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What is the Role of Culture in Development?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Sofia Giranda Oct 15, 2010. 1 Reply

Well colleagues,  Yes, there goes the question... What is the Role of Culture in Development?I have come across three major schools of thought on this particular question...(1) Some say that culture…Continue


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Please list the countries and/or regions in which you (or your organization) have direct and significant expertise
Uganda, South Sudan
What is your current country of residence (or location of your organization)?
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Empowering Hands - Uganda as Programme Coordinator, and the Executive Director of Agape Consult, and a MA Student in Conflict Transformation at Gulu University in Uganda.
How many years professional experience do you have ?
Which are your primary sectoral areas of expertise (or the primary sectoral areas of your organization) ?
Alternative Dispute Resolution, Civil Society, Conflict Resolution, Conflict Mainstreaming, Development, Dialogue, DDR, Economics, Gender, Human Rights, Internally Displaced, Humanitarian Relief, Organizational Development, Psychosocial, Refugees, Social Entreprenuership
Which are your primary skills areas(or the primary skill areas of your organization)?
Advocacy, Capacity Building, Fundraising, Monitoring, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Implemenation, Research, Qualitative Skills, Training
What are some of your current areas of research (if any)?
Pluralism and coexistence
Traditional conflict resolution mechanisms

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Re: Peace/ Conflict and International Development MA Program in a reputable university

Posted on November 20, 2010 at 3:11am 5 Comments

Hello Peacemakers.... I am in fervent search for a university with an MA program that combines International Development and peace/ conflict studies. I have been looking through and i am still continuing the search... so if you have any helpful ideas on this, your help is most welcome.

Waiting to hear from you,

Dennis Martins OKWIR

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At 4:30am on April 26, 2011, Nisar Masih said…

Hi Dear Dennis

I am thankful to you for your love and favour with this group.

Hope we shall learn many things from your exprience.



At 2:01pm on January 7, 2011, shyam tosawad said…
Dear friend
"Vasudev kutukbkam" entire world is a family, this was a teaching of our indian culture and traditional.
we created countries, boundaries,religions,cast,race for a genuine reason or a false reasons for any reason.but this the time to realize that we are one and we naturally interconnected with each other ,which we can just realize by watching inhale and exhale of breaths the source is same ,without any discrimination,religion, boundaries, equally for all living life of universe .When we understand this simple thing then we must understand how our and other's life is equally important, valuable ,respectable .we should follow the nature's rule ,non violence .peace ,god has given us a human life not for destruction but for look after the wellbeing of all living life.
At 7:01am on January 4, 2011, Rev.Ishaq Khan Pasha said…
thank you very much send me NEW YEAR greetings.hope in Lord Jesus Christ this year for you God use you His glory name.amen
At 11:04pm on October 17, 2010, Augustine Kiptoo Lambert said…
Congrats for the good work Dennis only few can change the society only the dedicated ones like you.
At 11:20am on October 14, 2010, Lieke said…
Yes, I was at UPEACE! How do you know it? I was in Costa Rica 2009-2010, but now I'm back in the Netherlands working on my thesis.
I'm from the western part of the Netherlands, close to Gouda (where the cheese comes from ;) Living in Utrecht now.
If you want to do a PhD, you could look into what they have in The Hague, or Leiden. Actually there was a PhD position open recently, but I think the deadline has passed:

Good luck!
At 8:42am on October 14, 2010, Lieke said…
Hi Dennis,
Thanks for your message. I've been to the southwestern part of Uganda, it was beautiful! My brother-in-law is from Kampala. Haven't been to the north yet.
In the Netherlands I was doing a MA Conflict Studies & Human Rights at Utrecht University, now I'm finishing my thesis for another MA I did in Costa Rica about Peace Education - much related to the projects you're doing in Uganda I think!
Take care,
At 5:22pm on October 13, 2010, Dan Moody said…
Awesome to meet you
Global Peace Partners, Inc.
At 4:16pm on October 13, 2010, Lieke said…
hi dennis, nice to meet you! uganda is very close to my heart :) good luck with all the great work! best, lieke
At 5:32pm on October 6, 2010, irit hakim-keller said…
hi Dennis,
hank you for your friendship. I have read your profile and l am very impressed.
good luck with everything you'r doing.
At 1:26pm on October 6, 2010, Uchimong Chowdhury said…
Hi Dennis

Many thanks for adding me as friend and I feel proud to be a friend with you. You know, I have keen interest to work in Africa and get to know about the African culture. I think, we can share our views and thoughts through our relationship. Thanks again.

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