Global Allies Program: Partners Ending Poverty with RESULTS
About Global Allies Program: Partners Ending Poverty with RESULTS
RPCVs are passionate about the countries of service and their work as volunteers; however, it is often challenging to find meaningful ways for RPCVs to continue to impact the issues they committed themselves to as volunteers.
Advocating on country- and community-owned approaches to global health, education, and other development issues affecting their country of service, Global Allies Program: Partners Ending Poverty with RESULTS (or GAP) advocates will bring long-term commitment to Peace Corps ideals. This effort would also support the second and third goals of the Peace Corps and create a connection with people from other countries here in the United States.
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If you are RPCV passionate about the country that you’ve served and continuing to move the 3rd goal forward, GAP will provide you the advocacy skills and connections to continue to make a difference. Join us for our next webinar to learn how you can take action to improve global health, education, and economic development.
Continue to make an impact in the country you served in and on the issues you're passionate about by becoming a GAP advocate!
GAP will provide:
- Regular advocacy training for RPCVs and their diaspora community connections on how to work with Congress, the media, and the community.
- Background information and materials to share with congressional offices on global health, education, and economic development campaigns
- Support and coaching in setting up and executing effective congressional meetings and building relationships with congressional offices.
- Connections to other advocates in the RESULTS network amplifying your influence on the issues and creating a sense of community.
- Training and support for making connections to diaspora communities who can bring firsthand voices to the advocacy campaigns.
- Regular feedback on advocacy successes and impact.
Need more support in your advocacy? Sign up for coaching!
We will assign you a coach to go over the monthly actions and help you to find ways to deepen your advocacy and relationships with your members of Congress. Sign up here!
"At the Intersection of Climate and Poverty: Solutions to Advance Planetary and Human Well-being"
This webinar focuses on the intersection of climate solutions, human well-being, and poverty alleviation and examines how we can collectively boost both planetary and human health. Returned Peace Corps Volunteers for Environmental Action (RPCV4EA), GAP with RESULTS, and Project Drawdown will facilitate a presentation and panel discussion around challenges and opportunities working at the intersection of climate and poverty, solutions that can contribute to both, and current advocacy opportunities to advance action at this intersection.
Discussions will be informed by a new landmark report, Climate–Poverty Connections: Opportunities for synergistic solutions at the intersection of planetary and human well-being. Published by Project Drawdown, the report provides decision-makers with concrete evidence of how climate solutions can also contribute to meeting human well-being needs and alleviating poverty in rural communities in Africa and South Asia.
“At the Intersection of Global Health and Climate Change, “ was a joint webinar hosted by Global Allies Program: Partners Ending Poverty with RESULTS in partnership with Returned Peace Corps Volunteers for Environmental Action (RPCVs4EA).
Guest speaker, Dr. Cheryl Holder, Associate Professor, and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Community Initiatives at Florida International University, and Co-Chair, Florida Medical Society Consortium on Climate Change and Health, will share insights on the crisis at the intersection of healthcare and the climate crisis. Learn more about the issues and be inspired to take action; view Dr. Holders TED Talk, "The link between climate change, health, and poverty” here.
We will also learn what actions we can take to strengthen the global healthcare infrastructure, combat climate change, and advance grassroots community engagement.