Gail Ervin
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Gail Ervin is now friends with Dr.Vijay Kumar Chattu and Kisembo Tom Balemesa
Jul 2
Gail Ervin is now friends with HEEALS, HIDAYAT UALLH and Nizar Ahmad
Jun 4
Gail Ervin replied to Ryan Smith's discussion Transformative Social Change Degree Program: Determining Prospective Student Interest
"Saybrook is a great school for busy professionals all over the world who are committed to positive social change.  I've carried my studies with me from Bangkok to Belfast to Nairobi and beyond - the flexibility and support has been…"
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Gail Ervin liked Ryan Smith's discussion Transformative Social Change Degree Program: Determining Prospective Student Interest
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Gail Ervin replied to Marc West's discussion Culture Development
"Hi Marc, Are you referring to shifting community attitudes, behaviors, values and structures towards a new discourse?  We are working with a local partner in Kenya to develop a systemic approach to altering the culture of cattle rustling and…"
Jul 2, 2013
Gail Ervin liked jonathan power's discussion Obama and Africa's upward swing
Jun 26, 2013
Gail Ervin replied to Al Med's discussion CFR 2014–2015 International Affairs Fellowship
"I have to ask - since when is "mid-career" between the age of 27 and 35, especially when professionals in this field work into their 80s?  This is more appropriately labeled "early career"..."
Jun 24, 2013
Jasmine Hunt replied to Gail Ervin's discussion Seeking Information on Peace Caravans
"That is great, I hope that you are doing well. I hope I could do something like that one day. I think adding the photography piece is excellent because it captures a lot of the surroundings and people who are enduring conflict. I really like that…"
Apr 1, 2013
Silvana M. Pellegrini Adam replied to Gail Ervin's discussion Seeking Information on Peace Caravans
"Sorry - I know only know about the IFCO /the Cub caravan http://www.ifconews.org/node/948"
Mar 26, 2013
Gail Ervin is now friends with Sadeque Hussain, Nirmal Adhikari and Claske Dijkema
Mar 26, 2013
Claske Dijkema replied to Gail Ervin's discussion Seeking Information on Peace Caravans
"Here two further links that light interest you: 1. Peace caravans to intervene in the conflict between Pokot and Maraket in Nothern Kenya http://www.transconflict.com/2012/10/youth-as-a-bridge-peacebuilding-in-north-western-kenya-150/ 2. Peace…"
Mar 26, 2013
Marla Mossman replied to Gail Ervin's discussion Seeking Information on Peace Caravans
"Hi Jasmine, Yes, Silk Road has captured my imagination on so many levels. The notion of traveling alone to places where I do not know the language, culture or customs causes me to rely on my instincts. My motto is; “Trust is the…"
Mar 21, 2013
Jasmine Hunt replied to Gail Ervin's discussion Seeking Information on Peace Caravans
"Hi Marla, This sounds fascinating!!! (See my comment below.) I am a new graduate student from SMU. I just finished a Master's in Conflict Management and Dispute Resolution. I am looking for new ways to bring my skills into regions of need. I…"
Mar 21, 2013
Jasmine Hunt replied to Gail Ervin's discussion Seeking Information on Peace Caravans
"Hi, I am a student from Southern Methodist University. My name is Jasmine. We happened to do a mock project on this topic and we really enjoyed learning about this type of work for our International Conflict Management class. Check out our Prezi:…"
Mar 21, 2013
Gail Ervin commented on Craig Zelizer's blog post Guide to Posting Material on the Peace and Collaborative Development Network
"As a manager of a LinkedIn site, I would like to suggest that the DEADLINE also be posted, please!  This helps keep a site current and makes it much easier to remove old posts.  Thanks!"
Mar 20, 2013
Gail Ervin replied to Gail Ervin's discussion Seeking Information on Peace Caravans
"Oops - well, it wasn't expensive and should still be a great read, especially since I have a strong interest in Africa.  There is also a peace caravan that was conducted in Somalia by a famous poet, and he used his poetry to "call…"
Mar 17, 2013

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Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Gail Ervin is president of a boutique consulting firm in environmental planning and public dispute resolution in California. She specializes in complex, multi-stakeholder public policy mediation of community planning, environmental, fiscal reform/governance, and social issues, and in the environmental review and assessment of California urban plans and projects. Gail is also actively involved in regional, national, and international civic activities, focusing on community collaboration and conflict resolution capacity building. She is Communications Chair of the Association for Conflict Resolution’s International Section, the former US representative to the World Mediation Forum Steering Committee, a Rotary Peace Fellow, and co-team leader for the Mediators Beyond Borders Kenya Project. Pursuing her Human Sciences Ph.D. degree with a Social Transformation /Peace and Conflict Resolution focus,
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (professional)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
United States
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
United States
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
The Ervin Consulting Group/PhD coursework in international peace and conflict resolution
How many years professional experience do you have ?
15+
What is your personal or organizational website?
http://www.ervincg.com
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Conflict Resolution, Democratization, Development, Environment, Facilitation, Peacebuilding
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Capacity Building, Program Administration, Program Implemenation, Qualitative Skills
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Participatory action research exploring existing participatory and developmental evaluation methods and their use and effectiveness in small scale grassroots peacebuilding efforts

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At 7:08am on February 11, 2013, Jennifer Lentfer said…
Thanks for your comment on Vini's post Gail. And safe travels!
At 7:22pm on July 10, 2012, Jennifer Lentfer said…

Thanks for your kind and encouraging comment Gail and for following how-matters.org! I'm always keeping my eye out on research about funding flows and how much trickles down to grassroots groups. Unfortunately, it's an area where there is not yet enough inquiry. I've got a recommended reading list that might lead you in some interesting directions: http://www.how-matters.org/links-resources/#recreading 

I'd also encourage you to get in touch with the folks at Peace Direct, who specialize in funding and supporting grassroots peace initiatives. 

At 9:28pm on April 21, 2012, Craig Zelizer said…

Regarding #s in peacebuilding, the Alliance for Peacebuilding is finishing  research project (contracted to USD Kroc School with funding from USIP) on this in the US. Results should be out in May. Also see the Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict

At 10:04am on August 11, 2011, Craig Zelizer said…

Thanks so much for your very generous support and suggestion. We will work on finding a more prominent place on the site for the support PCDN link.

At 2:38am on April 22, 2011, shyam tosawad said…
Dear friend
"Vasudev kutukbkam" entire world is a family.This is the teaching of our indian culture and tradition.This is a wonderful site to to know our inner self and each other and can make a world a family.
We created countries, boundaries,religions,cast,race for any reason.But this the time to realize that we are one and naturally interconnected with each other which we can just realize by watching inhale and exhale of our breaths. The source is same without any discrimination of religion and boundaries, equally for all living life of universe .When we understand this simple thing then we must understand how our and other's life is equally important, valuable and respectable .
We should follow the nature's rule,God has given us a human life not for destruction but to look after the wellbeing of all living life so that peace and harmony can establish in this planet.
I shall be happy if we could be a friend with harmonious relationship.
shyam
At 12:49pm on April 6, 2011, Muhammad Tahir Tabassum said…

Dear Gail,

Very happy to go through your profile in peace network.

We can be good friend and partners on similar causes.

In Peace.
At 10:45am on September 10, 2010, Centre for Peace and Development said…
Dear Gail,
Thanks for responding positive to my invitation to be a friend in the course of our ministry to achieve peace for this troubled world. I hope we'll enjoy a fruitful working relationship. I hope to be in touch with The Hunger Project in Ghana. Thanks once more with God's blessing. SHALOM!!!
Rev. Moses K. Okrah
At 2:43am on September 8, 2010, Centre for Peace and Development said…
Dear Gail,
Centre for Peace and Development Foundation is impressed by your performance and wishes it could tap your rich experience.We are a young Christian Organisation in Ghana with the purpose of peacebuilding for development.Could you please be our friend so that we could learn from you? May God richly blessyou for the good work you are doing.
Rev. Moses K Okrah
At 9:56am on March 24, 2010, Pastor Samuel Muderhwa M said…
Dear Gail

I would like to interest you about our location and be your friend, we need your support.

Samuel
At 12:34pm on November 23, 2009, Bishop Charles K. Kwalia said…
-We as Mt. Elgon Women's Development Forum International,
-We initiate and Promote alternative livelihood. To build and develope institutions to promote dialogue and reconciliation among the Sabaot,Pokot, Karamonjong sabiny and turkana communities.
-We ensure that we provide necessary leadership with the issues and other vulnerable children.
-We promote awareness of the impact of vulnerability on male and female children who are care givers.
-We provide residential care for orphans and other vulnerable as alast resort.
As per now we have 1,350 orphans, where by we need food, shelter, clothings as we are going for christmas holiday. We pledge and ask welwishers to assist us. 76 are in secondary school, 7000 people need shelter, food because they were displaced by cattle rustlers by pokot and sabinys.

Pastor/coordinator Charles k. Kwalia
Faith harvest Restoration Ministry International.
Cell phone +254720777035.

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