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Win a Free Career Coaching Session from PCDN

The PCDN Social Change Career Helping Line (the world’s first crowd & expert sourced helpline for careers in change) is close to reaching 2,000 members from over 70 countries including  the United Kingdom, France, Nepal, the United States, Colombia and many other locations. Our 2,000th member will receive a free one hour career coaching package from PCDN as part of our recently launched...

Ep. 018: Jim Zimmerman, NASA: Space Exploration: A Powerful Symbol of Global Cooperation

In this episode, Susan interviews James Zimmerman (“Jim”), a retired National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) official, who describes space exploration as a case study for international cooperation. Jim recounts the history of space exploration as a tale of competition evolving to cooperation. Currently, the International Space Station, circling 250 miles above the earth’s surface,...

Applications open for third round of funding for collaborative data innovation projects

Applications open for third round of funding for collaborative data innovation projects June 19, 2018   Join the conversation #data4sdgs info@data4sdgs.org The Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data and the World Bank Development Data Group are pleased to announce that applications are now open for a third round of support for innovative collaborations for data production,...

OECD Results-Based Management Guides

If you are interested in knowing how the donor agencies use Results-Based Management in their own organizational contexts, the OECD has published 6 case studies, and a synthesis.

WhatsApp Research Awards for Social Science and Misinformation

WhatsApp Research Awards for Social Science and Misinformation WhatsApp is a fast, simple and reliable way to talk to anyone in the world. More than 1.5 billion people in over 180 countries use WhatsApp to stay in touch with friends and family, anytime and anywhere. WhatsApp is not only free but also available on multiple mobile devices and in low connectivity areas – making it accessible...

UN Young Professionals Programme

Important Update YPP 2018 EXAMS – APPLICATION PERIOD IS OPEN! (Posted: 11 June 2018) Application period open from 11 June through 9 August 2018 (closes at 11:59 PM New York time).   Read More What is the UN Young Professionals Programme? The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil...

Join us for our Next Facebook Live “Let’s Talk about Careers in Change”

Dear Colleagues As part of our Social Change Career Helping Line, the world’s first crowd & expert sourced helping for Careers in Change, we’ve started doing weekly Facebook Live sessions called “Lets Talk About Careers in Change”. Our next session will be on Tuesday July 10, 2018 at 12 Eastern Standard Time. We sit down and introduce some hot careers topics and wait for...

Course announcement: Landscape Governance

Forested landscapes worldwide are increasingly integrated in global processes of trade, market development, resource exploitation and climate change. Site-based or community level approaches can no longer cope with these issues which exceed the local sphere of influence. Although landscapes are usually considered to be appropriate levels to negotiate land use options, they are rarely recognised as...

Course announcement: Evaluating and Managing for Sustainable Development Impact

The development landscape has changed significantly over the last few decades, becoming increasingly complex. Many of the issues we face today, such as climate change, poverty and conflict, call for a new way of doing business, so as to collaboratively contribute towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Managing for Sustainable Development Impact (M4SDI) approach has evolved to support...

One verse (POEM) By Abdulrazaq O Hamzat

One verse can be so lovely and enthralling Like one verse in the holy Quran that says, ‘’Enter absolutely into peace. Do not follow in the footsteps of Satan. He is an outright enemy to you.” One verse can be so awesome and instructive Like a biblical verse that says, “To answer before listening — that is folly and shame.” However, one verse can also be so dangerous and destructive Actually,...

Virtual Roundtable, The Internet of Things: Risks and Rewards of a Connected Future

This is a featured post on PCDN Virtual Roundtable: Internet of Things The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to the growing network of connected “things” — devices, vehicles, household appliances — that store, transmit, and exchange data. As this new frontier of connected technology permeates every facet of how we live and work, IoT has the potential to drive social and economic progress...

The United Nations and Peace: What You Might Not Know

By Suzanne Ghais, Ph.D., Ghais Mediation & Facilitation, LLC (sghais.com) I don’t like to talk to people at the gym. My goal is to work out, get out, and get on with my day. But recently, I made an exception when I saw this man and his anti-UN shirt. Meet Eric. He believes the US pays far more toward the UN than we get back in benefits. He thinks the headquarters brings New York little but...

Let’s humanise all people to avoid anarchy

Let’s humanise all people to avoid anarchy BY ABDULRAZAQ O HAMZAT I was part of a group that had discussion with Greg Pirio, a communication specialist, principal partner at Africa Analytics (A2) and a research Professor at Institute of Conflict Analysis and Resolution in Abuja on 19th Oct 2017. I represented our organization, Foundation for Peace Professionals in a focus group discussion that has...

13th Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy

This is a sponsored organizational post on PCDN THE SUMMER SCHOOL The 13th edition of the Summer School in Cinema Human Rights and Advocacy is a training initiative jointly developed by EIUC and CHRA. The 10-day intense training is aimed at young professionals wishing to broaden their understanding on the connections between human rights, films, digital media and video advocacy, to share ideas and...

INVITATION TO APPLY 5TH WEST AFRICA EXECUTIVE COURSE ON HUMAN RIGHTS AND DRUG POLICY

The University of Ghana School of Law, in collaboration with the Open Society Global Drug Policy Program and Open Society Initiative for West Africa, is inviting applications from Anglophone West Africa only for its intensive 6-day 5th West Africa Executive Course on Human Rights and Drug Policy to be held at the University of Ghana, Legon on July 30- August 4, 2018. The course aims at developing the...

TransConflict – June 2018 Review

Dear All, TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during June, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by visiting:   http://www.transconflict.com/2018/07/june-2018-review/   Highlights from the month include: Can the United Nations do peacekeeping? – Matthew Parish – The United Nations needs to be more dynamic....

How to Become an Effective Manager (Part I)

“Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” This is one of many famous quotes you will stumble upon if you read about management. Yet this blog post is not about leadership vs. management or about theory and definitions. It’s about the practical reality that 80% of people who become managers do so without getting training, preparation or support. They are expected...

Ep. 015: Andrea Bartoli: “Seek What Unites, Not What Divides”.

In this episode, Susan interviews Dr. Andrea Bartoli, someone who takes important professional risks to get good work done. Dr. Bartoli is currently Dean at Seton Hall School of Diplomacy and International Relations and an incredibly brave, intelligent and collaborative soul. He has been part of peacemaking initiatives in Mozambique, Guatemala, Algeria, Kosovo, Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo,...

The Supreme Grab

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How FPP averted civil war in Nigeria

Averting civil war through genocide prevention in Northern Nigeria Foundation for Peace Professionals (FPP) is responsible for the popular anti hate advocacy carried out in August 2017 to avert the call for genocide in Northern Nigeria. FPP uncovered a dangerous and inciting hate song calling for genocide against a section of the country (igbo) in northern Nigeria and we promptly launched an emergency...