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Iran’s tech ecosystem struggles to catch up to Persian diaspora startups
A casualty of emigration out of Iran, or brain drain?
Jan 9th, 2013
Panos Network provides a new lens for 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”
Mar 10th, 2011
A Vancouver doctor brings a cure for clubfoot to children in 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
Mar 8th, 2011
Global health through the diaspora lens
Regional maps depicting some of the places Vancouver diasporas identify with. Photo: Franciska Hidayat
Mar 7th, 2011
Vancouver's diasporas share development stories
On January 19, 2011, members of Vancouver's diaspora and development communities came together to exchange stories and ideas.
Mar 1st, 2011
Grumble at the Roundhouse
Last night the employees of the Edgewater Casino marched on Yaletown.
Feb 9th, 2011
My Canadian experience inspires my development work in Sri Lanka
A Sri Lankan immigrant to Canada writes about the experience of promoting development in her country of origin.
Jan 19th, 2011
What is Poverty?
‘Being poor’ surely means ‘not having enough’, or ‘being deprived’? But not having enough of, or being deprived of what?
Jan 18th, 2011
Vancouver's diasporas promote development around the world
Members of the diaspora in Vancouver are shaping development projects - from the medical to the educational.
Jan 17th, 2011
Starting the 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.
Jan 11th, 2011