January - February 2015
Dominican You Should Know!
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Dominican You Should Know!
Iván Gómez: "We all have a mountain to climb"

Take a Look to Our Renovated GFDD Global Roundtable Issues Blog!

With a user friendly format and a modern and elegant design, the blog reports on international affairs both at the United Nations (UN) and elsewhere, including topics such as financing for development, international development, poverty eradication, environmental protection, climate change and gender equality. The new structure of the blog will also include information and recordings of the latest sessions of the GFDD Global Roundtables, as well as entries by renowned guest bloggers.

Read more: http://blog.gfddglobalroundtable.org/


Garbage or Resource? A Dominican Republic Experience --Now You Can Watch Online!

Following its successful screening in 13 international festivals and after winning three prestigious awards, Garbage or Resource? A Dominican Republic Experience is now available online for free at GFDD Youtube Channel. The 17-minute documentary, produced by GFDD, is one of its kind in its genre in the country, that shows us how recycling has become a significant economic opportunity for Dominicans.

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Do you want to be a filmmaker in the DR? Apply to York Film Academy through GFDD/Fungode and Get Your Discount!

GFDD/Funglode and the prestigious New York Film Academy (NYFA) signed an agreement today under which Dominican film students pursuing academic film programs in the United States will receive a 25% tuition fees discount and will also have the possibility of taking courses in the Dominican Republic. The president of GFDD/Funglode and former president of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Leonel Fernández, signed the agreement in January  in New York City, together with the president of NYFA, Michael Young, at the Manhattan offices of the film school. The agreement represents a milestone in the history of the Dominican film industry.

Read more: www.globalfoundationdd.org


Globo Verde Dominicano Award is here!

Globo VerdeThe Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) has launched the fourth edition of the first audiovisual competition in the area of environment and sustainable development in the Dominican Republic with a new special category for high school students.

This year's categories are:
- Globo Verde Junior
- Public Service Announcement
- Short Film
- Photography

Read more: www.globoverdedominicano.org




Panel Discussion and Networking Session: Preparing for your Career in Business

Co-hosted by InteRDom Internships in the Dominican Republic and the School of Business at Manhattanville College.

When: Thursday, March 5, 2015 / 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Where:: Ophir Dining Room of Reid Castle at Manhattanville College
2900 Purchase Street, Purchase, NY 10577

Refreshments will be provided! All are welcome to attend!

Questions? Contact: info@interdominternships.org


Presentation of Research Study "The Elimination of Violence against Women" at the UN during CSW 59

When:  Wednesday March 18, 2015 /3:00pm- 4.15PM
Where: General Assembly Building of the United Nations Headquarters, Conference Room 11.

The presentation will form part of the official launch of the GFDD publication Compilation of documents on Dominican Women: Femicide, Political Empowerment, Domestic Service, Maternal Mortality, Female Quotas and the Millennium Goals prepared by the Dominican Political Observatory (OPD) of Funglode.

To register contact mjourdan@globalfoundationdd.org


Dominican Night at EFF in DC

GFDD will be showing two Dominican films, Lago Enriquillo and Mañana at the Gala Hispanic Theatre as part of the Environmental Film Festival’s programa. There will be a panel discussion with Natasha Despotovic, GFDD’s Executive Director, as well as filmmakers Carlos García and Fernando Báez following the screening.


When: Friday, March 20 / 8:00 p.m.
Where: Gala Hispanic Theatre, 3333 14th St., NW Washington, DC 20010 (Metro: Columbia Heights).


Join GFDD/Funglode and UNA-DR for the 10th Annual Edition of the Dominican Model United Nations Conference in New York

We inviting Dominican schools, universities and students to participate in this event,  the only academic event that is held in Spanish language in the Hall of the United Nations General Assembly. Delegates will be able to cast their votes on the draft resolutions from the seats of the official representatives of the 193 Member States of the United Nations Organization.

When: Sunday, March 29 to April 2
Where: Grand Hyatt Hotel in the Hall of the General Assembly of the United Nations Organization in New York.

Questions? Contact: info@globalfoundationdd.org



A few days ago 90 young brave Dominican students climbed the highest mountain in the Caribbean in the 12th Educational Expedition to Pico Duarte, under GFDD´s iniciative RDescrube. As part of the event, organized in collaboration with Siempre Más Foundation, participants of the Politécnico Ann & Ted Kheel of Verón, La Altagracia; Politécnico Femenino Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes, and Liceo Hermano Miguel, Santiago, made various environmental activities including a cleanup in the Tetero Valley, where they removed about 300 pounds of waste, with the help of the mules of the expedition. Since the first expedition of RDescubre in March 2012 hundreds of students across the country have had the opportunity to participate in this adventure that changes their lives.

Read more here.



At the Festival International du
Film D' Environnement in Paris

At the Festival International du Film D’ Environnement in ParisDuring one week, from 3 to 10 February, the Director of the DREFF, Natasha Despotovic, and Director of Digital Media and Print Material, Semiramis de Miranda, participated in the event and in the meetings that GFN traditionally held during the festival. "FIFE is an excellent opportunity, not only to see some of the best productions of the year, but to generate contacts, exchange ideas and build networks with some of the most important environmental festivals in the world," said Despotovic.

Read more here.


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