Created by Dr. Craig Zelizer in 2007, the Peace and Collaborative Development Network (PCDN) is a free professional networking site that works to foster dialogue and sharing of resources in international development, conflict resolution, gender mainstreaming, human rights, social entrepreneurship and related fields.
The types of materials that can be posted to the site include fellowship/scholarship opportunities, information about relevant academic programs, training opportunities, news about new publications (policy and/or academic), questions about new or ongoing research projects, discussion of conflict regions, videos and photos, and more. Check out the Key Resource Guides for additional information.
PCDN seeks to create horizontal networking and information sharing for individuals and groups around the world. Members can chat with each other, create blogs, add to discussion topics, and share current research, experiences and challenges from the field.
The Network currently has over 27,800 members and is receiving 300,000+ hits a month.
To learn more about Dr. Zelizer’s inspiration for the network see his interview with TechChange.
To learn more about how PCDN is viewed in the field and the need to support the network see the wonderful article, A journalist and writer comments on the need to support the PCDN. Article on the Essential Edge by Ed Giradet.
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To learn how to post on the network see the Guide to Posting
THE PCDN TEAM
To Learn more about the team click here