Links I Liked

When you die unexpectedly. Early example of texting from a British churchyard ht No Context Brits

WHO to assess new highly mutated Covid-19 variant as countries ramp up health checks. More evidence, as if it were needed, that turning poor countries into a giant Covid petri dish by ignoring vaccine equity is going to rebound on everyone.

Paradigm shifts in food systems. Write-up of recent lecture Agnes Kalibata and Ian Scoones (discussant). Good, quaintly polite debate on balance of tech and politics. + Also available on podcast and video.

Some interesting courses out there, but for these two you have to pay:

Malala wants to share her activist skills: ‘If you’re someone who wants to create a better, fairer world, you don’t have to wait another minute to get started. On Master Class, I’m teaching you how to be an activist and giving you all the tools to impactful change in your communities.

Four day online Political Economy Analysis in Action training course from the Policy Practice and ODI, starting February 2022. Apply here

To celebrate its 20th anniversary, the Center for Global Development put together a smart Timeline of its big wins (and there are a lot of them). I’d  be interested to see these for other organizations (then we can all start arguing about attribution).

Correct Posture. If only. ht Pete Wharmby

And finally, Prince William shared his views on population v conservation in Africa. Big mistake.

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