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 # 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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