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The Role of Ethics in Using ICTs for Peacebuilding

TechChange COO Chris Neu is fond of pointing out that in social change, technology is only 10% of the equation while the rest is about the humans using that technology. That 10% is a…

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Added by TechChange on September 23, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Can Social Good Whitewash Social Bad?

The concept of social good has emerged as somewhat of a catchphrase intended to capture the idea of creating positive, measurable, and sustainable change in communities and societies.  To this end, campaigns have been launched ranging from twitter hashtags to companies' withdrawals from production in countries with conflict.  



While it would be difficult to fully catalog the range of social good initiatives, campaigns, etc. that are happening across the globe, this weekend' social…

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Added by Maha Hilal on September 23, 2014 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Under the Rug, but Not in a Vacuum: Technology for the Social Good in Context

This past Sunday and Monday, I attended the Social Good Summit that took place in New York City.  The two days were filled with talks from journalists to activists to writers to scholars and they all sought to address the role that technology could play in some of the world's most pressing problems.  



Some speakers reflected on the conflict in Israel and Palestine, while other spoke to creating tools for women's empowerment.  Another speaker discussed her campaign for equality for…

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Added by Maha Hilal on September 23, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Tech for Conflict Management & Peacebuilding online course (Discount available for PCDN members)

Course date: October 6 - October 31 

TC109: …

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Added by TechChange on September 23, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Adapted Sport Manual - Adapt Sport to the specific challenges at play.

Background:

For more than seven years, Peace and Sport has been working with various local actors who use sport as a tool for education and peace in a wide range of settings. This experience has shown us that many of them have difficulty implementing certain sports due to a…

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Added by Peace and Sport on September 23, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

Let call employment peace

Employment is one of the fundamental needs of a human being. As it allows him to provide to his needs and take care of his future, it becomes, however, a factor that plays an important role in the realization of his well-being.

Giving an employment to somebody is contributing enormously to his well-being, and anyone who creates employment, creates the well-being.

One of ways by which employment can be created is creativity.

Creativity is the capacity to come up with…

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Added by Murhula Zigabe on September 23, 2014 at 8:46am — No Comments

What's Happening in Conflict Resolution [09.23.14]

"What's Happening in Conflict Resolution" is a weekly round up of the all the ADR news, jobs, events and more. Check it out each week and view past versions [HERE].…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on September 23, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Please Consider Advertising on the Peace & Collaborative Development Network

Is your organization involved in peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, development or international affairs issues?

Are you responsible for recruiting students, seeking candidates for…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on September 22, 2014 at 10:18am — No Comments

PLEASE PAY WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP MAINTAIN AND GROW PCDN

PLEASE PAY WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP MAINTAIN AND GROW PCDN

 

 

The PCDN network has helped impact thousands of individuals and organizations around the world to help connect, inspire, provide sources of funding, scholarships, training and…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on September 22, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

IVORY COAST JUSTICE DELAYED:THE UNPUNISHED CRIMES OF GUILLAUME SORO

By Daniel Ozoukou Political Analyst



The ivoirian head of parliament, is a former rebel who has been accused of gross violation of human rights, crimes against humanity, economic crimes.

In reaction to these allegations the UN and Human rights NGOs have investigated Mr Soro Guillaume role and implications in the massacre of civilians and the hold up of the west african central Bank in Man and Bouake…

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Added by Daniel ozoukou on September 22, 2014 at 9:37am — No Comments

War, peace and the second term of Colombia’s President Santos by Hasan Dodwell

Hasan Dodwell offers an analysis of recent events in Colombia which have included the re-election of Juan Manuel Santos and the continuation of both the world’s longest running civil war and the most promising peace process the country has ever seen.

This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict. Insight on Conflict is…

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Added by Insight on Conflict on September 22, 2014 at 6:33am — No Comments

Understanding Technology in the Context of Social Good: Reflections on the Social Good Summit

Social good can be pursued through many different avenues.  One such avenue, is through technology.  In the context of today's Social Good Summit, technology was a theme that was interwoven throughout the day's talks.  However, an important nuance that the Summit did not address was the distinction between technology as a tool in raising awareness, technology as a tool of empowerment, and technology for social justice.  



In this regard, a myriad of issues from child marriage to…

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Added by Maha Hilal on September 22, 2014 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

From Subjects to Indivdiuals: Using Technology To Empower Marginalized Voices

Today's Social Good Summit was ripe with many inspiring and innovative ideas.  Among those was that of using technology to empower marginalized voices such as youth (85 percent live in developing countries).  The use of technology in this way has the potential to shift the discourse away from marginalized people as subjects, but instead narrators of their own story.  For individuals in the global majority, using technology in this fashion presents an opportunity to participate in dialogues…

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Added by Maha Hilal on September 21, 2014 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Statement for peace 2014

Peace 2014

Added by Issa Hamad Salim Al-Hewetat on September 21, 2014 at 8:40am — No Comments

GYAC-Liberia Condemn Lawmakers on Oil Blocks Sale ..........

The Liberian Chapter of the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network an international anti-corruption and integrity institution established by the World Bank Institute in 2009 has condemned Members of the 53rd National Legislature for the sale of additional oil blocks in the midst of a national health crisis.

 

According to GYAC-Liberia National Coordinator James Koryor, it is frustrating and dishonorable to see Members of…

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Added by James Koryor on September 19, 2014 at 8:15pm — No Comments

MasterPeace Organizes Peace Concerts in 55 Cities Across 45 Countries Celebrating International Day of Peace on Sunday, September 21, 2014

MasterPeace sets new standards for Peace efforts worldwide.

The Unifying Concert in Amsterdam, broadcast across 4 continents, features top artists from conflict areas sending the world a message of peace.

Syrian diva Assala to be given Peace Award and confirmed to perform at Ziggo Dome.

 

MasterPeace, the award-winning peace movement, celebrates the International Day of Peace with 55 events in…

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Added by MasterPeace on September 19, 2014 at 7:02pm — No Comments

Eritrea: A Missed Opportunity?

In the same week that Japan sent a delegation to Eritrea, laying the groundwork for a new embassy there, the U.S. State Department issued a new travel warning about Eritrea painting a grim picture of Eritrea as an unstable and dangerous country.  …

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Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on September 19, 2014 at 2:08pm — No Comments

Happy 4th Birthday PSR!

For 4 years, the PSR has kept the world briefed on the week's peace and security news.  You are President & CEO of your global life. It's time to be briefed like it: 

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Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on September 19, 2014 at 11:27am — No Comments

GDELT Global Dashboard: Big data for conflict resolution and peacebuilding by Charles Martin Shields

Charles Martin Shields looks at the GDELT Global Dashboard - a new tool for visualising conflict and protest events on a global scale.

This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict. Insight on Conflict is Peace Direct's online resource for local peacebuilding and human rights in conflict…

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Added by Insight on Conflict on September 19, 2014 at 8:32am — No Comments

Consultant required for International Alert - Consultant - Final Evaluation (Uganda)

This is a short-term consultancy for October and November 2014

We’re looking for someone with strong evaluation experience and expertise in business and private sector approaches in peacebuilding, to carry out a final evaluation of an Alert project in Uganda. You will work with International Alert’s project team to design and implement the evaluation, and prepare the final report, over a total duration of approximately 20-25 days including fieldwork in Uganda. Please see the…

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Added by Rebecca Shepherd on September 19, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments

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