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2016 April Tools for Change CGI Newsletter


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  1. 1. 1 Greetings and welcome to the latest edition of the CGI Newsletter Dr. Chris Stout, Editor Gracie Wang, Co-Editor Volume III, Number 4 April 2016 _____News, Tools, Reports and Shout-Outs______ Mango’s Accounting Pack is a free Excel-based accounting system for NGOs that includes spreadsheets and forms to record financial transactions, produces financial reports for monitoring, and provides financial forms for key internal controls. To download the pack, visit:
  2. 2. 2 Free e-Book: The Secrets of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising In this free e-book offered by Network for Good, learn what peer-to-peer fundraising is and how it can help you expand your reach and raise more money. To download the e-book, visit: UN allocates $100 million in emergency funds to assist vulnerable people in nine neglected crises The UN has released $100 million from its Central Emergency Response Fund for severely underfunded aid operations in nine neglected crises. The funds will help relief agencies respond to humanitarian needs in Central and Eastern Africa, Libya and Mali, and the DPR Korea.
  3. 3. 3 Facebook launches new website to help nonprofits master the platform Facebook has launched a new website dedicated to resources for nonprofits and NGOs to get the most out of their Facebook pages. ___Award, Grant, Funding, Ed. & Job Opportunities____ Call for Authors: Chapter Proposals: “Why Global Health Matters” Academics, researchers, policy experts, non-profit/NGO leaders, medical and healthcare providers, and other interested experts in the area of global health are invited to submit a chapter proposal. For more information, visit: matters. Deadline: April 15, 2016. International Research Award for Graduate Students in Psychology Call to students engaged in international psychology research! Division 52, International Psychology, is offering an International Research Award for graduate students in psychology. This award has been established to encourage and recognize promising graduate student research in international psychology.
  4. 4. 4 On or before Sunday midnight (PST), May 1, 2016, interested students should submit:  Four page double-spaced summary of research that describes the purpose, method, analysis, results, and discussion of your international research (excluding references and one table or figure). Please also exclude all identifying information on research summary document.  Curriculum Vitae.  One-paragraph email endorsement from faculty research advisor/sponsor providing: o Endorsement for the award; o Confirmation that research was an independent project, thesis, or dissertation effort conducted during graduate program; and o Assurance of student’s good standing in the graduate program.  Two-paragraph cover email from the student: o First paragraph should provide: contact information (email & phone), name of graduate program and research advisor, year in the program, expected graduation date, as well as member status with Div. 52; student must be a member of Div. 52 as of application deadline. o Second paragraph should assure the committee that student’s independent research project, thesis or dissertation is nearing completion and that student is not applying simultaneously for another similar APA research award. At least preliminary analysis and results must have been completed by May 2016. Students within 1 year of graduation can apply as long as the research project was completed as part of their graduate program. Please note that submissions exceeding the paragraph or page limits will be disqualified. Email all application materials BEFORE MIDNIGHT, Pacific Standard Time, on MAY 1, 2016 to: Daria Diakonova-Curtis, PhD Chair, APA Division 52 Student International Research Award The two-tiered blind rating process is designed to will evaluate the award applications under double- blind review based on: (a) the degree of relevance to international psychology, (b) progress to completion, (c) adherence to APA Style, (d) originality of research, (e) clarity of design and method, (f) complexity of analysis, (g) quality of findings, (g) recognition of limitations, (g) insight in the discussion, and (h) brevity and clarity. Awardees will be notified no later than June 15, 2016. There will be an awards ceremony at the APA Convention. Awardees will also featured in an issue of the International Psychology Bulletin.
  5. 5. 5 Associate, Global Development Incubator, DC or NY Preferred Background: The Global Development Incubator (GDI) was created to advance and scale social impact. We do this by creating and expanding select ideas, organizations, and initiatives that address urgent global problems. GDI provides structured pathways over 2-3 years to support the achievement of critical step- changes necessary for ideas and organizations to move to the next level. GDI goes beyond traditional consulting models, capacity builders, and bureaucratic platforms to do hands-on implementation in addition to strategic and networking support. We take initiative to address real-world barriers to growth, offer a critical and independent perspective, and partner with innovators to deliver social impact at scale. Position Description: The Associate role is a unique opportunity to work closely with social leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs who are addressing some of the world’s biggest problems. In a single day, you will be a researcher, analyst, strategist, program manager, and implementer. For more information see the links below: Director, Forum for Future US, NY Overview of the position: We are looking for an exceptional individual to take our US office into the next stage of its development. Responsible for providing strategic leadership for Forum for the Future in the US, and assuring a high profile for the Forum and its mission in the US, the Director will be expected to devise and carry out a series of collaborative system innovation projects with Forum partners and other stakeholders, scale up innovative system change initiatives, and communicate transferable lessons from those projects. The Director of Forum US will work closely with Directors and Heads of other Forum programmes and offices to integrate the US programme with other aspects of Forum strategy. The Director is also responsible for building the financial resources of Forum US, growing the staff and building a network of US partners and members committed to leadership in sustainable development and system change. The Director of Forum US will be a member of the Forum senior management team and report to the CEO. The successful candidate must be eligible to work in the US. For more information see:
  6. 6. 6 Investment Initiatives Specialist, Women Investing In Women Initiative We are seeking an Investment Initiatives Specialist, Women Investing in Women Initiative, to inform the initiative’s investment strategy focusing on the intersection of climate change and gender empowerment. Deploy capital in line with the financial, environmental and social objectives of initiative; liaise with Investor Relations Team to raise dedicated private capital and credit enhancement opportunities for portfolio’s growth; advise on initiative’s impact framework; and interact with foundation’s stakeholders, strategic partners and funders interested in gender lens investing and climate change. LOCATION: US – Maryland – Bethesda Qualifications:  Bachelor’s in Economics, Business, Accounting, Finance or related field  5+ years of experience in impact investing, including financial engineering and credit analysis of structured funds, financial intermediaries and small to medium enterprises (SMEs); structuring financially viable investment opportunities and credit enhancement vehicles with multiple private and public investors; and informing risk and impact frameworks encompassing different sectors (energy, access to finance, etc.) and regions (Sub- Saharan Africa, South Asia, etc.)  25% travel primarily to Africa, Asia and Latin America. For more information, see the links below: Rwanda Managing Director Term: Minimum 1 year commitment with 3 month probationary period Location: Kigali, Rwanda About the Organization At African Entrepreneur Collective (AEC) we believe that the most pressing problems in Africa have solutions that already exist on the continent; African entrepreneurs know best the needs of their local communities and are constantly creating, testing, and scaling innovative solutions. AEC exists to unlock the power of these entrepreneurs to transform their continent. The Opportunity and Responsibilities AEC seeks a highly talented and passionate Rwandan Country Director to ensure the organization’s success and growth. This leader will manage AEC’s operations in Kigali, developing the highest quality programming for our clients, working effectively with prominent local and international partners and funders, and helping AEC grow our leadership role in the entrepreneurial community in Rwanda. The Managing Director will report to AEC’s Chief Operating Officer. For more information, see
  7. 7. 7 Health Technical Lead Location: Washington, D.C. London or regional office posting Asia, Africa or Middle East with travel to Asia, Africa and Middle East About RI: Relief International (RI) is a leading global humanitarian organization and home to teams of humanitarian activist-professionals committed to transforming adversity into renewal for the world’s most vulnerable populations. By partnering with beneficiaries and communities on the front-lines, RI innovatively bridges the gap between immediate relief and long-term community development. RI works in four key sectors Economic Opportunities, Education, Health, and WASH. Position Summary: RI is looking to expand its health programming in emergency, protracted relief and recovery, and development settings in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. The main focus of the Health Technical Lead will focus on program design (including work in supporting new business development); technical advising during program implementation (including on activities and M&E); and facilitating learning within the organization from lessons learned on RI projects and best practices within the health sector globally. Health Technical Lead will work closely with One Health Technical Lead and regional programs. For more information, see u-k-18-health-technical-lead/ UNDP Consultant – Rule of Law Expert (Program Design) – Khartoum/ Home Based, SUDAN We seek to bridge existing UNDP commitments towards furthering Rule of Law in Sudan and create an inception phase for a longer term national rule of law program under one UN strategy in Sudan both nationally and sub-nationally. While the project continues to improve the delivery of justice and security services to increase access to justice for all, especially the poor, vulnerable and marginalized groups, it moves away from previously stand-alone projects by putting in place important foundations to create partnerships with other UN agencies at both the national level as well as special pillars to interface better with the UN Missions in Darfur and Abyie. Duties and Responsibilities: In consultation with key stakeholders in alignment with relevant government strategies, and under the overall guidance of UNAMID (Justice, Corrections and Police), UNDP (Sudan) and the UN Country Team (UNCT) produce the Joint UN ROL Programme Document. For more information, see design-khartoum-home-based-sudan/
  8. 8. 8 UNDP Programme Specialist (Pulse Lab) – Jakarta, INDONESIA Global Pulse established a Pulse Lab in Jakarta in 2012 in partnership with the Government of Indonesia. Pulse Lab Jakarta will function as an open innovation space where policy experts together with UN development practitioners and other partners can experiment with new types of data and emerging technologies and evaluate their potential to enhance both public policy decision-making and community resilience. Following the development of useful approaches, Pulse Lab Jakarta will support institutional adoption of these innovations into policy and practice. Under the supervision of the Pulse Lab Head of Office, and working closely within the team, the Programme Specialist will work on all data innovation related aspects of the Lab’s project portfolio, interacting with the Lab’s stakeholders and clients and supporting implementation of projects. The Programme Specialist is expected to manage a portfolio of projects under a thematic area and also facilitate data innovation workshops and expand our portfolio of projects across the region. For more information, see: indonesia/ WHO Technical Officer (Education and Capacity Development) – Manila Philippines Objectives of the Programme: To support development of integrated people-centred service (ISD) for communities and referral for optimal use of resources by all programmes; to accelerate progress towards universal coverage of safe and quality health services including integration of traditional medicines and practices into the health system. To assist countries to develop and manage a competent health workforce that can deliver integrated people- centred service, through human resources for health (HRH) strategic planning, capacity building for priority health interventions and strengthening of governance, appropriate regulation and education capacities. Description of duties: Implements the strategic agenda for health systems capacity development in order to support continuous progress towards universal health coverage in the Region. Supports the establishment and development of health education centres and training institutions for scaling up training and education and upgrading health workforce competencies through continuing professional development… To view the rest of this job posting, see
  9. 9. 9 _____Upcoming Conferences and Events_____ Announcing Two Back-To-Back Conferences in Jordan and Germany on Communal Trauma and Humanitarian Crisis: (1st Event): 5th Annual International Conference on Transgenerational Trauma Communal Wounds and Victim Identities October 26-29, 2016 ~ Amman, Jordan (2nd Event): International Conference on Communal Trauma and Forced Migration Crisis in Europe and the Middle East November 1-3, 2016 ~ Freiburg, Germany Call For Proposals ~ Presenter Proposal Form More details at: A 4-day Interdisciplinary and Cross-Cultural Conference Offering:  A Sharing of Skills - Training in proven, practical skills and applications in current real-world situations.  A Search for New Models and Methodologies - Developing new culturally adapted models and methods at the large scale, societal level for healing communal trauma to prevent it’s transfer into future generations.  A Focused Dialogue and Deliberation - Addressing the underlying multidimensional dynamics of inherited, unresolved communal trauma from one generation to the next that divides, polarizes, perpetuates enemy images, and provides a potent fuel for the eruption of violence in the present and future Official conference languages: English and Arabic
  10. 10. 10 Call for proposals ~ Presenter Proposal Form More details at: A 3-day Cross-Cultural Working Conference bringing key stakeholders together to address:  Communal trauma and the current forced migration crisis in Europe and the Middle East.  Practical responses to the immediate psycho-social treatment needs of refugees.  The need for a professional network of organizations for mutual cooperation, support of refugees and communities receiving them, and formulating public policy recommendations.  Launching a German-Jordanian Cross-Training Initiative. Official conference languages: English and German _______________________________________________________________________ DETAILS FOR BOTH CONFERENCES Format and Content will include: Keynote speakers, Skills workshops, Topical panels & roundtables, Breakout sessions of practical presentations, research, & theory, Facilitated dialogue & action planning groups, Live 2-way global links, Networking & cooperation on practical applications, Cultivation of a multi-cultural, interdisciplinary learning community, Social-Cultural performances, gatherings, & events Both conferences are held in conjunction with:  Conducting the Social Health Care (SHC) training program - building local capacity to heal trauma.  Conducting a Disaster Health Care Field Clinic providing services to refugees.  Launching the German-Jordanian Cross-training Project - sharing skills in trauma treatment for refugees.  The Global Network for the Study of Transgenerational Trauma. Sponsored by: Common Bond Institute (CBI) International Humanistic Psychology Association (IHPA) International Federation of Medical Student Associations (IFMSA) Endorsed and Supported by: Over 100 professional associations, organizations, and universities internationally Official Partner of: Charter For Compassion, and Parliament of World's Religions REGISTRATION AND PROGRAM DETAILS For more information on registration, program, accommodations, and travel, visit our website at or contact: Common Bond Institute Steve Olweean, Conference Coordinator 12170 S. Pine Ayr Drive, Climax, MI 49034 USA Ph/Fax: 1-269-665-9393 Email: Facebook: Additional information on CBI humanitarian service programs, including our Disaster Health Care Field Clinics and Trauma Training Programs, as well as how to support them, is available at: webpage. (
  11. 11. 11 Hive Global Leaders Program @ Harvard University (Scholarships Available) Hive is hosting the Hive Global Leaders Program at Harvard University April 15-18, 2016. The program is for leaders and entrepreneurs who are making a positive impact on the world and solving humanity’s greatest challenges. You can apply now at Need-based scholarships are available. The deadline to apply is January 3, 2016 however for the best chance of being accepted, apply early. Apply Now: Training Course on Public Private Partnership for Development Date/Time: April 18 @ 8:00 Am - April 20 @ 5:00 Pm Cost: $660 Introduction: The course provides a platform for participants to gain a comprehensive understanding of the pros and cons of Public Private Partnerships (PPPs), and the mechanisms to successfully implement PPP in a developing country. Participants will also study the relevant organizational structures, effective regulation, enabling legislation, and risk management techniques necessary for well-designed procurement approaches and timely financing for PPP projects, while achieving the objectives of affordability and value-for-money for all stakeholders. For more details: development/ How To Participate: You can participate as an individual or as a group. Participants attending as a group enjoy a discount of up to 15% for a group of 10 or more participants. You can apply to participate as a group or as an individual by selecting the (Register Individual) or the (Register Group) buttons. Tailor-Made Training: This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered at ourIRES Training Centre or at a convenient location. For further inquiries: Please contact us on Email: Training Course on Emergency Planning Management
  12. 12. 12 Date/Time: April 18 @ 8:00 Am - April 22 @ 5:00 Pm Cost: $1100 Introduction: Thorough understanding of the issues that underlie many of the day-to-day problems faced by practitioners in the field of emergency planning and management is very important in these times where emergencies of various kinds are so common. These risks are high and hence increased levels of preparedness and more effective responses to realized risks are thus necessary. Time matters in a crisis besides thorough planning, clear communication and effective strategies save lives and limit disruption. This understanding, including how such issues may be addressed in practice, is necessary in order to increase the level of resilience of individual organizations, as well as the effectiveness of the integrated emergency management of disruptive challenges to the world economies/ societies. This course blends academic study with experiential learning of best practice to teach you about disaster preparedness and response and creates professionals who are ready for action. For more information, see management/ How To Participate: You can participate as an individual or as a group. Participants attending as a group enjoy a discount of up to 15% for a group of 10 or more participants. You can apply to participate as a group or as an individual by selecting the (Register Individual) or the (Register Group) buttons. Facing a Violent Past: Dealing with History and Memory in Conflict Resolution Time: April 22 @ 8:30 Am - 6:30 Pm The Program on History, Memory, and Conflict at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (S-CAR), George Mason University invites you to a conference of panels and discussion on an array of topics that explore the relationship between history, memory, and conflict resolution. Increasingly, societies have focused on the necessity of addressing gross violations of human rights experienced under authoritarian rule and atrocity crimes committed during violent internal conflict in both the recent and more distant past. There are societies that have sought to confront the legacy of violence through the revision of history education, multi-level reconciliation practices, and the establishment of macro-level transitional justice mechanisms such as Truth and Reconciliation Commissions, along with more community based truth-telling approaches. Yet, other societies have institutionalized processes of amnesia and denial. Despite the establishment of various top down and grassroots mechanisms, societies that have experienced destructive violence may continue to be
  13. 13. 13 fragmented with multiple and often contested narratives of their past. Moreover, the politicization of historical narratives and processes of collective memorialization have the ability to establish repeated patterns of exclusion and inclusion from the collective process of healing and reconciling with the past. These processes of addressing the legacy of violent conflict are ultimately shaped by interconnected factors related to history, identity, power and leadership, and institutions, along with international factors. For more information, see dealing-with-history-and-memory-in-conflict-resolution/ International Civil Society Week, Active Citizens, Accountable Actions, April 2016, Colombia When: April 24 - April 28 CIVICUS is honoured to invite you to join us for civil society’s premiere global gathering of inspired thinkers, innovation leaders, and influential organisations. International Civil Society Week 2016 (ICSW) will be co-hosted by Confederación Colombiana de ONG (CCONG) in Bogotá, Colombia from 25-28 April. The Nelson-Mandela-Graça Machel Innovation Awards will also be presented during ICSW, where individuals, organisations, and donors will be rewarded for their excellence, innovation, and bravery in promoting social change. ICSW has become one of the largest gatherings of civil society organisations in the world! We are pleased to convene dozens of local and international partners, and hundreds of delegates in order to connect, share, and celebrate civil society. For more information, see 2016-colombia/ Online course on Gender and Human Rights When: April 27 @ 8:00 Am - June 7 @ 5:00 Pm Register for this course (page opens in new window) Deadline for early registration discount: 15 March 2016 (extended) Instructors: Corey Barr and Benjamin Stachursky Gender equality has become a generally accepted refrain and gained secure positioning within international approaches to, and discourse on, development and human rights. However, it took decades of advocacy for gendered diversities to become effectively acknowledged as relevant to the international human rights system. In this process, the recognition that “women’s rights are human rights” played a central role. For more information, see: Summer Peacebuilding Institute, May 9 – June 17, 2016 – courses still available
  14. 14. 14 The 2016 Summer Peacebuilding Institute will take place May 9 – June 17, 2016 in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Over the course of six weeks, we hold four sessions of courses with several choices per session. In addition, the final week will be a conference on the present and future of restorative justice. Courses will be held on a diverse array of topics, including, but not limited to:  Restorative Justice and Truth-Telling  Trauma Awareness, Trauma Sensitivity in organizations, and Body-Mind Resilience techniques  Leadership, Program/Project Management and Complex, Adaptive Systems Dynamics  Training Design and Facilitation  Community Organizing  Arts-based skills, including playback theater, performance arts for community action, and visual social media For a full list of courses, instructor bios, and costs to attend, visit our website at To apply online, click here. All courses can be taken for skills/capacity building and training or academic credit. For more information, see: courses-still-available/ _____Newsletter in a Newsletter _____ CONFERENCES/MEETINGS Psychology Day at the UN – April 28, 2016 The 9th Annual Psychology Day at the UN will examine the global migration crisis through Human Rights, Psychological and Intercultural Perspectives. Registration is now open. For more information, please visit or to register: APA Annual APA Convention Registration opens April 15, 2016. Information for international visitors APA Grants to Attend the APA Annual Convention
  15. 15. 15 · Achievement award program for early career members from all areas of psychology (education, practice, public interest and science) to attend APA's Annual Convention. For more information, visit: achievement.aspx. Deadline: March 21, 2016. · APA's Science Directorate annual competition for graduate students to travel to the annual APA convention to present their research. For more information, visit: Deadline: April 1, 2016. · Ungerleider/Zimbardo Travel Scholarships to help psychology graduate students travel to the APA Annual Convention to present their research. For more information, visit: Deadline: April 1, 2016. · Awards to help high school psychology teachers travel to and attend the 2016 APA Annual Convention. For more information, visit: topss.aspx. Deadline:April 25, 2016. · Up to $500 to psychologists and psychology students based outside the U.S. and Canada. For more information, visit: travel.aspx. Deadline:May 1, 2016. · Student international research award (Div52). For more information, visit: research/. Deadline May 1, 2016. · Commission on Ethnic Minority Recruitment, Retention and Training (CEMRRAT2) Task Force's Travel Grant for Students of Color in Psychology. For more information, visit: travel.aspx?tab=1. Deadline May 16, 2016. For a list of upcoming conferences and meetings please visit: and congresses/calendar-of-psychology-conferences-around-the-world INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES APA-MOU Conference Program – Apply to attend the South African annual conference!
  16. 16. 16 The APA MOU Conference program is designed to promote collaboration and exchange among U.S.- based APA and APAGS members with members of those national psychology associations with which APA has a formal agreement (MOU-memorandum of understanding). APA will sponsor psychology researchers (graduate student, early career, mid-career) to attend the Annual Conference of the Psychological Society of South Africa in Johannesburg September 20-23, 2016 ( For more information, please visit: Deadline: April 16, 2016. Call for Applications – Graduate Student Interns at the United Nations Graduate students in the New York City area are invited to apply for 2016-2017 internship positions with the APA representation at the United Nations. For more information, visit: Deadline March 31, 2016. EVENTS AND WEBINARS IamPsyched! Museum Day Live! Inspiring Histories, Inspiring Lives: Women of Color in Psychology, will launch on Saturday, March 12, 2016 at the APA Capitol View Conference Center. Livestream on March 12th. For more details visit the webpage: DIVISION 52 Sponsored Webinar: International Engagement in Applied Psychology in the Americas: Challenges and Opportunities – March 30, 2015 (3pm-4pm EDT) In this webinar, Andrés Consoli, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara will highlight opportunities and challenges of International engagement, especially North South in the Americas. For more information, visit:
  17. 17. 17 Training in Psychopharmacology RxP International ( is a teaching program working to build a global community of social justice warriors that integrates mental health and primary care for underserved populations. Participants will earn a certificate in basic psychopharmacology while applying RxP International's psychobiosocial model of care that emphasizes the patient's individual needs, preferences and culture as central to all decision-making. The parent company of RxP International is the Southwestern Institute for the Advancement of Psychotherapy (SIAP). SIAP is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. SIAP maintains responsibility for the program and its content. CALLS FOR PAPERS & SUBMISSIONS Call for Papers: Everyday Attention Special issue seeks to bring together cutting edge research papers investigating aspects of everyday attention (i.e., investigations of attention using naturalistic stimuli, tasks, and/or settings) that contribute to the basic understanding of attention. For more information, visit: attention.aspx. Deadline: June 1, 2016. Call for Papers: Social Movements and Political and Social Transformation Special issue focuses on the role of social movements in bringing about (or failing to bring about) political and social transformation. For more information, visit: movements.aspx. Deadline: October 15, 2016. Call for Authors: Chapter Proposals: “Why Global Health Matters” Academics, researchers, policy experts, non-profit/NGO leaders, medical and healthcare providers, and other interested experts in the area of global health are invited to submit a chapter proposal. For more information, visit: matters. Deadline: April 15, 2016. Open call for papers: Caribbean Journal of Psychology (CJP) The vision of the CJP is to be the premier outlet for psychological scholarship in an underserved region, and to promote psychological research in the academic and public arenas. The CJP is currently available as a free, open access publication. For more information, visit: or contact: REPORTS RELEASED
  18. 18. 18 · APA releases annual Stress in America Survey Report: This year’s report highlights the effects of discrimination on stress and health examines discrimination as it relates to race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation. For more information, visit: · Women's Global Disability Rights Advocacy Report: Women Enabled International (WEI) release their Survey and Mapping Project that fosters a greater understanding of human rights advocates on the rights of women and girls with disabilities. For more information, visit:, and's%20Ri ghts%20Advocacy%20Report%20March%208th%202016.pdf. RECENT BOOKS · Symonds, Jennifer; Dietrich, Julia; Chow, Angela; Salmela-Aro, Katariina. Mental Health Improves After Transition From Comprehensive School to Vocational Education or Employment in England: A National Cohort Study. Doi: 10.1037/a0040118. · Uwe P. Gielen & Jaipaul L. Roopnarine (Eds.). (2016). Childhood and Adolescence: Cross- Cultural Perspectives and Applications (2nd ed.). Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ ABC-CLIO. AWARDS & GRANTS Small Grants for Program Development of National Psychology Associations Grant funds to support the growth and development of national psychology associations outside the U.S. with preference to psychology organizations that are in developing or low-income countries and broadly representative of psychologists in their country or region. See: grants.aspx. Deadline: March 15, 2016. International Scientific Meeting Support Award Grant funds to support scientific meetings funding that foster the exchange of knowledge among psychologists across the world. See: mtg.aspx. Deadline: March 15, 2016. APA International Conference Registration Grant APA's Registration Grants for U.S. Psychologists to Attending International Conferences — up to $400 for conference registration fees at international meetings held outside the United States and Canada. For more information, visit: grant.aspx. Deadline: March 15, 2016.
  19. 19. 19 Patrice L. Engle Dissertation Grant For students interested in a career in global early child development who are from or doing research in low- or middle-income countries. For more information, visit: field/srcd-awards-research-grants/patrice-l-engle- grant. Deadline: April 30, 2015. INTERNATIONAL AFFILIATES Visit the APA Affiliates Corner Page: membership/international-affiliate-corner.aspx OTHER Join the APA UN listserv offers information on upcoming UN events. To join send an email with the subject line blank and the following in the body of the message: subscribe APAUNITEDNATIONS YourFirstName, YourLastName (e.g., subscribe APAUNITEDNATIONS John Doe) to Consider Sharing Your International Experiences in the Psychology International Newsletter: Contact the newsletter editor at JOIN GlobalYExpo! GlobalYExpo is a database of psychologists with experience outside the United States, organized by substantive areas of expertise and geographical areas of experience. GlobalYExpo is maintained by the APA Office of International Affairs. To join, please see: Follow international news on twitter: @APA_Intl For more announcements visit Sign-up for FREE APA newsletters: OTHER Consider Sharing Your International Experiences in the Psychology International Newsletter: Contact the newsletter editor at
  20. 20. 20 JOIN THE WHO Global Network Mental health and primary care professionals are invited to join the GLOBAL CLINICAL PRACTICE NETWORK (GCPN). This is a network of more than 12,202 mental health researchers, clinicians and practitioners in 143 countries. GCPN registration takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. For more information, please visit: Consider Sharing Your International Experiences in the Psychology International Newsletter: Contact the newsletter editor at Sign-up for FREE APA newsletters: Signup for APA International News Bulletin **To sign up, send an email to with the subject line: International News Bulletin, and the following in the body of the message: subscribe INTLANNOUNCE Your first name, Your last name hyphen country of affiliation (e.g., subscribe INTLANNOUNCE John Doe-Panama). Follow international news on twitter: @APA_Intl For more announcements visit Office of International Affairs American Psychological Association 750 First Street, NE Washington, DC 20002 Phone: 202-336-6025 | Fax: 202-312-6499 Email: |
  21. 21. 21 _____Zika, Infectious Disease, and More…_____ Aggregated News Reports from: Global Health NOW is an initiative of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Views and opinions expressed in this email do not necessarily reflect those of the Bloomberg School. Created by Brian W. Simpson, MPH, Dayna Kerecman Myers, Maryalice Yakutchik, Jackie Frank and Salma Warshanna- Sparklin. You can connect with them at: ZIKA VIRUS Presidential Politics Goes Viral A northward push by the Zika virus into Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in the US could add to presidential election chaos. While it’s impossible to forecast Zika’s impact in the US this summer, Politico warns that an Ebola- like media panic could “set off an epidemic of finger-pointing and create new fear and acrimony over reproductive rights, global warming and immigration, all at the height of a presidential campaign.” Restrictive laws in Southern states against abortion could become a major political issue. Consider that if a Texas measure requiring doctors to have privileges at a nearby hospital is upheld in the Supreme Court, the number of abortion clinics in the state would be severely limited. Politico Related: Fight against Zika virus a moral issue, WHO expert tells Hong Kong – South China Morning Post Related: This lab is ground zero in the U.S. fight against Zika – The Washington Post Study Assesses Zika Microcephaly Risk A new analysis of a Zika virus outbreak in French Polynesia further supports the association between maternal Zika infections and microcephaly, showing the risk is about 1 in 100 women infected in the first pregnancy trimester. Pasteur Institute researchers who retrospectively used serologic and surveillance data from a 2013-2014 outbreak published findings in The Lancet. The risk of Zika-linked microcephaly, which researchers put at 1%, is perhaps lower than expected, given findings from Brazil suggesting the microcephaly risk may be as high as 22% after symptomatic Zika virus infection during the first trimester. The authors acknowledge it's still not clear if the risk estimates relate to a single underlying risk or if they might involve other factors, such as clinical symptoms or earlier dengue infections. CIDRAP
  22. 22. 22 CERVICAL CANCER Helping Haiti Cervical cancer is highly preventable, yet its incidence is alarmingly high in poor counties like Haiti. Pap smears miss the precursors of cervical cancer 85% of the time in Haiti, where the death rate from cervical cancer is 30X higher than in the US. David Walmer, associateglobal health professor at the Duke Global Health Institute, has spent 2 decades finding new ways to fight the scourge in the country, ranging from developing a portable colposcope to tackling research challenges unique to low- resource settings, like scarce pathology resources. So far, Walmer and his colleagues have screened 23,000 women in Haiti for cervical cancer, and genotyped 2,000 samples to learn what types of HPV are present in the population. They’ve also Related: Zika and Birth Defects: The Evidence Mounts – NIH Director’s Blog Related: Medical sleuths descend on Puerto Rico to unearth mysteries of Zika – Stat Related: Infrastructure Inequality Is Catalyst For Brazil's Zika Epidemic – Reuters EBOLA Another Setback for Guinea 2 people from the same family have died from Ebola in Guinea, the government has said, marking the first cases since the outbreak was declared over late last year. The government confirmed an additional 3 cases in the southern region of Nzerekore, and fears it will see more. The WHO confirmed Guinea’s new cases on the same day it declared Sierra Leone’s latest flare-up over, but emphasized that the threat of recurrences remains. “WHO continues to stress that Sierra Leone, as well as Liberia and Guinea, are still at risk of Ebola flare-ups, largely due to virus persistence in some survivors, and must remain on high alert and ready to respond.” The Guardian Why Communication Matters Calling out weak communication systems is one of the unique services that Crawford Kilian provides the global health community. In a blog post, he cuts into the Guinean government for providing little, if any, health information on their websites and asks why no one provided aid to develop health communication channels—or conditioned aid upon better information flow. He concludes, “When a government is itself a hazard to its people's health, the international community needs to say least after it's made every effort to get that government to start talking to its people and to the world. Without such regular, honest communication between West Africa's governments and citizens, Ebola and other diseases are certain to become endemic.” H5N1
  23. 23. 23 helped launch an NGO, Haiti sans Cervical Cancer, which connects the Health Ministry and other partners together to better address the challenge. Duke Global Health Institute Related: Cervical cancer could challenge meeting SDGs – Kuensel (Bhutan) NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES The Way We Die Now The US needs to realign its global health priorities to take into account infectious disease successes and burgeoning chronic disease in developing countries, writes global health researcher David J. Heller. Given that malaria deaths have plummeted by half since 2000 and similar successes have been scored against AIDS and TB, the US should take another look at the $7.5 billion it spends on these scourges. Not exactly a newsflash but Heller writes, noncommunicable diseases like heart attacks, strokes and cancer are the big killers in South America, Africa and Asia. By 2020, chronic conditions will cause 70% of deaths. The Washington Post (Opinion) HIV/AIDS Discrimination in Hospitals HIV-positive patients in Asia have endured discrimination including being expelled from hospitals, forced to undergo sterilization, and refused surgeries, according to a series of interviews by Asia Catalyst. 51 HIV-positive interviewees from Burma, Cambodia, China, and Vietnam reported denials of care including:  In Burma and Cambodia, HIV-positive patients were segregated  A Cambodian woman was forced out of the hospital before she learned how to prevent transmission of HIV to her newborn  Sterilization as a condition of providing pregnancy-related services to HIV-positive women; a woman in Burma was sterilized without knowledge or consent The findings may not come as a surprise, said Gareth Durrant, Asia Catalyst's Bangkok-based director of capacity building and community initiatives, but the findings gave grassroots organizations a tool to VACCINES Chinese Ring Peddling Spoiled Vaccines Chinese police are cracking down on a ring selling spoiled or improperly stored vaccines for rabies, polio, meningitis, hepatitis B and mumps and more. Police arrested a former doctor and her daughter, and they are searching for an additional 300 suspects in the ring thought to span 24 provinces and cities including Beijing, Chongqing, and Guangdong. As many as 2 million doses, worth an estimated $88 million, may have been sold. The New York Times
  24. 24. 24 speak to officials and raise awareness about the need to pay attention to at-risk populations. Thomson Reuters Foundation REFUGEES Lessons from History As Europe searches for solutions to its refugee crisis, it is looking to history—specifically the Indochinese refugee crisis of the 1970s—for possible solutions. There are successful models of comprehensive, large-scale solutions, but they cannot be piecemeal and ad hoc, said Courtland Robinson, an associate professor at the Center for Refugee and Disaster Response at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in a BBC interview last week. Robinson, who worked for the US Indochina Refugee Action Center at the time, said that after the exodus of refugees from Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, the world came together with landmark international, interlocking agreements—that ensured the immediate safety of refugees, and addressed long-term resettlement plans in the West. BBC Empathy Camp Every year, thousands of Norwegian parents pack their kids off to camp: fake refugee camps. The idea is to give teens a small sense of the suffering experienced by true refugees. The faux camps, organized by Refugee Norway, strive to recreate an authentic imaginary journey from Sudan to Norway, giving the teens small rations and crowded sleeping conditions, endless red tape, and even mock attacks on the camp. Unlike real refugees, these teens get to go home after a day. But the hope is that they’ve gained greater perspective on the world and appreciation of their fortune. The Washington Post NEGLECTED DISEASES Best Foot Forward: Eliminating a Neglected Tropical Disease An unknown among unknown diseases, podoconiosis (podo for short) is a devastating type of elephantiasis spread by long-term exposure to minerals found in volcanic soil. Unlike lymphatic filariasis, podo is not infectious. Podo has been reported in more than 15 countries across Africa, Southeast Asia and Latin America, and affects over 4 million people in highland tropical Africa. Podo causes progressive swelling of the lower legs and makes it difficult to walk. Yet, podo is treatable and preventable with simple hygiene and footwear. A short animated video, created by Footwork and titled “Best Foot Forward,” illustrates how subsistence farmers in remote rural areas contract this devastating disease while working barefoot. From Footwork: The International Podoconiosis Initiative GENOCIDE Calls to Recognize Femicide By ISIS Yesterday, US Secretary of State John Kerry put a label on ISIS’s terror: genocide. Laurence Rossignol, France's minister for family, children and women's rights, says that ISIS’s trademark terror against women calls for another label too: “…the violence being committed by the
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