Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Interning at GCAP

I didn't write too much about GCAP last year because I just had a snapshot before it was time to go on holidays. What I can say is that it is a most interesting organisation given the way it evolved.

My course in environmental policy exposed me to the various challenges the human population faces worldwide, some populations more affected than others. Words like climate change, social corporate responsibility, good governance, economic policies, public policies, civil society, social movements, environmental law and statistics took on a whole new meaning when looked at through the lense of human rights violations, poverty, corporate irresponsibility, oppressive governments and bad public policies.

This is basically what GCAP is fighting against...poverty and all the things that cause this state of abject human degradation around the world. The organisation does this by mobilising the victims themselves, the ordinary citizen to stand up against governments who ignore the suffering of their citizenry.

To learn more about what GCAP is about please log onto www.whiteband.org and www.standagainstpoverty.org.

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