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12:59 07/09/2010
Valuing Volunteering Training at the Institute of Development Studies

Valuing Volunteering one step closer to becoming reality

If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than the Institute for Development Studies (IDS). After an intense week of training spent in mid-January, I left more than inspired about the value of volunteering. I was joined by a few more VSO staff members and two outgoing VSO volunteers, all of… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
Chris Muhunza, Masindi Hospital, uganda

African Union commits to increase health spending – after 2010 reversal

I was pleased to see this year that African Union (AU) ministers and the UN Economic Commission (UNEC) adopted a positive resolution on health financing in Addis Ababa in March.  The meeting noted the importance of investing in human development, and in health more specifically, as a pre-requisite for sustained equitable development.

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12:59 07/09/2010
Mohammed Haroon giving his presentation

Good quality education cannot be delivered without qualified and motivated teachers

Through our Valuing Teachers advocacy campaign, VSO has been lobbying governments and donors about the need for investment to enable the recruitment, training and retention of sufficient numbers of professional teachers. Investment in teachers will help to achieve quality education for all.

The relevance of our Valuing Teachers advocacy was apparent when I… Read more »

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If you’re looking for inspiration, look no further than the Institute for Development Studies (IDS). After an intense week of training spent in mid-January, I left more than inspired about the value of volunteering. I was joined by a few more VSO staff members and two outgoing VSO volunteers, all of… Read more »

Tackling our assumptions about volunteering

I felt fortunate at the end of last month to join a group of VSO volunteers who were at the Institute of Development Studies (IDS) to learn about systemic action research, and how they will be able to apply this methodology to VSO’s Valuing Volunteering project.

You may remember Violeta Vajda… Read more »

Poverty as a barrier to volunteering

Our Valuing Volunteering research is well under way. Its purpose is to take a critical look at how volunteering impacts poverty. Our six researchers have been in the field (Nepal, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Philippines, and China) since May this year. This week’s blog is an excerpt from an update from our researcher Jody Aked, whoRead more »