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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…"
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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,
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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.
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
"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.
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
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
-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.
“When women benefits, the whole community benefits”
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