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#DistantJustice Africa book tour THREAD

2 to 24 May 2019

From Cape Town to Kigali....

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Foggy, blustery day in Cape Town. But it'll be clear & bluster-free when @tmurithi12 & I launch our books on international criminal justice in Africa @_IJR_ 5:30pm today.

Full house but I'm told some seats can be squeezed at the back if you RSVP here:

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In honor of #InternationalWomensDay here are some cool @vox_dev columns and videos that I went back to this morning...
First up, a great interview from #VoxDevTalks with #ChrisWoodruff on how women are becoming managers in #Bangladesh @timsvengali
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Second: the role of skill building and training for adolescent girls in #Uganda & #Libera by @markus_gold
"Gender-sensitive youth employment programmes combining income generation & life skills training can be effective in helping adolescent girls succeed"
voxdev.org/topic/labour-m…
Third: the long term effects of #Mexico's Progressa cash transfer program by @susanwparker_mx and #TomVogl
"Conditional transfers in childhood improve education, labour, and economic outcomes in adulthood, especially for women"
voxdev.org/topic/public-e…
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Maybe the question is not only about #JuniorDevs but rather how do we grow the talent that organizations & the industry needs.

I am the proud product of an internship program that was started by a passionate returnee technologist who had worked at Bell Labs #DevDiscuss
The model used was:

1. Identify bright young pre-college students

2. Embed them with full-time developers (employees) and find ways to develop their skills and harness their eagerness to learn by working on real-world client projects

#DevDiscuss
3. Focus on the hard skills, and the soft skills - time keeping, communication, team playing, learning, presentation skills in the same vein

4. During university a 30 min public transport ride away, they would work 16 hours a week plus (2 half days and Saturday)

#DevDiscuss
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