Great piece from Michael Shank on the Huffington Post:
Added by Tobias Denskus on September 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments
Atlas Corps seeks organizations located in the United States to host nonprofit leaders from overseas in a 12 to 18 month professional fellowship starting in March 2012. All Atlas Corps Fellows have a bachelor’s or master’s degree, 2-10 years of experience, and are fluent in English. Host Organizations provide a cost share that supports 70% of the overall Fellow expenses, while Atlas Corps handles all logistics, including travel, J-1 visa, health care, living stipend, and…Continue
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The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI), University of Ulster, has published the latest edition of News from TJI : www.transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk/documents/NewsletterSEPT2011.pdf
Added by Lisa Gormley on September 22, 2011 at 12:23pm — No Comments
After two decades of civil war between the people in Southern and Northern Sudan that has ended through political peace negotiation on January 9th 2005, with both parties agreed to work together in an interim government for six years, that equally failed, leading to the partition of the country. For historical…Continue
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I came across the following article recently which explored the use of body language in a…Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on September 22, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
Tin-topped, mud-wall shanties strangle the landscape in urban pockets throughout Kenya. Overcrowded with nearly 1,200 people packed in every 2.47 acres these mega-slums lack the most basic amenities. Pit latrines are shared by as many as 75 neighbors at a time; plastic bags containing feces litter roadsides.…Continue
Added by Joel Gabri on September 22, 2011 at 7:29am — No Comments
Would you adopt a village in Ethiopia?
Below, see excerpts from an email conversation between myself and a new blogger about how language matters within aid relationships.
L: I just started blogging a few weeks ago because I am working on a project with ORG X on adopting a small village in Ethiopia. J: I would humbly urge you to reconsider the phrase that you are "adopting" a village in Ethiopia. This sets up the people you are trying to serve as child-like…Continue
BE GENDER SENSITIVE IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH!
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Gender sensitivity in research has been a long standing practice in the social sciences. This isn’t the case though for the biomedical sciences, most specially with respect to observing sex differences in pharmaceutical drugs.
The inclusion of gender factor into research protocols have been quite a current in the biomedical fields though seemingly slow in…Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 21, 2011 at 7:02pm — No Comments
CHINA LACKADAISICAL SERIOUSNESS REGARDING TECHNO-RISKS
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
The risks posed by technological innovations and interventions have proved to be very fatal for affected stakeholders. This is especially true for China, where techno-risks have been scaling up such as shown by the cases of SARS outbreaks and the gargantuan floods that have buried whole towns.
Among the latest additions to technological…Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 21, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments
The Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) affirms today that Alshabab is the most environmental demolishers group in Somalia and in the world.
The horn of Africa country of Somalia which is almost lack of proper government system that has seen self-destruction through civil wars, has also allowed its environment to degrade to a level that cannot be described in words.
Two of Al-Shabaab's largest sources of income come from…Continue
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TransConflict is pleased to present two commentaries exploring what may happen next in Kosovo, particularly with respect to the north:
- Kosovo – EULEX and status neutral customs - by Gerard Gallucci - with KFOR clearly acting in violation of its UN Security Council mandate in supporting Pristina’s…Continue
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Watch out for New Routes 3/2011:
Water – a source of development and conflict
“We are drawn to water. Water runs through each and every one of our bodies, regardless of skin color, religious belief or profession”, says one of the authors in New Routes no…Continue
Added by Valter Vilkko on September 21, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments
US must vote in favour or abstain
By Ibrahim Sharqieh
September 21, 2011
Threats will not scuttle Palestinian statehood bid, but will further isolate Washington in a region tired of a peace process alienated from the people
AFRICAN-BUILT SATELLITE BENEFITS NIGERIA, KUDOS!
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
NigeriaSat-X, the first satellite designed and built by Africans, was launched into orbit just recently. This is a milestone event for Africans, so let me express my Big Kudos!
That Africa’s mainstream black peoples are able to design and build satellites totally negates all those defamatory pejoratives cast upon them by bigoted Whites in Europe and…Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 20, 2011 at 10:32pm — No Comments
CLIMATE DATA BENEFITS FARMERS IN SENEGAL
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Many small planters across the globe are habitués of ecosystems that are replete with ecohazards. Add to that the risks posed by climate change patterns. Results: shrinking incomes, greater uncertainties of survival, possible deaths.
Sharing of climate data to the planter stakeholders could somehow dissipate any possibility of greater risks and damages.…Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 20, 2011 at 10:31pm — No Comments
Here's a link and summary of my report on "Designing a Comprehensive Peace Process in Afghanistan" published by USIP. http://www.usip.org/publications/designing-comprehensive-peace-process-afghanistan
It was published this morning, just as we learned of the attacks on Afghan Peace Council leadership Minister Stanikzai and former President…Continue
Added by LisaSchirch on September 20, 2011 at 5:04pm — No Comments
In honor of this week's Clinton Global Initiative's Annual Meeting, I'm reposting this from early October last year. The issues remain the same; the fundraising resources for local organizations still needed.
“Is a trickle of that money ever going to reach us?”…Continue
My friend recently shared this status update on Facebook. Her description of the joy of aid work resonated with me as I thought it would with readers of how-matters.org.
Kirsten Weeks [in Zambia] “realizes that I am happiest on days like today that start with a 6am departure to the airport, visits to a cotton gin, talks with small holder farmers, focus groups at ART clinics with potential problem solving to address nutrition issues, long car rides through rural villages and…Continue