Job Responsibilities VacancyUndefinedThe Public Affairs (PAS) Financial Analyst coordinates and assists in preparation of PAS annual budget and keeps track of all budget categories and current budget status. Maintains representational cuff account and administrative files and records. Cuff accounts: Spread sheets to allocate, track, document and, most importantly, plan for the annual budget using the PD ABACUS+ as well as locally created tools applying budgetary and accounting principles. To maintain the cuff accounts, the individual must have sophisticated knowledge of Microsoft Excel, working knowledge of COAST software and State budget procedures and regulations, as well as general accounting principles. Assists Public Affairs Officer (PAO) to prepare and periodically review The Public Diplomacy [JB emphasis] Implementation Plan (PDIP). The Analyst also initiates many and tracks all contracting and procurement requests for PAS, in coordination with the req..
THE BLOG 05/11/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011Public Diplomacy: The World Should Be Teaching Us, Mr. KristofBy John Brown, Huffington Post (2011); reposted, as it may be indirectly pertinent to well meaning and idealistic Peace Corps volunteers, re the tragic death of the missionary — John Allen Chau — killed on a remote Indian Ocean island; see (1)
Well-meaning Nicholas D. Kristof in the New York Times:“Peace Corps and Teach for America represent the best ethic of public service. But at a time when those programs can’t meet the demand from young people seeking to give back, we need a new initiative: Teach for the World.In my mind, Teach for the World would be a one-year program placing young Americans in schools in developing countries. The Americans might teach English or computer skills, or coach basketball or debate teams. …This would be a government-financed effort to supplement an American public diplomacy outreach that has been eviscerated over the last few decades.”M..
Wikipedia [JB personal note: John L. Brown, my father, was a diplomat and also a poet (first?)]
image (not from entry) fromExcerpt:Poet-diplomats are poets who have also served their countries as diplomats. The best known poet-diplomats are perhaps Geoffrey Chaucer and Thomas Wyatt; the category also includes recipients of the Nobel Prize in Literature: Ivo Andrić, Gabriela Mistral, Saint-John Perse,Miguel Ángel Asturias, Pablo Neruda, George Seferis, Czesław Miłosz and Octavio Paz.Contemporary poet-diplomats include Abhay K,Indran Amirthanayagam, Kofi Awoonor, Philip McDonagh and Yiorgos Chouliaras. …Abhay Kumar wrote, “There seems to be a connection between poetry and diplomacy as several diplomats over the ages have excelled in poetry”. He further adds, “Diplomacy is a complex art that involves the mixing of political acumen, cultural finesse, language abilities and conversation skills to wield the power of persuasion. Diplomacy is generally conducte..
Odinaka Anudu, businessday.ng, Apr 22, 2019
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From April 13-18, students of the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, gathered for the 2019 Campus Labs Disability Hackathon that seeks to address the challenges and needs of people with disabilities using technology solutions.
Following a five-day boot camp facilitated by three Mandela Washington Fellows —Emeka Ossai (CEO, CampusLabs), Busola Majekodunmi and Tobiloba Ajayi, 26 participating students representing seven teams pitched their ideas before a jury of leading tech leaders and disability inclusion advocates.
The hackathon is supported by a public diplomacy [JB emphasis] grant from the United States Consulate in Lagos.
Speaking on Thursday at the grand finale of the hackaton hosted at the University of Ibadan, Russell Brooks, U.S. consulate public affairs officer lauded the students for working collaboratively to improve accessibility and mobility for people living with disabilities.
Brooks, who also served ..
Even though many of Brazil’s favelas are still lacking basic infrastructure, internet usage is relatively high. Young locals are now starting to use social media to launch campaigns to improve the areas where they live. Even before he leaves the house in the morning, 19-year-old Michel Silva reaches for his smartphone and updates his blog.