All Blog Posts Tagged 'community' (131)

Citizen action as a catalyst for change in the New Urban Agenda



This very timely blog directly links to a discussion that is taking place this morning at the World Urban Forum in Colombia 'A safe city as a just and equitable city' ( Friday 11th April, 8.30am local time).

By Thea Shahrokh, Institute of Development Studies and Joanna Wheeler, Sustainable…

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Added by JASON COLLODI on April 11, 2014 at 4:19am — No Comments

Training opportunities: online certificate course on effective grant proposal writing

The course provides an understanding of and practice in grant proposal writing for non-profits, foundations, and government agencies. Our online structured proposal writing course will show you how to write a proposal that gets funded. These distance learning course will teach you to prepare grants proposal effectively and find the best funding sources for your projects and non-profit. For more information and course outline, please visit:…

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Added by Prince Devison on March 18, 2014 at 2:15am — No Comments

MARDI GRAS IN NEW ORLEANS: KEEPING THE COMMONS COMMON

 

By Beverly Bell

March 4, 2014

 

Today, as on every Mardi Gras Day, New Orleans is in the midst of full-on mayhem. Depending on when on Fat Tuesday you are reading this, the Zulu and Rex parades are either lining up at their staging sites or rolling down the streets amongst crazed revelers. Mardi Gras Indian tribes in their feather-and-bead suits have been out since dawn, chanting and singing between their stops at…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on March 4, 2014 at 11:37am — No Comments

Final Call for Applications: Online Certificate Course on Gender and Development Training - 2014 Edition

Online Certificate Course on Gender and Development Training

6th February – 21st March 2014

Deadline for applications: 5th February 2014

Fee: US$300.- due by 6th February 2014

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Added by Prince Devison on January 28, 2014 at 11:06pm — No Comments

Online Advance Certificate Course on Project Management - 2014 Edition

Advanced Certificate Course on Project Management

20th February – 4th April 2014

Deadline for applications: 17th February 2014

Fee: US$300.- due by 19th February 2014…

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Added by Prince Devison on January 28, 2014 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Austin Community College Interview of David J. Smith, editor of Peacebuilding in Community Colleges

http://davidjsmithconsulting.com/2013/12/19/interview-at-austin-community-college-november-21-2013/

In this 21 minute interview David Smith discusses his book and the need to promote peacebuilding and conflict resolution in community colleges

Added by David J. Smith on December 28, 2013 at 8:30pm — No Comments

Summer Peacebuilding Institute - Check out our 2014 schedule of courses and apply now

Interested in:

  • Gaining new skills or knowledge in addressing conflict and building peace? 
  • Enhancing already existing skills?
  • Sharing stories and experiences with people from more than 30 countries? 

Join us at the…

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Added by William Goldberg on October 23, 2013 at 11:44am — No Comments

3 Ways to Build Your Brand With Your Social Media Community

By TJ Thormander, Director of Communications at TechChange.org

As TechChange approaches 10K followers on Twitter and 5K Facebook likes, I am taking a step back to understand how we created a…

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Added by TechChange on October 11, 2013 at 12:20pm — No Comments

“THE REVOLUTION IS GOING TO BE FOUGHT WITH THE HOE” AGRICULTURE AND ENVIRONMENT IN NEW MEXICO

 

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

Part 20 of the Harvesting Justice series

Spring cleaning of the acequia that irrigates Sol Feliz farm. Acequias are a traditional irrigation system used through much of New Mexico, and managed democratically…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on June 24, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments

“The Awakening That’s Happening”: Local, Sustainable Food

Harvesting greens at Next Barn Over Farm in Hadley, Massachusetts. CSA members visit the farm weekly from June to October to pick up their share of the harvest. Photo: Tory Field.

 

“People are realizing that we can’t rely on the industrial food system…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on June 12, 2013 at 2:04pm — No Comments

A hatefilled Society, fueling Terrorism

Does society make it difficult for a survivor of political violence to stand up for Peace?

Earlier this year The Foundation for Peace held a number of events to mark not only 20 years since the tragic events which led to its creation, but also to celebrate the 20 years of working for Peace; and how we can look forward  to building a more peaceful future.  One of the events was a conference called ‘The cost of Peace’ among the speakers was Jason McCure, and a quote…

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Added by Lisa French on May 29, 2013 at 12:19pm — 4 Comments

Bringing the Food Home: Local Food and Agriculture Systems

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

Part 16 of the Harvesting Justice series

In Western Massachusetts on a sunny winter day, a farmers’ market was taking place in the entryway of an elementary school. The smell was a mix of apple cider, homemade donuts, and gymnasium. Long rows of tables were heavy with piles of root vegetables, hardy apples, fresh pies, pasture-raised lamb, honey…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on May 27, 2013 at 10:53am — No Comments

Conflict Resolution is a Choice; Let it be Yours

The Association for Conflict Resolution (ACR) is delighted to announce a new series of press releases dedicated to public education about healthy conflict resolution in our families, our communities, our workplaces and our…

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Added by Association For Conflict Resolut on April 23, 2013 at 9:51am — 1 Comment

The Génocidaires: Rethinking Justice

Genocide is a crime and like any other crime it contains two parties: the perpetrators and the victims. When the story of a crime is told, it is the victim’s narrative that is remembered. Even now, 18 years after the genocide, the atrocities that were committed and the impact the have on the victims both in the past and in the present remains at the forefront of most discussions. Knowing these stories is tremendously important to the reconciliation process, to the memorialization process,…

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Added by Jolene Hansell on March 12, 2013 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Women's Work: Gender and the Global Food System

In the Mexican state of Chihuahua, Rarámuri women choose corn to save for next year’s planting. They just finished participating in a farmer-to-farmer workshop on seed selection. Photo © David Lauer.

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

“We, women from more than 40 countries, from different indigenous peoples of Africa, the Americas, Europe, Asia and Oceania, have gathered together to…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on March 4, 2013 at 2:17pm — No Comments

Harvesting Justice: Transforming the Global Food Supply Chain - Food Sovereignty

The impact of the North American Free Trade Agreement has been devastating to Mexican farmers. In 2008, farmers’ organizations drove their tractors on the route Pancho Villa took during the 1910 revolution, traveling from the U.S. border to Mexico City as part of the “Without corn there…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on February 14, 2013 at 4:23pm — No Comments

Europe's Best Recycling and Prevention Program

By Cecilia Allen and the Global Alliance for Incinerator Alternatives



“Environmental Possibilities: Zero Waste” features new ways of thinking, acting, and shaping government policy that are circling the globe. Each week, we highlight a success story in the zero waste movement, excerpted from the report On the Road to Zero Waste: Successes and Lessons from Around the…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on December 24, 2012 at 3:03pm — No Comments

YOU CAN’T EVER STOP BEING VIGILANT: THE ROLE OF ALTERNATIVE MEDIA IN PROTECTING DEMOCRACY

By Beverly Bell

September 5, 2012



Beverly Bell interviews Leslie Thatcher, content relations editor at Truthout, one of a number of independent, non-commercial news sites that offer an alternative to corporate-controlled media. In a world where corporations are considered persons and a few individuals are funding the lion’s share of the presidential elections, independent media is critical to keeping citizens informed and motivated defenders of…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on September 5, 2012 at 12:18pm — 1 Comment

Community Visioning Initiatives or General Elections?

Which citizen participation/problem solving process has the better cost/benefit ratio for problem solving on a scale most of us have never known before?

 

 

Introduction

 

We live in a time of unprecedented opportunities, in many ways created by the expansion of the Internet, and by electronic devices, communication satellites, etc which make it possible for information, knowledge and wisdom to be passed quickly to a broad range of international…

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Added by Stefan Pasti on June 25, 2012 at 7:04pm — No Comments

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