Douglas Olthof Feed http://www.vancouverobserver.com/contributor_content/6008 en Diasporas and global health http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/engagingdiasporas/2011/03/15/diasporas-and-global-health Professor James Busumtwi-sam outlines key issues in global health with reference to the UN's Millennium Development Goals. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/engagingdiasporas/2011/03/15/diasporas-and-global-health" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Engaging Diasporas World Diasporas gloabl health James Busumtwi-sam MDGs Tue, 15 Mar 2011 14:00:00 +0000 Douglas Olthof 6599 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Climate refugees: diaspora response to a human health crisis http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/engagingdiasporas/2011/03/13/climate-refugees-diaspora-response-human-health-crisis Over the next 30 years, some 30-40 million Bangladeshis will be displaced due to climate change. Vancouver's Bangladeshi community advocates for an immediate global response.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/engagingdiasporas/2011/03/13/climate-refugees-diaspora-response-human-health-crisis" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Engaging Diasporas climate refugees forced migration Mohammad Zaman Society for Bangladesh Climate Justice Mon, 14 Mar 2011 01:04:00 +0000 Douglas Olthof 6575 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Panos Network provides a new lens for international development http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/engagingdiasporas/2011/03/10/panos-network-provides-new-lens-international-development It’s past time to reject the notion of an economically prosperous, technically advanced “North” and a technologically backward, politically naïve and ill-informed “South”<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/engagingdiasporas/2011/03/10/panos-network-provides-new-lens-international-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Engaging Diasporas World development Diasporas Haiti Haiti Exchange HIV-Aids Jon Tinker Panos Institute of Canada Panos Network Pieter de Vos: AIDS in Two Cities Fri, 11 Mar 2011 04:46:00 +0000 Douglas Olthof 6555 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com A Vancouver doctor brings a cure for clubfoot to children in Uganda http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/engagingdiasporas/2011/03/08/vancouver-doctor-brings-cure-clubfoot-children-uganda Ugandan paramedicals are trained by the Uganda Sustainable Clubfoot Care project to apply an economically and socially feasible treatment to a crippling birth defect. Photo: USCCP<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/engagingdiasporas/2011/03/08/vancouver-doctor-brings-cure-clubfoot-children-uganda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Engaging Diasporas World development Diasporas health Wed, 09 Mar 2011 03:51:00 +0000 Douglas Olthof 6522 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Global health through the diaspora lens http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/engagingdiasporas/2011/03/07/global-health-through-diaspora-lens Regional maps depicting some of the places Vancouver diasporas identify with. Photo: Franciska Hidayat<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/engagingdiasporas/2011/03/07/global-health-through-diaspora-lens" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Engaging Diasporas Commentary World development Diaspora Event health Tue, 08 Mar 2011 02:00:00 +0000 Douglas Olthof 6507 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver's diasporas share development stories http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/engagingdiasporas/2011/03/01/vancouvers-diasporas-share-development-stories On January 19, 2011, members of Vancouver's diaspora and development communities came together to exchange stories and ideas.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/engagingdiasporas/2011/03/01/vancouvers-diasporas-share-development-stories" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Engaging Diasporas World development Diaspora economic development poverty Wed, 02 Mar 2011 09:02:00 +0000 Douglas Olthof 6460 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com The power of $100 http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/engagingdiasporas/2011/01/21/power-100 "My goal is to help all the kids who cannot afford school uniforms to be dressed up and go to school," writes Miriam Egwalu in the story that follows.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/engagingdiasporas/2011/01/21/power-100" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Engaging Diasporas World Africa Diasporas. Development education international Sat, 22 Jan 2011 05:50:00 +0000 Douglas Olthof 6104 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Vancouver's diasporas promote development around the world http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/engagingdiasporas/2011/01/16/vancouvers-diasporas-promote-development-around-world Members of the diaspora in Vancouver are shaping development projects - from the medical to the educational.<p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/engagingdiasporas/2011/01/16/vancouvers-diasporas-promote-development-around-world" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Engaging Diasporas World development Diaspora international Mon, 17 Jan 2011 15:50:00 +0000 Douglas Olthof 6052 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com Starting the conversation http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/engagingdiasporas/2011/01/11/starting-conversation Members of the diaspora engage their communities, here in Vancouver and around the world, to facilitate change in their places of origin in a variety of ways. <p><a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/engagingdiasporas/2011/01/11/starting-conversation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Engaging Diasporas Life Community development Diaspora international Wed, 12 Jan 2011 08:28:00 +0000 Douglas Olthof 6010 at http://www.vancouverobserver.com