Insights from the field: John Mutua on ‘grounded’ data

Insights from the field: John Mutua on ‘grounded’ data

In January and February 2024, Observatory PhD student John Mutua travelled to Meru County in Kenya as part of his research on quantifying livestock diets in Kenya. Here, he reflects on his visit. Images: Pasture and Napier grass form the main components of the diet...
Call for Proposals: Short-term research on food security early action in East Africa drylands

Call for Proposals: Short-term research on food security early action in East Africa drylands

The Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action seeks proposals from individuals or organizations to carry out short-term ‘actionable’ research on food security early action in pastoral areas of East Africa. We seek proposals from interested researchers or...
Action research on challenge questions the focus of Observatory’s second year

Action research on challenge questions the focus of Observatory’s second year

In its second year the Observatory moved from establishment and agenda-setting to implementing a portfolio comprising action research by young scholars (both PhD students and post-doctoral scientists), impact collaborations on nutrition data and community-led early...
Tackling drought and food security ‘early warning to early action’ gaps

Tackling drought and food security ‘early warning to early action’ gaps

Together with the Data for Children Collaborative at the University of Edinburgh, we sent out a call for individuals and organizations to join us in an impact collaboration to find answers to the question: “How can we bridge the disconnects between food security,...
Time series for country-level childhood wasting estimates that account for seasonality

Time series for country-level childhood wasting estimates that account for seasonality

In 2022, the Observatory partnered with the Data for Children Collaborative in an impact collaboration process to investigate how we can best produce a time series of childhood wasting estimates that account for seasonality, survey timings and climate impacts. Here,...
Jameel Observatory small project support to University of Edinburgh staff

Jameel Observatory small project support to University of Edinburgh staff

To deepen engagement and bring in new skill sets from across the University of Edinburgh, the Jameel Observatory for Food Security Early Action seeks proposals from University of Edinburgh staff to support ot undertake action research on its key themes. The Jameel...