Welcome to Global Yaadie
“a term used by Jamaicans to identify another Jamaican, especially in a foreign country.”
After working in climate change communication for the past five years I wanted a channel that connected my work with my personal space. I recognized the need to bring the conversation closer to home, but I also thought that climate change itself was such a barrier and there were so many other topics related to sustainable development that needed a platform to be discussed. After attending UN Youth Climate Summit last September in New York, it began to weigh on me even further as I realized to fully engage people it wasn’t enough to just write articles about my experience.
After New York, I am now in London thanks Chevening, pursuing studies in Global Communication and Development in Loughborough University London. Now that I am immersed in the culture, I’m meeting people, I’m learning, I felt compelled to connect people with my experiences.
And so began the Global Yaadie podcast – big up David Monteith!
I want to use this space to share knowledge beyond what an Instagram caption, a tweet, a Facebook post, a radio or TV interview will allow you.
I will be engaging activists, entrepreneurs, people in academia, creatives from Europe, Latin America, Africa – across the globe who are using novel and innovative approaches to solve challenges in business, education, environment etc. while getting an inside look into the diverse culture and captivating experiences of guests.
When you listen I hope you gain new perspectives. I want you to make a connection with what you are doing in your own space and then connect with us. What are some of the topics that you want to be discussed? Become a Global Yaadie guest blogger! Do you want to be a guest on the show? If a topic interests you and you see potential to collaborate with a guest, message us and we’ll set di link! – which means make the connection. That reminds me in the spirit of culture you may hear some Jamaican patois but for the most part it’s nothing that you can’t understand. For our non-Jamaican listeners, consider it a free tutorial!
We record in live dynamic environments from time to time as it’s all about capturing conversations.
I’m excited for this experience. Thank you for stepping into my audio shuttle and coming on this journey with me.
I would like to acknowledge all my family and friends for the support throughout this process. However special thanks to these people for contributing towards a truly global production!
Kevaughn Ellis (Jamaica) – Sound Editing
Kiomars Nezahdi (UK) – Digital Consultant
Tarique Scarlett (Canada) – Logo Designer
Demar Grant (Jamaica)
Daniel Davis – (UK)
Lanvell Blake – (Jamaica)
Sanjana Chanda (Singapore)
Luyanda Mfeka (South Africa)
Yujie Zheng (China)