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12:59 07/09/2010
Women working in a field in Nepal

Climate change from a different perspective

To mark World Environment Day and to raise awareness of environmental issues, we’ve asked VSO climate change research volunteer, Joan Bennett to blog about the work she is doing in Nepal.

Climate change is global. What we do in one country directly affects people elsewhere. As a British volunteer in Nepal, I’ve had… Read more »

12:59 07/09/2010
VSO delegates at the Asia Pacific Regional Thematic Consultation on Education in the Post-2015 Development Agenda

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 »

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 »

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Climate change from a different perspective

To mark World Environment Day and to raise awareness of environmental issues, we’ve asked VSO climate change research volunteer, Joan Bennett to blog about the work she is doing in Nepal.

Climate change is global. What we do in one country directly affects people elsewhere. As a British volunteer in Nepal, I’ve had… Read more »