On leading Rwandan negotiations for the Kigali Water Supply Project

UCL CPM website | 15 January, 2019Imad Ahmed is in the third year of his PhD focusing on the development impact of infrastructure investment. In his previous role as adviser to the Rwandan government, Imad Ahmed led negotiations for the Kigali Bulk Water Supply Project. The project won two awards last year at the Partnerships 2018 Awards, including Best Utilities…

Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia

Given the rise in xenophobic hate crimes since the Brexit referendum, it is important to define xenophobic hate where it extends beyond race. The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) has been promoting an imprecise definition of anti-Semitism that is accompanied with examples that would censor political speech about the Government of Israel and pro-Israel lobby groups. While…

India-Pakistan hostilities brief

Issues at play: Kashmir is disputed territory controlled by India, Pakistan and China India and Pakistan are nuclear powers that formally engaged in military operations against one another in late February Kashmir’s glaciers are an important source of water for all of Pakistan, for eastern India and for southern China Pakistan is run by the…

Agricultural Reform in Rwanda: authoritarianism, markets and zones of governance

Africa, Volume 88, Issue 4 November 2018 , pp. 896-897 Imaduddin Ahmed Just as Philip Verwimp did in his 2013 book Peasants in Power in relation to the previous Juvénal Habyarimana administration, Chris Huggins applies James Scott’s 1998 authoritarian high modernist state framework to model post-genocide Rwanda. Both authors see authoritarian high modernist states that have achieved…

Seismic costs

Dawn | October 7, 2018 Imaduddin Ahmed WHEN considering investment in an infrastructure project, responsible investors or donors would ask: what is the need? What are the financial, social and environmental costs? What are the risks and the unknowns? Is the project likely to yield higher costs than benefits? Is the project the best option…

Envisioning government intervention in a private health market

Economic relevance of the healthcare sector Healthcare merits a large proportion of government attention because it impacts everyone living in the UK, and in a substantial way. Everyone requires healthcare services at the beginning of their lives, towards the end of their lives, and when they fall sick. A good healthcare system contributes to a…

What have foreigners done for Britain?

The Lost Pakistani | GQ India  14 Aug, 2012 The London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony lead my discerning Italian housemate to believe that the sum contribution of ‘others who came’ to the shores of Britain was a weird interpretive dance choreographed by Akram Khan. Then came Britain’s first 10,000m and 5,000m Olympic Golds – double…

Acumen share pioneering investment philosophy with Bartlett PhD students

18 December 2017 | Bartlett News Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management PhD Candidate Imad Ahmed reports on a talk from Mr Farrukh Khan of Acumen. Following dinner in the Great Hall of Goodenough College, Acumen’s Chief Business Development Officer Mr Farrukh Khan retired with Masters and PhD students, faculty and innovators to the Churchill…