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Nature-based Solutions: Five opportunities to strengthen nature-based climate adaptation for people, land and oceans

Nature-based Solutions: Five opportunities to strengthen nature-based climate adaptation for people, land and oceans

On January 25-26, the Climate Adaptation Summit takes place worldwide. Hosted by the Netherlands, this international online event hosts world leaders  and stakeholders. The highlight of the summit is the launch of the Adaptation Action Agenda. The Adaptation Gap Report published by UNEP reveals that action by governments on adaptation is lagging woefully behind. One of the highlights of the report […]

Planning 100% Renewable Energy Urban Cities

Planning 100% Renewable Energy Urban Cities

Discussing the transition to renewable energy in cities, Dr. Christina Hoicka and Jessica Conroy recently published a new report outlining the approaches to achieve 100% renewable energy in urban cities. The authors are one of 5 inaugural Critical Perspectives in Global Health seed grant recipients given by the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research. Abstract […]

Beyond contact tracing: The opportunities and challenges of digital responses to COVID-19

Beyond contact tracing: The opportunities and challenges of digital responses to COVID-19

Governments and organizations worldwide are using a range of digital technologies in response to pandemic On July 31, the Government of Canada released the national COVID-19 exposure notification app, COVID Alert: a digital tool designed to enhance officials’ ability to detect and control the spread of the coronavirus. This effort follows digital contract-tracing apps implemented […]

Hamari Awaaz: Addressing stigma in people living with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in India

Hamari Awaaz: Addressing stigma in people living with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis in India

Hamari Awaaz: Addressing stigma in people living with multidrug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) in India was created by nine women who participated in a photovoice study with Doctors Without Borders / Médecins sans frontières (MSF) India. Faculty Member Amrita Daftary and Postdoctoral Fellow Tahiya Mahbub participated in the study. The concept and contents of the book were […]

Improving equitable access: why an intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 products and technologies deserves global support

Improving equitable access: why an intellectual property waiver for COVID-19 products and technologies deserves global support

The Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research supports the call for a COVID-19 WTO TRIPS IP waiver, as expressed in this joint statement released by the Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research and the Canadian Society for International Health. La version française suit la version anglaise. Improving equitable access: why an intellectual property waiver for […]

A Health-Based Case against Canadian Arms Transfers to Saudi Arabia

A Health-Based Case against Canadian Arms Transfers to Saudi Arabia

Abstract Under the Arms Trade Treaty, state parties must assess the extent to which the export of conventional arms might contribute to, inter alia, serious violations of human rights or international humanitarian law. The stated aims of Canada’s arms export licensing decision-making process are, similarly, to assess such risks on a case-by-case basis. This paper […]

Enabling incremental adaptation in disadvantaged communities: polycentric governance with a focus on non-financial capital

Enabling incremental adaptation in disadvantaged communities: polycentric governance with a focus on non-financial capital

Abstract Floods increasingly threaten disadvantaged communities around the globe. When limited financial resources are available, nature-based and community-based incremental adaptation that codifies existing actions and behaviours can help protect people and assets through risk reduction management. These adaptation measures mainly rely on non-financial capital that can be appropriate alternatives when financial resources are limited, especially […]

Bruce Mau: Design principles for critical problem-solving in global health

Bruce Mau: Design principles for critical problem-solving in global health

On 20 October 2020, Bruce Mau discussed the role of design in global health in conversation with James Orbinski, Sarah Bay-Cheng, and Irene Chong. The event was presented by the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research. Twitter Moment ⚡️ “Bruce Mau: Design for critical problem-solving in global health” by @DIGHR_YorkU https://t.co/wTc6BsO48U — Dahdaleh Institute for […]

From COVID-19 to the climate emergency: Lessons from this global crisis for the next one

From COVID-19 to the climate emergency: Lessons from this global crisis for the next one

Linn Biorklund Belliveau, Research Fellow at the Dahadaleh Institute for Global Health Research, co-wrote this article with Sean Healy, Head of Reflection and Analysis at Médecins Sans Frontières - Operational Centre, Amsterdam. Published in The Conversation Canada on 5 October 2020.

Defeating COVID-19 calls for global solidarity, not a vaccine power play

Defeating COVID-19 calls for global solidarity, not a vaccine power play

The Canadian Coalition for Global Health Research (CCGHR) and the Canadian Society for International Health (CSIH), with support from the Dahdaleh Institute for Global Health Research and contribution from Dahdaleh Director James Orbinski, released the statement Defeating COVID-19 calls for global solidarity, not a vaccine power play. This follows the statement issued in June, Global […]