Workshop on Development Partnerships: The Role of International Volunteering

The Next Age Institute (NAI) co-sponsored a Workshop on Development Partnerships: The Role of International Volunteering at National University of Singapore on December 7 & 8, 2015. The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences of National University of Singapore is the host.

This workshop explored the role of partnerships in international development cooperation, with a focus on the potential for volunteering to address global inequalities.

Susanne Schech, Flinders University in Australia was the keynote speaker.

Ben Lough, Faculty Director of International Service at the Center for Social Development at Washington University in St. Louis (WUSTL), presented a paper on “The Changing Role of International Volunteer Cooperation Organizations as Alternative Development Actors”.

Co-funding for this workshop is provided in honor of Mr. S.R. Nathan, distinguished and longest-serving President of Singapore (1999-2011). Mr. Nathan has expressed his belief that many more people should volunteer. The Next Age Institute embraces Mr. Nathan’s vision for Singapore and the Asia-Pacific region.

WUSTL’s Michael Sherraden, NAI’s Director and George Warren Brown Distinguished University Professor holds the S.R. Nathan Professorship at NUS.