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Ludology
Ludology 264 - NIBCARD-ed

Ludology

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 28, 2021 58:23


Gil and Sen welcome game designer, manufacturer, publisher, game cafe owner, and convention runner Kenechukwu Ogbuagu ("KC") of NIBCARD Games to the show. From his home city of Abuja, KC has built up the board gaming scene in Nigeria almost singlehandedly, recently winning the prestigious Diana Jones award for his efforts.  SHOW NOTES 12m46s: Hobby World, Spyfall, Viceroy, Cosmodrome 14m58s: KC mentions the classic board game Ludo, which was based on the Indian game Pachisi. The American games Parcheesi, Sorry, Aggravation, Headache, and Trouble were based on Ludo or Pachisi; British people may know it as Uckers, while Canadians may know it as Tock. 22m07s: NGOs are Non-Governmental Organizations. In the US, most of them tend to be non-profits.  25m58s: See the Smart People Play Chess TV trope  34m08s: Bastard Café in Denmark, one of NIBCARD Cafe's supporters  44m20s: Designer Eric Lang will be at AB Con, the convention that KC organizes in Nigeria. 45m36s: InstantSync 46m08s: Legendary designer Reiner Knizia 46m52s: Village War 54m12s: Kuli kuli, Okpa, Akara

Jerm Warfare: The Battle Of Ideas
Iain Davis on the global power structure

Jerm Warfare: The Battle Of Ideas

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 62:20


Iain Davis is an author and investigative journalist. He discusses the global partnerships between corporations, NGOs, and governments; how one-world governance is being achieved through policymaking and policy distribution; why voting doesn't matter; who is pulling the public strings; and what we can do to protect ourselves from globalist tyranny. https://in-this-together.com

The John Batchelor Show
S4 Ep1829: 4/4 James Tooley #Unbound: Really good schools. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 8:50


Photo:  @Batchelorshow  James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG 4/4     Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education –  Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley  “James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelatory level in Really Good Schools. This is a bold and inspiring manifesto for a global revolution in education.” —Niall C. Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America's nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system—and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them?  Enter James Tooley's Really Good Schools. A distinguished scholar of education and the world's foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers to some of the world's most impoverished communities located in some of the world's most dangerous places—including such war-torn countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Sudan.  And there, in places where education “experts” fear to tread, Tooley finds thriving private schools that government, multinational NGOs, and even international charity officials deny exist.  Why?  Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth in the U.S., U.K., and western Europe that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist. But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing—often enrolling far more students than “free” government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families. In the course of his analysis Tooley asks the key questions: ■ What proportion of poor children is served? ■ How good are the private schools?  ■ What are the business models for these schools?  ■ And can they be replicated and improved?  The evidence is in. In poor urban and rural areas around the world, children in low-cost private schools outperform those in government schools. And the schools do so for a fraction of the per-pupil cost. Thanks to the pandemic, parents in America and Europe are discovering that the education of their children is indeed possible—and likely far better—without government meddling with rigid seat-time mandates, outdated school calendars, absurd age-driven grade levels, and worse testing regimes. And having experienced the first fruits of educational freedom, parents will be increasingly open to the possibilities of ever greater educational entrepreneurship and innovation.  Thankfully, they have Really Good Schools to show the way.

The John Batchelor Show
S4 Ep1829: 3/4 Tooley #Unbound: Really good schools. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 11:50


Photo:  @Batchelorshow  James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG 3/4   Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education –  Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley  “James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelatory level in Really Good Schools. This is a bold and inspiring manifesto for a global revolution in education.” —Niall C. Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America's nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system—and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them?  Enter James Tooley's Really Good Schools. A distinguished scholar of education and the world's foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers to some of the world's most impoverished communities located in some of the world's most dangerous places—including such war-torn countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Sudan.  And there, in places where education “experts” fear to tread, Tooley finds thriving private schools that government, multinational NGOs, and even international charity officials deny exist.  Why?  Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth in the U.S., U.K., and western Europe that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist. But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing—often enrolling far more students than “free” government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families. In the course of his analysis Tooley asks the key questions: ■ What proportion of poor children is served? ■ How good are the private schools?  ■ What are the business models for these schools?  ■ And can they be replicated and improved?  The evidence is in. In poor urban and rural areas around the world, children in low-cost private schools outperform those in government schools. And the schools do so for a fraction of the per-pupil cost. Thanks to the pandemic, parents in America and Europe are discovering that the education of their children is indeed possible—and likely far better—without government meddling with rigid seat-time mandates, outdated school calendars, absurd age-driven grade levels, and worse testing regimes. And having experienced the first fruits of educational freedom, parents will be increasingly open to the possibilities of ever greater educational entrepreneurship and innovation.  Thankfully, they have Really Good Schools to show the way.

The John Batchelor Show
S4 Ep1829: 2/4 James Tooley #Unbound: Really good schools. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 8:15


Photo:  @Batchelorshow  James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG 2/4   Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education –  Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley  “James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelatory level in Really Good Schools. This is a bold and inspiring manifesto for a global revolution in education.” —Niall C. Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America's nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system—and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them?  Enter James Tooley's Really Good Schools. A distinguished scholar of education and the world's foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers to some of the world's most impoverished communities located in some of the world's most dangerous places—including such war-torn countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Sudan.  And there, in places where education “experts” fear to tread, Tooley finds thriving private schools that government, multinational NGOs, and even international charity officials deny exist.  Why?  Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth in the U.S., U.K., and western Europe that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist. But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing—often enrolling far more students than “free” government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families. In the course of his analysis Tooley asks the key questions: ■ What proportion of poor children is served? ■ How good are the private schools?  ■ What are the business models for these schools?  ■ And can they be replicated and improved?  The evidence is in. In poor urban and rural areas around the world, children in low-cost private schools outperform those in government schools. And the schools do so for a fraction of the per-pupil cost. Thanks to the pandemic, parents in America and Europe are discovering that the education of their children is indeed possible—and likely far better—without government meddling with rigid seat-time mandates, outdated school calendars, absurd age-driven grade levels, and worse testing regimes. And having experienced the first fruits of educational freedom, parents will be increasingly open to the possibilities of ever greater educational entrepreneurship and innovation.  Thankfully, they have Really Good Schools to show the way.

The John Batchelor Show
S4 Ep1829: 1/4 James Tooley #Unbound: Really good schools. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2021 10:35


Photo:  @Batchelorshow  James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG 1/4   Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education –  Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley  “James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelatory level in Really Good Schools. This is a bold and inspiring manifesto for a global revolution in education.” —Niall C. Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America's nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system—and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them?  Enter James Tooley's Really Good Schools. A distinguished scholar of education and the world's foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers to some of the world's most impoverished communities located in some of the world's most dangerous places—including such war-torn countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Sudan.  And there, in places where education “experts” fear to tread, Tooley finds thriving private schools that government, multinational NGOs, and even international charity officials deny exist.  Why?  Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth in the U.S., U.K., and western Europe that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist. But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing—often enrolling far more students than “free” government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families. In the course of his analysis Tooley asks the key questions: ■ What proportion of poor children is served? ■ How good are the private schools?  ■ What are the business models for these schools?  ■ And can they be replicated and improved?  The evidence is in. In poor urban and rural areas around the world, children in low-cost private schools outperform those in government schools. And the schools do so for a fraction of the per-pupil cost. Thanks to the pandemic, parents in America and Europe are discovering that the education of their children is indeed possible—and likely far better—without government meddling with rigid seat-time mandates, outdated school calendars, absurd age-driven grade levels, and worse testing regimes. And having experienced the first fruits of educational freedom, parents will be increasingly open to the possibilities of ever greater educational entrepreneurship and innovation.  Thankfully, they have Really Good Schools to show the way.

If Not Now Wen
Perseverance is the Mother of All Invention - Interview with Carl Copeland

If Not Now Wen

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 38:24


On the podcast today, we have the incomparable Carl Copeland - founder and president of Möbius Aero. Carl is an innovator, inventor, serial entrepreneur and humanitarian who boasts more than 40 granted patents under his belt. Over and above these impressive accomplishments, Carl serves on the board of two NGOs that are focused on eliminating poverty, hunger, illiteracy and human trafficking in developing nations. Carl joins us today to share his story of how he overcame the difficult circumstances he grew up in to become the successful inventor he is today. In this episode, we discuss: - Rising above childhood circumstances to go on and live the life of your dreams - Holding a vision for the future you strive for and persevering until you succeed - How taking a different path than most people can lead to success - The biggest lessons Carl learned during his entrepreneurial journey (and how we can benefit from them) - Making decisions from a place of peace, rather than from a place of fear

Electrify This!
Changing the Way We Build with Electrified Construction

Electrify This!

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 47:54


The landmark $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will restore and expand the United States infrastructure. From improving roads, bridges, and rail, to expanding electric vehicle charging, to developing a more resilient grid and more efficient buildings, or to ensuring clean drinking water for all—this historic investment will spur construction in nearly every community in America. But it's also a tremendous opportunity to reconsider how we build. Since the majority of construction equipment rely on fossil fuels, this sector is ripe for innovations that address climate change and air pollution. A new movement, led by several cities around the world, including Oslo, Norway, is underway to create a market for climate-friendly construction practices like electrified equipment. In this episode of Electrify This!, three experts discuss the global effort to scale clean, electrified construction. Learn how governments, the private sector, and NGOs are working collaboratively to create greater demand for electrified equipment, and hear insights into how these technologies could revolutionize the way we build.Guests:  Heidi Sørensen, is the Director of the Climate Agency for the City of Oslo. She was elected to the Parliament of Norway from Oslo in 2001, and went on to become the State Secretary to the Minister of the Environment between 2007-2012. She has also served as a member of the Norwegian Consumer Council, the Norwegian Board of Technology, the board of the Research Council of Norway and the Norwegian School of Sport Sciences. Nils-Olav Haukaas is a senior consultant with CEPartnersAS and represents Nasta AS. For nearly three decades has been working in commercial sales and marketing of construction machines and mining machines. Nasta AS has represented Hitachi Construction Machines since 1982. He has also worked in health and safety, product compliance, risk assessments. He has also served on a Norwegian Committee on Zero Emission building and constructions sites and a Zero Emission Digger construction site. Marta Lovisolo, is a Junior Policy Analyst at Bellona Europa in Brussels. Bellona is a climate NGO with headquarters in Norway and offices across several European countries. After supporting the city of Oslo in running the first zero emissions construction site in the world, Bellona is now disseminating the Norwegian experience to European cities and countries, as well as the the E.U.To Dig in Deeper, Check out these Must-Read Resources:Global Alliance for Buildings and Construction: 2018 Global Status ReportCalifornia Air Resources Board Strategies for Reducing Emissions from Off-Road Construction Equipment“Electric Dreams: Will Heavy Construction Equipment Go All-Electric” Construct Connect How Oslo is driving a transition to clean construction, C40 KnowledgeBellona

Fat Mascara
Ep. 355: Oils, Extracts, and More with Beauty Botanist Jennifer Hirsch

Fat Mascara

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 49:15


What makes aloe soothing? How does kigelia extract firm skin? Jennifer Hirsch, a botanist who trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, has studied ethnobotany and worked with NGOs to research botanical business diversification for communities around the world. Now, she helps beauty brands bring the power of plants to their products. In this episode, she shares stories from her travels and explains how botanicals like ashwagandha, argan, and cucumber can improve skin and hair—and which herbal supplements have side effects to watch out for.Links and sponsors: fatmascara.com/blogShop the products mentioned on this episode: myshlf.us/fatmascaraPrivate Facebook Group: Fat Mascara Raising a WandSocial media: @fatmascara, @jessicamatlin, @jenn_editSubmit a "Raise A Wand" product recommendation and be featured on the show: email info@fatmascara.com or leave a voicemail at 646-481-8182 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information. Become a member at https://plus.acast.com/s/fatmascara.

GreenBiz 350
Episode 294: Circular economy goes Dutch, DEI and NGOs

GreenBiz 350

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 40:17


Plus, the 'high-hanging' opportunities for decarbonizing in industries such as construction and transportation are now within reach.

Bent N Ballistic Outdoors
BNBO Ep 103 - Let It Burn...Again

Bent N Ballistic Outdoors

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 102:35


Mike McKnight, Dr. Alan Taylor Penn State University, Ashley Watson Angler-Hunter-Fire Survivor Subjects Discussed: The disparity between ecologists views, forest thinning and treatment, the role of NGOs, the most destructive CA fires have been in the last 15 years, how areas may tend to burn the same, getting sick on a party boat, female repo truck drivers, having a cabin in the of a fire, trying to save and bug out before a fire arrives. Mike McKnight, Dr. Alan Taylor Penn State University, Ashley Watson Angler-Hunter-Fire Survivor Subjects Discussed: The disparity between ecologists views, forest thinning and treatment, the role of NGOs, the most destructive CA fires have been in the last 15 years, how areas may tend to burn the same, getting sick on a party boat, female repo truck drivers, having a cabin in the of a fire, trying to save and bug out before a fire arrives. Mike McKnight, Dr. Alan Taylor Penn State University, Ashley Watson Angler-Hunter-Fire Survivor Subjects Discussed: The disparity between ecologists views, forest thinning and treatment, the role of NGOs, the most destructive CA fires have been in the last 15 years, how areas may tend to burn the same, getting sick on a party boat, female repo truck drivers, having a cabin in the of a fire, trying to save and bug out before a fire arrives. Finding your cabin still standing. Subscribe on iTunes or your favorite App!

The Stand with Eamon Dunphy
Ep 1264: Cop26 - Glasgow Summit Hints At Hope But No Promise

The Stand with Eamon Dunphy

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 35:35


John Gibbons and Kirsty Gogan talk to Eamon about the outcomes of Cop 26. John is a Climate journalist contributing to The Sunday Business Post and The Irish Times, and Kirsty is founder and managing partner of TerraPraxis, an advisor to Governments and NGOs on innovative ways to debarbonise, and chairs the UK Government's Nuclear Innovation Research and Advisory Board (NIRAB) Cost Reduction Working Group. The Stand is proudly sponsored by Tesco. Recorded 15th November 2021

Hustle
Follow Your Fears for Inspiration (Kevin Hawkins, BookClub)

Hustle

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 61:56


Kevin Hawkins is the director of product design at BookClub—an online platform that brings authors and readers together. He is also an award-winning, multi-disciplinary design leader and educator with over 12 years of experience building communities and launching products.Kevin is a self-taught front-end developer and started his career doing freelance web design for local businesses and science NGOs in his home town: Washington D.C. He transitioned to his first full-time job in UX at 16. Since then, he's been a UX leader for Booking.com, PwC, EY, Gap Inc., and more. Kevin now resides in Amsterdam where he teaches UX and directs the production and launch of innovative products. In his spare time, he likes to travel, learn new perspectives, and desires to be challenged while doing good work. In this episode we cover:Outcome vs. intentWorkaholism Cultural inspiration20% timeSofas  & interior designHyggeAnd more!Visit the Funsize websiteSubscribe to The Funsize Digest 

Think 100%: The Coolest Show on Climate Change
S3 Ep 46: Green [who] 2.0 w/ Andrés Jimenez & Jasmine Sanders

Think 100%: The Coolest Show on Climate Change

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 64:54


The latest edition of Green 2.0's annual Transparency Report Card is set to release November 17, 2021. The report includes demographic data from 67 NGOs and, for the first time, a sample of foundations. Rev Yearwood speaks with Andrés Jimenez, the executive director of Green 2.0, and Jasmine Sanders, the executive director of Our Climate. They discuss decolonizing the environmental movement , and how data supports storytelling.  The Coolest Show – brought to you by Hip Hop Caucus Think 100% PODCASTS – drops new episodes every Monday on environmental justice and how we solve the climate crisis. Listen and subscribe here or at TheCoolestShow.com! Follow @Think100Climate and @RevYearwood on Instagram, Twitter, and Instagram.

Death in The Garden
#26 Dr. Mordecai Ogada (Part 2) – A Case for Scrutinizing the Climate Narrative

Death in The Garden

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2021 57:28


On this episode of “Death in The Garden,” as COP26 ends in Glasgow, Jake and Maren share their second interview with Dr. Mordecai Ogada, carnivore ecologist, activist for the Decolonization of Conservation, and co-author of The Big Conservation Lie. In our previous conversation with Mordecai, he mentioned the “Our Land, Our Nature” congress in Marseille, which we were lucky enough to attend and acquire this interview in person. This time we go deep into speculating about the more nefarious side of the global climate change narrative, including the obsession with the fertility of African women, the prospect of protected areas being refuges for elites, the establishment of decentralized colonies headed by colonizing NGOs, and conservation being a smoke screen for extraction and industry. In a time where there are so many “solutions” being thrown up in the air about climate change, we feel it is very important to question everything and consider every detail. Where is the money coming from, and where is it going? Listen to Mordecai Ogada make the case for increasing our scrutiny of conservation NGOs, and demanding accountability and transparency for their dealings, as well as the narrative of climate change as a whole. Please rate, review, and subscribe if you are enjoying the show, and give Mordecai a follow on Twitter, and be sure to check out his website. For more information about “Death in The Garden,” follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and our website. Editing: Parker Burningham Intro music: Daniel Osterstock

Occupied Thoughts
The Terrorism Smear: Israel's Move to Shut Down Palestinian Human Rights Work

Occupied Thoughts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 83:14


In late October, the Israeli government declared six Palestinian human rights groups to be “terror organizations” – a designation that criminalizes their work under Israeli law and enables Israel to seize assets, arrest staff, prohibit funding, and punish public expressions of support and solidarity. With this terror designation, the Israeli government has escalated its longtime efforts to crush Palestinian organizations that document Israel's ongoing violations of Palestinian human rights and seek to hold Israel accountable. Leading human & civil rights experts – Jamil Dakwar (ACLU), Rabea Eghbariah (Adalah), and Dima Khalidi (Palestine Legal) – to discuss the work of the targeted Palestinian NGOs, the context and impact of this terror designation, reactions from governments and NGOs in the U.S. and the EU, and expectations of impact. Original music by Jalal Yaquoub.

Design Lab with Bon Ku
EP 47: Designing Vaccine Equity | Aika Matemu and Pragya Mishra

Design Lab with Bon Ku

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 41:15


Bon talks with the Dalberg Design team (Aika, Pragya, Joy and Mihret) about designers as global health storytellers, the need for creativity in global health and the challenges of social media misinformation.  Aika Matemu is a Director at Dalberg Design in Nairobi, leading the design team in Africa. She brings over 15 years experience in user experience design, digital technologies, global public health and social entrepreneurism, with extensive experience in social impact and innovation. She has committed her career thus far to designing and building innovations that impact social change, movement and revolution. Her design career has been grounded in human-centered design methods with a focus on designing products and services that create channels for underserved populations to access quality health care. She's passionate about building design capacity on the African continent and elevating home grown designers to global design platforms.  Pragya Mishra is Director at Dalberg Design based in Seattle. She applies her expertise in visual and strategy design on social innovation, financial inclusion and global health projects. She brings a human-centered approach to her work that facilitates in-depth understanding of distinct user behaviors, attitudes and preferences towards products, services, and systems leading to actionable insights. Her recent work includes the development of Design for health – a tailored set of design resources for global health practitioners. Prior to joining Dalberg Design, Pragya worked as an independent designer with NGOs and governmental organizations on a range of social innovation projects. Pragya has a Masters in Design in Social Innovation from the School of Visual Arts (SVA), New York and an undergraduate degree in Visual Communication Design from the National Institute of Design (NID) in India.  Joy Kendi is a senior designer based in Dalberg Design's Nairobi studio. Her expertise is in product and service design, user experience and design research, with a focus on emerging markets. Prior to joining Dalberg Design, Joy led product design at a technology innovation hub in Kenya. Mihret Tamrat is a designer with Dalberg Design's Nairobi studio. Her design background includes works in education technology, game design, as well as gender and youth employment across the US, Asia, and East Africa. Prior to Dalberg Design, Mihret worked as a strategy consultant with Dalberg Advisors in Addis Ababa.

Big Girl Money
86. The Structured Hippy - A Conversation with Brook Eddy, Founder of Bhakti Chai

Big Girl Money

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 70:55


Our interview today is with the founder of your favorite coffee shop order, Bhakti Chai (5:51 - 1:09:20)! Brook Eddy has spent her career working for social change through nonprofits, businesses, and NGOs. In 2007, with two-year-old twins at her side, Eddy concocted her own chai recipe and became an entrepreneur by launching Bhakti Chai. She quickly grew the beverage inspired by her travels through India into a multi-million dollar, organic beverage brand. Follow us on Instagram! www.instagram.com/biggirlmoney/

Out in the Bay
LGBTQ people stuck in Afghanistan risk execution

Out in the Bay

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 29:29


Despite massive evacuations after the Taliban takeover in August, tens of thousands of LGBTQ people remain in Afghanistan fearing for their lives, say two NGOs trying to rescue them. NGO officials and a gay Afghan American helping refugees resettle in California speak about the plight queer Afghans face and how the U.S. government should help.

Shock Your Potential
Write To Influence - Carla D. Bass, Colonel, USAF (Ret)

Shock Your Potential

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 32:47


“If you learn how to write powerfully, it unlocks the doors to opportunities.” Carla Bass One of the skills that can turn out to be a superior advantage in any career is effective writing. Considered to be an essential life skill, writing makes a great difference in one's ability to convey information, a key factor that drives successful careers. Our guest today, Carla bass, found the power of writing early on in her career in the military, and says that it is the key to influencing powerful outcomes. Carla D. Bass is a retired Air Force colonel and author of the book "Write to Influence!" which has won eight national-level awards. The ability to write powerfully was central to her success. Throughout her 45-year career (30 years in the Air Force and 15 with a federal agency), she composed products for Congress, the White House, generals, and ambassadors; hundreds of performance reviews; budget justifications; award nominations; and executive memoranda. As a lieutenant colonel, Carla transformed her 480-person unit from the most losing in state-wide professional competitions into the one to beat. How? She developed her writing methodology and taught her troops to compose compelling nominations. So successful was her program that she taught thousands of Air Force members for the next 15 years – to rave reviews. She now teaches workshops to clients that include government agencies, corporations, private businesses, NGOs, and academia. The second edition of "Write to Influence!" incorporates material from her highly acclaimed workshops. These include material that covers powerful writing to banish bureaucratic blather (for the workforce) to composing resumes, input for performance reviews, grant submissions, and essays for college applications. Carla's battle cries are twofold: "Powerful writing changes lives!" and "Powerful writing is the lifeblood of effective organizations!" In today's episode, Carla talks about how writing opened opportunities for her and many others while she was working for the military. She will also highlight how she helps others tap into the power of good writing. Listen in!   Social media:  www.linkedin.com/in/carladbass/   https://www.facebook.com/WriteToInfluence01/ https://www.twitter.com/CarlaDBassWrite/   I was the child of a military family and I decided when I was in seventh grade that I was going to join Air Force intelligence. [3:24] My father was at that point an Air Force officer intelligence and since I couldn't ask him what he was doing, I decided I will join it myself to find out. [3:50] One of the proudest day of my life is when my father Colonel Sand Bass gave me the oath of office and at that point he was a veteran and had had a bad stroke. [4:58] In my 30 years, I served in many places and Bulgaria was fascinating because I was the first female defense attache for 3 years representing all of America's military to our Bulgarian counterparts. [5:31] When my father commissioned me, he gave three pieces of advice; stay focused on the job, always keep your sense of humor and always take care of your people, and they will take care of you. [7:19] My becoming an entrepreneur goes back to Hawaii, when I transform the most losing unit into the one to beat and it was a pivotal point for me. [7:46] I realized that powerful writing changes lives after I took a couple of days and developed my writing methodology which helped us transform the unit into the one to beat. [8:03] I ended up teaching that one hour writing workshop for the next 15 years to 1000s of people. [8:50] By the time I retired I had received so many testimonials from people who said my writing had benefited their entire federal career. [9:02] I realized that I have something that works and It's proven and so I have to keep sharing it. [10:10] If you learn how to write powerfully, it unlocks the doors to opportunity. [11:34] People and organizations fail to achieve their goals because of ineffective writing. [13:23] It is important to gain the critical edge by learning how to write products that are concise and compelling. [13:34] Commercial break. [13:50] I love teaching workshops and with COVID, I had to do great with webinars and I cover a multitude of programs. [15:14] I've got one hour webinars on powerful writing for professionals or even fiction writers spend the captivating tale because every word counts. [16:07] Every author is constrained by two things, the readers time and available space and therefore the writer who best leverages his time and space wins. [16:32] What I teach you how to do is make every word count, and every second of the readers time play to your advantage. [17:11] It is a two-step process involving the strategies on how you arrange the logic of your presentation of your case, and the word sculpting tools. [17:27] The big mistake that people make in writing resumes is failing to know the audience and ensuring that every word spoken is addressing the needs of the employer. [18:26] Two important tips when writing a proposal include adding details on the how and the what as well as the impact of what you have done. [19:52] Another mistake people make is to think that the first draft is [21:43] Writing is like either chess or poker because it involves strategy and once you look at it from those angles, all of a sudden it is not so intimidating. [23:59] I have 10 word sculpting tools. One of which is verbs are your friends use them or rely on them and avoid using many words to suffocate the verb. [24:30] By sculpting out all of those useless words and redundancies, you not only tighten up the text, but you buy yourself more strategic opportunity. [25:54] Tool number two is called not to use words that hogs space to go from writing fat, to writing skinny. [26:56] Word sculpting tool number ten Is revise, edit, and proofread and these are three distinct functions, each with a separate list of criteria for which you search. [29:27] Learning to write powerfully is a life skill which need to be taught and passed down young adults because they're not getting it in school. [31:36] ……………………………………. Thank you to our November Sponsor: Entrepreneur's Guide to Financial Well-Being or Wayne Titus Imagine starting a long journey without a map…or even a clear idea of the obstacles ahead. 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Sojourner Truth Radio
Earth Watch: Souparna Lahiri On COP26 & India's Forests

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 13:56


Today on Sojourner Truth: On Sunday, October 31, the United Nations Climate Change Conference kicked off the COP26 (Conference of the Parties) in Glasgow, Scotland. Twenty-five thousand delegates from 200 countries are attending, and around 120 heads of state. The conference, which was delayed for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will run until Friday, November 12. Wednesday, November 10, marked one of the most critical days in the ongoing COP26 Conference of the Parties in Glasgow, Scotland. The conference has the stated purpose of taking global action on climate change, which is accelerating the environmental devastation of our planet. On Wednesday, the governments of China and the United States agreed to increase climate cooperation over the next decade. The world's two largest CO2 emitters pledged to act in a joint declaration. The declaration claims that both parties will work together to achieve the 1.5C temperature goal set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement. It also calls for stepped-up efforts to close the significant gap that remains to achieve that target. However, the joint statement was very short on details. And without details, no one knows what, if anything, will come out of the U.S. China agreement. U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are even expected to hold a virtual meeting as early as next week, according to the BBC. Also on Wednesday, a draft agreement being circulated at the UN climate summit calls on countries to phase-out coal power. However, the draft agreement has been roundly criticized for failing to address the crisis. The UN Secretary General said that as of now, COP26 is on life support. By all accounts, unless something dramatic happens, it seems governments will have once again failed to address the climate catastrophe. Our guest is Souparna Lahiri, based in New Delhi, India. Souparna is the Global Forest Coalition's Climate Campaigner and Advisor. The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) is an international coalition of NGOs and Indigenous Peoples Organizations defending social justice and the rights of forest peoples in forest policies. We also hear from Vijay Kumar Thallam, the Advisor to Government of Andhra Pradesh for Agriculture & Cooperation, and in charge of implementation of natural farming in Andhra Pradesh. Lastly, Patrick Ioakimedes joins us to discuss an upcoming California Poor People's Campaign event focused on environmental devastation.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Patrick Ioakimedes On Poor People's Campaign Climate Crisis Event

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 5:30


Today on Sojourner Truth: On Sunday, October 31, the United Nations Climate Change Conference kicked off the COP26 (Conference of the Parties) in Glasgow, Scotland. Twenty-five thousand delegates from 200 countries are attending, and around 120 heads of state. The conference, which was delayed for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will run until Friday, November 12. Wednesday, November 10, marked one of the most critical days in the ongoing COP26 Conference of the Parties in Glasgow, Scotland. The conference has the stated purpose of taking global action on climate change, which is accelerating the environmental devastation of our planet. On Wednesday, the governments of China and the United States agreed to increase climate cooperation over the next decade. The world's two largest CO2 emitters pledged to act in a joint declaration. The declaration claims that both parties will work together to achieve the 1.5C temperature goal set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement. It also calls for stepped-up efforts to close the significant gap that remains to achieve that target. However, the joint statement was very short on details. And without details, no one knows what, if anything, will come out of the U.S. China agreement. U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are even expected to hold a virtual meeting as early as next week, according to the BBC. Also on Wednesday, a draft agreement being circulated at the UN climate summit calls on countries to phase-out coal power. However, the draft agreement has been roundly criticized for failing to address the crisis. The UN Secretary General said that as of now, COP26 is on life support. By all accounts, unless something dramatic happens, it seems governments will have once again failed to address the climate catastrophe. Our guest is Souparna Lahiri, based in New Delhi, India. Souparna is the Global Forest Coalition's Climate Campaigner and Advisor. The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) is an international coalition of NGOs and Indigenous Peoples Organizations defending social justice and the rights of forest peoples in forest policies. We also hear from Vijay Kumar Thallam, the Advisor to Government of Andhra Pradesh for Agriculture & Cooperation, and in charge of implementation of natural farming in Andhra Pradesh. Lastly, Patrick Ioakimedes joins us to discuss an upcoming California Poor People's Campaign event focused on environmental devastation.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Vijay Kumar On Nature's Solutions To Climate Change In India

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 16:46


Today on Sojourner Truth: On Sunday, October 31, the United Nations Climate Change Conference kicked off the COP26 (Conference of the Parties) in Glasgow, Scotland. Twenty-five thousand delegates from 200 countries are attending, and around 120 heads of state. The conference, which was delayed for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will run until Friday, November 12. Wednesday, November 10, marked one of the most critical days in the ongoing COP26 Conference of the Parties in Glasgow, Scotland. The conference has the stated purpose of taking global action on climate change, which is accelerating the environmental devastation of our planet. On Wednesday, the governments of China and the United States agreed to increase climate cooperation over the next decade. The world's two largest CO2 emitters pledged to act in a joint declaration. The declaration claims that both parties will work together to achieve the 1.5C temperature goal set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement. It also calls for stepped-up efforts to close the significant gap that remains to achieve that target. However, the joint statement was very short on details. And without details, no one knows what, if anything, will come out of the U.S. China agreement. U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are even expected to hold a virtual meeting as early as next week, according to the BBC. Also on Wednesday, a draft agreement being circulated at the UN climate summit calls on countries to phase-out coal power. However, the draft agreement has been roundly criticized for failing to address the crisis. The UN Secretary General said that as of now, COP26 is on life support. By all accounts, unless something dramatic happens, it seems governments will have once again failed to address the climate catastrophe. Our guest is Souparna Lahiri, based in New Delhi, India. Souparna is the Global Forest Coalition's Climate Campaigner and Advisor. The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) is an international coalition of NGOs and Indigenous Peoples Organizations defending social justice and the rights of forest peoples in forest policies. We also hear from Vijay Kumar Thallam, the Advisor to Government of Andhra Pradesh for Agriculture & Cooperation, and in charge of implementation of natural farming in Andhra Pradesh. Lastly, Patrick Ioakimedes joins us to discuss an upcoming California Poor People's Campaign event focused on environmental devastation.

Sojourner Truth Radio
News Headlines: November 11, 2021

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 5:20


Today on Sojourner Truth: On Sunday, October 31, the United Nations Climate Change Conference kicked off the COP26 (Conference of the Parties) in Glasgow, Scotland. Twenty-five thousand delegates from 200 countries are attending, and around 120 heads of state. The conference, which was delayed for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will run until Friday, November 12. Wednesday, November 10, marked one of the most critical days in the ongoing COP26 Conference of the Parties in Glasgow, Scotland. The conference has the stated purpose of taking global action on climate change, which is accelerating the environmental devastation of our planet. On Wednesday, the governments of China and the United States agreed to increase climate cooperation over the next decade. The world's two largest CO2 emitters pledged to act in a joint declaration. The declaration claims that both parties will work together to achieve the 1.5C temperature goal set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement. It also calls for stepped-up efforts to close the significant gap that remains to achieve that target. However, the joint statement was very short on details. And without details, no one knows what, if anything, will come out of the U.S. China agreement. U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are even expected to hold a virtual meeting as early as next week, according to the BBC. Also on Wednesday, a draft agreement being circulated at the UN climate summit calls on countries to phase-out coal power. However, the draft agreement has been roundly criticized for failing to address the crisis. The UN Secretary General said that as of now, COP26 is on life support. By all accounts, unless something dramatic happens, it seems governments will have once again failed to address the climate catastrophe. Our guest is Souparna Lahiri, based in New Delhi, India. Souparna is the Global Forest Coalition's Climate Campaigner and Advisor. The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) is an international coalition of NGOs and Indigenous Peoples Organizations defending social justice and the rights of forest peoples in forest policies. We also hear from Vijay Kumar Thallam, the Advisor to Government of Andhra Pradesh for Agriculture & Cooperation, and in charge of implementation of natural farming in Andhra Pradesh. Lastly, Patrick Ioakimedes joins us to discuss an upcoming California Poor People's Campaign event focused on environmental devastation.

Sojourner Truth Radio
Sojourner Truth Radio: November 11, 2021 - COP26, India Forests, Climate Crisis Event

Sojourner Truth Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 55:49


Today on Sojourner Truth: On Sunday, October 31, the United Nations Climate Change Conference kicked off the COP26 (Conference of the Parties) in Glasgow, Scotland. Twenty-five thousand delegates from 200 countries are attending, and around 120 heads of state. The conference, which was delayed for a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic, will run until Friday, November 12. Wednesday, November 10, marked one of the most critical days in the ongoing COP26 Conference of the Parties in Glasgow, Scotland. The conference has the stated purpose of taking global action on climate change, which is accelerating the environmental devastation of our planet. On Wednesday, the governments of China and the United States agreed to increase climate cooperation over the next decade. The world's two largest CO2 emitters pledged to act in a joint declaration. The declaration claims that both parties will work together to achieve the 1.5C temperature goal set out in the 2015 Paris Agreement. It also calls for stepped-up efforts to close the significant gap that remains to achieve that target. However, the joint statement was very short on details. And without details, no one knows what, if anything, will come out of the U.S. China agreement. U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping are even expected to hold a virtual meeting as early as next week, according to the BBC. Also on Wednesday, a draft agreement being circulated at the UN climate summit calls on countries to phase-out coal power. However, the draft agreement has been roundly criticized for failing to address the crisis. The UN Secretary General said that as of now, COP26 is on life support. By all accounts, unless something dramatic happens, it seems governments will have once again failed to address the climate catastrophe. Our guest is Souparna Lahiri, based in New Delhi, India. Souparna is the Global Forest Coalition's Climate Campaigner and Advisor. The Global Forest Coalition (GFC) is an international coalition of NGOs and Indigenous Peoples Organizations defending social justice and the rights of forest peoples in forest policies. We also hear from Vijay Kumar Thallam, the Advisor to Government of Andhra Pradesh for Agriculture & Cooperation, and in charge of implementation of natural farming in Andhra Pradesh. Lastly, Patrick Ioakimedes joins us to discuss an upcoming California Poor People's Campaign event focused on environmental devastation.

This Week Unpacked
Why is Israel banning Palestinian NGOs?

This Week Unpacked

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 12:01


Benny Gantz, Israel's Defense Minister, recently declared that the country was designating six Palestinian NGOs (or “nongovernmental organizations”) as terror groups. Why? Are these NGOs really connected to terrorist organizations? And what do Israelis think about these designations? ~~~~ Learn more about Unpacked: https://jewishunpacked.com/about/ Visit Unpacked on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/unpacked See more about Entebbe: https://jewishunpacked.com/operation-thunderbolt-the-raid-on-entebbe/ ~~~~ Sources https://www.jns.org/gantz-names-six-palestinian-ngos-as-terror-groups-us-asks-israel-to-clarify/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dawson%27s_Field_hijackings https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/on-this-day-israeli-minister-rehavam-zeevi-assassinated-by-terrorists-20-years-ago-682206 https://www.idf.il/en/articles/palestinian-terror/today-we-remember-the-fogel-family-massacre/ https://twitter.com/NGOmonitor/status/1451499358092939265 https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-rushing-to-defend-terrorism-linked-ngos-20211029-mn47va7rczf3pdtiw2uissy6ty-story.html https://www.jpost.com/opinion/israel-must-prove-blacklisted-ngos-funded-terrorism-editorial-682904 https://www.jns.org/israeli-security-services-uncover-finance-network-linking-european-ngos-to-palestinian-terror-group/ https://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/.premium-great-damage-labor-party-head-condemns-classing-palestinian-ngos-as-terror-groups-1.10324241 https://www.haaretz.com/opinion/editorial/.premium-a-stain-upon-israel-1.10318621 https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/palestinian-ngos-human-rights-workers-or-agents-of-terror-683414 https://www.adalah.org/en/content/view/10456 https://www.alhaq.org/advocacy/19058.html https://www.jpost.com/arab-israeli-conflict/palestinian-ngos-human-rights-workers-or-agents-of-terror-683414  ~~~~ Unpacked is a division of OpenDor Media

Business with Purpose
How to Build a Business with Passion | EP 271: Grant Trahant, Causeartist

Business with Purpose

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 49:38


My guest this week is Grant Trahant. He is the founder of Causeartist, a global community of conscious consumers, social entrepreneurs, business leaders, and the individuals who support them, who believe social enterprise can positively impact the world. Causeartist's founder, Grant Trahant, grew up in New Orleans, where he was introduced to social issues at an early age. He became fascinated by the idea that businesses could solve societal challenges — skipping over the need for political intervention. He began seeking out social entrepreneurs to learn more about what they were doing and how he could be involved, and uncovered a bustling world of enterprises determined to make the world better through business. Today, Causeartist has told the stories of hundreds of brands and business leaders to people in more than 200 countries. Grant operates Causeartist with a growing team of media experts, writers, and editors, all of whom are passionate about improving systems and lives through the power of social enterprise. 4:42 – Grant 101 He created Causeartist 8 years old to showcase ethical and sustainable alternatives. As the years go by, consumers want to understand more about what they buy. 11:55 – From the beginning Bridget Hilton, founder of LSTN Headphones, is a good example of someone Grant has known from the beginning and watched her growth. You don't have to be doing $5 million in revenue to make an impact and have a good business. 16:09 – How to become successful There is so much technology to develop something that could scale really well with just you. The barrier to entry is to start your own thing. You can scale ecommerce very quickly. Don't start too big with too many products. What do you want to see in the market that doesn't exist? Don't make it complicated. The best brands and companies Grant has seen have started with one product. 22:23 – Hurdles Passion always helps, especially if you love what you do. The bad times come and go. Little wins mean the world and can help you keep going. 30:19 – Life-changing stories Grant's friend Trinity is one of the most inspirational people he knows. Trinity grew up in the slums of Uganda and was living on the streets. He was saved by a group and given a laptop. Technology changed his life. 35:59 – Job creation vs. career creation How do we create careers instead of just jobs? 38:28 – Get to know you Most played playlist? Lo-fi music – no words and very chill acoustics Something we would never guess about him? He's massively double jointed FEATURED QUOTES One product can turn into an entire business. As the years go by, consumers want to understand more about what they buy. You don't have to be doing $5 million in revenue to make an impact and have a good business. Don't make it complicated. The best brands and companies I've seen have started with one product. CONNECT WITH GRANT: https://causeartist.com/ ABOUT GRANT TRAHANT:

Yah Lah BUT...
#230 - Impending execution of M'sian drug trafficker draws international attention & anti-vaxx group‘s videos removed from YouTube

Yah Lah BUT...

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 10, 2021 67:53


This past week, the impending execution of a convicted Malaysian drug trafficker who allegedly has “severe mental disabilities" drew criticism from activists, international NGOs and even billionaire Richard Branson. Nagaenthran Dharmalingam's execution has since been delayed as he tested positive for COVID-19 in prison, but why the sudden international scrutiny on his death sentence? Also, Healing The Divide, an anti-vaxx group based in Singapore, was deemed to have violated YouTube's policies and had its videos removed from the platform. We discuss if this is the best way to combat the medical misinformation being peddled to the anti-vaxx or vaccine-hesitant people in SG.    Find us here! Our YLB Subreddit for detailed show notes and mindblowing discussions! YLB's own TikTok featuring 2 boom-llenials attempting to connect with Gen Z uwu Our YLB YouTube channel to watch videos of all our guest interviews! Our NEW YLB IG account run by our intern, Daras!   Impending execution of M'sian drug trafficker draws international attention Execution of Malaysian drug trafficker stayed after he gets COVID-19 - CNA Statement by the AGC Petition started to save man with intellectual disability from death penalty, MHA says he 'clearly understood nature of acts' Drug trafficker on death row found by High Court to have altered accounts to reflect lower education qualifications: MHA - CNA Lawyer for drug trafficker facing execution objected to disclosure of psychiatric records in court: AGC Chilling Letter Details Execution of 'Intellectually Disabled' Inmate - VICE Joint Local Statement on the death penalty case of Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam in Singapore - EU Delegation to Singapore Stop the killing of Nagaenthran Dharmalingam - Richard Branson's Blog

On the Schmooze Podcast: Leadership | Strategic Networking | Relationship Building
OTS 257: Accidental Entrepreneur – Susan McPherson

On the Schmooze Podcast: Leadership | Strategic Networking | Relationship Building

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 40:38


Today's guest is one of the best-connected people in the social good world. She is a serial connector, angel investor, and corporate responsibility expert. She is the founder and CEO of McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy focused on the intersection of brands and social impact, providing storytelling, partnership creation, and visibility to corporations, NGOs, and social […] The post OTS 257: Accidental Entrepreneur – Susan McPherson appeared first on Robbie Samuels.

Impact Hustlers - Entrepreneurs With Social Impact
A Better Way to Make an Impact

Impact Hustlers - Entrepreneurs With Social Impact

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 43:25


We're probably all familiar with the term “Buy 1, Get 1,” but what about “Buy 1, Give 1”? B1G1 founder Masami Sato shares what inspired her to create this global giving initiative and social enterprise by partnering with businesses all over the world and helping them create an impact through their projects. Thirteen years later and as of this interview, B1G1 has already partnered with 3,000 businesses and created 220 million impacts (and counting)!While traveling the world and being exposed to different situations, Masami already felt the inkling to want to be part of the solution to many of the problems she encountered. But, it was not until she had her first child that she realized she really wanted to do something to help. And so, she opened up a food business. Years later, it dawned on her that instead of being afraid to start something big, she could start doing small things daily. Then, B1G1 was created. Initially selling one meal for every meal packet they sold, she decided she wanted to help other businesses make an impact as well and turned B1G1 into a social enterprise. Through the NGOs they work with, they are able to identify the issues people face as well as the solutions or high impact projects that can be done to address these issues.Though money is a common way of measuring impact, in B1G1, they measure impact through impact, habit, and connection as well as the length of time people have access to resources and, of course, they make sure their impact is aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals. Speaking of money, they actually bootstrapped the company in its early days, but thankfully, they now get to enjoy doing what they are doing and focus on helping people and businesses.There are two sides to B1G1, the company side, which entails them being listed as a B Corp, and the charity side, through which they find partners, list their projects, and hand out contributions. And in order to be sustainable, they utilize a business membership model or subscription-based model that their members pay a monthly fee for.Now, what kind of businesses work with B1G1? Well, they partner with big and small businesses alike, and Masami also shares how they vet the businesses that would like to partner with them and, once they've set up a partnership, how they help each other out.Though the pandemic brought about new challenges, luckily, the fourth quarter of 2020 was actually record-breaking for them. And so, with trials and tribulations come victories as well. This is why Masami reminds us to appreciate the journey and not to focus too much on the destination. In 10 years, Masami is optimistically ambitious and hopes that B1G1 partners with 1 million businesses.Masami's key lessons and quotes from this episode were:“What if instead of trying to do something big in the future one day, what if we did something small but did it every day?” (7:17)“In B1G1, we focus on three things that we think can be integrated in [the] business-giving space, which is impact, habit, and connection.” (15:14)“As a social enterprise, the model itself is that our mission is really about transforming how businesses do what they do. And as a result, we want to inspire all those businesses to feel that what they are doing is actually really meaningful and important in the world, so they add value to their customers and clients through what they are doing already.” (19:40)“When we tap into that feeling of why they are doing what they are doing and then introduce B1G1 as a way for them to create their legacy and also to make their business much more meaningful, and purposeful, and rewarding for them as well as for their team if they have other teSupport the show (https://www.buymeacoffee.com/impacthustlers)

PeaceCast
#210: Michael Sfard on Terrorist Designation of Palestinian NGOs

PeaceCast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 52:31


This episode is a recording of an APN November 8th 2021 webinar with leading Israeli human rights lawyer Michael Sfard on the Israeli government's designation of six West Bank-based Palestinian NGOs as terrorist organizations.  For a transcript of this episode:  https://peacenow.org/entry.php?id=38922#.YYmAvb3MI6E Contact Ori: onir@peacenow.org Donate to APN: https://peacenow.org/donate  

The John Batchelor Show
1795: James Tooley #Unbound: Really good schools. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 41:00


Photo: CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education –  Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley  “James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelatory level in Really Good Schools. This is a bold and inspiring manifesto for a global revolution in education.” —Niall C. Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America's nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system—and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them?  Enter James Tooley's Really Good Schools. A distinguished scholar of education and the world's foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers to some of the world's most impoverished communities located in some of the world's most dangerous places—including such war-torn countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Sudan.  And there, in places where education “experts” fear to tread, Tooley finds thriving private schools that government, multinational NGOs, and even international charity officials deny exist.  Why?  Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth in the U.S., U.K., and western Europe that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist. But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing—often enrolling far more students than “free” government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families. In the course of his analysis Tooley asks the key questions: ■ What proportion of poor children is served? ■ How good are the private schools?  ■ What are the business models for these schools?  ■ And can they be replicated and improved?  The evidence is in. In poor urban and rural areas around the world, children in low-cost private schools outperform those in government schools. And the schools do so for a fraction of the per-pupil cost. Thanks to the pandemic, parents in America and Europe are discovering that the education of their children is indeed possible—and likely far better—without government meddling with rigid seat-time mandates, outdated school calendars, absurd age-driven grade levels, and worse testing regimes. And having experienced the first fruits of educational freedom, parents will be increasingly open to the possibilities of ever greater educational entrepreneurship and innovation.  Thankfully, they have Really Good Schools to show the way.

Occupied Thoughts
"Secret Israeli dossier provides no proof for declaring Palestinian NGOs ‘terrorists'"

Occupied Thoughts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 35:20


In this episode of Occupied Thoughts, FMEP's Sarah Anne Minkin speaks with Israeli journalist Oren Ziv (Local Call, +972 Magazine) about the blockbuster article published today by +972 and the Intercept: "Secret Israeli dossier provides no proof for declaring Palestinian NGOs 'terrorists'." Together with journalists Yuval Avraham and Meron Rappaport, Oren combed through the classified dossier that Israel shared with representatives of European countries in a bid to persuade to end funding for designated Palestinian human rights organizations. Today's article exposes this dossier - which is believed to be the same dossier that Israel just shared with representatives of the U.S. government - as well as hundreds of pages of summaries of interrogations that Israel drew from in formulating the dossier. The journalists conclude: "contrary to the Israeli Defense Ministry's claims, the dossier did not provide a single piece of evidence proving the six organizations diverted their funds to the PFLP or to violent activities." See more at www.fmep.org Original music by Jalal Yaquoub

Words and Nerds: Authors, books and literature.
417. TAKEOVER: Jospehine Taylor And Marion Frith: Here In The After

Words and Nerds: Authors, books and literature.

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 47:51


Two damaged people, one unlikely friendship and a way to find hope in the darkness. Anna has survived the worst. So has Nat. Two broken souls, struggling to find a place in a world they no longer fit. Anna, 62, is the victim of a terrorist attack in which eleven others were murdered. Nat, 35, is an Army veteran who fought in Afghanistan. They have so little in common. And so much. A friendship stirs between them, tentative and unlikely, its foundation the violence they have seen and the memories that stalk them. Together, they begin to search for a way back home. But when Nat's wife falls unexpectedly pregnant, terrible ghosts from his wartime past rise up and much more than a friendship is at stake. Here in the after is a poignant and uplifting exploration of the legacy of trauma and the healing power of connection. About the Author Marion Frith is a former journalist, communications specialist and speechwriter. She has worked for major Australian newspapers and the ABC, in Canberra, Sydney, and London. She was based for many years in the Canberra Press Gallery. As a journalist she regularly wrote on the political becoming the personal, how government policy and decision-making impacts individual lives from a social justice perspective. As a speechwriter, she wrote for senior Cabinet ministers, and has worked for several NGOs on their media campaigns. Here, in the After is her first novel. She lives in Sydney.

Peace Talks Radio
International Cities of Peace, and more

Peace Talks Radio

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 59:00


First up, we meet Fred Arment, . Since 2009, ICP has been building a network of communities great and small that prioritize peaceful coexistence. Fred has also been consulting with the United Nations Economic and Social Council for NGOs for the past four years. Then it's James Siguru Wahutu, a professor in NYUs Peace and Conflict Studies program. When a conflict reaches an acute level of violence, it can be difficult to communicate the gravity of the situation to people outside that communitys borders. Wahutu studies how journalists have historically covered genocides and other forms of mass violence in countries like Kenya and Rwanda. Hes found that even deciding to use the word genocide is crucial to how people confront international conflicts. Learning about conflict resolution and social justice in far-flung places can also help us envision solutions in our own backyards. Rivera Sun gathers solution-based examples from around the world in her work at Nonviolence News. She also facilitates workshops in strategy and nonviolent action internationally.

The Talent Development Hot Seat
Bonus Q&A with Michele Lau Torres

The Talent Development Hot Seat

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 12:51


In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy welcomes guest Michele Lau Torres to the show. She has 18 years of experience in organizational development, learning and development, HR, and talent management for public businesses and NGOs across education, transportation, hospitality, and public safety industries. She's also worked on multiple continents, including Europe, Australia, Asia, and North America. Her current role is with the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport where she serves as the Performance Manager with scope over organizational and employee development, retention programs, performance systems, DEIB, and workforce planning. Michele Lau Torres is a self-proclaimed people champion with a passion for culture transformation. She is passionate about leadership, inclusion, innovation, and driving enterprise value through people, strategy, and implementation. In this bonus interview, you'll hear: 11. Why building successful teams is Michele Lau Torres' greatest career accomplishment. 12. Her biggest career failure and what she learned from it. 13. The biggest challenge she sees in learning and development today. 14. The books she recommends reading and why they've had an impact on her. 15. Her advice to people looking for new ways to accelerate their career success. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Michele Lau Torres: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelelautorres/ (linkedin.com/in/michelelautorres)

Occupied Thoughts
Terror Designations – Israeli Capital Punishment for Palestinian NGOs

Occupied Thoughts

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 49:21


In this episode of Occupied Thoughts, FMEP's Lara Friedman speaks with Michael Sfard, Israel's preeminent human rights lawyer. Michael offers his insights into the recent designations by Israel of 6 prominent Palestinian NGOs as terror organizations, including: the Israeli government efforts that led to it, why there is such deep skepticism about Israel's claims about evidence incriminating the groups, the way that the "terrorist" label has been rendered almost meaningless by Israel, which applies it to virtually all forms of Palestinian political activity and organizing, the implications of the designations for Palestinian civil society, Israeli civil, and human right defenders worldwide, and prospects for challenging or overturning the designations. Original music by Jalal Yaquoub.

Switch4Good
150 - Evacuating Afghanistan with Animal Hero Pen Farthing

Switch4Good

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 3, 2021 76:35


“We knew the Taliban was going to regain power … we just didn't know when,” Pen Farthing told us in this episode. A British-soldier-turned animal welfare hero, Farthing founded and managed Nowzad—an animal shelter and clinic in Kabul. He and his staff (many of whom were Afghani women) spent years rescuing dogs and cats, running animal education programs, and administering spay/neuter operations and rabies vaccinations for Kabul's strays. Farthing made headlines when the Taliban took over, transporting over 60 animals out of Kabul and to the UK. In this episode, Farthing recounts the rescue effort and touches on the barriers Afghanistan now faces in terms of NGOs, women's rights, and more. His first-hand experience is eye-opening, and we hope it inspires you to seize any opportunities so often taken for granted. What we discuss in this episode:   - The hurdles the Nowzad faced in rescuing the animals from Kabul   - The status of the donkey sanctuary and animal clinic   - Reunification stories of dogs, cats, and the soldiers that bonded with them   - The new politics of Afghanistan and how it affects womens' rights   - The rocky future of NGOs under Taliban governance   - Logistics of adopting out the rescued dogs   - Meet-and-greet with Pen's rescued dogs   - Pen's books: https://www.nowzad.com/the-store/c/books    - Learn more about Nowzad: www.nowzad.com   - Follow Pen on Instagram @penfarthing   - Use code SWITCH at maxinesheavenly.com/switch for 25% off your cookie order!   Connect with Switch4Good - YouTube - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQ2toqAmlQpwR1HDF_KKfGg   - Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Switch4Good/   - Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/switch4good/   - Twitter - https://twitter.com/Switch4GoodOrg   - Website - https://switch4good.org/

Using the Whole Whale Podcast
265: (news) Climate on Agenda & Nonprofit Ad Spending Study

Using the Whole Whale Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 19:37


nonprofitnewsfeed.com   Climate Takes Center Stage At COP26 Summit In Glasgow The world's attention is focused on Glasgow this week as the global COP26 climate conference begins. With world leaders like Joe Biden and Narendra Modi in attendance, the summit will again push collective climate action to the forefront of a global conversation about sustainability. The summit, which has drawn lots of attention including from grassroots activists, is seen by many as a follow-up to the previous meeting of this scale held in Paris. This summit represents one of the rare instances where nations, NGOs, and International Organizations meet to collectively debate the next steps for addressing the climate emergency. Notably absent are the leaders of China and Russia, two of the top four climate emissions emitters. Read more ➝   The 2021 Nonprofit Advertising Benchmark Study: $12k is the mean Certified B Corps digital agency Whole Whale, the creators of this fine newsletter, have released a nonprofit advertising study designed to give nonprofit communication professionals a look into broader trends in how the industry approaches digital advertising. Based on data from over 7,100 organizations, the study includes advertising insights broken down by an organization's age, size, type, and number of employees. The report is publicly available for free, and the dashboard plus raw data is available for purchase. This study is a partnership between Whole Whale and Cause IQ, the leading nonprofit data platform, and the data sampled are representative of the organizations that fit the study criteria.   Read more ➝   Summary   Build Back Better bill includes $100 million boost for Nonprofit Security Grant Program Charity Navigator Adjusts Methodology Due To Pandemic Countdown to GivingTuesday: Drafting Communications

Was jetzt?
Update: Wenn die Medikamente knapp werden

Was jetzt?

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 9:04


Die globalen Lieferengpässe erschweren die Arbeit von NGOs. Im Update spricht die freie Autorin Karin Finkenzeller über die stockende Versorgung von Hilfsbedürftigen weltweit. Auf der 26. Weltklimakonferenz haben mehr als 100 Staaten sich dazu verpflichtet, die Zerstörung der Wälder zu stoppen. Im Glasgow-Tagebuch berichtet ZEIT-ONLINE-Redakteurin Elena Erdmann von ihrer Begegnung mit dem kolumbianischen Präsidenten. Außerdem im Update: Vor der Wahl des neuen CDU-Chefs soll es erstmals eine Mitgliederbefragung geben. Was noch? Turbulente Berichterstattung von der Weltklimakonferenz Moderation und Produktion: Pia Rauschenberger Mitarbeit: Alma Dewerny Fragen, Kritik, Anregungen? Sie erreichen uns unter wasjetzt@zeit.de Weitere Links zur Folge: Action medeor: Frachtpreise bringen Nothilfe in Bedrängnis (https://www.zeit.de/wirtschaft/2021-10/action-medeor-lieferengpass-medikamente-ngo-afrika-malawi) Klimaschutz: Mehr als 100 Staaten wollen Abholzung stoppen (https://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2021-11/klimaschutz-baueme-abholzung-un-klimagipfel-waelder) COP26: UN-Klimakonferenz in Glasgow (https://www.zeit.de/thema/klimakonferenz) CDU-Parteivorsitz: CDU plant offenbar Mitgliederbefragung für Wahl des neuen Vorsitzenden (https://www.zeit.de/politik/deutschland/2021-11/cdu-will-neuen-vorsitzenden-laut-berichten-im-januar-waehlen) USA: New York City wählt neuen Bürgermeister (https://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2021-11/new-york-buergermeisterwahl-eric-adams) Was noch: Turbulente Berichterstattung von der COP26 (https://twitter.com/tagesschau/status/1455247066410668045?s=20)

The Talent Development Hot Seat
Defining and Improving Culture with Michele Lau Torres

The Talent Development Hot Seat

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 44:29


In this episode of THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT HOT SEAT, Andy welcomes guest Michele Lau Torres to the show. She has 18 years of experience in organizational development, learning and development, HR, and talent management for public businesses and NGOs across education, transportation, hospitality, and public safety industries. She's also worked on multiple continents, including Europe, Australia, Asia, and North America. Her current role is with the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport where she serves as the Performance Manager with scope over organizational and employee development, retention programs, performance systems, DEIB, and workforce planning. Michele Lau Torres is a self-proclaimed people champion with a passion for culture transformation. She is passionate about leadership, inclusion, innovation, and driving enterprise value through people, strategy, and implementation. In this interview, you'll hear: Michele Lau Torres' background and how she landed in her current role. How she perceives culture given her background and how she helps companies define their own cultures. Why changing a company's culture is everybody's responsibility and should be a grassroots effort. How you can approach shifting culture from a change management perspective in your organization. The reason a company needs a strong culture and how it affects the bottom line. How disruption can be a major source of innovation in an organization's culture. What the Great Resignation means for companies and how that shift is affecting company culture and talent. Michele Lau Torres' views on building a more inclusive culture inside of organizations and how they can be more cognizant of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. What her workplace did to keep employees safe during the pandemic and why it was so challenging for essential workers. How she's planning for future changes in the workplace, including skilled workers. Connect with Andy Storch here: https://andystorch.com/ (andystorch.com) https://www.linkedin.com/in/andystorch/ (linkedin.com/in/andystorch) https://tdtt.us/ (tdtt.us/) Connect with Michele Lau Torres: https://www.linkedin.com/in/michelelautorres/ (linkedin.com/in/michelelautorres)

Business of Architecture Podcast
389: Building Boldly with Bolanle Williams-Olley

Business of Architecture Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 70:32


This week, I'm speaking with Bolanle Williams-Olley, Chief Financial Officer and part-owner of Mancini Duffy, a technology-first design firm based in NYC, overseeing the firm's financial and operational performance. Bolanle has had 12 years working in the AEC industry, having worked with HLW and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) prior to joining Mancini Duffy. She holds a Masters in Education & Social Policy from NYU, Masters in Applied Mathematics, a Bachelors in Mathematics from the City University of New York, Hunter College, and is also a board member of the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation (BWAF). In addition to her role at Mancini Duffy, she has founded several impact organizations in Nigeria that aim to improve education in low-income communities, empower women in the A/E/C industry and at small design firms, as well as create awareness about NGOs across Nigeria. Bolanle is launching her first book in November called "Build Boldly: Chart Your Unique Career Path", as a playbook for success in the architecture and design industry, offering business development tips including lessons she's learned from being Mancini's CFO. In this episode, we discuss the role of a CFO within an architecture practice and the importance of establishing a strong partnership between the accounts team and the project management team. We cover some key performance indicators or metrics they measure to ensure the success of their projects and how these metrics then filter into business development. We also talk about Bolanle's philanthropic work and a bit of a peek into her book Build Boldly.

Jung & Naiv
Mauerbeschluss - 1. November 2021 - RegPK

Jung & Naiv

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 65:02


Themen: COVID-19-Pandemie, Nuklearverhandlungen mit dem Iran, Einstufung sechs palästinensischer NGOs als terroristische Organisationen in Israel, Bericht des Umweltbundesamtes zu klimaschädlichen Subventionen, Flughafen BER, mögliches Treffen im Normandie-Format, mögliche Grenzkontrollen zu Polen, geplanter Ausbau der polnischen Grenzsicherung zu Belarus, Flug von Flugzeugen der Luftwaffe über das Westjordanland, Fall Julian Assange, Scheibenpachtamnestie, Jamal-Pipeline, gemeinsame Erklärung zum Völkermord an den Herero und Nama, Aufnahme afghanischer Ortskräfte in Deutschland Naive Fragen zu: - klimaschädliche Subventionen - Ökostrom-Tricks der Konzerne - Völkermord an Herero & Nama - afghanische Ortskräfte Bitte unterstützt unsere Arbeit finanziell: Konto: Jung & Naiv IBAN: DE854 3060 967 104 779 2900 GLS Gemeinschaftsbank PayPal ► http://www.paypal.me/JungNaiv

JU Israel Teachers Lounge
236 Israel Ministry of Defense Designates NGOs as Terror Organizations

JU Israel Teachers Lounge

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 46:25


There was a recent dust up in the headlines over Israel designating 6 Palestinian NGOs as terror organizations. Mike and Matt asked NGO Monitor's Director of Communications, Itai Reuveni, to explain the story. What are NGOs? Who is funding them? If defending human rights is a good thing, why are these organizations problematic? What should be done about this problem? Join us for the enlightening background to this confusing news story. NGO Monitor is an independent and nonpartisan research institute dedicated to promoting transparency and accountability of NGOs claiming human rights agendas, primarily in the context of the Arab-Israeli conflict.(Note: The Israel Podcast has contacted multiple organizations defending these Palestinian NGOs to explain their perspective. So far, none have responded.)Itai Reuveni at NGO MonitorNGO Monitor Report on the 6 OrganizationsThe Israel Conversation by Masa Israel Journey is a weekly podcast produced by Matt Lipman, and hosted by Michael Unterberg and Liel Zahavi-Asa.This episode was edited by the amazing Ben Wallick Studios. Ben is awesome!Facebook pagePlease rate, review, share and recommend our podcast.If you have further questions about Israel, please feel free to contact your Masa teacher.

Citations Needed
Episode 146: Bill Gates, Bono and the Limits of World Bank and IMF-Approved Celebrity 'Activism'

Citations Needed

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 27, 2021 103:10


"Feed the world." "We are the world." "Be a light to the world." Every few years, it seems, a new celebrity benefit appears. Chock full of A-listers and inspirational tag lines, it promises to tackle any number of the world's large-scale problems, whether poverty, climate change, or disease prevention and eradication. From Live Aid in the 1980s to Bono's ONE Campaign of the early 2000s to the latest Global Citizen concerts, televised celebrity charity events, and their many associated NGOs, have enjoyed glowing media attention and a reputation as generally benign, even beloved, pieces of pop culture history. But behind the claims to end the world's ills lies a cynical network of funding and influence from predatory financial institutions like the International Monetary Fund and World Bank, multinationals like Coca-Cola and Cargill, soft-power organs like USAID, and private “philanthropic” arms like the Gates Foundation. This arrangement reached its high point at the turn of the 21st century and continues today, largely in response to outrage from anti-Pharma and anti-poverty activists from the global south and anti-globalization protesters in the 1990s. This Bono-Bill Gates-World Bank model has gained virtually unchallenged media coverage as the new face of slick, NGO "activism," in opposition to the unwieldy, anarchist-y and genuinely grassroots nature of the opposition it faced on America's television screens each time there was a G7 or WTO meeting. While this celebrity-NGO complex purports to reduce suffering in the Global South - almost always a monolithic and mysterious place called "Africa," to be more specific - suffering on a grand scale never meaningfully decreases. Rather, it adheres to a vague “We Must Do Something” form of liberal politics, identifying no perpetrators of or reasons for the world's ills other than an abstract sense of corruption or "inaction." Meanwhile, powerful Western interests, intellectual property regimes and corporate money - the primary drivers of global poverty - are not only ignored, but held up as the solution to the very problems they perpetuate. On this episode, we study the advent of the celebrity benefit and the attendant Bono-Bill Gates-Global Citizen model of "activism," examining the dangers inherent in this approach and asking why the media aren't more skeptical of these high-profile PR events that loudly announce, with bleeding hearts the existence of billions of victims but are, mysteriously, unable to name a single victimizer. Our guests are economic anthropologist Jason Hickel and Health Action International's Jaume Vidal.

InnovaBuzz
Lynn Howard, How to Be Your Best Self and Build Better Relationships - InnovaBuzz 467

InnovaBuzz

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 62:48


In this episode, I'm really excited to have as my guest, Lynn Howard, from the Coaching Consulting Resource Center. Lynn has started and sold many businesses across the globe for over 20+ years, leading global organizations as a COO, in 26 countries, and on leadership boards of NGOs with a global footprint & impact. She's driven to be a change agent, a thought leader, and to move the world forward. As a natural leader, Lynn has always seemed to take charge, create an impact and support the growth of those around her. Yet, that didn't always come easy to her; she didn't always have the tools, or at least understand and apply them. Now, she understands the world differently, has empathy and an inner drive to create a culture and mindset shift, to get people out of their everyday complacency, or what the “norm” is, and step into a better version of themselves, in their life and business; leading companies into higher levels of success, more streamlined processes and healthier company culture. Her motto is “No excuses, only solutions.”, with a little tough love, intuitiveness, and perseverance mixed in, she's the catalyst to the next level of what her clients are working on. In our discussion, Lynn talked to me about: Getting really clear on our values, vision and purpose, to focus our energy Connection and meaningful conversation for effective "networking" Building a community around her services and resources. Listen to the podcast to learn more. https://innovabiz.co/lynnhoward (Show Notes and Blog) https://innovabiz.com.au/innovabuzz/ (The Podcasts)

The Conversation
Women leading change in NGOs

The Conversation

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 27:05


A man is twice as likely to rise to the top of an international non-governmental organization (INGO) than a woman. Kim Chakanetsa meets two exceptions to this rule. Amanda Khozi Mukwashi is the CEO of Christian Aid, an INGO that works to support sustainable development, eradicate poverty and provide disaster relief in South America, the Caribbean, Africa and Asia. She's also the author of But where are you really from? Summer Nasser is the CEO of Yemen Aid, an INGO established in late 2016 by a group of Yemeni-American women in response to the crisis in the country where, according to the UN, 80% of the population need humanitarian assistance and 1.2 million pregnant and breastfeeding women are acutely malnourished. Yemen Aid is one of the organisations providing humanitarian relief to thousands of people on the ground. Produced by Alice Gioia. IMAGES: Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, credit Christian Aid/Alex Baker Summer Nasser, courtesy of Summer Nasser

The Creative Process Podcast
(Highlights) MARTIN VON HILDEBRAND

The Creative Process Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021


“I went to the Amazon and I got a canoe and I started rowing into the forest. It was absolutely like going back into the 17th century! I went around for six months on my own and that was fantastic because in this part of the Colombian rainforest there were absolutely no roads, no towns, no electricity, no flowing water. You are with the indigenous group. They are all still in their loincloths. They speak different languages. I went through about eight different ethnic groups. They all spoke different languages. I couldn't understand what they said. They couldn't understand what I said, but we got along well.”Martin Von Hildebrand has dedicated the last five decades strengthening indigenous communities in the Colombian Amazon. During this time he obtained the recognition of their rights in the National Constitution, including the collective ownership of their land and the development of their governments. They now own 26 million hectares of continuous rain forest, their rights have been recognized, and they have set up many of their governments.Currently, Martin, along with NGOs, indigenous organizations, civil society, governments, and private enterprises, is coordinating the protection of the largest stretch of rainforests on the planet (the northern part of the Amazon between the Andes and the Atlantic, 260 million hectares).He is an ethnologist, with a doctorate from the University of Paris VII, founder, and the current president of the Gaia Amazonas Foundation. He has been awarded a dozen international awards, such as The Right Livelihood Award, the Talberg Award, The Golden Arc award, the Special Irish presidential Award for Irish Abroad, and the Colombian National Environmental Award.Gaia Amazonas Foundation · gaiaamazonas.orgAlianza Noramazónica website· alianzanoramazonica.orgRAISG website· amazoniasocioambiental.org/es/Why is the Amazonia important?/¿Porque la Amazonia es tan importante?· youtube.com/watch?v=_mO1bf8iTMINetflix: "El Sendero de la Anaconda"Flying rivers/Los rios voladores en la Amazonia. El Corredor Andes Amazonas Atlanticobbc.com/mundo/noticias-41038097#:~:text=Son%20%22r%C3%ADos%20voladores%22.,m%C3%A1s%20agua%20que%20el%20Amazonas· www.oneplanetpodcast.org· www.creativeprocess.info

The Creative Process Podcast
MARTIN VON HILDEBRAND

The Creative Process Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021


Martin Von Hildebrand has dedicated the last five decades strengthening indigenous communities in the Colombian Amazon. During this time he obtained the recognition of their rights in the National Constitution, including the collective ownership of their land and the development of their governments. They now own 26 million hectares of continuous rain forest, their rights have been recognized, and they have set up many of their governments.Currently, Martin, along with NGOs, indigenous organizations, civil society, governments, and private enterprises, is coordinating the protection of the largest stretch of rainforests on the planet (the northern part of the Amazon between the Andes and the Atlantic, 260 million hectares).He is an ethnologist, with a doctorate from the University of Paris VII, founder, and the current president of the Gaia Amazonas Foundation. He has been awarded a dozen international awards, such as The Right Livelihood Award, the Talberg Award, The Golden Arc award, the Special Irish presidential Award for Irish Abroad, and the Colombian National Environmental Award.Gaia Amazonas Foundation · gaiaamazonas.orgAlianza Noramazónica website.· alianzanoramazonica.orgRAISG website· amazoniasocioambiental.org/es/Why is the Amazonia important?/¿Porque la Amazonia es tan importante?· youtube.com/watch?v=_mO1bf8iTMINetflix: "El Sendero de la Anaconda"Flying rivers/Los rios voladores en la Amazonia. El Corredor Andes Amazonas Atlantico· bbc.com/mundo/noticias-41038097#:~:text=Son%20%22r%C3%ADos%20voladores%22.,m%C3%A1s%20agua%20que%20el%20Amazonas· www.oneplanetpodcast.org · www.creativeprocess.info

The John Batchelor Show
1770: James Tooley #Unbound: Really good schools. The complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Oct 17, 2021 41:00


Photo:   SER-Niños Charter School, a charter school in the Gulfton area of Houston, Texas CBS Eye on the World with John Batchelor CBS Audio Network @Batchelorshow  James Tooley #Unbound: the complete, forty-minute interview. May 14, 2021. LXX. GLXXG Really Good Schools: Global Lessons for High-Caliber, Low-Cost Education –  Hardcover – April 12, 2021.by James Tooley  “James Tooley has taken his argument about the transformative power of low-cost private education to a new and revelatory level in Really Good Schools. This is a bold and inspiring manifesto for a global revolution in education.” —Niall C. Ferguson, Milbank Family Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University Almost overnight a virus has brought into question America's nearly 200-year-old government-run K-12 school-system—and prompted an urgent search for alternatives. But where should we turn to find them?  Enter James Tooley's Really Good Schools. A distinguished scholar of education and the world's foremost expert on private, low-cost innovative education, Tooley takes readers to some of the world's most impoverished communities located in some of the world's most dangerous places—including such war-torn countries as Sierra Leone, Liberia, and South Sudan.  And there, in places where education “experts” fear to tread, Tooley finds thriving private schools that government, multinational NGOs, and even international charity officials deny exist.  Why?  Because the very existence of low-cost, high-quality private schools shatters the prevailing myth in the U.S., U.K., and western Europe that, absent government, affordable, high-quality schools for the poor could not exist. But they do. And they are ubiquitous and in high demand. Founded by unheralded, local educational entrepreneurs, these schools are proving that self-organized education is not just possible but flourishing—often enrolling far more students than “free” government schools do at prices within reach of even the most impoverished families. In the course of his analysis Tooley asks the key questions: ■ What proportion of poor children is served? ■ How good are the private schools?  ■ What are the business models for these schools?  ■ And can they be replicated and improved?  The evidence is in. In poor urban and rural areas around the world, children in low-cost private schools outperform those in government schools. And the schools do so for a fraction of the per-pupil cost. Thanks to the pandemic, parents in America and Europe are discovering that the education of their children is indeed possible—and likely far better—without government meddling with rigid seat-time mandates, outdated school calendars, absurd age-driven grade levels, and worse testing regimes. And having experienced the first fruits of educational freedom, parents will be increasingly open to the possibilities of ever greater educational entrepreneurship and innovation.  Thankfully, they have Really Good Schools to show the way.