Bright lights shine on in India

It’s now the end of week 1 of our two-week program. Wow, it’s been a big week, not just here in India, but also back home in South Australia. There is some irony in the fact that I’m sitting here in Lucknow working to get solar lights to the market stall owners and slum communities […]

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Lucknow – street traders and Pollinators

Hi, I’m James McCafferty (below, center), a senior quantity surveyor. Originally from Ireland, I transferred from AECOM’s London office in 2015 to my new home in Wellington, New Zealand. I came across Pollinate Energy when Vikki, our project administrator, asked me if I had seen the poster on the noticeboard in the office. It was, […]

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Warm welcomes and traffic chaos!

Hi, I’m Ly Galanos, a senior transport and traffic engineer from Adelaide (that’s me below in the middle!), and I’m here in Lucknow, India, helping Pollinate Energy expand into its fourth city with my AECOM colleagues, James McCafferty and Jeremy Hart. If you haven’t heard about Pollinate Energy from participants in previous years, then you’ve […]

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Safeguarding our people, our work and our world

I believe that to be successful, ethics and compliance need to be woven into the cultural fabric of an organization. I learned the importance of the relationship between culture and ethical behavior when I was stationed throughout the world, including Japan and Iraq, as a major in the U.S. Marine Corps. While second-in-command at the […]

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Students take the lead in tackling climate change at green-Y

Around 300 university students and professionals came together for an afternoon with leading thinkers, innovators and climate change experts from Asia at the green-Y event June 11 in Bangkok. Organized by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Regional Development Mission for Asia and its four climate change implementing partners, the event involved a suite […]

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Empowering women in Solomon Islands’ cocoa industry

From May 30 to June 1, Solomon Islands’ Cocoa Industry Working Group held the country’s first Cocoa Festival in Honiara. The Working Group was established through assistance from the Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA[1]) Program, an Australian Government initiative co-funded by the New Zealand Government. The Working Group hosted over 100 attendees at the […]

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A new SAME president

Jane Penny (above), the first woman president of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), recently closed out her term and handed the reins to Mike Blount. Both AECOM executives, Jane and Mike discuss their SAME experiences. Jane Penny I was so honored and excited to have served as the national president for SAME over […]

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Empowering women and girls: the smart way to build a better world

“Investing in girls and women unlocks untapped potential, and creates a ripple effect that benefits families, communities and entire nations. It’s 2016: now is the time to turn the conversation from ‘if and why’ to ‘how and now.’” – Katja Iverson, CEO, Women Deliver This May, people from over 60 countries came together to take part […]

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