12 June
2020

Climate change, security and the importance of a gendered discourse – Angelique Lecorps

By |News comment and analysis|

The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security recently published a thoughtful paper on Gender, Climate and Security. The webinar that followed the paper discussed issues that we at Agulhas have been grappling with in our work. Here are our thoughts... C19 exacerbates existing risks and inequalities The COVID-19 pandemic, with its multiple ramifications for [...]

12 May
2020

The Initiative for Climate Action Transparency (ICAT) is successfully supporting developing countries build an evidence base for their climate actions and policies

By |client stories|

by Katerina Cerna, Catherine Cameron and Mark Kelleher The 2015 Paris Agreement represented a key milestone in the fight against climate change. 187 countries ratified the Convention, committing to take urgent action to achieve a carbon-neutral and resilient world by mid-century. Countries pledged to intensify their efforts and turn commitments into action on the ground. [...]

4 May
2020

Undertaking effective M&E during COVID-19 – reflecting on lessons learned from the Agulhas independent evaluation of the Initiative for Climate Action Transparency, supported by CIFF

By |client stories, News from Agulhas|

by Mark Kelleher, Catherine Cameron and Katerina Cerna In the first few months of 2020 one issue has dominated worldwide: the COVID-19 pandemic, and the way that this emergency has changed patterns of living and working. Commentators have pointed to a total re-evaluation of work as we know it and business leaders have heralded the [...]

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