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How a Non-profit Plans for the Future in Pandemic-Hit Guinea-Bissau by Marcia Almeida Mendes (F’20)

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How a Non-profit Plans for the Future in Pandemic-Hit Guinea-Bissau by Marcia Almeida Mendes (F’20) Sep 14

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic in any country is negative, long-lasting and visible. In Guinea-Bissau, the United Nations Development Programme just started recruiting a “Recovery and Resilience Specialist” for its office. In the background section of the job posting, the picture painted is grim.  The national marketing campaign for cashew nuts was launched in early April, just as the pandemic was closing countries globally. Cashews are the main export of Guinea-Bissau, with 80 percent of households depending on the cashew campaign in a country where 80 percent of the GDP derives from foreign aid.  Looking for alternative means of income becomes critical.

Aug 20

The Documentary Filmmaker’s Duty By Malia Kiang (A’22)

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Some of my classmates want to produce the next Avengers, others dream of writing the next Good Will Hunting. These fictional works fascinate and entertain, make you laugh and make you think. But my interest lies in a different genre of storytelling: the documentary.

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