All Blog Posts Tagged 'humanitarian' (45)

The United Nations: More consultants, fewer rights

http://http://lenews.ch/2014/11/20/the-united-nations-more-consultants-fewer-rights/#comment-466 This piece in Le News, the Lake Geneva English-language newspaper, has been provoking an unusual response, plus numerous comments. My question is whether the United Nations can afford to have such divisions within its own system, thus provoking discontent and…

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Added by Edward Girardet on November 23, 2014 at 6:09pm — No Comments

How Maps Help Fight Ebola

When considering the best tools and skills to respond to the Ebola crisis in…

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Added by TechChange on November 21, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments

Using Mobile Technology to Better Prepare, Communicate, and Keep Informed during Emergencies

The United States, like many societies, has become increasingly attached and sometimes dependent upon mobile technology and smartphones. Knowing this, how can we use this technology to stay better informed, to communicate better, establish better emergency planning, and stay calmer…

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Added by TechChange on November 19, 2014 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Syrian Opposition Leader Jarba Appeals for U.S. Understanding, Weapons

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

By Viola Gienger

Syrian Opposition Coalition leader Ahmad Jarba, giving his first official address in the U.S., appealed for Americans to understand the movement's fight for "dignity," and for the Obama administration to…

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Added by Viola Gienger on May 7, 2014 at 7:31pm — No Comments

5 Reasons You Can’t Miss Forum 2014

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.



I hope…

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Added by Jeanne Paradis on April 24, 2014 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

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

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

Drones for peace-keeping and humanitarian operations?

Dear all,

 

I very much would like to invite you to read my article "Drone technology: the humanitarian potential", published today in Open Security.

 

More questions than answers, of course. Debate welcome!

Added by Mabel Gonzalez Bustelo on October 4, 2013 at 7:34am — No Comments

New Pinterest Board - Syria: In War

Check out my new Pinterest board focusing on the conflict in Syria.…

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Added by Jesus Campos-Hernandez on June 10, 2013 at 4:20pm — 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

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 www.efgafghan.com 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…

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

World Humanitarian Day: Diasporas for peace-building

Here's a thought provoking blog post from Migration4Development.org's Jo Irvine to coincide with World Humanitarian Day.  

Enjoy!

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World Humanitarian Day: Diasporas for peace-building…

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Added by Jeff Thompson on August 20, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

“Waiting for Helicopters”? Cholera, Prejudice, and the Right to Water in Haiti (Part II)

by Deepa Panchang

June 29, 2012

“Where you stand,” goes an old Haitian proverb, “depends on where you sit.” This article, the second in a series, will examine aid workers’ stereotypes and prejudices about residents of displacement camps in post-earthquake Haiti, stemming from acute disconnect between NGOs…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on June 30, 2012 at 3:40pm — 1 Comment

Withholding Water: Cholera, Prejudice, and the Right to Water in Haiti - Part I

By Deepa Panchang

May 31, 2012

“Cholera is something they sent,” says graffiti on Port-au-Prince walls, “to finish killing off the rest of us.”

Scientists have shown that the cholera pathogen came to Haiti with foreign UN troops who carried the bacteria in their bodies, and…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on May 31, 2012 at 10:57am — No Comments

Bigger than Kony: An Open Discussion

Sharing a link to my storify-ed livetweets from last night's panel discussion on foreign policy and humanitarian aid efforts in Uganda and the Congo in response to the international media attention garnered by Invisible Children’s KONY 2012 campaign. Panelists included Maurice Carney of Friends of the Congo, Milton Allimadi of …

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 14, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Kony 2012 and the Failed Fantasy of Firepower in Libya, Syria, Uganda...

Here's an article I wrote in response to the argument of needing to fight fire with fire in Syria, Uganda, etc. Appealing as firepower may be, history shows that approach fails to ease civilian suffering most of the time.... often causing greater violence, prolonged instability and lessening chances for democracy.…

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Added by LisaSchirch on March 12, 2012 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Summer Peacebuilding Institute 2012 in Harrisonburg, VA

There’s still time to apply to the 2012 Summer Peacebuilding Institute (SPI). Come take from one to four courses in development, humanitarian assistance,…

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Added by William Goldberg on March 6, 2012 at 1:36pm — No Comments

This Week in the World of Conflict... February 20th-27th, 2012.

  • I ask readers interested in peace and conflict to join the Peace and Collaborative Development Network and donate to help keep them alive, if possible. The network is a great place to meet others working in the field, browse job openings, read great blog entries and learn where to find other conflict resources.
  • The International Centre on Nonviolent Conflict is…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on February 27, 2012 at 6:58pm — No Comments

This Week in The World of Conflict... December 12th-19th, 2011.

  • Fatima Bensouda was formally elected as chief prosecutor for the International Criminal Court on Monday. Bensouda was the only candidate running for the election and will take over from Luis Moreno-Ocampo in June.
  • The UNDP has released its 2011 Human Development Report. This report projects a…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on December 20, 2011 at 12:38am — No Comments

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