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Intellectual Property and NGO trainings

With any training program, remote or in person, global south or global north, issues of copyright and plagiarism abound. I have found some interesting resources about distance learning (specifically this one from 2002 and this one from 2007) that really talk about the issues of resources and barriers to access in sub-Saharan… Continue

Added by Allyson Krupar on August 10, 2011 at 6:30am — No Comments

London riots and young people

This was originally posted at Peace Direct

In London’s east End, our Truce 2020 youth project aims to give young people the skills to handle and defuse conflict in their own communities. Here the project…


Added by Joel Gabri on August 10, 2011 at 4:20am — No Comments

My new Op-Ed on "Why the U.S. Must Support Bid for Palestinian Statehood."

Why the US must support bid for Palestinian statehood


By Ibrahim Sharqieh / August 9, 2011


Palestinian leaders need equal footing with Israeli leaders –…


Added by Ibrahim Sharqieh on August 9, 2011 at 6:47pm — 1 Comment

Meeting Sam: Journey to the Source of the Nile

Meeting Sam: Journey to the Source of the Nile

August 8, 2011 By…

Added by Firouzeh Afsharnia on August 9, 2011 at 4:03pm — 20 Comments

Grant Funding for African Researchers

Following a pilot call last year, the Medical Research Council has now launched a second call to support African Research Leaders. This is a highly prestigious award, jointly funded by the MRC and the UK's Department for International Development (DfID), for non-clinical and clinical researchers of exceptional ability. The aim of the scheme is to strengthen research leadership across sub-Saharan Africa, by attracting and retaining researchers of high ability. The call has been re-focused…


Added by zoneziwoh on August 9, 2011 at 3:28pm — No Comments

ICTs in Post-Conflict Situations

infoDev, a division of the World Bank, is beginning a research program on the role of ICTs in post-conflict situations. The first phase includes a study of six countries - Timor-Leste, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Rwanda, Tunisia, and Liberia - that are at different stages of emerging from different forms of conflict. We have hired a team of researchers who will be developing case studies and in a later phase we will aim to synthesize the lessons learned into policy recommendations for…


Added by Kevin Donovan on August 9, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments



A network of four civil society organization namely: Integrated Rural Enterprises Development and Environmental Project (IREDEP), People’s Credit Cooperative Finance LTD (PCCF), African Leadershipp  Community Link Advancement Programme ( ALCOMLAP) and Union of Mbonge Area Farmers Cooperative LTD (UNAMAFCOOP LTD),


IPAU Consortium, Center for the Promotion of sustainable enterprise development, working with seven ministries and ten…


Added by Tanyi Justin Ajinga on August 9, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Military Industrial Complex at 50 - A National Conference

A Conference on Moving Money from the Military to Human Needs --

Reserve your spot to attend this conference now!  The fees increase after September 1st: Register.…


Added by David Swanson on August 9, 2011 at 9:36am — No Comments

On the Road Again: New Trends in Negotiation Teaching

[In a partial response to people who have asked me what I actually do when I'm on the road...]


I recently presented a paper at IACM's conference in Istanbul on recent developments and new trends in negotiation teaching. The full text of the paper is now available on SSRN (click One-Click Download) for anyone who'd like to take a look.

If you've made your way through that,…


Added by Noam Ebner on August 9, 2011 at 5:11am — 3 Comments

Challenges for good governance in Nepal

Nepalese People had high expectations of positive reformation in the country after the democratic government came into power by ending all forms of feudalism. People were waiting to see their day dreaming to make Nepal as a Switzerland of the East. But unfortunately, when they came in to power they believed that democracy meant do anything. Nepali people are getting fed up with their politicians, who have left the nation's problem far behind.

As outcomes of the new Nepal people are…


Added by Yadab Bastola on August 9, 2011 at 3:48am — No Comments



Erle Frayne D. Argonza

Should biodiversity be commercialized? What are the stakes in commercialization? What are the costs, and who pay for them?

Colombia is home to 10% of the world’s biodiversity, a resource that its stakeholders wish to leverage in the market. Such an option comes at a time when biotechnology had grown to such a level that can aid biodiversity in sustaining itself.

Below is a summary report on…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 9, 2011 at 2:13am — No Comments

Saudi criticism of Syrian president Assad isolates Iran but fails to address key issues

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

By James M. Dorsey

Saudi King Abdullah’s call on Syrian president Bashar al Assad to embrace reform and his withdrawal from Damascus of the kingdom’s ambassador has boosted hopes of the international community coming together to force a halt to the bloodshed in Syria.

The Saudi move has prompted other Gulf states to follow suit in pulling their representatives out of the Syrian…


Added by James M Dorsey on August 9, 2011 at 1:27am — No Comments

Quantum Leap Towards Peace Negotiation Through Mediation in Instanbul

The UN’s first resolution for peace mediation conference July 5th in Instanbul gained little media attention. However, this is an epic event, symbolizing the UN’s new efforts to use mediation in the peace process. Using the strategies outlined in my book ‘Elusive Peace: How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts’ emphasis on giving women larger roles in peace negotiations is essential. Women consistently bring issues to the peace table that men in…


Added by Doug Noll on August 8, 2011 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Meeting with Senator (Dr. Shabnam Nazli)

Dr. Shabnam Nazli Chairperson Hope Development Organization & former Chairman Mr. Rashad Javed meet Senator Akbar Khawaja on August 5, 2011 to discuss few important issues related to Peace & Human rights situation in Pakistan. And explained the challenges what Pakitani NGO’s are facing right now; like it is difficult to work for Peace and Equality in an environment of deep-seated traditionalism. Terrorism, Political, instability, Bad economy, Weak information from Media, Wrong…

Added by Dr. Shabnam Nazli on August 8, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Call for Articles

Dear Scholars, The editor of New Path, ARRF quarterly publication invites your articles (opinions and analysis) for the September 2011 edition. NEW PATH provides Eastern Africa with an opportunity to discuss African issues, aimed at a broad audience, from the perspective of rigorous intellectual thought and inquiry, so as to shed imaginative light on African affairs, both past and present. It is erected on the foundation of editorial independence, and the promotion of original and rigorous…


Added by Nsamba A Morris on August 8, 2011 at 8:31am — No Comments

Syrian president unites international community in condemnation of his violence

Monday, August 8, 2011

By James M. Dorsey

Syrian president Bashar al Assad has succeeded where US and European diplomacy failed: five months into anti-government demonstrations demanding his resignation, Mr. Assad has united the international community in decrying the brutality of his failed effort to crush the protests.

Increasingly cornered, Mr. Assad failed in the past week to read the writing on the wall. His ferocious attack on Hama, Syria’s…


Added by James M Dorsey on August 8, 2011 at 2:24am — No Comments

Insight on Nepali Congress

Nepali Congress was formed in Jan 25-26, 1946 (Magh 12-13, 2003 B.S.) as Nepali National Congress with Tanka Prasad Acharya as President and B.P. Koirala as Vice President. However, the actual formation of Nepali Congress party is dated on  April 9, 1950 (Chaitra 27,2006 B.S.)  when Nepali National Congress and Nepal Democratic Congress parties merged to form a single party. Since the formation of Nepali Congress, Democracy, Nationalism, Human Rights, and rule of law has always been key…


Added by Birendra Gaihre on August 8, 2011 at 12:32am — No Comments

Posted White Paper "Democracy & Global Web Education" by Richard C, Close CEO Chrysalis Campaign

Democracy and Global Web Education Abstract The mentality of Colonial/Industrial Education is when a superior/expert group imparts their knowledge down into theworking classes/cultures. Democracy in Education has the masses fully empowered to explore, create and share knowledgeon equal footing between students, the same way billions of people typically use the Web today. The disconnectednessbetween these two trickle down-collaborative strategies of learning is vast and sometimes even…


Added by Richard Close on August 7, 2011 at 8:19pm — 3 Comments



Erle Frayne D. Argonza


There seems to have been an abusive employment of universalistic yardsticks to measure scientific innovations across diverse countries. For instance, the preponderance on formalistic institutional developments have tended to favor Northern economies that have built universities and think-tanks across the centuries.


Such cross-cultural indices have incidentally…


Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 7, 2011 at 6:46pm — No Comments

The Audacity to Love -

Love Letters to Palestine

What a lovely little film - go watch and imagine what peace could be about.

Added by Annette Schiffmann on August 7, 2011 at 4:24pm — No Comments

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