CESO VA, Dave Smith with a local Filipino Farmer
August 25, 2016

Producing Community Plans with Passion and Professionalism

Since becoming a CESO VA, I have had the most rewarding experience as a planner. I’d…

August 15, 2016

CESO Perspective: Global Affairs International Assistance Review

Our team at CESO put together a comprehensive response that outlines our organization's vision for Canada's approach to international development.

IMAGE: World's Indigenous Peoples Day
August 9, 2016

International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

August 9 marked the 21st International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples. This year’s theme highlighted…

Image: CESO VA Dave Smith in the Philippines
August 3, 2016

Connecting the Dots on Climate Change, Universities and Local Municipalities

It’s been over two years since I worked with the Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) to…

Image: Collage by Scott McBride
July 28, 2016

A Rookie’s Journal (part 3): Racing to the finish line

Find out how Scott’s journey as a first-time VA in the field progresses, in this last…

Image: Vietnam at Night by Scott McBride
July 21, 2016

A Rookie’s Journal (part 2): In the Groove

Week two. In the groove, or is it a rut??? Monday December 7th All good things…

July 18, 2016

New Videos: Culture, Tourism and Economic Growth

Tourism is a critical driver of economic growth and development...

Image: Collage by Scott McBride
July 14, 2016

A Rookie’s Journal (part 1): Getting there

Doing anything for the first time can be nerve-wracking. In this three-part series, Scott McBride describes…

Image: Fruit stand in Ethiopia
July 7, 2016

Partnership for Food Security in Ethiopia

In January 2016 I was fortunate to spend four weeks in Addis Ababa through my volunteer…

CESO Partner: Audit Office of Guyana
June 30, 2016

The Supremes and I

The Supremes were an American female singing group and the premier act of Motown Records in…

June 24, 2016

My first CESO Assignment – A Recollection of Guyana

I step off the Air Services plane (population 5; plus pilot) in Lethem. There to greet…

Image: CESO staff at NAD Event
June 21, 2016

20 Years of Strong Traditions

Canada’s National Aboriginal Day is held on June 21 annually to celebrate and promote the unique…

June 21, 2016

National Aboriginal Day

June 21st, or National Aboriginal day, celebrates the diverse and unique heritage of First Nations, Inuit…

June 6, 2016

CESO’s new website!

We are thrilled to announce the launch of CESO’s brand new website!

June 1, 2016

International Assistance Review Consultations

On May 18, 2016, Global Affairs Canada launched a review and public consultations process focused on…

April 26, 2016

Strengthening Sustainable Tourism in Colombia

Pijao is a small town, situated in the mountains of Colombia. Due to its high altitude…

CESO Keywords
April 7, 2016

Keywords for your CESO Resume

Keywords, keywords, keywords! Having read thousands of resumes in my career, I know writing a resume is not easy.

March 15, 2016

Women’s Economic Development in Peru

In celebration of Women’s Month, I want to highlight the continued effort to promote and contribute… 1-800-268-9052
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