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Expert Senior Research Associate

Ananya Ramesh

Ananya is an Urban Planner and Architect by training, working on topics at the intersection of climate change and urban development. Her current project explores the potential of digitalization for participatory climate action in cities of the Global South.

News 19 Feb 2024

Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala sends warmest greetings for the Lunar New Year

Full speech from Prof. Tshilidzi Marwala for the Lunar New Year, the Year of the Dragon.

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Climate Change and Biodiversity: The Future of Food and the Environment

ONLINE: This symposium will discuss sustainable food systems and their role in tackling climate change and biodiversity loss.

News 19 Feb 2024

Event Spotlights Impact of Small Grants Initiative for Local Biodiversity

A session shared lessons learned from the Community Development and Knowledge Management for the Satoyama Initiative (COMDEKS) project.

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WORKSHOP | Utilizing Geospatial Big Data for Healthy and Sustainable Cities

The workshop organised by UNU IIST Macau with CUHK unites experts to explore the current state, challenges, and opportunities of geospatial big data.

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Information Session for Prospective JPO Candidates

ONLINE: On 22 February 2024, UNU will host a session to introduce a new Junior Professional Officer position opening at UNU-WIDER.

Article 15 Feb 2024

‘Greatest Good’ Exists Not at the Extremes but Through Exploration of the Middle Ground — Pareto

Ethical decision-making involves a complex interplay between the imperative to prevent harm and the pursuit of good.

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Healthy Land: Why Combating Desertification is Crucial for Human Security

TOKYO: On 20 February, UNU will host a conversation with Ibrahim Thiaw, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification.

Media Coverage 14 Feb 2024

The World Needs an International Decade for Data

The Global Digital Compact, to be agreed at the Summit of the Future, presents an opportunity to expand the benefits of data for all.

News 14 Feb 2024

UNU-IAS Director Calls for Women's Participation in Building Climate Resilience

Prof. Shinobu Yume Yamaguchi discussed gender-related impacts of climate change at the Moral Money Summit organized by the Financial Times and Nikkei.