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From ‘androgyny to queer’, take a look at the V&A’s LGBTIQ+ glossary this LGBT History Month

Zorian Clayton

, February 24, 2020 — Museums

The V&A has had an active LGBTQ Working Group since 2006 and was one of the first museums globally to pioneer inclusivity of such histories in our research and public programming on a regular basis. Developing the V&A’s LGBTIQ+ GlossaryRegularly combing the catalogues for objects of queer interest across the collections, in 2015 the group…

“Volunteering changed my life” – Charli’s Story

Charli Clement

Charli Clement, February 13, 2020 — Civil Society

#iWill Ambassador

To mark Student Volunteering Week, we talk to Charli Clement, 19, from Birmingham, who found the answer to her teenage isolation and lack of confidence in becoming a Scout Leader.When I was 15, I ended up in a mental health unit for a couple of months and it was really rough. When I finally came…

Time to talk day 2020: Help me, I’m fine

Helen Cousin

Helen Cousin, February 6, 2020 — Civil Society

Founder of help me, im fine

Points of Light winner Helen Cousin shares her story about setting up a charity supporting children to talk about their feelings.Help me, I’m fine was created in June 2017 after our lives change forever when our beautiful 16-year-old daughter, Maisie, took her own life. We had no idea that our funny, bright, caring girl was…

Celebrating a successful Africa-UK: Female Tech Founders programme

International Tech Hub Team

, January 30, 2020 — Digital

Last week, 20-22 January 2020, the International Tech Hub welcomed 15 enthusiastic and inspiring tech entrepreneurs from across Africa to the UK, to participate in the inaugural Africa-UK: Female Tech Founders programme. The programme Across three days, our Founders discovered the UK’s thriving tech ecosystem through a series of masterclasses, tailored networking opportunities and workshops.The programme…

Applications open for Go Global Africa 2020

DCMS International Tech Hubs team

DCMS International Tech Hubs team, January 20, 2020 — Digital

The International Tech Hub Network’s Go Global Africa returns in 2020, following the success of the inaugural network-wide programme last year. Some of the most innovative startups working in FinTech, AgriTech, HealthTech and Clean Energy from across Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa will be invited to join in-country masterclasses as well as a UK programme.Africa…

Finalists announced for the International Tech Hub Network’s Female Tech Founders and TeXchange programmes

DCMS International Tech Hubs team

DCMS International Tech Hubs team, January 13, 2020 — Digital

 The International Tech Hub Network has a busy 2020 ahead, delivering delegations and network-wide programmes, and launching Tech Hubs, all whilst continuing to support entrepreneurs around the world who are using technology to solve local development challenges.Finalists have been chosen for the first two network-wide programmes of the year, Africa-UK: Female Tech Founders taking place…

Reflections on Go Global India 2019

Gary Stewart

Gary Stewart, December 19, 2019 — Digital

Chief Executive & Co-Founder - The Nest

India is the futureAs I disembarked from my tuk tuk to attend the Go Global India pitching session in Bengaluru on 18 Nov, I had only one thought: India is the future. India is set to be the fastest growing G20 economy this year, and our two nations are top five investors in each other’s…

Go Global India 2019: A Start-up Journey

Anthony Catt

Anthony Catt, — Digital

Enterprise Academy

Opportunities in IndiaWidely recognised as a key emerging market, India has become a thriving hotbed for startups – with 1.4 billion people, even niche products have significant market potential. Businesses can gain great scale before even considering global markets, whilst still becoming well versed in international expansion due to the geographic size, diversity in markets…

National Data Strategy 2030 Vision: the public conversation begins

Sasjkia Otto, Vision Lead and Claire Donaldson, Engagement Lead

Sasjkia Otto, Vision Lead and Claire Donaldson, Engagement Lead, November 1, 2019 — Digital

The National Data Strategy team is travelling the country to learn how people from all walks of life want to live in 2030.The National Data Strategy (NDS) team was in Newcastle this Thursday. We want real people to be a meaningful part of developing our vision for good data use. This was the first in…