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Every tackle counts: TackleAfrica, football and HIV awareness

Saturday, 29th June, 2019

coach-coaching tackle Africa

On 20 July I will be joining some friends in a football marathon here in Brighton. It involves playing non-stop six-a-side against other teams for 12 hours. The reason will be to raise funds for a charity called TackleAfrica. The charity was set up to raise awareness for HIV/AIDS in places where there is less…

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Rhino Charge: rallying for Aberdare

Friday, 31st May, 2019

Rhino charge

Tomorrow morning, 65 4x4s will set off from a currently undisclosed location in Kenya to race to thirteen check points across demanding terrain. The team to have reached most checkpoints using the shortest distance will be crowned champs of this year’s Rhino Charge. Now an annual event, Rhino Charge began in 1989 to raise money…

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Cyclone Kenneth in Mozambique

Friday, 3rd May, 2019

Cyclone Kenneth, picture taken from NASA

More than two metres of rain have fallen in Pemba, the capital of the Cabo Delgado Province, Mozambique since Cyclone Kenneth arrived just under two weeks ago. To put that into context, that’s about four times the average that falls over London in a year. Cyclones are severe storms that form over the Indian Ocean….

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The good news of Nomad Tanzania Trust

Friday, 12th April, 2019

Beds for Meds

I’ve been thinking about how much good news there is recently, but how rarely we hear it. Bad news sells so much better. The result can be a spiral into hopelessness about the world and the people in it. But I am here to assure you that there is much, much more to feel hopeful for. Part of…

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Incentivising Peace in Areas of Conflict, Part 2: Peter Marsden Shares His Story

Friday, 5th April, 2019

Paoua Office - Central African Republic

Please note this blog is the second part of Incentivising Peace in Areas of Conflict, which is about the work of Concordis and is based on an interview with Peter Marsden. The first went into the background of Marsden’s work and looked at the importance of trade as a means of incentivising peace in South…

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Lotte Davis & International Women’s Day 2019: Bettering the balance, bettering the world and bettering every other day

Friday, 8th March, 2019

Founder (Lotte) + Students2

Today marks International Women’s Day 2019 (IWD2019). 110 years ago, what could be considered as the first ever National Women’s Day took place in New York. It is overwhelming and incredible to think how far we’ve progressed in these 110 years. However, despite the advancement in women’s rights, there is still room for improvement and…

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Incentivising peace in areas of conflict, part 1: Director of Programmes at Concordis International Peter Marsden shares his story

Tuesday, 22nd January, 2019

Peter-Marden-in-Patoucone

Please note this blog is split into two parts. As well as sharing how Peter Marsden became an international peacemaker, it covers his work in South Sudan, Iraq and the Central African Republic. It’s not often you get the opportunity to speak with someone who has been to the Central African Republic, or even heard…

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Remembering Great Apes: the launch, the book, and the fight against forgetting

Tuesday, 23rd October, 2018

Rembering Great Apes Book

Last week a group of us hightailed it to London, to Le Galleria, in Pall Mall, for the photography exhibition of Born Free and Wildlife Photographer United’s Remembering Great Apes, a coffee table book featuring the work of over 50 wildlife photographers. A kickstarter funded enterprise, with all photographs donated, it is the third in…

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Small changes we can make for the environment

Tuesday, 25th September, 2018

Namunyak-SimonJMorris-(392-of-462)

Over the course of the last year, I have become the building’s environmental officer. But who am I kidding. I’m not the green police, waiting for someone to put a recyclable cup in the wrong bin before jumping out on them. The conundrum of greener living is just as much mine as anyone else’s. What…

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A new frontier: Will Jones reports on Congo Brazzaville

Wednesday, 19th September, 2018

Will-Jones-and-Roaldn-Purcell-wading-up-stream

I’ve just got back from a trip to the Republic of Congo – also known as Congo Brazzaville – with journalist Sophy Roberts,  Roland Purcell and photographer Robbie Lawrence. Roberts you will know from her writing for the likes of the Financial Times and Conde Nast Traveller. Purcell is a pioneering conservationist whose exploits I’ve…

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