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Development Studies Academics Take Part in the Official Launch of TIGR2ESS

last modified Apr 05, 2018 12:37 PM

TIGR2ESS Launch

 

During the week of February 21st Dr Shailaja Fennel and Dr Richard Sidebottom from the Centre of Development Studies took part in the official launch of the TIGR2ESS (Transforming India's Green Revolution by Research and Empowerment for Sustainable food Supplies) research project in New Delhi, India.

TIGR2ESS spans multiple disciplines across Cambridge University and includes numerous Academic and Civil society partners in India. Led by Professor Howard Griffiths and funded by the Global Challenges Research fund, TIGR2ESS seeks to frame new understandings of a new Green Revolution scientific and social science approaches designed to empower stakeholders through participation, education and capacity building.

"It has been almost two years since the murder of Giulio Regeni in Cairo. As we approach this anniversary, we are no nearer to knowing the truth of what happened to this promising post-graduate, tortured and killed while pursuing wholly legitimate academic research... It has been especially troubling to note that, in the absence of apparent progress in investigations into Giulio’s death, attention has been turned to his doctoral supervisor, Dr Maha Abdelrahman – an honourable and distinguished scholar..." Stephen J Toope, Vice-Chancellor. To read the message in full, please go to our News page. The message can also be found on the University of Cambridge homepage.

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