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Latest attack on Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day

Yesterday, Israel’s Minister of Defense, Avigdor Lieberman, denied entry permits for the 110 Palestinians invited to attend the 2018 Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony on April 17th. Lieberman stated that he “will not lend a hand to the desecration of our Memorial Day.” The Israeli-Palestinian Memorial Day Ceremony is, in fact, just the opposite. For the past 13 consecutive years,...

CSO Group Commends Government on WASH JSR Preparation

The Liberia Youth WASH Coalition has commended the government of Liberia through the Ministry of Public Work for the level of preparation made thus far for the upcoming Joint Sector Review (JSR). LYWC made the statement on Wednesday, April 10, 2018, in Monrovia when senior officials of the organization pay a courtesy call on the Assistant Minister for Community Services and the Deputy Minister for...

New Report, The Bottom-Up Media Revolution: How Social Entrepreneurs are Building Trust Between Communities and the Media

The Bottom-Up Media Revolution: How Social Entrepreneurs are Building Trust Between Communities and the Media Laxmi Parthasarathy and Michael Gordon April 12, 2018 Ashoka has partnered with the Center for Social Impact to understand the new media landscape being forged by social entrepreneurs. These individuals work closely with their communities to address problems ranging from malicious actors...

Two days training on Peace Building and Conflict Transformation Celebrating Diversity for Peace and Solidarity Islamabad, Pakistan Islamabad July 07th – 08th, 2018

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The Perversity of Measures

One time I was working for a client that  I am helping get back on track when it comes to performance measurement framework. The conversation went into the loftiness of some of the goals that was set up by a funding institution that they are supposed to align to with their project. This is a standard BHIG- big, hairy, audacious goal that nobody can actually put a critical baseline measure on because...

Boko Haram is yet to be defeated

The terrorist insurgency group, Boko Haram is yet to be defeated, degraded or decimated, this is the glaring truth that must be accepted and confronted with all sincerity, so that they can truly be defeated and decimated beyond the rhetoric. While the group is no longer gaining more grounds like it used to do during the previous administration, they are still very much alive and active. We observed...

​Laka Competition 2018: “Architecture that Reacts”

Laka invites designers from around the world to submit their ideas of ‘architecture that reacts.’ The main focus of the competition is on the solutions that develop through a process of changes and adjustments. The subject of the competition is architectural, design, or technological solutions that are capable of dynamic interaction with their surroundings. https://lakareacts.com/competition-2018​ International...

He’s a Superfund Freak, a Superfund Freak

For full rant ‘n’ rave, go to www.imperialwardrobe.blogspot.com

PCDN Courses on How to Make a Living and Change the World (we need your input)

As we explore developing courses (these would have a fee) that PCDN can offer we would love to get your input about what topics you would like to se related to building a high impact social change career.  Please take a minute to offer your thoughts & recommend new topics/ideas (by responding to this post or adding your vote to the PCDNetwork’s Social Change Career Helping Line survey)....

Nigeria Peace Index unveiled

Foundation for Peace Professionals (FPP), an independent Non Governmental Organizations (NGO) has publicly unveiled the much anticipated Nigeria Peace Index (NPI) research and the index came with some shocking revelation. Nigeria Peace Index (NPI) is the first national peace index in Nigeria focused on measuring peace tendencies through foundational indices. In the Nigeria Peace Index (NPI) publicly...

Peace & Security Report: April 6, 2017

You’re the President and CEO of your global life.  Be briefed like one: http://ipsinstitute.org/psr/psr-april-6-2018/

Episode 6 of Season 2 of The Social Change Career Podcast

Growing up on his family’s farm in Lusaka, Zambia, Muyatwa Sitali understood the power of water in his own life. His father grew corn, cabbage, and other crops, all of which depended on rainfall and irrigation. A Rotary Peace Fellow, Muyatwa is a professional in water and sanitation working for a global partnership hosted by the United Nations Children’s Fund. Learn in Episode 6 of the Season...

What does PCDN mean to you? Please share your stories & feedback

Dear Colleagues Greetings. In order to help to grow the network and to attract new members, we need your input of what you like about PCDN 3.0.   We need your stories of how we have impacted your work, your organization and/or your life? Have you gotten a new job, a fellowship, funding, a new connection, changed your career path or something else? Please take 30 seconds to share (respond in the comments...

Share your voice. Shape the Internet’s future

This is a sponsored organizational post on PCDN The future of the Internet is ours to shape for the next generation. But how can we create a digital future where the Internet is one that betters society, creates opportunity and empowers people? For the Internet Society, we believe that people are central to a better digital future. That’s why we are committed to ensuring everyone has an active voice...

Even with water shutoffs in Ethiopia, my glass is half full

By Steven Youngblood, director, Center for Global Peace Journalism, Park University (Gondar, Ethiopia)-In the U.S., when you see a half glass of water on the counter, you might drift into a philosophical state as you ponder whether the glass if half full or half empty. Here in Gondar when you see the same glass, you inevitably ask yourself if that half glass of water is enough to flush a toilet, or...

Existential Composting

I recently started composting.  Let me help you visualize that.  I live in an apartment.  With a couple small balconies.  In the city.  In the tropics.  And I’ve recently started composting. “It will smell!  There will be bugs!  We will be living with a pile of trash!”  These were  the protests and worries of my family and friends. But why should composting be only for those living...

2018 Programmes- International Peace and Development Training Centre

This is a sponsored organizational post on PCDN Our teams at the Department of Peace Operations (DPO) and the International Peace and Development Training Centre (IPDTC) have provided customised programmes for International NGOs and UN Missions all over the world, as well as for governments, negotiating parties, intergovernmental organisations, and local, national and international organisations working...

Leading change, paving the way for many

Johanna Leblanc is a Foreign Affairs and National Security Professional who wants her legacy to be such that  influenced policies that promote the interests of all nations and people but also empowered women and girls all over the world to live a limitless life and to focus on their education. Q : Can you introduce yourself and your work ? A : My name is Johanna Leblanc.  I am a Foreign Affairs...

A Colombian Renaissance, The Blended Capital Approach to Restoring Economic and Cultural Vitality

Written by Chris Jarvis, Luc Lapointe, and Ross Mudrick Contemplate, for a moment, some of the most destructive challenges facing development today: the increasing prevalence of natural disasters; the underfunding of development goals; the violations of the freedoms of association, expression, and peaceful assembly; the maddening persistence of poverty; and above all, the accelerating effects of global...

new online survey focusing on the training experiences of Conflict Prevention and Peace Building (CPPB) practitioners

Together with PCDN, GPPAC, and EPLO, PeaceTraining.eu has launched new online survey focusing on the training experiences of Conflict Prevention and Peace Building (CPPB) practitioners. The survey is targeted at practitioners from all professions in the CPPB field, so we fully encourage participation!   While all individual responses are confidential, survey results will be shared with the...
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