This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict.
If science were sacred the Keck Center in Washington DC would be among its most noted cathedrals. The lobby in limestone and granite is dominated by a three-wall bronze engraving representing the origins and evolution of scientific inquiry. Phenomena and achievement from the microscopic…Continue
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The United States Institute of Peace (USIP) is a publicly funded institution chartered to "provide the widest possible range of education and training, basic and applied research opportunities, and peace information services on the means to promote international peace and the resolution of conflicts among the nations and peoples of the world without recourse to violence.” USIP’s Academy for International Conflict Management and Peacebuilding provides practitioner-oriented education,…Continue
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"Our political climate is clouded by mistrust, confusion , hatred ,hostility ,discouragement , hopelessness and intolerance! ( so is the case with other areas too!) Naturally what we need is trust, clarity,love and connection with fellow beings ,appreciation and acknowledgement and a rewarding attitude to life or hope.When these needs are unmet, we resort to other strategies of fulfilling it. This is more prevalent in politics now, as we see.( Past is also not exempted!) These needs (…
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Four leaders from African organizations sat down to give us their frank feedback about site visits from funders a few years ago. I recently ran across my notes from the discussion, and because they offered such good reminders, I am sharing them here. Organization founders from Ethiopia, Kenya, South Africa, and Lesotho offer the following important, though too-often-unheard insights from a local group’s perspective.
(Pssst, pay attention, donors and aid workers. This is what your…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on May 22, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
The Somali Online Media and Journalists Association (SOMJA) worries about the casualties of Somali Journalists that comes to them, when they are covering the fierce clashes between Al-Qaida alliances and Transitional Federal Government of Somalia TFG, which was backed by the African Union troops…Continue
Added by Mohamed Ali Abdi (Royter) on May 22, 2012 at 5:57pm — No Comments
I enjoy reading histories of past activism, including memoirs by long-time activists, such as Lawrence Wittner's new book, Working for Peace and Justice.
Almost every such account includes belated discoveries of the extent to which a government has been spying on and infiltrating activist groups.
And almost every such account includes belated discoveries of the extent to which…Continue
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“The war still casts an enormous shadow on the country. How could it not? As many as 20 million lives were lost. Twenty million people. That was 14% of the…Continue
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When we talk about the current state of DM&E in the peacebuilding field, we often lament the fact that we do not have…Continue
Added by Jonathan White on May 22, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments
One of the more recent developments in peacebuilding DM&E has been the increasing emphasis on developing explicit theories of change as part of project or program design. In our upcoming interview with the Senior Technical Advisor for Justice & Peace at Catholic Relief Services, Tom Bamat suggests that the…Continue
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Added by Joel Gabri on May 22, 2012 at 6:57am — No Comments
Everyone wants their work to have a significant impact – to influence individuals, academics, policies, governments, organizations, and communities. Given the resource constrained environment that peace and development work faces in the next few years, and the ability of information communication technology to foster new means of connecting, it is important to ensure we are using our resources as efficiently and effectively as possible.
Organizations increasingly have to do…Continue
On May 7 I was invited to give a talk as part of a brown bag lunch panel hosted by the UNDP's Bureau for Conflict Prevention and Response (BCPR). This panel also included input from senior staff from BCPR and the E-governance team in the UNDP's governance policy shop. We expected 20-30 participants from within the UNDP; what we got…Continue
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For the 4th consecutive year, the Conflict and Peace Studies Program (CPS) at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) is delighted to announce the annual speaker series will host yet another engaging evening of spirited intellectual dialogue.
Over the past 4 years, the CPS Program at the UNCG has offered penetrating talks, lectures, and dialogue from some of the greatest minds in Peace Studies worldwide. Some of the past speakers have included…Continue
Added by Sherrill Hayes on May 21, 2012 at 11:34am — No Comments
A Campaign to enhance the safety of our Children
through a TV QUIZ SHOW
Our OBJECTIVE through the JBA Campaign is:
(1) To help Children tackle lifestyle pressures responsibly
through the questions in this questionnaire which will
create a platform for discussion at home.
(2) To provide Children a platform to communicate with
(3) To help Children understand the…Continue
Added by ANJAN KUMAR SAMAL on May 20, 2012 at 2:34pm — No Comments
Lucia Hass knows how! She shares her recent experience in Myanmar, which she has graciously agreed to cross-post from her site, beads—passion for facilitation.
With development loosing political interest in developed nations, It has become even more important that stories of grassroots organizations get told and heard. Local…Continue
MAY 20, 2012, MILITARIZED CHICAGO -- Next month in Baltimore they're going to celebrate the War of 1812. That's what we do with wars. We say they're the last resort. We say they're hell. We say they're for the purpose of eliminating themselves: we fight wars for peace. Although we never keep peace for wars. We claim to wage only wars we have been forced into despite all possible effort to find a better way. And then we celebrate the wars. We keep the wars going for their own sake…Continue
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