May - June, 2018
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GFDD/Funglode Present at the ISTE 2018 Conference

GFDD/Funglode participated in a variety of dynamic and informative panel discussions on technology in the education sector during the 2018 Annual ISTE Conference and Expo which took place from June 24 to 27 in Chicago, Illinois.

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GFDD Hosts Panel Discussion on “Best Practices on Sustainable and Responsible Tourism”

GFDD and its Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) hosted a panel discussion at its Washington, DC office, titled “Best Practices on Sustainable and Responsible Tourism” to highlight experiences and lessons learned working to promote sustainability in tourism in the Dominican Republic and elsewhere.

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GFDD Convened Civil Society Organizations as part of the OAS General Assembly Events in Washington, DC

GFDD convened civil society organizations of Latin America, the Caribbean and the Western Hemisphere to discuss the future of the Americas as part of the program of the General Assembly of the OAS, held in Washington, DC and taking place June 3-5.

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In Honor of World Turtle Day, GFDD and DREFF Hold Three Screenings of the Dominican Environmental Film “Cacú: Un cambio por la vida” in New York

GFDD and its Dominican Republic Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) celebrated World Turtle Day with three screenings of the film “Cacú: Un cambio por la vida” (A Change for Life)”. The showings were held at the United Nations Headquarters, Yonkers’ Middle School and Salomé Ureña School in New York City.

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Young Dominicans Discuss Ways to Recognize and Stop Gender Violence

On May 21 the GFDD and the Bibloteca Juan Bosch coordinated a screening and discussion of the short film about gender violence “Un acto de rebeldía” (An Act of Rebellion, unofficial English translation) at the Funglode Auditorium in Santo Domingo.

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Leonel Fernández Delivers Keynote Speech During Opening of Cartagena Lecture

On May 7 the former president of the Dominican Republic, Dr. Leonel Fernández, delivered a keynote conference in Cartagena, Colombia, where he highlighted various issues important to the international agenda and specifically concentrated on the issue of food sovereignty.

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GFDD is Now Receiving Applications for a UN Programs Volunteer Position!

At the 2017 International Conference of the Americas!GFDD is now seeking well-qualified candidates for a UN Programs volunteer position in its New York City office. The position will begin in July and end in December 2018 with the possibility for extension.

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GFDD Officially Started the Holiday Season with a BazaarIn celebration of World Environment Day and World Ocean Day, held on June 5th and 8th, respectively, the DREFF presented a diverse list of environmental films for the general public at the Ibero-American University (UNIBE) and APEC University (UNAPEC) as well as at the Ministries of the Environment and Tourism in the Dominican Republic.

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Governing for Inclusion: The 10 Golden Rules for a Successful Political Communication and Inclusive Government

Join GFDD on this interesting and timely discussion on "Governing for Inclusion: The 10 Golden Rules for a Successful Political Communication and Inclusive Government", with an international panel discussion by: Geovanny Vicente Romero (Dominican, political analyst and commentator, international consultant, professor, and founder of "Centro de Políticas Públicas, Desarrollo y Liderazgo RD"); Gustavo Rojas-Matute (Venezuelan, economist, GWU professor, international consultant on politics and economics, and founder of Polinomics); Harvey Restrepo (Colombian, author, college professor, political campaign consultant and advisor, expert on electoral marketing), and Betilde Muñoz-Pogossian (director, Social Inclusion Department of the Organization of American States - OAS).

When: Thursday, July 12, 2018. 12:00pm to 2:00pm.
Where: GFDD-DC, 1629 K Street NW, Suite 1100. Washington, DC 20006

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Free event. Light lunch will be provided.
This event is in Spanish.


Transforming Growth in Development: a Challenge that Involves and is in the Interest of Everyone

GFDD will be hosting Jonathan D'Oleo (, economist, speaker and management consultant with dual degrees in Economics and Political Science from Brandeis University (Boston, MA) and a master’s degree in Public Policy from the University College London (London, England), as he leads a conference titled “Transforming Growth in Development: a Challenge that Involves and is in the Interest of Everyone”.

When: Thursday, July 19, 2018, 4:30pm.
Where: Riverfront Library, 1 Larkin Pl, Yonkers, NY 10701

Free event.


DREFF to screen “The Boy and the World” at FICI 2018

As part of the collaboration with the XIII Festival Internacional de Cine Infantil (FICI – Children’s International Film Festival), held annually in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, GFDD and its DR Environmental Film Festival (DREFF) will screen the animated film “The Boy and the World”.

When: July 25-31, 2018
Where: Biblioteca Infantil y Juvenil República Dominicana (BIJRD)

Free event.
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