New CAS Global Social Entrepreneurship

Towards global solutions

This CAS follows the idea of project-based learning. The participants get the opportunity to test and execute the contents of the course directly on real-time projects in social enterprises around the world. The CAS is designed for leaders of social initiatives and nonprofit organizations (NPOs) and enterprises that target global challenges of our society (e.g. child health, education, migration, etc.). The need for intercultural co-operation, innovative projects and new thinking demands for leaders who adapt quickly to new circumstances and are able to overcome cultural differences.

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CHS Alliance appoints Tanya Wood as Executive Director

Geneva and London, 11 May 2018 – On behalf of the CHS Alliance Board, Robert Tickner, Chair, is pleased to announce the appointment of Tanya Wood as the future Executive Director of the CHS Alliance. “I am delighted to welcome Tanya to the CHS Alliance, she will take over from Judith F. Greenwood in September this year,” said Robert.

Tanya has a strong track record of leading international membership organisations, most recently as CEO of the International Federation of Anti- Leprosy Associations (ILEP). She was the Director of Partnerships and Policy at the International Council of Voluntary Agencies (ICVA) and held various management positions at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). Her areas of expertise include strategy and organisational development, and developing partnership and co-ordination platforms and policies.

“The CHS Alliance is a critical platform for NGOs to ensure crisis-affected people and communities are at the centre of humanitarian and development action. I am looking forward to working with the members of the Alliance at a time when it is essential for aid organizations to apply the Core Humanitarian Standard,” said Tanya.

“I am very glad to be handing over to someone with Tanya’s background and experience,” said Judith. “I know our members will be delighted to learn of her experience of working with member organisations. I am confident that, together with our members, she will lead the Alliance to the next stage of its development, and continue to champion the importance of the Core Humanitarian Standard on Quality and Accountability (CHS) globally.”

The CHS is at the heart of the Alliance’s mission. It sets out Nine Commitments to communities and people affected by crisis, stating what they can expect from organisations and individuals delivering humanitarian assistance.

The CHS Alliance is a membership organisation, with members operating in more than 160 countries worldwide in the humanitarian and development sectors. The Alliance was founded at a Constitutive General Assembly in Nairobi 2015, and came into being in May 2016 as the result of a merger between HAP International and People in Aid.

Arbeitszeitreglement: Flexibilisierung der Arbeitszeit

Der starre «9 to 5-Job» ist heute eher die Ausnahme als die Regel. Unternehmen haben das Bedürfnis, die Arbeitnehmenden möglichst kapazitätsorientiert einzusetzen, und Arbeitnehmende legen ebenfalls grossen Wert auf flexiblere Arbeitszeitgestaltung. Die Flexibilisierung der Arbeitszeit kann mit verschiedenen Massnahmen erreicht werden.

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Strong labour relations key to reducing inequality and meeting challenges of a changing world of work – OECD & ILO

Globalisation and rapid technological innovation have spurred unprecedented economic growth but not everyone has benefited. Unions and employers, together with governments, can play a major role in making growth more inclusive and helping workers and businesses face the challenges of a changing world of work. Good labor relations are a way to reduce inequalities in jobs and wages and better share prosperity, according to a new OECD-ILO report.

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Oxfam to lose 100 staff as funding falls

Oxfam is making 100 staff redundant in Britain after the sexual exploitation scandal in Haiti led to a huge drop in its income.

The charity was forced to curtail some international aid programmes after it agreed not to bid for new money from the Department for International Development (Dfid), which gave it about £30 million per year.

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Innovationsmanagement und Zukunft im HR: Interview mit Robindro Ullah

Herr Ullah, in Ihrem Blog «HR in MIND» schreiben Sie, HR-Personal hätte keinen Humor. Wie kommen Sie zu dieser Auffassung?
Insgesamt sind wir doch meist recht streng unterwegs. Es existieren nur wenige HR Witze und man hat nicht den Eindruck, dass HRler über sich lachen könnten. Während viele andere Berufsgruppen Gifs, Memes und andere Spielereinen besitzen, haben wir …. nichts.

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Development workers behaving badly

Now that the waves of reactions and counter-reactions have subsided, I ask if it is possible to rethink the infamous ‘Oxfam incident’. To put it briefly, the charity’s high-level professionals have been reported to have indulged in partying with sex workers in earthquake-affected Haiti, where prostitution is legally prohibited. These officials were ‘on mission’ – to borrow a term widely used by development donors such as the World Bank for recipient country visits by their staff – so the news recently made global headlines, and Oxfam was heavily criticised and ostracised for its handling of the affair.

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ICRC, World Bank Partner to Enhance Support in Fragile and Conflict-affected Settings

Washington, May 9, 2018 – The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the World Bank met today to establish a strategic partnership focused on improving support to the millions of people living in extreme poverty and suffering from the impacts of fragility, conflict and violence (FCV).

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