All Blog Posts Tagged 'development' (629)

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

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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…


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…


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…


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…


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.”…


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

Money Does Grow on Trees in One Peruvian Town


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…


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: …


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…


Added by Other Worlds 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…


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


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…


Added by Other Worlds 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…


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




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,…


Added by Other Worlds on May 23, 2013 at 10:55am — No Comments

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

“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…


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…


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

Fellowships available for Local Economic Development training

The Netherlands organisation for international cooperation in higher education (NUFFIC) offers the opportunity to apply for a fellowship for our Local Economic Development course, as part of the Netherlands Fellowship Programme (NFP) for short courses. The deadline for application is 7 May 2013!

This training will be organised from 11 to 22 November 2013 by The Hague Academy for Local Governance in The Hague, The Netherlands. It focuses on strengthening the…


Added by The Hague Academy on March 12, 2013 at 10:37am — No Comments

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,…


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

Resilience As A Framework for Post-Conflict Reconciliation

In the past half-century, Cambodia has been a victim of the horrors of a war, the exact account of which is unknown in many corners of the world. The accounts of the Rwandan Genocide, the Holocaust, and even the Bosnian Genocide are the stories that come to mind immediately when one think about genocide. The atrocities committed in Cambodia under the Pol Pot regime (1975 to 1979) and the ensuring civil wars both pre-1975 and post-1979 are appalling. Nearly 25% of the Cambodia population…


Added by Jolene Hansell on February 5, 2013 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Generations for Peace Fellowship - PLAY SOCCER Training Ghana

This past week I was able to observe and assist in the PLAY SOCCER Ghana training of trainers. The training took place at the Cape Coast Football for Hope Center which was donated by FIFA. There were over 30 coaches and volunteers in attendance as well as staff from the Football for Hope Center. Kelsey Moore led the training with my assistance where it could be given. The training was a way to bring all the sites together from all over Ghana and reinforce the curriculum that PLAY SOCCER…


Added by Patricia Hester on December 6, 2012 at 4:44pm — No Comments

New Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan and the Region Information Portal is up

The editors of the 4th Essential Field Guide to Afghanistan and the Region have just published their new information portal that will not only help update future editions of the Afghan handbook - to be published later this year - but also to serve as an critical internet magazine. Portions of the 4th edition of the EFGA are already online, but we're also seeking insightful and well-written…


Added by Edward Girardet on November 12, 2012 at 4:41pm — No Comments

How many times must the cannonballs fly?

Ban the bombs…all of them.

Nuclear weapons:  The United States is the only nation in the world that has dropped atomic weapons onto a civilian population. Right now it has a stockpile of about 5,000 nuclear weapons, many of which can be launched within 15 minutes.



Added by Kathleen Malley-Morrison on August 10, 2012 at 11:47pm — 5 Comments

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