Apply now to lead / participate in LIDS-Orrick projects with partner organizations! The deadline for team leader applications is September 12.
The list of projects for Fall 2014 is:
– The Afghan Independent Bar Association (AIBA), Examining and modifying regulatory frameworks to accommodate an expanding legal aid sector
– International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), Developing analytical methods for negotiation research in humanitarian diplomacy
– morethanshelters, implementing partner of UNHCR, Creating frameworks to facilitate cross-sector collaboration to develop Al Za’atari Camp (Jordan)
– Public International Law and Policy Group (PILPG), Examining state authority over education in post-conflict states
– South Pacific Business Development (SPBD), Researching the issuance of financial instruments in Samoa and the US for a development corporation
– Transparency International – Kenya, Mapping and analyzing global anti-corruption policies and enforcement in the humanitarian aid sector
– World Resources Institute (WRI), Assessing the security of collective land rights for an online global mapping platform
– LIDS Global White Paper, Exploring the development of a legal toolkit to reduce bribery in “demand-side” countries
To work with LIDS and our partners on these pressing development, post-conflict and humanitarian issues, please submit applications through these links: Apply to lead projects by September 12 2014 at 11:59PM and apply to work on projects by September 23 2014 at 11:59PM.
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When: 12:00-1:00 PM
Where: WCC 1023
Career-focused discussion with panel of partners from LIDS 2013-2014 projects.
*LIDS has just added advising appointments for 2 more speakers!*
Tyler Thompson of PILPG and James Vanreusel of South Pacific Business Development are available to talk to students individually or in small groups after the panel. Sign uphere for Tyler and here for James. Kaitlin Cordes of Vale Columbia Center also still has some availability here.
Non-pizza lunch served.
March 7, 2014 – Sarah Weiner
This semester, a LIDS team supervised by Orrick LLP is completing a project for Qorax Energy, a renewable energy social impact firm focused on bringing international power engineering expertise to the Somaliland electricity market. I recently spoke with C. Nicolas Desrosiers, a co-founder of Qorax about his experience starting a social enterprise, the legal challenges he has faced, and how the LIDS team will be helping him this semester.
Can you briefly explain what led you to start Qorax Energy?
I had spent the year before starting Qorax working at a university in Somaliland and, for a short time, at Somaliland’s Ministry of National Planning & Development. In the course of my year there, I saw many challenges and opportunities but the most striking was the energy crisis. Somalilanders pay some of the highest prices for energy in the world, often more than ten times what consumers in the U.S. pay, and they also have incredibly high unemployment. I developed the idea for Qorax Energy with Nigel Carr and Abdishakur Mohamoud. Our mission is to reduce this high expenditure in Somaliland and other areas where electricity markets are inefficient. Together, we saw an opportunity to dramatically lower energy costs … Read More »