All Blog Posts Tagged 'Social' (57)

Collage-Peace Fellowship Program, Pakistan-Renaissance Association for Social Innovation Pakistan M Ayub Ayubi

"Social Capital is the glue that holds societies together without which there can neither be economic growth nor human well being“.

 
The situation in Pakistan:
Religious, political and ethnic conflicts are by far the main causes of social disorder. Our society is divided along sectarian lines. The media frequently amplify this split with negative topics rather than providing a…
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Added by Renaissance Association Pakistan on June 27, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments

Localizing peace initiatives through Social Media



Peace deserves a chance and what better than utilizing the potential of social media to expand and usher in networks of peace. Social media by its very nature is interactive, feedback oriented and user-friendly. These very characteristics of social media forums make it attractive to…

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Added by Nidhi Shendurnikar on June 27, 2014 at 4:41am — 1 Comment

Peace without women's rights is not peace: A look at the challenges experienced by women in Afghanistan

 

Women are at the heart of Afghan society they need to be supported and their rights respected  …

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Added by Danielle Bonner on April 23, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

How Social Media is Playing an Important Role in Peacebuilding

Who ever thought social media could be an International Peacebuilder?

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Like many I had used social media as tool for keeping in contact with friends, however over the last few years I've come to see its use in a new light and have experienced the great opportunity it provides to create peace in some of the most hostile of locations.

So what is social media? well it can be described as “websites and applications…

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Added by Danielle Bonner on April 16, 2014 at 5:48pm — No Comments

Guide to Peace, Development, Human Rights and Related Networking Sites

If you haven’t noticed, here at the Peace and Collaborative Development Network, we are committed to providing a platform where interested people can connect with each other, share information, and find useful tools for their goals. However, we are obviously not alone. We believe that more networking means more opportunities.



In this guide you will find other social networking sites devoted to promoting peace or social justice in one way or another. Some are very specific and some… Continue

Added by Sigma Chang on April 5, 2014 at 6:12pm — 13 Comments

Three Takeaways in my First Steps as a Social Entrepreneur

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Armand Tossou

This post is written by Armand Tossou, a Fulbright scholar from Benin who is an MBA Candidate in the Global Social and Sustainable Enterprise MBA program at Colorado State University. Armand and his co-founders Yesse, Aaron, and Leana, are starting a social venture that will support rural farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa through increased access to agricultural…

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Added by Dowser on April 4, 2014 at 12:40pm — No Comments

The Big C: changing the way the world lives with cancer

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Ben Thurman

On February 4th, the LIVESTRONG Foundation launched a pioneering initiative to “change the way the world lives with cancer.” The Big C competition is targetting a global community of entrepreneurs and innovators to create financially-sustainable enterprises that improve the daily lives of cancer patients and survivors. The competition will fund 60 total ventures, from…

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Added by Dowser on March 24, 2014 at 7:04am — No Comments

Café Impact: How-To Interview for a Social Justice Career

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There’s nothing all that unnerving about a social justice job interview that a really first-class miracle won’t cure.

In the allotted time you are expected to confidently, but humbly, demonstrate your accomplishments and capabilities. You are probed about your deepest values and considered opinions about intractable social and environmental problems. Your character and personality are dissected. You are expected to explain your 24/7…

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Added by Dowser on February 13, 2014 at 5:11am — No Comments

Café Impact: How-To Snag a Social Justice Job Interview

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Are you a social sector job-seeker? Feeling frozen out of your future change-the-world job? Reluctant to enter the fray? Fear of failure stopping you from a career as a social entrepreneur?

Putting off the miserable process of knocking on doors is understandable. If you are in hiding, napping on the sofa or watching TV reruns, you know it. Enough said about that.

Beyond those diversions, you also might be putting off the…

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Added by Dowser on February 6, 2014 at 3:05pm — No Comments

Café Impact: How-To Use Ambiguity to Pioneer Change

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Despite crushing student loans and a miserable job market, this Millennial Generation is the most socially conscious, most globally aware and most actively committed to careers of conscience to come along in decades. College students and young professionals are eager to confront some of the world’s most intractable problems — a deteriorating environment, implacable poverty, persistent gender discrimination, institutional racism and…

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Added by Dowser on January 30, 2014 at 6:20am — No Comments

Café Impact: How-To Educate Yourself for an Impact Career

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Café Impact is democratizing access to careers of conscience. Jonathan Lewis brings together nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to give you the career-building skills you need to change the world.

“There are alternative paths” for reaching your social justice dream job, says change agent Jessamyn Lau. She should know. Her social change career began with dropping out of high school,…

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Added by Dowser on January 23, 2014 at 6:27am — No Comments

Café Impact: How-To Convert Your Convictions into a Career

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Are you seeking fulfillment and happiness in the social change world? At this point in your life, are you called to give back? Ready to change careers and become a social entrepreneur?

Only 47% of Americans are satisfied with their jobs, a sizable drop from the 61% who expressed satisfaction 20 years ago, according to Don Joseph Goeway in Mystic Cool.

“I’m idealist. I don’t…

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Added by Dowser on January 16, 2014 at 10:35am — No Comments

Café Impact: How-To Figure Out Your Social Entrepreneurship

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Café Impact is democratizing access to careers of conscience. Jonathan Lewis brings together nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to give you the career-building skills you need to change the world.

“We gain something profound when we stand up for our beliefs, just as part of us dies when we know that something is wrong, yet do nothing….We don’t have to tackle every issue, but if we avoid them all, if we…

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Added by Dowser on January 10, 2014 at 5:31am — No Comments

Café Impact: How-To Make Your Mentor Matter

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Café Impact is democratizing access to careers of conscience. Jonathan Lewis brings together nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs to give you the career-building skills you need to change the world.

Students are graduating. Hard-won college diplomas are being handed out with hearty handshakes and heartfelt wishes for successful careers.

Graduation, among its many other…

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Added by Dowser on January 1, 2014 at 12:41pm — No Comments

Ashoka Changemakers and TechChange Team Up to Empower Social Innovators Inside Institutions

By Nancy Ngo

We’re excited to partner with Ashoka Changemakers to launch an …

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Added by TechChange on December 12, 2013 at 10:55am — No Comments

Spicing Up Your Prezi: 3 Lessons from PopTech 2013

By Nick Martin, Founder and CEO of TechChange

Last week, I was fortunate enough to present at PopTech 2013 and participate in thePoptech Social Innovation Fellowship program along with nine other super inspiring social entrepreneurs. What an…

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Added by TechChange on October 29, 2013 at 11:13am — No Comments

Why Peacebuilding is important to me

In September I was asked by the Red Elephant Foundation to write about my peacebuilding and advocacy work and my ambition to help Afghans bring peace to their country.  Here is my frank peace talk entitled “Building…

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Added by Danielle Bonner on October 12, 2013 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Global mobile subscriptions estimated to exceed world population in 2014

TechChange blog: Global mobile subscriptions estimated to exceed world population in 2014

Estimates from the mHealth Alliance, the UN Department of Economic…

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Added by TechChange on September 24, 2013 at 5:25pm — No Comments

Move Our Money, Protect Our Planet: God, Earth, & Strategy by Rabbi Arthur Waskow, The Shalom Center

A Spiritually Rooted, Strategically Focused

Plan of Action on the Climate Crisis



 We invite you to join in a campaign we are calling Move Our Money, Protect Our Planet.

(Providentially, the initials of this campaign title spell “MOM / POP.” We didn’t…

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Added by Arthur Waskow on August 16, 2013 at 12:34pm — No Comments

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