‘The Humanitarian Drone’: Worthwhile innovation or wolf in sheep’s clothing?

Joseph Hing and Rebecca Olul from UNICEF Pacific demonstrating a drone to children on the island of Epi, Vanuatu. The drone will be used to deliver vaccines to remote areas. Photo credit: Jason Chute/Unicef Pacific 2018 saw a continued uptick in the use of Drone technology within the development and humanitarian …

Has Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day finally peaked?

Since its inception in 1988, Comic Relief’s Red Nose Day has been a mainstay in the calendars of most British households. In theory, Richard Curtis’s original idea of using comedy to highlight issues around extreme poverty seems crass, ill-fitting, even inappropriate and yet over the years it has become one …

International Women’s Day: Ending harmful social norms and valuing women and girls

  [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYFKyNEAFkw&t=2s[/youtube]   While some may criticise it as the commercialisation of women’s issues, others see International Women’s Day as a way to refocus attention on issues that continue to block women’s progress. To highlight one such issue, the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), hosted a live-streamed conversation on International Women’s …

Communication for Development on Screen: We Need To Talk About Periods

In 2019, it shouldn’t be noteworthy that Netflix has produced a documentary on the subject of periods. And yet it is. Further adding to the noteworthiness of this event, is the documentary’s Academy Award Win in the Documentary (Short Subject) category. This begs the question: Who or what has connected menstrual …