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UNV supports UN system response to Ebola
03 December 2014
As part of the Ebola response personnel, UNV PO Isaih Akum and national UNV Peace and Development Advisor Ms Saudatua Jah wear protective gear during a food distribution exercise. (UNV Sierra Leone Field Unit, 2014)
Bonn, Germany: UNV, as part of UNDP, is supporting the UN system’s response to the Ebola virus outbreak by providing volunteers to serve with the United Nations Mission for Ebola Emergency Response (UNMEER), which is coordinating the UN response, by providing volunteers to support UN partners in implementing programmes in response to Ebola, and by mobilizing community volunteers in support of local initiatives. Read
Promoting gender equality online
08 March 2012
Hazel Alfon, UN Online Volunteer
Ghana: “I love this volunteer experience… giving a helping hand to achieving gender equality through promoting sustainable livelihoods.” Read
Creating training material to address gender-based violence in emergency settings
08 March 2012
Donna Torsu, UN Online Volunteer
“[Online volunteering is] beneficial to women all around the world who wish to contribute their knowledge and experience as well as enhance their capacity.” Read
More about: Gender
Countries:  Kenya  United States
Online volunteer for Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa
15 December 2011
(Photo: Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa, 2011)
Sharing her long-standing editorial experience, Yolanta Cwik from Canada conceived a website and posters for the Deworm Ghana Campaign run by the Ghana-based NGO Volunteer Partnerships for West Africa (VPWA). 3,900 children were dewormed as a result of this campaign, which was the first in a series that the organization will replicate in other West African countries. Read
Countries:  Canada
Retiree creates news portal for African NGOs and wins UN Volunteer Award
21 December 2010
Kaneshie-Accra, Ghana: Online news portal helps connect African NGOs and earns its Ghanaian creator the prestigious United Nations Volunteer award. Read

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