As the Ebola crisis subsides, IREX Liberia disseminates up-to-date information through the community radio sector to sustain gains and discourage complacency. Community radio is an essential information source in Liberia before, during and after the Ebola crisis. According to a recent national survey conducted by Mercy Corps, 86 percent of Liberians surveyed have heard news on Ebola from radio.
A new community center in Central Kyiv, Ukraine will become a symbol of mutual understanding and cultural exchange between Ukrainians and Americans. Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Richard Stengel attended the center’s grand opening on May 20 and commented on its inspiring mission.
President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is hosting the 1st Annual Southern Africa Regional Conference for Mandela Washington Fellows in Johannesburg, South Africa from May 17-19, 2015. Over 130 promising and accomplished Fellows are going to share their stories of professional leadership development and discuss collaborative plans for the future of the continent. They will be joined by some of Africa’s most notable leaders in the private sector, the U.S. Government, and international and local organizations.
IREX is convening a discussion on The Overlooked Partner: How Civil Society Can Help Manage Surging Global Crises to learn more about working with civil society partners in challenging environments, such as the Ebola crisis in Liberia and armed conflict in Ukraine, and about the role civil society can play in helping communities prevent or overcome crises. Please RSVP online to attend.
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