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JULY 30: RSVP for our conversation with David Bray, Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission

Dr. Bray has served as the Chief Information Officer for the Federal Communications Commission, leading FCC’s IT Transformation since 2013. He was selected to serve as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and as a Visiting Associate for the Cybersecurity Working Group on Culture at the University of Oxford in 2014. He also has been named one of the “Fed 100” for 2015 and the “Most Social CIO” globally for 2015, tweeting as @fcc_cio.

He will be joining us in our monthly online…

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Added by TechChange on July 28, 2015 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Lessons from building a system to help groups of organizations learn

Betting On Impact

GlobalGiving‘s goal is to help all organizations become more effective by providing access to money, information, and ideas.

That is a lofty, aspirational goal. To everyone else, it might look like all we do is run a website that connects donors to organizations. A LOT of organizations:…

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Added by Marc Maxson on July 28, 2015 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Screaming coverage provides grist for Kashmir peace journalism seminar

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism

AWANTIPORA, INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR—Sadly, there seems to be no end to the examples our world produces that demonstrate the need for a better approach to journalism. This latest example occurred yesterday in a neighboring state, Punjab, where 10 people were killed during an attack in a town called Gurdaspur. Three attackers were also killed after a…

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Added by Steven L. Youngblood on July 28, 2015 at 9:25am — No Comments

(WASH In School )Sanitation Kit & Soap Bars Distribution In 7 Schools

(WASH In School )Sanitation Kit & Soap Bars Distribution In 7 Schools ,Soap bars is supported by Soapbox.

Awareness regarding water sanitation hygiene and menstrual hygiene workshop for girls were organized in 7 schools in Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh . We distributed sanitation kit and soap bars to students . Total 4000 Soap bars were given to students of 7 schools . Soap bars were supported by SoapBox

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Added by HEEALS on July 28, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Development: Capitalist or Sustainable?

The field of International Development has gained prominence and formal structure since the Second World War, and 20th century witnessed it being realized as the most fair and rational way to advance into the future. During the 1980s, ideas around sustainabilityand inter-generational equity were being formed and we developed the idea of 'inclusiveness' and 'inclusive development'. These ideas (and of course…

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Added by Sahil Patni on July 27, 2015 at 4:43am — 1 Comment

Youth Rising Against the Security Bills

Youth Rising Against the Security Bills

Dissemination is authorized By Pressenza New York  23.07.2015

(Image by Tokyo Bureau)

Last Wednesday, Japan’s ruling party and its coalition steamrolled the controversial national security bills at…

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Added by Anne Farrell on July 26, 2015 at 11:26am — No Comments

When will they ever learn?

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“American…

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Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on July 24, 2015 at 9:22pm — No Comments

TechChange’s newest initiative: A Diploma Program in Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation

Over the past five years, we’ve been providing skills to over 6,000 alumni in more than 170 countries. During this time, we’ve been asked by both alumni and the organizations we work with: how can they get more? As a response to the crippling costs of graduate school tuition and the desire professionals have to get the hard skills they need to be successful, we’ve created this diploma program. Read more about the diploma…

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Added by TechChange on July 24, 2015 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Job Opportunity at Saferworld: Project Manager (Participatory Governance and Peace Programme)

Description of Saferworld Somalia/land programme

Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security. We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the development of local capacities and…

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Added by Marie Aziz on July 24, 2015 at 7:51am — No Comments

Job Opportunity at Saferworld: Adviser, Participatory Governance Programme

Description of Saferworld Somalia/land programme

 

Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security. We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the development of local capacities and…

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Added by Marie Aziz on July 24, 2015 at 7:42am — No Comments

3D Digital Humanitarians: The Irony

In 2009 I wrote this blog post entitled “The Biggest Problem with Crisis Maps.” The gist of the post: crises are dynamic over time and space but our crisis maps are 2D and static. More than half-a-decade later, Digital Humanitarians have still not escaped from …

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Added by Patrick Meier on July 23, 2015 at 7:28pm — No Comments

PEACE - SARAJEVO - OLYMPICS

PLEASE SUPPORT THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA'S APPLICATION FOR THE 2022 SARAJEVO WINTER OLYMPICS. IF APPROVED, IN 2015, 2022 WILL BE ALMOST THE 40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE 1984 SARAJEVO OLYMPICS.

  

Mission Statement 

-- To return the Olympics to Sarajevo and, thereby, to help to nurture world peace and understanding.

-- To help to rejuvenate Sarajevo and the entire Region with…

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Added by Gaylen McGee on July 23, 2015 at 3:18pm — No Comments

CRIME OF GENOCIDE IN IVORY COAST, ICC TO UNSEAL THE ARREST WARRANT



The ivorian political expresses great concern about the statu quo and the silence of the ICC over the incumbent president's supporters accused of mass killing in April 2011 in Duekoue. He urgently urges the ICC to unseal the arrest warrant against Guillaume Soro (the incument head the Parliament). Indeed, at the early stages of the post election violence in Ivory coast under the leadership of M. Guillaume Soro, the ivorian Republican Forces perpatrated targeted massacre in Duekoue town…

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Added by Daniel ozoukou on July 23, 2015 at 2:36pm — No Comments

Developing Guidelines for Humanitarian UAV Missions

The Humanitarian UAV Network (UAViators) recently organized a 3-day Policy Forum on Humanitarian UAVs. The mission of UAViators is to promote the safe, coordinated and effective use of UAVs in a wide range of humanitarian settings. The Forum, the first of it’s kind, was generously sponsored and hosted by the Rockefeller Foundation at their conference center in Bellagio, Italy. The aerial panoramic photograph below was…

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Added by Patrick Meier on July 21, 2015 at 7:57am — No Comments

Why Public Health is a Geographic Issue

In the U.S. today, your zip code is a better predictor of your health profile than your genetic code. And in much of the developing world, where resources and infrastructure are limited, physical access to primary care can be the single most determining factor in the utilization of health services, and consequently, the health of a population. Therefore,…

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Added by TechChange on July 20, 2015 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Be part of a Global Team: Volunteer opportunity in International Development (Canadian Citizens or permanent residents, ages of 21-35)

Be part of a global team!

Volunteer on the front lines! Share your days collaborating with passionate local youth, organizations and industry to overcome youth unemployment and sustainable livelihoods, one of the greatest challenges of our time.

EQWIP HUBs is seeking 50 experienced young Canadians in July and August to take part in an 8 month professional experience at one of 17 youth innovation spaces as funded by…

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Added by Phil Leech on July 20, 2015 at 12:20pm — No Comments

UFA MEET CAN BE A BOOST FOR INDO-PAK PEACE

Aaghaz-e-Dosti welcomes the decisions taken during the meeting of the Indian and Pakistani Prime Ministers on the sidelines of SCO meet at Ufa, Russia.

We appreciate that despite being a ‘sideline’ meet and which was doubtful if it would take place, it turned out to be successful with some great decisions which shows the desire for fruitful efforts and confidence in each other. 

It is also appreciable as both the governments that they did not…

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Added by Ravi Nitesh on July 20, 2015 at 1:14am — No Comments

Israeli soccer violence moves racism up the government’s agenda

By James M. Dorsey

A violent display of racism by extreme nationalist supporters of storied Israeli football club Beitar Jerusalem coupled with recent Ethiopian Israeli protests against discrimination and the government’s handling of the capture of two Israelis by Hamas has moved racist attitudes towards dark-skinned Jews and Israeli Palestinian up the government’s agenda.

Driving calls for the banning of La Familia, the racist anti-Arab, anti-Muslim fan group…

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Added by James M Dorsey on July 19, 2015 at 11:29am — No Comments

HEDO initiatives for involving youth and religious folks in social action for a tolerant society through the promotion of peace, tolerance, mutual co-existence

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HEDO initiatives for involving youth

and religious folks in social action for a tolerant society through the promotion of peace, tolerance,…

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Added by Shah Faisal on July 18, 2015 at 2:34pm — No Comments

Small gains on large crimes in DR Congo by Myriam Raymond-Jetté

On International Justice Day, Myriam Raymond-Jetté reflects on how to build on small successes in prosecuting international crimes in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict. Published by Peace Direct, Insight on Conflict is the leading…

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Added by Insight on Conflict on July 17, 2015 at 6:12am — 1 Comment

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