FYI: Upcoming USAID Webinar on New Climate Change Document

The USAID Office of Global Climate Change is introducing a new climate resilient development framework to the Adaptation Community.

On April 8, 2014, at 4 p.m. EST, Kit Batten, USAID/GCC Coordinator, and the adaptation team at USAID will lead a special presentation covering in detail a new publication on climate adaptation for developing countries: Climate-Resilient Development: A Framework for Understanding and Addressing Climate Change. Working with decision makers in governments and across sectors, the framework has been applied in Barbados, Jamaica, Nepal, Peru, Philippines, St. Lucia, Tanzania, West Africa, and other countries that are preparing communities for a climate resilient future. The framework describes USAID’s “development-first” approach, which aims to achieve development goals despite climate change. This framework is an update of the approach presented in 2007 in USAID’s Adapting to Climate Variability and Change: A Guidance Manual for Development Planning.

The event will take place on Tuesday, April 8, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. EST.

In-person: Engility, 1211 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th floor conference room, Washington, DC 20036

Online webinar
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Call-in number:
United States: 1-877-685-7326   Conference code: 8170974215
International: 1-678-735-7838    Conference code: 8170974215

Please send your RSVP by April 6th and questions about the presentation to

USAID Global Health Fellows II Program Webinar: Next Wednesday at 2 p.m. EST

The following announcement is from USAID’s Global Health Fellows II program.

Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Prepared – Be a Global Health Intern Next Summer!

Are you ready to gain crucial global health experience with the largest donor agency in the world? Then it’s time to prep for the Global Health Fellows Program II (GHFP-II) summer 2014 internship application! Register now for our upcoming webinar to learn about our highly-competitive compensated internships with the US Agency for International Development (USAID) in Washington, DC. You can apply for internships online in January 2014, and the webinar will give you ideas about important steps to start taking now.

GHFP-II is a premier global health program that places fellows and interns with USAID in Washington, D.C. and abroad, and provides them with expert professional and career development support. We have over 130 active fellows, and a summer cohort of about 30 interns, with other internships throughout the year.

Complimentary Webinar: Wednesday, September 18th, 11 am PST / 2 pm EST

Be prepared. To help you succeed in landing your summer internship, we’re offering an interactive webinar during which former interns and GHFP-II staff will present the collective wisdom of our recruitment and outreach teams to assist you in successfully positioning yourself for a GHFP-II internship. Included in the discussion will be an emphasis on applicants’ diverse experiences, “distance traveled,” and community influences.

Answers to Your Questions!

What would you ask a global health recruiter if you had the chance? When you register for this webinar, we invite you to submit a burning question, and we will shape the content of the presentation to answer actual questions from you and your peers. Submit your questions early!

Tune in to learn about:

  • the GHFP-II internship application process
  • the intern experience, straight from the source
  • What you can do now to make your application stand out!

This webinar comes at no cost to you, and is available wherever internet access is available. Register today, as spots are limited!

GHFP-II Webinar

Be Bold, Be Brave, Be Prepared – Be a Global Health Intern Next Summer!

Date and Time

Wednesday September 18th, 2013 | 2 – 3:30 pm EST | 11 am – 12:30 pm PST

Click here for registration.

Save the Date: Town Hall Meeting on the Future of the Global Health Council: August 28

Please join your colleagues in global health at a Town Hall Meeting on the Future of the Global Health Council (GHC) on Tuesday, August 28 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. (EDT).

Who:     Interested Members of the Global Health Council
What:    Town Hall Meeting on the Future of the Global Health Council
When:    Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 1:30 – 3:00 pm EDT
Where:   Webinar

You are being invited to this meeting as a former member and/or stakeholder in the GHC.

As many of you know, there was a significant gap left in the field with the closing of the GHC. A group of 80+ former members joined together as the Interested Members of the GHC (IMG) to address the gap and to discuss the future of the GHC.

In tandem, an IMG Steering Committee formed to consider the options for the GHC, including potential viable business models and service offerings. Your strategic input is needed.

Register now.

The IMG would like to share its work to date and receive your valued feedback on:

  • Ensuring that tangible efforts are made toward the future of GHC
  • An issues and options paper created by the IMG Steering Committee, Creating a Renewed Global Health Coalition: Issues, Options and a Pathway for Action
  • Priorities of the IMG
  • Member support for next stage processes

While this meeting is not affiliated with the Global Health Council Board of Directors, it is requested with their knowledge and approval. This event is closed to the press.

Reserve your webinar seat now by registering online.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation e-mail containing information about joining the webinar.

Kindly note that in order to receive the issues and options paper and any other meeting documents, you must register.

SOPHAS Webinar on Careers in Global Health – October 12

In today’s globalized world, health concerns transcend national boundaries, and global health is a growing area of interest for students and young professionals.  The Schools of Public Health Application Service (SOPHAS) webinar on Careers in Global Health, to be held on Wednesday, October 12 from 2-3 p.m. (Eastern), will include discussions on issues in global health, options for studying global health, and job opportunities in global health.

Participants in the webinar will hear from three experts in global health:  Dean Marjorie Aelion, University of Massachusetts Amherst School of Public Health and Health Sciences; Ms. Janice Hiland, Workforce Management Office Director for the Center for Global Health at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and Dr. Jacqueline Sherris, Vice President for Global Programs at PATH, an international nonprofit organization that advances technologies, strengthens systems, and encourages healthy behaviors. Participants can submit questions in advance or ask questions at the end of the presentation.

To register for this webinar, click here.  Please note that space is limited so please register early.

For more information about the SOPHAS webinar series, click here.