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New NRC Publication- Life can change: Securing housing, land and property rights for displaced women

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NRC has now launched "Life Can Change: Securing housing, land and property rights for displaced women", a new report based on 15 years of operational experience as a provider of information,…Continue

Tags: Housing, Land Rights, Gender, Women, NRC

"Digital Humanities & Language Resources" - Joint "Culture & Technology" and CLARIN-D European Summer School 2014, University of Leipzig

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Matthew Johnson liked Valerie Oliphant's group Grad Chat: Get Advice on Grad School
Nov 1
Tamburai Mpariwa Gwekwerere commented on Valerie Oliphant's blog post Guide to Apps for Social Change
"great article! thanks for sharing"
Oct 14
Craig Zelizer liked Valerie Oliphant's discussion Social Impact Lab seeks Finance Manager/Officer- Washington, DC
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Social Impact Lab seeks Finance Manager/Officer- Washington, DC

For more information, or to apply, please follow this link: http://simlab.org/careers/finance-manager-officer.htmlFinance Manager/OfficerBased: Washington, DCReports to: CEOSocial Impact Lab (SIMLab) lowers the barriers to social change using mobile technologies. We work with organizations all over the world to make effective use of emerging technologies to increase the efficiency, reach, and accessibility of vital goods,…See More
Sep 22
Maria Prandi liked Valerie Oliphant's blog post Guide to Apps for Social Change
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Helena Puig Larrauri commented on Valerie Oliphant's blog post Guide to Apps for Social Change
"Hi Valerie, great post, thanks for sharing. We're running a competition for apps and games for peace that you may find of interest: http://www.unaoc.org/peaceapp/"
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Kisembo Tom Balemesa replied to Valerie Oliphant's discussion Contest: Win 1 of 5 free copies of Dr. Zelizer’s new book, Integrated Peacebuilding: Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict
"Hi, I do manage Peace and Development Initiatives face book page where i do cross posting on the network.  Kindly look out for the posts. https://www.facebook.com/groups/213692062057692/?ref=br_tf Thanks. Tom."
May 19
Craig Zelizer liked Valerie Oliphant's discussion Internship: Social Impact Lab (makers of FrontlineSMS) is looking for a Governance and Legal Intern!
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Internship: Social Impact Lab (makers of FrontlineSMS) is looking for a Governance and Legal Intern!

For more information or to apply, please follow this link: http://www.frontlinesms.com/connect-with-us/jobs-and-internships/governance-and-legal-intern/The team at Social Impact Lab (SIMLab) has grown significantly this year. With the addition of a new product, FrontlineCloud, and new project directors, we have more opportunities for individuals interested in contributing to our…See More
May 1
Craig Zelizer replied to Valerie Oliphant's discussion Contest: Win 1 of 5 free copies of Dr. Zelizer’s new book, Integrated Peacebuilding: Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict
"Thanks we did giveaway copies on goodreads but still giving away the copies via facebook, twitter and PCDN"
Apr 30
Jack F. Sigman replied to Valerie Oliphant's discussion Contest: Win 1 of 5 free copies of Dr. Zelizer’s new book, Integrated Peacebuilding: Innovative Approaches to Transforming Conflict
"Winners have been selected Giveaway dates: Feb 19 - Mar 19, 2014 2 copies available, 720 people requesting This is old. Why post it now?"
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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)
I recently finished a year-long Boren Fellowship in Nigeria and am continuing my MA in Conflict Resolution at Georgetown University, from which I will graduate in May 2013. As a Boren Fellow, I have committed myself to a career in public service. I would love to work with an organization whose culture and vision align with my career and life goals: advancing peace and good governance with a commitment to reflective practice and continuous learning.
Please indicate if you're joining PCDN as an individual or organization (please mark the appropriate category)
individual (student)
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Work/research experience: Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Somalia (refugees in the US)

Travel: Mexico, Costa Rica, Tanzania/Zanzibar, Egypt, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, and France
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
Washington, DC
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Georgetown University, MA in Conflict Resolution
How many years professional experience do you have ?
3-5
Which Languages do you speak Proficiently? (note we can not list all languages, only some major world languages or ones related to conflict regions)
French
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Agriculture, Civil Society, Conflict Mainstreaming, Conflict Resolution, Culture, Development, DDR, Environment, Gender, Natural Resources, Nonviolence, Peacebuilding, Psychosocial, Refugees, Rule of Law, Security, Violence Prevention, Youth
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Capacity Building, Communication, Evaluation, Monitoring, Research, Qualitative Skills, Quantitative Skills, Training
Please select the donors (bi-lateral, international or foundations) in which you have direct and signifcant experience (either work for the donor or on projects funded by them)
European Union

Valerie Oliphant's Blog

Guide to Apps for Social Change

Posted on October 14, 2014 at 6:33am 4 Comments

GUIDE TO APPS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE



Dear Colleagues,



One of the main goals of this site is to help practitioners, students, and scholars network, connect, and share best resources. This guide will look at some of the key issues and considerations around using apps in peace and development work, as well as offer some examples of how they are being used.  An…

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Guide to Working and Living Abroad: Staying Sane and Odd Things to Pack

Posted on March 16, 2014 at 2:02pm 7 Comments

A little over a year ago, I was frantically packing all my belongings into a storage unit in SE DC, preparing to spend a year in Nigeria on a Boren Fellowship to study Yoruba language and work with Search for Common Ground’s Nigeria Office. 

At the time, I had just completed the first year of my MA in Conflict Resolution at Georgetown University, and felt that a year of field experience would greatly enhance my insight into the peacebuilding world. Side tangent- If you are thinking…

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How will you contribute to peace in 2013?

Posted on January 2, 2013 at 12:59pm 1 Comment

Volunteering is one of the top 10 New Year’s resolutions every year.  Over the 2.5 years that I have been a member of PCDN, I have been endlessly impressed with the community- our commitment to peace is inspiring and seeing so many people working towards a common goal keeps me motivated in my work and life. …

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Is the US the new Capital: The Hunger Games, Eating Culture, and Famine in East Africa

Posted on August 24, 2011 at 9:42pm 0 Comments

“They do surgery in the Capitol, to make people appear younger and thinner. In District 12, looking old is something of an achievement since so many people die early. You see an elder person, you want to congratulate them on their longevity, ask the secret of survival. A plump person is envied because they aren’t scraping by like the majority of us. But here it is different. Wrinkles aren’t desirable. A round belly isn’t a sign of success.” - from The Hunger Games, first…

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At 5:04pm on January 18, 2012, Vinanti Sarkar Castellarin said…

Loved reading your profile Valerie - I am doing a lot of work with Nigerian Mission the United Nations in New York and would love to share this videotape with you ...

I would love to invite you to review and join VOICES OF WOMEN TELEVISION (VOW-TV)'s VOICES OF WOMEN WORLDWIDE- where there is so much interconnecting, interacting and networking happening on the website at http://voicesofwomenworldwide-vowwtv.ning.com

We are promoting "voiceless" women, young girls, children, boys and men- who truly believe in gender equality and empowerment. These are ordinary grassroots people doing extraordinary projects in their rural and urban global communities. VOWW gives "voices to those voiceless" to tell their stories via the Internet on WebTVs, audio/radio and global print media networking ... ignored by mainstream global and international media worldwide ...

Check out our www.youtube.com womenvoicesworldwide Channel: VOICES OF WOMEN WORLDWIDE and GlobalDVFilms Channel: CELEBRATING CULTURAL DIVERSITY !

For the New Year 2012 - we are promoting "leadership role models" to inspire young girls and women in choices of careers, etc., and achieving their highest potentials

Ms. Vinanti Sarkar Castellarin, Global Cultural Diversity Films (GCDF) Inc. head office in New York, (USA).with branches in New Delhi (India) Birmingham (UK)

 

 

At 3:50am on July 26, 2011, Justine Kyarikunda said…

What a nice and touching discussion! thanks for such wonderful presentation. What is greatly encouraging your focus is in West and East Africa which is my home. Possibly people will learn from your discussion and allow peace to flow in the countries concerned.

 

At 9:02am on July 19, 2011, Hentsa Haddush said…
its nice to promote peace, love, frienship and unity in the world. do you have a plan to open office in Ethiopia which is the center for Africa
At 1:28pm on April 5, 2011, Sajeer said…

Thanks a lot,

cheers,

Sajeer

At 1:02am on April 2, 2011, Sajeer said…
Dear,
Please can you tell me where i can apply for MA in conflict resolution/peace building through online course or through summer academy?
At 8:07am on March 27, 2011, Rotarian gbemi tijani said…
which of these fellowships /programmes are open to African applicants interested in development problems -habitat issues inlcusive? gbemi tijani email tijanigbemi@gmail.com
At 5:37pm on March 26, 2011, Alfred Munu said…
thank you so much i love your profile ,i am also interested in peace studies ,i have just finish my masters in peace studies
At 5:21pm on February 22, 2011, Christine McCaleb said…
I'm in NYC right now doing the grad school thing at columbia. I don't know if you remember Casey Edwards or Lila Burgos but they are both in DC right now.
At 4:56am on February 11, 2011, Prince Godwin Korieocha said…

Valerie Oliphant.

i happy to see what you are doing in this great peace family. i have a peace Education project. which i want you to be part of it.

Equally, if you have any scholarship for masters for West African  students please let me know .

 

have a wondeful day

prince korieocha

At 9:21pm on February 3, 2011, Christine McCaleb said…
I went to school with you!!! I just recognized your name and sure enough you are an IS alum. Gotta love Decker! So cool to see what you are doing now.
 
 
 

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