Building a Fair and Effective Research Assessment System: Knowmad Institut joins CoARA
The Knowmad Institut has recently signed the Agreement on Reforming Research Assessment (CoARA) and has joined the Coalition as a member organization.
Knowmad Review: Cannabis and 3D Data
The Knowmad Institut has selected three multidisciplinary studies for curation from the Knowmad Research Gateway that address topics of interest and relevance in the field of science and human rights. The first study explores the factors influencing consumers’ choice of cannabis products, highlighting the role of price and product quality. The second study focuses on the need for more scientific evidence on using cannabis for medicinal purposes and the genetic factors associated with treatment. The third study examines how incorporating 3D data from urban settlements can improve Europe’s population data quality and accuracy.
Ayahuasca, a new hope for treating symptoms of depression?
Ayahuasca, a psychedelic beverage, has generated great optimism about its ability to treat depression. A new study, “Symptomatic specificity of the effect of ayahuasca on depressive symptoms,” conducted by authors Cody Sykes Gilbert, Mitch Earleywine, Maha N. Mian, and Brianna R. Altman, examines the specific effects of ayahuasca consumption on depressive symptoms. The study found that ayahuasca had a more significant impact on affective symptoms, such as hope, depressed mood, and happiness, compared to cognitive, interpersonal, and somatic symptoms. The study suggests that ayahuasca may be most helpful in treating affective symptoms of depression and has great potential for those who seek relief similar to that obtained with serotonergic medications.
Study Reveals Surprising Link Between Cannabis Use and Lower Body Weight in Hepatitis C Patients
A study has found that patients with chronic hepatitis C virus (HCV) who use cannabis have a lower risk of obesity and central obesity. The study, which analyzed data from the French ANRS CO22 Hepather cohort, used logistic regression models to examine the inverse relationship between cannabis use and body weight in HCV patients. The results showed that current cannabis use was associated with a lower risk of central obesity, BMI-based obesity, and overweight. This relationship was also observed in former cannabis use but to a lesser extent. The study suggests that cannabis use may be a factor in reducing obesity in HCV patients, but further research is needed to confirm these findings.
Elina Dumont : The rebirth of a woman | Official Selection KSFF 2021
Synopsis Elina, a former homeless woman for over 25 years, shares her story of how she rose to prominence. Technical Specifications Film Title Elina Dumont : The rebirth of a woman / Élina Dumont : La Renaissance d’une Femme Directors Juliette Faget, Augustin Rogel, Yoann Riaux, Soutou Kidabili…
Spring in Autumn | Winner KSFF 2021
Synopsis An Iranian woman leaves her husband and travels to Russia. Memories of her world cup trip come up, as well as an uncomfortable secret … Technical Specifications Film Title Spring in Autumn Directors Ghasideh GOLMAKANI Writers Ghasideh GOLMAKANI, David M. Lorenz Duration 0:07:00 Producers Ghasideh GOLMAKANI, David…
A City Without Sky | Winner KSFF 2021
Synopsis About the life of a young man living in a conflict area in Damascus city during the war. His feelings about his city and his home. He doesn’t know what will happen to him tomorrow or in a few hours. This is the fear that war gives him ” For several years, I’ve been…
The (Missing) Role of Nuclear Energy in the Sustainable Development Goals
Nuclear science and technology are used in many countries to help meet development objectives in areas including energy, human health, food production, water management and environmental
protection. The focus of this paper will be on energy and specifically how nuclear energy fits into SDG 7 (Affordable and clean energy) and relates to SDG 13 (Climate action).
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and
prosperity by 2030.
Sustainable Development Goal 7, Affordable and clean energy, aims to “Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all”, with a focus on developing countries.
This goal classes “renewable” technologies to be sustainable, while excluding nuclear energy. The term “renewable” usually includes unsustainable, high carbon biofuel. From a policy point of view, it is
a problematic term. According to multiple scientific bodies, nuclear energy is clean, reliable and is needed to transition away from fossil fuels in order to combat climate change. No country in the world
has been able to decarbonise its electricity sector without having either nuclear energy or – where available – substantial hydro or geothermal energy as part of the energy mix.
SDG 13, Climate action, focuses on lowering greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change. This goal does not mention nuclear energy. Significant research has shown that in the
absence of suitable hydro or geothermal resources, decarbonisation aims are not achieved without nuclear energy. These issues will be discussed in this paper.
Objective: To assess whether nuclear energy should be included in SDGs 7 and 13, and consider the reasons for its current exclusion.
Cybercrime Related to Controlled Substances
COMMISSION ON NARCOTIC DRUGS THEMATIC SESSIONS ON THE IMPLEMENTATION OF ALL INTERNATIONAL DRUG POLICY COMMITMENTS, FOLLOWING-UP TO THE 2019 MINISTERIAL DECLARATION, 19-21 OCTOBER 2021
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Knowmad Short Film Festival
The Knowmad Short Film Festival is a creative endeavor of the European Institute for Multidisciplinary Studies of Human Rights & Science – Knowmad Institut aligned to share and apply the experiences of communities and individuals, solve problems and generate opportunities in a resilient and contextual way.
The goal is to transform information into knowledge. The festival seeks to promote SDGs 10, 16, and 17.
We are Knowmads (Knowledge-Nomads): creative, imaginative, innovative and collaborative people who use technology to build bridges and work with anyone who promotes human dignity, anywhere and anytime to make this world a better place.
At the Knowmad Institut we strive to give voice and actions to Human Dignity and Human Rights in public and private policies.