On February 24th at Mobile World Congress, the Mobile Money for the Unbanked team will release the results of the 2013 State of the Industry Report. This report underscores the critical role of…Continue
Conflict and violence have been the most important factors obstructing progress on the Millennium Development Goals to date. Countries that have recently experienced major violence have higher…Continue
GUIDE TO APPS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
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…
A little over a year ago, I was frantically packing all my belongings into a storage unit in SE DC, preparing to spend a year in Nigeria on a Boren Fellowship to study Yoruba language and work with Search for Common Ground’s Nigeria Office.
At the time, I had just completed the first year of my MA in Conflict Resolution at Georgetown University, and felt that a year of field experience would greatly enhance my insight into the peacebuilding world. Side tangent- If you are thinking…Continue
Volunteering is one of the top 10 New Year’s resolutions every year. Over the 2.5 years that I have been a member of PCDN, I have been endlessly impressed with the community- our commitment to peace is inspiring and seeing so many people working towards a common goal keeps me motivated in my work and life. …Continue
“They do surgery in the Capitol, to make people appear younger and thinner. In District 12, looking old is something of an achievement since so many people die early. You see an elder person, you want to congratulate them on their longevity, ask the secret of survival. A plump person is envied because they aren’t scraping by like the majority of us. But here it is different. Wrinkles aren’t desirable. A round belly isn’t a sign of success.” - from The Hunger Games, first…