Munas Kalden
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  • Consultant, Risk Reduction
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Nakiru Betty Flora and Munas Kalden are now friends
Mar 20, 2015
Munas Kalden joined Tony Jenkins's group

Global Campaign for Peace Education

The Global Campaign for Peace Education has two goals: 1) to build public awareness and political support for the introduction of peace education into all spheres of education, and; 2) to promote the education of all teachers to teach for peaceSee More
Jun 6, 2012
Munas Kalden and John Bekepu Ikwen are now friends
Jul 9, 2011
Munas Kalden commented on Amanda Munroe's blog post "So What's Your Hypothesis? : A Word on Research Methods
"As most of you are aware of...find the link the work of John Paul Lederach, I have refered: Reflective Peacebuilding: A Planning, Monitoring and Learning Toolkit at best, munas"
Jun 28, 2011
Munas Kalden commented on Amanda Munroe's blog post "So What's Your Hypothesis? : A Word on Research Methods
"Hi Amanda, Many thanks for posting this. I am more italic to the view. I do come with the background implementing a project of sport for peace in the post war context.  The grounded theory would lead us to reflection. Meaningly, we…"
Jun 28, 2011
Munas Kalden liked Amanda Munroe's blog post War And Peace - Prologue to Summer Sport & Peacebuilding Research
May 18, 2011
Munas Kalden liked Meeghan Zahorsky's blog post Prologue to Summer Research on Sport and Peacebuilding
May 17, 2011
Munas Kalden replied to Tim Symonds's discussion Guaranteeing Women’s Rights In The New Egyptian Constitution
"The challege is materialising it into post conflict setting of Iraq or any other context. We have to ensure the implementation, with indipendance body monitored.........!"
Feb 13, 2011

Profile Information

Please feel free to provide a short bio about yourself or the work of your organization (no more than 3 paragraphs)
Working for UN in the Field of Peacebuilding and Risk Reduction.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Sri Lanka
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Consultant, Risk Reduction
How many years professional experience do you have ?
What is your personal or organizational website?
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
Arabic, French
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Business, Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Democratization, Development, Dialogue, Diplomacy, DDR, Education, Facilitation, Gender, Human Rights, Internally Displaced, Humanitarian Relief, Media, Natural Resources, Organizational Development, Peacekeeping, Policing, Refugees, Rule of Law, Security, Social Entreprenuership, Sports for Development, Terrorism, Transparency, Youth
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Communication, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Monitoring, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Training

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At 11:30am on January 18, 2011, Marian Hassan said…

Thank you Munas for the add, looking forward to sharing ideas.



At 10:55am on October 8, 2009, Moses Tumusiime said…
Very True indeed.I agree that we can work for peace and gradually attain it. All has to start fom within ouselves.we must be strange attractors through which the values of peace may be felt by others near us and later those a bit distant from us.Hence, Finally we can.I have sevral comrades serving that end in the UN volunteers programme.The values of commitment, free will and solidarity are so vital too.

Moses; UPEACE; MA. International Peace Studies
At 11:48pm on July 23, 2009, Gabriela Canales Gallardo said…
Thank you Munas, it is very nice belonging to this network. Sri Lanka is one of the most wonderful places I have been to and I would definitely love to come back.
Keep in touch ok?
At 7:57pm on July 20, 2009, Halima Mohamed said…
Hi Munas,
thanks for inviting me as a friend. looking forward to sharing ideas and experiences with you!
At 10:52am on June 5, 2009, Tabrani Yunis said…
Hi, Munas,
How are you? I am curious to know about what happened in Sri Lanka
At 3:10pm on January 22, 2009, Erle Frayne Argonza said…
Welcome to our wonderful network! For your peace missions, carpe diem!
At 6:52pm on January 15, 2009, Sie.Kathieravealu said…
In Sri Lanka, the trouble started due to discrimination and injustice and continues due to bribery and corruption. These may be the reasons for troubles in other countries too.

Current wars have to be ended and new wars have to be prevented. To achieve this goal the present system of Democratic Governance has to be changed to one that is really democratic in its true sense.

In the present democratic system it is only the powerful - speech, money and thuggery - can join the ruling class to suppress or convert others all others as their subjects and is a fertile ground for "corruption" in various forms to thrive.

In my opinion "Corruption" includes any kind of waste, neglect and every form of malpractice, dishonesty, abuse, misuse, unreasonable exercise of power, failure or refusal to exercise power, anything and everything left undone which results in the right of the people being denied or impaired.

Without a "just society" in existence much talked about "terrorism" cannot be eradicated. For the creation of a "just society" there should be "good governance" in the country. For the creation of "good governance" in the country "corruption" in ALL its forms must be eradicated. And to eradicate "corruption" the present democratic system of governance, where full power to make final decisions ultimately rests in the hands of one person, must be changed.

So the only way to salvage a country is to change the present system of governance to one that is truly democratic where the final decision-making power will NOT be in the hands of ONE person BUT shared by as many people as possible and thus restricting any individual hasty decisions that might lead to trouble everywhere.

To make a country truly democratic, the powers of the Parliament (the decision making supreme body of a country) should be split and separated and each of the separated powers must be handled by different groups of persons selected and elected by the people for the purpose of administering EACH SET OF POWERS or duties as the case may be so that no single group has the full power. All the groups together will make the whole. The country is not divided but the powers of parliament are divided/separated.

Different groups have to be elected for such purposes as administration, fiscal management, planning, implementing, policy and law making, auditing and for any other function that may be deemed necessary.

The group that is entrusted with the power to make laws and regulations shall not be given the duty/power of implementing/administering the laws and regulations.

Particular care should be taken to see that all powers are NOT CONCENTRATED in one place and that they do not overlap and there must not be a secret budget to be handled by a single person.

All transactions should be transparent including Diplomacy which has to be diplomatically transparent.

One set of powers dealing with the development of the country should be given to the set of representatives at the village level. The people of each and every village must be empowered to determine their way of life (lifestyle). The life-style of a village, its lands and resources shall not be disturbed by external forces.

All plans of development of a village that remotely/indirectly affects the village must have the concurrence of the people of that village concerned.

It has to be ensured that people are treated equitably regardless of their gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origins, age, disability, socio-economic background, religious or political beliefs and affiliations, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation or other inappropriate distinction;

The decision-making powers with regard to each and every set of powers must be spread through-out the country.

With such system in practice discrimination, injustice, bribery and corruption, the four pillars of an Evil society might become history.

When the above four pillars of Evil are eradicated, the people would be living under a system that would guarantee sustainable peace, prosperity and a pleasant living to everyone in any country.

Comments on the above views are solicited from everyone with a view to prevent future wars and end current wars.
At 2:08pm on January 15, 2009, Slavisa Rakovic said…
hello, thank you for adding me as a friend. i am not sure i understand your query..

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