All Blog Posts Tagged 'development' (654)

Understanding Technology in the Context of Social Good: Reflections on the Social Good Summit

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…


Added by Maha Hilal on September 22, 2014 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

What the Data Revolution Means for Global Development and M&E

Much like how the data revolution has sparked innovative software for the private sector, technological innovation for M&E is beginning in international development. …


Added by TechChange on September 11, 2014 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Story of a lady bike rider and women development: Organizers should go to the roots

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…


Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on September 2, 2014 at 1:32am — No Comments

Governance Gaps in Rural Water Access

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. …


Added by Jami Nunez on August 12, 2014 at 4:39pm — No Comments

What Are Your Peace & Development Organizations Doing About Ukraine and Gaza?

Dear Colleagues:

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…


Added by Rey T on July 24, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

A Colombian Peacebuilder Watching the World Cup

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…


Added by Catalina Rojas on July 14, 2014 at 5:29pm — 1 Comment

Calling Geneva-based NGOs! Register to attend the Civil Society Meeting on Reducing Armed Violence to Promote Peace & Development | 10 July

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…


Added by Global Alliance Armed Violence on July 3, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Afghanistan: How to Oversee Aid in Uncertain Times

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Colin Cookman

Last weekend, as many as 7 million Afghan voters are reported to have defied skeptics and …


Added by Viola Gienger on June 23, 2014 at 7:53pm — No Comments

New Article by Dr. Rey Ty & Co-Author A.A., Economic Crisis, War, Humor, and Lessons from Shakespeare

Dear Colleagues,
 This article might be of interest to many PCDN members. Comments are welcome.


Dr. Rey Ty

Rey Ty and A. A. (2014 May). Economic Crisis, War, Humor, and Lessons from Shakespeare. US-China Education Review, 4(5), 289-297.…


Added by Rey T on June 12, 2014 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Incarcerated youth: creating space for community and healing

This blog entry is cross-posted from


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…


Added by Danielle Ancin on June 12, 2014 at 4:11pm — No Comments

Logos and egos; barriers to collaboration

PCDN staff are very pleased to be attending Interaction's 2014 forum this wek (see one of the leading events in in the international development community. We will be blogging and…


Added by Craig Zelizer on June 11, 2014 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Reflections on the 2014 Interaction Forum

I'm attending the 2014 Interaction Forum. THE biggest forum for development/aid practitioners in the world. I'm quite humbled to be in a packed room in a plenary session on drivers for change, how to make a different. It's a dynamic conversation of three dynamic speakers moderated expertly. Having been more than two decades in this business I found hard to get engaged and learn "new things". How to make this not just another event and avoid tuning out to recycled ideas.

One of the… Continue

Added by Catalina Rojas on June 11, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments

Civil society applications are open for the Geneva Declaration Regional Review Conference for Europe, the Caucasus & Central Asia

The Geneva Declaration Secretariat, in collaboration with the Global Alliance on Armed Violence (GAAV)…


Added by Global Alliance Armed Violence on June 2, 2014 at 10:04pm — No Comments

ENROLL NOW: Social Media for Social Change online certificate course (June 16 - July 11, 2014)

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…


Added by TechChange on June 2, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments

Powering Up for Peace: Technology Startup Wins USIP Award

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. You can view this post on the USIP web site here.

By Anand Varghese

A small technology startup that aims big – aiding hundreds of millions of Africans who don’t have access to…


Added by Viola Gienger on May 22, 2014 at 3:51pm — No Comments

Mapping for International Development online course (May 26 - June 21, 2014)

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…


Added by TechChange on May 19, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Pakistan’s New Government Seeks Exit from Economic Malaise

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…


Added by Viola Gienger on April 15, 2014 at 5:07pm — 1 Comment

ENROLL NOW: mHealth - Mobile Phones for Public Health online certificate course (31 March - 25 April)

Hi PCDN community,

TechChange is launching our 4th round of our popular online course,…


Added by TechChange on March 25, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Calling all Budding Peacemakers

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.

Over the…


Added by Pax Populi on March 20, 2014 at 3:43pm — No Comments

Think Local: Making Mining Work in Liberia

This post was written by Morgan Ashenfelter, a Building Markets employee and author of an award-winning case study, Finding Needles in a Haystack: Breaking Down Information Barriers Between Buyers and Suppliers in Developing Economies.…


Added by Building Markets on March 19, 2014 at 2:34pm — No Comments

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