3D printing is primed to change our physical world. As 3D printers become more sophisticated and affordable and a number of patents expire, their potential to assist in response to global development and humanitarian challenges increases dramatically. Already 3D printers have been used to print low-cost soft-tissue prosthetics and medical supplies like customized…Continue
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By Beverly Bell
March 5, 2013
Three years after the deadly earthquake in Haiti, what has become of the commitments made on Red Cross billboards, the promises from telethon hosts, the…Continue
This training course is developed by The Hague Academy for Local Governance and The Hague Institute for Global Justice and will be held from 27 May to 7 June 2013 in The Hague, The Netherlands.
In this two-week course the following questions will be addressed: How can basic services be strengthened and economic opportunities be created in a conflict-sensitive manner? And how can local actors contribute to social cohesion, security and conflict-prevention? During the course, we distill…Continue
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I am pleased to share the launch of INSCT’s new Postconflict Research Database: an online research tool for scholars, policymakers, and professionals working in the inter-disciplinary fields of postconflict stabilization, reconstruction, and peacebuilding. Created to address growing research and knowledge management challenges, the database stores and retrieves cross-indexed bibliographic information…
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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…Continue
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…Continue
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A friend of mine once said "Washington's not a city, it's a campus." What he meant is that on any given day you can find several, and often a lot, of free lectures, debates and seminars. You almost trip over people willing to tell you about their latest project, research or analysis. If you’re in to learning, it’s very satisfying.
Yesterday I attended a session entitled “Harnessing Natural Resources for Peacebuilding: Lessons from U.S. and Japanese Assistance” hosted by the Woodrow…Continue
In my professional opinion as a reconstruction expert, I fully support the Obama Administration with their bold move to withdraw 10,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of this year, and all 33,000 surge troops by September 2012.
If America had unlimited resources, time, and funding it would be ideal to continue rebuilding Afghanistan.
But, the reality is that the American, and global, economy are largely dictating the direction of the mission activities in…Continue
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Reconstruction is one of the most complex topics to tackle in thinking about the aftermath of the American Civil War. At the end of the war many recognized that the South would have to be remade both socially and economically. What this new South would be was a matter of considerable debate around the country. Unlike today there were very few examples to follow; no international standards existed. Today, however, guidelines do exist. For example, the Organisation of Economic Cooperation…Continue
Life in Postwar Northern Uganda
the story of one village
by john otim
With a little help from a Maryland NGO www.ochanalliance.org/ a war shattered community returns home from years of desolation in internal refugee camps and slowly starts to build a new life. Read the story:
We left the city of Kampala late. We crossed the Nile at sunset at the Karuma Bridge. Here the mighty River is a raging torrent…
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