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Professor Heaven Crawley has joined the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) as a Senior Research Associate to develop and strengthen links with the newly established migration research programme which has a particular interest in migrant journeys, decision making and the relationship between migration and a range of development policies. Heaven will use this role to identify new funding opportunities which build on the findings of the MEDMIG research.
The ODI's mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries. They do this by locking together high quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused dissemination and debate, working with partners in the public and private sectors, in both developing and developed countries.
As well as 12 core research programmes, the ODI also host a number of flagship projects and run the ODI Fellowship Scheme. This map shows some of the highlights from their work in 2015-2016.
Exceed in Coventry is a three-year project providing tailored help and support to over 1,300 Coventry residents, enabling them to progress into education, training, job search or employment.
ConnectMe is a three-year project supporting Coventry’s long term unemployed and economically inactive people. The project aims to make it easier for people who are experiencing barriers to employment to move into education, training or employment.
In July 2015, a legal duty came into force requiring that ‘specified authorities’, including schools and further education colleges, show ‘due regard to the need to prevent people from being drawn into terrorism’ – popularly referred to as the ‘Prevent duty’.
The report ‘What the Prevent duty means for schools and colleges in England: An analysis of educationalists’ experiences’, published 2 years after the introduction of the Prevent duty, seeks to get beyond the polarised public debate about the duty to explore the experiences of ‘front line’ education professionals.
Coventry University’s Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) has been selected to host the headquarters of the prestigious Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) for five years starting in 2018.
The university’s research centre, which is based on its Technology Park and which specialises in trust, peacebuilding and human security, will assume the role of secretariat to ACUNS from next year.
The Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) is celebrating five years of research into the developing arena of maritime security. This research specialism has grown in scope and importance during this period with an evolving understanding of the interrelated issues that affect all aspects of the maritime domain.