Governance News about global development governance covering ethics, gender, development goals, funding, collaboration, policy, women, human rights and more. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:58:12 GMT en Venezuela: science ‘brain drain’ threatens future of research Study shows high percentage of Venezuelan migrants are scientists. Tue, 12 Mar 2019 16:58:12 GMT SESAME gets science diplomacy award, goes solar International recognition is followed by launch of plant to fully power the laboratory with renewable energy. Wed, 27 Feb 2019 13:06:11 GMT Venezuela goes back 20 years in child mortality New estimates highlight a crumbling health sector and need for up-to-date information. Tue, 12 Feb 2019 14:14:17 GMT Q&A: Women still missing in Brazil’s top science posts Biologist Marie-Anne van Sluys says male leadership remains the norm, despite progress towards gender parity. Mon, 11 Feb 2019 14:17:22 GMT Brazil’s government may push the Amazon to destruction Jair Bolsonaro’s anti-environment agenda risks irreversible changes in the rainforest. Thu, 24 Jan 2019 16:59:07 GMT Q&A: 'I emigrated when my lab was turned into barracks’ Ghaneya Al-Naqeeb was forced to leave Yemen, and says researchers facing risks at home can sustain their careers abroad. Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:38:51 GMT Indigenous people to have say in UN climate policy “Somewhat rapid” acceleration underway for platform designed to give indigenous groups a voice. Wed, 16 Jan 2019 15:33:19 GMT Pakistan can meet SDGs by tapping wind, solar energy 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 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 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’ 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 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.” 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 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 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’ 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’ 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 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’ 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 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