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Past events

Feb 16

Making sense of social impact: Acumen's building blocks for impact analysis

16-02-2015 - 29-03-2015

Together with Acumen’s Impact Team, we’ve developed this free introductory course to help you understand how we analyze impact in our portfolio and how you can apply the same building blocks to any socially-focused company or organization that you are personally excited about. 


Feb 6

Risking everything: vulnerabilities and opportunities in migration, streamed live online

06-02-2015 - 06-02-2015

Migration is one of the most effective ways of reducing global poverty. However, there are systemic features undermining its potential. This event, organised by the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium (SLRC) and Migrating out of Poverty Consortium, explores  the risks and vulnerabilities that migrants face throughout the migration cycle – from pre-departure to the transit phase to employment in the new workplace – with a specific focus on Nepalese migration.

Jan 20

Putting people first: lessons on accountability to affected populations from Typhoon Haiyan, streamed live online

20-01-2015 - 20-01-2015

Humanitarian organisations have increasingly recognised the need to improve accountability – not just to donors – but crucially to those affected by crises. Such beneficiary accountability initiatives emerged strongly during the response to Typhoon Haiyan, the worst disaster ever to hit the Philippines.

Jan 8

Education for Sustainability in Higher Education Conference - Achievements and prospects, US

08-01-2015 - 08-01-2015
This coming January sees the end of the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and the ten-year anniversary of HEFCE’s influential policy document Sustainable Development in Higher Education, and marks ten years since the Centre for Sustainable Futures (CSF) was established here at Plymouth University, with the ambitious goal to embed sustainability across university policy and practice, particularly in teaching and learning.  This conference at Plymouth University will bring together, showcase, and celebrate achievements in sustaina