2024 WUSC International Seminar in Jordan, Kenya and Malawi: applications now open!

Harmonizing Hopes: Refugee and Host Community Youth Thriving Together – A Collaborative Journey towards Economic Opportunities

Are you passionate about the socio-economic development of young people? Do you want to help strengthen the cohesion between refugee youth and the communities hosting them? Are you a Canadian citizen or permanent resident between the ages of 18 and 30? WUSC invites you, from July 28 to August 24, 2024, to participate in the…
A diverse group of staff, interns, and volunteers pose in a brightly lit stairwell at the ACADES office in Malawi.

5 Key Findings from the Mobilization of International and National Volunteers in Support of Global Development

Although we are now seeing many Canadians eager to engage in international volunteer opportunities once again, we have heard from our IGNI+E partners that bringing together volunteers who can represent both national and international perspectives not only helped sustain momentum, but—as was the case at ACADES—also strengthened their results. So we undertook a study with our partners to learn more about their experiences during this unanticipated adaptation of our volunteer mobilization approach. Here are five key findings.

How WUSC’s Partner Innovation Fund Supports Local Solutions to Improve Women’s Economic Empowerment

The barriers facing women’s full economic participation are many. In some countries, there are legal constraints to women’s rights to work, including a lack of protection from sexual harassment in the workplace. Women also bear a disproportionate responsibility for unpaid care and domestic work and are less likely to have access to education, technology, and…
Seminar participants in Malawi discuss their research project. © Mphatso Dumba

International Seminar 2021: Applications Open!

The International Seminar is an annual WUSC event for young leaders from around the world to collaborate, share ideas and create long lasting relationships. Each year explores a different contemporary development issue through youth-driven ideas, research and solutions. Since its first iteration in 1948, the International Seminar has seen thousands of participants collaborate on projects…

Three ways you can get involved in World Youth Skills Day

What is World Youth Skills Day? World Youth Skills Day highlights the importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and entrepreneurship, as well as recognizing the important role of skilled youth in addressing current and future global challenges. This year, World Youth Skills Day takes place in a difficult context. The COVID-19 pandemic…

Cultivating Partnerships for Women’s Empowerment in Malawi: The Legumes Development Trust

No matter which social or economic indicators are used to rank the world’s poorest countries, Malawi consistently rises to the top. The development prospects for this small, landlocked country in southeastern Africa are uncertain; its challenges on the economic front – among others – significant; and its record for women’s rights, disastrous. Despite this, Driana…

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