SocialEx - Humentum's podcast
SocialEx - Humentum's podcast
About SocialEx, Humentum's Podcast
At Humentum, we believe the power of our relief & development community is in the individual professionals and experts working hard everyday towards social good.
We want to showcase that exchange, expertise, and experience - your experiences - on a platform that allows in-depth discussion and exploration. With this in mind we launched SocialEx, a monthly podcast channel that allows our whole community to share and participate the many unique and empowering stories that occur in the world of international development each and every day.
Do you have an idea for a topic or guest you'd like to hear? Are you that guest? Let us know your thoughts.
Episode 9: Erin Rotich
In this SocialEx interview, George Miller talks to Erin Rotich, Director of Learning at Thrive Worldwide. In a fascinating discussion they explore the effects of COVID-19 on mental health and how it has amplified existing societal problems. They also also discuss Erin's career and personal journey in mental health, counselling and learning, as well as how organizations in international development can benefit from making trauma therapies more widely available.
Episode 8: Ritsa Christoforidis
In episode 8 George Miller talks to Ritsa Christoforidis from Save the Children US. In an engaging conversation they discuss Ritsa's career to date, risk management, control cultures, monitoring frameworks as well as getting an insight into a personal insight of Ritsa's motivations.
Episode 7: Olga Wall
Episode 7 features a conversation with Olga Wall. Olga is Chief of Compliance and Contract Administration at Palladium. In an engaging conversation, George and Olga discuss the "Lost in Regulation" blog which Olga began over a decade ago to provide advice on compliance and best practice for USAID grantees and contractors. In a wide-ranging discussion they also discuss Olga's career experiences in international development, the Barents Group, and her career beginnings in television as a line producer and translator for her native Russian on a BBC natural history documentary series "The Realms of the Russian Bear".
Episode 6: Dr. Christine Sow
Episode 6 features Dr Christine Sow, the CEO and President of Humentum, talking to George Miller about her career to date and her vision and ideas for Humentum and the social sector. A recognized thought leader and public speaker, Dr. Sow has broad experience in advocacy and technical programming around health systems, sexual and reproductive health and rights, malaria, HIV/AIDS, and child survival. She has worked with boards of directors to develop and implement sustainable change and expand resources and partners – notably, she led the relaunch of Global Health Council, the membership organization which connects advocates, implementers and stakeholders around global health priorities worldwide.
Episode 5: Ian McLintock
Episode 5 features a conversation with Ian McLintock of the Charity Excellence Framework. A passionate volunteer for 40 years, Ian is an experienced CEO and chair, with particular expertise in leadership, strategy, managing change, business planning, finance, income generation, HR and governance. He talks about how he created the Charity Excellence Framework which offers resources on free funding finders, free goods/services, tax reliefs, personal development, sector organisations and charity management terms.
Episode 4: Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken
Episode 4 of Humentum's monthly podcast features a conversation with Tosca Bruno-van Vijfeijken, who at the time of recording was Director of the Transnational NGO (TNGO) Initiative at the Maxwell School at Syracuse University, and is transitioning out this year to start her own consultancy, Five Oaks Consulting. Here, Tosca talks to us about INGO leadership, change management, culture, and more!
Episode 3: Lual Mayen, Part 2
Listen to part two of Lual Mayen's story. He is a former South Sudanese refugee who grew up in a refugee camp in Uganda. Witnessing children being used as tools of war, he taught himself the skills he needed to create video games that would occupy their minds and give them hope for the future. This part 2 details his game creation and distribution, from rudimentary apps to AWS-hosted video games. Watch the video here and read the transcript soon.
Episode 2: Lual Mayen
Listen to part one of Lual Mayen's story. He is a former South Sudanese refugee who grew up in a refugee camp in Uganda. Witnessing children being used as tools of war, he taught himself the skills he needed to create video games that would occupy their minds and give them hope for the future. Also watch the video and read the full transcript here.
Episode 1: Oliver Filler
In this 30 minute audio from SocialEx, Oliver Filler, Programme Quality Manager at Plan International, talks about his experiences in project management, rolling out program-wide improvements and how PMD Pro has helped provide a foundation for project management learning in the developing world.