Marieke Hopman is PhD researcher at Maastricht University in children's rights. After doing research on children's rights to education in the Central African Republic (CAR) during 2016-2017, a study that included three months of fieldwork, she returned to the CAR in November 2017 to share the results of her research. Marieke explains how she experienced the quite unusual step for many researchers of sharing research results back in the field.
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Education, Human Rights in Afghanistan
BY LAURYN OATES
@ VOL 28
ON JUN 13, 2013
Lauryn Oates has been working to improve the lives of children and women in Afghanistan through the power of education. Though threats against her and her colleagues lives have been made on numerous occasions, she speaks firmly on the ideals of human rights.
"Presentation of the Day" on January 10, 2014.
Storytime in the People's Republic
BY JON JABLONSKI
@ VOL 13
ON FEB 25, 2015
By day, Jon Jablonski runs the UCSB Library's Map & Imagery Laboratory. By night, he is one of six founders of ReadingEverywhere.org, which is dedicated to instilling an early love of reading in Chinese children by providing expert advice to the private children's library community in China. Reading Everywhere is currently organizing, and accepting donations(!), to present training workshops at this November's Shanghai International Children's Book Fair.
Why People Are Sharing Stuff Online and Why You Should Too?
BY SU BUTCHER
@ DESIGN FRINGE POWERED BY PECHAKUCHA
ON MAR 03, 2015
Sharing is publishing and people publish because they have something to say, they want conversations, and they want to be remarkable and finally memorable explains Su Butcher. "We are all online and we are listening to you!"
Introducing The Kentucky African American Encyclopedia
BY NANCY RICHEY
@ VOL 6
ON OCT 20, 2015
The story of African Americans in Kentucky is as diverse and vibrant as the state's general history. Nancy Richey highlights notable local African Americans who were "firsts" in their locales or fought for civil rights.
Breaking Silos, Nudging Communities: the SITE4Society adventure
BY SHYAMA RAMANI
@ VOL 36
ON JUN 19, 2018
Shyama Ramani is Professorial Fellow at the research institute United Nations University-MERIT in Maastricht. Her research focuses on the relationships between technology, innovation and their governance for inclusive development. She is also the founder of two non-profit research units ‘Association Un Ami’ and ‘Friend in Need Trust’, in France and India.
Shyama experiences three kinds of knowledge divides today: that between students and scholars in good institutions and the not-so-good ones, that between academics and society and that between truth and fabricated truth.
In her PechaKucha presentation she shows how academics can contribute to societal welfare just through sharing the results of their research in an understandable way.
RTFM and Other Knowledge Sharing Technologies
BY ADAM STEINERT
@ VOL 27
ON AUG 22, 2018
Sharing information can be a challenge. Making the best knowledge available to the right people in your organization takes time and effort. The pace of change, the time it takes to write and maintain good documentation and our busy schedules all present roadblocks to effectively produce and disseminate information. How can we employ new tools to keep up in an age where information and data flow and change faster every day.
Making a Difference
BY JANINE REID
@ VOL 22
ON MAR 02, 2019
Janine speaks about coming out of university in 1968 believing she was supposed to make a difference in the world. She taught in rural BC in a two-room school. Then as a CUSO cooperant in rural Jamaica, and she returned to Vancouver to teach for 30 years. Upon retirement she joined the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign in support of African grandmothers caring for children orphaned by AIDS. Janine spoke about the heroic work of African grandmothers and how the funds raised by the Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign are used to rebuild communities and restore hope to those devastated by AIDS. Her central theme is each of us can take action and work together to make a difference in the world.