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Volunteer Spotlight: Driving more resources to tackle climate change in Kenya with Kenya Climate Ventures

Stephen Itiakorit has over 13 years of academic and professional experience in agriculture, leadership competency, gender development, mentorship, and more. He has had the opportunity to coordinate humanitarian work for national and international programs where he was able to design and develop programs for social inclusion, gender integration, women’s empowerment, climate change, and the environment.…

For refugees, with refugees: Reflections on the 76th International Seminar

Around the world, refugees are actively making positive contributions to their communities by sharing their knowledge and skills, and by enriching local economies, through business start-ups. In order for communities to better benefit from their contributions, more enabling and empowering environments for welcoming and inclusive economies are needed. From May 9 to June 17, WUSC…

Economic Inclusion for Refugee Youth Symposium

A collaboration between refugees and allies to drive systemic change. WUSC’s work throughout the years has always focused on empowering and amplifying the voices of refugees. From their drive to further their education to their entrepreneurial endeavors, we have seen time and time again how refugees positively contribute to, impact and enrich their communities across…
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Volunteer Spotlight: World, Meet WISE!

Laeba shares her experience volunteering as a Communications Advisor with the Women’s Initiative for Startups and Entrepreneurship (WISE) in Hanoi, Vietnam toward their goal of showcasing their important work to a global audience. Vietnam, a country known for its vast history and serene landscapes, is also a country that is committed to bettering equality, opportunities…
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International Seminar 2022: Applications Open!

Economic Opportunities for Refugee Youth: A Collaboration between refugees and allies to drive systemic change Are you interested in diving into complex issues ? Do you thrive in an online team environment? Are you looking to gain firsthand experience in the field of refugee opportunities? If yes, then the WUSC International Seminar is for you!…
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IGNI+E Your Passion for Global Development with WUSC

Introducing WUSC's Flagship International Volunteer Cooperation Initiative: IGNI+E
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International volunteer departures have resumed!

Canada lifted its general non-essential travel restriction on October 21, 2021. WUSC is now in a position to resume international departures.

Building a translation function within INGOs to bridge the gap between gender and finance: Lessons learnt from a case study of WUSC’s Volunteer Cooperation Program

Gender lens investing is an approach that integrates a gender analysis into investment analysis and decision-making to better inform decisions and advance gender equality. However, gender experts and finance organizations often lack the capacity to integrate their analyses. This problem exists in traditional banks or microfinance institutions where women often still struggle to access appropriate…
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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…
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Fostering a Culture of Collaborative Partnership for Innovation

A Case Study of the CECI – WUSC Partnership There is a critical need for bold and collective action to meet the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030. Unfortunately, far too few partnerships and consortiums succeed. This case study examines the strategies that drive effective partnerships. But more so, it explores the strategies needed to…

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