Representatives from Atlanta non-governmental and humanitarian organizations who use the French language in their profession will talk with area high school and university French classes about eld work in the Caribbean, West and North Africa, parts of Asia and other regions. The presentations will give students a broader understanding of humanitarian affairs and showcase how learning a second language opens exciting career paths at home and abroad.
The documentary film “Triage: Dr Orbinski’s Humanitarian Dilemma” follows the powerful odyssey of James Orbinski, a humanitarian, Nobel Peace Prize-winning doctor, and former head of Doctors Without Borders, as he returns to Africa to ponder the meaning of his life’s work and the value of helping others.
During this one-day forum which unites French and American NGOs and health experts, experts will touch on medical commodities, the use of pre-packed kits and the opportunity for collaboration between corporations and humanitarian organizations. They will also explore the connection between Atlanta-based programming and organizations with global humanitarian logistics programming.
Atlanta is home to a number of international NGOs and humanitarian organizations that do work among the world’s francophone regions, which account for more than 220 million people. Representatives from organizations such as the Peace Corps and Carter Center present how they … Read More
Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (SRH) in a crises context remains ever-relevant due to natural disasters, famine, disease and other ongoing problems across the globe. The French Consulate General in Atlanta and Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health will host … Read More
France-Atlanta 2015 hosted a humanitarian roundtable in partnership with Emory University on climate change and its impacts on vulnerable populations on October 28, 2015. The event attracted participants from numerous universities in the region as well as state and … Read More
Representatives from local NGOs shared their field experience with students in Metro Atlanta high schools and universities from October 27, 2015 – November 9, 2015. Students learned about current humanitarian issues that are being addressed by these organizations, particularly in … Read More
Smartphones and other mobile platforms are proliferating throughout the developing world, especially as device costs rapidly decrease. Cellular voice and data increasingly reaches towards all corners of the world. These technology and economic trends have spurred research, field trials and … Read More