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Aid Works in the News | Evaluating DFID's Ebola Emergency Response Fund | Top 10 Tips When Joining an Aid Organisation | Negotiating Knowledge | Upcoming Courses | Dispatches from the Field: Should I Stay or Do I Go? | Join the Aid Works team 
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Aid Works in the News
Evaluating DFID's Ebola Emergency Response Fund
Top Tweets
Bellwood Prestbury - Specialist Insurance for Complex Environments
Top 10 Tips: Considering Duty of Care When Joining an Aid Organisation
New Book: Negotiating Knowledge
Upcoming Courses
Aid Work's E-Learning 
Dispatches from the Field: When Crisis Comes

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Aid Works in the News



Aid Works Founding Director, Mia Ali speaks to with BBC Radio Sheffield about Aid Works, aid, and how it can be done better. Hear the interview here.


Mia also published an article in the Guardian on what aid workers can do to heal tensions in a post-Brexit vote world. Read that article here.

 

Evaluating DFID's Ebola Emergency Response Fund
Aid Works recently evaluated DFID's Ebola Emergency REsponse Fund in Sierra Leone, as managed by GOAL. This effective and responsive fund filled critical gaps in the response at the height of the Ebola crisis. It provided patient facilities, training for health care workers, ambulances and food/non-food items for households under quarantine. To find out more about the fund, read our report or – if you’re short of time – listen to our podcast.

Top Tweets
Top Tweets
Proof of #sheffieldissuper! @AlJazeera report on families make #refugeeswelcome! Well done! http://ow.ly/VVgu302nRCx 

Check out our #elearning materials- we need to do more #free products for #aidworkers #ukaid http://www.aidworks.org.uk/e-learning-centre/ …

Now for something completely different - some positive news on #aid thanks @markriceoxley69 http://ow.ly/qHQF301glRP 
 
Need specialist insurance for your organisation or as an individual? We use Bellwood Prestbury when we’re working in complex environments- contact Coral cp@bellwoodprestbury.com +44 (0)1242 588678 if you need advice.

Bellwood Prestbury are independent global insurance specialists and can provide humanitarian and NGO insurance covering organisations and individuals operating in hostile or remote territories, or working on potentially high-risk development projects overseas.

Whether you've worked in aid for a long time, or are just considering joining, the duty of care provided to you by the organisation is important. Duty of Care specialist, Christine Williamson,  provides 10 key things to consider. Read them here

Negotiating Knowledge: Evidence and experience in development NGOs


Are you maker, shaper, user or victim? James Copestake, Professor of International Development at the University of Bath, UK challenges your thinking with eight not-so-plain tales of knowledge, evidence and power in the shadowy jungle of NGOs and development.

Available here.
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PODCASTS!
Don't miss our new podcast page at the Aid Work website. Click here.
Upcoming Courses: Careers in Aid Work, 22 October, Sheffield
 
"A perfect introduction for anyone interested in aid work and a brilliant stepping stone into the sector"
                           - Course Participant


Are you interested in a career in international development? Are you going to the field for the first time or planning to volunteer abroad? Do you want to get better prepared and improve your employability?
 
This one-day workshop is an essential introduction for anyone interested in a career in aid work. Facilitated by experienced aid workers, you will learn about the opportunities available to you in the sector, and explore how to get that all-important first job. This course is essential for anyone serious about a career in international development. Full details of the course are on our website.


 

Did you know that Aid Works has created a suite of e-learning materials to help aid workers and health professionals use key software packages in South Sudan? Visit our E-Learning Centre to learn more, and to try out these free resources.
 

When the crisis comes

In December, 2013, violence broke out in South Sudan's capital city, Juba, and grew into a civil conflict. Since then, the situation has been tense with periodic violence. One aid worker describes the experience of living and working in Juba when violence breaks out again.. Read her account here.

If you have any feedback on Aid in Action, or any ideas for future content, please contact the editor at info@aidworks.org.uk.

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