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With women’s employment mostly at the bottom of the supply chain and informal sectors characterized by precariousness and lower wages, the COVID-19 pandemic is not gender-neutral. It, therefore, demands gender-sensitive responses and interventions by various actors.
Graduating students from Bishop’s University will now be eligible for the community leadership program along with those from the original four partner universities. The fellowship includes up to $40,000 in community project support.
Humans are hard-wired to focus on threats and problems. It’s an evolutionary survival mechanism that has served us well for thousands of years. When faced with a crisis, we usually react in one of three ways – fight, flight, or freeze. When faced with the unprecedented and existential threat of the Covid-19 pandemic, it’s unsurprising that our threat-response mechanisms have gone into overdrive.
An expert in Inclusive Economies has begun sharing experiences of the Global South during the Covid-19 pandemic in a series of essays entitled Stories of Community Resilience and Entrepreneurship. Written by Coady Institute’s Yogesh Ghore, the essays examine innovative solutions being developed by Coady graduates, partners, and others in the Global South. Ghore has worked internationally supporting economic development in South and Southeast Asia, Africa, North America and the Caribbean.
As the world responds to the Covid-19 pandemic, a pressing and immediate issue is the supply of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the front-line health workers who are working to save the lives of others. Facemasks are an essential part of the PPE. The answer is coming from an unusual and unexpected place: poor women, most of whom are living in the rural economy, and probably never heard of such masks before.
The current pandemic has caused significant disruptions in the supply chain of food across the world. The stories of community innovation in times of crisis, as highlighted here present an opportunity to look at the role of citizens in shaping their own development beyond the current crisis.
One People, One Heartbeat: Creating Connections through Art
Join us in celebrating the International Day of Friendship (July 30) through this online art exhibit featuring Coady graduates from around the globe! Themes include friendship, community development, peacebuilding, collective work, and resilience.
View the Art Exhibit
Circle of Abundance – Amplifying Indigenous Women’s Leadership
Join the Circle of Abundance and help us in reaching our $1M fundraising goal. Every $1 donated becomes $2 in this match campaign!
Circle of Abundance – Amplifying Indigenous Women’s Leadership was launched with a generous donation by Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, and a matching contribution by the Jeannine Deveau Education Equity Endowment Fund.
COVID-19 Webinar Series:
Drawing on our Collective Strengths to Promote Civic Leadership in these Extraordinary Times
We are hearing that around the world, Coady graduates and their organizations are finding ways to support their communities to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. For that reason, we are convening a series of community conversations of Coady grads to share ideas and experiences, questions and challenges as to how we can best respond to COVID-19, using an asset-based, community driven approach.
Missed a webinar? Watch them all on our YouTube Channel playlist