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How Peaceful is the World?

Great piece from Michael Shank on the Huffington Post:

 

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/michael-shank/on-92111-un-day-of-peace-_b_974197.html

On 9/21/11 (UN Day of Peace): How Peaceful Is the World?

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on September 22, 2011 at 1:32pm — 2 Comments

Finding solace and closure-Is academia prepared for uncomfortable student experiences?

I read a really interesting article in the Chronicle of Higher Education today: In Why I Can No Longer Teach U.S. Military History a history professor explains the new challenges she encountered in class:…
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Added by Tobias Denskus on September 22, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Apply to host an international nonprofit leader at your organization!

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…

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Added by Atlas Service Corps on September 22, 2011 at 12:42pm — No Comments

TJI Newsletter

 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

Teachers in new nation of South Sudan are Struggling to teach demobilized child Soldiers.

 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…

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Added by Francis Okeny Silvio on September 22, 2011 at 11:14am — No Comments

Body Language of International Negotiations

(Originally published at www.NonverbalPhD.com & www.EnjoyMediation.com)



I came across the following article recently which explored the use of body language in a…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on September 22, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments

CeaseFire in Kenya by Josh Gryniewicz

This post was originally published on Insight on Conflict

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.…

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Added by Joel Gabri on September 22, 2011 at 7:29am — No Comments

Language Matters

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…
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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 22, 2011 at 6:00am — 5 Comments

BE GENDER SENSITIVE IN BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH!

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…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 21, 2011 at 7:02pm — No Comments

CHINA LACKADAISICAL SERIOUSNESS REGARDING TECHNO-RISKS

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…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 21, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Somalia: Fighting for the green peace antagonist

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…

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Added by Daud Abdi Daud Dhimbil on September 21, 2011 at 8:57am — No Comments

Stories of Peace Challenge: The Winners!

The 25 winners of the Stories of Peace Challenge have been chosen! We thank all of the participants for making this such a great and exiting contest, and congratulate all of the winners! The best stories, which will be published in the book People Building Peace 2.0 are now available on the Peace Portal! Click here to read the winning stories of peace! …

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Added by Peace Portal on September 21, 2011 at 8:25am — No Comments

Kosovo - what now?

Dear All,

 

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…

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Added by TransConflict on September 21, 2011 at 8:25am — No Comments

Life & Peace Institute's Journal “New Routes” - latest issue out now. Have you signed up?

 

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…

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Added by Valter Vilkko on September 21, 2011 at 8:00am — No Comments

My new op-ed on UN Voting on Palestine

US must vote in favour or abstain

 

By Ibrahim Sharqieh

 

September 21, 2011

 

http://gulfnews.com/opinions/columnists/us-must-vote-in-favour-or-abstain-1.870419

 

Threats will not scuttle Palestinian statehood bid, but will further isolate Washington in a region tired of a peace process alienated from the people

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Added by Ibrahim Fraihat on September 21, 2011 at 1:09am — 16 Comments

AFRICAN-BUILT SATELLITE BENEFITS NIGERIA, KUDOS!

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…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 20, 2011 at 10:32pm — No Comments

CLIMATE DATA BENEFITS FARMERS IN SENEGAL

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.…

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Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on September 20, 2011 at 10:31pm — No Comments

Designing a Comprehensive Peace Process in Afghanistan

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…

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Added by LisaSchirch on September 20, 2011 at 5:04pm — No Comments

Waiting for Pennies from Heaven

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?”…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 20, 2011 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

The Joy of Aid Work

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…
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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 20, 2011 at 4:10pm — 3 Comments

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