Supporting Children’s Rights with UNICEF’s Stephanie Hodge

November 22, 2013

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As a former adventurous child who later traveled the globe, it’s only fitting that Stephanie Hodge found her way to UNICEF to make young children’s dreams of adventure a possible reality. UNICEF supports children both in emergency and developmental situations — most importantly, supporting children’s rights to education, health, nutrition, water and sanitation. Hodge found her niche in the organization as a cross-sector program specialist in UNICEF’s Education Department, where she focuses on environmental and climate change education. “There are two scenarios,” Hodge says of the climate change outlook. “If we stay on the unsustainable path, there is going to be more environmental degradation and growing inequality. However, if we take the more sustainable path — where we really start to factor in those environmental externalities in our planning and our daily lives — then the future is a good scenario. We’re getting there, but it’s disaster that’s propelling human action.”

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