For the final webisode of Africa Chatter for the Spring term we present to you Noel Mbise, a fulbright student from Tanzania, who has worked diligently in the IEP and MBA programs to reenter the field of resource management in Tanzania with renewed energy. His experience is unique and his voice and tone are reassuring. In the interview, we shared insights regarding the environment, travel to and from places within the continent of Africa, the community aspect of African cultures, how IEP issues are in fact everyone’s issues, and how healthy debate is fostered at the Institute. He was a magnificent person to interview and a wonderful panelist for the discussion following the African Nations Club screening of Delicious Peace Grows in a Ugandan Coffee bean. As special send-off, he is also graduating this Spring term, so congratulations to him!
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Organizational “sustainability” is a term frequently associated with moments of crisis in the lives of development organizations – moments which threaten an organization’s ability to operate and be “sustainable” over time. Alfredo Ortiz’s spring 2012 Organizational Sustainability class worked with two youth arts organizations to explore how organizations can hold different definitions of sustainability and how those definitions shape their work.
In this 17-minute final podcast, class members explore the more complicated issues of sustainability they uncovered during semester long action research projects. Through interviews with team members, discussions of topics covered in class sessions, and creative recreations of class discoveries, the podcast presents the ups and downs, confusions and triumphs of the two teams’ experiences along with the lessons they learned on the way. Follow along to the podcast on their class website for more information!