Central Leadership-in-Action Projects 2022

A showcase of centrally-offered Leadership-in-Action projects for summer 2022.

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Dear Scholars, 

Below is a list of projects offered by Laidlaw Foundation partners for your 2022 Leadership-in-Action experience. 

To learn more about the Leadership-in-Action component of your Laidlaw programme, please view this slide deck.

The application process is specific to each project. Cick Learn More under the project you are interested in to find out how you can apply. Please limit your applications to ONE PROJECT.

Rating ScaleScale 1-5 with colors

Every project will also show its difficulty on a scale of 1-5 for the following Criteria:

  • Social & Political Situation
  • Challenging Physical Environment
  • Complexity: including cultural complexity, level of project structure, and untested, breakthrough initiatives

Contents: 

Columbia University Global Engagement

make_sense

The Kasiisi Project

Think Pacific 

The Timothy Smith Network

Tortoise Media


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Columbia University Global Engagement: World Vision

❗Join a discovery session to learn more about all Columbia University Global Engagement!❗

Wednesday, 1 December, 4:30pm GMT/ 11:30am EDT  (Join using zoom link here)

Meeting ID: 987 2441 8299

Columbia 3-4-3

Summary: Columbia Global Engagement supports global field experiences and projects that have an overarching goal of fostering leadership, collaboration and partnership, capacity strengthening, global competence and cross-cultural exchange. This LiA will support Laidlaw Scholars to contribute to empowering communities to solve some of the most urgent global challenges of our time, at the nexus of education; safe water, sanitation, and hygiene promotion (WASH); global health, food security and economic development. You will be using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals as the blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all, and especially those in underserved communities around the world.

Based in: opportunities are available in a variety of countries and Scholars will be placed based on needs at the time. In accordance with the most recent risk assessments projects are planned for Bolivia, Ghana, India, Jordan, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, and Zambia.

Learn more →

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make_sense  - reaction for climate change

Makesense - 3 2 3

Summary: For this hybrid programme, Scholars will spend several weeks working online before heading to Mexico City.  Starting at the end of July this LiA seeks to solve real problems focused on the climate issue that vulnerable communities have in Mexico City. This programme will boost your leadership through  Design Thinking methodology, which you will also be able to apply in your future professional life. Scholars will be joining a global community of more than 100,000 young people generating impact.

Based in: Mexico / hybrid (mix of in-person and online) 

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The Kasiisi Project

❗Join a discovery session to learn more about all The Kasiisi Project!❗

Tuesday 30th November, 4pm GMT/ 11pm EDT  (Join using zoom link here)

Meeting ID: 910 0436 9139

Passcode: 944601

   

Project 1: Village Health Team TrainingKasiisi 2-4-3

Summary: For this project, Laidlaw scholars will develop culturally appropriate health and leadership training materials to empower village health teams (VHTs) to be sources of accurate health knowledge for local communities. VHTs are currently an underserved and underused resource in most villages, and we are hoping that the combination of accurate knowledge and leadership training will allow them to be community leaders.

Based in: Uganda

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Project 2: Conservation Education Peer Leaders

Kasiisi 2-4-3

Summary: For this project, Laidlaw scholars will use social network data from our schools to identify student leaders in target schools. They will then develop and teach a culturally appropriate conservation education curriculum to this group of students along with leadership training curriculum suitable for younger students. Together, we are hoping to identify and train the conservation leaders of tomorrow and create a peer network so that students learn about the environment from each other.

Based in: Uganda

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Project 3: Development of Project Farm as an Ecotourist Site

Kasiisi 2-4-3

Summary: For this project, Laidlaw scholars will work with project staff and local ecotourism operators to formulate a plan and marketing strategy to develop our project farm as an ecotourist campsite. Students will also network with women’s collectives in the area to develop unique and culturally appropriate tourism activities that could be marketed through the campsite. Students will develop leadership training for these women to empower them to become local entrepreneurs.

Based in: Uganda

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Think Pacific

❗Join a discovery session to learn more about all Think Pacific projects!❗

Friday 19th November, 1pm GMT/ 8am EST  (Register Here)

Wednesday 8th December, 1pm GMT/ 8am EST (Register Here)

  

Project 1: Community and Youth Volunteer Project

Kasiisi 2-4-3

Summary: The Think Pacific Community Volunteering Project is a 6-week culturally immersive programme.  Based within a rural village in Fiji’s interior or outlying islands, Laidlaw Scholars will participate in a multifaceted programme designed in partnership with relevant Fijian Ministries to achieve local development aims under the Fiji National Development Plan, and Village Action Plans. The programme includes the construction of a community centre building or community health worker clinic, and participating in advocacy activities and youth workshops across a range of sectors, including public health, mental health, youth development, sports development, and community resilience, whilst ensuring students consider real-world implementation and expand their communication, teamwork and leadership skills.

Based in: Fiji

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Project 2: Health Promotion Project

Think Pacific 2-4-4

Summary: The Think Pacific Health Promotion Project allows scholars to work with underfunded and under-resourced local charities as they deliver community outreach projects, with the aim of improving access to public health and mental health advice in remote areas. Working on a high impact project, scholars will collaborate with local charity staff and Pacific volunteers and help to expand the work of local NGOs in remote settings. This project is ideal for scholars with an interest in health and education and who would relish the chance to join a dynamic team, passionate about improving the health and wellbeing of disadvantaged communities. Scholars will need to step out of their comfort zone, embrace a unique culture and support a locally-led and culturally sensitive model of health development.

Based in: Fiji

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Project 3: Environment & Sustainability Project

Think Pacific 2-4-4

Summary: The Think Pacific Environment & Sustainability Project allows scholars to work with youth-led organisations in Fiji, contribute to sustainable development initiatives, and facilitate income generation for disadvantaged communities. During this challenging and high impact program, scholars will live and work in remote areas of Fiji, learn from local change-makers, support current environmental initiatives and help innovate new ideas and concepts, which can advance the aims of Fiji’s National Development Plan. This project is ideal for scholars with an interest in environmental issues, climate justice, human rights, plastic pollution, waste management, sustainable living and using social enterprise and micro-enterprise as a tool for community development and sustainability. 

Based in: Fiji

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Timothy Smith Network 

TSN 2-2-4

Summary: Scholars will join a team of local instructors teaching STEAM skills (3D-Design/Printing, Website and Graphic Design, and more) to students from underrepresented communities in the Greater Boston area. Professional development will be provided where needed.

Based in: Greater Boston area, US Restrictions: preference is given to non-US based Scholars

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Apply Here →

 


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Tortoise Media

Project 1: Community Network - Diversifying the Newsroom 

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Summary: Laidlaw Scholars will be integral to our next phase of Community Network outreach. We would love Scholars to independently:

  • Identify charities working with disadvantaged communities
  • Reach out to these organisations to arrange introductory calls
  • Communicate Community Network benefits to charities
  • Secure Community Network partnerships
  • Onboard new partners into our Network
  • Build and maintain charity partnership relations, ensuring that their voices are represented in our newsroom, and their stories are listened too.
Based in: London, UK Restrictions: preference is given to non-UK based Scholars

Learn more →

Apply Here →

 

Project 2: Vaccines Arms Race

Tortoise 2-1-3

Summary: In Summer 2021, Tortoise Media launched the 'Arms Race' - a global campaign to get the world vaccinated as fast as possible. We are asking the G7 and G20 to fund and deliver 7 billion jabs by the end of 2021 and a further 7 billion by mid-2022, vaccinating 70% of the world’s population by then. You can read our coalition’s letter, originally published in the Financial Times, for more detail.

Sadly we do not anticipate these goals will be met, so we are in the search for Laidlaw Scholars that are passionate about this issue to bring their energy and ideas to help us keep this issue on the top of the minds of politicians across the world. As part of the placement, you will be working with us to craft compelling communications, create impactful social media posts, join us in meetings with decision-makers as well as like-minded organisations to help bring change. 

Based in: London, UK Restrictions: preference is given to non-UK based Scholars

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Apply Here →

 


If you have any questions, please get in touch with your University's Laidlaw contact.

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Marketing Manager, Laidlaw Foundation

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For a year after graduating, I worked for the UN Mine Action Service which removes landmines from conflict and post-conflict regions. Now I have returned to the Laidlaw Foundation!

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