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Coady Radio - The Development Podcast

Coady Radio - the podcast about leadership in community development. Interviews and stories about resilient communities, accountable democracies and local economies. Coady International Institute at StFX University has been educating development professionals from around the world since 1959.
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Oct 23, 2013
Coady diploma participant Afi Yakubu talks about her advocacy work using film to promote the rights of girls and women in Ghana. She received the 2013 Katherine Fleming International Development award at a ceremony during the annual Coffee with Coady event at StFX University.
Aug 13, 2013
Antigonish Community Contact Janet Becigneul and Information Morning host Don Connolly discuss the arrival of 34 development practitioners to the Coady's 2013 diploma program and the positive impact their presence has in the local community.
Jun 28, 2013
Regina Okafor came to St. FX University’s Coady International Institute from Nigeria when she was six months pregnant in 1972, and while studying here, she gave birth to her son. She and the Coady Institute staff weren't quite sure how to handle this, and luckily a local couple stepped up and took care of the boy named Luke `Coady.` The Coady International Institute’s Richard Perry says Regina and Luke are coming back to visit the Muise family for a special re-union over the Canada Day weekend. https://soundcloud.com/coady-international/heartwarming-reunion-at-stfx Luke, since he was born here, is a Canadian citizen who has been in Toronto for about ten years.
Jun 14, 2013
Participant Janis Brooks of Vancouver, BC speaks on behalf of the first cohort in the Canadian Women's Leadership Learning Institute at the Coady Institute. The graduation ceremony was held on June 13, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. More information on the program at www.coady.stfx.ca/themes/women/cwfli/
Jun 14, 2013
Participant Lorraine Desmarais of Winnipeg, Manitoba speaks on behalf of the first cohort in the Canadian Women's Leadership Learning Institute at the Coady Institute. The graduation ceremony was held on June 13, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. More information on the program at www.coady.stfx.ca/themes/women/cwfli/
Jun 14, 2013
Chanel Grenaway, Director of Economic Development Programs with the Canadian Women's Foundation, pays tribute to the first graduating cohort of the Canadian Women's Foundation Leadership Institute offered at the Coady Institute. The graduation ceremony was held on June 13, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. More information on the program at www.coady.stfx.ca/themes/women/cwfli/
Jun 14, 2013
Eileen Alma, Manager of the International Centre for Women's Leadership at the Coady Institute, speaks about the special partnership between Coady and the Canadian Women's Foundation on a three-year pilot project. The graduation ceremony for the first cohort of 24 women was held on June 13, 2013 at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia. More information on the program at http://www.coady.stfx.ca/themes/women/cwfli/
May 28, 2013
Margarita Guajardo of Saltillo, Mexico teaches law at the Technologico de Monterrey. She has her PhD in International Law from Tulane University and a Masters in Economics. She decided to take the popular Advocacy and Citizen Engagement certificate program at Coady International Institute to support her advocacy work in her home country. She spoke in May 2013 with the Coady's Richard Perry just before leaving Canada.
Jan 16, 2013
Pat Flett, a mentor in the 2011 Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program at Coady Institute, talks about the unique approach offered by this award-winning program. For more on her background, visit http://www.coady.stfx.ca/womens-leadership/mentors/Flett/
Sep 26, 2012
Anuj Jain of Coady International Institute and CS Reddy of APMAS India join host Richard Perry for a discussion of the merits of community-based microfinance.
Sep 12, 2012
Listen as David Fletcher, Manager of Educational Programs, and Olga Gladkikh, Coady facilitator talk about the Institute's approach to adult education. They also discuss the need for 'leadership capital' and what that means for community development. This audio recording runs 35:47.
Jul 5, 2012
CBC Radio News interviewed Moussa for a local perspective on recent unrest in his country. Moussa graduated from Coady's 19-week Diploma in Development Leadership program in 2007. He is program co-ordinator with the US African Development Foundation, and lives in Bamako, Mali in West Africa.
Jun 1, 2012
Akh Muzakki recently completed the Mobilizing Assets for Community-Driven Development certificate at Coady International Institute. He is a lecturer with the State Islamic University at Sunan Ampel. In an interview with Richard Perry, Muzakki talks about taking lessons from two Nova Scotia communities - St. Andrews and Canso - back to Indonesia. He is excited about spreading what he calls the 'positive virus' of a Coady education.
May 31, 2012
This husband-and-wife team took the six-month diploma program and went on to successful careers in international development. Ekdawi manages the Middle East/Africa program at the Bank Information Centre. Tadros is a senior facilitator and advocacy specialist with the International Budget Partnership. Both co-facilitated Coady's new Good Governance and Social Accountability Tools certificate course in May 2012.
Apr 26, 2012
Marie Delorme, CEO of The Imagination Group in Calgary, Alberta talks about why she became involved with the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program at Coady International Institute. Ms. Delorme received the Metis Nation Entrepreneurial Leadership Award, and is also a mentor in the Coady program. Its first 12 participants graduated in August 2011.
Apr 26, 2012
Chief Candice Paul of the Saint Mary's First Nation in New Brunswick speaks about her role as a mentor in the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program. Chief Paul is the first woman to be elected as Chief in her First Nation, and also sits on committees at the national level within the Assembly of First Nations.
Apr 24, 2012
Lila Pavey talks about the work she does as program manager with Stepping Stones International in Botswana. The non-profit organization empowers at-risk youth, including orphans who lost their parents through HIV/AIDS. Lila was part of the Xtending Hope program at St. Francis Xavier University in Antigonish, Nova Scotia Canada, where she received her BSc in Biology. She was then selected for the Youth In Partnership program at the Coady International Institute at StFX. The youth program is funded by the Canadian International Development Agency. She returned to Canada in mid-November 2011 to receive an award for her humanitarian work. During a visit to the Coady Institute, she sat down with host Richard Perry to talk about her Coady experience and her current work in Botswana. Episode length: 10:19 Follow the Coady Institute on Twitter (@CoadyStFX) and on Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.
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