News and Events
After one week of lockdown in Nepal, Sharecast took the initiative to launch a nationwide survey in order to understand citizens’ knowledge, attitude, and practices (KAP) regarding COVID-19. The findings are being used by frontline responders, and to design messages and choose channels for advocacy-related work.
The COVID-19 outbreak coincided with three critical situations in Cameroon: an ongoing internal war, the rumoured death of the president, and a questionable reconstruction program for homeless war victims whereas the military and armed groups are still fighting. Having faced six consecutive years of intense political crises and now adding a health crisis, I am concerned about Cameroon’s emergency management strategy.
As a national women’s rights network, NETRIGHT has issued two statements calling on the government to ensure COVID-19 interventions are responsive to the needs of the poor, including homeless women and the vulnerable in society. Also, NETRIGHT mobilised funds among women groups which has been donated to the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection (MoGCSP) in Ghana to support its efforts in reaching out to vulnerable and homeless women and children.
Generally, in Ethiopia the side effects of COVID-19 have been more serious than the health-related challenges caused by the virus itself. This encompasses political, economic, socio-cultural, and psycho-social harms as well as legal disruptions caused by the virus.
In Mombasa, Kenya, organizations have decided to work together to address various children’s issues in the advent of COVID-19. The Mombasa County Child Rights Network (MCRN) is composed of organizations working for and with children. As a network we are focusing on child protection as a major governance issue, and are enabling children to participate, speak out, and create messages on COVID-19 to the world.
The Community Self-Reliance Centre (CSRC) has been facilitating land and agrarian issues in Nepal and working with landless and smallholder peasants since 1994. CSRC published an article on the effects of COVID-19 on agriculture and on landless and smallholder groups.
Webinar Series: A Kitchen Table Dialogue on the Future of Work and Workers
Coady Institute and the Centre for Employment Innovation are reviving the tradition of Kitchen Table meetings through a series of online discussions on the Future of Work and Workers so that we may collectively learn from each other.
The Impact of Technology on the Non-Profit Sector
September 15, 9:00AM (ADT*)
Atlantic Daylight Time (Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada) – don’t forget to check your local time zone!
Continuous advancements in technologies such as machine learning, deep learning, and block chain, as well as the innovation and creativity in how these technologies can be applied to address different challenges, provide non-profit workers around the world with new tools and capabilities to help address the multi-faceted and complex social, economic, and environmental challenges they face.
Local Women’s Voices for Peace: A Community Leadership E-Conference
September 21 to 24, 2020 – In partnership with local women leaders working in the areas of women’s rights, peace, and security around the globe, Coady Institute is pleased to announce the community leadership e-conference, “Local Women’s Voices for Peace”.
Growing Social Justice at X: Reimagining the Coady Chair in Social Justice
The Coady Chair in Social Justice (CCSJ) is a program aimed at engaging StFX University, Coady and local communities in issues of social justice. The CCSJ Committee has been stepping back to reimagine together what could be, asking – how can the CCSJ best support social justice? Join us for one of these upcoming Zoom sessions to share your thoughts!
September 14, 7PM – Growing Social Justice at X : Mi’kmaq Circle
September 19, 1PM – Growing Social Justice at X : African Nova Scotian Circle
If you can’t join, but want to share your thoughts, please fill out the survey here or get in touch for a conversation.