Mobility and Migration

Urban stories connecting loss of wellbeing, displacement and (im)mobility

The journal article “‘When we were children we had dreams, then we came to Dhaka to survive’: urban stories connecting loss of wellbeing, displacement and (im)mobility” uses storytelling methodology to investigate the connections between urban climate-induced loss of wellbeing and (im)mobility in Bhola Slum, an informal settlement in Dhaka, Bangladesh. […]

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Start of the digital MGG Academy 2020

How can international collaboration and knowledge cooperation be successful? How can we shape societies worldwide and make them more sustainable? The Managing Global Governance (MGG) Academy of the German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) will dedicate itself to these demanding questions. […]

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Worth Reading and Watching

What Happens when Summer Heatwaves Strike?

“It is certain that COVID-19 will profoundly change how we experience
summer, but it is not too late to prepare so that we can still enjoy the
warmer temperatures.” Simone Sandholz, Senior Scientist at the Institute
for Environment and Human Security of the United Nations University
(UNU-EHS) published an op-ed on this topic. […]

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„How to improve our relationship with nature after coronavirus”

“In the middle of the coronavirus crisis, many of us have turned to nature to reduce stress levels, improve mental health and stay physically
achieve. Yet, human interaction with nature and ecosystems contributed to the existence of the current pandemic in the first place. So what can we take away from this?” […]

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Master’s students hold mapathon for COVID-19 resilience in Brazil

Students of the Master of Geography of Environmental Risks and Human
Security Programme (GeoRisk) gathered online last Friday to hold a
mapathon for pandemic resilience in Brazil. They mapped over 250
buildings in one hour, helping local organizations in Salvador, pinpoint
areas in favelas that might serve as testing and hygiene item distribution
locations in the fight against COVID-19. […]

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