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Research and academic activities aligned with every Sustainable Development Goal

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UNU Council Member UNU Council Member; Raffles Professor of Social Sciences, National University of Singapore

Prof. Brenda Yeoh

Professor Brenda S.A. Yeoh is a Singaporean scholar and expert in the fields of migration, social geography, and the politics of space in colonial and post-colonial cities.

Expert Junior Research Fellow

Bavo Stevens

Bavo Stevens was a Junior Research Fellow at the UNU Institute on Globalization, Culture and Mobility (UNU-GCM).

Project 19 Jan 2038

Flexible Office: Concept for Resource Optimisation (FLORES)

This project at UNU FLORES seeks to make a significant shift from fixed desks assigned to each employee to spaces designed according to functions and needs

Project 19 Jan 2038

Improving China’s institutional capacity towards universal social protection

The project will support and enhance the capacity for the digital transformation of China's social insurance administration

Project 19 Jan 2038

‘CRoss-sEcToral planning decisIoN-maKing platform to foster climate Action’ — ‘RethinkAction’

This project will build a cross-sectoral platform to deliver clear and valuable information on climate change that supports decision making.

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2023 Spring School on Economic Fitness and Complexity: Online Public Sessions

ONLINE: June 9th, UNU-MERIT will co-organize two online sessions, open to the public, during the 2023 Economic Fitness and Complexity spring school.

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The Direction of Innovation: Insights from the World Intellectual Property Report 2022

HYBRID: On 21 June, UNU-MERIT will host a research seminar with Dr. Intan Hamdan-Livramento of the World Intellectual Property Organization.

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Second Q&A webinar on UNU-MERIT's Evidence-Based Policy Research Methods (EPRM) certificate programme

ONLINE: On 13 July 2023, UNU-MERIT will host a webinar to answer burning questions on their Evidence-Based Policy Research Methods (EPRM) programme!

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Sextortion & Basic Public Services: Preventing Corruption & Ensuring Equitable Access to Water, Sanitation, Health & Education

ONLINE: This event will discuss how sextortion impacts the delivery of water, sanitation, health, and education for women and marginalised groups.

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Migration Seminar: Non-State Actors and Local Authorities in the Global Compact for Migration

ONLINE: UNU-MERIT will host a seminar with Dr Raphaela Schweiger on her new book on the role of non-state actors and cities in global migration.