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Archive: September 2015

Nicola Craig Hora - Blog 1: Knowledge and Accessibility

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Last week I woke up at 3am to tsunami sirens. It was not the first time that I had heard Japanese emergency alarms; I had heard earthquake warnings in that past and I attended the annual Yokohama Disaster Drill two weeks ago but even having had those experiences there was something that bothered me with the tsunami sirens. They are spoken in fast Japanese and I wasn’t even really sure that I understood the alarm right. Also there is a melody that plays when the alarm ends.

Roxanne Power - Blog 1: Bargaining for Livelihoods - India

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While staying in Delhi, I spent a day browsing markets with a friend in a popular district of New Delhi and soon found myself in a dilemma. It was a moment that has stuck with me, and it prompted me to write this blog reflection.

Perry Watson - Podcast 3: Interpreting the peri-urban landscape

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Join me on a typical walk home from my host organization's office (PRIA) to my residence, here in Raipur, India. 

I discuss many of the sights and sounds, trials and tribulations, and personal reflections that I have gathered over the first two months of my placement. I thought that it would be both appropriate and desirable to attempt to share my own experience, in as much as a podcast can, for a wider audience. The format or lack thereof is organic and free-flowing.

Let's take a walk and have a chat.  

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Jordan Konyk - Blog 2: Paths and Politics

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Continuing my exploration of forms of power in Dhaka, in my second blog I reflect on the idea that our urban journeys, or paths, are far from neutral or mundane. Instead, they reflect deep histories and important political conditions. Comparing paths in Victoria and Dhaka, I argue that how we get around is much more than a simple matter of convenience or logistics – it’s political.

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Tabitha Black-Lock - Blog 3: Dilemmas of Housing in a Megacity: Urban Expansion in Dhaka

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Urbanization is a complex process, and there are many factors that push people to migrate to larger cities. Due in part to the increased rural to urban migration, among other factors of population growth, Dhaka has emerged as one of the fasted growing cities in the world. Of course, this continuous expansion has massive economic, environmental, political, social and cultural impacts on Bangladesh and its inhabitants. In Dhaka, one of the major concerns is housing. How will Dhaka sustain and accommodate the growing population? Where will people live?

Yasmine El-Hamamsy - Blog 2: The Globalized Bottleneck

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My second blog post discusses the UNHCR's system of processing and admitting refugees. It also discusses some interactions between asylum-seekers, the UNHCR and the Malaysian state. Thanks for reading! Any feedback and advice would be the most welcome.

Yasmine El-Hamamsy - Podcast 2: Some Perspective from Inside the System

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Hello all!

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Cam Giannotti - Podcast 1: Introductory Interview

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In my first podcast, fellow CAPI Intern Kip Jorgensen asks me a few questions about myself and my upcoming placement with BRAC in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

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Cam Giannotti - Blog 2: Dengue Fever

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For my second blog, I would like to provide some basic information about Dengue Fever (symptoms, where it occurs, and how one can avoid becoming infected) along with sharing my experience of having Dengue Fever while in Bangladesh. 

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Cam Giannotti - Blog 1: Ramadan

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For my first blog, I provide some basic information about the holy month of Ramadan (general aspects, changes to daily life, etc.) and share my personal experience of Ramadan in Bangladesh. 

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