• SciDev.Net podcast: Ebola research, Maasai entrepreneurs and more

    Lou Del Bello

This month’s podcast sheds light on the role of medical research in the current Ebola crisis. We learn about the main experimental treatment available and what the scientific institutions in the United Kingdom are doing to enable a fast and effective response to the outbreak.
We then travel to Maputo, capital of Mozambique, to discover how African universities are joining up their efforts to foster a new generation of agricultural scientists — in the belief that a dynamic scientific community can better prepare society for future environmental and economic challenges.
Looking at the current agenda for tomorrow’s global development we sit down with Camilla Toulmin, director of the International Institute for Environment and Development, to discuss the main points of its 2014-2019 strategy. She explains why tackling hunger doesn’t mean we must produce more food, and how fighting inequality starts with targeted action against policies that lead to inequality.
And we’ll be on safari in Tanzania, where we visited a Maasai community outside Arusha to report on a project that combines clean technology and local entrepreneurship to empower women.
Finally, we hear about World Water Week, which kicks off today and which you will be able to follow through coverage on our website and social media until 5 September.