The United Network of Young Peacebuilders (UNOY) is a youth-led network of associations working towards peacebuilding, gender mainstreaming and advocacy.
The International Secretariat is based in The Hague, The Netherlands and is currently looking for new interns to join the team.
UNOY Peacebuilders internships offer young people an opportunity to gain work experience in the field of peace-building, join an enthusiastic international team, learn new skills and be in contact…Continue
A monthly selection of the best new research and resources on local peacebuilding worldwide, as chosen by Insight on Conflict. This months edition features articles on improving peacebuilding evaluation, local perceptions of international aid interventions, and approaches to citizen policing. To receive the email newsletter each month, please …Continue
Added by Joel Gabri on August 3, 2011 at 4:37am — No Comments
The recent attention afforded to the Somali famine has mostly infuriated me. It’s not because I don’t care about those who are starving, quite the contrary; it’s more that I am infuriated with the way that the crisis is being painted in the media. For example:
The way it is so constantly referred to as a “natural disaster”, the result of drought or climate change, or some other ecological problem, as opposed to being a…Continue
TEXTILE IN AFRICA: TAKING STOCK OF DEVELOPMENT TAKE-OFF
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
As in any enterprise, the industrial sector of any developing country begins with a ‘take off’ stage. In that stage or phase, capital goods industries considered as sine qua non for take-off are textiles, steel, and coal/energy.
Such a phase was well optimized in Western and Asian countries that are way past their own ‘infantile’ stage of industries. Textiles…Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 2, 2011 at 6:12pm — No Comments
Recently I’ve been reading “The Future State of the World: As It Relates to the Australian Aid Program” which was commissioned by the Australian government ahead of the significant expansion of their overseas aid program. It makes for interesting, if not disturbing, reading. Anybody who has spent a few minutes thinking about the range of complex problems the world faces cannot be unaware of how interconnected the challenges are. …Continue
I do not know whether this is really ‘an NGO trend’, as the GUARDIAN calls it, to send bloggers to the field to write on organisation’s projects (‘Blogging from Bangladesh-more poverty tourism?’), but Heather Armstrong’s reflections and…Continue
While Palestinians try to unite (Hamas-Fatah deal) and promote their case in UN (recognition of independence) and on the ground (flopped air-flotilla and failed Flotilla II on July) and while so-called Middle East…Continue
Nicole Bohe- With religious symbols being installed at the new 9/11 Memorial and Museum, conflict was bound to arise. [For more on this story, you can Google it or check out this …Continue
Added by Jeff Thompson on August 2, 2011 at 8:30am — No Comments
Dr. Celestin Tchamabe Ngaleu
SUSTAINABLE ENERGY FOR ALL: FAST-TRACKING CLEAN ENERGY
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
Green energy is making waves across the globe today. Diverse technologies that redound to sustainable energy are being developed at very dizzying paces.
Such developments are most welcome, given that the fossil fuel reserves of the planet are running out fast. Depletion could be experienced in just five (5) decades’ time. So far, the environment had…Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on August 1, 2011 at 6:06pm — No Comments
In June 2009, the International Centre for Missing & Exploited Children (ICMEC) began working with The Protection Project (TPP) of The Johns Hopkins…Continue
Cross posted from TechChange blog
By TJ Thomander
Last Friday, 81 Tweeters joined for one hour to…Continue
Added by TechChange on August 1, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments
The blueprint for mediating peace in areas of conflict outlined in my book Elusive Peace-How Modern Diplomatic Strategies Could Better Resolve World Conflicts are essential tools that must be implemented now. In light of the US economic problems and political strife, and unresolved worldwide conflicts draining American resources, it is time to admit that our outdated model of intervention does not work.
Spending $100 million a month for the last 6 months on military…Continue
Added by Doug Noll on August 1, 2011 at 11:47am — No Comments
I give lots of thought to what makes community-based organizations the lowest common denominator in development aid. Readers of how-matters.org may already be familiar with previous arguments I’ve offered for the increased inclusion of and investment in community-based organizations (CBOs). As an ardent proponent of CBOs’ comparative advantages, I believe they have a better chance of being driven by “the…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on August 1, 2011 at 7:30am — No Comments
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BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION INITIATIVES
Erle Frayne D. Argonza
11 developing countries, including emerging markets, have just taken off with their respective programs as impetus for biodiversity conservation.
It has been a daunting task, since the advent of modernity, to return to biodiversity in farming practices. Modern food production celebrated the specialized land-use and high-yield mono-crop varieties at the expense of natural…Continue
Added by Erle Frayne Argonza on July 31, 2011 at 2:09am — No Comments