Wednesday, July 15, 2020

The Role of the Community is more important ....... July 2020

The role of community is more important now than ever before.
Seismic shifts across our society—racial justice movements around the world and a pandemic—have further brought to light the socioeconomic and racial inequities embedded in our ecosystems for centuries. As our communities adapt to new realities, the vision of how we support, influence, and design for purpose evolves as well.
In this Open Letter, we’re highlighting stories of resilience across the OpenIDEO community. We’re also spotlighting a program—supporting entrepreneurs in East Africa—that illustrates the value of building community-centered public health services that meet people where they are. 
We’re incredibly inspired by this community—by each of you. Thanks for all that you do, and every single way you’ve shown up and displayed resilience during this uncertain and challenging time. 
With Gratitude,
Alex Nana-Sinkam
OpenIDEO Global Equity Portfolio Lead

Rehabilitation Treatment Planning for Common Conflict and Emergency Related Injuries

Rehabilitation Treatment Planning for Common Conflict and Emergency Related Injuries


Fractures, amputations, and acquired brain injuries are common in conflict and emergency settings where only limited outpatient support or rehabilitation services may be available. Humanity & Inclusion have designed a powerful and interactive online tool to support rehabilitation and health workers in challenging settings. This performance support tool will guide you through the clinical reasoning process to develop rehabilitation treatment plans for common conflict and emergency related injuries.

Note: This tool was designed by clinicians with years of experience to support qualified health professionals. It does not qualify you to work outside your scope of practice. The advice in this tool is aimed at rehabilitation professionals and should only be followed by qualified health professionals. 

Grant Opportunity: Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities: Parent Training and Information Centers

Eligible Applicants:Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility:Eligible Applicants: Parent organizations. Note: Section 671(a)(2) of IDEA defines a “parent organization” as a private nonprofit organization (other than an IHE) that--(a) Has a board of directors-- (1) The majority of whom are parents of children with disabilities ages birth through 26; (2) That includes--(i) Individuals working in the fields of special education, related services, and early intervention; and(ii) Individuals with disabilities; and (3) The parent and professional members of which are broadly representative of the population to be served, including low income parents and parents of limited English proficient children; and(b) Has as its mission serving families of children with disabilities who are ages birth through 26, and have the full range of disabilities described in section 602(3) of IDEA.
Department of Education
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS): Office of Special Programs (OSEP): Training and Information for Parents of Children with Disabilities: Parent Training and Information Centers CFDA Number 84.328M
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Nominate a Change Maker by Monday August 3, 2020. Who do you think should be nominated in BEMA International

15 July 2020

Do you work with someone who is driving lasting change in the humanitarian system?

Driving systemic change within the humanitarian system is a hard, long process, with challenges and attempts that fail along the way. So, we want to celebrate those who are grappling with these challenges in order to create a lasting change. 

As part of Start Network’s 10-year anniversary, we will celebrate 10 change makers who have made or are making a considerable impact within their community, country, region, organisation or the wider system. These can be individuals, teams, or entire organisations.

For details about how to nominate, download the nomination pack in EnglishFrench and Spanish. If you are interested in joining the volunteer judging panel, please send an email to

The deadline to nominate is Monday 3 August 2020.


Society of Environmental Journalists. Webinar Reminder - THURSDAY - Covering Climate, COVID-19, and the Economy: Is a Green Recovery Possible?

As COVID-19 continues to consume our daily lives and economies, governments and leaders are calling for a “green recovery.” The vision is bold, but will it work?

With economies opening up and emissions once again rising, we face decisions about infrastructure, industry, and regulation that will have enduring impacts on our climate and our health. What do journalists need to know to cover these decisions and help the public understand the options and tradeoffs?

Join us this Thursday, July 16 from 1-2 PM ET, for an #SEJ2020 webinar for journalists seeking a report on the connections between climate, COVID-19, and the economy, and the potential for a green recovery.

All journalists welcome.

This webinar will be recorded and available on our website a day or two after the event.

·     Anne L. Kelly, Vice President of Government Relations, Ceres
·     Jonathan Pershing, Program Director, Environment, Hewlett Foundation, and former Special Envoy for Climate Change, U.S. Department of State 
·     Justin Worland, Correspondent, Energy & Environment, TIME Magazine

·     Nick Sobczyk, Reporter, E&E News