Annual report

2018/2019 Annual Report

Last year was a very exciting one for WUSC. From the completion of two initiatives on women and youth economic empowerment, to the implementation of new programming on improving girls’ access to education, we have many successes and accomplishments to celebrate, presented in our Annual Report. Here are just a few of the highlights from…
INEE WEBINAR

INEE Webinar: Gender Equality in and through Education

In 2019, the Inter-Agency Network on Education in Emergencies (INEE) released a new Gender Guidance Note, a document designed to equip policymakers, practitioners, researchers, and civil society organisations with the knowledge and tools to deliver education that is relevant to the needs of girls and boys. This Guidance Note is tailored to people working in…

Start-up Weekend: Inspiring Youth Interest in Mongolian Fibre

Although Mongolia is the second largest cashmere producer in the world, after China, the Mongolian fibre sector is facing challenges in growth — one of the key constraints being the dramatic decrease of newcomers to the workforce in recent years.  In 2015, 65 percent of the fibre sector workforce was under the age of 35 — some…
WUSC pledges at the first-ever Global Refugee Forum- L’EUMC prend des engagements au tout premier Forum mondial sur les réfugiés

WUSC pledges to improve solutions at the first-ever Global Refugee Forum

Today marks the start of the first-ever Global Refugee Forum (GRF), hosted by the UNHCR. The Forum takes place at a crucial time, when the refugee population is higher than it has ever been, at over 25 million worldwide. In the last decade, the global population of forcibly displaced people has grown from 43.3 million…
Members of the Student Refugee Program Alumni Advisory Team and newly arrived students at WUSC’s International Forum, 2018 (Photo Credit: WUSC)

Student Refugee Program yields the Alumni Advisory Team, which engages in refugee programs and solutions

WUSC’s Student Refugee Program (SRP) transforms the lives of many — especially formerly sponsored students. After their studies, formerly sponsored students (or SRP alumni as they are known) have gone on to do many diverse things in Canada and globally. These range from ordinary — working and supporting a family — to extraordinary — playing…
Students supporting education pathways for refugee students

Students supporting education pathways for refugee students

By: Arianne Leclerc, Local Committee alum, and Rhoda Philip, SRP alum Recently, WUSC representatives took part in the second annual event: Engaging Student Voices to Support the Global Compacts, held by the University Alliance for Refugees and at Risk Migrants UARRM at the George Washington University, in Washington, D.C. Student leaders, policy makers, practitioners, and post-secondary education leaders came…
Expanding Refugee Education in Mexico -Élargir l’éducation des personnes réfugiées au Mexique

Expanding Refugee Education in Mexico: Solutions Beyond Canada

Today, there are more refugees in the world than at any other time in history. The scale of displacement and the duration of displacement is also consistently increasing – from 43.3 million in 2009 to 70.8 million in 2018, a record high – according to UNHCR. WUSC is committed to supporting solutions and increasing the…
Gender equality / genre

Putting gender equality at the heart of education in emergencies

Introducing the new INEE Guidance Note on Gender by Nora Fyles & Dean Brooks This blog post was originally published by the Global Partnership for Education. As civil war engulfed her home country Somalia, eight-year-old Fatuma fled with her family to Dadaab, Kenya, site of one of the world’s largest refugee camps. With the support…
Young mothers participating in a community engagement activity to learn about maternal and child health, in January 2019, Burkina Faso (Photo Credit: WUSC) / Des jeunes mères participant à une activité d'engagement communautaire pour se renseigner sur la santé maternelle et infantile, en janvier 2019, Burkina Faso (Crédit photo: EUMC)

Engaging young men to improve maternal and child health in Burkina Faso

Maternal health isn’t just about moms Around the world, hundreds of women die from preventable maternal complications each year – 94% of whom live in developing countries.  In Burkina Faso, where WUSC has been working with funding from Global Affairs Canada to improve maternal and child health since 2012, the infant and child mortality rate…
Conditional Cash Transfers and Women's Economic Empowerment

Webinar: Conditional Cash Transfers and Women’s Economic Empowerment

One of the most important innovations in anti-poverty policy in the last couple of decades has been the scale-up of conditional cash transfer (CCT) programs. A typical CCT will transfer cash to a poor household conditional on children attending school and receiving health check-ups regularly. While CCTs have often been promoted as an effective means…

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