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Mr. Yuri Lowenthal is a Martial Arts Practitioner and Enthusiast. He appeared as the voice actor for Spiderman, Goku, and Superman to say the least. I went to New York from Japan and while I was there, I've found a Kung Fu and Wushu school. I knew after checking out the school, I finally found what I really love about Martial Arts. It had that fluid quality that I wanted. They were not focusing on sparring all the time. The Chinese instructor just wanted people to study Kung Fu. Mr. Yuri Lowenthal - Episode 814 Mr. Yuri Lowenthal, a self-proclaimed nerdy kid, grew up in the 80s as Kung Fu movies and Anime started to gain popularity. Mr. Lowenthal's interest in martial arts began when his dad was working for USAID in West Africa, where they found a Korean teacher who taught Tae Kwon Do to the Nigerian police. Lowenthal's love for Japanese culture led him to Japan, where he studied the language and joined a Shaolin Kempo Club. He even fronted an American music band at the invitation of one of the Japanese students he met. At present, when Mr. Yuri Lowenthal has free time, he does voice acting for our most beloved characters in animated films and games such as Spiderman, Goku, Superman, Final Fantasy and so much more. In this episode, Mr. Yuri Lowenthal talks about his Martial Arts Journey, his passion for its history, and his fascination for Eastern cultures. Listen to learn more! Show notes You may check out more about Yuri Lowenthal and his work on IMDB: https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0523180/ Follow Yuri on @yurilowenthal on both IG and Twitter!
Mexico's President AMLO sent Joe Biden a letter condemning US “interventionism”, such as USAID funding of right-wing opposition groups that are trying to destabilize his elected government. VIDEO: https://youtube.com/watch?v=iFxiuqE_wy8 Sources and more information here: https://geopoliticaleconomy.com/2023/05/04/mexico-amlo-biden-letter-us-intervention ‘Mexico is not a US colony!': AMLO condemns invasion threats, celebrates nationalization of oil, lithium: https://geopoliticaleconomy.com/2023/03/21/mexico-us-colony-amlo-invasion-nationalization-oil-lithium
Recebemos a Professora e Pesquisadora Camila Feix Vidal (UFSC) que fala sobre ideias hegemônicas e suas consequências práticas. Camila discute, entre outras coisas, como a disseminação de ideias, que não são naturais ou inocentes, é financiada com recursos públicos pelos Estados Unidos e difundida por meio de instituições tais como o National Endowment for Democracy (NED), o Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) e a USAID. Aperte o play. The post O Poder das Ideias e a Manutenção Hegemônica appeared first on Chutando a Escada.
In this deep dive on resilience, Professor Daniel Aldrich gives a fascinating overview of different ways of thinking about resilience—focussing in particular on the kind of resilience that allows communities to recover from disasters in a way that brings together resources — and allows the communities to rebuild themselves so they're not as vulnerable as they were before the shock—so they can collaborate, communicate, and work together in a more effective way. Daniel discusses his research which has identified the critical importance of social bonds as a key factor determining how communities deal with disasters—too often neglected due to an overemphasis on infrastructural resilience. A fascinating interview from October 2021, packed with rich insights and research findings-providing a multidimensional perspective on resilience.Daniel Aldrich is professor of political science and Director of the Security and Resilience Studies Program at Northeastern University. A main body of his research focussed on recovery after natural disasters. His most recent book, Building Resilience: Social Capital in Post-Disaster Recovery, highlights how relationships among people in a disaster zone are a critical engine for recovery after a disaster. Daniel has held posts as a Fulbright Research Fellow and an Abe Fellow at Tokyo University and as an AAAS Science and Technology Fellow with USAID. He is a contributor to the New York Times, CNN, The Conversation, and the Asahi Shinbun, among other media.
Fractured. We are fractured as families, separated as communities, divided as nations. I, has crept into Ubuntu and the question is "Where are we going at this rate?" Can there be Unity in Community? Kupela Clarke dissects this thought provoking topic in the season finale of the Africana Woman podcast. ************************************************* Ms Kupela Clarke is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of One Square Kilometre, a property development partnership that provides innovative financing and project management for redevelopments while creating affordable, climate smart and inspiring accommodation for young people. The partnership redevelops urban slums across Lusaka. Her past professional career focussed on public health project management in Zambia. Over the last 15 years, she managed multiple multi-year multi-million-dollar projects in the development sector funded by DFID, EU, USAID and CDC before managing multiple Sida grant recipients. Professional consultancies undertaken include reviews of various training programmes and the use of data for decision making and business development. She led the Zambia Management and Leadership Academy targeted at hundreds of civil servants in the health sector, building the capacity of decision makers at national, provincial and district level. Ms. Clarke has also managed strategic communications in the organizations she has supported, leading content curation and official communications. She holds an MSc in African Studies and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and a BSc in Human Genetics and Medical Biochemistry from the University of Cape Town. Connect with Kupela Twitter: @OneSquareK1 Instagram: @one_square_k Website: https://www.onesquarek.com/home This season is dedicated to Jeannette Phumzile Shange-Kalala Join the Africana Woman Visionaries: https://africanawoman.gumroad.com/l/AWVNetwork Africana Woman Retreats 2023 Click here KNOW your Roots, Grow your Purpose LINKS: Message Africana Woman with Chulu on WhatsApp. https://wa.me/message/E3N7TH7RZSS4P1 +260978470395 Email: email@example.com Website: https://www.africanawoman.com Socials: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/chulu_bydesign/ https://www.instagram.com/africanawoman/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/AfricanaWoman_ Africana Woman Blog: https://www.africanawoman.com/blog
Grief, Gratitude & The Gray in Between
Alejandro Eder es un empresario, líder caleño de 47 años, está casado con Taliana Vargas, Virreina universal y actriz Colombiana. Juntos tienen dos hijos pequeños y comparten un hermoso hogar en la ciudad de Cali. Antes de trabajar con el gobierno colombiano, trabajó en Banca de Inversión y Finanzas de la Ciudad de Nueva York y en Colombia.y, por temas de la violencia de la cual ha sido víctima su familia lo enviaron a estudiar en el extranjero. Como todo jóven, quiso hacer muchas cosas, cuando niño le gustaba jugar a ser bombero, luego quiso ser locutor y reportero, de lo que sí estaba seguro es que quería tener un trabajo que le permitiera de alguna manera ayudar a las personas. Este deseo y el secuestro de su abuelo paterno, primer secuestrado por la guerrilla en Colombia, lo motivaron a estudiar Relaciones Internacionales y Filosofía, y realizó una maestría en la Escuela de Asuntos Públicos e Internacionales. También hizo una especialización en Políticas de Seguridad Internacional y Resolución de Conflictos. Desde allí, Alejandro empezó a conocer más sobre la construcción de paz, pensando en lo que ha padecido Colombia, las miles de víctimas por el conflicto armado y la situación tan dolorosa que ha atravesado su familia. Su profundo deseo de trabajar por Colombia y el amor por servir que le sembró su madre, lo motivaron a regresar al país donde empezó una carrera como líder político para definir el rumbo de su vida profesional. Como experto en seguridad nacional y construcción de paz, fue designado por el gobierno para ser una de las personas que generaría los primeros encuentros que dieron lugar a los diálogos de paz con las FARC. Desde el 2007 hasta el 2014 trabajó en la Agencia Colombiana para la Reintegración y al mismo tiempo, fue el asesor de Política y Estratégia en el proceso de reintegración de excombatientes de Colombia, logrando hacerlo más eficaz y sostenible. Del 2010 al 2014, se desempeñó como Alto Consejero Presidencial para la Reintegración de Colombia y fue director general de la Agencia Colombiana para la Reintegración (ACR), donde administró 8 mil millones de pesos y durante todos esos años hizo un trabajo limpio con cero investigaciones. Tras su experiencia trabajando por Colombia desde el gobierno nacional, en el 2015 Alejo regresa a Cali a trabajar por su ciudad. En 2018 asume el reto de ser candidato a la Alcaldía de Cali, ciudad que ama, conoce y donde ha trabajado junto a fundaciones en el distrito de aguablanca como facilitador de procesos y oportunidades. Desde entonces Alejo no ha dejado de trabajar por Cali y por Colombia, ha seguido caminandose la ciudad, escuchando lo que a los caleños les preocupa y añoran para vivir una vida más prospera y de calidad. En el 2020, tras ver que el delito del reclutamiento de menores en Cali y en el país sigue en aumento, creó y dirigió el proyecto Infancia Reclutada, investigación liderada por Instituto Colombiano de Ciencias Políticas con el apoyo de USAID, con el que se buscaba evidenciar que más de 18 mil niños niñas y adolescentes han sido víctimas de este flagelo por parte de las FARC y que HOY todos los grupos delincuenciales en el país están usando las mismas tácticas para reclutar menores de edad. Hoy, en el 2023, Alejo está entregado a trabajar por Cali y por todos los caleños. Insiste en que Cali está dolida y que unidos podemos revivir y recuperarla. Que Cali merece un liderazgo exitoso, ejercido por una persona con experiencia en el manejo de lo público, con conocimiento y capacidad para gerenciar, que logre respeto y autoridad, que trabaje por todos y para que todos tengamos una ciudad más próspera de oportunidades que nos eleve la calidad de vida. las problemáticas que tienen a la ciudad deteriorada y desconectada de las oportunidades. https://www.instagram.com/alejoeder/ https://www.tiktok.com/@alejoeder https://www.facebook.com/alejoederg/ https://www.griefgratitudeandthegrayinbetween.com/
Today, we are joined by Dr. Meenakshi Chabba, Ecosystem and Resilience Scientist at the Everglades Foundation. She will be discussing her advanced knowledge of Everglades ecosystem science and resilience planning for South Florida's natural and built environment. She is particularly passionate about how restoration efforts in the Everglades and decision-making around them can impact ecological and economic outcomes across the ecosystem. Prior to joining the Foundation, Meenakshi was a Research Analyst with the USAID-funded Disaster Risk and Resilience in the Americas Program at Florida International University's (FIU) Extreme Events Institute, where she performed economic evaluations of approximately 20 USAID risk reduction projects and was the program's lead science writer. Meenakshi's research has contributed to the fields of financial decision-making in risk management, valuation of ecosystem services in policymaking, and the inclusion of sustainability, economic efficiency, and social equity in resilience planning for climate change. Meenakshi has also taught Biology and Ecology at the undergraduate and high school levels. Meenakshi earned a Ph.D. in Earth Systems Science from FIU, a master's degree in environmental studies from FIU, and a master's in Zoology from the University of Delhi. In this episode, you will discover that the Everglades is much more than just a natural habitat for over 2,000 animal species. The Everglades also provides drinking water to over 40% of Florida's population and plays a crucial role in the state's economy. It is also one of our greatest tools in mitigating the effects of climate change and sea-level rise in this most vulnerable area of the country. So, let's dive in with The Everglades Foundation. LINKS: https://www.evergladesfoundation.org/ https://www.evergladesliteracy.org/ IG: @evergladesfoundation
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Like all wars, the current conflict in Sudan has deep roots and complicated dynamics. US State Dept bungling is a major factor. Feeder schools and the people they provide. The men who want ugly competition. Swamp thinking at it's peak. Brain cell size is related to multi tasking behavior. Just exactly what is happening in South Sudan? What was Senator Obama's early role? Drawing borders for fun and profit. The CPA, SPLA, IGAD, USAID, ADF, John Brennan and a host of other actors. Nuland the witch and her clone Molly Phee. Why bio-labs seem to always follow. The huge role Turkey now plays. China, Russia and the increase of effective influence. The Chicoms are winning. A covert genius is very dangerous. Erdogan's God is power. The old days of always inserting ourselves are over. Why Israel should be terrified. NATO's armies decide when coups are a problem. Local citizens, not DHS should run our elections. 120 million votes is possible. Noisy distractions abound, so never lose focus on friends, family and what's really important. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Zane is the founder of PositiveVibes Magazine, a digital magazine dedicated to telling authentic stories about mental health, wellness, and inspiration. Speaking Podcast Social Media / Coaching My Other Podcasts + Donations https://bio.link/podcaster Storehttps://www.podpage.com/speaking-podcast/store/ Donations https://www.podpage.com/speaking-podcast/support/ ==================== Bio of Zane: My name is Zane Landin, and I am from Chino, California. I recently graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a Bachelor of Science in Communication and Public Relations, and I have worked at places like USAID, NASA, and General Motors. I am a mental health and disability advocate, queer rights activist, entrepreneur, and positive change maker. I identify as Hispanic, Queer, and Disabled. I am the founder of PositiveVibes Magazine, a digital magazine dedicated to telling authentic stories about mental health, wellness, and inspiration. I attended the first-ever Mental Health Youth Action Forum in Washington, D.C., where I met President Biden, Selena Gomez, Dr. Murthy, and Dr. Biden. Out of hundreds of applications, 30 young advocates across the country were selected to advocate for mental health. I am a passionate storyteller who regularly writes about wellness, psychology, and culture for the Power of Positivity, Entrepreneur, and Lady Gaga's Channel Kindness. My writing has appeared in several other publications. What inspires me the most is storytelling and how we can leverage powerful stories to create a more inclusive world for all to thrive. My work has appeared on over 50 platforms like Seek the Joy Podcast, Forbes, and Coming from the Heart. What we Discussed: - His visit to the White House - Overcoming Shyness to Public Speaking - Toastmasters and Table Topics advantages - Founder of Positive Vibes Magazine - His Plan for Podcasting - How to get your work published - Internships and should they be paid - Working at NASA and more How to Contact Zane: Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/zanelandin/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/zane-landin-b2417a187/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/zane.landin Twitter: https://twitter.com/LandinZane Author profile on Entrepreneur: https://www.entrepreneur.com/author/zane-landin PositiveVibes Magazine website: https://positivevibesmag.com/ PositiveVibes Magazine Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/positivevibesmag/ =============== Speaking Podcast Social Media / Coaching My Other Podcasts + Donations https://bio.link/podcaster Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/speakingpodcast/ Store https://www.podpage.com/speaking-podcast/store/ Donations https://www.podpage.com/speaking-podcast/support/ --- Send in a voice message: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/roy-coughlan/message
Eugene Puryear, host on BreakThrough News, joins Rania Khalek and Kevin Gosztola to discuss the violence that has unfolded this past week in Sudan.Fighting has escalated between General Abdel Fattah Burhan and Sudan's military and General Mohammed Hamdan Dagalo (also known as Hemedti) and a paramilitary force known as the Rapid Support Forces (RSF).During the conversation, Eugene describes who the players are and how the people of Sudan are caught in between their jostling for power. He also addresses the widespread claim that somehow Russia must be behind the skirmishes.Later, Kevin asks Eugene and Rania to comment on the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and their partnership with the Sesame Workshop on programming for children in Iraq. Samantha Power, a warmonger and poser for human rights who leads USAID, characterized the project in a very nauseating way.The show concludes with Eugene reacting to the U.S. Justice Department indicting Chairman Omali Yeshitela of the African People's Socialist Party and at least two other members affiliated with the Black liberation group. In 2022, the FBI targeted them in raids.Yeshitela spoke at an antiwar rally in Washington, D.C., on the 20th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq. The demonstration, which was livestreamed by BreakThrough News, also called for diplomatic negotiations instead of further escalation in the war in Ukraine.
Nations around the globe are busy evacuating their personnel from embassies in Khartoum, Sudan, amid fighting between rival military commanders. With little diplomatic presence left, what role can the international community play in trying to end the violence? And, the COVID-19 pandemic weakened health care systems around the globe. USAID's Dr. Atul Gawande talks about how global health care systems are getting back on their feet. Also, the Goldman Prize has awarded Zafer Kizilkaya for his decadelong work establishing community-managed marine-protected areas along Turkey's coastline. Kizilkaya is the first winner from Turkey. Plus, Sifan Hassan places first in the women's London Marathon.
Sign up to Nebula to get the ad-free access to the full Daily Briefing every single day: http://go.nebula.tv/tldrnewsukWelcome to the TLDR News Daily BriefingIn today's episode, we discuss what Elon Musk is up to now, and why he may sue Microsoft. Also, we look at the new batch of US military aid for Ukraine; the devastating crush in Yemen; and why Lula's head of security has resigned.
As small businesses, sometimes it doesn't occur to us to reach as big as we could. If you're a coach, consultant, or subject matter expert, there may be much bigger clients out there for you than you're currently thinking. Or maybe you're already landing corporate clients and want it to be easier and more consistent. Today, my guest Angelique Rewers shares insights on how small businesses can reach bigger corporate clients. She encourages business owners to stop ruling out opportunities because they seem out of reach. Angelique stresses the importance of thinking from the point of view of the corporate decision-maker and becoming a resource within their network. I'm positive our conversation will offer ideas and strategies that are applicable to all small businesses seeking to reach clients bigger than their current market. Angelique Rewers is the CEO and Founder of BoldHaus®, an Inc. 5000 company, who specializes in helping small and diverse businesses win and work with corporate clients. With over 25+ years of experience, she is recognized as a renowned expert in small business growth, and has been featured in major media such as Forbes, Entrepreneur, HuffPost, CNBC, and The Washington Post, as well as on major news and financial networks such as ABC, NBC, CBS, and YahooFinance. Under her leadership, BoldHaus has trained and mentored over 10,000 small businesses in more than 72 countries worldwide, and has brought entrepreneurs together with major brands such as Coca-Cola, UPS, AT&T, Accenture, Intel, IBM, HP, Marriott, Chevron, Major League Baseball, and many more, through groundbreaking global conferences, helping both sides work together more effectively. Aside from her business expertise, Angelique has also trained and consulted for organizations like USAID, National Geographic, and The Smithsonian, mentoring innovators in advancing technologies for water conservation and sustainable food production in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. She also sits on the Advisory Board for Space for Humanity and the committee for the United Nations' Women's Peace & Humanitarian Fund. And be sure to subscribe to The Self-Employed Life in Apple Podcasts or follow us on Spotify or wherever you listen to podcasts so you don't miss an episode. Everything you need can all be found at jeffreyshaw.com. Angelique Rewers, thank you so much for being here! Remember, you might be in business FOR yourself but you are not in business BY yourself. Be your best self. Be proud and keep changing the world. Guest Contact – BoldHaus.com Angelique Rewers on LinkedIn (in/angeliquerewers) Angelique Rewers on Facebook (@angelique.l.rewers) Angelique Rewers on Instagram (@angeliquerewers) Angelique Rewers on Twitter (@AngeliqueRewers) BoldHausGroove.com Contact Jeffrey – SelfEmployedNewsletter.com Website Books Watch my TEDx LincolnSquare video and please share! Valuable complimentary resources to help you – The Self-Employed Business Institute- You know you're really good at what you do. You're talented, you have a skill set. The problem is you're probably in a field where there is no business education. This is common amongst self-employed people! And, there's no business education out there for us! You also know that being self-employed is unique and you need better strategies, coaching, support, and accountability. The Self-Employed Business Institute, a five-month online education is exactly what you need. Check it out! Take The Self-Employed Assessment! Ever feel like you're all over the place? Or frustrated it seems like you have everything you need for your business success but it's somehow not coming together? Take this short quiz to discover the biggest hidden gap that's keeping you from having a thriving Self-Employed Ecosystem. You'll find out what part of your business needs attention and you'll also get a few laser-focused insights to help you start closing that gap. Have Your Website Brand Message Reviewed! Is your website speaking the right LINGO of your ideal customers? Having reviewed hundreds of websites, I can tell you 98% of websites are not. Fill out the simple LINGO Review application and I'll take a look at your website. I'll email you a few suggestions to improve your brand message to attract more of your ideal customers. Fill out the application today and let's get your business speaking the right LINGO! Host Jeffrey Shaw is a Small Business Consultant, Brand Management Consultant, Business Coach for Entrepreneurs, Keynote Speaker, TEDx Speaker and author of LINGO and The Self Employed Life (May 2021). Supporting self-employed business owners with business and personal development strategies they need to create sustainable success.
EPISODE 1439: In this KEEN ON show, Andrew talks to the author of THE AMERICAN IMPERATIVE, Daniel Runde, about how to reinvent America global leadership in a world increasingly dominated by Chinese economic and military power Daniel F. Runde is a senior vice president, director of the Project on Prosperity and Development (PPD), and holds the William A. Schreyer Chair in Global Analysis at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), a leading global think tank. Mr. Runde also served as the acting director for the CSIS Americas Program from 2020-2022. His work is oriented around U.S. leadership in building a more democratic and prosperous world. Among his many other contributions, Mr. Runde was as an architect of the BUILD Act, contributed to the reauthorization of the U.S. EXIM Bank in 2018, and was an architect of Prosper Africa, a U.S. government initiative to deepen the United States' commercial and development engagement in Africa. He has been a leading voice on the role and future of the World Bank Group and U.S. leadership in the multilateral system. Prior to CSIS, Mr. Runde held leadership roles at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and the World Bank Group. Earlier in his career, Mr. Runde worked in commercial banking at Citibank in Argentina and in investment banking at Alex. Brown & Sons. Mr. Runde was granted the Officer's Cross in the Order of Isabel la Católica, a Spanish civil order. Currently, he serves on the board of the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES), the Western NIS Enterprise Fund (WNISEF), Spirit of America, and the Ashesi University Foundation. Mr. Runde is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bretton Woods Committee. He is also a columnist for The Hill and hosts a CSIS podcast series, Building the Future: Freedom, Prosperity, & Foreign Policy with Dan Runde. Mr. Runde is also the author of the book The American Imperative: Reclaiming Global Leadership through Soft Power (Bombardier Books, 2022). He previously chaired two U.S. government advisory committees: the Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid at USAID and the Sub-Saharan Africa Advisory Committee at the U.S. EXIM Bank. Fluent in Spanish, he graduated cum laude from Dartmouth College and holds a master's in public policy from Harvard University. Named as one of the "100 most connected men" by GQ magazine, Andrew Keen is amongst the world's best known broadcasters and commentators. In addition to presenting KEEN ON, he is the host of the long-running How To Fix Democracy show. He is also the author of four prescient books about digital technology: CULT OF THE AMATEUR, DIGITAL VERTIGO, THE INTERNET IS NOT THE ANSWER and HOW TO FIX THE FUTURE. Andrew lives in San Francisco, is married to Cassandra Knight, Google's VP of Litigation & Discovery, and has two grown children. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Patricia (Tricia) DeGennaro is a Senior Fellow and Project Lead for the Balkans Next research initiative at Joint Special Operations University (JSOU). She came to JSOU from US Central Command's(USCENTCOM) Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) where she was a Senior Social Scientist focused on strategic communications and influence in the USCENTCOM area of responsibility.DeGennaro holds an MBA in International Trade and Finance from George Washington University and an MPA in International Security and Conflict Resolution from Harvard University. She speaks fluent Albanian and has a basic knowledge of Italian, Arabic and Dari.She joins us to discuss geopolitical issues throughout Europe, especially Central and Eastern Europe and Russia's invasion of Ukraine. We also discuss her ideas for forging a lasting path towards peace. Previously, she supported the US Army's Training and Doctrine Command Operational EnvironmentTraining Support Center. DeGennaro was an adjunct professor at New York University's Department of International Affairs for almost fifteen years teaching courses on international security policy, civilian and military affairs, and terrorism. She has been a Senior Fellow at the World Policy Institute and a Visiting Scholar at George Mason University's School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution. DeGennaro capitalizes on over twenty years of experience as an academic, military advisor and practitioner in international security. Much of her work focuses on the information environment, countering terrorism and violent extremism, and transitioning nations from war. She has spent considerable time in the Balkans, the Middle East and Afghanistan on information operations, security, civilian and military affairs, provincial governance, capacity building, and joint interagency, intergovernmental and multinational coordination.During her tenure, she has consulted with USAID, Department of State, and Senior Military Officers as well as the Asia Foundation, Director of National Intelligence Office, Department of Homeland Security,The Conference Board, World Bank, Senate Labor and Human Resources Committee chaired by Senator Edward M. Kennedy, and several organizations that support the Middle East peace process. She spent four years in Albania as a Small and Medium Enterprise volunteer with the Peace Corps and, later, as an economic development consultant with US Agency for International Development.DeGennaro has published several articles on US foreign policy and national security topics. Her focus is to encourage a grand strategy for an integrated international policy that looks beyond war and the use of force. She is often an expert commentator for CNN, MSNBC, Al Jazeera, Fox News, BBC and various nationally and internationally syndicated media outlets.
Charles Kenny is a senior fellow at the Center for Global Development in Washington DC. He was previously at the World Bank, where his assignments included coordinating work on governance and anticorruption in infrastructure and natural resources, and managing investment and technical assistance projects covering telecommunications and the Internet. Charles has written several books, two of which we discussed in this conversation: Getting Better: Why Global Development is Succeeding, and Our World, Better: Global Progress and What You Can Do About It. We also discussed a recent report, where Charles and his coauthor Zack Gehan created a set of scenarios for the shape of the global economy in 2050. While their forecast for richer countries is not very optimistic, what they found is largely positive for developing and middle-income nations. For example, the report finds that incomes per capita on the African continent could be 76% higher in 2050 than they were a few years ago, and in India incomes could jump 136%. Twitter: @charlesjkennyKey highlights:Introduction - 00:46Global development viewed from Washington - 02:52Reducing extreme poverty by 2050 - 07:15Economic growth, poverty and “degrowth” - 15:40What should the World Bank be doing more of? - 28:25The global public goods agenda - 39:00OECD DAC aid has lost its credibility - 43:30Combating pessimism and short-term thinking – 50:18 Host:Professor Dan Banik, University of Oslo, Twitter: @danbanik @GlobalDevPodApple Google Spotify YouTubeSubscribe: https://globaldevpod.substack.com/https://in-pursuit-of-development.simplecast.com/
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At time of recording, there are two ongoing outbreaks of Marburg Virus Disease, one in Tanzania and the other in Equatorial Guinea. Marburg is in the same family of diseases as Ebola and is extremely deadly, with a case-to-fatality ratio of up to 88%. Humans can become infected through contact with fruit bats, and like ebola, Marburg is transmissible between humans through contact with bodily fluids. Joining me to discuss these outbreaks is Dele Ogunseitan, a professor of population, health and disease prevention at the University of California Irvine and a Visiting professor at Stanford University's Center for Innovation in Global Health. He also leads the training and empowerment objective for a USAID project called One Health Workforce Next Generation. We kick off discussing the history of Marburg before having a longer discussion about these two outbreaks and what can be done to stop Marburg from spreading further.
Fox News Channel's Mike Tobin is live in Ukraine-The kidnapping of over 16,000 children by the Russians-The additional $2.6 Billion in US Aid be sent-WHY Putin needs to be stopped-Finland joining NATO - how does this affect Putin's plan-China / Russian relationship-Wagner Mercenaries are in reality prisoners -Does he feel for his safety in Ukraine
Daniel Hodgdon, serial entrepreneur and Co-Founder and CEO of VEGAMOUR—a brand of powerful, purposeful, eco-ethical products directly to people who seek healthier solutions for hair and skin—shares his two words for 2023: Kindness and Love. These words are woven throughout Dan's journey and how he approaches life, business and relationships. He talks extensively saying “to much is given, much is required” and through his work he is living that in his efforts to give back to communities and help create solutions and opportunities. Daniel shares his efforts to reduce carbon output by 3 - 5 metric tons a year to help save millions of lives. He is committed to creating products that are efficacy rooted in his childhood growing up on a farm, moving from place to place and meeting new people. He credits his success to connecting the dots and being a facilitator. Bio: By the time he was 17, entrepreneur Dan Hodgdon lived in about 22 locations around the globe, many of which were in developing countries and communities. He acquired a keen interest in local naturals and would go on to spend decades both researching powerful plant actives and also creating sustainable, eco-friendly supply chains for major beauty brands around the globe. Having close relationships with veterans of the World Wildlife Federation, the Peace Corps, the World Health Organization and the USAID, Dan was constantly reminded of the economic frailty that many local communities faced in developing countries. Children lived in poverty. Education was scarce. Workers were exploited. Governments offered subsidies and non-profits offered goodwill, but Dan believed that private businesses would ultimately make the most sustainable positive impact by creating demand, driving up economic viability and improve lives in these vulnerable communities. As such, he became instrumental in establishing a Fair Trade coop to harvest the highest quality natural actives while providing respectable work to over 5,000 women in southern Africa. Dan co-founded VEGAMOUR to actualize his passion for delivering the most potent plant-based formulas with clinically tested, visible results directly to consumers in a way that would reinvest back into the communities from which he sourced. Through the brand, Dan is able to offer the most powerful, purposeful, eco-ethical products directly to people who seek healthier solutions for hair and skin. Today, Dan resides in downtown Los Angeles with his wife Lisa and their Jack Russel Terrier, Eddie. In his free time, he enjoys the arts, theatre, yoga and traveling. “It's important we put love into everything we do.” Follow @danielhodgdon and @vegamour or visit https://vegamour.com/! Tune in to hear from Dan Hodgdon and Kendra Bracken-Ferguson! See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
The fog of war is so dense, even proven reality seems fake. Rising heat improves clarity. And they complain about censorship in Russia. The war narrative must be protected. Try violating that in Britain. Unity is demanded during conflict. Is that different here? USAID and Nuland are always in the mix. Reporters make the best spies. This looks like a Blinken setup. Digital censorship is a big tech specialty. Saving Israel for last doesn't mean the country. Using bad examples to justify legislation. Can it be said? Hunter's art isn't completely bad. Psyop intensity correlates to people snapping. The TRON dude talks. Look at all those dead crypto billionaires. Scattered and disconnected. A Mellon heir takes a hit. Who supports what and why? Disrupting discourse is a operational goal. Some black pill pushers pretend to know everything. The issues are many and there are so few to fight. We must eat the elephant in very small pieces. Above all, our unified focus will ensure victory for all those who love freedom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
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March is Endometriosis Awareness Month and this week we are very excited to welcome Margaret Melville to the podcast. Margaret is a Board Certified Patient Advocate and Founder and CEO of Lasa Health, a digital health platform for patients with chronic conditions, starting with endometriosis. She previously worked for USAID's Global Health Center for Innovation and Impact and has a Masters in Business Administration from INSEAD. Margaret started this company because of her own journey with endometriosis and celiac disease. During this episode, we discuss endometriosis and how Lasa Health is using technology to support patients with complex chronic conditions. --- Support this podcast: https://podcasters.spotify.com/pod/show/theia-hc/support
CW: sexual assaultThis is still a pervasive problem. I don't think I know a woman who has not experienced some form of sexual harassment or assault.We need change. Change in the way we socialize individuals and more education on how to even have these kinds of uncomfortable conversations. Joining us to do that today is Dr. Liz DuBois. Dr. Liz (PhD, Conflict Resolution, MA, Sociology) is an executive coach and professional development coach who approaches her work through a trauma-informed lens. In one-on-one coaching, organizational consulting, and public speaking, Dr. DuBois helps clients ditch people pleasing and overthink, get in touch with the version of themselves they were before societal BS programming got stuffed down their throats, & craft authentic, deliciously fulfilling lives grounded in deep self-acceptance and joy.Drawing from a range of Conflict Analysis and Resolution frameworks, somatic counseling tools, and the Narrative Regression and Reframing technique she has developed, Dr. Liz's unique approach empowers clients to address trauma, codependency, and self-worth issues that are the underlying causes of many of the challenges high performers face in their personal and professional lives.Over the course of her career, Dr. DuBois has served in executive leadership of two NGOs and has been a consultant to organizations including UNICEF and USAID on a range of issues related to educational equity, gender-based violence, and women's empowerment.Dr. DuBois is a co-founder of the Center for the Study of Gender and Conflict at The Carter School for Peacebuilding at George Mason University, where she served as the foundingExecutive Director from 2013-2015. As part of her work at the Center, Dr. DuBois has conducted her own research on gender-based violence in the U.S., Cambodia, Indonesia, and the Russian Federation. She was a US Department of Education Fellow at the Faculty of Sociology at National Research University— Higher School of Economics in Moscow, Russia in 2012.Dr. DuBois' work has been published in numerous trade outlets, as well as peer-reviewed publications including Advances in Gender Research, Empowerment in Practice: Strategies and Outcomes, and Women's Political Leadership Monograph.To connect with Dr. Liz:https://www.linkedin.com/in/dr-liz-degi-dubois-phd-cdc-056757141/https://www.facebook.com/elizabeth.dubois24https://www.instagram.com/soul.dr.liz/?hl=enResources mentioned in the show:Hot Girls Wanted Aftermath: Violence and the Remaking of Self by Susan J. BrisonLucky by Alice SeboldAnita Hill hearingsLet's get in touch!To connect, follow on IG @sociallymisguidedpodcastIf you feel you know someone who would be an amazing guest for our show, send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.orgRemember to subscribe to this show and share on social media. It helps us get the name out there and build this amazing community!
We interview Dr. Tang Xiaoyang, Chair of Department of International Relations at Tsinghua University in Beijing. A highly noted academic luminary on China–Africa economic cooperation, Dr. Tang has published extensively on the Belt and Road Initiative. He also has experiences working at the World Bank, UNDP, USAID, SAIS and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington DC. We ask him about his time in Africa. He discusses how China and Africa are working together to build a common future. Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.
Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People
Empower yourself and others. Listen to Latanya Mapp Frett's insights on feminism and technology on Remarkable People Podcast.00:20 to 02:11- Intro18:11 to 19:17 - Helping out with childcare and why we should solve this problem40:19 to 41:14 - How we can treat people more equally + Teaser55:20 to OUT - OUTROJoin Guy Kawasaki on Remarkable People as he sits down with Latanya Mapp Frett, President, and CEO of Global Fund for Women and human rights advocate. With her extensive experience in global health and human rights organizations, Latanya shares her insights on sustainable social impact and the importance of everyday feminists. Get inspired by this remarkable guest and tune in now!Make sure to follow the show, so you don't miss upcoming episodes. ********************Guy Kawasaki is on a mission to make you remarkable. His Remarkable People podcast features interviews with remarkable people such as Jane Goodall, Neil deGrasse Tyson, Marc Benioff, Woz, Kristi Yamaguchi, and Bob Cialdini. Every episode will make you more remarkable.With his decades of experience in Silicon Valley as a Venture Capitalist and advisor to the top entrepreneurs in the world, Guy's questions come from a place of curiosity and passion for technology, start-ups, entrepreneurship, and marketing. If you love society and culture, documentaries, and business podcasts, take a second to follow Remarkable People.Listeners of the Remarkable People podcast will learn from some of the most successful people in the world with practical tips and inspiring stories that will help you be more remarkable.Episodes of Remarkable People organized by topic: https://bit.ly/rptopologyListen to Remarkable People here: https://wavve.link/remarkablepeopleText to get notified of new episodes: https://joinsubtext.com/guyLike this show? Please leave us a review -- even one sentence helps! Consider including your Twitter handle so we can thank you personally!Thank you for your support; it helps the show!
Anchor, Journalist and Thinker, Syed Muzammil Shah, comes back o the podcast for a detailed overview of PTI and Imran Khan's politics; we go into the history of Pakistan, comparing it with India, to see where they went right, and where we went wrong, and what can both countries learn from each other. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QPTNN03y8vM Is Imran Khan Anti-Establishment? Why Pakistan struggled after 1947? Does Pakistan even want good relations with India? Find out this and more on this week's episode of The Pakistan Experience. The Pakistan Experience is an independently produced podcast looking to tell stories about Pakistan through conversations. Please consider supporting us on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/thepakistanexperience To support the channel: Jazzcash/Easypaisa - 0325 -2982912 Patreon.com/thepakistanexperience And Please stay in touch: https://twitter.com/ThePakistanExp1https://www.facebook.com/thepakistanexperiencehttps://instagram.com/thepakistanexpeperience The podcast is hosted by comedian and writer, Shehzad Ghias Shaikh. Shehzad is a Fulbright scholar with a Masters in Theatre from Brooklyn College. He is also one of the foremost Stand-up comedians in Pakistan and frequently writes for numerous publications. Instagram.com/shehzadghiasshaikh Facebook.com/Shehzadghias/ Twitter.com/shehzad89 Chapters: 0:00 Intro 01:11 Muzammil joining Bol and Imran Khan's narrative building 13:50 Establishment's mistakes and loss of power 23:57 Supporting PDM vs Supporting PTI 28:47 PDM's operation against PTI and Anti-Establishment Politics 37:41 Imran Khan's health and Democracy 44:50 How Pakistan began 54:00 Military's role, separate electorates, Pakistan's relationship with Religion 1:04:04 US Aid & Ayub Khan, Musharaf's fake secularism, and the 1965 war 1:13:42 Relations with our neighbors and India and Abhinandan 1:20:32 The COAS position, Pakistan's declining geopolitical status and our inability to compete economically 1:28:35 Moral stances, conflicts of interest and things India has done right 1:39:53 Pakistan's identity crisis a real issue?, are economic issues the root of all problems 1:49:09 The TTP and the Establishment 1:58:50 18th amendment, a step back in 2018 and the suffering of Pakistan's politicians, and university politics 2:08:40 Urdu as a national language and the Pakistani identity and cricket with India, the dream of an open border, secularism and identity politics 2:24:35 IK's stance on Covid and his savior complex 2:40:56 Summarizing what we need to learn
AP Washington correspondent Sagar Meghani reports on NIger-Aid Worker Freed.
The potato is a world food staple, yet it is constantly threated by fungal and viral pathogens in all of its growing regions. Farmers combat these problems with chemistry, which cuts farmers profits and has potential consequences for applicators and the environment. Dr. David Douches from Michigan State University discusses the USAID project that installed a cassette of disease resistance genes from wild potato species in the cultivated potato. The result is a potato that can survive better in the Developing World, helping to ensure food security.
Tipping Point with Kara McKinney
We talk to an Iraq War veteran about the upcoming 20th anniversary of the 2003 invasion. Plus, the lieutenant governor of Minnesota lays out an even worse version of "believe all women," but like everything concerning women these days, it too, has been transified. Then, ICE appointments in New York City are booked solid through the year 2032. And finally, the U.S. government may have made duplicate payments for projects at labs in Wuhan, China through the National Institutes of Health and USAID.Guests:John Byrnes | Deputy Director, Concerned Veterans for AmericaLandon Starbuck | Founder & President, Freedom ForeverRobert Henneke | Executive Director, Texas Public Policy FoundationSteve Deace | Host, Steve Deace Show
America's Leading Expert on Infectious Diseases Being a Psychopath, Tony Fauci pretends to be confused as to what we could possibly hope to see him prosecuted. Fauci asked, I deliver my opinion on many of the ways we should see him prosecuted. There is the violation of a Presidential Order forbidding him using our money to fund Gain-of-Function Research with the CCP's Wuhan Lab . . . oh, and there is the Sedition involved in illegally funding it as the CCP says they want to be the world leaders in Cognitive and Biological Warfare. Tony Fauci's agency pushed the deadly hospital protocols that economically incentivize medical centers to force deadly levels of morphine and other pain-killers on people for no medical reason, which leads to venting them and then to the all too often deadly Remdesivir. The CDC, under Fauci, lied about lockdowns, Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine; to varying degrees, these lies killed people. Fauci lied about masks, which have stolen the development of mirrored-synapses in children, an important neurological link to the development of empathy. And, I haven't even gotten to the mRNA, but I certainly get to that in this Episode. You asked for this, Tony. What does God say? Evil leaders will face judgmentMatthew 7:23And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness.'Luke 13:27and He will say, ‘I tell you, I do not know where you are from; depart from Me, all you evildoers.'Matthew 13:41The Son of Man will send forth His angels, and they will gather out of His kingdom all stumbling blocks, and those who commit lawlessness,1 Peter 3:12“For the eyes of the Lord are toward the righteous,And His ears attend to their prayer,But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”2 Peter 2:9then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from temptation, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment for the day of judgment,Fauci can still repent. The thief on the cross, the comma & Christ Back in April of 2022, Here's The Fauxch This is how a narcissist talks. Pay attention.Fauci is officially triggered by talk of prison… Responds to lab leak bomb…Nih Documents Provide New Evidence U.S. Funded Gain-Of-Function Research In WuhaMinds at War China's Pursuit of Military Advantage through Cognitive Science andBiotechnologyThe CDC apparently changed its mind on recommending universal masking in 2020 not because of any new evidence or trial data, but because a sociologist publicly criticized them. If that doesn't sum up the unmitigated disaster that is the CDC, I don't know what doesMICHIGAN GOV. WHITMER ON COVID LOCKDOWNS: "We had to make some decisions that in retrospect don't make a lot of sense, right? [...] We didn't want people, you know, all congregating around the gardening supplies. [...] It was February in Michigan, no one was planting anyway..."February 16, 2023 - Canadian MP Anthony Housefather. Discloses that the medical-trial products were not tested properly. This proves that the phrase "safe and effective" was a lieTwitter and Stanford accused of running a disinformation campaign to hide the truth about vaccinesRecords reviewed by CBS News indicate the U.S. government may have paid twice for projects at China's Wuhan labs through the National Institutes of Health and USAID. A probe into the funding is raising questions about the use of the money4Patriotshttps://4patriots.comNever be in the dark with the Patriot Power Solar Generator. Use code TODD to save 10% on your first order.Alan's Soapshttps://alanssoaps.com/TODDUse coupon code ‘TODD' to save an additional 10% off the bundle price. Bonefroghttps://bonefrog.usEnter promo code TODD at checkout to receive 5% off your subscription. Bulwark Capitalhttps://knowyourriskradio.comGet your free copy of “Common Cents Investing” Call 866-779-RISK or visit the website. Healthycellhttps://healthycell.com/toddJourney to better health and save 20% off your first order with promo code TODD.My Pillowhttps://mypillow.comUse code TODD for BOGO free on the new MyPillow 2.0RuffGreenshttps://ruffgreens/toddGet your FREE Jumpstart Trial Bag of Ruff Greens, simply cover shipping. SOTA Weight Losshttps://sotaweightloss.comSOTA Weight Loss is, say it with me now, STATE OF THE ART!GreenHaven Interactivehttps://greenhaveninteractive.comGet more business from Google and your website!Texas Superfoodshttps://texassuperfoods.comTexas Super Foods is whole food nutrition at its best.
The Biden administration publicly objected to a proposed law in Russia's southern neighbor, Georgia, that would have limited US influence there. This raises the specter of a second front on the Russia-NATO proxy war. 5) Head of USAID publicly objects to law that would have limited US influence in Russia's neighbor, Georgia; 4) Pope Francis says he may step down if he gets too tired to continue; 3) Biden administration gives International Woman of Courage award to Argentinian man; 2) Researchers propose using human brain organoids as bio-computers; 1) Cat being watched by owner at work knocks down security cam.
Today we're looking at food waste and loss on an international scale. Did you know that over 1/3 of the world's food is lost or wasted? In low- and middle-income countries, over 40% of food loss occurs before a crop even makes it to the market. This food loss undermines efforts to end hunger and malnutrition. Wasted food contributes 8 to 10% of global greenhouse gas emissions. Addressing this challenge is critical to global food security, nutrition, and climate change mitigation. Interview Summary Norbert: Ahmed, let's begin with a question for you. Can you tell our listeners why USAID has decided to prioritize addressing food loss and waste? Ahmed: Thank you, Norbert. Food loss and waste is increasingly a part of our global agenda, whether we are talking about food security and nutrition, economic growth, or climate change. As you mentioned, 30 to 40% of food produced is either lost or wasted throughout the farm to consumer supply chain. Many of USAID partner countries lose up to 35% of their food annually at multiple points. In the field due to spoilage and damage, while being transported or stored, and when it goes unused by consumers. Nutrient-dense foods, such as fruits, vegetables, dairy, and meat are highly perishable and often lost due to bruising or spoilage, thus decreasing nutrient-rich foods in the market. These losses equate to one out of every four calories intended for human consumption, enough to feed 2 billion people. According to the World Resource Institute, just a 25% reduction in food loss and waste across the world would decrease the food calorie gap by 12%. On the climate mitigation side, emission from food loss and waste create nearly 8 to 10% of all greenhouse gas emission. If food loss and waste was a country, it would be the third largest emitter. The global food crisis requires us to think about accelerated pace of change, and in many ways food loss and waste is a low-hanging fruit. The investment in time and energy to grow it are already made. Now we are maximizing its benefit. There really is a huge opportunity. Food loss and waste is a triple win. It will improve nutrition and food security. It will improve income for small order farmers, but also for others all along the supply chain, so it can be a force multiplier for job creation. It is a great entry point for our agenda for improving opportunity for women and youth, so it has an equity component, and it is important for addressing climate crisis. Brenna: Nika, turning to you. I understand that part of your role at USAID is to produce a podcast called "Kitchen Sink Food Loss and Waste." What was the rationale and objective of creating the podcast, and what are your plans for the future? Nika: The monthly USAID "Kitchen Sink Food Loss and Waste" podcast was an idea born from the USAID community of practice to increase awareness and promote knowledge sharing among USAID staff, implementing partners, and development professionals. The podcast began with a 101 episode, explaining what food loss and waste is, why we should care, and how we can reduce it. We have episodes featuring experts speaking on technical topics ranging from the role of the private sector and youth in reducing food loss and waste, to solutions that include post-harvest handling innovations and cold chain. In a special December 2022 episode with USAID's Dina Esposito, Bureau for Resilience and Food Security, together with Senior Climate Advisor Ann Vaughan, the episode explores USAID's prioritization of food loss and waste, and the triple win opportunities inherent in food loss and waste programming, that engages women and youth while emphasizing nutrition. We are now available wherever you listen to podcasts. Each episode has an audio-only format, as well as a video recording that can be found on YouTube. We hope to reach a wider audience, including organizations, private sector members, and individuals interested in reducing their own food loss and waste. We have some exciting upcoming episodes with different formats, including a food loss and waste storytelling episode with a dramatic reenactment similar to "This American Life," and case studies for missions. Ultimately, it is our goal to increase the frequency of episodes to two per month, and to continue to feature high-level speakers and technical experts, including our inter-agency colleagues. The podcast has proven to be a great way to connect internally and externally, and has sparked excitement and interesting conversations. I love receiving emails from individuals I haven't previously interacted with because of their interest in the podcast. And we're always open to suggestions for topics and speakers, so I encourage anyone listening to reach out. The podcast is a new medium for us, and one that has not only been successful in raising awareness, but has also been quite fun to work on. Brenna: Norbert and I have been doing this for a little bit, and it is really fun to talk to other people about food loss and waste, and thanks so much for sharing what you all are doing. It seems really fun to listen to a dramatic reading about food waste, so I'll have to watch for that in the future. Ahmed, turning to you now. Could you talk about what USAID is doing internationally to address food loss and waste and incorporate climate and methane mitigation? Ahmed: Thank you for this question and I'm glad you asked it. At the UN Food System Summit last year USAID announced its commitment to address food loss and waste, including investing $60 million over five years in new research contributing to critical evidence-driven solutions to reduce food loss and waste. This includes support for Feed the Future, the US Government Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative led by USAID. The Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Post-Harvest Loss Reduction is working in with collaboration in Ghana to locally produce technologies that will thoroughly dry and safely store grains for future use. Technologies like this are critical as more than 750,000 metric tons of maize are lost each year to rot and disease across the country contribute to over half million metric tons of greenhouse gases. The Women Poultry Association has adopted these technologies to help them overcome those harvest challenges. With the proper drying and the storage of maize enabled by these technologies, farmers and association member, Josephine Evans, has been able to increase her flock of birds from 1000 to 50,000 over five years. Successes like these have helped farmers endure a historic climate change related maize shortage and continue providing animal source food to maintain food and nutrition security. Additionally, the Feed the Future Innovation Lab for Food Processing and Post-Harvest Handling has been doing some exciting work with youth in Kenya, linking youth groups with agro-dealers to incentivize youth to sell food loss and waste reducing imports such as hermetic bags and moisture meters to smallholder farmers who were underserved by existing input supply chains. The Innovation Lab and their Kenya partners worked with over 300 youth and did a randomized control study to look at what was most successful. Youth were given a small amount of imports, for example, bags to sell to farmers. Youth with existing assets like motorcycles or small businesses made net profit of $75 a month, while youth with less assets only made $10 more a month and were less successful in sale. Figuring out how to make sure we can help uplift youth at all income levels will be important. These examples highlight how food loss and waste initiatives can be beneficial for growing the income of women and youth along with improving nutrition. Additionally, we also invested supplemental funds provided by the US Congress in response to the global food security crisis. Part of these supplemental funds were used to fund food loss and waste partnership facility. It's currently open for application by small and medium enterprises in Bangladesh, Kenya, Nepal, Nigeria, Niger and Tanzania. These countries have been hard hit by Russian invasion of Ukraine and have high-level food loss and waste. So this targeted and timely investment can make real difference. Through the market system partnership, food loss and waste partnership facility, businesses can apply for matching grants that will increase the uptake and scaling of technologies and management practices that reduce food loss and waste with any emphasis in nutrition. As USAID continues to invest in food loss and waste effort, we'll continue to link our work to other sectors. Food loss and waste is not just a climate adaptation initiative but also an important knock in effect for a climate mitigation, especially as reducing food loss and waste reduces methane emission. I think this is one of the most exciting co-benefit that also gets the broader community and world excited about reducing food loss and waste. Methane is emitted when food brought in the field and transport at market which happens there is not proper storage and of course when food is wasted and thrown out by consumers or wholesalers. According to the IPCC, methane accounts for 30 to 50% global warming. The United Nation Environmental Unit estimates that food loss and waste is associated with methane emission near 50 metric ton per year. Additional measures like a shift to renewable energy and reduction of food loss and waste can reduce methane emission by 15% by 2030. So if we can cut methane emission, as called for by the Global Methane Pledge, by at least 30% from 2020 levels by 2030 which could eliminate over 0.2 degrees warming by 2050 and really buy us more time to deal with other gases that are contributing to climate crisis and making the world a more dangerous place. Brenna: Thanks so much for sharing those opportunities with us, Ahmed and all the progress that's already being made in this space. Norbert: Nika, let's turn back to you. What is USAID doing to keep food loss and waste as a development agenda priority? Nika: Thanks, Norbert. Happy to share how USAID is ensuring that food loss and waste remains a priority. We recently launched a food loss and waste community of practice, which brings together our Feed the Future Innovation Lab research partners, private sector businesses, the World Bank and Foundations, along with USAID staff in DC and in our missions to exchange ideas, identify priority focus areas and advance new partnerships. We also have six food loss and waste, "upstander missions." So named because they will no longer be bystanders to food loss and waste, but are ready to take action to advance this agenda within their food security portfolios. At last year's COP27 climate conference there was not only an agriculture theme day, there were also six pavilions on food and an important emphasis on food systems featuring several food loss and waste panels. COP28 will include even more focus on food systems, which will create exciting momentum for food loss and waste. We would love to see food loss and waste as a standalone session or initiative at COP 28. The US government has joined The Food is Never Waste Coalition, working with Champions 12.3 to halve food waste by 2030 and to reduce food losses by at least 25% with a goal of creating more sustainable and resilient food systems. USAID engages with our inter-agency colleagues including USDA, EPA, and FDA to promote strategic engagement on food loss and waste issues. We have several exciting international food loss and waste workshops in the planning phase for this year. Of course, we are trying to amplify our messages and promote knowledge management, including through the USAID Kitchen Sink Podcast and by hosting food loss and waste theme months on the Agrilinks website to share learnings and success stories. Country specific data can really help move the needle forward. We're excited to be working with IFPRI, who has done a deep dive on the economic impacts of reducing food loss and waste. While there are some caveats to the research, cutting food loss and waste in half in Nigeria, for example, could increase GDP by one to 2%, while decreasing poverty and hunger by 4.4%. That's huge and that will get the attention of finance ministers and other policymakers who are essential to making changes. Norbert: Wow! Thank you for that response and I'm so impressed by the systemic view that you all are taking both in terms of looking across the food supply chain and how your agency works with other agencies across the federal government and also other international organizations. That's really wonderful work. I would like to learn a little more about the link between food loss and waste and the food safety agenda. Nika: I'm glad you brought up the food systems approach because that is definitely an emphasis at the agency and food safety is of course, part of that. I joined the agency as an AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the food safety division. So, the linkages between food loss and waste and food safety are near and dear to me and as we say in the food safety division safe food is saved food. In a world where as many as 830 million go to bed hungry every night and 420,000 die from unsafe food every year, we cannot afford to lose food due to poor post-harvest management and contamination. Moreover, nutrient dense foods, such as fruits, vegetables, dairy and meat are often highly perishable and lost due to bruising or spoilage, thus decreasing the availability of nutrient-rich foods on the market. Just a 25% reduction in food loss and waste across the world would decrease the food calorie gap by 12%. Improving cold chain logistics, storage facilities and food processing technologies can improve food safety and reduce food loss, improving agricultural led economic growth. Technologies to reduce food waste can also help improve food safety and shelf life. For example, practices or technologies that improve post-harvest handling and processing, transportation and cold chain can improve food safety and reduce food loss and waste due to spoilage. Food that is lost or unsafe cannot be sold. Leading to losses in revenue and impacts on food security and nutrition due to decreases in the amount of food available. Improving food safety systems improves food loss and waste efforts directly and indirectly while increasing access to nutritious food. Bios Nika Larian is a Food Loss and Waste Advisor in the Center for Nutrition within the US Agency for International Development (USAID) Bureau of Resilience and Food Security. Dr. Larian is passionate about the intersection of nutrition, food safety, and climate sustainability. Nika is the producer of the USAID Kitchen Sink Food Loss and Waste Podcast and Co-Chair of the Global Nutrition Coordination Plan (GNCP) Food Safety Technical Working Group. Previously, she was an American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Technology Policy Fellow at USAID, working as a Food Systems Advisor. Nika received her Ph.D. in Nutritional Sciences at the University of Kentucky in 2019. Her doctoral research explored the effects of environment pollutants on human health, namely diabetes and obesity. Working at USAID, she has provided technical assistance and policy guidance on US Government nutrition strategies and engaged with colleagues across the interagency. Ahmed Kablan is a Senior Science Advisor, Center for Nutrition/Food Safety Division/Bureau for Resilience and Food Security/USAID. Dr. Kablan manages several research programs in the area of Nutritious and Safe Foods that includes the Food Safety Innovation Lab, Post-harvest Loss Reduction Innovation lab. Dr. Kablan leads the Nutrition Center's efforts on Food loss and waste, food safety and nutrition research; member of the Interagency Risk Assessment Committee (IRAC), member of the Interagency Committee on Human Nutrition Research (ICHNR), member of the external advisory boards for the Partnership for Aflatoxin in Africa (PACA), the Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation lab, The Golden Rice & the Food Safety Innovation Lab. Dr. Kablan is a co-lead of the USAID Food Loss and Waste (FLW) community of practices, representing USAID on the UNFSS Food is never a waste Coalition and member of the interagency food loss and waste working group. Dr. Kablan leads the center for nutrition efforts on climate change and food systems and is a member of the USAID climate change technical working group and the USG Climate Change, Food Systems, Nutrition Security, and the Interagency Climate Change and Human Health Group (CCHHG) under the U.S. Global Change Research Program. Dr. Kablan has wide technical expertise in nutrition, food Safety, nutrition-related non-communicable diseases, double burden of malnutrition, metabolic syndrome, food safety & public health.
Guest: Brock Bierman joins the show this week to discuss his work with Ukraine Focus and the USAID for Europe and Eurasia.Brock Bierman is the CEO and President of Ukraine Focus, a non-profit organization that delivers on-the-ground humanitarian aid to Ukraine. Before joining Ukraine Focus, Bierman served as the Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development for Europe and Eurasia during the Trump Administration.Keep up to date with us on Instagram & Twitter: @TheGameOnPod
Ray McGinnis is an author and investigative reporter Book: Unanswered Questions: What the September Eleventh Families Asked and the 9/11 Commission Ignored by Ray McGinnis: Paperback, Kindle Article: The Vietnam War: Riding The Tiger - the problem with Ken Burns' Vietnam documentary by Ray McGinnis FREE Borrowable Ebook: JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why it Matters by James Douglass The Gulf of Tonkin resolution McNamara admitted that nothing happened on August 4, 1964 (Gulf of Tonkin incident) Video: Gulf of Tonkin: McNamara admits it didn't happen General Maxwell Taylor said that John F. Kennedy was the "one man" who was "strongly againstâ€¦sending ground troops to Vietnam" One of the talking heads in the Burns-Novick documentary is Leslie Gelb Gelb was director of the project that produced the Pentagon Papers on the Vietnam War Kennedy wanted to withdraw ALL American personnel from Vietnam by the end of 1965 Kennedy stood up to Khrushchev in Berlin General Maxwell Taylor was a hawk who wanted American troops in Vietnam Kennedy reminded Taylor "In your assessment you should bear in mind that the initial responsibility for the effective maintenance of the independence of South Vietnam rests with the people and government of that country." The narrator says "Kennedy also authorized the use of napalm" and "agent orange" Dow Chemical Company manufactured napalm B for the American armed forces from 1965-69 The use of napalm in Vietnam began in March 1965 i.e. almost a year and a half after Kennedy was killed American bombing operations of the Vietnam War all took place after President Kennedy was assassinated Kennedy and McNamara had authorized only training and specifically forbade combat of US personnel Kennedy and McNamara were not informed that US personnel were leading air strikes with South Vietnamese pilots A character assassination of President Kennedy has been going on in the media ever since he was killed Strategic Hamlet Program in South Vietnam Strategic Hamlets were being built in areas where there were no Viet Cong Another talking head is Rufus Phillips who is identified as "USAID" Phillips was a CIA officer and protege of Edward Lansdale Lansdale was a CIA operative working under the cover of the US Air Force Who does the CIA really work for? American volunteer Pete Hunting died in Nov 1965 But his death is shown in the 1961-63 episode (i.e. when Kennedy was President) Lansdale sabotaged Kennedy's initiatives in Vietnam in 1961 FREE Borrowable Ebook: Censhorship in Vietnam: Brave New World by Thomas Bass CIA's Phoenix Program in Vietnam targeted civilians and not soldiers By the CIA's own estimates at least 41,000 Vietnamese civilians were killed under the Phoenix Program Why Statistics Matter and Order of Battle estimates omitted in episode The Order of Battle study estimated the number of Viet Cong fighters was in the range of 40,000 to 50,000 Colonel James Winterbottom ordered the team to bring down the figure to 20,000 Finally in the printed version it was pushed down further to 16,500 General Harkins ordered the estimates of the casualty figures for the Viet Cong be inflated by 30% and the casualty figures for the South Vietnamese Government be artificially reduced by 30% Senator Mike Mansfieldâ€™s report to the president in 1962 recommending American withdrawal from Vietnam Kennedy told Mansfield he wanted to proceed with a complete military withdrawal from Vietnam But he told Mansfield he couldnâ€™t do a complete withdrawal until he was re-elected in 1964 Foreign Relations of the United States, 1961â€“1963, Volume IV, Vietnam, Augustâ€“December 1963 Download this Ebook in EPUB or MOBI format President Kennedy informed General Taylor in the fall of 1963 of the plan to withdraw 1000 US personnel in December 1963 Three days before Kennedy was killed,
Public finance management systems are a means of delivering development outcomes through a governance system, so assuring that fund disbursements are impactful is crucial. The inability of current systems to accurately measure and track key indicators creates operational challenges and overcoming them is critical in facilitating effectual public good. Representatives from USAID and EY join OMFIF to discuss some of the challenges unfolding in aid projects and how they can be resolved.
The global development domain currently faces huge challenges. Apart from trying to stimulate economic growth and ensuring a fair distribution of the benefits of that growth, national governments and their international partners must also tackle complex conflicts, provide humanitarian assistance, and not least address the harmful impacts of climate disruption. What then should the role of external actors be? How can good intentions be best mobilized into effective actions on the ground?Håvard Mokleiv Nygård is a Deputy Director-General of the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, Norad, where he directs the Department of Knowledge. Until a few years ago, he was Research Director at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), where his research focused on armed conflict and political violence, peace building, and patterns of democratic development. Twitter: @havardmnResources:Joint statement by donors on locally led development (December 2022)Norwegian aid statistics (Norad.no)Key highlights Introduction - 00:49Foreign aid vs. development cooperation - 04:52Locally led development - 13:10The aid effectiveness debate - 24:15What works in global development and how to measure success - 43:49Bridging the gap between research and policy and the future of aid - 52:45Host:Professor Dan Banik, University of Oslo, Twitter: @danbanik @GlobalDevPodApple Google Spotify YouTubehttps://in-pursuit-of-development.simplecast.com/
Learn how behavioral designers are tackling the most complex health challenges on the planet. As a founder and lead strategist at Common Thread, Sherine Guirguis turns data into powerful narratives. She brings over two decades of experience leading large-scale behaviour change strategies to tackle public health crises. She's helped rid the world of polio, mitigate COVID-19, end West Africa's Ebola outbreak, and respond to the Indian Ocean Tsunami. She spent 15 years working senior behaviour change positions at UNICEF and is widely published in public health and social and behaviour change. Sherine holds a MS in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and a MA in International Development and Economics from Johns Hopkins University. She's a guest lecturer at NYU's School of Global Public Health and participates in numerous Technical Advisory Groups, including the Global Polio Eradication Initiative, PATH and the Taskforce for Global Health. Sherine lives in Barbados and loves riding horses, diving, and design in all its forms. As a founder and lead storyteller at Common Thread, Michael Coleman ensures that people weigh in on decisions that impact and depict their lives. Through senior communications posts with UN agencies in Angola, Pakistan, and Viet Nam, and experience in social development, documentary production and international journalism, Mike has gained invaluable experience crafting people-centred narratives. Through his work in polio eradication and responding to violence against health workers in Pakistan, he learned the importance of human-centred design. Mike holds a MA in Political Communications from Goldsmiths at the University of London. He is part of a USAID and Gates initiated Community of Practice called Design for Health. He has lectured at NYU's School of Global Public Health and served as a lead trainer for the US Center for Disease Control's STOP Polio Programme. Mike is based in Ireland, where he spends his days biking, camping, and coaching his girls' soccer team. Episode mentions and links: Poland: Not settling for less than home Zambia and Kenya: Sprinting towards a stronger workforce Global: Tracking vaccination the fun way Restaurants Sherine and Mike would take you to: Local