Yesterday during class, we discussed intersectionality within the context of international development, specifically in regards to the identities of individuals or groups of people and its implication on policy making.
During the previous weeks in class we have been focusing on technology and development, specially honing in on the Internet Governance Forum and accessibility to technology. This morning I attended the 13th annual Internet Governance Forum hosted in Paris, France – virtually. Continue reading
Throughout this entire semester we have been learning about the benefits of Global Strategic Frameworks, specifically in regards to how these strategic frameworks function when working towards global common goals such as the 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). This section of the class takes a critical lens towards the MDGs as an opportunity in order to improve the SDGs. Continue reading
Today in class we discussed Information and Communication Technology (ICTs) and its implication in regards to its increasing role in global governance as well as the disparities of technological access between the Global North and Global South.
During the seventh session of our class we discussed Inclusive Education in regards to people with disabilities. The class discussion touched upon the United Nations Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (UNCRPD), Model Policy for Inclusive Education for Persons with Disabilities, as well as the importance of an inclusive education. Continue reading
Today we discussed Disaster risk management and risk reduction, specifically touching upon the Sendi Framework, the 2017 Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Dhaka conference on Disability and Disaster. Continue reading
Last week, we discussed the World Urban Forum (WUF). The World Economic Forum was a conference established in 2001 in order to examine the rapid rate of urbanization throughout the world, and its impact on global communities, on national, subnational and local levels. Continue reading