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We are very proud that Robert Ssewanyana’s work has been featured in The Independent Uganda, find out about how his research demonstrates that art can be effective in breaking down taboos by using everyday objects in prevention and empowerment of HIV/AIDs among young people

Adoption of Visual Arts in the fight against HIV and Aids (

From Monday 4th January 2021 you can visit the research dissemination exhibition by Robert Ssewanyana

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Join the Durham University (in collaboration with IHRR and Newcastle University and Northumbria University) Early Careers Researcher Event on Thursday 9th July 2020 @ 12.30-14.00 through below link:

Join the Durham University SDG Workshop and Competition on 8th June 2020 through below link:

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Reflections on Covid-19

Song ‘Save the World’

As social researcher who believes in using music as a potent tool to communicate my ideas and research outcomes, I did the attached song (audio-video) titled, SAVE THE WORLD as a way of playing my own part in complimenting the effort of state actors in sensitising the populace about the key Infection Prevention and Control measures (IPC) to break the chain of transmissions.

This audio-video which is dedicated to all health care workers on the frontline, is widely played in Sierra Leone during T.V and radio programmes on discussions around Covid-19, this song has been very much useful in spreading the message of regular hand washing, social distancing and a need for a collective effort and global unity if we must succeed in this fight against this deadly monster (Corona Virus).

– Martin –


The World is coming to a hault now,

Seeing the healing nature, I feel, human is a monster somehow.

Whether it is branded clothes or multinational deals, everything is in vain,

However now everybody is longing for peace to obtain.

Standing at the edge of life and death time,

And introspecting at the present moment, finally I realize what is mine.

Let’s take a pledge of protecting our mother nature,

Proving again that human is not an obnoxious creature.


Integrate the global goals in your daily life and make sustainable choices

Follow the below link to integrate the global goals in your daily life and make sustainable choices:… to find out more about the daily actions for the global goals:

Just imagine if… your idea could change the world – 26 November 2019

Durham University has teamed up with award-winning British entrepreneur Paul Lindley OBE to host and support an international entrepreneur competition in March 2020, called just IMAGINE if….

The competition, founded by Paul, is open to anyone across the globe who has a business idea that could help address at least one of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The 17 goals promote prosperity while protecting the planet. They seek to tackle global issues, such as poverty, climate change, education and hunger.

The winner will receive bespoke research support worth £75,000 from Durham University Business School and other university researchers.

Ten shortlisted finalists will present their business idea in front of a panel of expert business leaders at the March 2020 final in Durham.

Each finalist will receive mentoring from a leading businessperson and professional pitch training to perfect their presentation ahead of the event. Finalists will also benefit from free workshops and opportunities for professional support after the final.

To apply for the competition and to find out more, visit

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Durham Global Challenges CDT – Outdoor Team Building Retreat November 2019

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In 2015, world leaders agreed to 17 goals for a better world by 2030. These sustainable development goals have the power to end poverty, fight inequality and stop climate change. All of the Durham Global Challenges – CDT projects are linked to one or more of the UN Sustainable Development Goals, to work together to build a better future for everyone.

The Durham GCRF-CDT students focused on productive writing at Dove Marine (Newcastle University) on the coast of Cullercoats. They used their time to prepare for their Formal Progression Review. This requires the students to submit for assessment a substantive piece of work as defined by their departments. The structured programme included a break with an outdoor activity.

A member of the Durham Centre for Academic Development facilitated the event for the CDT.

The Durham Global Challenges CDT Trip 2019

On 1st July 2019 the Durham Global Challenges-CDT organised a trip to the Angel of the North, Bamburgh, Seahouses and the Farne Islands. The trip offered a unique cultural learning experience of English heritage in North East England and provided an opportunity to network and socialise with the cohort.

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