July - August, 2019
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GFDD Co-hosted Workshops on Climate Change and Inclusive and Resilient Infrastructure at the 68th UN Civil Society Conference in Utah

GFDD, as a registered non-governmental organization with consultative status to several United Nations’ bodies, co-hosted several workshops in the 68th United Nations Civil Society Conference, “Building Inclusive and Sustainable Cities and Communities” this year held in Salt Lake City, Utah. Ms. Yamile Eusebio, GFDD’s New York Office Director, represented the Foundation in these events.

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GFDD Closes 2019 InteRDom Summer Edition

GFDD’s New York Office Director, Yamile Eusebio, closed the 2019 Summer edition of the InteRDom Program in Santo Domingo which featured the participation of three students from various US institutions of higher learning.

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Fellow Presents New Study on Prison Reform in the Dominican Republic

Following months of independent research, GFDD fellow Jennifer Peirce presented a new study at the Funglode Headquarters in Santo Domingo based on the New Prison Management Model in the Dominican Republic.

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Dominican Get-Together Celebrates Fernando Báez, Renowned Dominican Film Director

GFDD New York offered an intimate evening of commemoration of the late filmmaker Fernando Báez Mella, including a chat with his family members María Cordero de Báez and Arturo Báez and a screening of his nature documentary Imagen Nacional: Montañas, Ríos y Saltos.

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“Misión Estrella” in Washington, D.C Honors the Memory of a Great Dominican Filmmaker

Honoring the memory of Dominican filmmaker and photographer Fernando Báez Mella, GFDD, with the collaboration of the Embassy of the Dominican Republic to the United States, hosted a special screening of his last film Misión Estrella at the GALA Hispanic Theater in Washington, D.C.

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GFDD in the 2019 ISTE Conference on Educational Technology

GFDD sent its New York Office Director Yamile Eusebio, along with Josefina Pimentel, a collaborator of Funglode’s Center for Education Studies in the Dominican Republic, to represent the organization at the 40th Annual ISTE Conference and Expo, held this year at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Center with more than 20,000 attendees from 81 countries and a program of over 1,900 sessions.

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GFDD Launched a New Website!

GFDD Launched a New Website!GFDD is proud to announce and share with all its followers and collaborators a new institutional website. The site, while maintaining the same domain address: www.globalfoundationdd.org, has improved functionalities and a redesigned layout and appearance.

InteRDom Program- Applications Open

We are now accepting applications for our Fall program 2019 to complete internships in the Dominican Republic. Don't miss the opportunity to gain international experience while you explore the first city of the new world.

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Fellows Program – Applications Open

We are now accepting applications for 2019! Master’s and PhD level candidates to conduct high-level research in the Dominican Republic on issues related to the country’s attainment of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Dominican Cultural Week and Festival, Boston 2019

Dominican Cultural Week and Festival, Boston 2019GFDD joined the 34th celebration of the Dominican Cultural Week and Festival, Boston 2019. This traditional event in Massachusetts included a full calendar of activities such as beauty pageants, a health fair, a culture day, a parade/festival, a women’s day and a sports day.

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GFDD Joined Stakeholders in New York City to Protect Oceans and Seas

GFDD Joined Stakeholders in New York City to Protect Oceans and SeasThe event was co-sponsored by partner organizations such as the Permanent Missions of Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, and Vanuatu to the United Nations, as well as Replabuild, Peace Boat US, and the NGO Committee on Sustainable Development.

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14th Annual Golf Tournament in New York

The Global Foundation for Democracy and Development (GFDD) and its sister organization in the Dominican Republic, la Fundación Global Democracia y Desarrollo (Funglode), will host the 14th Annual Golf Tournament at Glen Head Country Club in Glen Head, New York.

The event will raise funds to ensure the ongoing implementation of GFDD’s projects and activities promoting social, economic and democratic development in the Dominican Republic.

When: Monday, September 23, 2019
Where: Glen Head Country Club, 240 Glen Cove Road, Glen Head, NY, 11545

For more information please contact Kenia Hernández at kenia@globalfoundationdd.org / 212-751-5000


GFDD Joins CREST to Celebrate World Tourism Day

On September 27, tourism industry and community development leaders will come together in Washington, DC for a World Tourism Day Forum celebrating travel that makes a difference. This day-long event, “Impact Tourism: Giving Time, Talent, & Treasure,” will focus on how tourism businesses, travelers, and organizations are successfully giving back to destination communities around the world.

The event is organized by the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) and the Organization of American States (OAS), and GFDD/DREFF are proud partners on this initiative.

When: September 27, 2019
Where: Institute of Peace, Washington, D.C.

More information and tickets: WorldTourismDayForum.com


7th Edition of the Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF)

The Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) will be celebrating its 7th edition on November 12-15, 2019. This year’s festival, “Con pasión por el Planeta” (With Passion for the Planet) will screen in several venues of four cities around the country: Santo Domingo, Santiago, Samaná and Puntacana. Films will include shorts, animations and feature documentaries from many countries as Colombia, Mexico, United States and the Dominican Republic. The full program and special guests will be announced soon!

When: November 12-15, 2019
Where: Dominican Republic

More information: www.dreff.org | mabreu@dreff.org | Twitter and Instagram @MuestraCine | Facebook: @MuestraCineMedioambiental



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