Social good can be pursued through many different avenues. One such avenue, is through technology. In the context of today's Social Good Summit, technology was a theme that was interwoven throughout the day's talks. However, an important nuance that the Summit did not address was the distinction between technology as a tool in raising awareness, technology as a tool of empowerment, and technology for social justice.
In this regard, a myriad of issues from child marriage to…
Much like how the data revolution has sparked innovative software for the private sector, technological innovation for M&E is beginning in international development. …Continue
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Every morning one lady bike rider passes me when my bus gets stuck in the jam on the way to my office. She goes ahead to her destination by driving her Scooty easily and naturally on the wide and narrow spaces on the road as like as a man. Every day when I see her I give her a salute and admire her courage because it is Bangladesh, a moderate Islamic country by the constitution, where a big part of the people do not support from their mind to let the women go out from home for working…Continue
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Over the past three years of doing research in the Peruvian Amazon, I have seen first hand the advances in access to drinking water in rural areas, as well as the substantial obstacles that continue to exist. This blog explores the challenges ahead in rural water access, especially given the possibility of a new post-2015 goal of universal access. …Continue
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All of us who are members of PCDN are by nature working for peace and cooperative development (PCD) one way or the other. That should go without saying. My question is: What are you as an individual and the PCD organizations or institutions with which you are affiliated doing specifically about (1) the current armed conflict in Ukraine and (2) the armed conflict between Gaza and Israel?
Looking forward to your sharing of information.Thank you very…Continue
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It's finally over. It brought us tears, smiles, hugs and much much more. In my case, as a peacebuilder, teacher, mum, I couldn't help to read and listen to the news of social unrest in Brasil. The 250k evictions, the calls to stop this unimaginable expensive investment in infrastructure that is not even remotely relevant for the economically disadvantaged of Brasil. As a Colombian, I grew up with memories of Naranjito 82 (I was 9 and the time) and grew up watching Colombian score 5-0…Continue
In Geneva, Switzerland on 10 July, the Global Alliance on Armed Violence (GAAV), in partnerships with the Geneva Declaration Secretariat and Small Arms Survey (SAS) will host a half-day workshop, Civil Society Meeting on Reducing Armed Violence to Promote Peace & Development.
This event is open to civil society organisations (CSOs) present in Geneva and CSOs attending the…Continue
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By Colin Cookman
Last weekend, as many as 7 million Afghan voters are reported to have defied skeptics and …Continue
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Rey Ty and A. A. (2014 May). Economic Crisis, War, Humor, and Lessons from Shakespeare. US-China Education Review, 4(5), 289-297.…Continue
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This blog entry is cross-posted from http://dynamicmindfulness.org/building-community-juvenile-hall/
Every six months, Niroga Institute conducts three day-long yoga retreats in Juvenile Hall, where we teach 14 weekly classes in trauma-informed yoga and stress management. It’s a day of deepening our practice, building community, sharing food and experiences, and having fun. We…Continue
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PCDN staff are very pleased to be attending Interaction's 2014 forum this wek (see interaction.org) one of the leading events in in the international development community. We will be blogging and…Continue
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The Geneva Declaration Secretariat, in collaboration with the Global Alliance on Armed Violence (GAAV)…
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Hello PCDN Community,
How can you use social media tools to create social change? The upcoming Social Media for Social Change online course which begins in 2 weeks on June 16. Make sure to apply as soon as possible and use the discount code, SOCIALPCDN before this…Continue
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By Anand Varghese
A small technology startup that aims big – aiding hundreds of millions of Africans who don’t have access to…Continue
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Hello PCDN Community,
How could you be better visualize your global projects with digital mapping tools?
This week is the last week to enroll in our upcoming Mapping for International Development course which begins in 1 week on May 26. Make sure to apply as soon as possible and…Continue
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InterAction’s Forum is the place global change leaders and practitioners from all sectors come together to innovate and partner for greater global impact. This year, as InterAction celebrates its 30th anniversary and the progress we have made as civil society and partners over the last three decades, we look forward to co-creating our shared vision for the next 30 years – with you.
From the U.S. Institute of Peace. You can also view thisarticleon the USIP web site.
By Viola Gienger
Pakistan Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar wrapped up a round of road shows for international investors recently as the country returns to the bond markets after a multi-year hiatus. During an appearance at the…Continue
Hi PCDN community,
TechChange is launching our 4th round of our popular online course,…
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Are You Fluent In English and Want To Be A Peacebuilder?
If Yes Then We Have A Job For You
Pax Populi is a people-to-people peacemaking initiative who since 2010 have been operating a tutoring program through which fluent English speakers engage in online conservations with students in Afghanistan with the aim of building the students English communication skills.
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