Talley Diggs (Kenya)


Talley Diggs (Kenya)

Talley is a graduate student at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, where she is pursuing a Master’s in International Affairs with a focus in security. During the spring of 2017, Talley worked for the UN Foundation’s Better World Campaign, which promotes the critical work of the UN and lobbies for a strong US-UN partnership. This experience taught her advocacy skills that will be incredibly valuable during her tenure as a Peace Fellow in Kenya. Prior to moving to DC for grad school, Talley had several beneficial cross-cultural experiences that contributed to her passion for international affairs and development. Talley is originally from Oxford, Mississippi, and traveled to a different country for the first time when she interned abroad while an undergrad at the University of Mississippi. During the summer of 2013, Talley lived in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and worked for the World Food Programme supporting assistance programs for refugee camps and schools. In addition, Talley moved to eastern France to teach English in a high school following her graduation in 2015. She is thrilled to return to East Africa and explore her academic interests within the conflict resolution context of the Children’s Peace Initiative! At the conclusion of her time in Kenya, Talley reflected on her Peace Fellowship by saying, "My fellowship with CPI Kenya gave me invaluable field experience and a beautiful opportunity to change the lives of others through service. I am eternally grateful to AP for the friends I made through my host organization and the technical skills I gained to pursue a career in development". Want to contribute to her peace-building efforts in Kenya? Click here: https://goto.gg/28723



04 Aug

Meet Members of the CPI Team!

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31 Jul

Advocacy Quilting: A Labor of Love by CPI’s Beneficiaries

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Posted Jul 31, 2017

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31 Jul

From Student to Teacher: The 16-Year-Old Peacemaker

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Posted Jul 31, 2017

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25 Jul

Dad, Meet My Pokot Friend: A Story of Friendship Made at Peace Camp

Lotit drove his motorcycle up the gravel drive to the entrance of Logorate Primary School

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Posted Jul 25, 2017

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18 Jul

Voices of the Opposition: Fighting for Change & Hoping for Peace in Kenya

“If NASA does not win the election, you will find me fighting in the streets.”

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Posted Jul 18, 2017

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06 Jul

Electoral Lessons from the Slums: When You Got Nothing, You Got Nothing to Lose

“We are nobodies. If we don’t throw stones, no one will pay attention to us.

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Posted Jul 06, 2017

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23 Jun

Teach Your Children Well: CPI Kenya Brings Peace to Samburu County

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Posted Jun 23, 2017

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14 Jun

Kenyan Road Trip: Off to Find Peace in Samburu County

The CPI team is driving into the sunset, our van running parallel to five zebras,

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Posted Jun 14, 2017

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04 Jun

Karibu sana Kenya: My Arrival

Seated on the balcony of my summer home, I watch the sunlight fade from my

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Posted Jun 04, 2017

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30 May

Questions of Kenya: Pre-Departure Reflection

“Turn your statements into questions.” This is the advice I received from my professor when

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Posted May 30, 2017

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