All Blog Posts Tagged 'development' (615)

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

Guide to Storytelling

Stories matter to people, and when you get one that really hits, it’s incredibly powerful – irresistible even.

Americans alone spent over 34 billion dollars to watch movies in 2010. 

Story is about connection.

Stories are containers—holding experiences, history, and values.…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on February 18, 2014 at 9:26am — No Comments

Infographic: The Mobiles for International Development Landscape

Check out the latest infographic by TechChange on some of the mobile products and tools we've…

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Added by TechChange on January 29, 2014 at 11:36am — 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

APPLY NOW: Last chance to enroll in Mobiles for International Development online certificate course (Jan. 13 to Feb 7)

Hello PCDN community,

We're in the final days you can sign up for Mobiles for International Development, TechChange's highly popular online certificate course that has been featured in the…

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Added by TechChange on January 28, 2014 at 2:50pm — No Comments

APPLY NOW: Last chance to enroll in Mobiles for International Development online certificate course (Feb 10 - Mar 7)

Hello PCDN community,

We're in the final days you can sign up for Mobiles for International Development, TechChange's highly popular online certificate course that has been featured in the…

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Added by TechChange on January 28, 2014 at 2:30pm — No Comments

The 2014 (4th edition) of the Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan is out!

The fully-revised 2014 (4th edition) of the Crosslines Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan (EFGA) is now out electronically with the print edition available in the next few weeks. The print edition will be launched over the next two months in Geneva, London and New York with panel…

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Added by Edward Girardet on January 18, 2014 at 6:41pm — No Comments

Foreign Aid, Bad Driving, and Other Tales of Woe

An Australian colleague once told me a story of watching two cars collide in an otherwise empty car park early one Sunday morning. The drivers, unknown to one another, shared only one goal of finding a parking space among an abundance of free spaces, yet somehow they managed to run into one another. Abundance…

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Added by Alan Tidwell on November 24, 2013 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

Navigating the Rise of Sunni-Shia Violent Sectarianism

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the web site, click here.

By Qamar-ul Huda

Sectarianism and extremist violence between…

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Added by Viola Gienger on November 18, 2013 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Vulnerable youth in fragile states: Targeting may be the key.

Many policy-makers consider the African youth population an asset, a “demographic dividend;” but as with any asset, it only yields dividend if one invests properly and create the optimum conditions. These conditions are far from being the reality in many countries in Africa, in particularly “fragile states.”…

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Added by Joseph N Sany on October 11, 2013 at 12:20pm — No Comments

Money Does Grow on Trees in One Peruvian Town

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Tessa Farnsworth Curry

How Forestry Has Transformed a Small Farm Town in Peru

The Andes Mountains, the largest mountain range in the world, are home to 32% of Peru’s population, many of which rank among the poorest communities in the country. The struggle to keep crops and livestock alive in the harsh conditions brings many to either leave for hope of a better life in the city (which often fails to provide relief due to the…

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Added by Dowser on October 10, 2013 at 5:35am — No Comments

Livestream event: Social Practice of Human Rights, Oct 4-5

On October 4-5, the University of Dayton will host The Social Practice of Human Rights: Charting the Frontiers of Research and Advocacy, an important conference that brings together scholars and practitioners from the human rights community.

Now you can participate from anywhere in the world via our livestream: …

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Added by Joel R. Pruce on October 2, 2013 at 10:06am — No Comments

The Ancestral Values We Inherited: Protecting Indigenous Water, Land, and Culture in Mexico

By Tory Field and Beverly Bell

 

An interview with Saúl Atanasio Roque Morales.

  Saúl Atanasio Roque Morales, second from the left, in Mexico. Photo: Fernanda…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on September 3, 2013 at 1:18pm — No Comments

World Population Day 2013 – A spotlight on adolescent pregnancy

Thursday marked World Population Day 2013, the annual event spearheaded by the UN which seeks to raise awareness about population issues. This year’s theme focused on adolescent pregnancy which Dr Babatunde Osotimehin, Executive Director of UNFPA, the United Nations Population fund was keen to expand upon.

Speaking with Dr Osotimehin, he says ardently: “The facts speak for themselves, around 16 million girls between the ages of 16 to 19…

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Added by Dr Sima Barmania BMdsci MBBS MPH on July 14, 2013 at 3:41am — No Comments

FACING OFF: THE INTEGRATION OF CAPITAL V. THE INTEGRATION OF PEOPLES IN THE AMERICAS

from a speech by João Pedro Stédile,

Co-coordinator of the Landless Workers Movement of Brazil

Edited by Beverly Bell

João Pedro Stédile, second from left, speaks to the Peasant Movement of Papay in Haiti. Photo: Beverly…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on May 30, 2013 at 12:17pm — No Comments

Invitation to 2013 Global Peace Index Release Events in Washington and New York

The Institute for Economics and Peace invites you to join us at events in Washington, D.C. and New York City as we discuss the results of the seventh annual Global Peace Index, the Positive Peace Index, and the global economic impact of peace:

Peace and Resilience: Assessing State Vulnerability to Conflict

Tuesday, June 11

1:00 – 2:30pm

Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.

Panel (*in development*)

Robert Lamb, Director and Senior…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on May 28, 2013 at 4:16pm — No Comments

JOBS AND JUSTICE: RAISING THE FLOOR ON WORKER RIGHTS AND WAGES IN HAITI

 

 

by Beverly Bell, Alexis Erkert, and Deepa Panchang

May 23, 2013

  Garment assembly workers in Caracol, Haiti's newest free trade zone.

Credit: Joris Willems,…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on May 23, 2013 at 10:55am — No Comments

'Haiti is Freedom,' My Friend Told Me. That Was News To Me. - Cross Posted from usip.org

“Haiti is freedom” was my friend Sabina’s answer, when I asked her why she loves it there. We were walking under palm trees, returning from a festival organized by a youth center in the coastal city of Jacmel



Sabina, originally from New Jersey, now lives in Haiti working on an initiative to identify successes in locally-driven…

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Added by Amanda Munroe on April 10, 2013 at 1:31pm — No Comments

An Alternative Journalism: Re-engaging with one's readers with quality content

The following article was published on The Essential Edge and The Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan and the Region. The author looks forward to any comments on how we can improve the…

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Added by Edward Girardet on March 21, 2013 at 5:51am — No Comments

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