Success Stories

In Northern Ghana, 10 Horsepower Helps to Fight Poverty
United Nations Development Programme, April 1, 2010

Tamale, Ghana — Amadu Mahama has spent the last 20 years trying to make accessible modern energy services to his people in his native Tamale of northern Ghana.


Rwanda’s Reforms Boost Progress on School Enrollment
United Nations Development Programme, May 10, 2010

Kigali, Rwanda — When the Rwandan Government drafted the first status report on the Millennium Development Goals in 2003, the main focus was economic stabilisation.


In Laos, Supporting Local Farmers Helps to Fight National Poverty
United Nations Development Programme, June 2, 2010

Saravane, Laos — Oudone Vongkham, 60, lives in Naxay Noi Village, about 22 kilometres from the district of Saravane, on the southern tip of Laos. He spends his days working on his farm.


In Myanmar, Doctor Treats One Village at a Time
United Nations Development Programme, June 10, 2008

Bogale, Myanmar — Every morning since Cyclone Nargis made landfall, Doctor Ye Lwin has been getting up at five o’clock. After morning prayers, he starts seeing patients who have travelled a long way to come to the makeshift clinic UNDP has set up at its Bogale township office.


Helping a Myanmar Village Help Itself: UNDP Links Relief to Recovery
United Nations Development Programme, June 11, 2008

Bogale, Myanmar — It takes two hours by a diesel-powered boat to reach Shwe Pyi Aye Village from Bogale Township, one of the five townships most severely hit by Cyclone Nargis.


UN Takes Lead To Give Roof And Walls To Tsunami Survivors in Tents
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, September 30, 2005

Aceh, Indonesia — When the Tsunami struck last December, Ibu Aja Cut of Teunom Village in the Aceh Jaya District on Aceh’s West Coast lost all her family members, save two grandchildren.


CG’s Secretary Goes to Afghanistan
US Army Corps of Engineers, February 2005

Kabul, Afghanistan — Sitting at her desk in the U.S. Embassy’s new compound in Kabul, the capital of Afghanistan, Susan Murphy looks much too young to be a grandmother, and not like someone you would find in a country that is recovering from war.


Enabling Children to Learn Throughout Winter
US Army Corps of Engineers, January 2005

Kabul, Afghanistan — As snow piles up in the Kabul district in the coldest winter the country has faced in 30 years, a score of girls and boys sit at new desks in a recently constructed classroom and learn which atoms constitute carbon, nitrogen and oxygen.


Road to Rehabilitation Continues in Western Afghanistan
February 2005

Afghanistan recently witnessed the rebirth of one of its major lifelines, a roadway linking the nation’s capital to its southern city of Kandahar.


Demining Afghanistan
January 2005

Kabul, Afghanistan — After 15 years of intensive demining work, Afghanistan still remains the most mined country in the world.


Hydro-Electric Project in Southern Afghanistan Continues After Half a Century
January 2005

In the great Helmand River Valley of southern Afghanistan, stands a rockfill dam, bearing testimony to USAID’s continued commitment to the country for more than half a century.


Presentations

“You Talkin’ To Me?”: Imitation, Introjection, Identification and Cinematic Violence
Paper presented at the 105th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, August 1997

The Intergenerational Transmission of Violence and Gender Differences
Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., March 1997

Park, K. Chair for Paper Session, Violence and Abuse at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Washington, D.C., March 1997

Park, K. A Cross-Cultural Study of Self-Esteem, Attitudes Toward Women and Gender in Courtship Violence
Paper presented at the Cross-Cultural Colloquium, Department of Psychology, Boston University, Boston, April 1997

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