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South Sudan in Focus airs at 7:30 pm in Juba (1630 UTC) and can be heard on FM stations throughout South Sudan, on shortwave, and on VOA’s 24-hour channel in Nairobi at 8:30 pm. The program is hosted by John Tanza in Washington D.C., and a network of reporters around South Sudan and in Washington produce the stories that are heard on South Sudan in Focus. Contact Us Email: sudanproject@voanews.com Telephone: To leave a message for the program staff, call +1.202.205.9942. After you hear the V ...
 
The Lual Mayen Podcast is an informal conversation between host Lual Mayen, a former refugee and video game developer from South Sudan, and guests who have inspired him over the years. Lual will be speaking with these guests to get their insight on what got them to where they are, who helped them along the way, and who/what inspired and drove them to where they are. These guests will range from authors and comedians, to sports figures and artists. It is a podcast that hopes to give a deeper ...
 
Want to hear some extraordinary stories of resilience and humanity? Tired of political debates that ignore the lived experiences of refugees? Tune in to Seeking Refuge for the human stories of refugees and those working to protect them. Seeking Refuge was started by a group of students at the University of South Carolina who want to depoliticize the narrative around the refugee crisis. We focus on bringing you stories from refugees themselves and those on the frontlines of the crisis, giving ...
 
The Rift Valley Institute is a non-profit research and training organization working with communities and institutions in Eastern and Central Africa. RVI programmes connect local knowledge to global information systems, aiming to modify development practice. They include field-based social research, support for indigenous educational institutions, in-country training courses and a digital library. www.riftvalley.net
 
Sawa Shabab (Youth Together) is a peacebuilding radio drama series for the youth of South Sudan. Sawa Shabab is a bold new peacebuilding radio drama series for South Sudanese youth. The drama series follows the daily lives of four young South Sudanese: Rose, Taban, Winnie and Richard, four very different characters facing common issues: tribalism, poverty, gender inequity, and insecurity but also issues that affect youth all over the world: school, work, friendships, family, love and future ...
 
From revolution in Sudan, to Al Shabaab’s increasing regional reach and Ethiopia’s burgeoning political transformation, the Horn of Africa is in turmoil. The Horn, a new podcast series from the International Crisis Group, helps make sense of it all. Host Alan Boswell and guests explore what lies behind the headlines as they discuss ways to help bring peace and stability to the region.With special thanks to our host, Alan Boswell (https://twitter.com/alanboswell), and our producer Maeve Franc ...
 
In Great.com Talks With... we aim to break down the world’s most pressing problems in a way that is interesting, exciting, and easy to understand. Our podcast hosts, Emil Ekvardt and Spirit Rosenberg, talk with organizations and experts dedicated to doing good in the world. Together, they shed light on some incredible work being done globally.
 
AviaDev Insight is the first podcast dedicated to the African aviation industry. We bring prominent industry voices to the table to establish the "ground truth" in an informal and candid fashion. The podcast was created by Jon Howell, Founder and Managing Director of AviaDev Africa, Africa's premier event dedicated to developing air connectivity to, from and within the African continent
 
Anywhere but Home is a six-episode audio drama based on true stories of incredible journeys. From South Sudan where a sick baby is found hidden under a pile of leaves, to a town in Syria, where an old woman sets out on a epic journey to bring her grandchildren to safety. Anywhere but Home brings you inspiring stories of courage, resilience and hope. Anywhere but Home is brought to you by Save the Children. To meet the people whose journeys inspired these stories go to: www.savethechildren.ne ...
 
The International Risk Podcast discusses the most interesting international security and risk trends from around the world. Each week, our host Dominic Bowen will speak with contemporary and interesting risk specialists from different countries. Whether you are a Board Member, CEO, or senior manager looking to ensure your international risk exposure is better manager, or a risk and compliance manager, or a security specialist deployed overseas, this podcast will be interesting, informative, ...
 
Free to Think features conversation with interesting, thoughtful, and inspiring individuals whose research, teaching, or expression falls at the always sensitive intersection of power and ideas. We'll be speaking with those who have the courage to seek truth and speak truth, often at great risk, as well as with those who support them and share their stories. Free to Think is a podcast presented by Scholars at Risk, where we celebrate people with the courage to think, question, and share idea ...
 
The Peace & Conflict podcast is brought to you by Mike Brand & Claude Gatebuke, two close friends and "brothers" who are passionate about genocide and atrocities prevention. Join us for a weekly conversation about pressing human rights, justice, peace, atrocities prevention, and activism issues. *The views expressed are our own.*
 
dif·fu·sion: the spreading of something more widely Diffusion is the podcast of Carnegie Corporation of New York, the first grantmaking foundation in the United States established by Andrew Carnegie in 1911. Our mission? To promote the advancement and diffusion of knowledge and understanding around issues of peace, education and democracy. Hosted by Michael Moran, Visiting Media Fellow, Carnegie Corporation of New York, Sarwar Kashmeri, Professor at Norwich University, and Gail Ablow, Visiti ...
 
At the Institute for Ecological Civilization we are working internationally to support systemic approaches to long-term sustainability by developing collaborations among government, business, and religious leaders and among scholars, activists, and policy makers. This podcast provides a glimpse into the kinds of projects and conversations that we regularly take part in. If you enjoy this podcast, you can help support the work that we are doing at EcoCiv by making a donation at ecociv.org. Mu ...
 
World of Wonder is a podcast for kids about the diversity of cultures around the world. In each episode your hosts Helen, Ethan, and their dad, Joe, will introduce you to their friends from around the globe who will share stories about their own cultures and what we can all learn from them. So, grab your passports and join us!
 
DFID, the Department for International Development, is the part of the UK Government that manages Britain’s aid to poor countries. We work with charities, international organisations and the governments of poor countries to find lasting solutions to the global problem of poverty.On Soundcloud you can hear the opinions of respected voices from across the international development field - on a wide range of subjects from climate change to health and education, from economic growth and trade to ...
 
Today 1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty. Tonight 900 million will go to bed hungry. Yet our world has never been richer. Christian Aid believes that poverty can and must be ended. Listen to regular podcasts from the Communications Team at Christian Aid as we meet the people and see the work that is transforming the lives of poor people in more than 60 countries around the world. To find out more, visit www.christianaid.org.uk (http://www.christianaid.org.uk) or follow us on Twitter ...
 
The objective of the show is discuss the narrative of Africa: what it currently is, who shapes it, how it impacts the continent’s development and what can be done to ensure Africans own their own storytelling tools and platforms. Educational Outcome: A deeper understanding of the implications of Africa’s reputation on African lives. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/talking-to-africa/support
 
Bill Gates once said that he hoped 'we can stop discussing whether aid works, and spend more time talking about how it can work better.' Here at Aid Works, we couldn't agree more. Every time we work with a client, we ask them if we can make a bitesized podcast about the project, pro-bono, which can be shared with the general public. This way, the lessons learned can be shared and used by international development professionals, donors, beneficiaries and other interested stakeholders. We also ...
 
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It is estimated that more than half of South Sudan’s population has no regular access to clean water or sanitation. Without this fundamental provision, overcoming poverty’s many other hurdles becomes an insurmountable challenge. Water for South Sudan connects the people of South Sudan to a reliable and sustainable water and sanitation system. Find …
 
The new head of the UN’s peacekeeping mission in South Sudan, Nicholas Haysom, says they will support the country in its continued transition, but that the political class need to step up. He spoke to us in an exclusive interview. We meet women around the world whose employment prospects have been hampered by the global pandemic. And a debate about…
 
In this episode, we catch up with the CEO of NavPass, Tom Perkins, who joined us back in episode 124 to outline the solution. Since then, NavPass have begun operations in the African market, supporting South Sudan with improving airspace safety and the collection of air navigation fees. We explore how they have delivered the solution, how the techn…
 
Partnerships between international organizations and local actors are key for the delivery of principled humanitarian aid. While progress has been made through the Principles of Partnership, much more is needed to implement these principles. This is particularly true for applying the humanitarian principles in conflict contexts – the delivery of pr…
 
Today we are joined by Maik Schwarz. Maik grew up in Somalia at the end of the 1980s and has since worked in all kinds of complex and volatile environments. He served two tours of duty in Afghanistan with the Germany military and in 2007 he transitioned to the development sector and stayed in Afghanistan as a Risk Management Advisor for five more y…
 
Joe Mantegna is the head coach at Blair Academy where he has been since 1999. Coach Mantegna has coached five NBA players and works with USA Basketball and the South Sudan National Team. In this podcast we discuss his background, the characteristics that his eventual NBA players shared, changes he would make to the NCAA, and hearing from the actor …
 
In this week’s 15-minute podcast, we enter the murky world of so-called intelligent drone strike technology and concerns about their proliferation in an interview with the UN Institute for Disarmament Research. Also, an alert over Africa’s third COVID wave, a new UN report likening drought to a new pandemic and a warning over the plight of millions…
 
The first post-independence leader of Zambia, former president Kenneth Kaunda, has died aged 97; South Africa announces new restrictions as it tackles the third wave of Covid-19 infections. Also, following days of speculation, a video attributed to insurgent group Boko Haram confirms the death of leader Abubakar Shekau. And how an innovative scient…
 
This special podcast is the recording of the panel session at AviaDev Africa entitled, "Harnessing the power of technology to improve profitability across the value chain." Technology only moves in one direction. Constant progress through continuous improvement and innovation. The Covid pandemic has provided an opportunity for the entire aviation i…
 
Less than three percent of people with developmental disabilities will find full time employment. The Pujols Family Foundation helps improve Down’s Syndrome children’s quality of life, providing them with opportunities for meaningful social interaction and stimulation. Additionally, the organization looks after Haitian communities living in poverty…
 
Ethiopia is gearing up for a general election on Monday after postponements due to the coronavirus pandemic and logistical challenges. Patience Atuhaire reports on the second wave of Covid-19 being experienced in Uganda, with daily figures the highest since the pandemic began.Plus the Ghanaian student in the United States, Verda Tetteh, who’s been …
 
Ethiopia is set to hold delayed elections on 21 June, a milestone that – before the ongoing war in the Tigray region – many observers believed would be a litmus test for the transition under Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Violent flare-ups in various parts of the country, a poll boycott by some opposition groups and postponed votes in several locations…
 
The unprecedented rise in people requiring humanitarian assistance will continue unless countries collaborate better to combat conflict, climate change and disease, including COVID-19. That’s the firm belief of the UN’s top aid official, Mark Lowcock, who leaves this week after four years heading its Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affa…
 
When Lieutenant Colonel Ján Hric took command of what’s known as Sector 4 in the UN Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus, UNFICYP, he realized that he had “big boots to fill”. He quickly learned that there were multiple layers involved in carrying out peacekeeping work in such a “broad international environment”.…
 
Each year in the US, around 700,000 children experience abuse and neglect. This kind of trauma is carried throughout life and affects development adversely. Providence House shelters children, removing them from crisis situations where they can be abused or neglected. Find out how you can help give these kids a respite from these high risk environm…
 
The outgoing ICC prosecutor, Fatou Bensouda, has denied allegations that the court was biased against Africans in its pursuit of international justice. She said such allegations are a form of propaganda without any basis or justification At least ten people have been killed in a suicide bomb attack in the Somalia capital, Mogadishu Plus, the mother…
 
Adam Finkelstein is the founder of the New England Recruiting Report as well as a national high school scout for ESPN. Adam has experience coaching at the D3 (Western Connecticut State), D1 (University of Hartford), and prep school (Choate Rosemary Hall) levels. In 2012 I reached out with questions to Adam about the prep school world and he was kin…
 
Over 40 percent of Americans are obese. This is largely the fault of the country’s food culture; the government subsidizes a lot of carbohydrates, whereas fresh fruit and vegetables are much harder to buy at a reasonable price. Eastern Market brings fresh food, a vibrant atmosphere and a market culture to Detroit, Michigan. Find out how you can hel…
 
Algeria voted on Saturday in a parliamentary election, but it seems many heeded boycott calls as turnout is expected to be the lowest in twenty years. Plus South Africa's President Ramaphosa on how the pandemic is devastating his nation and why he and other African leaders can welcome the vaccines pledges by G7 leaders.And we hear from Rawan Dakik,…
 
This episode was recorded on Wednesday 9th June 2021 at the AviaDev Africa online conference. Air travelers do not fly to an airport. They fly to a destination. In 2018, 57% of tourists arrived at their destination by air. So why are tourism authorities not more involved in the process of attracting airlines, often leaving it to the airport authori…
 
Indigenous peoples have history. Though this fact might not pervade the collective imaginary in different countries, recognizing it is crucial for understanding the social processes that have shaped the current struggles indigenous peoples face in South America. In this direction, the sub-field that has contributed the most is ethnohistory, through…
 
Today we have invited a previous guest back for a follow up conversation. We had so many people contact us asking to hear more from this guest, so we have invited her back. Dana Motley is the founder of Motley Matrix Business Solutions. Her company provides business intelligence, cyber investigations, and social media analysis. She brings 12 years’…
 
Every year, over 15,000 kids are diagnosed with cancer in the USA. The focus of any family affected by cancer should be spending time caring for their sick child. No one should have to worry about making ends meet. Pinky Swear offers emotional and financial support to the families of children diagnosed with cancer. Find out how one child’s spontane…
 
In this wide-ranging panel session, we ask the tough question "Just what is the role of a National Airline?" Should it be seen as a Commercial enterprise or strategic economic enabler? Is it possible that it can be both? After 74 years of operation, Air Namibia was formally liquidated in March 2021. In this session, we explore what has happened to …
 
Being disabled often comes with the stigma of not being able to do things, and sports is one of the first things most people would think about. National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is an organization that aims to dispel that stereotype and make sports more inclusive and accessible for differently-abled individuals. Find out how you can he…
 
In an interview with FRANCE 24, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis played down tensions with neighbouring Turkey ahead of a meeting with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at next week's NATO summit. Asked about the issue of migrant arrivals, he said "it is our job to defend our borders". Finally, the Greek leader encouraged tourists to …
 
In an interview with FRANCE 24 ahead of next week's NATO summit, Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg discussed the worsening security situation in Africa's Sahel region, as well as NATO's withdrawal from Afghanistan. He also welcomed the Biden administration's commitment to the Alliance after the turbulent Trump years.…
 
Dengue fever cases are cut by 77 per cent after scientists experiment with introducing Wolbachia bacteria in the eggs of the mosquitoes that cause the disease; After eight years, France announced its military campaign in the Sahel. We look at its legacy and what's next. Also, what impact has Covid-19 had on maternal health services?. And the wealth…
 
Free to Think talks with Aziz Royesh, a leading advocate for primary and secondary education in Afghanistan and the founder of the Marefat High School in Kabul, which currently serves more than 3100 Afghan students, about half of whom are girls. Royesh is a former fellow at the US National Endowment for Democracy and Yale University, and a 2014 fin…
 
Risk management practices are playing an increasingly important role in partner selection and engagement when NGOs receive funding from UN agencies or government donors. On June 10, ICVA and PHAP organized a webinar, as part of the Learning Series on Risk Management in Practice, where we examined the role of risk management in good funding partners…
 
The home of Hollywood and Silicon Valley’s megacorporations, California has long been a place where the wealthiest and most successful Americans congregate. But it also has one of the largest wealth disparities of anywhere in the world. Western Center on Law & Poverty advocates for Californian families struggling below the poverty line. Find out ho…
 
In this week’s UN Catch-Up, we’re getting in touch with the natural world – a photo contest showing what animals make of COVID lockdowns…Plus, the week’s top news stories from UN News, including likely famine in Ethiopia’s Tigray and alarming coronavirus vaccine shortfalls in nearly all African nations. I’m your host in Geneva, Daniel Johnson, and …
 
The Cabo Delgado region of Mozambique has been plagued by insecurity since 2017, but this year has seen “multiple crises” impact the population there, after militant extremists overran the area around Pemba, killing dozens and displacing a third of the population. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is one of the UN agencies providing relief on the gro…
 
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