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DFID, the Department for International Development, is the part of the UK Government that manages Britain’s aid to poor countries. We work with charities, international organisations and the governments of poor countries to find lasting solutions to the global problem of poverty. On Soundcloud you can hear the opinions of respected voices from across the international development field - on a wide range of subjects from climate change to health and education, from economic growth and trade to democracy and accountability.
Top 10 DFID Episodes
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A WHO that Works for Women and Children: A Podcast with Dr David Nabarro
05/03/17 • 4 min
Today, differing health conditions are changing the requirements of the global response, like shifting focus to preventing and responding to non-communicable diseases like cancer and diabetes, which are responsible for every 7 out of 10 deaths globally today. WHO’s immense responsibility in meeting modern health challenges across the world requires strong leadership focused on delivering value for money and updating the system to meet the needs of today and tomorrow. WHO Director General candidate Dr David Nabarro sat down with us to explain how the WHO would modernise under his leadership, and why this modernisation is so important for the future.
Candidate for WHO Director General Dr David Nabarro draws on over 40 years of experience and expertise to explain the importance of coordinated and quick responses by the WHO in humanitarian crises and emergencies. He discusses how communities, especially children are impacted by food shortages, and what’s needed to provide a concerted global response to crises.
Escape from FGM
02/06/17 • 6 min
16-year-old twins Hope and Leah escaped FGM with minutes to spare. Listen to them tell their story and find out why they want to fight for girls' rights. Background: UK Aid works through partners to support a collective abandonment of the FGM, encouraging whole communities to say no to FGM together. We are backing the Africa-led movement to end FGM, working in 17 countries from Kenya to Ethiopia, Somalia to Uganda. Our support to The Girl Generation allows them to work with grassroots organisations like the one looking after Hope and Leah to help them effectively campaign for an end to FGM within their own communities.
Akuja de Garang is the project leader of the UK aid-funded programme Girls' Education South Sudan. On her way to Buckingham Palace to receive an MBE for her work, she came to speak to DFID about her life as a refugee and how she returned to South Sudan, where she was born, as an adult to help girls go to school. Listen to Akuja's inspirational story here, and to watch our video with her visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mp9s-ZGNHiI
Stefan Dercon DFID's Chief Economist introduces DFID's first Economic Development Strategy. DFID’s Economic Development Strategy sets out how Britain will establish new trade, investment and economic links and end global poverty. https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/dfids-economic-development-strategy-2017