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Kyle Wiebe on the summit of Mount Kenya

Kyle Wiebe: Addressing the unaddressed

Without an officially recognized address, how can people access services like water and sanitation from government? 

That's the question that brought Kyle Wiebe ('14) to Nairobi, Kenya this past year, where he has been working with UN-Habitat, a United Nations programme that aims to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all.

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Khao San Road, Bangkok, Thailand

Buddhist temples, elephants, green curry, tuk tuks, lantern festivals!

For three weeks in late fall of 2017, I traveled to Cambodia and Thailand to research and develop relationships with possible practicum organizations and to learn more about Southeast Asia in the context of student placements. The decision to travel to the region was a follow-up to a student survey that was initiated because more of our IDS and CRS students were choosing to complete their practicum locally rather than internationally and we wanted to learn more about how and why students were making practicum decisions.

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Photo by Oladimeji Odunsi

CRS and IDS influencers from the African diaspora

February has almost flown by, but we didn't want to let it slip away without marking Black History Month!

This year, we want to highlight influential people from the African diaspora who are working in International Development and Conflict Resolution—experts our professors reference regularly in their classes.

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Emmanuel Allieu at Radio Gurune in Bolgatanga, Ghana.

Lessons from Community Radio in Ghana (video)


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Video: Learning From the Field | Public Lecture with Jane Rabinowicz

MSC welcomed Jane Rabinowicz, Executive Director of USC Canada, in a public lecture entitled, "Learning from the field: Farmer-led solutions for food sovereignty, climate resilience and sustainability of small scale agriculture."

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