A little over one week left until our annual event on October 30th! Here is a preview of some of the fantastic guest speakers we have lined up... Clockwise from left: Dr Rowan Burnstein, Consultant Anaesthetist; Sharon Peacock, Professor of Clinical Microbiology; Artika Datta, Specialist Dietitian at Cambridge University Hospitals.
Book your tickets on Eventbrite now to hear about their fascinating experiences working in global health. #healthpartnerships#internationaldevelopment#sdgs#nhs#cambridgeuniversity
CEO, Managing Director & Venture Partner at Rubik Ventures, about his takeaways after participating in Polymath Ventures' first Latin American Tech Expedition to China.
Here, Camilo talks about the learnings he has taken with him back to Latin America, his recommendations for entrepreneurs across the region and the value that partnerships with China can bring to Latin America's tech ecosystem.
Field research isn't always glamorous, but it is vital. Here are samples collected by the CropCow field officers during the animal handling and data collection training. CropCow field officer M.Sukri said: 'Through the training in Sumbawa I got great experience about body condition scoring, digestibility and measurement of body dimensions. I think it will be very usefull for me later in the field.' 📸 Tanda Panjaitan
The International Decade for people of African Decent is this week in Dakar, Senegal from October 23 - 25. ⠀
Humbled to be selected as a presenter and Top 20 Youth Influencer by the African Union @officialafricanunion and the United Nations Office of High Commissioner for Human Rights @unitednationshumanrights for this gathering.⠀
I will be speaking on my work involving underrepresented storytelling and contributing within the public relations marketing/social media campaign workshop surrounding recognition, justice and development.⠀
Join the conversation and community over the next 3 days as we work on raising awareness for strategic campaign initiatives to promote and protect human rights and fundamental freedoms globally. ⠀
Our main objectives of the International Decade meeting are as follows:⠀
• Promote respect, protection and fulfilment of all human rights and fundamental freedoms by people of African Descent, as recognized in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.⠀
• Promote a greater knowledge of and respect for the diverse heritage, culture and contribution of people of African descent to the development of societies.⠀
• Adopt and strengthen national, regional and international legal frameworks according to the Durban Declaration and Programme of Action and the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination and to ensure their full and effective implementation.
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What’s it like to receive emergency assistance? Check out our latest blog from Aimee Nott, All We Can’s Fundraising and Marketing Officer, as part of All We Can's new #RethinkingDisasters micro-blog series. bit.ly/2VCMzZd
Do you have international experience? Have you been a leader before? If yes, you may be a great fit for our country coordinator position! This is a paid position hired to lead our teams on the ground in Fiji, Cambodia, Uganda, India, and Greece for summer 2020 and Greece for winter 2020! Head over to our website to fill out an application or email us with questions at email@example.com 🌍
At Lema Concepts Africa, we capture new ways of seeing and reimagine the mundane to open new doors of opportunity. In documenting beauty often overlooked, our work radically transforms the narratives of Africa.
Our belief is that a picture, still or moving, is worth more than merely a thousand words. It provides a glimpse into another realm and a new set of eyes to peek into the windows of another soul.
These shots were taken in Ganvié, Benin. It is the largest community known to live on water. 📸: Lema Concepts Africa
We had an interesting workshop at our Drop in Centre in Jinja town, learning all about the lives of children living on the streets in other countries, such as Nepal, the Philippines and Peru. We discussed together how children all over the world are affected by the same issues they are and we shared ideas on children’s rights together.
Although it is a sad fact, the children at our Drop in Centre said it made them feel less alone to know they weren’t the only ones living on the streets around the world. Some of the children thought that only Uganda had people living on the streets. .
1. Do your research📚: Research the sector well and understand its current priorities and requirements. From there, be clear about the skills you have to offer and where these might fit. (Clare Dawson, Careers Consultant)
2. Build your practical experience👩🏽🏫: Generally speaking, recruiters in the sector will be more interested in the practical experience you have gained after your degree, as opposed to the finer detail of what you studied. (Claire Schultz, HR manager)
3. Network🌎: People who work in the sector are generally only too pleased to be invited to share their thoughts and experience with those wanting to follow in their footsteps, so make use of that opportunity. (Graham Salisbury, head of HR)
4. Use your cover letter to shine📝: It is important to use your cover letter to highlight why you are the right fit for that job. .
5. Invest in the core skills the sector needs🔎:These include problem solving in tough environments, cultural skills and negotiation, management, and sound project and financial implementation. (Nick Macdonald, humanitarian impact consultant)
Sounds like exactly what you need? The IRCC is designed to help you succeed in the International Development world. Learn more about the 5 day program at unchallenge.org (link in bio) 🔗
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SID-Washington will host a Youth in Development Workshop on October 23rd from 10:00-11:30AM on Changing the Game: Achieving the SDGs through Sport for Development. The event will include a diverse group of S4D organizations - from field-based practitioners to funders, who will share how their program models are impacting communities and helping to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and how practitioners can integrate S4D approaches into their own programming, prior to open discussion.
To register please go to our website sidw.org/events -
This week we are starting it off with creativity, enthusiasm, and above all friendship. •
Empezamos esta semana llenos de creatividad, entusiasmo, y sobre todo amistad. #FelizLunes
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Welcome to the School of International Development and Global Studies’ Instagram feed!
We are one of Canada’s largest departments of international/ global development, with approximately 800 undergraduates, 80 Masters, and 40 Ph.D. students. Our professors and graduate students work on a wide variety of issues in international development. We hope this account will be useful to anyone seeking to learn about international development, as well as those interested in knowing more about the School, or our graduate programs.
CropCow field officers Fitriyani Susanti, Juaeratul Uyun and Baiq Ria Askina collecting dung samples during the animal handling and data recording training at BPTP NTB
Fitriyani Susanti shared about the training: 'The animal production measurment training is very useful for us, especially for me, because I got a lot of knowledge and new experiences, and absolutely it will benefit my role in CropCow. I know how to measure body dimensions, measure intake, measuring faecal pH and determine the Body Condition Score of cattle. And of course we now know how to take the rumen liquid from cattle directly.' pic (c) Tanda Panjaitan
According to UN reports, every 11 seconds, a pregnant woman or newborn dies somewhere in the world - resulting in 7,854 deaths every day.
In Uganda, only one in ten newborns receive a postnatal check up within the first two days of their lives.
Taasa is prioritizing increasing access to essential services, which have the potential to eliminate preventable deaths.
Your ticket helps Taasa delivery the care needed to save lives! Make a difference today!
What’s the impact of disasters without accurate weather forecasts? Check out our latest blog at http://bit.ly/30NiAi8 from Robert Varley, former Vice-President of the UN World Meteorological Organisation, as part of All We Can's new #RethinkingDisasters micro-blog series.
When things don't go according to plan, we all know it can be scary.
Not being accepted for the studies you applied for, realizing that you don't enjoy your job or career anymore, feeling stuck while you're doing what you're 'supposed' to be doing, wanting to help change things in the world but not knowing how... Sometimes you need to walk out from all that. Maybe just taking a long walk. Maybe even getting lost.
Taking a year out to explore and figure out what you want to do can bring a lot of light into your personal situation.
Travelling, broadening your horizons, living in a community, gaining new skills and experience... That all can happen when you're feeling lost or stuck and decide to take some time out.
That all you can do by volunteering abroad.
Travelling with a purpose. Volunteering for development with a local NGO in Africa or India. Working shoulder to shoulder with communities and empowering them to create sustainable livelihoods. Learning new valuable skills and gaining experience in the non-profit sector.
Contributing to the change you want to see in this world.
Does this sound like what you've been wanting to do?
If that's the case, send us a dm or drop us a message for more info. Let's start this journey together! 🌍🌱💪 📸: Pawel Janiak
Obanga Kene women proudly holding their earnings today for the beautiful beaded jewelry they make that Malo Uganda sells. Here’s how it works; Obanga Kene sets prices for themselves, Malo purchases at that price and any funding made off the sale of the jewelry is then invested into one of our 3 areas of focus; Health, Education, Sport. Obanga Kene invests their earnings in a number of different ways. More stories to come on that!
After Musa* lost both of his parents when he was young, he was brought up by his older siblings however, they didn’t have enough money to send Musa to school. Could you be his educational sponsor and make his dream of becoming a lawyer a reality?
Musa ended up on the streets after spending much of his time at home, waiting for his siblings to return with the little money they had made during the day. After seeing his friends turn to the streets, Musa decided that he would follow to see if he could make enough money to pay for his own school fees.
Whilst on the streets, Musa collected scrap metal and found odd jobs to earn a little money for food. After spending two years on the streets, he met our staff during a street walk and spoke to them his passion to return to school. With Musa’s help, we were able to find an aunt and uncle to look after Musa and keep him safe at home. However, Musa’s aunt and uncle cannot afford to send him to school.
Could you sponsor Musa for £25 per month and give him the chance to create a bright future full of opportunities?
You can read Musa’s full story here: https://www.salveinternational.org/get-involved/meet-musa/
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to become Musa’s sponsor or for more information on educational sponsorship!
. *Musa’s name has been changed in line with our child protection policy.
Can we learn how to create strong, resilient communities and save lives? Check out our latest blog at bit.ly/2Msvg9f from Atish Gonsalves, Global Innovation Director at the Humanitarian Leadership Academy, as part of All We Can's new #RethinkingDisasters micro-blog series.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the adoption of the Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) on 20 November 1989.
This landmark human rights treaty sets out the civil, political, economic, social and cultural rights of every child, regardless of their race, religion or abilities.
In particular, the Convention recognizes the right of every child to a standard of living adequate for the child’s physical, mental, spiritual, moral and social development.
Poverty hurts children’s development and, in turn, leads to lower income and health in adulthood. When child poverty is recognized as a denial of children’s human rights then people in positions of responsibility and power are legally bound to promote, protect and fulfil children’s rights.
Above all, it is imperative to recognize and address the specific discriminations experienced by the girl child.
Through community development programmes like Child Aid, our partner NGO Humana People to People Aid supports children to grow, learn and live in safe and healthy conditions.
The program recognizes that in order to nurture children successfully, the entire community must be strengthened. Families are brought together to address health and sanitation, income generation, education, district development, environmental awareness, and participation for children.
Our Development Instructors from the Poverty Activist Programme have the chance to join these projects for 6 months, volunteering to learn and be part of development work from its very core.
This learning experience can also be your experience. You can be part of change.
7-year-old Maria loves coming to school and wants to be a doctor.
Maria says, "I would like to be a doctor when I grow up because I want to help sick people. I want to provide medication and help sick people get better. One of my aunties is sick right now and I wish I could help her." Five of the six teachers at Maria's school in remote PNG have had no training and work on a volunteer basis.
CARE with support from @dfat is working to train the teachers and support them to complete a Diploma of Early Childhood Education.
Happy Friday! We've had a very productive week at LAFF. A highlight was our visit to SVP on Wednesday to chat about the logistics of future projects. We also interviewed the director, Gabby, so keep your eyes peeled for her story coming soon 😍 #LAFF#internationaldevelopment#girlsdoitbetter
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It’s time for another volunteer spotlight! This week we’re featuring Madeline Verbeten. She comes to Manna from Minneapolis, Minnesota where she is a Senior Business Consultant for West Monroe Partners. She is serving as a Project Director at Manna Project for six months having been awarded an International Development fellowship through her company. We asked Madeline what she loves about Ecuador and Manna: .
What’s your favorite part about living in Ecuador? .
I love how varied and dramatic the landscape is, and how warm and welcoming the people are
What’s your favorite part about working for Manna? .
I love our team on the ground and getting the chance to work hand in hand with our community members. .
What’s your favorite Ecuadorian dish? .
I tried “tigrillo” two weeks ago and it was one of the best breakfasts I’ve ever had!
On 9 October 2019, Taha A.-J., a 27-year-old Iraqi national, was transferred from Greece to Germany to stand trial for alleged crimes of genocide, crimes against humanity, human trafficking and war crimes, including the murder of a five-year-old Yazidi girl. Amal Clooney, a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, and Natalie von Wistinghausen, a German attorney, are counsel to the child’s mother. They will act as victim’s counsel in the case according to the provisions of German law.
Taha A.-J. is the husband and alleged co-perpetrator of Jennifer W., a 28-year-old German citizen who is currently on trial before the Higher Regional Court of Munich for a war crime and crimes against humanity committed against Yazidi victims. Both Taha A.-J. and Jennifer W. face a maximum sentence of life imprisonment if convicted.
According to the arrest warrant, Taha A.-J. joined the terrorist group "Islamic State" (ISIS) sometime before March 2013. In the summer of 2015, he and his wife “purchased” and enslaved a five-year-old Yazidi girl and her mother who were part of a group of prisoners of war. They held the child and her mother as captives at their residence in Fallujah, where they forced them to convert to Islam and prevented them from practicing their own religion. Both were violently beaten by Taha A.-J., often at the instigation of his wife. One day, he chained the child outdoors and they left her to die of thirst in scorching temperatures.
From August 2014, the Yazidi community in Iraq and Syria was targeted by ISIS through an organised campaign of executions, enslavement, sexual violence, and forced recruitment of child soldiers, as well as the forcible displacement of an estimated 400,000 Yazidis from their homeland in Iraq. These crimes have been recognised by the United Nations, the German Federal Court of Justice, and other national and international bodies as amounting to genocide.
Full article: https://www.yazda.org/post/press-statement-isis-militant-arrested-on-suspicion-of-genocide-against-yazidis
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✊🏽 Thrilled to have received the 2019 Rice Award for excellence in International Development. Dedicating this honor to all the women and girls in my home country #Nepal and around the world who are fighting for equality and change! Thank you SID and the international development community for embracing me and for the 2019 Rice Award for excellence in International Development.
Previously named “The Truman Award,” the award was established in 2003 by Andrew E. Rice to honor leadership, innovation, impact and commitment. Late Andrew helped initiate prominent development initiatives, including the U.S. Peace Corps. As I carry the legacy of Andrew, I hope that all of you will also find many creative ways to join me! Thank you so much once again!
Yesterday I led a workshop at the Inter-American Development Bank. It was exciting to be back as a health coach to the place where I worked for many years.
70 people (men and women!!) showed up to answer one question: How is our relationship with food and weight impacting our careers?
I didn't talk about eating for better performance at work or how losing weight will increase your confidence levels.
Nop. Instead, I explained how diet culture and workism fuel our habitual, automatic responses to challenging situations. It's the reactivity and the emotional rigidity that affects our careers. Not the extra pounds.
Today more than ever, women find their identity and self-worth in their jobs, how healthy they eat, and a number on the scale.
Diet culture and workism dictate what we believe about success, health, weight, food, beauty.
I taught participants a powerful tool to get unstuck from those cycles of reactivity where food is often the go-to mechanism to deal with emotional distress.
We learn this tool and more during the #foodsanityprogram that starts next week. Enrollment closes soon. Follow link in bio to learn more.
Today is the International Day of the Girl. It’s hard to write the words that would help you realize the incredibly heavy stats surrounding the rights of girls worldwide. How they’ve been killed for trying to learn to read, how they’ve been forced to get married to men twice their age, how they get raped and discarded and doubted and have no platform of their own to seek help. We share for them - for the ones with no voice because it’s been taken from them.
Did you know that every year, 12 million girls under the age of 18 are married? 130 million girls are unable to gain an education? And 15 million adolescent girls—between the ages of 15 and 19—experience forced sex? Did you know a girl’s self esteem peaks at age 9?
October 11 is not a feminist day to hate on men and build up more girl power. It’s to speak for the girls that can’t share their story. To help you realize that if you really saw her and understood her suffering, you’d try to do everything you could do to help her. It’s to convince you to fight for her.
Please see her.
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Let’s get reading! Here is a list of books to read if you are a parent to a child of trauma or care about vulnerable children. This extensive list covers Adoption, Foster Care, Trauma and Healing, Attachment, International Development, Race, Faith and kids books! ⠀
Throughout this month we will be doing some book giveaways so be on the look out!! Although we have read some of these books, many of these books have come as recommendations from adoptive/ foster parents, professionals in each of these fields, development workers, etc., and are books we have not read. Thank you so much to the many people who gave us these incredible book recommendations, we are excited to read them alongside you and learn with you!⠀
Click the link in our profile to check out our TAP summer reading list!! It’s also Amazon Prime day, choose The Archibald Project as your Amazon Smile organization and Amazon donates a percentage of your purchase to helping us fight for vulnerable families (more info in blog post for how to make us your amazon smile)! 📷: @born.from.my.heart ⠀
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A rigid-hulled inflatable boat was deployed from RFA Mounts Bay with a dedicated Humanitarian and Disaster Relief team. They are joining up with the Royal Bahamas Defence Force and unloading vital aid to some of those who have been worst hit by Hurricane Dorian.
The team were put ashore to start two different route clearances after the storm hit the Bahamas.
They also handed out aid on route and will meet some of the community on the journey.
"Until the lion learns how to write every story will glorify the hunter" - African proverb. .
Growing up, I used to shy away from expressing my thoughts. I had so many ideas and thoughts in my head that I wanted to execute but didn’t because I cared too much about what other people would think and also thought that what I had to say was not good enough!
Certain life experiences have taught me that there is power in speaking up and telling your truth, regardless of how small or big you may think it is. Everyone has their own point of view, and therefore we should be encouraged to speak and write about it.
This was part of the reason why I started my blog and also entered the Miss Africa pageant, to have a platform to speak up on things that matter the most to me and share my truth and view of things, hence ‘thefullahview’. I hope that by doing so, more people especially women will be encouraged by this and know the value of their words.