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UNICEF NETI Programme - Communication for Development Specialist (Polio) in DRC

I have written about the UNICEF NETI Programme before - as a reminder, the deadline is coming up real fast, so make sure you apply soon!

Also, I was asked to particularly highlight this post of the Communications for Development Specialist in DRC:

Communication for Development Specialist (Polio), P-3, Kinshasa (NETI position)…


Added by Sebastian Rottmair (UN Job List) on October 31, 2011 at 10:57am — No Comments

On Halloween, masks, and mediation.

I love Halloween in NYC.  In a town where every day is a parade of style and costumery, folks really amp it up for the 'ween.  (And thus I've become pretty judge-y about costumes.  Enough with the "sexy" everything get-ups for women -- sexy Freddy Kruger doesn't even make sense.  Props to those going for precise verisimilitude or the absolutely outrageous.  Feel free to judge …


Added by Brad Heckman on October 31, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

What's Behind the Crisis in Higher Education in America?

Cross-posted from The Amani Institute blog


If you've been reading the news much in America this past year (or talking to me at all), you've likely heard about the current crisis in higher education. And the doomsayers are no light-weights. They include…


Added by Roshan on October 30, 2011 at 9:00pm — 4 Comments

Peace Building Project starting in South Sudan, Unity State, Panrieng

UCOET is starting a peace building project next week in Panrieng County, Unity State. The project will last for two months and it aims at engaging in dialogues members of Panrieng community who were displaced to North Sudan, refugees in East African countries and those who endured the long war in the bushes of Panaruu. The project will end with discussions on development of the area over the next five…

Added by Mafer Diar on October 30, 2011 at 6:33am — 1 Comment




Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Evaluations of the poll conduct in Nigeria during the April-to-May elections have shown a resonant success for the country’s well organized event. No less than couples of international development agencies collaborated to fund Nigeria’s…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on October 29, 2011 at 6:27pm — No Comments

Palestine unveils sports plan in effort to further state- and nationhood

Palestine unveils sports plan in effort to further state- and nationhood

By James M. Dorsey

Palestine is scoring points on and off the soccer pitch as it seeks to employ sports to further its bid for statehood, ensure international support in its struggle against the debilitating effects of Israeli occupation and initiate a social revolution at home.

The Palestinian effort kicked into high gear this month with the unveiling of an ambitious ten-year plan backed… Continue

Added by James M Dorsey on October 29, 2011 at 3:29am — No Comments

Military Intervention Revisit

I am looking for your opinion about the rationale of military intervention in the context of global political economy. Please put your views henceforth.

Added by peace on October 29, 2011 at 12:34am — No Comments

For Everyone: New Book

My new book For Everyone: Words and Paintings is now available. It is the kind of book which will stimulate conversations with oneself and/or others. I believe conversation is a key to relationships of all kinds.

For Everyone is available as a book or e-book from

Balboa Press

It is also available from…


Added by Kathryn Brimblecombe-Fox on October 28, 2011 at 10:19pm — No Comments




Erle Frayne D. Argonza


Pakistan is undergoing a shortage of power supply estimated at 4200 megawatts. Huge enough to dampen production at industrial sites and agro estates, the power shortage must be addressed the quickest as Pakistan’s growth is moving…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on October 28, 2011 at 6:34pm — No Comments

My University Wedsite

Covenant University

Added by Ojo Ilemobola Peter on October 28, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Halloween: Who Do You Want To Be?

PREFACE: This article was inspired by The Peace Company. Follow us on Facebook (The Peace Company) and Twitter (PeaceCompany2).


Halloween in the United States is generally a fun and lighthearted holiday: we dress up in costumes, hand out candy to children who knock on our doors, and playfully scare one another…


Added by Kaitlyn Allen on October 28, 2011 at 5:55pm — No Comments

Two $6000 Research Fellowships are now available at the Consortium for Peace Studies

These fellowships are open to all applicants - national (inside Canada) and international.

Fellowship 1: Research Fellowship in Peace Studies

The Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary is pleased to announce the seventh Annual Research Fellowship in Peace Studies for 2012-2013. This Fellowship is held at the University of Calgary and can range from two to eight months between the periods…


Added by Saima Jamal on October 28, 2011 at 5:48pm — No Comments

What Took You So Long? Small NGOs Do Important Work Too

Have you heard about the More than Me Foundation, that helps empower children in Liberia through education? Or perhaps about the Association of Street Children for Development in Kinshasa, DR Congo, that relocates street children to rehabilitation centers in order to save them from getting abused? Prior to some weeks ago, I had never heard about these organizations and it made me think. While much attention is given to the work undertaken by larger international…


Added by Espérance B. on October 28, 2011 at 2:00pm — 12 Comments

Peace & Security Report - 10/28/2011

In this week’s PSR: Justice in Haiti; Attacks in Kenya; Corruption in South Africa; U.S. troops in Central Africa; Reelection for Argentinian President; Boloivian president negotiates with protesters; Nonviolent action for peace in Guatemala; Uruguay amnesty law repealed; New Chinese terrorism law; Violence escalation in Philippines; Floods in Thailand; Protests in Hungary; Earthquake in Turkey; Real IRA bombings in the UK; Protests in Egypt;…


Added by Cameron M. Chisholm on October 28, 2011 at 12:55pm — No Comments

Humanity in Action Fellowships 2012 Opportunity for University Students and Graduates in the US and Select European Countries

Humanity in Action (HIA), Netherlands is currently inviting applications for the fellowship program 2012 from eligible students and recent graduates from universities in…


Added by Impact Creators (Awa) on October 28, 2011 at 11:43am — No Comments

Political Symbolism of Names for Women who were Forced to Serve Japanese Military and Civil Sexuality

Up to now, there is still no agreement and provisions about the standard concerning about naming the women. The dynamic of naming the women are coming from each party who have interested on this issue, both individual (survivors) and agencies (advocators, supporters, government or non-government) had different perspectives about the Jugun Ianfu’s issue. Competing on symbolism of naming the women “are crucial if an interested party is to frame the Jugun Ianfu issue to its own…


Added by indri hapsari mustika dewi on October 28, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

An introduction to the Ghana ThinkTank (6 minute video)

Added by Ghana ThinkTank on October 28, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments

Occupy Melbourne- Notes on group decision-making in challenging circumstances

Occupy Melbourne (OM) set up in Melbourne's City Square on 15 October 2011. Each evening of the following week a “General Assembly” took place using a Peoples Assembly process with any person present able to participate. I saw a few minutes of the first General Assembly and it just looked like speeches but when I arrived for the conclusion of the Friday 21 October General Assembly at Trades Hall I was intrigued. It took place at the…


Added by Mike Collins on October 27, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments




Erle Frayne D. Argonza


African development stakeholders better go through a rethink of their development strategies and frameworks during the past decades. The challenge is for African experts and specialists to re-tool and configure new ‘best practices’ in aid of…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on October 27, 2011 at 6:33pm — No Comments

UNDP Capacity Development is looking for a Practice Manager (P5)

Since I was asked to share this vacancy widely, please have a look:

Job advert:


Duties and Responsibilities

The group manager works under the supervision of the director of the Capacity Development Group, with reference for a number of tasks to the…


Added by Sebastian Rottmair (UN Job List) on October 27, 2011 at 5:54pm — 1 Comment

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