Understanding social capital to bridge humanitarian support, urban development, and resilience among displaced people and host communities in Somalia’s cities
Simon Griffiths, the evaluation and research practice lead for the international development practice of Coffey, A Tetra Tech Company (Tetra Tech), reflects on Tetra Tech’s emerging approach to measuring urban resilience in humanitarian and urban settings. Focusing on Somalia, he looks at the importance of understanding and measuring social capital in building resilience among people who have migrated to urban areas due to drought and within the communities that host them in the short and long term. All opinions expressed in this post are the author’s own.
The Rohingya, a stateless Muslim minority in Myanmar, are a victim of violent repression by the Burmese army. On October 24, 2017, the UN estimated that 604,000 Rohingya refugees have fled to Bangladesh since August 25, 2017, or about 16,000 new arrivals every day. The vast majority of these refugees are women and children, including newborns, often fleeing the deadly violence in Rakhine State in Myanmar.
Providing access to insurance to help governments of poorer countries deal with more climate-related disasters
On the Thomson Reuters Foundation blog, Tetra Tech’s Richard Choularton, senior associate focused on food security and climate resilience for International Development, recently discussed the importance of expanding access to insurance to address the impact of natural disasters. In his post, Richard reflects on lessons learned in recent years.
U.S. Chamber Foundation Highlights Private-Sector Leadership in Refugee Education, Employment, and Enablement
WASHINGTON, D.C., September 20, 2016 /3BL Media/ —The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation today released an open letter to the business community, signed by 49 companies, which highlights how the private sector is working to empower refugees through education, employment, and enablement.
Inspired by more than the American Dream, Journeyman International partners university students with local and global humanitarian organizations to complete meaningful projects.
Daniel Wiens was getting ready to graduate from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo, California with a degree in construction management. Most students were preparing to work on theoretical thesis projects. He decided there had to be a more practical, meaningful approach so he partnered with an architecture student and they designed and built a dental clinic in Belize.
This would mark the beginning of Journeyman International (JI).