COVID-19

Exploring the fault lines of a global pandemic

A dashboard of tools, resources, ideas and stories during Covid-19, updated weekly.

Updated: Oct 12, 2020

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What we're reading, watching and listening to

  • Video

Young people from 18 countries in 6 continents react to the initial ‘wave’ of the coronavirus. A video series produced by Connor Kirwan and Toni Pyke.

Our Features

Is the world on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030? Five takeaways from 2 key reports

How many people are struggling to overcome hunger in the world today are we on track to achieve zero hunger by 2030? Colm Regan presents 5 key takeaways from the 2020 Global Hunger Index and the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World reports

7 Key Takeaways from Philip Alston – A Masterclass on Extreme Poverty

A summary of Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights Philip Alston’s key points and arguments in his final report in June 2020 on the state of poverty eradication work and the perils of the international poverty line

Generation Lockdown in 2 Minutes – video series

Young people from 18 countries on 6 continents react to the initial ‘wave’ of the coronavirus – a video series

COVID-19 and Human Development

Data and debate. An initial reflection from Indian writer and activist Arundhati Roy: ‘Whatever it is, coronavirus has made the mighty kneel and brought the …

10 ideas to continue your global citizenship journey – Part 3

Covid-19 highlights the importance of our Global Citizenship and Development Education. A 3-part series.

10 ideas to continue your global citizenship journey – Part 2

Covid-19 highlights the importance of our Global Citizenship and Development Education. The second in a 3-part series, Colm Regan introduces 3 teaching strategies for adapting and exploring with learners

Blogs

Beyond the Western gaze

The “Africa needs help” vs. “No! Africa can teach you lessons!” is tiring. Other than benefiting a few pundits, are we deriving any value from it? George Kibala Bauer

Resources

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  • Reads

Covid-19 has revealed a pre-existing pandemic of poverty that benefits the rich

The World Bank’s flawed and misunderstood poverty benchmark has led to a deceptively positive picture and dangerous complacency. By outgoing UN special rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights, Philip Alston

COVID-19 and Development Education

A range of perspectives to inform practice and provoke debate, following a public call for submissions by The Centre for Global Education, Belfast.

  • Podcasts

Small Changes

A podcast series of one-on-one interviews with people who've seen a problem in the world and set out to change it. By The Guardian

Change the World

Young people across Ireland share their thoughts on the Sustainable Development Goals and how we can achieve them. By National Youth Council of Ireland and Spunout.ie

Will Black women decide the next US president?

The Take. An AJ+ podcast presented by Imaeyen Ibanga