I undertook my internship at the Africa Refugee Development Center (ARDC), as a coordinator for the Education for Humanity program. Through this experience, I enhanced my theoretical and practical skills in monitoring and evaluating development projects. Secondly, I gained a deeper understanding of the causes and effects of current global development problems including poverty, inequality, climate change, conflicts, and migration.
Writer and editor. Educated at schools and universities in England and Nigeria, he worked as an education social worker and child protection trainer in London before moving to Israel in 2007. Akin is co-editor of The Tel Aviv Review of Books (www.tarb.co.il).
An alumnus of Makerere University Kampala, a Uganda-based ceramic artist and lecturer at his alma mater. He has been a practicing artist for more than a decade and a teacher for over 17 years. Edward describes his work practice as inspired by the materiality of things constructed by communities. “I borrow elements from day-to-day life, and I am interested in fabricating ceramics in an experimental way. I mainly work with hand-building techniques, combining slab, coil, throwing, sculpting, and joining parts in a fabrication way.”
Graduated from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2020 with a master’s degree in Nutrition for Global Health. She has since made aliyah and now lives in Tel Aviv. Sarit is currently Communications and Donor Relations officer with NALA, an organization promoting awareness about the elimination of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs).
During the internship component of the Glocal program, I was a Programs Officer at IsraAID. Glocal helped me to build a comprehensive and broad perspective of International Development and its complexities. My internship brought me closer to the everyday challenges of this field while balancing the needs, the possibilities, and the potential of all stakeholders. Hence, Glocal was an exciting opportunity to acquire tools and knowledge about humanitarianism, community work, gender, and feminism.
I conducted my internship in Lima, Peru with Ocupa Tu Calle, a local organization seeking to reduce inequality of access to quality public spaces through the recovery of unused and abandoned spaces, through participatory, small-scale community urban interventions. Along with my work in the field of urban public space, I also learned about additional challenges of the city's residents, related to other fields such as migration, environment, poverty, and crime.
As an experienced architect and urban planner with a special interest in spatial justice, I conducted my internship with two affiliated organizations of SDI which are supporting shack and slum dwellers in Namibia and Kenya. In Namibia, I worked with the local organization, Namibia Housing Action Group (NHAG), which is supporting the shack dwellers federation of Namibia and was part of the Community Land Information Program (CLIP).
I’ve enjoyed the broad range of development topics, especially the chance to pursue the particular areas of interest for me - health and refugees - through the supplementary modules. The internship has really helped me to decide on the direction I want to take after Glocal. It has shaped my thoughts about what kind of role I see myself in, as well as given me valuable contacts to help me achieve this vision.
During the internship component of the Glocal program, I interned with Sidreh Lakiya. Learning about the organization’s social business, Bedouin culture, and the struggles that Bedouin women go through in Israel, also allowed me to learn a lot and to contribute to the mission of Sidreh.
For my internship, I joined Community Empowerment for Rural Development (CEFORD) in Arua, West Nile Region, northern Uganda. I also teamed up with a Ugandan Artist and a South Sudanese refugee; together, we published a children’s storybook called Asiteza (Take Heart), which aims to promote peaceful coexistence between refugees and host communities in the West Nile. This project was made possible through the GLOCAL Internship grant.