Monthly Archives: February 2016

How to provide energy access for all?

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Geographical magazine summarise the discussion from our latest 21st Century Challenges event ‘Energy for all’. Goal seven of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is ‘to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all’. But one in five people currently don’t have access to modern electricity. How can we support local entrepreneurship and help the world’s poorest

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21CC Policy Forum: Madeleine Sumption, Director of Migration Observatory, University of Oxford, confirmed as speaker for ‘Europe’s migration crisis?’

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Madeleine Sumption is the Director of the Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford. The Migration Observatory provides impartial, independent, authoritative, evidence-based analysis of data on migration and migrants in the UK, to inform media, public and policy debates, and to generate high quality research on international migration and public policy issues. Madeleine’s research interests include labour migration, the economic

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Inter-faith entrepreneur Omar Salha joins the discussion

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Omar Salha will join our 21st Century Challenges discussion ‘Integrated Britain?’ on Tuesday 15 March. Omar is a PhD Nohoudh Scholar at the Centre for Islamic Studies and a Senior Teaching Fellow at the Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy at SOAS University of London. He was awarded the Nohoudh Scholarship for the study of ‘Integration of Muslims in British

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Register now for ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis?’ – 22 March 2016

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Registration is open for the latest in our series of ’21st Century Challenges: Policy Forum’ discussion meetings. ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis?’ will take place at the headquarters of the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) on the evening of Tuesday 22 March. Net migration has exceeded 100,000 a year, every year since 1998. With the number of migrants entering the UK unlikely

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Dr Gabrielle Walker will chair our ‘Energy for all’ discussion

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We’re delighted to welcome Dr Gabrielle Walker, BBC presenter and Chief Scientist at Xyntéo to Chair our Energy for all discussion on 24 February 6.30pm. At strategic advisory firm Xyntéo, Gabrielle works with CEOs and senior executives from a wide range of global companies on reinventing growth and creating business models that are fit for the future. She has been

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Dr. Max Nathan, Deputy Director of What Works Centre, confirmed as speaker for ‘Europe’s Migration Crisis’ 21CC Policy Forum

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Max is Senior Birmingham Fellow (Regional Economic Development) at Birmingham Business School, and is a Deputy Director of the What Works Centre for Local Economic Growth. He is an economic geographer with a background in public policy. His research focuses on urban economic development, in particular the economics of immigration and diversity; innovation systems and tech clusters; and public policy

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