Category: The Global Academy team

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Steve Fairman

We were thrilled then to have reached the milestone of 100 researchers linking their work to the wider purpose provided by the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by joining us at the Global Academy. It seemed that our platform was gaining momentum and piquing interest in some research areas.
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Wendy Stone

2020 has been a long, difficult year for everyone so realising that we now have 100 researchers, based in 40 different countries working to help us achive the UN 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is a HUGE boost as we plan for the year ahead.
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Wendy Stone

My first job, as a new design graduate, was in a series of workshops in refugee camps in Eastern Sudan. Designers are people who solve problems using limited resources, and I found myself immediately surrounded by problems on a geopolitical scale, in a place with very, very few resources. I can’t say I did a great job. Shortly after I arrived in 1984 the region was overwhelmed by another half-million refugees from Ethiopia and Eritrea. Investment in the trades workshops where I was a technical volunteer became hard to justify in the face of immense human suffering.