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16 maand Junior Assistant bij BTC in Zuid- Afrika

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Na meer dan een jaar in Zuid-Afrika te vertoeven zit mijn tijd als Junior Assistant er bijna op. Het perfecte moment om even terug te blikken op wat ik hier allemaal heb zitten uitvreten.In september 2012 kwam ik samen met mijn collega Inge hier toe met niet meer dan een koffer en een vage jobomschrijving als houvast. Gelukkig was er al onmiddellijk het BTC Zuid-Afrika team dat ons uitstekende ondersteuning bood in de eerste weken na de aankomst … en dat hadden we nodig. De dienst binnen het Zuid-Afrikaanse Departement van Rurale Ontwikkeling waar we zouden werken was net helemaal door elkaar gegooid en onze toekomst in Zuid-Afrika was nog onduidelijk. Het was niet de eerste keer dat zo’n herverdeling plaatsvond, en het zou ook niet de laatste zijn. Uiteindelijk konden we met een kleine maand vertraging beginnen aan onze hoofdtaak: het analyseren van het Departement z’n database.

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Mapping the MPI | Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative

Mapping the MPI | Oxford Poverty & Human Development Initiative | International aid trends from a Belgian perspective | Scoop.it
Explore global multidimensional poverty around the world using OPHI’s interactive world map. It shows how poverty differs by country (a darker colour indicates a higher MPI, and therefore greater poverty).
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Stories Displayed on Maps

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On myHistro you can create advanced geolocated timelines that you can play as presentations. Pin your events, videos and photos to the map and share them with friends and family.

 

This new resource, myHistro, combines interactive maps with timelines to organize stories, journeys or historical events as the move over time and place.  By embedding photos, videos and links this creates an incredibly dynamic platform for telling historical and geographic stories.  By combining these features, this is a powerful tool to create customized resources for you students.  Pictured above is a sample timeline that shows the spatial and temporal journey of the Olympic torch for the 2012 Games.   


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Mapping Development Aid for Better Outcomes

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Every year, donor organisations allocate around US$150 billion to support human and socio-economic development initiatives worldwide. Dustin Homer, Associate at Development Gateway shares how the international development community is using GIS to address challenges in monitoring and tracking development aid.
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The True Size Of Africa

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This is another old classic image that I might have shared earlier but it merits repeating. As Salvatore Natoli (a leader in geography education) once said, "In our society we unconsciously equate size with importance and even power." This is one reason why many people have underestimated the true size of Africa relative to places that they view as more important or more powerful.


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Ricardo Salaya Monsell's comment, November 5, 2012 10:31 AM
Although I do not think they do to "trick", it is true that confuses many people and makes them believe in a world disproportionate. (Apologies for my terrible google-English)
Laurence Cuffe's curator insight, August 1, 2013 1:46 AM

While size is not every thing, and Ireland seems to have returned to the UK, This is an image worth discusing in Class.

Afrikasources's curator insight, January 15, 7:10 AM

Just a reminder