Launching the IVCO 2022 Think Piece Series

In the run-up to IVCO 2022, today we are launching our Think Piece Series. Every week we will be publishing short think pieces by the leaders in our sector, linked to the themes of IVCO 2022, that offer the perspectives of volunteers, practitioners and academics.

Today we are sharing the first three Think Pieces of the series: 

  • Volunteering By and For Migrants, Refugees and Asylum Seekers by Andrée Ménard, Durable Solutions for Refugees Specialist at WUSC, explores the critical role that the Volunteering for Development sector can and must play in an era of rapidly increasing numbers of forced displacements of people.
  • The Key Ingredients in the Peace Corps Recipe for Success by Agnes Lam and Kris Besch of the Peace Corps Office of Global Operations shares the ‘ingredient list’ of core attributes that the Peace Corps has identified as essential to their work, whatever form that work takes in the future.
  • Rethinking the Idea of Prosperity (As Flourishing) by Dr Rebecca Tiessen of the University of Ottawa re-examines the concept of prosperity, explores what sustainable development might mean when viewed through the lens of flourishing, and asks what these concepts mean in the context of Volunteering for Development and the Sustainable Development Goals.

In case you missed it, last week we shared the main IVCO 2022 Framing Paper, A New Dawn: Strategic Pathways for the Future of Volunteering in Development by Nick Ockenden. This paper draws on the insights of Forum members and other experts in our sector and presents a strategy for volunteering in development in the coming years.

Keep an eye on the IVCO 2022 website, and Forum’s Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook pages for more updates on the conference, andregister for IVCO  if you haven’t done so already.

You can access all of the Think Pieces as well as the upcoming ones by clicking here.

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