Equity, valuing teachers, governance and accountability should be central to post-2015 development agenda
Last month I joined a team of 13 VSO employees, partners and volunteers at the Asia Pacific Regional Thematic Consultation on Education in the Post 2015 Development Agenda in Bangkok. The conference was organised by the regional offices of UNESCO and UNICEF. Its purpose was to ensure that the voices… Read more »
Active citizenship is a key element of VSO’s fight against poverty. If people become aware and informed about the development issues that affect them and their communities they become active to exercise their rights and responsibilities in order to bring about positive social and economic transformation for poor and marginalised groups.
Last week (15-19 October… Read more »
VSO has worked with Delhi-based youth organisation Swechha for many years. We have provided them with long-term volunteers and youth volunteers as part of the International Citizen Service. Vedika Jiandani, Youth Action Supervisor at Swechha tells us about the recent campaigns her organisation has been working on.
Three years ago India officially recognised education… Read more »
While researching good practice in social accountability – processes that increase civil society participation in government and improve government transparency – I was excited to see a report that provides an excellent example of social accountability from VSO India.
Social accountability can include initiatives like participatory budgeting or, as piloted by VSO… Read more »
Steve Lewis was recently visiting the VSO programme in India. For this week’s blog we have invited one or our partners, Vedika Jiandani, from the national volunteering programme in India to write for us.
Water is a crucial element of our sustenance and living. However, increasingly, access to safe drinking water has become an issue on this planet. It is said that around 1 billion people around the world do not have access to adequate and safe drinking water. In India alone, it is said that 33% of the… Read more »