I spent last week in Bangladesh, one of the poorest countries in the world. I was working with the VSO team who have devised an exciting five year country strategy plan for 2011 to 2015. The committed team of staff, volunteers and partners are working on an ambitious programme of ‘social transformation’ in… Read more »
Last week was an historic week for VSO. Our partner organisations from Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India Tajikistan, the Philippines and Nepal all contributed to lively discussions with staff from countries across the region (including China and Indonesia)… Read more »
The advocacy efforts of VSO and its partners are beginning to bear fruit. VSO is working to raise the issue of the global shortage of health workers through various coalition activities. VSO is a member of the Global Health Workforce Alliance (GHWA), based in Geneva, and the Action for… Read more »
On the final day the of the CIVICUS conference we explored global decision-making and how we can bring civil society and citizens’ voices from the margins to the centre (especially with social media).
Climate justice is one of the themes of the CIVICUS World Assembly. The question for those fighting for climate justice is how to connect up local voices to the global decision-making stage. VSO/CUSO-VSO led a workshop on Model Forest projects to explore best practice and share lessons learned.
In Cameroon there… Read more »
I’m happy to be in Montreal this week for the 10th anniversary of the CIVICUS World Assembly – a global gathering of civil society to promote their ethos “acting together for a just world”. This year’s theme is ‘Civil Society and Global Decision-Making: doing it better’.
I started the day with my colleagues… Read more »