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…
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…Continue
Added by Dowser on November 12, 2013 at 5:34am — No Comments
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.…Continue
Added by Dowser on November 7, 2013 at 6:50am — No Comments
One of the biggest challenges facing cash transfer programs in Malawi is deciding who is poor enough to get the money.
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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…Continue
Added by Patricia Hester on December 17, 2012 at 7:18pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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 (…Continue
Added by Bremen Donovan on November 8, 2012 at 12:01pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Shakeel Ali on October 16, 2012 at 6:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on October 3, 2012 at 3:00am — No Comments
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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…Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 14, 2012 at 8:00am — No Comments
A guest post on how-matters.org by Oscar AbelloContinue
We are celebrating Labor Day today in the United States, a day dedicated to the social and economic achievements of the everyday efforts of American workers. What better day to share my thoughts on a book I’ve been reading on the lives of us, the development laborers?Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on September 4, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments
Do you give up on your Dreams and Goals? Is it hard motivating yourself? We enjoy helping youth and young adults stay focused on their goals. A person must avoid all distractions and work at their craft daily; always seeking improvement. Never stop pushing steadily along no matter how bleak your situation looks. Here is a great video about how Jeremy Lin, NBA Basketball Star,deals with sudden stardom. Listen closely to what he says about "Tunnel Vision."…Continue
Added by Shakeel Ali on August 14, 2012 at 8:00pm — No Comments
The first and most challenging exercise of the day when I took a seminar from The OpEd Project required me to fill in the following blanks and share with the group:
Hello, my name…
Thankfully, the “expertise infusion” aid model is currently being transformed. Aid funders tend to think too much about the supply side of development, and very little about where the demand is coming from. More and more international actors are focusing on building their own skills to accompany, support, and relate more effectively to local institutions and organizations, rather than overpower or co-opt them.…Continue
We have formed a page on Facebook as an outreach effort to create a global forum of scholars and like-minded people who think about one of the biggest pandemics of 21st century i.e. HIV/AIDS. This is a Forum for Networking and Collaboration for sharing of increasing frontiers of Knowledge in the areas of HIV/AIDS, Drug & Alcohol Abuse, LGBTQI, Women and Children and Risk, and overall Public health concerns in the…
Added by Maheswar Satpathy on June 23, 2012 at 1:00am — No Comments
It’s June, the month of Fathers Day, and once again we’re featuring peacebuilding men we love.
Ambassador John McDonald is a lawyer, diplomat, former international civil servant, development expert, peacebuilder, and professor of law and peace. He spent 20 years of his diplomatic career in Western Europe and the Middle East and worked for 16…Continue
Added by Caroline Anderson on June 12, 2012 at 8:27am — No Comments
I encourage you all to check out this month's Peace X Peace PeaceTimes newsletter. You can read it in pdf form or on our website - and the editor's note is below. We hope your enjoy, and let us know what you think.
Added by Caroline Anderson on May 10, 2012 at 4:57pm — No Comments
“Let go and let God.” It’s a mantra of Alcoholics Anonymous. And after the last week or so, I’m wondering if it’s time for international aid to adopt the same approach to recovery (with more politically correct secular references of course).
Last week I attended the “Summit for Aid Effectiveness in Global…Continue