Youth Voices in Development – Cohort 4

Youth Voices in Development (YVID) is intended to leverage the creativity, knowledge and experience of young Canadians learning about development challenges first-hand during their VIDEA internship placements in southern and East Africa.  For each month of their internship, VIDEA interns participating in Global Affairs Canada’s International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) will be asked to write a thought piece related to development. The intent is that these assignments act as a catalyst for expanding the interns’ thinking and understanding, by drawing upon on-the-ground experiences to deepen their understanding of sustainable development. In order to share the interns’ learning with a wider audience, select pieces will then be shared through the VIDEA website, newsletter and other media.

This year's YVID will focus upon the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These goals were developed through a collaborative, UN-led process and provide an aspirational framework for global development until 2030. Read more about the SDGs here:

Topic 4: Choose one or two of the Sustainable Development Goals or targets. Discuss, based on observations you’ve made and learning you’ve gained during your internship and other experience/knowledge, the challenges and solutions to addressing these in your host country and any parallels or contrasts with these same challenges in Canada.


Randa Abader - Ukulapha, South Africa

Krista Ali - YWCA Copperbelt, Zambia

Helena Bartholomew - YWCA Copperbelt, Zambia

Alli Bunting -Arise & Shine, Uganda

Faye Canty - Lake Bunyoni Development Company, Uganda

Nicole Darnell - Lake Bunyoni Development Company, Uganda

Claire Gatto - Ukulapha, South Africa

Muriel Harushamagara - Arise & Shine, Uganda

Omara Hussaini - Ukulapha, South Africa

Linda Mim - Ukulapha, South Africa

Katya Verzilova - Ukulapha, South Africa

Topic 3: Choose two or three of the Sustainable Development Goals and discuss, based on observations you have made during your internship and other experience/knowledge, how they interconnect with one another, and how this impacts how the goals should be addressed.


Alex Walmsley - Ukulapha, South Africa

Alli Bunting - Arise & Shine, Uganda 

Claire Gatto - Ukulapha, South Africa

Faye Canty - Lake Bunyoni Development Company, Uganda

Helena Bartholomew - YWCA Copperbelt, Zambia

Katya Verzilova - Ukulapha, South Africa

Krista Ali - YWCA Copperbelt, Zambia

Linda Mim - Ukulapha, South Africa

Muriel Harushamagara - Arise & Shine, Uganda

Nicole Darnell - Lake Bunyoni Development Company, Uganda

Omara Hussaini - Ukulapha, South Africa

Randa Abader - Ukulapha, South Africa

 

 

Topic 2. Goal Five: Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.

1. What do you think are the entry points for addressing this goal in your host country, and what recommendations would you make for achieving this goal?  
 
OR

Goal Two:  Zero Hunger:  End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

2. Choose one or more of the targets of goal two. What are your observations and recommendations for addressing this target in your host country, based on your experience?
 

Intern Responses

Alex Walmsley - Ukulapha, South Africa

Alli Bunting - Arise & Shine, Uganda

Faye Canty - Lake Bunyoni Development Company, Uganda

Helena Bartholomew - YWCA Copperbelt, Zambia

Krista Ali - YWCA Copperbelt, Zambia

Linda Mim - Ukulapha, South Africa

Meet VIDEA's IYIP Interns!


In addition to Youth Voices In Development, many of VIDEA's interns blog about their internship experience and critically engage with various aspects of development - click on their photo to check out their blog

Cohort 4

Randa Abader

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Krista Ali

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Helena Bartholomew

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Alli Bunting

Faye Canty

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Nicole Darnell

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Claire Gatto

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Muriel Harushamagara

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Omara Hussaini

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Linda Mim

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Alex Walmsley

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Katya Verzilova

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