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Free Webinar: 3D Printing Prosthetics for Children

With the emergence of the 3D printing industry, how can 3D printing help kids who need upper limbs and fingers?

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Added by TechChange on January 30, 2015 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Civil society peacebuilding: central to Central Africa by Martine Kessy Ekomo-Soignet

The political situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) is fragile. If the current National Transition Council (CNT) is to bring peace, it will need the support of civil society groups able to reach the population and defend their needs. Martine Kessy Ekomo-Soignet gives a summary of how civil society can contribute to the peace process in CAR.

This article was …


Added by Insight on Conflict on January 30, 2015 at 10:11am — No Comments

What did you die for, soldier?

(Originally published at

This poem is a tribute to Col MN Rai of the Indian Army, and thousands of others soldiers who die around the world, hopefully believing a worthy cause. Col Rai’s daughter bid him…


Added by Rukmini Iyer on January 30, 2015 at 3:30am — No Comments

Digital Data Collection with Remote Sensors and Satellite Imagery

How can remote sensors and satellite imagery make monitoring and evaluation easier and more accurate than pen-and-paper surveys? Find out more…


Added by TechChange on January 29, 2015 at 1:45pm — No Comments

Nonviolent Peaceforce Receives Grant to Begin Syria Project

Nonviolent Peaceforce Receives Grant to Begin Syria Project

By Mel Duncan, Nonviolent Peaceforce Director of Advocacy and Outreach


Nonviolent Peaceforce has some very exciting news to share with our supporters. In December 2014, Nonviolent Peaceforce (NP) received…


Added by Nonviolent Peaceforce on January 29, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

No way out? Election fever and the prospect of conflict in the Nigerian elections

Nigeria’s election campaign is hotting up. With voters going to the polls in two weeks’ time, incumbent president Goodluck Jonathan is facing mounting pressure and continuing violence. Kevin McCann reports from a debate at the Royal African Society on what is at stake in Africa’s richest country.

This article was originally…


Added by Insight on Conflict on January 29, 2015 at 10:04am — No Comments

Egypt appoints controversial UAE hired gun as elections monitor

By James M. Dorsey

Egyptian-general-turned-president Abdel Fattah Al Sisi’s efforts to lend legitimacy to parliamentary elections scheduled for this spring have gotten off to a murky start with the appointment of a controversial, reportedly United Arab Emirates-backed human rights NGO as one of five foreign election monitors.

The appointment of Norway-based Global Network for Rights and Development (GNRD) alongside four…


Added by James M Dorsey on January 28, 2015 at 9:56pm — No Comments

Call for Papers: The Peace Journalist Magazine

Call for Papers—The Peace Journalist magazine

The Peace Journalist magazine is looking for submissions for our April, 2015 edition.

The Peace Journalist is a semi-annual publication (print and .pdf) of the Center for Global Peace Journalism at Park University in Parkville, Missouri.The Peace Journalist is dedicated to disseminating news and information for and about teachers, students, and practitioners of peace and conflict sensitive…


Added by Steven L. Youngblood on January 28, 2015 at 12:24pm — No Comments


An Interview with Jackson Doliscar, Part II

By Beverly Bell

Jackson Doliscar organizing earthquake-displaced people to claim their right to housing. His work almost cost him his life. Photo: Ed Kashi, American Jewish World…


Added by Deepa Panchang on January 28, 2015 at 9:00am — No Comments

APPLY NOW! MPI 2015 Annual Peacebuilding Training

Take part in one of the key summer peacebuilding trainings in Asia and the Pacific!  

The Mindanao Peacebuilding…


Added by Rhea Silvosa on January 28, 2015 at 1:29am — No Comments

Inviting Relational Understandings to Transform Peacemaking Work

We witness the failure of peacemaking efforts around the world every day.  Communities around the globe live with the tragic consequences of the failed efforts of trained peacemakers to negotiate…


Added by Dr. Samuel Mahaffy on January 27, 2015 at 4:08pm — No Comments

Prophets and protest in Niger – the reaction to Charlie Hebdo

Insight on Conflict’s Niger correspondent, Oumarou Gado, is based in Niamey. Here he describes the events of the past week, during which violent protests against the French magazine Charlie Hebdo have led to several deaths.

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


Added by Insight on Conflict on January 26, 2015 at 10:19am — No Comments

UK search for Jihadi John spotlights recruitment role of soccer

By James M. Dorsey

The United Kingdom’s search for Jihadi John, the masked, British-accented fighter who appears in videos and beheading of foreigners condemned to death by the Islamic State, the jihadist group that controls a swath of Syria and Iraq, has highlighted the significance for militants of soccer as a recruitment and bonding tool. It has also put the spotlight of a small band of Portuguese nationals who have joined the jihadists in recent years.

The British search is…


Added by James M Dorsey on January 26, 2015 at 3:11am — No Comments

PCDN Guide to Shared Spaces, Co-Working, and Local International Development Networks

By Doug Vilsack, Executive Director, Posner Center for International Development (Colorado)

Shared Space 101


The shared space movement has taken off over the past decade. …


Added by Doug Vilsack on January 25, 2015 at 10:59am — 3 Comments

Think South Asia hardcopy

Think South Asia: A Stand for Peace


Added by firdaus on January 24, 2015 at 4:13am — No Comments

hardcopy of my book

Subcontinental Musings: Making a Difference


Added by firdaus on January 24, 2015 at 4:10am — No Comments

AFC official ‘happy’ to bar women spectators from stadia

AFC official ‘happy’ to bar women spectators from stadia

By James M. Dorsey

The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has dropped any pretention of standing up for universal standards for equality in sports by endorsing bans on women attending soccer matches in stadia. In doing so, the AFC has confirmed policies adopted by the Asian group as well as world soccer body FIFA that effectively supports autocratic or illiberal democratic regimes in the Middle East and North…


Added by James M Dorsey on January 23, 2015 at 5:02am — No Comments

UPEACE Centre and Amani Institute – Partnership in Social Innovation Education

 UPEACE Centre and Amani Institute – Partnership in Social Innovation Education

Amani Institute is proud to announce a new partnership with the United Nations mandated University for Peace’s Center for Executive Education, based in Costa Rica. In this global partnership, Amani Fellows who complete their …


Added by Roshan on January 23, 2015 at 12:45am — No Comments

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