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May 16 2014
Organizational Development with RCT Empathy by Sarah Jonassen Bittman

In March of 2014, LMG provided technical assistance to RCT Empathy, the International Psycho-Rehabilitation Centre for Victims of Torture, Violence and Pronounced Stress Impact based in Tbilisi, Georgia. RCT is one of ten torture rehabilitation centers that work with LMG’s partner The Center for Victims of Torture (CVT), which is supported by USAID.

May 14 2014
Governance in the Spotlight: Gender Responsiveness in Governance by Belkis Giorgis, Mahesh Shukla

This blog post is part of a series leading up to the 67th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland from May 19 – 24, 2014. In conjunction with the WHA, the Leadership, Management & Governance (LMG) Project will host a side session with global health leaders titled, “Governance for Health: Priorities for Post-2015 and Beyond.”

May 10 2014
Young Leaders Create Platform to Influence Post-2015 Development Agenda by Sarah Lindsay

“The negotiations on the Colombo Action Plan were concluded last night and we do have a final Colombo Action Plan. “Dr. Palitha Kohona, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations, announced at the Closing Ceremony of the World Conference on Youth 2014 on Saturday, May 10th.

May 08 2014
Governance in the Spotlight: Youth “Crucial Actors” for Health Sector Accountability Post-2015 by Sarah Lindsay

Good governance is like a large elephant, Ahmed Adamu, Chairperson of the Commonwealth Youth Council said. “One person can touch the trunk, one the stomach, and one the tail, and they have had very different experiences with the elephant. Around the world, everyone has different experiences and different perceptions of good governance.”

May 08 2014
Statistics Tell the Story for What Youth Want for Post-2015 by Sarah Lindsay

"Adolescence is considered to be the most healthy time in a person’s life, but the statistics tell a different story,” Dr. Marc Derveeuw, United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) representative of Cambodia, told youth delegates at the Promoting Healthy Lifestyles policy roundtable.

May 07 2014
“Young Leaders Must be Informed” -- Youth Leadership in the Post-2015 Development Framework by Sarah Lindsay

On Wednesday evening at the World Youth Conference in Sri Lanka, youth delegates, many of them aspiring leaders in the health sector, attended the LMG Project’s side event, Building Youth Leadership for Family Planning and Global Health in the Post-2015 Development Agenda, co-facilitated by Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF).

May 07 2014
WCY2014: "You are not the policy makers of tomorrow, but of today" by Sarah Lindsay

Streamed lived on Sri Lanka Television, the opening ceremony of the World Conference on Youth took place with plenty of pomp and circumstance today in Hambantota, Sri Lanka. The first time a World Youth Conference was held in Asia, this conference is of great significance to its host country.

May 06 2014
In Photos: The Opening Ceremony of the World Conference on Youth, 2014 by Sarah Lindsay

The opening ceremony of the World Conference on Youth took place today in Hambantota, Sri Lanka. For the first time a world youth conference was held in Asia and celebrated youths from all over the world. Over 1500 youth participants, aged 18-29, two official delegates from each country and 350 from marginalized backgrounds gathered to celebrate to beginning of the conference.

Apr 23 2014
Governance in the Spotlight: Governance Challenges for the Supply of Health Workers in Post-2015 Context by Jim Rice

This blog post is part of a series leading up to the 67th World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva, Switzerland from May 19 – 24, 2014. In conjunction with the WHA, the Leadership, Management & Governance (LMG) Project will host a side session with global health leaders titled, “Governance for Health: Priorities for Post-2015 and Beyond.” This series will offer insight on how...

Apr 07 2014
Disability Stakeholders Come Together in the Philippines by Sylvia Vriesendorp

With funding from USAID’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict and Humanitarian Assistance, LMG has brought together key disability stakeholders who are tasked with capacity building and policy making in the Philippines.

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