Dispatches

New building of the National Assembly building, Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Dispatch from the United Nations Development Programme in Cambodia: Misha Goforth’s third blog from the virtual field

Photo credit: Sorn Seang Heng/flickr By Misha Goforth, MIPP I’ve been working with UNDP Cambodia for about 3 months now and it’s hard to believe I am halfway through my posting already. So, as I write my final blog for the dispatch series, I want to talk a bit more broadly about development work and …

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Three people wearing UNICEF vests looking at apartment dwellings

Dispatch from UN Habitat in Kenya: Harry Deng’s third blog from the virtual field

Photo credit: UN-Habitat Lebanon By Harry Deng, MAGG Not much has changed since my last blog post. I am still working on the Human Rights and Social Inclusion (HRSI) Unit’s strategic plan, as part of the unit’s resource mobilization strategy, and I am still working on the Youth 2030 Cities project. Regarding the HRSI strategic …

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Map of the world with graphics showing the growth of the population living in cities

Dispatch from UN-Habitat in Kenya: Andrew Horne’s second blog from the virtual field

Photo credit: UN-Habitat By Andrew Horne, MIPP In today’s blog, I will briefly look at some of the work UN-Habitat is doing in relation to both the Covid-19 Pandemic and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Specifically, I will be looking at SDG 11 – Make Cities inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable, and I will be …

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Man speaking at a podium with an audience in front of him.

Dispatch from UN Habitat in Kenya: Harry Deng’s second blog from the virtual field

Photo credit: UN-Habitat By Harry Deng, MAGG Since my first blog, there have been quite a few changes to my role within the Human Rights and Social Inclusion Unit of UN-Habitat. While I am still part of the Resource Mobilization team, the Climate Changemakers workstream has been put on pause without a timeline for resumption …

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Water from a flood with the roofs of houses showing. Houses on higher land and tree covered hills in the background

Dispatch from the United Nations Development Programme in Viet Nam: Joanna Hausen’s second blog from the virtual field

Photo credit: Baochinhphu.vn By Joanna Hausen, MIPP There are inevitable risks facing countries due to climate change, and some risks will continue impacting communities despite preventative and mitigative measures or future improvements in policy and technology. Viet Nam is forecasted to face some of the most increased coastal risks in the world and a significant …

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Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh delivers his remarks at the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties (COP26)

Dispatch from the UN Development Programme in Viet Nam: Kestrel DeMarco’s second blog from the virtual field

Photo credit: VNA By Kestrel DeMarco, MAGG In the last couple of months working for the Climate Change and Environment (CCE) unit of UNDP Viet Nam on the “Coastal Resilience Project,” I’ve been assigned a diversity of exciting tasks related to Viet Nam’s national climate change strategy, nature-based solutions, risk databases, and risk-informed development. Along …

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Map of Cambodia showing rivers and major Cities

Dispatch from the United Nations Development Programme in Cambodia: Misha Goforth’s second blog from the virtual field

Photo credit: CDC By Misha Goforth, MIPP Working with the results-based management unit of UNDP Cambodia for the last few months has been a great learning experience and has allowed me to stretch my skills in data management, coordination and analysis. In my last blog, I focused on the importance of results-based management in monitoring …

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West Lake, Tây Hồ, Hanoi, Vietnam buildings overlookign a lake

Dispatch from the United Nations Development Programme in Viet Nam: Joanna Hausen’s first blog from the virtual field

Photo credit: Hieu Tran/Unsplash By Joanna Hausen, MIPP Hello from Kitchener, Ontario! A far throw from Hanoi, Vietnam, where the team I will be working with over the next months is based. Working remotely as a Junior Professional Consultant in climate policy and programme support with the United Nations Development Programme in Vietnam seems a …

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Multi coloured houses built into a hill

Dispatch from UN Habitat in Kenya: Harry Deng’s first blog from the virtual field

Photo credit: UN-Habitat By Harry Deng, MAGG student As I write this first blog, I am sitting at my desk – an extra desk – in an office in one of those co-working spaces some old co-workers have rented out, and generously agreed to let me use it at no cost to myself. There is …

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People sitting around a long table with microphones. Map of part of Vietnam is behind the person at the end of the table

Dispatch from the UN Development Programme in Viet Nam: Kestrel DeMarco’s first blog from the virtual field

Photo credit: UNDP Viet Nam By Kestrel DeMarco, MAGG A few months ago, I opened my inbox to see the most exciting email of 2021 (so far). I found out I’d be spending six months working as a Junior Professional Consultant for the Climate Change and Environment Unit of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) …

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