All Blog Posts Tagged 'Uganda' (57)

South Sudan Discussion on #The Global Present

Check out the latest collaborative discussion piece on the current situation in South Sudan straight from the authors of #TheGlobalPresent!

http://theglobalpresent.wordpress.com/

Added by Shayna McCready on February 11, 2014 at 4:05pm — No Comments

January 2014 Review

Dear All,

TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during January, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by visiting:

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Added by TransConflict on February 3, 2014 at 8:02am — No Comments

Transforming conflict across borders – the case of Kenya and Uganda

TransConflict is pleased to present a concept for transforming conflict between the Pian, Pokot and Sabiny communities, which primarily results from cattle raiding and often violent competition for scarce pasture and water resources.…

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Added by TransConflict on January 28, 2014 at 1:09pm — No Comments

TransConflict - October 2013 Review

Dear All,

 
Please find below a selection of articles published by TransConflict during October. To read all TransConflict's analysis from throughout the month, please click here.
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Added by TransConflict on November 1, 2013 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Community Peacebuilders Graduate from School Partnering with USIP

From the U.S. Institute of Peace. To view the post on the USIP web site, click here.

By USIP Staff

The first class of students benefitting from a unique partnership between Future Generations Graduate School and the U.S. Institute of Peace (USIP) graduated at a ceremony in Washington, DC, on October 11, a milestone in USIP’s efforts to expand peacebuilding…

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Added by Viola Gienger on October 23, 2013 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Turkmenistan Tennis Champ, "Skategirl" from Peru Advance Women’s Influence

From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the web site, click here.

By Viola Gienger

A national tennis champion from Turkmenistan crafted a program to expose more girls to her sport. In Karachi, Pakistan, one of the city’s only female sports journalists…

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Added by Viola Gienger on October 23, 2013 at 2:25pm — No Comments

The Real Experts

This post on behalf of REPSSI originally appeared on A View from the Cave.

The first and most challenging exercise of the day when I took a seminar from The OpEd Project required me to fill in the following blanks and share with the group:

Hello, my name…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on July 19, 2012 at 7:00am — 4 Comments

When Getting Your Period Means Missing More than Gym Class

Kirsti Shields

United States

Today’s young girls will teach the next generation about puberty, sexuality, and reproductive health. The conspiracy of silence will have been…

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Added by Caroline Anderson on June 27, 2012 at 8:37am — No Comments

TransConflict - April Review

Dear All,

 
Please find below a selection of articles published by TransConflict during April. To read all TransConflict's analysis from throughout the month, please click here.
 
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Added by TransConflict on May 2, 2012 at 9:29am — 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

“With the available resources we had…”

Understanding the organizational dynamics of local, indigenous, community-based groups directly serving vulnerable families is vastly different from the project-based, accountability-by-paper world of the aid industry. While those in the aid system may acknowledge local groups’ resourcefulness in mobilizing local resources, their language and cultural competencies, and responsiveness to communities’ needs, there are challenges in working with local groups that many organizations are not up…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 8, 2012 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Whom do I actually serve?

Andebo Pax Pascal shares his experience as an aid worker in Africa’s newest country in his second guest post By examining beneficiaries’ place (or lack thereof) in two projects, he explores whether the development discourse has drifted into the abstract, beyond those he serves.

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The idea of different categories of people--donors, government representatives,…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on April 1, 2012 at 9:09am — 3 Comments

Kony 2012 - my two cents...



The video made by the Invisible Children campaign is emotional and shocking. It also appears to be very impactful: the video truly went viral, and Kony 2012 is an important topic on all social networks. Everyone got…

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Added by Nemanja Grgic on March 15, 2012 at 7:30pm — No Comments

This Week in African Conflict... March 6th-13th, 2012.

  • A new American initiative to improve the notoriously poor LGBT rights in sub-Saharan Africa is reportedly inspiring a large backlash. Sub-Saharan Africa is marked by widespread homophobia as well as chronic dependence on foreign aid, in particular from the US, and the idea that the two issues might now be linked seems…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 13, 2012 at 7:11pm — No Comments

Searching for Closure: A Kony2012 Postscript

Solome Lemma (@InnovateAfrica) and I hosted a live discussion today to reflect together on the issues that came up from our posts on #StopKony. Sharing an excerpt below. Photo below by Joop…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on March 12, 2012 at 8:11pm — 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

That need to do “something”. #StopKony criticism.

Dear readers,

I will be filling in some more links and sources tomorrow afternoon-- but I wanted to get this out there while the discussion is still raging.

I will mark any changes under the article.

Also, a reminder that the This Week in Conflict reports will come all together on the weekend and resume their regular schedule next week.

Peace!

-- Rebecca

When conflict or…

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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 9, 2012 at 4:47am — 8 Comments

Bad guys, good guys, and the people in between

I won’t share the video that many of my fellow bloggers reacted to today. Because of its slick production value, Invisible Children’s Kony2012 campaign will get plenty of attention without a link from me.

I did attempt to watch the whole video, but I have to confess that I stopped when Invisible Children’s founder asks his 3-year-old to explain who the “bad guys” are and what daddy does, i.e. he goes after them. The simplistic narrative of heroes and villains – this, among other…

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Added by Jennifer Lentfer on March 8, 2012 at 12:30am — 4 Comments

This Week in African Conflict... February 28th-March 6th, 2012.

  • A lawyers group claim that police arrested a carpenter on Wednesday who questioned whether Zimbabwe’s President still had the strength to blow up balloons at his 88th birthday celebrations, under a law making it an offense to insult the President.
  • The top UN envoy to Libya expressed…
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Added by Rebecca Sargent on March 6, 2012 at 9:09pm — No Comments

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