Governance https://scidev.net/global/governance/ News about global development governance covering ethics, gender, development goals, funding, collaboration, policy, women, human rights and more. Wed, 02 Jan 2019 12:57:23 GMT en Pakistan can meet SDGs by tapping wind, solar energy https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/pakistan-can-meet-sdgs-by-tapping-wind-solar-energy-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/energy/news/pakistan-can-meet-sdgs-by-tapping-wind-solar-energy-1x.html Pakistan’s massive wind and solar potential can help it meet sustainable development goals. Wed, 02 Jan 2019 12:57:23 GMT Conflict diseases to snakebites – 2018 in features https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/feature/conflict-diseases-to-snakebites-2018-in-features.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/agriculture/feature/conflict-diseases-to-snakebites-2018-in-features.html SciDev.Net looks back at the best features of 2018. Thu, 27 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Starving Yemenis resort to eating tree leaves https://scidev.net/global/conflict/news/starving-yemenis-resort-to-eating-tree-leaves.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/conflict/news/starving-yemenis-resort-to-eating-tree-leaves.html Widespread ingestion of unstudied plants worries scientists, who say that health impacts are unclear Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 GMT Q&A: Big data ‘transferring power to corporations’ https://scidev.net/global/data/supported-content/big-data-power-to-corporations.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/data/supported-content/big-data-power-to-corporations.html Companies get the benefits of big data says Linnet Taylor, data and society researcher at Tilburg University in The Netherlands. Mon, 19 Nov 2018 00:00:00 GMT Former astronaut is Brazil’s next science minister https://scidev.net/global/governance/news/former-astronaut-is-brazil-s-next-science-minister.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/governance/news/former-astronaut-is-brazil-s-next-science-minister.html South America’s first man in space, Marcos Pontes, will lead on Brazilian science in Jair Bolsonaro’s right-wing government. Wed, 07 Nov 2018 23:59:00 GMT Q&A: “It doesn’t matter what comes my way.” https://scidev.net/global/gender/role-models/q-a-it-doesn-t-matter-what-comes-my-way.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/gender/role-models/q-a-it-doesn-t-matter-what-comes-my-way.html Female scientists need to focus on what needs to be done and do it, says Simone Badal, a chemist working in Jamaica. Wed, 31 Oct 2018 13:17:52 GMT Rich Asia Pacific nations rank poorly on development policies https://scidev.net/global/aid/news/rich-asia-pacific-nations-rank-poorly-on-development-policies-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/aid/news/rich-asia-pacific-nations-rank-poorly-on-development-policies-1x.html Global index based on how well policies support poor nations gives low scores to the region’s wealthiest countries. Mon, 24 Sep 2018 00:00:00 GMT Climate action held back by conflicting policy in African countries https://scidev.net/global/policy/news/conflicting-policies-impeding-climate-change-efforts-1.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/policy/news/conflicting-policies-impeding-climate-change-efforts-1.html Climate change and related policies in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia are inconsistent with efforts to achieve SDGs. Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:37:08 GMT Q&A: ‘Women leaders must fight gender bias in the system’ https://scidev.net/global/gender/role-models/q-a-women-leaders-must-fight-gender-bias-in-the-system.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/gender/role-models/q-a-women-leaders-must-fight-gender-bias-in-the-system.html Nazhat Shameem Khan, chief negotiator at the UN’s annual climate talks, on making the system more gender-inclusive. Mon, 17 Sep 2018 14:24:00 GMT Q&A: ‘All of Iraq's arable land needs reclamation’ https://scidev.net/global/water/opinion/q-a-all-of-iraq-s-arable-land-needs-reclamation-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/water/opinion/q-a-all-of-iraq-s-arable-land-needs-reclamation-1x.html Iraqi minister Hassan Janabi discusses a recent crisis in Basra and pressures on the war-torn country’s water resources. Mon, 03 Sep 2018 14:12:56 GMT Renaissance Dam water conflict will pass down generations https://scidev.net/global/water/opinion/renaissance-dam-water-conflict-will-pass-down-generations.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/water/opinion/renaissance-dam-water-conflict-will-pass-down-generations.html Unresolved issues spell trouble for the future of the Nile Valley, says Egyptian water expert Nader Noureddine. Mon, 13 Aug 2018 12:32:27 GMT Q&A: ‘Let's first ask what women scientists want’ https://scidev.net/global/role-models/role-models/what-women-scientists-want.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/role-models/role-models/what-women-scientists-want.html Changing social definitions of success will benefit both women and men, says Rana Dajani. Thu, 02 Aug 2018 00:00:00 GMT AI impact on human rights to come under scrutiny https://scidev.net/global/human-rights/news/ai-human-rights-under-scrutiny.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/human-rights/news/ai-human-rights-under-scrutiny.html Australian project aims to keep tech rights-centred as experts say impacts are emerging in the developing world. Wed, 01 Aug 2018 15:11:46 GMT Indigenous people ‘attuned’ to chronic disease risks https://scidev.net/global/governance/news/indigenous-people-attuned-to-chronic-disease-risks.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/governance/news/indigenous-people-attuned-to-chronic-disease-risks.html Communities in Ecuador and Brazil face rising rates of disease linked to changes in diet, sedentary lifestyle. Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:42:38 GMT Global science body promises to reach poor regions https://scidev.net/global/governance/news/global-science-body-promises-to-reach-poor-regions.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/governance/news/global-science-body-promises-to-reach-poor-regions.html Merger gives rise to new international science council with diverse views on what its focus should be. Fri, 06 Jul 2018 16:15:00 GMT Q&A: ‘We can't just fold our arms and watch inequalities’ https://scidev.net/global/gender/role-models/q-a-we-can-t-just-fold-our-arms-and-watch-inequalities.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/gender/role-models/q-a-we-can-t-just-fold-our-arms-and-watch-inequalities.html Advancing equality in science requires an overhaul of the institutional establishment, says Mame Yaye Kène Gassama. Fri, 15 Jun 2018 10:30:15 GMT Q&A: ‘I imagine diversity as the central axis’ in research https://scidev.net/global/governance/opinion/q-a-i-imagine-diversity-as-the-central-axis-in-research.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/governance/opinion/q-a-i-imagine-diversity-as-the-central-axis-in-research.html A stronger gender perspective will improve both science and people’s lives, says Mexico’s Julia Tagüeña. Tue, 05 Jun 2018 11:18:19 GMT African research in danger due to low prioritisation https://scidev.net/global/enterprise/news/african-research-in-danger-due-to-low-prioritisation-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/enterprise/news/african-research-in-danger-due-to-low-prioritisation-1x.html African nations’ inability to contribute one per cent of GDP to R&D is frustrating researchers, says a meeting. Mon, 16 Apr 2018 08:55:28 GMT Are ‘native’ scientists not good enough? https://scidev.net/global/governance/columns/are-native-scientists-not-good-enough-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/governance/columns/are-native-scientists-not-good-enough-1x.html The Philippine government’s tendency to rely on foreign experts has riled up local scientists. Fri, 16 Mar 2018 13:59:31 GMT African patients more likely to die from surgery https://scidev.net/global/health/news/african-patients-more-likely-to-die-from-surgery-1x.html?utm_source=link&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=/global/governance/governance_rss.xml& https://scidev.net/global/health/news/african-patients-more-likely-to-die-from-surgery-1x.html Two per cent of African patients die from surgery compared with the global average of one per cent. Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:09:30 GMT