Welcome to ON THE GROUND, a new podcast that, in each episode, showcases one amazing organization that is on the ground, doing the critical social good work needed to help the world achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
On the Ground is produced by the Global NGO Executive Committee. We at GNEC offer our services to more than 1,500 UN-vetted global NGOs, which are on the frontlines of tackling the most pressing issues of our time.
Episode 10, You hear Lucía Vilariño Fiore and Phillip C. Stittleburg, Organization of American Firefighters–Discover how to Collaborate through Value Driven Education and Social Media. bomberosamericanos.org
Episode 9, You hear Margaret Young, Founder of Age Knowble and Chair of GAROP
Episode 8, You hear Cynthia Stuen, NGO Committee on Ageing
Episode 7, You hear Dr. C’fine Ezeanochie Okorochukwu, Founder of the Centre for Public Health, consultant to the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations
Episode 6 of On the Ground: You hear the wisdom of two of the most successful advocates associated with GNEC and the United Nations…Dr. Bobbi Nassar and Dr. Kate Armstrong.
Episode 5 of On The Ground, discover how to create an influential newsletter with instructions from the NGO Committee on Ageing newsletter team, followed by the inspirational words of the Founder of FANCV, Graciella Yanovsky of Argentina.
Episode 4 of On The Ground explores a unique intergenerational collaboration in creating an app for Ukrainian refugees to guide them to services in an otherwise frightening and disorganized situation. Also, in this Episode, we explore how media outreach can best be used to promote awareness and collaboration—an eye-opening look at how public media can aid your cause.
EPISODE # 3: Nadine Clopton – 1st Vice President
In this launch Episode, Adriane Berg, a member of the NGO Committee on Aging New York and the host of On The Ground, introduces you to our bi-monthly podcast with a special fireside chat with President of GNEC, Patrick Sciarratta and his light bulb moment that started this podcast. This interview is followed by a lively discussion with Nadine Clopton, First Vice President of GNEC, on how optimism and a focus on What’s Working boost results and inspires every non-profit and NGO.
EPISODE # 2: Liliya Borovets – Illuminate Foundation
How do you focus on healing trauma in the middle of an active war zone?
In our second episode, we feature Liliya Borovets from Illuminate Foundation. Liliya is the young Ukrainian woman behind the Illuminate Foundation: an on the ground response to the crisis in Ukraine providing mental support, financial, and legal assistance to Ukrainian children and adults.
EPISODE # 1: Elizabeth Dabney Hochman – KidSpirit
Our first featured guest, Elizabeth Dabney Hochman, is the Founding Editor and Executive Director of KidSpirit, a nonprofit magazine and online community by and for youth around the world. With a readership across 190 countries, KidSpirit enables 11- to 17-year-olds to explore life’s big questions in an open and inclusive spirit.
The Global NGO Executive Committee (GNEC) was founded in 1962 to promote a closer working relationship between the United Nations and the non-governmental organizations (NGOs) associated with it. GNEC acts as a liaison between the NGO community and the UN's Department of Global Communications (DGC). GNEC provides strategic guidance to help NGOs become more effective partners of the UN.
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