Posts by Zoe Birchall

Read more about the UNDP-LKYSPP ‘Development on Small Islands’ Conference

13 May

Lee Kuan Yew

On 29 April, Cat attended the ‘Development on Small Islands– What does a complexity approach have to offer?’ conference, held by the UNDP in collaboration with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKYSPP). In preparation for the 3rd UN conference on Small Island Developing States (SIDS), the conference explored the value of complexity-aware […]

“Catching up in a Multipolar World” – Analysing Pakistan’s Economy

12 May


Mansoor Dailami is the Manager of the Emerging Global Trends Team of the Development Prospects Group at the World Bank. He is responsible for the monitoring and analysis of emerging global economic and financial trends that affect the prospects for developing countries’ growth, investment, and finance. Dailami has links with Cat in her capacity as […]

Analysing America’s Global Position and Nigerian Politics in Wake of Abductions | This Week’s Top Hot Links #128

7 May

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at the long-term strategy that is needed to address Russia’s advancement into Ukraine, exploring the possibilities of inviting Finland and Sweden to join NATO. We look at what the abduction of 200 school girls by suspected Islamist militants really tells us about Nigerian […]

Watch New ‘Pakistan Calling’ Videos Now @PakistanCalling

6 May


The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA) has recently released 14 new films as part of its Pakistan Calling Project. The RSA is an organisation committed to finding innovative practical solutions to today’s social challenges. Through its ideas, research and 27,000-strong Fellowship it seeks to understand and enhance human capability […]

Care International Seeking Private Sector Campaign Strategist Consultant

1 May


Care International is seeking a Campaign Strategist Consultant to assist them in promoting their ‘Linking for Change Charter’. Arounf the world, 2.5bn people have no access to a bank account, and Care are working in collaboration with Barclays and Plan UK to address this issue. They have launched a Linking for Change Savings Charter, which […]

Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development Publish Live Blog on The Model Institutions for a Sustainable Future Conference

29 Apr


Between the 24 – 26 April the Foundation for Democracy and Sustainable Development (FDSD) attended and reported on the Model Institutions for a Sustainable Future conference in Budapest. Last year, the UN identified a handful of countries leading the way on future generations governance. Those countries met in Budapest this weekend to share ideas and […]

Chatham House Launch Academy for Leadership in International Affairs

25 Apr


This September, Chatham House is launching its Academy for Leadership in International Affairs. The Academy is offering potential and established leaders from around the world the opportunity to spend up to twelve months as Academy Fellows at Chatham House. The Fellows will have the opportunity to develop their thinking on the most pressing national and […]

Is it really a lack of confidence that prevents women filling top posts in politics? | This Week’s Top Hot Links #127

24 Apr

This week’s hot links on strategy and international affairs takes a look at the political and economic situation in China, both as it stands today, and as it projects into the future. We also explore a debate between two writers on the status of geopolitics and power-plays in international relations. Next, an interesting look into […]