It is 5.30 PM, Nairobians are leaving their work places and getting ready to settle in for the night after a hard day’s work. Everyone is hurrying home, doing some last minute shopping and frantically trying to get transport out of Nairobi city for the surrounding estates where a majority of the city’s work force live.
About 500 KM North East of Nairobi the scenario is different. After a hard day of herding and securing their cattle, the child soldiers of Losasia take up positions and…Continue
Added by Rachel Wambui Kungu on April 21, 2015 at 2:30am — No Comments
By James M. Dorsey
Israel’s Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) has demanded that notoriously racist club Beitar Jerusalem, the bad boy of Israeli soccer, retract recent statements that it would maintain its policy of not hiring Palestinian players because of opposition by the team’s militant, racist fan base.
The demand comes as Israel is fighting an attempt by the Palestine Football Association (PFA) to get the Jewish state suspended from FIFA at next month’s…
Added by James M Dorsey on April 21, 2015 at 2:08am — No Comments
By James M. Dorsey
Egyptian-general-turned-president Abdel Fattah al Sisi’s iron grip on dissident is likely to be put to the test with the sentencing to death of 11 soccer fans for involvement in a politically loaded football brawl three years ago that left 74 militant supporters of storied Cairo club Al Ahli SC dead.
The brawl and the subsequent sentencing to death in an initial trial two years ago of 21 supporters of the Suez Canal city of Port Said’s Al Masri SC sparked mass…
Added by James M Dorsey on April 19, 2015 at 9:59am — No Comments
There are countless opportunities for individuals seeking to pursue academic study and/or obtain additional professional experience at all levels to obtain financial support from private foundations, nonprofits, directly from academic institutions and from…
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…Continue
By James M. Dorsey
Presidential elections and tournament hosting in the world of soccer appear to be seldom won on the merits of a candidate or bidder’s proposition. Instead, the outcome of polls and bids are frequently the result of backslapping, backstabbing backroom politicking between global soccer managers and political leaders.
World soccer is about to get another taste of the global soccer’s wheeling and dealing with the likely election of Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, the…
Added by James M Dorsey on April 18, 2015 at 9:07am — No Comments
One of our favorite times for the PCDN Team is when we are fortunate enough to interact with our amazing members all over the world. We greatly appreciate the stories of appreciation for the impact that PCDN is having around the world (please continue to add your comments about how PCDN has impacted your work…Continue
Added by Craig Zelizer on April 18, 2015 at 7:26am — No Comments
The MA in Conflict Resolution Program at Georgetown University had the pleasure of hosting Sarah Chayes, Senior Associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace for a talk on her new book Thieves of State. Why Corruption Threatens Global…Continue
Data is a crucial component of any program or intervention. It justifies the need for a specific program, show its effectiveness, and allows us to improve it through evaluation. But this important information tells us little if more than half of the population is missing or misrepresented, so we need to start looking at data with a gender lens. Read more…Continue
Added by TechChange on April 17, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments
Added by Dr. Eliezah Titus on April 17, 2015 at 7:05am — No Comments
By James M. Dorsey
A planned anti-Qatari protest ahead of a match between Chelsea and Manchester United, the first major fan demonstration against the 2022 World Cup host, and the imminent publication of a Sunday Times book documenting Qatari political interference in world soccer body FIFA’s 2011 presidential election that returned Sepp Blatter to office at the behest of the FIFA president casts a shadow over next month’s FIFA election and is likely to renew debate about the…Continue
Added by James M Dorsey on April 17, 2015 at 12:45am — No Comments
Cross-posted from iRevolutions.org
My colleague Peter Mosur and I launched the Internet Response League (IRL) at QCRI a while back to actively explore the intersection of massively multiplayer online games & humanitarian response. IRL is also featured in …Continue
In little over 7 weeks, we will be celebrating International Women's Day for Peace & Disarmament - May 24 - again!
Women have often been at the forefront of peace and disarmament initiatives. With their own unique experience and analysis of armed conflict, they have been dedicated to building a culture of peace within their communities, countries and on an international level. Women are working for peace in many ways, but this rarely gets the attention and…Continue
Added by Communication WPP on April 16, 2015 at 4:47am — No Comments
Investment in Equity and Peacebuilding: Uganda Case Study by Family Health International 360 (FHI 360)’s Education Policy and Data Center (EPDC) is a mixed-methods case study into the relationship between investment in educational equity and peacebuilding in Uganda, carried out as part of UNICEF’s Peacebuilding and Education Advocacy (PBEA) program. In the aftermath of a long-running…Continue
Added by Education for Peacebuilding M&E on April 15, 2015 at 3:41pm — No Comments
Reflecting on Conflict Sensitivity: an introduction to the International Network for Education in Emergencies’ (INEE) Reflection Tool for Designing and Implementing Conflict Sensitive Education Programmes in Conflict-Affected and Fragile Contexts.
Education and conflict have a complex, deeply connected…
Added by Education for Peacebuilding M&E on April 15, 2015 at 3:00pm — No Comments
By James M. Dorsey
Egypt has moved closer to banning as terrorist organizations militant soccer groups that form the backbone of opposition to autocratic rule with the arrest and pre-trial detention of five alleged members of the Ultras White Knights (UWK), the highly-politicized, street battle-hardened support group of storied Cairo club Al Zamalek SC.
The five men - Sayed Ali, Seif Kamel, Mahmoud El-Domiati, Abdallah Ghoneim and Anas Tawfik – were arrested last week on charges of…
Added by James M Dorsey on April 15, 2015 at 4:06am — No Comments
Open data has been a popular topic in international development recently, but what about the evaluation of open data programs? We are excited to welcome Dow Maneerattana from World Resources Institute (WRI) to our upcoming…Continue
Added by TechChange on April 14, 2015 at 3:35pm — No Comments
I attended a fascinating presentation on April 10th at the…Continue
Added by Alexis Lyras on April 14, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments
The Open Challenge is a great opportunity to join the GlobalGiving community. During this first campaign you expose your donors to online fundraising and using the GlobalGiving platform. You get to learn all about GlobalGiving's great features and get to know the GlobalGiving Team. Not only that, but it is an excellent opportunity to…Continue
Added by Michael Gale on April 14, 2015 at 10:21am — No Comments