On March 21st 2009 a World Wide Hug Party will take place in clubs and galleries all over the world. We invite every city, village or town to join this initiative. Will you organise a World Wide Hug Party in your hometown?
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As much as we critically look at and work on violent conflict to save lives, we have left so much undone on our economy ( I mean countries) that we want to face food crisis which can also claim lives rapidly and silently, through people loosing their jobs and many could not find something to do.It gives concern also in development and social works that funding for projects are becoming very difficult these days. What do we do?See More
Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
I am a woman of about 45yrs. A trained teacher and professional guidance counsellor from the University of Lagos. I have been a counsellor to many people children, youth and adult, in the church, in families, in Developmnet and Social work. I am also trainer and facilitator for 9years in Peacebuilding, Active Non-Violence, Conflicy Managemnet, Gender and Disaster management. I was trained by USAID/OTI in Year 2000 in Peace and Conflict Resolution. I am a member of We\st African Network for Peacebuilding - Nigeria since the year 2006. I am currently the Focal Person for Women In Peacebuilding Network- WIPNET (Nigeria) for the South West zone. I am running a M.Ed program in Measurement and Evaluation (M&E) in University of Lagos.
I have been involved as a trainer/facilitators in trainings for youth, the Nigeria Police, men, women and the Nigerian Military (The Army, Navy and Air-Force) in peacebuilding, confict management, human rights, etc.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Nigeria. West Africa region
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
I lead an NGO- Innovative Strategy for Human Development, as the executive Director/Program Coordinator in Lagos, Nigeria
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Hi Femi Ibrahim, it is nice to add you to my list of friends, even though it us peace and collaborative devt network to cement this. The name will ring bell to you through NAPS' mails you sent to us. How are you doing? Hope we meet soon one of these days. Toyin
Anty Toyin, I was impressed with your peace building efforts. I am especially glad because you are a graduate teacher like myself. I just returned from Port Harcourt, where I facilitated at a Peace Camp organised for youth of the Niger Delta.
Since you were part of USAID/OTI training, I believe you must have met Dr. Albert, now Prof., he was my lecturer in M.A. Peace and Conflict Class at Univerisity of Ibadan.
In any case, I would like to know if there is chance for intership in your organisation. If there is, I would like to make myself available.
Thanks and God bless!
nb in Nigeria this is the 11th week of ASUU -FG negotiatiation stalemate-shuldn't the implications of 10-week no class,no measurement in tertiary institutions be a collective concern provoking a elegaic civic pressure by both the parents and the royalty...BUT AS USUAL TILL irrepairable damage is done to the already rote system wherein no clear cut credit system will be given to independent study /project etc...IS ASUU striking JUST for emoluments upgrade? NO. BUT significant groups felt innocent or unruffled about the globally shameful trauma it's done to theuniversity calenda...Counselling skills could be applied to any group inso far as doctors themselves have to be examined when/if they re sick by their peers -to avoid biased diagnosis..IS UNIVERSITY AUTONOMY OUTMODED?
This is a mere reecho of my last month post?Gbemi
Truly there are optimists everywhere on the bright future of our dear country but shouldn't our generation witness or help to expedite a social order supportive of a fulfillingly productive populace ? ARE we not replicating a rote -education statusquo -turning out unemplyables simply because academics and political will to facilitate decolonised intelligentia to perform are inexorable -due to docility blammable on the elite class? I stand to be corrected if the trends in Nigeria 's buying & selling economy will enable us to become a superpower in 2020 -without a creatively, endogenously designed education policy.I' doubt think i'm not a pessimist about this. I have seen it in the history of developed nations -ChINA,jAPAN,THE TIGER COUNTRIES are current examples.There's nothing bad in consumerism but we must brace up to produce beyond the perishables we 're 'producing'
When will be morning yet in our own technological history? We are stiill in the buying stage!
ALRIGHT WHEN ARE GOING TO START TRIAL & ERROR FOR appropriate tech? i m buoyed if anyone talk of development politics via POLITICAL WILL & READY CITIZENRY to implement the policy.AMEN FOR ANSWERED PRAYERS wHAT ELSE ? God has blessed Nigeria copiously....Gbemi
p.s.cross reference before internet in Nigeria
ANATOMY OF INFECTED DEMCRACIES9 DAILY SKETCH 1985,TRUIMPH TO ETERNITY:AYODELE AWOJOBI
POEM & PROSE a n elegaic submission in 1984,Barrister to eternity( a threnody for OBAFEMI AWOLOWO
AUGUST 1987,ibid,Transition quiz ( 3 media & book excerpt (1992,1994,2003,MEDITATION tHE Nigerian Guardian (short & sharp sept 22,1985,how much do you know about your country? a rejoinder to igang alibi DAILY TIMES C.1988 SEE ARCHIVES NIGERIAN TRIBUNE(LONGEVITY FOR ALL by tijani mst0 for w.h.o. day 7th APRIL 1992 FULL PAGE FEATURE
SEE THU 16JULY 2009 FROM BY.TJMST MESSAGE 7
COMMENT ON OBAMA'S SPEECH IN GHANA -Africa Doesn't need strong men but strong institutions
NEW -POETRY Digest online etc..
Poem on the same recurring thematic matter performed at PIT THEATRE ,1985,O.A.U ,ILE -IFE,PROF BOB FOX SEND FORTH nite
i hope membes & their invitees will also & continue to draw wisdom & interventional strategies not only from their learned theories but also from their social & indigenous experience .For example the WEST INVENTIONS almost all the formulae orpatent are known for replication for global service +vely or otherwise depending on the mindset of the user/consumer .WHY SHOULDN'T the new worlds too contribute something saleable usable or benevolent to the global comunity?
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