When you’re sitting in your UK office on a rainy day, working on a report or spreadsheet, it can be difficult to appreciate the crucial role that you are playing in helping the world’s poorest. How do you help all your staff – from finance to fundraising; IT to HR; programmes to policy – to understand and feel part of your overseas work?
Today is World Health Day, which every year marks the anniversary of the World Health Organization. This year the chosen theme is depression, which is the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide.
As an organisation founded by, and supporting aid workers, we are acutely aware of the stresses involved in responding to humanitarian emergencies. If you are feeling stressed or overwhelmed, you are not alone – and there are resources available to help you. Continue reading
To celebrate International Women’s Day on 8th March, we have asked our clients and partners to share their inspirational stories about women in aid and development. Even though we have first-hand knowledge of the fantastic work these organisations do, we have been bowled over by the positivity and impact of their projects. To read more, select Women from our news menu and be inspired!
Uganda Institution of Professional Engineers (UIPE) was established in 1972 to promote the general advancement of science, technology and the practice of engineering and its applications, and to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas on those subjects amongst the members of the Institution. Continue reading
Women and children are often disproportionately affected when a disaster strikes. Yet they are rarely consulted, let alone involved, in humanitarian response initiatives. The humanitarian sector workforce is traditionally male-dominated, and this is particularly the case in countries such as Bangladesh, where women are discouraged from humanitarian work by cultural norms and expectations and are vastly under-represented in humanitarian leadership positions. Continue reading
Find out about the lifesaving work of the South Sudan Health Pooled Fund in this guest post for International Women’s Day…
Worldwide, more than 300,000 pregnant women and girls die every year due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth. The scale of maternal mortality across the world reflects a situation of inequality and discrimination suffered by women throughout their lifetimes.
From 1990 to 2015, the global maternal mortality ratio declined by 44% – from 385 deaths to 216 deaths per 100,000 live births. Continue reading
Wajir, an arid land in Northern Kenya which is pre-dominantly Muslim-Somali, is reported to have one of the highest numbers of child-brides in the country. Continue reading
We think our Careers in Aid course is the perfect introduction for anyone interested in a career in the sector – but don’t take our word for it…Hannah Edge, one of our course participants, tells is like it is…
I attended the Careers in Aid course in October 2015. As a student with one year of my Masters in international development completed, I thought I had a good idea of what I wanted from the course and from my career. Continue reading
Listen to this short podcast summarising our mid-term review of the Talent Development Project (TDP). The TDP builds the local capacity of national aid workers in countries that are frequently affected by natural disasters and emergencies. Find out:
- How it’s funded and where it’s implemented
- What our review covered
- What has been achieved and what could be improved
Listen to this short podcast summarising our annual review of the DFID Integrated Community Case Management (ICCM) programme in South Sudan. ICCM is a health strategy which utilises a massive network of community workers. Find out:
- What the programme aims to do
- What it’s achieved in the last year
- How to find out more about DFID’s work