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Around the world, children hope for a healthier life yet go to bed hungry. Girls walk miles every day to retrieve clean water, and children dream of an opportunity to get an education. The Global Child gives a voice to vulnerable children, their challenges rights, equality and justice. Host David Kenneth Waldman inspires conversations of promise with a diverse range of experts from civil society and the UN. You'll hear from educators, governmental officials and child advocates, talking about innovative ideas and solutions for positive social change. Whether you’re a parent or a policy maker, a youth, or an educator, active in children rights, or learning about it for the first time, listen and help us change the world.

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Around the world, children hope for a healthier life yet go to bed hungry. Girls walk miles every day to retrieve clean water, and children dream of an opportunity to get an education. The Global Child gives a voice to vulnerable children, their challenges rights, equality and justice. Host David Kenneth Waldman inspires conversations of promise with a diverse range of experts from civil society and the UN. You'll hear from educators, governmental officials and child advocates, talking about innovative ideas and solutions for positive social change. Whether you’re a parent or a policy maker, a youth, or an educator, active in children rights, or learning about it for the first time, listen and help us change the world.

    The Global Child – Early Childhood Development: A Conversation with Member of Parliament’s Honorable Dr Sam Agatre Okuonzi, Uganda.

    The Global Child – Early Childhood Development: A Conversation with Member of Parliament’s Honorable Dr Sam Agatre Okuonzi, Uganda.

    In our first interview with Honorable Dr Sam Agatre Okuonzi we discussed child welfare, health policy and systems, and the role of education for a robust health system.

    Honorable Dr Sam Agatre Okuonzi Member of Parliament, Uganda is a knowledgeable and experienced public health professional and has for about 20 years taught at university while practicing public health. He is currently a member of the Uganda Parliament. A medical doctor by training and a health economist with PhD in health policy and health systems development, he applies his knowledge and experience of health planning, management and policy in national policy development and legislation at the parliament.

    An article just published in The Journal of Global Health Care Systems, a peer review journal, written with my Senior Vice President of Global and Community Public Health titled Collaborative Method for Public Managers and NGO Leaders: Implementing Policy for Social Change, spotlights a collaborative partnership approach for developing and garnering support for my Nongovernmental Organization To Love Children’s Healthy and Smart, a HIV/AIDS prevention curriculum strategy. We instigated effective social change and public policy by forming collaborative partnerships. We examined as the essence of collaborative partnerships with key public policy and administrative actors is its alignment with a nation’s social development policy.

    I am particularly excited about our show as I have an opportunity to continue our dialogue with an international health expert. The show today is titled A Conversation with Member of Parliament’s Honorable Dr Sam Agatre Okuonzi, Uganda.

    My guest today is working for the rehabilitation of northern Uganda. He is an expert on Health policy and Health Systems; Honorable Dr Sam Agatre Okuonzi, Member of Parliament Uganda. He was a key actor in the development of the Uganda's Health Sector Strategic Plans I and II, the National Child welfare Strategic Plan, and numerous national health programs and projects. Come and listen to our guest as he discusses: Uganda’s Early Childhood Development policy framework, Nutrition and Early Childhood Development, gender sensitive approach for infant and maternal mortality reduction, and the role of boys and men to be part of and support gender equality in educational development capacity programs in Uganda.

    • 31 min
    The Global Child – Well-Being Now: A Conversation with Randy Taran Part II

    The Global Child – Well-Being Now: A Conversation with Randy Taran Part II

    "On July 19th, 2011, the United Nations (UN) passed a resolution urging governments across the globe to start measuring happiness and well-being “with a view to guiding public policy."

    I am pleased to welcome back to The Global Child, to continue our conversation with Randy Taran, Founder, and Chief Happiness Officer of Project Happiness. Randy created WellBeingNOW TM a two day workshop designed to provide those who care for others a toolkit of skills to in order to thrive, in a classroom, the home, or any stressful environment.

    Randy believes it is important to support well-being of educators, health professionals, and parents and provide them with the skills and resilience required to support the well-being of children. Come join us for part two and learn about 9 science-based strategies of WELL-BEING (NOW). This is a two day workshop offered by Project Happiness. Listen how you may integrate new strategies of well-being into your life. On our first show we discussed; 1) Working Brain Working Mind -2) Emotional Intelligence - 3) Living with Empathy and 4) Learning Self-Compassion. In part two of our conversation we continue our discussion and cover topics such as; 5) Building Beliefs -6) Empowering Strengths -7) Intentions & Purpose -8) Navigating the NOW – and 9) Gratitude & Giving Back.

    Randy Taran is co-author of the Project Happiness Handbook, and producer of the award winning film Project Happiness. The film features students from the US, Nigeria and India working together for one year to explore the question, “What brings lasting happiness?” Along the way, they interview George Lucas, Richard Gere, neuroscientist Richard Davidson, and ultimately meet in India for an audience with the Dalai Lama.

    Randy speaks regularly on various happiness and youth-related issues, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. She serves on the Board of the Dalai Lama Foundation.

    Sit back and enjoy a thought provoking show.

    • 28 min
    The Global Child – Well-Being Now: A Conversation with Randy Taran Part I of II

    The Global Child – Well-Being Now: A Conversation with Randy Taran Part I of II

    "On July 19th, 2011, the United Nations (UN) passed a resolution urging governments across the globe to start measuring happiness and well-being “with a view to guiding public policy."

    I am pleased to welcome back to The Global Child, Randy Taran, Founder, and Chief Happiness Officer of Project Happiness. Randy created WellBeingNOW TM a two day workshop designed to provide those who care for others a toolkit of skills to in order to thrive, in a classroom, the home, or any stressful environment.

    Randy believes it is important to support well-being of educators, health professionals, and parents and provide them with the skills and resilience required to support the well-being of children. Come join us for a two part conversation learn about 9 science-based strategies of WELL-BEING. This is a two day workshop offered by Project Happiness. Listen how you may integrate new strategies of well-being into your life. Today, the first of two shows we will discuss; 1) Working Brain Working Mind -2) Emotional Intelligence - 3) Living with Empathy and 4) Learning Self-Compassion. In part two of our conversation the following week we will continue our discussion and cover topics such as; 5) Building Beliefs -6) Empowering Strengths -7) Intentions & Purpose -8) Navigating the NOW – and 9) Gratitude & Giving Back.

    Randy Taran is co-author of the Project Happiness Handbook, and producer of the award winning film Project Happiness. The film features students from the US, Nigeria and India working together for one year to explore the question, “What brings lasting happiness?” Along the way, they interview George Lucas, Richard Gere, neuroscientist Richard Davidson, and ultimately meet in India for an audience with the Dalai Lama.

    Randy speaks regularly on various happiness and youth-related issues, and is a regular contributor to the Huffington Post. She serves on the Board of the Dalai Lama Foundation.

    Sit back and enjoy a thought provoking show.

    • 31 min
    The Global Child – Commons for the Common Good: Part 2

    The Global Child – Commons for the Common Good: Part 2

    In an article from James Bernard Quilligan: Beyond State Capitalism The Commons Economy in our Lifetimes, Mr. Quilligan wrote "Our global economic system is now in grave crisis, threatening the entire planet, its institutions and species. A new kind of common wealth is needed to protect the assets of Earth, resolve our private and public debts, and create a global society of justice, sharing and sustainability for everyone". There is no universally accepted definition of what constitutes global commons. However, in an international report from 1980, backed by several international organizations, global commons are said to include the oceans, the atmosphere, "parts of the earth's surface beyond national jurisdictions," and Antarctica. The concept is sometimes broadened to include social, intellectual and cultural resources such as traditions, languages, and scientific knowledge.

    James Bernard Quilligan has been an analyst and administrator in the field of international development since 1975. He has served as policy adviser and writer for many international politicians and leaders, including Pierre Trudeau, François Mitterand, Edward Heath, Julius Nyerere, Olof Palme, Willy Brandt, Jimmy Carter, and Tony Blair. He is currently on leave of absence as an international speechwriter for His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan of Jordan.

    Mr. Quilligan was a policy adviser and press secretary for the Brandt Commission (1978-1984) and the co-founder and policy development director of the Coalition for the Global Commons (2007-2008). He is presently Managing Director of the Centre for Global Negotiations and Chairman for the Secretariat of Global Commons Trust, which develops innovative means of restoring value—beyond business and government— through people’s social, cultural, intellectual, genetic and natural resource commons. He is also collaborating with Prince El Hassan and many United Nations agencies on global commons issues.

    How will this new paradigm of a Global Commons effect the life of the global child? First we need to understand development in a new way. How do we create awareness in order to build relationships and new accountability structures that will create positive social change for children? In part two of our conversation we will discuss development from the perspective of trust communities, the common trust, and the health commons. There is a need for a new narrative told by people as knowledge is held in the community and will transform development in a new way.

    • 40 min
    The Global Child – Commons for the Common Good: Part 1

    The Global Child – Commons for the Common Good: Part 1

    In an article from James Bernard Quilligan: Beyond State Capitalism The Commons Economy in our Lifetimes, Mr. Quilligan wrote "Our global economic system is now in grave crisis, threatening the entire planet, its institutions and species. A new kind of common wealth is needed to protect the assets of Earth, resolve our private and public debts, and create a global society of justice, sharing and sustainability for everyone". There is no universally accepted definition of what constitutes global commons. However, in an international report from 1980, backed by several international organizations, global commons are said to include the oceans, the atmosphere, "parts of the earth's surface beyond national jurisdictions," and Antarctica. The concept is sometimes broadened to include social, intellectual and cultural resources such as traditions, languages, and scientific knowledge.

    How will this new paradigm of a Global Commons effect the life of the global child? First we need to understand development in a new way. How do we create awareness in order to build relationships and new accountability structures that will create positive social change for children?What are social charters, the common trust, and the health commons,

    James Bernard Quilligan has been an analyst and administrator in the field of international development since 1975. He has served as policy advisor and writer for many international politicians and leaders, including Pierre Trudeau, François Mitterand, Edward Heath, Julius Nyerere, Olof Palme, Willy Brandt, Jimmy Carter, and Tony Blair. He is currently on leave of absence as an international speechwriter for His Royal Highness Prince El Hassan of Jordan.

    Mr. Quilligan was a policy adviser and press secretary for the Brandt Commission (1978-1984) and the co-founder and policy development director of the Coalition for the Global Commons (2007-2008). He is presently Managing Director of the Centre for Global Negotiations and Chairman for the Secretariat of Global Commons Trust, which develops innovative means of restoring value—beyond business and government—through people’s social, cultural, intellectual, genetic and natural resource commons. He is also collaborating with Prince El Hassan and many United Nations agencies on global commons issues.

    Mr Quilligan has been an economic consultant for government agencies in Mexico, Argentina, Ecuador, Brazil, Bolivia, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Portugal, Germany, Austria, Norway, Sweden, Ivory Coast, Algeria, Tanzania, Kuwait, India, Thailand, Indonesia, South Korea, Japan, Australia, Canada, and the United States. In addition, he has served as an advisor for several United Nations programs and international development organizations.

    • 34 min
    The Global Child – The Creative Process: A Conversation with Dr Olga Zbarskaya Part II

    The Global Child – The Creative Process: A Conversation with Dr Olga Zbarskaya Part II

    In the second part of our conversation with Dr. Olga Zbarskaya, she emphasized the importance of various creativity training's for educators and other professionals and delves deeper to discuss the physiological mechanisms and limitations associated with creativity. Dr.Zbarskaya shares her vision on multiple issues related to creativity: stereotypes, mind predictions, self-determination, mind stimulation, patterns formation, paths to invention, creativity and mental conditions, creative administration, and appreciation of novelty.

    Our guest, Dr. Olga Zbarskaya life's work includes teaching creative thinking as "one of the most complex and comprehensive, conceptual and practical, qualitative and quantitative phenomena". Dr. Zbarskaya trains licensed professionals in NYC on creative education, learning through self-perception and self-determination, stimulating young children’s creative potentials, fostering a sense of self, motivation, incubation of ideas, and complex approaches toward reality. Olga emphasized, "Creativity promotes intellectual growth and cognitive development in children and decreases accumulated aggressive or destructive tendencies and urges.”

    Dr. Olga Zbarskaya, Ph.D., ACSW, MSW, MA is a SUNY Certified & New York State Accredited Trainer. She is the Senior Administrative Director of Early Learn at Cardinal McCloskey Community Services. She describes herself as a simple individual with diverse interests and hobbies. Olga was born in Odessa, Ukraine. She lives in America since 1996.

    Each of us was born with a sense of wonder, a curiosity about the world we found ourselves in. If we had an opportunity to draw on the walls, bang pots and pans together, peek around the corner or take a toy or thing apart to see what made it work, made us each a creative person. What is the most creative question a young child asks to expand his/her understanding? It is just one word: "WHY"?

    Dr. Olga Zbarskaya question "WHY" pertaining to the creative approach towards education, initially was asked in Ukraine in 1993. As a postgraduate student, she offered Odessa institute of teachers, the new creative curriculum for elementary education based on cultural self-determination of young children. For more than 15 years, she trains MYC trainers, teachers, child care providers, and administrators. She presents at various conferences, lectures, writes poetry, stages shows, and serves as a consultant to various agencies. Olga staged her poetry shows in the United Nations and other settings.
    If you ever wondered how to invent things and think differently or ever daydreamed or turned an empty cardboard carton into a clubhouse drew on walls at home, made a mess with arts and crafts materials, this is the second of two shows with Dr. Olga Zbarskaya these are two shows you do not want to miss.

    • 35 min

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