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Aftershosk: gaming for learning

What I like most in my DRMCCA programme is a genius combination of theory and practical aspects. Courses coordinators not only invite professional working in the field for different organizations, like UNFPA, UNHCR or WFP, but apply interesting learning methods, like board games.¬†For example, last week during a class on Humanitarian Logistics we played the Board Game AFTERSHOCK. AFTERSHOCK is … Continue reading

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Refugees and volunteering: good to know

If you want to volunteer and help an NGO in Sweden that provides assistance to refugges from Syria , please bare in mind that it is not enough to have spare time and motivation to help. Even previous work experience might be not enough, especially for the Swedish context. Having some professional experience in humanitarian aid field and worked for … Continue reading

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Back to Lund, back to ‘normal’

It’s almost two weeks as I left Turkey and successfully accomplished my internship at UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub. How do I feel? Mmm, I feel great ūüôā I don’t have to think about security issues – no, of course, I have to consider a helmet while cycling or fire security, but speaking generally, I am currently in a safer environment … Continue reading

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International DRR Day!

Today is International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction! Best wishes to all “Masters of Disasters” :-)) (c) UNISDR¬† Tatiana

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Internship: final countdown

Two weeks more, and my internship in Turkey is over. Trying to enjoy sunny days as much as possible before long Scandinavian grey winter… Tatiana

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Capacity Development Déjà Vu

I’ve just transcribed the first interview taken¬†with a UNDP DRR-specialist¬†from Armenia as a part of my internship. I’ve experienced a sort of ‘d√©j√† vu’ since some information he highlighted was very much related to my individual assignment handed in by the end of Capacity Development course. His input would have been been extremely¬†valuable a year ago… Tatiana

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Floating in Water

Johan Visser has already made a post about the same event, but¬†I‚Äôd also like to share some¬†reflections concerning 2016 World Water Week (WWW) that took place in Stockholm last week. The participation in the event appeared to be a very interesting and remarkable experience for me from different perspectives. First, being a Master‚Äôs student in Disaster Risk Management and Climate … Continue reading

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Have a rest, have it in Sweden

After three months in Turkey, the country fuuull of uncertainties, I was ¬†more than happy – even just for a week – to be back to rainy, foggy, expensive and polite Sweden.¬†It was cold, sometimes the weather was nasty, but I felt comfortable and cozy, or ‘mysigt’ as they say in Swedish.   It was nice to meet old friends … Continue reading

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Internship at UNDP: 2/5 done

Exactly two months ago, I landed in Istanbul and started my internship at UNDP Istanbul Regional Hub. Two months… ¬†And other three months are still on the way. Honestly speaking, my feelings are pretty much controversial. First, the Turkish language sets barriers, and if you don’t speak at least a little bit, you will oversee a lot of interesting things … Continue reading

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Internship: Room for Art

On May 30, my internship at United Nations Development Programme in Europe and Central Asia began.¬†Two amazing and interesting weeks of work and leisure are already in the past. I’m more than happy to enjoy not only the new environment of Istanbul, but also to have chances of learning something new about¬†local culture, including art, music, food, and mentality. The … Continue reading

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