A new distance learning MA in Refugee Protection and Forced Migration Studies is being launched this summer by the University of London to start in October 2014. We spoke to one of the Programme Directors, Dr David James Cantor. Applications are open now.
Definitely more the 'politics' end of this blog rather than the 'International Development' end but thanks to Fiona Richardson from King's College London for letting us know of these positions with NATO. Incidentally our Careers Tagged service - flags up some other NATO opportunities here https://www.careerstagged.co.uk/resources/nato/all/popular/1 Please note though that careerstagged is behind a 'firewall' now so you may not be able to access it.) Anyway this is the post from Fiona
We recently introduced you to Otra Cosa, a UK NGO that is active in Peru. A returning volunteer Tal Gurevich has written about her experiences which underline how both volunteers and communities in the developing world can gain from such programmes. Here is Tal's blog post
The UK is much less prominent in south America than in other key parts of the developing world such as Africa and India. I was pleased then to be able to make contact with the Otra Cosa Network – http://www.otracosa.org/ a UK registered charity that brings together a number of community based organisations in the north of Peru. I spoke to Juany Murphy, the programme’s international officer, about their work and the opportunities – both volunteering and internships - they offer for people wanting to get some international development experience.
I recently met with Amy Pettipher from Generation, a new venture founded by Vanilla in partnership with MondoChallenge Foundation. Careers staff and students may know Vanilla because one of their other ventures, Charityworks, provides a graduate training programme for the non-profit sector.
Faradh Maharoof, a student from Queen Mary, University of London has written for us about his preparations before departing on a three month internship in Malindi, Kenya. Faradh's piece really gets across his enthusiasm and resourcefulness and underlines how this kind of project can make a real difference to everyone involved - including the volunteers. We hope we can persuad Faradh to send us an update from Kenya. Until then read his post and get some inspiration and information.