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Our mission is to provide an inclusive and open platform to raise awareness of and discuss solutions to international development issues. CUiD aims to motivate students to debate and take action on issues such as poverty, global health, climate change, and education.

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Published by Will Peet and artwork designed by Ryan Ward There can be no doubt that colonialism and its legacies have been responsible for the crises of statehood that have...

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Lusophone Africa: an atypical model of post-colonial influence

Published by Will Peet and artwork designed by Ryan Ward There can be no doubt that colonialism and its legacies have been responsible for the...

Decolonising the child: a perspective on the extant colonialism in global early childhood education and reflexivity in research and action

Published by Sabilah Eboo Alwani, & artwork by Ryan Ward Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change...

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Published by Francesca Farrington and artwork by Ryan Ward International development is haunted by the spectre of colonialism. In the critical scholarship on international development...

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Published: Louise Chatterton, and artwork by Ryan Ward Foreign aid is undoubtedly a divisive topic in international development. If handled effectively, foreign aid has the...

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By Tads Ciecierski-Holmes and George Holmes, artwork by Ryan Ward. Many of us students experienced a stressful week in mid-March as the flood of COVID-19...

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CUiD is committed to providing a stimulating and non-partisan platform for debate on issues of international development. We do this by organising speaker events in which leading figures from academia, government and industry share their experiences to inspire and inform students. In the past we have hosted former CEOs of Oxfam and academics leading in fields such as politics, geography and development studies.