All Blog Posts Tagged 'social' (193)

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

The Network Effect: How the Amani Institute Training in Social Innovation Extends Beyond the Classroom

This story was written by Geraldine Hepp, Community Manager at Amani Institute.

Despite the prevalence of NGO work in Kenya and the rise of Social Entrepreneurship all around the world, someone like Roseline Orwa can still feel like a misfit. Speaking about how participating in the Social Innovation Management class of 2014 at Amani Institute has changed her life, she pulls out a puzzle piece from her wallet – a piece of a jigsaw…

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Added by Roshan on November 14, 2014 at 8:28pm — No Comments

Towards Standardized Hashtags in Disaster Response

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if all public social media messages in a disaster would come with a flag that identifies them as relevant? The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is trying to pave the way for that with the brand new …

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Added by TechChange on November 13, 2014 at 4:00am — No Comments

Pandemics and Conflict

While pandemic and conflict each garner world headlines, the potential link between the two is far less covered.  We have not yet seen pandemic fueling conflict, and vice versa, but clear causal mechanisms exist in the right conditions.  The spectre of ebola -- or a more contagious -- disease fueling strife in societies from Nigeria to Pakistan is clear and compelling.  The linkage and the conditions under…

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Added by Jessica Wattman on October 31, 2014 at 4:55pm — No Comments

The Urgent Need for a Global Fund for Reporting

A longer version of the following appeared in The Essential Edge: Whatever Happened to Foreign Reporting?  This article is based on my editorial in Le News, the English-language fortnightly for the Lake Geneva Region in Switzerland of which I am editor. As a long time foreign correspondent covering humanitarian, conflict and media issues, I am deeply concerned by the…

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Added by Edward Girardet on October 23, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

New eBook Details Seoul’s Sharing City Project

Seoul Plaza (Wikipedia)…


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Added by Dr Robert Muller on October 19, 2014 at 9:20am — No Comments

ON WORLD DAY OF FOOD SOVEREIGNTY, STRUGGLING FOR LAND IN BRAZIL

Families in a Landless Workers Movement squatter encampment, hoping to win legal title to the land. Photo: Andy Lin.

October 14, 2014



By Beverly Bell



October 16 is World Food Day. To ensure that there is food for the world, and that it is not…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on October 15, 2014 at 12:42pm — No Comments

Guide to Apps for Social Change

GUIDE TO APPS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE



Dear Colleagues,



One of the main goals of this site is to help practitioners, students, and scholars network, connect, and share best resources. This guide will look at some of the key issues and considerations around using apps in peace and development work, as well as offer some examples of how they are being used.  An…

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Added by Valerie Oliphant on October 14, 2014 at 6:33am — 4 Comments

When Social Media Broadcasts Both Peace and Conflict

How can social media help peacebuilders in an information environment? What does the ‪#‎NotInMyName‬ campaign…

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Added by TechChange on September 30, 2014 at 11:29am — No Comments

The Role of Ethics in Using ICTs for Peacebuilding

TechChange COO Chris Neu is fond of pointing out that in social change, technology is only 10% of the equation while the rest is about the humans using that technology. That 10% is a…

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Added by TechChange on September 23, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Tech for Conflict Management & Peacebuilding online course (Discount available for PCDN members)

Course date: October 6 - October 31 

TC109: …

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Added by TechChange on September 23, 2014 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Conflict Management and Peacebuilding in the Digital Age

"The Internet and new technologies are increasingly influencing not only the way people respond to and recover from conflicts, but also the way they further engage in conflict transformation and peacebuilding. Part of creating communities that can advance peacebuilding is…

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Added by TechChange on August 19, 2014 at 1:14pm — No Comments

THE RICHES OF NATURE V. PRIVATE PROPERTY: AN INTERVIEW WITH GERARDO CERDAS

By Beverly Bell



July 1, 2014



Gerardo Cerdas with the next generation of humanity. 

 

Gerardo Cerdas is coordinator of the Latin American- and Caribbean-wide social movement…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on July 1, 2014 at 1:07pm — No Comments

RAISING HOPE ACROSS BORDERS: TRANSNATIONAL SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND POWER

 An interview with Gerardo Cerdas by Beverly Bell

 

June 17, 2014

 

Last gathering of the cross-border Cry of the Excluded movement, in indigenous lands in Honduras,…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on June 17, 2014 at 12:11pm — No Comments

What Does Global Social Media Mean for Social Change Campaigns?

In the last decade, social media has spread quickly across the world and has grown not just in terms of users on popular platforms, but also in terms of new niche platforms tailored for specific populations.

To read the entire blog post on the global diversity of social media,…

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Added by TechChange on June 12, 2014 at 3:54pm — 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…

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

Peace Twitterati

The Peace Twitterati is a list of the top 60 movers and shakers who are talking about peace in less than 140 characters. http://www.visionofhumanity.org/#/page/news/909 ;

See the Peace Twitterati for the full list. 

If you’re not well versed in Twitter language, Twitterati refers to the Tweet elite, those whose feeds attract thousands…

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Added by Institute for Economics & Peace on May 25, 2014 at 11:41pm — No Comments

Games for Change Seek to Connect Dots Towards Peace

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

In societies riven by conflict, Asi Burak hopes to pick up where inadequate education and news reports leave off. The award-winning…

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Added by Viola Gienger on May 23, 2014 at 6:00pm — No Comments

SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND POWER: CHANGE FROM BELOW IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

An Interview with Pedro Franco

By Beverly Bell

 

May 20, 2014

 

"Easy tasks are not for people who want to create change." - Pedro Franco. Photo: Beverly…

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Added by Deepa Panchang on May 22, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

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