July 8, 2019

A rock and a hard place?

Emmanuel Ally, a 21-year-old third-generation Chagossian exile, describes the Chagos Islands as being like a lost nation (1) whilst Namira Negm, legal counsel of the African Union said: “It is unthinkable that today, in the 21st century, there i...

May 31, 2019

This month’s blog takes us to Afghanistan with Helen A. Cruz, Impact Resolutions’ senior human environment specialist.

During the mid-1990s, I undertook my second international technical mission to Afghanistan for the United States Agency for International Development,...

February 27, 2019

Tackling loneliness and social isolation is not only the right thing to do, but if done properly can be surprisingly cost effective.

Happiness

Here’s a question: How happy are you? If you’re living in Norway, you’re probably quite satisfied with your lot; considerably le...

January 30, 2019

Throughout the 1990s and 2000s I led many public consultation meetings on controversial projects, during which disaffected groups would often turn up with placards. The next day the media would plaster local newspapers with images of the most vulnerable community membe...

December 30, 2018

What got me thinking about Guam, a 544 square kilometre US territory located in the western Pacific Ocean about 11,500 kilometres from the United States mainland?  It’s rarely in the headlines, except for late 2017 when this tiny island was catapulted to unwelcome worl...

November 29, 2018

Boa Sr.’s story

Nobody knew Boa Sr.’s real age. Born around 1925, she was approximately 85 when she passed away in January 2010.

Boa hailed from the remote Indian Andaman and Nicobar Islands, located at the juncture of the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea, about 164km f...

October 30, 2018

Last month’s article on the challenges of working overseas explored the importance of looking after your mental health. In the second of our two-part series, we examine some practical considerations. Most of us have packed for vacation but getting ready to move oversea...

September 29, 2018

In the first of a two-part series about the challenges of working overseas, we take a look at an important consideration that many people are reluctant to discuss: How to look after your mental health.

Working overseas can be an exciting, but sometimes daunting experien...

August 30, 2018

This month’s blog takes us to Indonesia with Helen A. Cruz, Impact Resolutions’ senior human environment specialist. And so, a very interesting story is woven…

Taken from the Indonesian verb “megikat” meaning to bind or tie off, ikat is an ancient and sophisticated proc...

July 30, 2018

In this month’s blog, we travel to idyllic Luang Prabang in Laos where Simon Cuerden was lucky enough to discover one of the country’s very first dairies and an excellent example of sustainability in action.  

Whatever image comes to mind when you think of Laos, a beaut...

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