these are NOT official Open University Web pages
Experience & explorations in
studying & working in development
-- human, community, institutional & environmental
(with information about aid, relief and humanitarian efforts as well)
| This section of my web site is to
provide resources for colleagues working in humanitarian /
aid / development efforts, as well as to anyone studying such.
In other words, development: human development,
community development, institutional development, environmental
development, country development, etc. (in contrast to its
meaning in the USA, where the word development is
related to fund raising or software or real estate). When I say
development here on my web site, I mean development in
terms to capacity-building as a part of humanitarian or aid
efforts, as well as economic development of areas experiencing
high-unemployment, poverty, even conflict.
(Originally, this part of my web site was a blog about my experience with Open University in pursuit of my MSc in Development Management, and a way to link to OU resources I might need to access when I wasn't at my own computer. But over time, I expanded it to cover all of my work and continuing studies regarding development)
My resources for colleagues working in humanitarian / aid / development efforts, as well as to anyone studying such:
I am always interested in networking with other professionals and
students engaged or formerly engaged in development studies, with OU or
other universities, or working in humanitarian, aid, relief and
development in areas similar to my own experience and interest. If you are
working or studying in initiatives that relate to the subjects of the
resources I've listed above, I
would love to hear from you, or interact with me via any
social networking platform I'm on. If you are a woman who will be
working in Afghanistan or any other post or current conflict area or area
that is particularly religiously-conservative, feel free to write
me for advice.
If you want to work or volunteer abroad, see this detailed advice and resources.
Countries I've visited or lived in:
Afghanistan, Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, Germany, Great Britain (England and Scotland), Hungary, India, Ireland, Italy, Jordan, Luxembourg, Macedonia (the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), Mexico, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain (Catalunya and Castilla), Sweden, Switzerland, USA, United Arab Emirates, Vatican City
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