Tuesday, May 29, 2018

May 29, 2018. ‘People just give up’: Low-income hurricane victims slam federal relief programs. POLITICO

As the 2018 Hurricane season begins this is a MUST READ for everyone in low income, Black, Brown, and disenfranchised communities with the U.S. and globally.

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‘People just give up’: Low-income hurricane victims slam federal relief programs


‘People just give up’: Low-income hurricane victims slam federal relief programs

05/29/18 05:08 AM EDT

...bureaucratic disaster-response system built up over decades that experts nearly universally agree is failing to provide critical support to low-income, minority communities when catastrophe strikes. “People just give up,” said Keith Downey, president of a local organization called Kashmere Gardens Super Neighborhood, which has been helping local residents recover. A POLITICO investigation found that...

Registration ends June 4, 2018. African Diaspora Young Leaders Summit. August, 3, 2018

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Dear All,

As promised, the much anticipated African Diaspora Young Leaders (ADYL) Summit is here!

The African Diaspora Young Leaders (ADYL) Summit is hosted by the African Union in Partnership with the U.S. Department of State, U.S. African Development Foundation, and the Constituency for Africa. Building on strengthening partnerships between the United States and Africa, the summit will be a unique opportunity where some of the best and brightest young leaders from cities across the United States, convene with young leaders from cities across the African Continent in the nation’s capital.

Summit sessions will include: 

  • Next Generation of Leaders: Building Bridges and Unity of Purpose.
  • Business and Entrepreneurship: Building Partnerships that Matter.
  • Social Advocacy and International Development: Making a Difference with One Voice.
  • Africa and the Diaspora in Culture and Entertainment
The Summit will be followed by a closing dinner with the African Diplomatic Corps, Private Sector representatives and U.S. government officials for all summit participants.
Speakers for the summit will be announced in the coming weeks. 

Please find attached a flyer and the application for the Summit. The deadline for the application is now Monday, June 4th, 2018. Please read through the application and contact info@audiasporasummit.org with any questions that you will have.
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Ph.D. Scholarship opportunities on urban resilience. May 2018

Ph.D. Scholarship opportunities on urban resilience

Any inquiry, please contact directly to Prof. David Sanderson david.sanderson@unsw.edu.au 

Pacific Island countries are fast-urbanisation, with unplanned, informal low-income settlements rapidly growing in size. Such growth increases the risk of disaster from natural hazards, which is worsened by climate change. To combat this, resilience has been widely adopted across the world, not least in Sustainable Development Goal 11 (‘the urban SDG’). 

This PhD concerns the practical application of resilience, including its policy implications, in low-income settlements in the Pacific. The work will link with current activities at UNSW. Key to the PhD will be employing multi-disciplinary approaches, such as social enterprise, urban design, social science and development.

 The ideal candidate will possess a combination of research and practical experience. They will need experience of qualitative data collection and analysis and of conducting research in different cultural contexts to enable the collection of data in a culturally sensitive and respectful manner. A good first degree in a relevant subject is needed. Ideally, they will also have had some practical experience of working in urban low-income settlements in the Pacific region.

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