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Peace Training Internships / Junior Positions with PATRIR

Announcement for the following positions: Peacebuilding & Armed Conflict Prevention Training – Junior Professionals, Researchers and IPDTC Centre Coordinators Location: Department of Peace Operations (DPO) – PATRIR, Cluj-Napoca, Romania Starting Date: March 2017 Application Deadline: March 1 2017 Brief Description of the Positions: The Department of Peace Operations (DPO) of PATRIR is...

Be part of the Tokyo 2020 Legacy, MA in Sport & Olympic Studies at the Tsukuba International Academy of Sport Science (full scholarships available)

Dear PCDN friends and colleagues: Please find below information about  a great MA in Sport and Olympic Studies opportunity at the Tsukuba International Academy of Sport Science, the academic arm of Sport for Tomorrow– a Tokyo 2020 Legacy Project . Information about the program can be found here Information about Faculty and areas of concentration can be found here  (Emphasis on Olympic/Paralympic...

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Why People Need to Be Central to Design (Laka’s interview with Katie Crepeau)

Change is driven by people with a clear vision for the world they want to live in and dedication to make it happen. We are happy to present Laka’s interview with Katie Crepeau – an architect, writer and business consultant – in which she reveals how important it is for architects and designers to reach out to people, because… design affects. Laka: In what way can one switch from being an office-based...

Call for Applications European Master’s Programme in Human Rights & Democratisation 2017/2018

(This is a sponsored post on PCDNetwork) Admissions to the 2017/2018 edition of the European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) are open. The deadline for applications is 15 March 2017. E.MA was created thanks to the support of  the European Interuniversity Centre for Human Rights and Democratisation (EIUC) and 41 participating universities from all member states of the...

Chapter 1 – Facing Elephants

Note: This is a sneak preview for the first chapter of the book Dancing with Elephants: Mindfulness Training For Those Living With Dementia, Chronic Illness or an Aging Brain (release date: March 6). To make it very tempting for you to buy,  I am giving away a Great Mindfulness Package  (worth $254) for free for every book sold before March 12 – when you send me a picture of receipt to me...

Why does the world need social innovation? Did you know there’s a degree for that?

(This is a sponsored post on PCDN) Amit Kakkad is a faculty member at the University of San Diego (USD), who provides strategic direction and oversight for Center for Peace and Commerce’s (CPC) initiatives that focus on preparing new generations of changemakers. The Center for Peace and Commerce is a partnership between the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies and the School of Business with...

Video from our February Webinar Hired: What Skills Employers Want

February Webinar Hired: What Skills Employers Want This webinar part of our amazing 2017 Career Series. These days, finding a job can be very challenging. Building a career with purpose is even harder. Merging your passion to change the world and make a living sounds almost unattainable. Like you, PCDNetwork is committed to producing a positive impact in the world. We believe social good professionals...

Cultivating Intention

(Originally posted on the Space Bangkok blog.) I watched it mindlessly as it waved gently in the breeze of the coming storm.  I was sitting in the tuk-tuk on the way to the train station.  There was traffic at the stop sign so there we sat, my mind racing, full of many things, my eyes fixed on the leaf, unseeing. And then a shift, as if my consciousness finally caught up with my senses.  Look at...

You Speak, We listen. Take 2-3 minutes to help PCDNetwork

Dear PCDNetwork Colleagues Greetings. Our goal at PCDNetwork is to provide the most amazing service to our global community of changemakers.  We rely on feedback from you about what you find most beneficial, what needs work, and how we can improve. Please take several minutes of your time to complete our 2017 member survey. This data is invaluable as we are constantly seeking to refine and improve...

Cover Letters Done Perfect for Social Change Careers

As part of our career series, we’ve spent February outlining the hiring process and tips for developing a high-impact resume. There are many components to the job search, and there is no magic solution to landing one’s ideal job. It requires a combination of having the right skills, networking, successfully framing one’s experience in a resume and cover letter and also a bit of serendipity. It...

Higher Education in Emergencies & Crises, Summer School, University of Geneva

This is a sponsored partner post on PCDN For more info click here     Today the average conflict lasts 10 years, and families remain in internally displaced person (IDP) camps for an average of 17 years. While humanitarian programming often focuses on life-saving activities, the failure to prioritize education in general – and higher education in particular – leaves entire generations uneducated,...

PEACE – SARAJEVO – OLYMPICS

PLEASE SUPPORT THE OLYMPIC COMMITTEE OF BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA’S APPLICATION FOR THE 2026 SARAJEVO WINTER OLYMPICS. IF APPROVED, IN 2019, 2026 WILL BE THE 42ND ANNIVERSARY OF  THE 1984 SARAJEVO OLYMPICS. Mission Statement  — To return the Olympics to Sarajevo and, thereby, to help to nurture world peace and understanding. — To help to rejuvenate Sarajevo and the entire Region with...

An Open Letter from Social Entrepreneurs to President Trump

An Open Letter from Social Entrepreneurs to President Trump This week I joined 434 other leaders of key social entrepreneur organizations  in the US who have signed this powerful letter denouncing President Trump’s proposed refugee ban and encouraging a United States that welcomes migrants and refugees. Our diversity should be seen as a strength of a vibrant, healthy society and create the conditions...

Hired: What Skills Employers Want, Upcoming Webinar

Welcome to our inspire | connect | act  Career series. PCDNetwork’s mission for 2017 is to get you from passion to hired and to help you grow as a professional with purpose. Whatever it is you are looking, PCDNetwork is the one place where you can come to receive inspiration (learn the latest trends in the field of social good); to connect (do you know that more and more employers are posting jobs...

Humanity Trumps Hate, Take Action & See Inspiring Examples of Putting People First

Take Action Today At PCDN we are deeply troubled by the shocking actions of the new US administration as well as many of the countries around the world that are putting a block on refugees and demonizing the other. This blog will gather (and be updated over time) a collection of articles, videos and strategies for action.  Please take action, contact your respective government representatives, march,...

SIMA 2017 Award Winners Announced

2017 WINNERS OF THE 5TH ANNUAL SOCIAL IMPACT MEDIA AWARDS (SIMA) ANNOUNCED: SPOTLIGHTING STORIES OF ACTIVISM, COMPASSION AND RESILIENCE FROM 11 COUNTRIES LOS ANGELES (February 9, 2017) To meet the voices, perspectives and lives behind the global fight for equality and social justice – look no further than the official winners of the 2017 Social impact Media Awards (SIMA 2017). SIMA, the international...

PAKISTAN – INDIA PEACEBUILDING EFFORTS WIN PRESTIGIOUS N-PEACE AWARD

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Rethinking the Response to the Refugee Crisis

February 6, 2017 |In Accelerators, Conveners |By Christine Mendonça Crossposted from  Conveners.org,  a membership program (including PCDNetwork) for conveners who are dedicated to advancing ecosystem-wide impact through collaboration. Humans on the Move was founded last year in response to a heightening global refugee and migration crisis—that entails the worst level of displacement in...

Do good and do it well! Why you need a Master’s Degree from The University for Peace

Stories from the UPeace Alumni (This is a sponsored post on PCDN) The impact of the University for Peace (UPEACE) can be measured by the work of our alumni. UPEACE alumni are leading advocates for peace and justice in the fields of human rights, gender, environment, development and international cooperation. They are on the forefront of addressing many of the key challenges facing the world today,...
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