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Two Presidents, One Agenda: A Blueprint for South Korea and the United States to Address the Challenges of the 2020s and Beyond

May 11, 2022

President Biden and South Korea's new president, Yoon Suk-yeol, have a historic opportunity to forge a closer U.S.-R.O.K. alliance. Two Presidents, One Agenda: A Blueprint for South Korea and the United States to Address the Challenges of the 2020s and Beyond is a series of articles that present the two presidents with specific policy recommendations addressing the most significant security and economic challenges and opportunities the two allies face in the years ahead. The articles are divided into two major categories: the shifting geopolitics of Northeast Asia, and economic and trade issues. There are 12 topics total under these two major areas. For each of the bigger geostrategic and economic issues, prominent experts – one from the United States, the other from the ROK—present recommendations on how each of their countries can deal with these challenges. For more narrow issues, a single expert, either American or Korean, offers recommendations. All of the writers are leading experts in their field with significant scholarly credentials. In addition, many have extensive government experience as well. Given all the shifts transforming the international environment, the United States and South Korea cannot afford a "business as usual" approach to their relations. This essay collection will chart a way forward for both administrations.

Ukraine: The War Told Via the Stories of Those Fleeing Conflict

April 24, 2022

We have decided to create a collection of stories in this e-book, to offer a broad picture of what is happening, what the war means, and the reasons that in Ukraine, as in other parts of the world, push people to run from their nation homes. We also reflect on how much the "willingness to welcome" counts. Our aim is to attentively follow the facts today and build a shared memory for tomorrow that helps us avoid mistakes made in the past.

Bridging Language and Work: Solutions to Invest in Immigrant and Refugee Talent

February 8, 2022

Finding, retaining, and developing talent is a top priority for business leaders today. Refugees represent an incredible pool of talent that can fill worker shortages and enhance diversity. Yet, many employers overlook refugee candidates due to perceptions that workers cannot succeed in a role if they have limited proficiency in the local language. Bridging Language and Work: Solutions to Invest in Immigrant and Refugee Talent outlines how companies can implement solutions to overcome language barriers to help local language learners – including refugees – get into jobs faster as they work towards proficiency. The guide provides key information for employers, including:A framework for companies on the ways in which they can invest in local language learners beyond expanding access to language trainingSpecific solutions that can be implemented across the talent management cycle to help local language learners succeedThe business benefits of hiring refugees and other local language learnersA list of resources that companies can tap into to support local language learnersThis guide is a collaboration between the Tent Partnership for Refugees and JFF (Jobs for the Future), a national nonprofit that drives transformation in the U.S. workforce and education systems. This guide was developed as part of JFF's Corporate Action Platform, which helps uncover and share talent solutions that enable companies to address both business and social needs.

A Handbook on anti money laundering and countering financing of terrorism for not-for-profit organisations in West Africa

February 8, 2022

Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) perform a vital role in different communities worldwide, often remote, and challenging/hard to reach.Their functions may include but not limited to providing relief and support to groups of the population in need in urgent crisis; advocating for peace, democracy, and the rule of law in countries that suffer deficits of the same; striving for the realisation of human rights and fundamental freedoms and promoting a human rights culture in a non-violent way.Unfortunately, the FATF policy regulation has linked some non-profit organisation operations and funding to illicit sources and the facilitation of discrete processes and intent to finance terrorism.

Rebuilding the Post-Pandemic Economy

November 30, 2021

After suffering the worst economic shock since the Great Depression, the American economy is recovering in fits and starts. While many businesses are reopening their doors and thriving, continued uncertainty about the course of the virus, the inflation outlook, labor shortages, and many other factors are hampering a full return to normal activity. The COVID-19 pandemic reinforced and exacerbated many of the biggest structural economic challenges in our society. It precipitated the largest economic relief and stimulus spending in US history and transformed the way that millions of Americans live and work, with automation, e-commerce, and telework all playing a bigger role.The policy volume Rebuilding the Post Pandemic Economy examines important questions about how the post-pandemic economy will take shape. What are some initial lessons we can take away from the novel government programs that were deployed to provide economic relief and stimulus? How can we implement new infrastructure investments to maximize efficiency and equity, and best respond to the climate crisis? After a year of widespread school closures, what have we learned about the role of K-12 education in perpetuating or reducing social and economic inequities? And how should American trade policies evolve to promote economic recovery and strengthen America's role in the global economy?

U.S. Employers’ Guide to Hiring Afghan Refugees

November 26, 2021

In response to the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan in August 2021, the U.S. government pledged to welcome up to 95,000 Afghans. The U.S. Employers' Guide to Hiring Afghan Refugees is a manual for businesses that answers common questions about how to hire recently arrived Afghans, including critical information for human resources teams, such as: A fact sheet on Afghan Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) holders, refugees, and parolees, where they are likely to resettle, and an overview of their educational and professional backgrounds.The business benefits of hiring Afghans.Logistical guidance for businesses on how to hire Afghans. A list of organizations to connect with if companies are interested in hiring Afghans, as well as additional resources for employers to support these hiring efforts.This guide is a collaboration between the Tent Partnership for Refugees and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS), the largest faith-based national nonprofit dedicated exclusively to serving refugees, asylum seekers, and other vulnerable immigrant communities in the U.S. As a national resettlement organization, LIRS has more than 25 years of experience across the U.S. supporting refugee career entry and advancement.

For Want of a Dentist: The Rise of the Dental Therapy Movement in Tribal Nations and the U.S., Lessons from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation

November 1, 2021

Dental therapy is a proven community-based solution that ensures all children and families in America have access to oral health care, parents have access to professional wage jobs and communities improve population health. Since 2006, WKKF has supported Tribal and non-Native communities coming together to highlight the need for dental therapists.As a new type of mid-level dental provider, dental therapists are delivering care to communities where dental care was not accessible for everyone. Dental therapists increase access to oral health care, expand the dental team and promote economic development. Moving forward it will take coalitions of civic, nonprofit, philanthropic and public and private sector leaders to continue engaging with communities. For this vision to become real, communities must acknowledge oral health disparities and racial inequities, heal those wounds and move forward to implement strategies that can allow dental therapists to provide much-needed care to patients. 

Collaborating to transform and improve education systems: A playbook for family-school engagement

October 28, 2021

This playbook on family-school collaboration makes the case for why family engagement is essential for education systems transformation and why families and schools must have a shared understanding of what a good quality education looks like. By providing evidence-based strategies from around the world and other hands-on tools that school leaders and partners can adopt and use in their local contexts, it aims to help leapfrog education inequality so that all young people can have a 21st-century education.

A Guide for Advancing the Sustainable Development Goals in Your Community

August 31, 2021

Informed by the SDG 10 Guide Advisory Group, this guide aims to be a practical tool for communities looking to localize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).The SDGs are a set of 17 interconnected Global Goals that serve as a shared vision for a more equitable and resilient future, to be achieved by 2030. The international community is committed to taking action on these goals and Canada has shown leadership at the federal level and, even more vitally, within cities and communities.This guide outlines big ideas for advancing the SDGs locally, inspiring stories of communities that are leading the way, helpful resources, ways to get started, and more. It was written for leaders from across sectors including elected officials, staff within city or regional governments, community organizers, business leaders, and concerned citizens.

Feminist Mentoring For Feminist Futures – Part 1: The Theory

July 1, 2021

Feminist leadership is essential for transformation at the individual level, as well as organizations and movements, and has been one of CREA's core strategies since its inceptionHowever, translating feminist leadership from concept to practice is a challenging task. The work of undoing and rebuilding systemic and internalized models of power and leadership requires structured and ongoing support — namely, feminist mentoring. In 2016, CREA and Global Fund for Women designed the SAYWLM (South Asia Young Women's Leadership and Mentoring) initiative to build a cadre of young feminist leaders and movement builders through a process of systematic mentoring. This initiative's theory and practice of feminist mentoring breaks traditional models of mentoring that often do not interrogate patriarchal power structures — including in the mentoring relationship itself — and pioneered a model that centers and performs feminist values in the mentoring context. It also demonstrated the vital role that mentoring can play in strengthening feminist leadership in practice.Based on the learning from this initiative, the three-part guide 'Feminist Mentoring for Feminist Futures' was developed to support others who wish to explore the feminist mentoring pathway. The guide explores the theory and practice of feminist mentoring and its impact on both Mentors and young women leaders.

Feminist Mentoring For Feminist Futures – Part 2: The Practice

July 1, 2021

Feminist leadership is essential for transformation at the individual level, as well as organizations and movements, and has been one of CREA's core strategies since its inceptionHowever, translating feminist leadership from concept to practice is a challenging task. The work of undoing and rebuilding systemic and internalized models of power and leadership requires structured and ongoing support — namely, feminist mentoring. In 2016, CREA and Global Fund for Women designed the SAYWLM (South Asia Young Women's Leadership and Mentoring) initiative to build a cadre of young feminist leaders and movement builders through a process of systematic mentoring. This initiative's theory and practice of feminist mentoring breaks traditional models of mentoring that often do not interrogate patriarchal power structures — including in the mentoring relationship itself — and pioneered a model that centers and performs feminist values in the mentoring context. It also demonstrated the vital role that mentoring can play in strengthening feminist leadership in practice.Based on the learning from this initiative, the three-part guide 'Feminist Mentoring for Feminist Futures' was developed to support others who wish to explore the feminist mentoring pathway. The guide explores the theory and practice of feminist mentoring and its impact on both Mentors and young women leaders.

Feminist Mentoring For Feminist Futures – Part 3: The Stories

July 1, 2021

Feminist leadership is essential for transformation at the individual level, as well as organizations and movements, and has been one of CREA's core strategies since its inceptionHowever, translating feminist leadership from concept to practice is a challenging task. The work of undoing and rebuilding systemic and internalized models of power and leadership requires structured and ongoing support — namely, feminist mentoring. In 2016, CREA and Global Fund for Women designed the SAYWLM (South Asia Young Women's Leadership and Mentoring) initiative to build a cadre of young feminist leaders and movement builders through a process of systematic mentoring. This initiative's theory and practice of feminist mentoring breaks traditional models of mentoring that often do not interrogate patriarchal power structures — including in the mentoring relationship itself — and pioneered a model that centers and performs feminist values in the mentoring context. It also demonstrated the vital role that mentoring can play in strengthening feminist leadership in practice.Based on the learning from this initiative, the three-part guide 'Feminist Mentoring for Feminist Futures' was developed to support others who wish to explore the feminist mentoring pathway. The guide explores the theory and practice of feminist mentoring and its impact on both Mentors and young women leaders.Part 3 presents stories from the Mentors and Mentees who were part of the SAYWLM initiative — their challenges, triumphs, and overall experience during the mentoring journey.