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  • Danielle 9:18 pm on November 10, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Africa, , , confirmation, , ,   

    Total Career Confirmation 

    So, today I had the opportunity to interview of one my colleagues who has recently returned from a trip to Liberia where she helped to implement a two-day workshop to train local leaders on how to best report data to our organization. See, our organization (Fund for Peace), aims to prevent conflict, so it is vital that we have an ongoing and accurate stream of info to do so. What I found out is that, for lack of a better phrase, you don’t know what you don’t know.

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  • Danielle 6:45 pm on October 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Africa, , elections, free and fair elections, polling practices, Sudan, , voter intimidation, voting   

    Where Theory Meets Reality 

    Currently, I am enrolled in Development Management, a graduate course in the MPA program where our final project is to design a detailed proposal for an education system in Southern Sudan. Although we have been doing a lot of research, reading and listening to guest speakers, the entire concept of implementation still seemed so foreign to me. I was having great difficulty understanding the fact that even today, many millions of people still face civil war, violence and uncertainty on a daily basis.

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  • Danielle 4:33 pm on October 6, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Africa, change, , phone calls,   

    Water, Water Everywhere… 

    My first few weeks of my internship started off like any other would: timing the commute, office introductions, familiarizing myself with the technology and stocking up on office supplies… but this week was drastically different. In a great way. .

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  • Anna Casey 6:10 pm on May 23, 2010 Permalink | Reply
    Tags: Africa, , civic action, , , gbarnga, gender, , , , , , war, West Africa   

    Getting ready to embark… 

    Hey all,

    As I’m preparing to leave on Tuesday to begin my epic adventure in Liberia, I thought that I would take a minute to introduce myself. My name is Anna Casey and I just finished my first year within American University’s MAID program (Master of Arts in International Development), which is part of AU’s School of International Service. Specifically, my concentration within the program focuses on Conflict, Peacebuilding & Development. I am interested in working on issues facing post-conflict settings in Sub-Saharan Africa including: refugees, youth in conflict, peacebuilding and reconciliation, community health and development, and gender relations.  (More …)

    • Megan Yaner 5:33 pm on May 24, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      So exciting! WIll def enjoy reading about your experiences.

    • Lainie 2:13 am on May 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      So wonderful! Can’t wait — safe travels love!

    • Scott Wood 9:34 pm on May 25, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I wish you all the best, Anna. Your work-to-be is very admirable. Stay positive over there!

    • David Casey 12:22 pm on May 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I am enormously proud of you, Anna. Get after it!

      Love, Dad

    • Ally K 2:58 pm on May 26, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      work on that website if you get a chance 🙂 and post pictures!

      wish i could fit in your suitcase!

    • anne maher 4:49 pm on May 27, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      am waiting eagerly for Anna to surface!

    • Sally 2:44 pm on May 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      miss you! xoxo

    • Cara 8:44 pm on June 1, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      Hi Hun!!!

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