July - August, 2018
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Fellow, Megan D. Beddow, Highlights Work on Dominican Volunteerism Sector

Megan D. Beddow, GFDD Research Fellow and specialist in not-for-profit management, highlighted issues concerning the Dominican volunteerism sector during the presentation of her latest study at Funglode headquarters in Santo Domingo.

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GFDD/Funglode Research Fellow Presents Conclusions in Santo Domingo

Sergio Muñoz Morales, GFDD Research Fellow and doctoral candidate at the University of Barcelona, presented the findings of his work “Legal, Political and Social Reflections of the Dominican Environmental Structure” at Funglode headquarters in Santo Domingo.

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Dr. Leonel Fernández Delivers Keynote Address at the VI International Dominican-Hispanic Book Fair

Former President of the Dominican Republic and president of GFDD, Dr. Leonel Fernández presented the opening remarks at the VI International Dominican-Hispanic Book Fair in Orlando Florida. The president stressed the impressive intellectual trajectory of renowned Dominican writer Aída Cartagena Portalatín.

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Special Presentation of Dominican Film at New York’s Lincoln Center

On July 25, 2018 a special presentation of the Dominican Film “La Barbería” produced by Waddys Jaquez took place at the Lincoln Center in New York. The event was attended by President of GFDD, Dr. Leonel Fernández and sponsored by the organization’s Dominican Film Showcase initiative.

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GFDD/Funglode Establishes Partnerships with Head of UNOSSC

During a meeting with GFDD in New York, the Director of the United Nations Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC) invited Dr. Leonel Fernández and GFDD/Funglode to participate in a number of the former group’s initiatives and programs in joint effort to advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

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President of GFDD/Funglode Gives Speech at Academic Council on the United Nations System

President of GFDD/Funglode and former President of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Leonel Fernández, encouraged the implementation of fact-based migration policies and approaches at the annual meeting of the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) at LUISS University in Rome, Italy.

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GFDD Hosts Dominican Entrepreneur and Economist for Workshop in New York

Jonathan D’Oleo Puig, a Dominican businessman and economist, gave a presentation entitled “Tranforming Development Growth: A Challenge that Concerns and Benefits us All” in front of members of the Dominican Diaspora in New York as part of GFDD’s Dominican Get Togethers initiative.

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Regional Experts Discuss Political Communication and Inclusive Government Strategies at GFDD Washington Offices

At GFDD’s Washington offices a dialogue was hosted with international communication experts and political strategists on “Governing for Inclusion: The 10 Golden Rules for a Successful Political Communication and Inclusive Government.”

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GFDD Will Host the Annual Golf Tournament on September 24 and Invites You to Participate!

At the 2017 International Conference of the Americas!GFDD/Funglode will be hosting its 12th Annual GFDD Golf Tournament in New York at the Glen Head Country Club and cordially invites all interested golfers to participate!

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time and location here.



GFDD promotes the Dominican Republic in “Taste of the World” DC Festival

GFDD Officially Started the Holiday Season with a BazaarWashingtonians enjoyed the Third Annual Taste of the World Festival, an International Festival that celebrates the breath of traditions and cultures of Washington, D.C,’s diverse communities as expressed by music, dance, traditional food, arts & crafts, vendors and other cultural expressions!

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Special Screening of "Blue Heart" Co-Hosted by GFDD/DREFF, Patagonia, DCEFF and CREST

On Wednesday, September 5th, a special screening of the film "Blue Heart" (2018) will be co-hosted by Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF), the DC Environmental Film Festival (DCEFF), the Center for Responsible and Sustainable Travel (CREST) and Patagonia, at the Patagonia Georgetown store in Washington, DC. The film, directed by Britton Caillouette, shows how dams and diversions drastically change the environment and contribute to global climate change, negatively affecting waterways, natural habitats, surrounding landscapes and entire communities.

When: Wednesday, September 5th, 7:00pm.
Where: Patagonia Georgetown Store, 1048 Wisconsin Ave NW, Washington, DC 20007
Free event!


Taste the Dominican Republic While Enjoying Some Baseball!

Saturday, September 8 is "Taste of the World International Food Festival" at Nationals Park! The Nationals will celebrate Washington, D.C.'s international community with the third annual culinary event heard around the world. The Taste of the World includes the possibility to enjoy numerous food and drink samplings provided by the participating Embassies, and the Dominican Republic will be there! GFDD is joining efforts with the DR Embassy in Washington, DC to promote the Dominican gastronomy, culture, and natural beauties! In addition to the pre-game festivities, the celebration concludes with a baseball game between the DC Nationals and the Chicago Cubs.

When: Saturday, September 8, 2018.
Starting at 4:30pm.
Where: Nationals Park. 1500 S Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003

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Let's Celebrate Dominican Culture and Heritage! Special Screening of "Hay un país en el mundo" in Washington, DC

Starting the celebrations of the Hispanic Heritage Month, GFDD, together with the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) and the Embassy of the Dominican Republic to the United States will screen the Dominican documentary "Hay un país en el mundo" (There's a country in the world). The film, directed by José (Pinky) Pintor, is a walk through the natural landscape of the Dominican Republic, describing the country’s historic, cultural and social values as explained by experts in specific areas of interest. The documentary’s musical score is a production that features distinguished Dominican artists.

When: September 12, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.
Where: Enrique V. Iglesias Auditorium, Inter-American Development Bank. 1330 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20577.

Free event!
RSVP information coming soon!


Join Us for the 12th Annual GFDD Golf Tournament

GFDD/Funglode will be hosting its 12th Annual GFDD Golf Tournament in New York at the Glen Head Country Club and cordially invites all interested golfers to participate! The Golf Tournament, now in its 12th version, is an annual fundraiser which aims to benefit many projects and programs that the Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) implements to promote social, economic and democratic development in the Dominican Republic and the United States.


When: September 24th, 2018
Where: Glen Head Country Club
240 Glen Cove Road, Glen Head, NY 11545

For more information, please contact:
Kenia Hernández
Tel: 212.751.5000


Trending! Dominican Food in New York City

On October 9-11, 2018, Dominican gastronomy in the Big Apple will be a trending topic! GFDD/Funglode and its DominicanaOnline.org portal, together with BocaTips and PlatoGrande, will host a Dominican Gastronomic Tour in New York. Three full days visiting Dominican restaurants with Elaine Hernández, food blogger and journalist. More details coming soon!

When: October 9-11, 2018
Where: New York
More information: info@dominicanaonline.org


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