12:59 07/09/2010
Participant at workshop

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 »

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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