Tag Archives: UNICEF

Reaching the most disadvantaged children through complementary basic education with WhyDev’s Brendan Rigby | AidWorks

In this extended and exclusive interview with WhyDev's Brendan Rigby, he and Albion discuss working for UNICEF Ghana, participation in education and the growth of the development blogosphere. In particular, Brendan reflects on his experience with UNICEF Ghana supporting a complementary basic education program targeting out of school children, explaining...
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Children in an urban world: Reflecting on the topic of The State of the World’s Children 2012

UNICEF has dedicated the 2012 edition of its flagship report, The State of the World’s Children, to the situation of children growing up in urban settings. Nikola Balvin, a Research Officer in the Division of Communication at UNICEF New York, reflects on what this topic means to her and to...
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Ambassador’s Reception

Do international ambassadors add any value to advocacy and development practice? Or are their stars out-shining the issues? Stu reflects on the recent visit of Monique Coleman, star of High School Musical and UN Youth Ambassdor, to a Football United project in Granville, Sydney. In this post, he examines...
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Opening the floodgates – perceived terrorist threats in the wake of the Pakistan floods

Following the devastating Pakistan floods of 2010, aid money has trickled into Pakistan at an alarmingly low rate. In this piece, Brendan and Weh ask the simple question: why? There have been many concerns raised about a vacuum that is created post-disaster, that could be exploited by terrorist organisations. Is...
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