PIN BAD2015

Blog Action Day 2015: The Risky Open Society #BAD2015

A guest post by Madalin Blidaru, @blidaru, of blidaru.net. For Blog Action Day 2015 we’ve invited Romanian blogger Madalin Blidaru to write a blog on the #BAD2015 #RaiseYourVoice theme on his experiences raising his own voice and starting a blog in Romania. Madalin will be participating in the debate throughout the day on October 16…

MDG5 Nigeria

Lessons from the MDGs: Why Nigeria failed to attain MDG5

A guest post by Kayode Makinde, @kayodemakinde. Globally, attention is gradually being shifted from the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Despite the measured success of the MDGs in certain regards, it is imperative to introspect, take stock and learn from the success as well as the failures of the MDGs,…

LaComunidad

Cultural Intercambio at La Comunidad que Construimos Peru

La Comunidad que Construimos is a small non-profit organization based out of Trujillo, Peru. We work closely with the community members to run an afterschool program that helps children build self-esteem by putting them in positions of power as teachers of their own culture. Our volunteer philosophy is different than most Western non-profits. While we…

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Well-intentioned Chaos: Britain’s #RefugeeResponse thus far…

A guest post by Hannah Leach, @ehlleach.     The world is witnessing its worst refugee crisis since WWII. Hard to ignore, right? And despite waves of videos, cartoons and memes portraying refugee-kicking journalists, fascist border police retaliations and “undercover” ISIS recruits sneaking into the country under the guise of “migrant”, the response of much…

WorkingInUganda

PIN Students ‘Working in Development’: Working in Uganda

A guest post by Nataliya Mykhalchenko. What motivates people to pursue a career in international development? What is it like working for a NGO, a ministry of foreign affairs, the UN, or being part of a development project? What are the first stepping stones to a career in this sector? PIN Students Leeds, the Leeds-based…