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Courtenay Jacklin – Blog 4: Environmental Justice is a Slow Process

Due to tightening environmental regulations in the United States, a thermometer factory owned by Chesebrough Pond’s Inc. was exported from the U.S. to Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu, India, in 1983. Unilever’s subsidiary, Hindustan Unilever Limited, acquired the factory in 1986.  In 2001,… Continue Reading →

Rachel Lynch – Podcast 2: The SAM Project & Me

Here’s a quick overview of the work The SAM Project is doing in Southern Province, Zambia and a look into what guides our program decisions, design, and implementation. I’ve also discussed my role with The SAM Project on agribusiness and… Continue Reading →

Emily Clare – Blog 3: Worlds Apart

On my first day here, I asked one of the children where I could fill up my pink stainless steel water bottle, expecting to be led to water-fountain. The little boy walked me to the back of the building that… Continue Reading →

Courtenay Jackin – Blog 3: Toxic Tours

  Children playing on a soccer field adjacent to a coal-burning thermal power plant in Ennore.  The three original stacks can be seen center right, with the taller, newly-constructed stack to the left.              … Continue Reading →

Charlotte Whyte – Blog 2: A sense of home

Swathes of countless international airports, bad patterned carpets, tiles and the somehow close companionship of other single passengers through time and space. The limbo of modern travel. Finally, a whirl of baggage claim and then out into the new darkness… Continue Reading →

Emily Clare – Blog 2: Generosity and Resiliency: Lessons from the Township Children

“How is Africa? How is work going?” When people ask me these questions I find it impossible to know how to answer because I can’t choose just one story. Any story I share can’t possibly represent my experiences here because… Continue Reading →

Clara Harding – Blog 2: The art of letting go

Since mid-May, I have been living in New Delhi, India working with the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA) as an intern. It’s hard to believe a whole month has passed; I can easily imagine that 5 months from… Continue Reading →

Clara Harding – Blog 1: Here we go!

In preparing for our upcoming departure, my fellow CAPI intern Alanya sat down to chat briefly with me about my upcoming placement working with PRIA in India. We just finished up a week of pre-departure training with CAPI, which has… Continue Reading →

Courtenay Jacklin – Blog 1: Ready to Go

To concluded pre-departure training in Victoria, we’ve recorded introductory interviews about our upcoming internships.  Check out my interview with Charlotte to learn more about my internship this summer in Chennai, India.

Jacob Derksen – Blog 1: Pre-Departure Interview

  Here’s a conversation I had with Rachel on the last day of Pre-Departure, where we talked about myself and what I’ll be doing in Jakarta, Indonesia!

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