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The Innovative Mindset
Jennifer Wilde and Dan McClure on How to Engage Systems of Innovation

The Innovative Mindset

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 17, 2022 69:21


The Principal Players in Innovation Ecosystem Discuss Innovation, Collaboration, and How to Bring Companies and Organizations into a More Sustainable Future Jenny Wilde Jenny has over 15 years of hands-on experience as a senior manager in humanitarian response and an innovation expert. She has supported innovative organizations and initiatives in countries as diverse as the USA, South Sudan, and Nepal. She has pioneered initiatives that break from conventional innovation models and enable global scale.   Dan McClure Dan specializes in complex systems innovation challenges and acts as a senior innovation strategist for commercial, non-profit, and governmental organizations.  He has decades of experience as a systems innovation strategist working with global firms in fields spanning international aid, environmental activism, government, finance, retail, media, education, energy, and health.  Connect with Jenny and Dan Website: innovationecosystem.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/innovation-ecosystem/people/   This episode is brought to you by Brain.fm. I love and use brain.fm every day! It combines music and neuroscience to help me focus, meditate, and even sleep! Because you listen to this show, you can get a free trial.* URL: https://brain.fm/innovativemindset If you love it as much as I do, you can get 20% off with this exclusive coupon code: innovativemindset Listen on These Channels Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher | Google Podcasts | Podbean | MyTuner | iHeart Radio | TuneIn | Deezer | Overcast | PodChaser | Listen Notes | Player FM I'm thrilled that you're tuning in to the Innovative Mindset. Get in touch if you have questions or comments. *Affiliate link. If you purchase it through the above links and take the 20% off, I'll get a small commission.

Unreached of the Day
Pray for the Daasanach in South Sudan

Unreached of the Day

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 12, 2022 1:01


People Group Details:    https://joshuaproject.net/people_groups/14549 Listen to "A Third of Us" podcast with Greg Kelley, produced by the Alliance for the Unreached: https://alliancefortheunreached.org/podcast/ Watch "Stories of Courageous Christians" w/ Mark Kordic https://storiesofcourageouschristians.com/stories-of-courageous-christians

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast
Uncovering China's Internet Trolls

From Our Own Correspondent Podcast

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 28:52


Plenty of journalists have had the experience of being “trolled” – attacked on social media for what they have written or said, often in terms which can be both offensive and sometimes frightening. Tessa Wong was trolled after reporting on China, but rather than simply accepting the abuse, she tried to find out why so many people had launched these attacks. What she found was that some of them were not the spontaneous outbursts of outraged citizens which they might have appeared. Rather it seems that key social media political influencers are being encouraged in their work by the Chinese authorities. It should have been a fairly straight-forward task for our reporter in the Seychelles, Patrick Muirhead. A financial scandal has hit the island nation, and various high profile people have been accused of taking money intended for its citizens. Patrick was in court to cover the proceedings, and was also offered the chance to interview the Seychelles' President about the affair. However, this is a small country, and he was on first name terms with both the President, and with some of those in the dock. He admits, it was quite a challenge to report on the story with detachment. 2022 has started with some speculating that this could be the year in which Covid is beaten – not that the virus will disappear completely, but that it might become endemic, and certainly not killing people on anything like the scale seen so far. Yet even if by some miracle the Coronavirus were to vanish altogether, the effects of these past two years will be with us for a long time. In Peru, for example, tens of thousands of children have lost parents to Covid, and this in a country which already suffers from widespread poverty. As Jane Chambers explains, the death of a family breadwinner can leave children facing terrible hardship, along with the grief. Meeting a rebel leader can be difficult at the best of times, but particularly so if that leader is under arrest. Joshua Craze, was on the trail of General Simon Gatwich, from one of the factions which has been fighting in South Sudan. The country broke away from Sudan following a long battle for independence, but then itself split into different factions. Although a peace agreement has been reached, it's considered a fragile one. General Gatwich headed north, to Sudan itself, so Joshua Craze tried to find out what exactly he was up to there. History has seen many symbolic acts of resistance: banging saucepans, for example, was an expression of rebellion in revolutionary France, and was more recently taken up by protestors in Latin America. Pro-democracy campaigners in Thailand and Myanmar, meanwhile, have taken to given a three finger salute, taken from the film, The Hunger Games. But there is another historical act of rebellion which might have passed you by: eating cake. That is what people in Denmark did for more than a century, as Amy Guttman explains.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - January 05, 2022

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 30:00


Authorities in the Northern Bahr el Ghazal State's Aweil East County say at least 15 people were killed and several others injured by suspected Messeriya Arab nomads yesterday; The mayor of South Sudan's capital, Juba, says city council authorities have arrested an investor for illegally demolishing a building, killing two workers and injuring two others; Residents of Juba's Munuki residential area busted a group of suspected armed robbers on Tuesday, beating them so badly they had to be hospitalized.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - January 04, 2022

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 4, 2022 30:00


South Sudan's Transitional National Legislative Assembly has nominated leaders to head specialized committees in the parliament; Authorities in the Lakes State's Awerial County have detained more than ten Internal Displaced Persons for taking part fighting between the supporters of the dismissed Bishop Ruben Akurdid and Archbishop and Primate Justin Badi.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - January 03, 2022

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 30:00


Some Sudanese political parties have praised Prime Minister Abdallah Hamdok's decision to resign, describing it as courageous; The Sudan People's Liberation Army in Opposition or SPLA-IO in Jonglei state has released 3 senior military officers who were arrested for trying to defect to the South Sudan People's Defense Force in November last year; Some Sudanese leaders have expressed mixed views President Salva Kiir's order prohibiting members of the security forces from participating in politics; And health officials in South Sudan have confirmed cases of the omicron variant of COVID-19.

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

The John Batchelor Show

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 39:30


Photo:  Chanpatia- Boys's school, India, 1914              Tinted lantern slide showing the school for boys run by Regions Beyond Missionary Union in Chanpatia, Bihar, India. The school is a thatched building with a tiled roof, and boys sit on benches and stand on the grassland immediately in front of the school. Chanpatia was opened up as a mission district by Regions Beyond Missionary Union in 1905.  ..  ..  ..   @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.

From the Forefront
Finding Lost Sons and Daughters in War Torn Regions with Brad and Kim Campbell of Gather1 - FT4F0061

From the Forefront

Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2022 45:13


War torn regions are some of the most extreme areas in the world. Brad and Kim Campbell, founders of Gather1, share how they were called by God to gather orphans and street children in these war torn regions. The Holy Spirit calls them to go through trials as they serve people affected by conflict. Listen to hear an inspiring story about two people who have been called by God on a mission from day one! https://fromtheforefront.com/61sn (Read the Full Blog Post) https://fromtheforefront.com/61snt (One Click Tweet) https://fromtheforefront.com/61snf (One Click Facebook Share) KEY TAKEAWAYS:There's value in offering practical solutions and involving locals The time God made them invisible God made a way LINKS & RESOURCES:Video: https://youtu.be/XPvBT0eZNxM (Let Us Give 10) https://www.gather1.org/ (Gather1.org) brad@gather1.org https://www.facebook.com/gather1.org (Facebook) https://www.instagram.com/gather1_org/ (Instagram) https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC0d2KbFXKBbdxSm5LaKzLcg/featured (YouTube) SUPPORT GATHER1 https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1722309229/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i3 (Order the Book: Anna's Chair) The Campbell family (Gather1's Directors) and their experience in Malakal, South Sudan, was the inspiration for this fictional book written by Cindy Hamilton, one of Gather1's Prayer Coordinators. The story of the missionary family in Anna's Chair loosely follows the Campbell's story of escape from civil war in South Sudan to establishing a Children's Center for South Sudanese orphans in Gambella, Ethiopia. All sale proceeds from Anna's Chair go to Gather1. ABOUT BRAD & KIM CAMPBELLBrad and Kim describe the vision of Gather1… Our mission is to seek lost sons and daughters and bring them into the nurturing, protective, transforming love of God's family. Everyone needs a place to call home, a community that encourages growth, God-given identity, and the encouragement to fulfill their dreams. It is our honor to be called “Dad and Mom” and “Brother and Sister" amongst the hidden treasures of this world - the children of the nations. ABOUT FROM THE FOREFRONTFrom the Forefront, interviews with those of the front of Christian missions and ministry. Learn about leadership, life lessons, and more with the monthly, long form podcast brought to you by the creators of the Leadership Moment Podcast, FXMissions. Follow to get the show for free: https://fromtheforefront.com/follow (https://fromtheforefront.com/follow)

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 31, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 31, 2021 30:00


A senior Catholic leader says South Sudanese lawmakers have done very little to stop violence in the country; South Sudanese on the streets of Juba expressing their wishes as they celebrate the arrival of 2022; And, police are searching for four abducted children in the Pibor Administrative Area.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 30, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 30:00


The UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres condemns the looting of food from UN facilities in Darfur; Twenty young men are arrested in Jonglei state for starting intercommunal violence; And civil servants in the upper nile state capital Malakal have gone on strike to protest against what they call the state government's failure to carry out the 100 percent salary increase

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 29, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 30:00


Clashes between two rival SPLA-IO factions have left an unknown number of soldiers dead on both sides; Authorities say several people drowned when a boat they were traveling in capsized in the Sobat River in Upper Nile State; The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization says floods have destroyed more than 37,000 tons of grain in South Sudan and urges immediate assistance.

Memphis Tabernacle | Audio Messages
Tuesday Prayer Testimony | Carole Ward

Memphis Tabernacle | Audio Messages

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 39:44


Carole was called to Northern Uganda and South Sudan and is seeing the power of the Holy Spirit transform a nation. She visited our Tuesday prayer and shared some of her testimony.

SBS Dinka - SBS Dinka
Summit for Democracy and Peace in South Sudan with Dr Peter Biar Ajak

SBS Dinka - SBS Dinka

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 29, 2021 43:15


Democracy is layered defending on perspectives accepted living conditions or otherwise. In this segment,  Dr Peter Biar Ajak spoke on his experiences relating to the state of affairs in South Sudan; and his invitation to speak at the  Summit for Democracy. The interview talk about the situation in South and a possible way forward.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 28, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 30:00


The Sudanese Sovereign Council will begin preparations early next month for general elections expected in July 2023; Civil servants in the Jonglei state capital, Bor, have started receiving their salary arrears, marking an end to weeks of protests; Human rights lawyers are accusing police of illegally arresting and detaining Animu Rasasi, who was nominated to the South Sudan National Legislative Assembly early this year.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 27, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 30:00


Police say at least four people died and 43 others were injured Sunday as a result of road-related accidents in Juba; Authorities in Jonglei state capital Bor say at least two people were killed and several others injured in separate attacks during the Christmas festival; The governor of Western Bahr el Ghazal state released more than 20 inmates who had committed minor offenses in time for the holiday season; Continued pro-democracy demonstration against military rule in Sudan disrupted the Christmas holiday with phone and internet services blocked and road closures.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 24, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 24, 2021 30:00


The head of the Anglican Church in South Sudan says living together in a peaceful manner can end violence in South Sudan; Some South Sudanese on the streets of the capital, Juba, share reflections on 2021 and its challenges; And, the South Sudan National Police Service says it has tightened security across the country in preparations for the festive season.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 23, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 23, 2021 30:00


A committee tasked by President Salva Kiir to investigate root causes of the civil servant protests in the Jonglei State capital Bor has ordered the state government to pay the public servants according to the new salary structure; The European Union has donated 10 million Euros to the United Nations World Food Program in Sudan to provide life-saving food assistance to the most vulnerable communities; Two days before Christmas, transportation costs have risen significantly on important routes linking the South Sudan capital Juba to other towns across the country.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 22, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 22, 2021 30:00


South Sudan's National Taskforce on Coronavirus has imposed new restrictions including a temporary lockdown to enforce public compliance with preventative measures; The Norwegian Refugee Council in Sudan is expressing concern over the deteriorating humanitarian situation in West Darfur's Jebel Moon area and surrounding villages; And more than a dozen suppliers of goods and services to government cantonment and training centers held a peaceful protest in Juba yesterday against what they say is the government's failure to pay its outstanding debt.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 21, 2021 - December 21, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 21, 2021 30:00


The United Nations office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, or UNOCHA, in Sudan says about 14.3 million people across Sudan will need humanitarian assistance in 2022; South Sudan's health ministry is denying a report that more than eighty people died of a mysterious illness in Fangak County of Jonglei state, saying instead there was an upsurge of malaria cases in the area; Residents in the Jonglei state capital Bor say the ongoing civil servants' strike is disrupting their normal lives.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 20, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 20, 2021 30:00


South Sudan's coronavirus task force has ordered government institutions to ban public sector employees from entering their premises if they are unvaccinated; At least one person was killed and more than 100 injured during yesterday's protest in the Sudanese capital, Khartoum, according to the Sudanese Medical Doctors Association; Jonglei state authorities in South Sudan say at least one person was killed and another injured after unidentified assailants ambushed a humanitarian convoy carrying food items in Duk County yesterday.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 17, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 17, 2021 0:30


Authorities in South Sudan's Eastern Equatoria State have reopened Singaita radio station in Kapoeta County. The radio station was shut down last week over accusations of inciting citizens against the state government; Members of the Abyei Administrative Area community living in Juba are welcoming this week's decision by the UN Security Council to renew the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping force in Abyei known as UNISFA; Residents of Juba report a new trend of robbery in the capital Juba where robbers allegedly use chemicals to impair the senses of their victims

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 16, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 30:00


Bakery workers in the South Sudan capital Juba are demanding better working conditions; Activists and witnesses of rights abuses committed in the South Sudan capital Juba and other parts of the country eight years ago demand political actors begin a process of transitional justice; South Sudanese team which mediated the Juba Peace Agreement for Sudan has announced the suspension of the Eastern Track—a chapter of the agreement which addresses the concerns of people in eastern Sudan

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 15, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 15, 2021 30:00


As South Sudanese mark today eight years since conflict broke out in the capital Juba between forces loyal to President Salva Kiir and those loyal to his deputy Riek Machar, we hear from some relatives of the victims; South Sudan lawmakers will not be able to conduct business this week because Freedom Hall, the private building which parliament has been occupying, is hosting a Sudan trade exhibition; South Sudan Lakes State authorities say they released 175 prisoners Tuesday who had committed minor crimes to free up space in the state's congested prison cell; Human Rights Watch says a new wave of attacks on civilians in Sudan's Darfur since mid-November 2021 highlights the urgent need for the United Nations to increase its presence and improve human rights monitoring in the restive region

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 14, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 30:00


A joint defense board is expected to begin this week the screening of 53,000 troops drawn from various armed parties to South Sudan's peace agreement in preparation for their unification, graduation and deployment; The government-run South Sudan Media Authority has shut down a radio station in Kapoeta and a newspaper in the capital Juba over the last week

Glocal Citizens
Episode 103: Conflict Analysis and Resolution with Nyamal Tutdeal Part 2

Glocal Citizens

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 14, 2021 46:50


Greetings Glocal Citizens! I had a great time with my guest this week who joined by for my last interview from Accra for the year. We met via another stamped and sealed Glocal Citizen Asare Adjei [Glocal Citizens - Asare Adjei] and what a pleasure is was meeting this trailblazer! Nyamal Tutdeal is a former refugee from South Sudan resettled in the United States with her family. She has worked with various immigrants, migrants, refugees, indigenous communities, and women groups, both domestically and internationally. She is a notable international speaker and an advocate for displaced communities. Her advocacy work took her to the White House during President Obama's term in office. She has hosted cultural events and facilitates dialogue on conflict resolution, antiracist/race relations and peacebuilding. She is also a mediator and teaches mediation, conflict coaching, restorative justice and conflict transformation. Nyamal is the co-founder and Executive Director of the NyaEden Foundation, an Adjunct Professor at Arcadia University and Director of Equity and Inclusion for CORA Services, a Nonprofit in Pennsylvania. She previously served as the policy director for Pennsylvania Immigration and Citizenship Coalitions, a Nonprofit working on immigrants and refugees issues, and currently sits on the board. She holds a B.A. in Human Relations, an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution. Nyamal is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in Conflict Analysis & Resolution at Nova Southeastern University. A hallmark of Nyamal's technical approach is humor which she shared generously--we had great fun and many laughs during the interview. You're invited to laugh along as we journey with Nyamal for her native lands to the US! Where to find Nyamal? [NYAEDEN FOUNDATION (www.nyaeden.org) On LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/nyamal-tutdeal-a76b44b3/) On Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/nyamal_tutdeal/) On Twitter (https://twitter.com/maltutdeal) On Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/mal.tutdeal) Shades of Injera (https://www.instagram.com/shadesofinjera/?hl=en) What's Nyamal reading? Children of Blood and Bone (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B075JJDRZW&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_RR21E4KQRN55F1AT3KQ3) by Tomi Adeyemi Americanah (https://smile.amazon.com/dp/0307455920/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_MP85RFZSWA8HEK2MVX0B) by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie Other topics of interest: Nuer People (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuer_people) White Fragility (https://read.amazon.com/kp/embed?asin=B07K356517&preview=newtab&linkCode=kpe&ref_=cm_sw_r_kb_dp_MQQGYZB7NBCTJPDQHEAZ) Jessica .B Harris (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jessica_B._Harris) and High on the Hog (https://www.netflix.com/title/81034518) Ponca People (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ponca) Jesus and Jollof (https://www.youtube.com/c/JesusandJollof/videos) *When you click and purchase books using the link(s) above, as an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. Thank you for your support! Special Guest: Nyamal Tutdeal.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 13, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 13, 2021 30:00


South Sudan has claimed control of its lower airspace which remained under Sudan management after independence in 2011; A political analyst warns of damaging consequences if South Sudan does not pay its membership contributions to regain membership with the regional bloc IGAD; South Sudanese react to a proposal by First Vice President Riek Machar to change the country's name from the Republic of South Sudan to the People's Republic of Sudan; Civil Servants in Jonglei State took to the streets Monday and blocked roads with barricades

Off Track - ABC RN
Nature tells us who we are

Off Track - ABC RN

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 25:14


South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 10, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 10, 2021 30:05


Authorities in South Sudan confirm an Amnesty International report indicating that war crimes were committed in Tambura County of Western Equatoria State between June and October 2021; Civil servants in Jonglei State have boycotted work today to protest low wages; An official with United Nations High Commission for Refugees says the agency is working with Sudanese authorities to release 500 South Sudanese detainees who were arrested as they tried to illegally migrate to Europe

Here & Now
South Sudan faces massive vaccine challenges; Jussie Smollett hate crime trial

Here & Now

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 41:22


The stories of vaccination efforts in South Sudan are harrowing. Historic flooding and vaccine quantity issues plague the country. Dr. David Gai Zakayo with the Action Against Hunger in South Sudan explains. And, we speak with Megan Crepeau of The Chicago Tribune about the closing arguments in the trial of former "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 09, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 30:00


Amnesty International says both the South Sudan People's Defense Forces and the SPLA-IO are responsible for human rights violations in Western Equatoria State; South Sudan Thursday received the second batch of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine donated by the United States government

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 08, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 8, 2021 30:00


Jonglei State Police Commissioner Major General Joseph Mayen Akoon says several people including three chiefs were arrested following deadly clashes between two groups of youths over fishing waters on the Nile; The Special Representative of the UN Secretary General in South Sudan Nicholas Haysom says the South Sudan peace agreement is at risk as parties have done little to implement it since its signing in September 2018; Sudan military leader Abdelfattah al Bburhan defends his October 25th coup while promising a smooth transition to democratic elections. Alburhan admits more than 16 members of Sudan Armed Forces were killed in confrontations on the border with Ethiopia over the past few days

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 07, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 30:00


Police in the South Sudanese capital, Juba, say they are investigating the cause of a fire that gutted dozens of shops in the city's customs market on Monday evening. Some of the traders say they lost everything they had stocked for the Christmas season; Some people living with disabilities say they have suffered the brunt of flooding in South Sudan's Unity State. 21-year old Majok Kwor of Unity State's Fangak County says it's difficult to leave when others head to higher ground; Police in Northern Bahr el Ghazal State have detained six suspects over armed robbery in the state capital, Aweil. Armed robbers reportedly broke into South Sudan Education Center in Aweil and made away with 858,300 South Sudanese Pounds meant for teachers' salaries

Good Morning Africa
Can South Sudan tow the IMF line to unlock financing for its economy?

Good Morning Africa

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 7, 2021 7:23


Can South Sudan tow the  IMF line to unlock financing for its economy?

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 06, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 6, 2021 30:00


More than 30 people were killed and 40 others injured in renewed inter-communal clashes in Sudan's West Darfur State over the weekend. Medical officials at Kirenik Hospital say the death toll might increase as the hospital lacks supplies to treat the wounded; The South Sudan Council of Churches has welcomed a decision by the Swedish government to hold Lundin Energy responsible for its role in displacing, bombing, and the forceful eviction of civilians in Unity State while exploring oil between 1997 and 2003; Residents and authorities in the Greater Pibor Administrative Area are welcoming the return of humanitarian agencies there after they evacuated following threats of violence by local youths who were demanding employment

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 03, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 30:00


South Sudan First Vice President and leader of the Sudan People's Liberation Movement In Opposition, Riek Machar, says it will be impossible for the country to hold elections in 2023 without graduating and deploying a unified army to handle security for the elections #SouthSudan; Authorities in South Sudan's Jonglei State are calling for urgent intervention as people and livestock die in worrying numbers after showing symptoms including diarrhea, vomiting, and general body weakness in Fangak County

On the Ground with Samaritan's Purse
Come and See: Saving Lives through Surgery

On the Ground with Samaritan's Purse

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 3, 2021 25:16


It takes three hours in the operating room to set a broken leg and even less than that to mend a cleft lip. In today's episode, join Kristy Graham as she speaks with Samaritan's Purse medical specialists and shares stories of patients in Malawi and South Sudan. Both the orthopedic and cleft lip surgeries are … Continue reading "Come and See: Saving Lives through Surgery"

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 02, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 30:00


Authorities in South Sudan's Jonglei State say at least three women were killed and 18 others, including young girls, were abducted in Akobo County on Wednesday; The new mayor of the South Sudan capital Juba, Michael Allajabu, says he is working to address traders' concerns about exorbitant and unclear taxes levied by the Juba City Council and plans to digitize tax collection in the city; A holdout rebel group, the National Salvation Front, has welcomed a gesture by President Salva Kiir to return to peace talks that collapsed some three months ago; South Sudanese legislators at regional bloc the East African Community have welcomed a declaration it will increase the number of job slots for South Sudanese citizens at the secretariat

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 02, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 30:00


Authorities in South Sudan's Jonglei State say at least three women were killed and 18 others, including young girls, were abducted in Akobo County on Wednesday; The new mayor of the South Sudan capital Juba, Michael Allajabu, says he is working to address traders' concerns about exorbitant and unclear taxes levied by the Juba City Council and plans to digitize tax collection in the city; A holdout rebel group, the National Salvation Front, has welcomed a gesture by President Salva Kiir to return to peace talks that collapsed some three months ago; South Sudanese legislators at regional bloc the East African Community have welcomed a declaration it will increase the number of job slots for South Sudanese citizens at the secretariat

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - December 01, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Dec 1, 2021 30:00


As the world commemorates International Aids Day Wednesday, the head of South Sudan's HIV and AIDS Commission says up to 71 percent of South Sudan's population have yet to test for their HIV/AIDs status because of stigma and a shortage of health facilities; Some policy analysts and activists say President Salva Kiir's assertion that the UN arms embargo on South Sudan is delaying the graduation of unified forces is false. They say what is required is the structural and professional organization of the forces rather than arms; Authorities in Sudan's West Darfur State have deployed additional troops in Jebel Moon locality to quell the ongoing inter-communal conflict between pastoralists and farmers and are appealing to aid agencies to provide thousands of displaced persons with assistance

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - November 30, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 30:00


Health officials are on high alert in South Sudan following the detection of a new COVID-19 variant in South Africa. They say they are carrying out sequencing efforts to find out if the Omicron variant of COVID-19 is present in the country; South Sudan President Salva Kiir says his government is ready to resume negotiations with holdout rebel groups who refused to sign the 2018 peace deal; Senior clergymen with the Seventh-day Adventist Church in South Sudan are condemning a weekend incident where young men dressed in military and police uniforms reportedly set the Adventist church in Warrap State on fired during a worship service; Officials in Sudan's West Darfur State say the humanitarian situation in the Jebel Moon locality continues to deteriorate with thousands of families displaced by recent fighting lacking basic needs

Geomob
MapAction / IHDP

Geomob

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 32:50


Today's guests are Nick McWilliam and Mark Gillick of MapAction. Steven speaks with them about the Integrated Humanitarian Data Package (IHDP) project. IHDP is a package of cleaned, checked and enriched data, accompanied by ready-to-use desktop GIS projects, survey tools and useful scripts, and is designed to be used by people with coordination and management responsibilities who are not experts in GIS. The first IDHP was created to assist Covid vaccine roll-out in South Sudan. Steven, Nick, and Mark discuss the motivation for IHDPs, initial learnings from the launch of the first IHDP, and plans for the future. Show notes on the Geomob website, where you can also learn more about Geomob events and sign up for our monthly newsletter.

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.

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: 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: 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.

South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - November 26, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 26, 2021 30:00


South Sudan In Focus  - Voice of America
South Sudan in Focus - November 25, 2021

South Sudan In Focus - Voice of America

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 25, 2021 30:00


Radiolab
Mixtape: Help?

Radiolab

Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 48:22


In tape five, three stories: first, a tale of how the cassette tape supercharged the self-help industry. Second, cassettes filled with history make an epic journey across Africa with a group of Lost Boys. And finally, Simon meets up with fellow Radiolabber David Gebel to dig through an old box of mixtapes and rediscover the unique power of these bygone love letters. Mixtape was reported, produced, scored and sound designed by me, Simon Adler, with music throughout by me. Unending reporting and production assistance was provided by Eli Cohen. Special Thanks to: Shad Helmstetter, Vic Conan, Glenna Salisbury, Jerry Rosen, Richard Petty, Sharon Arkin, William Mulwill for sharing his cassettes with me, and to the British library for sharing some of their recordings from their South Sudan collection, which is housed at the British Library Sound Archive. Support Radiolab by becoming a member today at Radiolab.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.

Let's Know Things

This week we talk about military coups, the Kushites, and al-Bashir. We also discuss Egypt, Nubia, and South Sudan. Support the show: patreon.com/letsknowthings & letsknowthings.com/support Show notes/transcript: letsknowthings.com Check out my other shows & publications: understandary.com