Added by Rebecca Sargent on January 31, 2012 at 10:19pm — No Comments
G20 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA: HIGH FLYING OR SPUTTERING DECAY?
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Is the development agenda of the world’s top 20 wealthy nations still flying high on the menu of social interventions? Or is the same agenda being continued, if to show semblance of the glory…Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on January 31, 2012 at 9:48pm — No Comments
The authors of this article will remain anonymous to ensure their personal safety.
We are Kherrberr. We are not an organization. Rather, we are a…Continue
Added by Yasmina Mrabet on January 31, 2012 at 8:29pm — No Comments
Come to the Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI) and take one or several courses in areas such as peacebuilding, restorative justice, development, humanitarian assistance, monitoring & evaluation, trauma awareness, mediation, nonviolent social movements and more.
Each May and June, SPI brings together instructors and participants from nearly 40 countries for learning, restoration and networking. Together, we explore issues of both local and global concern through…Continue
Added by Lora Steiner on January 31, 2012 at 5:27pm — No Comments
Park University’s newest innovation is just 10 days old, but already standing in the crib and clanking a metal cup along the bars.
First, a beta website has been posted. On it, you can find some basic info about the center and its activities. Be forewarned: the emphasis here is solely on the content, thus, you will notice that the design is somewhat lacking. Soon, this will be converted by a real designer…Continue
Added by Steven L. Youngblood on January 31, 2012 at 1:24pm — No Comments
Added by Vandana Hattiangadi on January 31, 2012 at 12:23pm — No Comments
The more you give, the more you get
The more you do unselfishly,
The more you live abundantly.
The more of everything you share,
The more you laugh, the less you fret.
The more you'll always have to spare.
The more you love, the more you'll find
That life is good and…Continue
Added by Vandana Hattiangadi on January 31, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
People have been on the move around the globe since history began. But with growing globalization the issue is becoming more complex and increasingly important to address. Growoing conflicts between people with different cultural/religous backrgounds who share societies and social rescources in Europe (and elsewhere) is worrisom. The events in Norway in July 2011, the killings of Turks in Germnay for the past decade and rise in right wing extremism in Europe emphasizes just how urgent it is…Continue
Added by Rebecca Sargent on January 30, 2012 at 10:01pm — No Comments
"Does this look like the city of Ramallah?” asks Jawad Tamimi, in the doorway of his store on the main street of downtown Ramallah. The scene is very nearly normal: Sidewalks crowded with pedestrians. The aroma of roasting meat wafts from kebab stands. Yellow minibuses…Continue
Added by Raad Amer on January 30, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Added by Jeff Thompson on January 30, 2012 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Designing an effective peacebuilding intervention can be difficult: between ensuring logical hierarchy, identifying the most appropriate indicators for success and employing best practices in both the intervention and its design, there is quite a lot to consider.
This is one of the reasons we launched the Learning Portal for DM&E for Peacebuilding: to provide peacebuilders with access to a comprehensive database and community…Continue
United States/Democratic Republic of Congo
“A failed state does not mean a failed people or, more notably, failed women.”
After three years of preparation, I finally met the women of the eastern Kivu provinces of the Democratic Republic of Congo, regions hosting what has been called Africa’s World War. These are women who have seen the worst, but work toward the best. Who have fought and…Continue
I have been thinking about the future lately. Mostly because I have had my graduate students doing a scenario exercise about the future directions of conflict resolution. Today, the 'thing' in CR is to do development work; a conflict resolution degree has become for many a development degree by stealth. So, as students plan their careers they often do so with the development angle in mind.
In thinking about the future, however, it seems to me that there are forces that need…Continue
This question was posed to me by a fellow blogger. “Do you believe that withholding military aid from Israel would lead to peace? If so, how?” This was my response;
Withholding United States military aid from Israel would be a great step towards peace. Especially if half of it went back to reducing our national debt and the other half was invested into the Arc plan, A Formal Structure for a Palestinian…
Added by David Crier on January 30, 2012 at 11:24am — No Comments
I often find that aid blogs tend to criticize much, offer solutions too little. Orietta L’Abbate, CEO of AAE Australia Inc., shares her proposal for the future of aid.
What do you think? Could it work?
And if the answer is no, you’d better be ready to offer your own new idea. Let’s hear it.
Large scale aid intervention in large scale disaster has shown its slowness and its inability to cooperate and effectively intervene in the Haiti 2010…Continue
Formation process of 'New Nepal' through building a new constitution is going on in Peoples Republic of Nepal. In 2008, by a declaration in the Constituent Assembly, Nepal turned into People's democratic Republic from chronic Monarchy of 105 years long. Since 2008, the country is run by under an interim constitution and the final constitution yet to be adopted. In the meantime, government of Nepal had to run under unstable governance due to lack of political consensus. The…Continue
Added by Lalit C. Chakma on January 30, 2012 at 2:09am — No Comments
Since the Maldives Criminal Court Chief Judge Abdulla Mohamed's unlawful arrest by the Maldives National Defense force on 16th of January 2012, the Maldivian people have been protesting in the Capital Male'.
Although the Prosecutor General, Supreme Court Chief Judge and the High Court have ordered his release he remains held in solitary confinment in a Military base, with Military claiming they arrested Abdulla on President Mohamed Nasheed's order and will…Continue
Added by Dr Khaulath Mohamed on January 29, 2012 at 9:52pm — No Comments
Should medical interns and residents engage in a strike and not do any work? What about the ethical issue of their ability to "do no harm?" What about their obligation to patients? Then, what about their rights to fair labor? The question becomes where to draw the line or if we should draw a line.
Added by Jaffar Mjasiri on January 29, 2012 at 7:26pm — No Comments