Not all of the news and articles published by UNU’s institutes gets reported on here as a featured news story. The following is a sampling of posts that you might have missed, selected from other websites of the UNU global system of institutes.
UNU news over the past two weeks has, understandably, been focused on the CODIV-19 pandemic.
UNU-WIDER has reoriented its work to focus on how the COVID-19 pandemic will affect the Global South (economies, states, and societies). Follow the link above for continuing updates on the UNU-WIDER’s initiatives, papers, and opinions on this important topic.
In Driving Evidence-Based Policy for COVID-19, UNU-IIGH describes how the institute is supporting UN agencies and Member States in their efforts to craft health policies that are based on the best available evidence.
UNU-EHS researchers are actively contributing their experience in the field of risk reduction as well as disaster preparedness and management to overall risk reduction efforts in the context of the COVID-19 crisis. For more, see UNU-EHS and COVID-19.
If you are an academic, policymaker, or professional who would like to be a part of the discussion that will shape the ongoing regional response to COVID-19 and future epidemics, see the UNU-CRIS “Call for Blog Contributions: Regional Dimension of the COVID-19 Response”.
UNU-MERIT asks, and tries to answer, two perplexing questions: “What will happen to school grades during the coronavirus pandemic?” and “Can home-grown social innovations slow the spread of COVID-19?”
For many, the internet is an essential lifeline during the ongoing pandemic ― but what about the estimated 3 billion people worldwide who are not online? The UNU Institute in Macau considers the effects of the “Digital Divide in the Time of COVID-19”.
The article “Building Resilience Against Biological Hazards and Pandemics”, co-authored by a UNU-IAS researcher and published in journal Progress in Disaster Science, examines global, regional, and national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the implications for the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction.
UNU-INRA Director Fatima Denton considers the question: “Will Hydrocarbon-rich African Countries Be Left Gasping for Breath in the Aftermath of the COVID-19?”
Most literature about the pandemic response focuses on the biological aspect. But what about the psychosocial consequences? In “Fight with ‘Fire’ or Brace for ‘Tide’”, UNU-EGOV suggests that the best strategy for flattening the curve may lie in the art of judo.
For monthly updates about what’s happening across the UNU system ― research, commentary and jobs ― be sure to check out the current issue of UNU INSIGHTS.