All Blog Posts Tagged 'development' (642)

PCDN Guide to Shared Spaces, Co-Working, and Local International Development Networks

By Doug Vilsack, Executive Director, Posner Center for International Development (Colorado)

Shared Space 101


The shared space movement has taken off over the past decade. …


Added by Doug Vilsack on August 20, 2015 at 1:24pm — 3 Comments

Tech for M&E Diploma Program Kick-Off Party (August 19)

We recently launched a diploma program in Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation, and we are so excited to celebrate its launch with you! And what better way to celebrate than a launch party? Join us for a "pep rally" at Local 16 complete with TechChange swag, a yearbook themed photo booth, a raffle for a free TechChange courses, and more!…


Added by TechChange on August 14, 2015 at 2:59pm — No Comments

Development: Capitalist or Sustainable?

The field of International Development has gained prominence and formal structure since the Second World War, and 20th century witnessed it being realized as the most fair and rational way to advance into the future. During the 1980s, ideas around sustainabilityand inter-generational equity were being formed and we developed the idea of 'inclusiveness' and 'inclusive development'. These ideas (and of course…


Added by Sahil Patni on July 27, 2015 at 4:43am — 1 Comment

TechChange’s newest initiative: A Diploma Program in Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation

Over the past five years, we’ve been providing skills to over 6,000 alumni in more than 170 countries. During this time, we’ve been asked by both alumni and the organizations we work with: how can they get more? As a response to the crippling costs of graduate school tuition and the desire professionals have to get the hard skills they need to be successful, we’ve created this diploma program. Read more about the diploma…


Added by TechChange on July 24, 2015 at 1:16pm — No Comments

Peace Education and Sport for Violence Reduction

Cross-Posted from original publication on the International Platform on Sport and Development:

Sport theorists have rightly cautioned against the attribution of peace to sport-based interventions, suggesting that sport’s effectiveness at furthering peace must be considered on many levels (at least: interpersonal, intercultural, and international) and contesting the…


Added by Amanda Munroe on July 8, 2015 at 6:05pm — 2 Comments

The Development Value Chain - From International to Local

I attended InterAction Forum 2015 earlier this week on behalf of PCDN (thanks to Craig Zelizer), and it was a fantastic opportunity to learn about the field of Development as a young professional only a few months in. In addition to learning, the…


Added by Sahil Patni on June 27, 2015 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Opportunity: Become a Global Development Reporter with Global South Development Magazine!

Original and updated entry can be found here:

Do you love writing and/or photography and want to raise issues that matter to you? Do you want to be part of a thriving global community of development reporters and community activists? Then we offer you a stepping stone.  Come join…


Added by Manoj Bhusal on June 4, 2015 at 1:52am — No Comments

Final Call for Applications: Online Certificate Course in Gender-based Violence Training - 5th June - 6th July 2015

Course Description:

Gender-based violence (GBV) has been recognized as a cross-cutting issue affecting the lives of victims from a diversity of dimensions including culture, education, health, economy, psychology, livelihoods and political participation. In fact, violence against women and girls was chosen as one of the critical areas of action following the Beijing Conference. This presents a key opportunity for different players, including government…


Added by Prince Devison on June 2, 2015 at 7:15am — No Comments

Online Certificate Course on Technology for Data Visualization (discount for PCDN members)

Are you analyzing your data efficiently and displaying them effectively? Nearly all of us are responsible for producing reports for our colleagues, supervisors, and clients. Good data visualization is essential to analyzing your data quickly and with the greatest value.

The importance of data visualization has become apparent in the current ‘era of…


Added by TechChange on May 18, 2015 at 2:14pm — No Comments

Reflections on Peacebuilding, Democratization and Securitization

Today I have the pleasure of attending the first of three days of the Alliance for Peacebuliding  annual conference on Peacebuilding and Democracy in a Turbulent World (I should…


Added by Craig Zelizer on May 13, 2015 at 10:00am — No Comments

How Technology is Fighting Sexual Harassment in India

Technology has been known to facilitate anonymous harassment online, but in India a non-profit organization is using mobile apps to fight harassment on the streets. Read more…


Added by TechChange on May 6, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Online Certificate Course on Mobiles for International Development (May 11 - June 5, 2015) Discount for PCDN members

The mobile phone is rapidly bringing communication to the most remote areas of the world. NGOs, governments and companies alike are beginning to realize the potential of this ubiquitous tool to address a variety of global challenges. This four-week online professional development certificate course, which has been featured in the…


Added by TechChange on May 4, 2015 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Apply Now: Online Certificate Course TC344: 3D Printing for Social Good, May 4 - 29 (Discount for PCDN members)

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…


Added by TechChange on April 23, 2015 at 11:30am — No Comments

The Case for Gender Data

Data is a crucial component of any program or intervention. It justifies the need for a specific program, show its effectiveness, and allows us to improve it through evaluation. But this important information tells us little if more than half of the population is missing or misrepresented, so we need to start looking at data with a gender lens. Read more…


Added by TechChange on April 17, 2015 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Global South Development Magazine's April 2015 edition has been published

Global South Development Magazine's April 2015 edition has been published. Download your free copy at…


Added by Manoj Bhusal on April 2, 2015 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Top 3 Opportunities for mHealth, a $42.12 Billion Industry by 2020

According to …


Added by TechChange on March 26, 2015 at 11:20am — No Comments

Discount for PCDN members - Online certificate course in Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation

Are you in need of strategies for collecting data and managing metrics more effectively? What are the best ways to visualize and report this data? Do you want to learn about the latest technologies for M&E for proposals and projects in their early stages?



Added by TechChange on March 2, 2015 at 11:54am — No Comments

Putting Global Crises on the Map Using Social Media Data and ArcGIS

How can mapping the geolocations of tweets tell a story about global atrocities? How can digital mapping be integrated as a learning tool for university classes? As part of his final project for TechChange’s online course, …


Added by TechChange on February 26, 2015 at 5:00pm — No Comments

The Future of Dodd-Frank in Congo - Dynamic Implementation and Broader Reforms

This op-ed authored by Garrett Moore was originally posted on the blog of Boston for Congo and can be found here.

Murder, rape, and mass displacement continue in the Democratic Republic of Congo, home to deadliest conflict since World War II. However, this classic narrative of the Heart of…


Added by Garrett Moore on February 19, 2015 at 6:30am — No Comments

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