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Applicants invited for MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs

To prospective Masters students interested in humanitarian emergencies:

The Post-war Reconstruction and Development Unit (PRDU) at the University of York invites applications for its MSc in International Humanitarian Affairs (MIHA).

The MIHA is unique as an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary postgraduate programme on international humanitarian affairs that is delivered exclusively online. It provides an academic setting for…

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Added by PRDU on March 30, 2015 at 8:42am — No Comments

Capitalizing African Identity and tapping African Diaspora for Afsol

The principle of ‘African-centered Solutions’ is a search for a better framework which can encompass practical positive advantages. That is to mean, the African identity along with its stakeholders, champions  and sympathizers shall not be marginalized from solutions; especially the supposed primary actors such as member states of the African Union.  Indeed, it is so inspiring and encouraging to have the first and the second Afsol Workshops (26 – 27 September 2014 and 6-7…

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Added by Eyob Asfaw on March 30, 2015 at 4:20am — No Comments

Contours of future Israeli-Palestinian battles emerge on the soccer pitch

By James M. Dorsey

Legal and diplomatic battles in United Nations organizations and international sport associations involving charges of war crimes and efforts to suspend membership of one or the other are likely to shape future Israeli-Palestinian relations in the wake of last month’s electoral victory by Binyamin Netanyahu.

The contours of the coming battles are emerging on the soccer pitches even before Mr. Netanyahu forms his cabinet with a Palestinian campaign to suspend…

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Added by James M Dorsey on March 30, 2015 at 12:27am — No Comments

Battlefield Yemen - Democracies In Action

“If there the offensive develops to be a ground invasion, the Yemenis will prove that their country is the invaders’ graveyard,” (Sayyed Abdul-Malik Al-Houthi)

On Wednesday (25 Mar. 2015), Saudi Arabia announced a launch of a military operation against the Houthis, who currently control large parts of Yemen, including the capital Sanaa.…

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Added by Ari Rusila on March 29, 2015 at 9:33am — No Comments

GYAC-Liberia Holds 2015 Youth Anti-Corruption & Integrity Summit

The Liberian Chapter of the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Network (GYAC-Liberia) has ended a two days anti-Corruption and integrity summit in Monrovia from March 27-28, 2015.

 

The event was a two days gathering of Liberian youth and students leaders. It is a broad concept that supports youth, youth…

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Added by James Koryor on March 28, 2015 at 8:48pm — No Comments

A plea for peace: violence in Yemen must end by Ahmed Hezam Al-Yemeni

Insight on Conflict’s new Local Correspondent for Yemen, Ahmed Hezam Al-Yemeni, issues a plea for peace in the wake of disturbing developments in the country.

This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict. Insight on Conflict is Peace Direct's online resource for…

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Added by Insight on Conflict on March 27, 2015 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Job Opportunity at Saferworld: Regional Resource Development Manager, Africa

Based in Nairobi, Kenya or Kampala, Uganda

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

 

We receive funding from a range of donors including numerous governments, the…

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Added by Marie Aziz on March 27, 2015 at 1:03pm — No Comments

How mHealth is Evolving into Phone Extensions and Wearables

When we interviewed Nobel Peace Prize winner, Muhammad Yunus, at the 2013 mHealth Summit, he said that mobile phones are the “Aladdin’s lamp for healthcare”, a statement that still rings true today. Two years after that interview, we take a look at how digital health is beginning to expand beyond mobile phones. Mobile phones – especially smartphones –…

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Added by TechChange on March 27, 2015 at 11:45am — No Comments

New Video on Designing & Funding Non Profit Projects

If you work with a nonprofit on programs such as food banks, animal welfare, teen drop-in centers, homeless shelters, day care centers, the arts, education, health, human services, community development, or environmental restoration, this new, short video will help you see how to develop sustainable, fundable projects.
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Added by Tim Magee on March 26, 2015 at 8:02pm — No Comments

The Top 3 Opportunities for mHealth, a $42.12 Billion Industry by 2020

According to …

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Added by TechChange on March 26, 2015 at 11:20am — No Comments

Press Release: Counterterrorism Measures and Their Effects on the Implementation of the Women, Peace & Security Agenda

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NEW YORK, USA – On the occasion of the 59th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW), the panel discussion "Counterterrorism Measures and Their Effects on the Implementation of the WPS Agenda" took place on…

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Added by Communication WPP on March 26, 2015 at 3:37am — No Comments

World's Top Meta List of Job Sites/Resources in Social Change, Social Impact, Development, Peacebuilding and Related Fields

Finding the right job in social change, development, peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, and related fields requires a combination of the right experience and training, an understanding of the field, developing strong connections and a bit of serendipity. In addition to academic and/or professional training, it is essential to have an understanding of how social changeworks in practice. Many people working in social change , will not find employment with "social…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on March 25, 2015 at 7:00pm — 55 Comments

To Talk Or Not To Talk: Considerations

Coffee House Conversations on Race Relations, sponsored by New Horizons Support Network, Inc., also the sponsors of the Possible Society In Motion Radio Show, are giving co-hosts,…

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Added by Anastasia Rosen Jones on March 25, 2015 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Mexico is becoming less violent

The 2015 Mexico Peace Index shows that Mexico has become more peaceful over the last three years due to a dramatic decrease in the number of homicides.

The data paints a cautious yet optimistic picture of peace in Mexico, with a 16% increase in levels of peace over the last three years.  

The 2015…

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Added by Philippa Lysaght on March 24, 2015 at 6:59pm — 2 Comments

20 Middle Level Civil Society Practitioners Empowered to Steer Social Change in West Africa

For two weeks, 20 civil society professionals from across West Africa were in Accra, Ghana to learn and discuss about what is arguably the fundamental issue that undermines the development of West Africa -‪ ‎leadership.

The participants (11 males and 9 females) came from Liberia, The Gambia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Ghana.…

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Added by Jimm Chick Fomunjong on March 24, 2015 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Training Health Workers for Ebola Response and Community Support: Second Webinar Series

Since the launch of the first free Training Health Workers for Ebola webinar series in October 2014, we have seen hundreds of members of the global health community…

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Added by TechChange on March 24, 2015 at 11:19am — No Comments

South Sudan peace talks: the role of IGAD by Khamis Cosmas

What is the role of IGAD in South Sudan’s peace talks? Peace Direct’s local correspondent for South Sudan, Khamis Cosmas, investigates.

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…

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Added by Insight on Conflict on March 24, 2015 at 10:06am — No Comments

Guide to MA Program in Peace and Conflict Resolution and Related Fields

Dear Colleagues



Many individuals around the world are interested in doing graduate work in Peace and Conflict Resolution at the MA or Ph.D. level. This guide is for MA level programs. For Ph.D. programs see the resource guide There are several excellent existing guides to finding programs listed below (Please note that no…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on March 24, 2015 at 7:19am — 36 Comments

Intractable Peacebuilding: Innovation and Perseverance in the Israeli-Palestinian Context

By Ned Lazarus

Working Paper 28

School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University

March 2015

Advocates of Israeli-Palestinian peace face a season of soul-searching as the second decade…

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Added by S-CAR at GMU on March 23, 2015 at 2:10pm — 1 Comment

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