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International Development Jobs, Business, News & More

International Development Jobs, Business, News & More
Career Matters Along with the growing trend of localizing aid efforts U.N. agencies and development banks are also trying to localize their efforts by getting more of their staff out of high-rise headquarters in places like New York, Geneva or Washington, D.C. and into the field. If you are currently working in, or considering a career in, an institution that has or plans to have a mobility plan, here are some pros and cons to consider.

Overseas Development Institute (ODI) The ODI Fellowship Scheme has existed since 1967 to provide governments of developing countries with high calibre junior professional economists and statisticians where gaps in local expertise exist; and to provide postgraduate economists and statisticians with practical work experience in a developing country. It is demand-led by developing country governments, who share the costs of employing Fellows with ODI. The Scheme is open to postgraduate economists and statisticians of any nationality and is currently partnered with 24 developing country governments and regional bodies. It awarded 57 Fellowships in 2013 and currently has 105 Fellows in post. To date, it has: worked in over 40 mostly low-income countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific;sent over 1,000 economists to work in developing countries on two-year postings;

How to create customized OS X Mail stationery in Snow Leopard Back in 2007, I wrote a tutorial on how to create your own customized OS X Mail stationery when Leopard was first released. To this day, it’s still one of the most popular articles on this site. I decided it was about time that I took a look at it again to make sure nothing had changed with all the updates to Leopard, and the release of Snow Leopard.

1-to-1 Meetings Facilitate Meaningful Connections with 1-to-1 Meetings Implement a 1-to-1 meetings program at your next event: User conferences offer an unparalleled opportunity for customers, prospects, and industry experts to connect with sales teams, product experts, and executive staff. 1-to-1 meetings ensure attendees leave your event with educational goals achieved and connections established. Designed to ensure top buyers attend events and connect with the right suppliers, hosted buyer programs are outpacing other event types in growth. Appointment matching technology accurately matches participants, while alleviating the event professional's workload. For investor meetings, automated 1-to-1 meetings help connect start-ups or entrepreneurs with the most logical potential investors, legal representation, or marketers to help strategically capitalize their organizations.

6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 201 6 About a year ago, I published an e-book called the Teacher’s Guide to Tech. Over the last month, I have been updating it for 2016, adding over 30 new tools and refreshing the information I had about the original ones. I have to say, the 2015 version was excellent, but now it’s SO MUCH BETTER. Seiko Astron GPS Solar Watch - (Private Browsing) Forget that it is 2012 and pretend like it is the early 1990's. The time when electronic wrist gadgets were super cool, and the next neat Casio was sure to excite you. This watch coming out back then would have been a no brainer super star.

Social Sunburst - An Innovative Platform for Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding Social Outcomes Interested in learning more about Social Impact Investing? Social Sunburst seeks partners and collaborators, in particular in the Pittsburgh area. Contact us today. Installing Piwik This page explains how to install Piwik on your web server and start tracking your site web analytics. If you prefer to watch a video tutorial, click here: How to Setup Piwik Analytics [Video] Getting Started

A GOOD Experiment A year ago, I came to GOOD to help the company with its effort to establish a community, rather than just an audience. As I saw it, GOOD's view—once controversial—that living well and doing good weren't mutually exclusive, had become part of the mainstream. How could GOOD take the next step and translate that into impact? How to accomplish impact certainly isn't obvious. The landscape is littered with companies that have failed to do it. Those that have survived have done so through becoming a neutral platform: whatever cause you have they will help you support.

Commercial Building Energy Audits There are several reasons having an energy audit done is the right decision for most building owners. Abraxas Engineer at Site Location To Reduce Your Operation Expenses, Increase Your Profit In these days of uncertainty, it is important to keep operating expenses to a minimum.

How I4P Is Being Used 1. Enabling the use of collective intelligence I4P is very excited to announce its upcoming collective intelligence tool, Assembl. Over the past few years, the methodology behind this tool allowed Jean-Michel Cornu (one of the idea generators at I4P) in collaboration with the Fondation Internet Nouvelle Génération in France to write and publish a book about monetary innovation, La Monnaie et Après? that can be purchased on Amazon. Skills and Education for Innovation This strand of the Innovation Strategy in Education and Training aims to identify the skills required for innovation-driven societies and how education stakeholders can foster them. What skills are needed in order to promote innovation at the society level? The research literature on skills for innovation shows that innovative societies require a broad mix of skills. How do the most innovative organisations make use of their staff’s skills?

Frequently Asked Questions Local Government Energy Audit Program 1. Who are the pre-qualified auditing firms?

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