All Blog Posts Tagged 'Diaspora' (8)

Diaspora Engagement Policy of Ethiopian Governement: Trends, Opportunities and Perils by *Eyob Asfaw Gemechu

1. Background and opportunities

The Federal Democratic Government of Ethiopia has unleashed several initiatives, since the popular celebration of the Ethiopian Millennium. Perhaps, the government has not tapped, albeit meaningfully, the diaspora, for a decade and half rule, till Sept. 2008. The Euphoria of Ethiopian Millennium celebration tipped the then government, also mobilizing the diaspora for engagement on national issues of socioeconomic, political affairs pertained to different…


Added by Eyob Asfaw on August 10, 2015 at 1:00am — No Comments

Guide to Key Resources for Funding Work in Peacebuilding, International Dev and Related Fields

In this section, I will provide some of the key resources for obtaining funding for on the ground work. Please also take a look at the posting 12 Key Steps to Obtaining Funding for on the Ground Work which provides overall conceptual strategies.

Please note that we do not allow any requests for funding on this site as the network would be deluged.…


Added by Craig Zelizer on March 1, 2015 at 9:52pm — 40 Comments

Friday’s Poetic Pause: “Paper Over People”

Once in a while someone will say something to you that perfectly encapsulates what you’ve been trying to convey, only in a more concise, elegant or articulate way. @Semhar Araia, founder of the Diaspora African Women’s Network did that for me in a conversation recently, and her brilliant summary has stayed with me over the last few weeks, resulting in this poem last night.

I dedicate it to her and the…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on May 11, 2012 at 7:00am — No Comments

Perspective: Peacebuilding and Diaspora Communities in the Cyprus Conflict

In 1954 my grandparents left behind their home in Cyprus.  Twenty years later, the home they left behind became unrecognizable- my grandfather’s once multicultural village became solely Greek-Cypriot, relatives and friends were killed in violence, and their country became divided. The island has remained divided since 1974, and despite the opening of border crossings, the Turkish and Greek communities have remained…


Added by Angelina Theodorou on May 10, 2012 at 12:28pm — No Comments

12 to watch in 2012

I know, I know. I’m supposedly on a self-declared shut-down, but I couldn’t resist sharing my top 12 people, trends, sites, and organizations to watch in 2012!!

In no particular order...

  1. @InnovateAfrica – About to unleash the philanthropic and intellectual capital of the African Diaspora for collective social investment on the continent!
  2. Re-Action – A private-sector…

Added by Jennifer Lentfer on January 3, 2012 at 12:38pm — 3 Comments

Aid, Africa, Corruption, and Colonialism: An Honest Conversation

I’m sharing an interesting discussion that’s been going on via the LinkedIn Africa NGO Network group, "Why is development aid having corruption problems in Africa generally?". Some of the key contributions on root issues follow below.…


Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 22, 2011 at 10:27am — 14 Comments

Another look at Diaspora: Aspects & Language

Yesterday I took a first look at Diaspora, a new open source social networking platform that some are already dubbing a "Facebook Killer." Plagued by many user concerns regarding privacy and the commercial direction the site is going in (which led, in my opinion, to an unnecessary and unaesthetic change to the…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on December 29, 2010 at 6:30am — 2 Comments

Online Social Networking in Activism: A Quick Look at Diaspora

When Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli, two video blogging youth activists in Azerbaijan, were detained on trumped up charges in Baku, the country's capital, supporters and friends naturally used Facebook to campaign for their release. Indeed, one contact started to add pretty much everyone she could find to the…


Added by Onnik Krikorian on December 28, 2010 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

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