Buddhist Temples adorn Nepal’s blessed land. Their stupas, like Everest, stretch to the heavens, yearning to democratize the sky. We felt the same yearning after landing in Kathmandu with our UAVs. While some prefer the word “drone” over “UAVs”, the reason our pNepali partners use the latter dates back some 3,000 years to the spiritual epic Mahabharata (Great Story of Bharatas). The ancient story features Drona, a…Continue
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In June 2014, a joint USAID and USGS team used a small UAV to map artisanal diamond mining sites in Western Guinea. The purpose of this UAV mission was to support the “Kimberley Process (KP), an international initiative aimed at preventing the flow of conflict diamonds.” Adhering to the Process’s regulations is proving challenging for “countries whose diamonds are produced through artisanal and small-scale mining (ASM).” These mines are “often remote and spread over vast territories,…Continue
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The New America Foundation and Omidyar Network recently published an important primer on how NGOs across multiple sectors can begin to leverage UAVs (or drones). Entitled, “Drones and Aerial Observation: New Technologies for Property Rights, Human Rights & Global Development,” this new publication (PDF) is highly recommended to NGOs seeking to better understand the in’s and out’s of this new technology. UAVs represent the first wave of…Continue
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The team at Sini Sanuman are getting to know me, and I them, very quickly. Emotions, illnesses and various personal issues arose while in the office, and it’s good to know my host have my back. I was sent here as a Peace Fellow with the Advocacy Project to work with Sini Sanuman and help them maintain a good relationship with international donors and manage their programmes effectively. We’ve been doing all the preliminary work to make sure to be ready to start our project with “the Germans”…Continue
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By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism
Yesterday was the third and final day of the Sustained Humanitarian Presence Initiative workshop, sponsored by Irish AID and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation. This workshop in Limerick, Ireland for NGO leaders was the first part of a larger project to develop a course to help NGO's operate more effectively in a crisis area. The…Continue
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MDF Brussels and Keylance are organizing a Seminar on Fundraising at U.S. foundations and the European Commission designed for fundraisers and other staff of development organizations that want to explore new fundraising markets or have already taken a first step in the diversification of their funds. It will be held on April 22th from 9 am to 5 pm in Brussels.
The seminar is structured…Continue
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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
Why the nonprofit sector — as we have already seen in Hamilton — is in danger?
Jahan Zeb , Tue May 01 2012 - This article is published in the Hamilton Spectator Canada- both in print and online version.
Slow-to-respond boards must look at new policies, new governance models
The continued economic downturn and cuts in funding and services by all the three levels of government have put the nonprofit sector in a difficult situation.
The sector is…Continue
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From yesterday's “But will this be sustainable?” also comes...
“This project will be innovative.”
The development aid sector is not lacking in ideas or methods and it's hardly appropriate to declare one's self "innovative," right?
Last year when I found the one-page piece I wrote about a local implementing…Continue
Priority Deadline: April 15, 2012 (see below for details)
Atlas Corps is an overseas fellowship for the world's best nonprofit leaders. Our mission is to address critical social issues by developing leaders, strengthening organizations, and promoting innovation through an overseas fellowship of skilled nonprofit professionals.
The Atlas Corps Fellowship is a 12-18 month,…Continue
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Weh Yeoh of whydev.org argues that everything that we do in international development is about selling a message. But how do we convince people when a message goes against the grain of what they already believe?Continue
Added by Jennifer Lentfer on February 7, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments
To the community,
I am posting this in hopes of starting a great partnership between my upcoming feature documentary The Peace Agency and organizations that are committed to empowering women and ending conflict.
The Peace Agency is about a grassroots women’s school for peace and equality in the conflict zone of Poso, Indonesia. Featured in the film is Lian Gogali, the founder of the school, who faces seemingly insurmountable professional and personal struggles…
A documentary about the struggles of women workers in informal employment. This is part of the experiences of the Dhobi women in Mathare, a slum in the city of Nairobi. “Dhobi work” meaning domestic…Continue
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I am making an endeavor to establish a research institute namely Research Institute of Pakistan Affairs (RIPA). I need your experienced guidence and help in order to establish the institution. A brief introduction and proposed responsibilities of RIPA is as under:-
Research Institute of Pakistan Affairs (RIPA) is an endeavor of the young researchers to carry out research on the issues of internal situation of country and to…Continue
Added by Abdul Rauf Iqbal on September 7, 2011 at 12:23pm — 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
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Once again, Soliya is offering a volunteer facilitator position including a free-of-charge facilitation and conflict resolution training. Are you
- Interested in the relationship between the “West” and the “Arab & Muslim World”?