On the Ground

On the Ground

Welcome to ON THE GROUND. A new podcast that, in each episode, showcases one amazing organization that is on the ground, doing the critical social good work needed to help the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. On the Ground is produced by the Global NGO Executive Committee. We at GNEC offer our services to more than 1,500 UN-vetted global NGOs, which are on the frontlines of tackling the most pressing issues of our time

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June 14, 2024 44 mins

In this enlightening episode, Adriane interviews two remarkable figures in mission-driven theatre—Joanna Sherman co-founder and Artistic Director of Bond Street Theatre and Michael McGui...

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Join Pianist Aysegul Durakoglu at this Memorial Gala.

For tickets visit:  gnec.ngo  or   dromnyc.com

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Episode 16, You hear from Global Executive Committee Member and Secretary General of the World Assembly of Youth: Ediola Pasholari

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You hear from Global GNEC President and President of the African Youth Movement  Uem Robert

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In this episode of On The Ground, we feature Ola Shobomi Iginla Aina, a  Director of GNEC and Founder and Executive Director of Light Up Foundation, focusing on youth and community development through volunteering and capacity-building projects. Ola shares the success of their Bag of Hope project, which broke a world record and raised awareness about children's righ...

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  • Jason Su is the Global Manager of GNEC Hackathon. He is passionate about addressing STEM gaps in communities and providing opportunities for students to strengthen their STEM knowledge and interest.
  • Ruoyu Xu is the Project Manager at GNEC Hackathon. He played a crucial role in managing the hackathon, attracting participants from over 50 countries, and securing sponsors and judges for the event.

Summary:
Jason Su and Ruoy...

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  • AAUW's mission, established in 1881, focused on encouraging women to pursue higher education.
  • Over 140 years, the mission has evolved to address contemporary challenges such as STEM careers, equal pay, and women's economic security.
  • AAUW's history aligns with the founding of the UN, with members playing key roles in UNESCO, the UN Charter, and the Commission on the Status of Women.
  • As a UN representative, Gloria Blackwell emph...
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In Episode 11, of On The  Ground, we hear from Kazuki Yamada of the World Health Organization, WHO, supporting the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing (2021-2030) through management of its communications and branding. Mr. Yamada guides listeners on creating powerful collaborations.

We discover a new environmental prize supported by an NGO, The Earth Prize.org. We also review the happenings at the r...

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Episode 10, You hear Lucía Vilariño Fiore and Phillip C. Stittleburg, Organization of American Firefighters  Discover how to Collaborate through Value Driven Education and Social Media.  bomberosamericanos.org

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Episode 8, You hear Margaret Young, Founder of Age Knowble and Chair of GAROP

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Dr. C’fine is the founder of Centre for Public Health, an organization he started from the University of Nigeria as an undergraduate with seven of his friends, then a university-based organization, he nurtured it to a national organization that is
operating in 24 states out of 36 states in Nigeria.

Under his leadership Centre for Public Health was granted special consultative status to Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the Un...

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Dr. Bobbi Nasser has represented the International Federation of Settlements, and Neighborhood Centers (IFS)  since 1991. Dr. Nasser serves as Co-Chair of the Executive Committee of the NGO Committee on Human Rights. Dr. Nasser is a mental health clinician who has worked with refugee communities for 36 years, including counseling torture survivors, human rights training,...

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Episode 4 of On The Ground explores a unique intergenerational collaboration in creating an app for Ukrainian refugees to guide them to services in an otherwise frightening and disorganized situation.

Also, in this Episode, we explore how media outreach can best be used to promot...

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Are you wondering how to get better results faster to accomplish your mission? Are you interested in what other members of civil society, NGOs, and non-profits are doing that works and how you can do the same? Are you an NGO affiliated with the UN and want to get a handle on all the events and services offered through the UN Global NGO Executive Committee? If so, Welcome to the inauguration episode of On The Gr...

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How do you focus on healing trauma in the middle of an active war zone?  Liliya Borovets is the young Ukrainian woman behind the Illuminate Foundation: an on the ground response to the crisis in Ukraine providing mental support, financial, & legal assistance to Ukrainian children & adults.
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On the Ground is produced by the Global NGO Executive Committee. We at GNEC offer our services to more than 1,500 UN-vetted global NGOs, which are on the frontlines of tackling the most pressing issues of our time — NGOs like the one represented by our first featured guest, Elizabeth Dabney Hochman. She is the Founding Editor and Executive Director of KidSpirit, a nonprofit magazine and online community by and for youth around the ...
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