All Blog Posts Tagged 'Development' (88)

Top Resources for Finding Scholarships/Fellowships in Conflict Resolution and Related Fields

Dear Colleagues,

There are countless opportunities for individuals seeking to pursue academic study at all levels to obtain financial support from private foundations, directly from academic institutions and from various governmental and intergovernmental agencies. In addition, there are a number of fellowships that provide funding for independent research/internships/language study as part of (or after completing) an academic program. As part of…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on October 23, 2014 at 6:54am — 32 Comments

Guide to Organizations Without/Beyond Borders

Over the past four decades, countless organizations have been formed to try and foster advocacy, collective action and bridge building to convene like minded professionals or individuals to work to address specific challenges in sectors ranging from health, education, conflict and others.

The purpose of this resource guide is to provide an overview of…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on October 22, 2014 at 9:11pm — 3 Comments

Please Consider Advertising on the Peace & Collaborative Development Network

Is your organization involved in peacebuilding, social entrepreneurship, development or international affairs issues?

Are you responsible for recruiting students, seeking candidates for…

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Added by Craig Zelizer on September 22, 2014 at 10:18am — No Comments

What Happened in Our Last Mobiles for International Development Course?

Four months ago, we wrapped up our ninth TC105: Mobiles for International Development…

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Added by TechChange on September 10, 2014 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Revolutionizing Data with GeoPoll: A TechChange Alumna Interviews Amy Sweeney

For my final project for TC105: Mobiles for International Development, I decided to interview Amy Sweeney of …

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Added by TechChange on August 29, 2014 at 11:43am — No Comments

Job at Saferworld: Yemen Programme Development Manager

Saferworld is an international non-governmental organisation that works to prevent and reduce violent conflict and promote cooperative approaches to security.  We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others. 

 

We are looking for a Programme Development Manager who will support the Yemen team in the…

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Added by Marie Aziz on August 20, 2014 at 11:16am — No Comments

On Development I: Relationships and the Long View Keys to Success

As more and more nations demand and attempt to enjoy the benefits of today’s globalized economy and community, international development is a field which will only grow larger and become more difficult to understand. Integral to the success of any international development project are growing good relationships and a deep understanding of how all-encompassing development and its effects can be.…

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Added by Brian Frydenborg on July 7, 2014 at 10:40am — No Comments

Deadline for applications extended to 15 June - Calling CSOs based in Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia

The deadline for applications to attend the Geneva Declaration Regional Review Conference for Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia is extended to 15 June. Please note this call is for civil society groups based in Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. All CSOs who wish to attend the conference, in sponsored or self-funded places, must apply. …

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Added by Global Alliance Armed Violence on June 10, 2014 at 4:08am — No Comments

A Simple Bridge is the Solution

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Monica Gray

In rural Ethiopia, a river three football fields wide can prevent a child from getting to the closest medical clinic.  The problem: no bridges to bypass bodies of water.

A basic footbridge could solve the dilemma, yet countless communities in the developing world lack this simple structure.

Bridges to Prosperity aims to resolve this issue. The Denver-based nonprofit builds footbridges…

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Added by Dowser on November 12, 2013 at 5:34am — No Comments

From Spain to the Bronx: A New Weapon in the Fight Against Income Inequality

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Tamarra Kemsley

A look at IRS figures dating back to 1913 reveals that the gulf separating the richest and poorest Americans is wider today than it has been in more than 80 years. Perhaps nowhere is that divide more stark than in New York City, where some of the nation’s richest and poorest neighborhoods are separated by just a few stops on the subway.…

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Added by Dowser on November 7, 2013 at 6:50am — No Comments

Who is Poor Enough for Cash Transfers? Difficult Problem in Malawi

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Kerstin Egenhofer

One of the biggest challenges facing cash transfer programs in Malawi is deciding who is poor enough to get the money.

The meeting was supposed to start half an hour ago but by 8:45 a.m. only a handful of villagers have made their way to Salima, the capital of a small district in central Malawi. Many of them are still on the road, some traveling as far as 40 kilometers on bicycles or crowded minibuses.

Inside Salima’s…

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Added by Dowser on October 18, 2013 at 4:19am — No Comments

Africa Regional Fellowships "Be the Peace Agent" Discover the Treasure of Inner & Outer Peace from Africa



The simplification of life is one of the steps to inner peace. A persistent…
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Added by Thomas Prince Mitchell on August 23, 2013 at 7:15am — No Comments

Generations for Peace - Certification & Ceremony in Ghana

While working with Right to Play (www.righttoplay.com) in Tamale I was able to observe one of their certifications for their coaches. During my interviews with staff before I came to Ghana and once in Accra, I had been told about their process of training coaches and certifying them. The coaches are trained in the Right to Play curriculum and after they have been successfully implementing it for a period of time they will get certified by Right to…

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Added by Patricia Hester on December 17, 2012 at 7:18pm — No Comments

Generations for Peace Research- Right to Play Tamale, Ghana

 would like to begin by apologizing for a lack of posts the past two weeks. I have been without internet for the majority of it and have found it hard to post a blog. A lot has happened with my research over the past 10 days and I am excited to share it. Again, I am doing research on behalf of Generations for Peace (www.generationsforpeace.org) and Georgetown University (www.georgetown.edu) to look at…

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Added by Patricia Hester on December 16, 2012 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

An innovative approach to financing the battle against corruption

Vivek Maru, CEO of Namati: Innovations in Legal Empowerment, and Margaux Hall of the World Bank Justice for the Poor Program, have published an op ed in Project Syndicate arguing that fines collected for violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (…

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Added by Bremen Donovan on November 8, 2012 at 12:01pm — No Comments

20 reasons why people love the Stop Bullying System

 



October is National Anti-Bullying Month.  Many people are looking for resources and materials regarding Bullying Prevention.  We at ASK Academy are constantly helping organizations and schools find ways to sustain positive behavior.  Here is a partial list of what teachers, administrators, and parents have to say about our Programs and Services.

20 reasons why people love the Stop Bullying…

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Added by Shakeel Ali on October 16, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Role of Donors in Poverty Alleviation and Development Activities: Are they achieved 100 % or appropriate and expected outcomes!!!???

Many Donor organizations and countries of the world have been donating or lending billions of money as aid for long time in many third world countries and underdeveloped and developing countries for organising various types of social and economical development programs including poverty alleviation. Many countries do their development works by using the foreign assistance. There are many NGOs and Government Organizations establish for doing various types of development activities…

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Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on October 3, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments

If you can't help your friends...

...what good is a blog?

Three people I know and admire are getting the recognition they deserve this week and I want to take a moment to celebrate their achievements on how-matters.org.

1) Mulugeta Gebru, founder of Jerusalem Children and Community Development…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 14, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments

Development is like music

A guest post on how-matters.org by Oscar Abello 

That video of Victor Wooten doing a solo electric bass performance of Amazing Grace just blows my mind. (See it on YouTube here.) In a recent TEDed video, he plays a slightly toned-down…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 11, 2012 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

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