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Wrapping up Nigeria’s 2015 General Elections

The Nigeria general elections may have come and gone but it remains one of the biggest events thus far in Africa’s 2015 political landscapes. There is no doubt a general election in Nigeria is a big event in Africa, being Africa’s most populous nation and almost twice the population of the second largest African country. Nigeria made history by electing a former military head of state and an opposition candidate as president. General Muhammadu Buhari defeated former President, Goodluck…

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Added by Idamwenhor Napoleon ENAYABA on August 2, 2015 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Informing the Citizenry to End Corruption

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Weeding out corruption and ending transnational organised crime requires restoring accountability and transparency within all levels of society. Recently, Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari visited President Obama at the White House to…

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Added by Elvira Felix on August 2, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

COYPED Launches ASRH Project in Bomi County, Liberia

The Consolidated Youth for Peace & Development (COYPED) in partnership with the Pan-African Youth Leaders Network (ROJALNU) and the Ministry of Youth & Sports over the week end officially launched the Community Participation Project to improve Adolescent Sexual & Reproductive Health in Tubmanburg City, Bomi County in Liberia. The Project is funded by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA).



Speaking at the official launch of the Community Participation Project to… Continue

Added by James Koryor on August 1, 2015 at 6:50pm — No Comments

Mega Events: Qatar is too hot, Beijing has no snow

By James M. Dorsey

2022 is promising to be the year of mega sporting events that potentially fly in the face of values professed by international sporting events and defy logic.

Consensus is near unanimous that temperatures in Qatar are too high for a summer World Cup. Similarly, Beijing lacks the snow needed for a Winter Olympics. That didn’t deter the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from awarding the 2022 tournament to Beijing.  

If environmental concerns were…

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Added by James M Dorsey on August 1, 2015 at 1:21am — No Comments

The Cairo derby: Politics vs. repression

By James M. Dorsey

This month’s premier league final between Cairo’s two storied clubs, Al Ahli SC and Al Zamalek SC, once the world’s most violent derby, was more than a clash between two soccer giants. It was a clash between management styles and diametrically opposed approaches towards militant, highly politicized, street battle-hardened soccer fans. The clash highlighted the advantages of engagement as opposed to the risk of radicalization and escalating political…

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Added by James M Dorsey on July 29, 2015 at 11:28am — No Comments

Job Opportunity at Saferworld: Head of Funding - based in London

Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent violent conflict and

contribute to long term changes that build safer and more stable lives. 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 actions of others. The organisation is funded by a

range of donors from governments,…

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Added by Marie Aziz on July 29, 2015 at 10:46am — No Comments

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

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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

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