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Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame: Fully-Funded Master’s Program

This is a sponsored post on PCDN Applications are now being accepted for the Master’s in Global Affairs – Peace Studies Concentration for Fall, 2018. With our strong 30-year tradition, the Kroc Institute of International Peace Studies continues to train peacebuilding professionals now in the new Keough School of Global Affairs.  At the Kroc Institute, we emphasize strategic peacebuilding, ensuring...

Happy Dussehra To Everyone!

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Youth on the Move: Exploring Innovative & Inclusive Solutions

This morning for the last day of the Global Youth Economic Opportunities  Summit, I attended a great session on “Youth on the Move: Exploring Innovative & Inclusive Solutions for Education, Digital Identities and Economic Opportunities The session featured Nicole Goldin, Principal, NRG Advisory Lori Kaplan President & CEO, Latin American Youth Center Ashish Gadnis, Founder & Banqu Mehemed...

His Eminence Dr. Madhu Krishan Founder Chairman Of ACADEMY OF UNIVERSAL GLOBAL PEACE USA “AUGP” & Ambassador Of AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC MISSION For International Relations , Trained Multitudes Peace Builders in Tanzania , East Africa To Commemorate UN PEACE DAY on 21st Sept

His Eminence Dr. Madhu Krishan Founder Chairman Of ACADEMY OF UNIVERSAL GLOBAL PEACE USA “AUGP” & Ambassador Of AMERICAN DIPLOMATIC MISSION For International Relations , Trained Multitudes Peace Builders in Tanzania , East Africa To Commemorate UN PEACE DAY on 21st Sept   www.augp.edu.in   www.augp.webs.com   E augp.info@gmail.com   UN PEACE DAY With 4 Days Global Submit, Workshop...

Kurdish Referendum Delivered an Overwhelming Endorsement of Independence

Ballot in referendum on independence for Iraqi Kurdistan | image via Wikipedia Some 5.3 million registered Kurdish voters headed to the polls on Monday 25th Sep. 2017 to decide in a referendum vote whether they want to become an independent nation-state. Three northern Iraqi provinces — Erbil, Duhok and Sulaymaniyah – comprise...

Volunteer and Explore Indian Festivals and Culture

Volunteering in India and explore Indian culture and festivals . Please contact us for volunteering and Voluntours at : communications@heeals.org

Incredible INDIA

Conflict Sensitivity in Development Programing: An Orientation

By Dr. Ben Hoffman, President & CEO of CIIAN   Most people working in relief and development now openly acknowledge that they often function in environments that are marked by escalated conflict, overt hostility, violence, killing and war. In past decades there might have been an implicit understanding among members of the development community that they have always been confronting structural...

Youth, the future of work & the digital haves & havenots

On the second day of the Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit, the opening focused on”From STEM to Steam:  Youth, Skllls and the Future of work.” The panel had a wonderful array of speakers from discussing how to best work with and prepare young people for the changing global economy and in particular help youth develop digital skills and literacy. The panelists included Karen Pittman,...

Advancing Peace in Shared Working Class and International Educational Settings: A Visit to the University of Massachusetts/Lowell

Yesterday,  September 27,  I had the opportunity to visit the University of Massachusetts/Lowell (UML) in Lowell, MA. I presented to about 30 students studying in the undergraduate and graduate programs in peace and conflict studies. The university is the only one in New England to support both graduate and undergraduate programs in the field. It was the first time I had worked directly with the...

International Electoral Observers

International Electoral Observers (IEO) – Training Open and legitimate elections are at the basis of both sustainable development and effective democracy. Actions supporting the right to participate in genuine elections can play a major role in sustaining peace, security and conflict prevention. This support takes the form of electoral assistance projects and election observation missions, all...

The Future of Work

This post is by Dr. Catalina Rojas, PCDNetwork’s Director of Innovation Recently I found myself explaining how I used to listen to music when I was a little girl to my 6-year-old son. How do explain what a vinyl is to someone that has grown up listening to Spotify? Well, the same way we have transition from vinyl, to cassette tapes, to CD to digital music is the change that we are facing at a...

The Gig Economy: Opportunity, Obstacle or Both

This week PCDN is attending and exciting at the 11th Annual Global Youth Economic Opportunities Summit organized by Making Cents International. PCDN is proud to be a media partner for the event. Over the next few days we will be posting several blogs about key events, and also see our FB channel for Facebook Live interviews with amazing changemakers from around the world. On the first day of the...

Between co-option and autonomy: Grassroots CVE initiatives as the alternative?

The newest 2017 July-August issue focuses on the countering of violent extremism (CVE) in the Horn. In the January-February 2016 issue of the Horn of Africa Bulletin (HAB) CVE was explored in relation to various policies and strategies. This newest issue, however, investigates grassroots initiatives to CVE and as such aims to highlight an often overlooked area or approach in terms of CVE-related initiatives....

Online Global Citizen Leadership Course

This is a sponsored organizational post on PCDN October 23-December 15 REGISTER TODAY! The Global Citizens’ Initiative (TGCI) is pleased to announce that we will be offering our 6th annual online Global Citizen Leadership Training Course between October 23 and December 15, 2017. The course content is tailored for entry- and mid-level international development professions working for NGOs, government...

Storytelling Workshop Podcast

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Blending Capitals for Peace

Another year, another UNGA in New York! Lots of discussions and energy to socialize the need for finance and the private sector to invest in the Global Goals. In fact this is my tenth one. From MDGs to SDGs …another 15 years that seems to, once again, focus only on the trillions of dollars required to help meet the SDGs and at the same time forgetting that without the human and social capital...

GIS and Remote Sensing for Sustainable Forest Monitoring and Management Course

Indepth Research Services has organized a 5 days course on GIS and Remote Sensing for Sustainable Forest Monitoring and Management Course, to be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 9th-13th October, 2017. Certificates offered after training are NITA CERTIFIED. Few vacancies are left, to Register for the course click on the link..http://bit.ly/2hqDvXA Visit our website by clicking on the link.. http://bit.ly/2k5TF97 View...

ICT for Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Course

Indepth Research Services has organized a 5 days course on ICT for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), to be held in Kigali, Rwanda on 9th-13th October, 2017. Certificates offered after training are NITA CERTIFIED. Few vacancies are left, to Register for the course click on the link..http://bit.ly/2fl5F1z Visit our website by clicking on the link.. http://bit.ly/2k5TF97 View our Recent Clients by...

Introducing the Small “Zones of Peace” Storytelling Workshop Series Online

The Storytelling Workshop Series Online! Begins Sunday, September 24, 4:00 p.m. On the Anastasia The Storyteller Radio Show. The surprises we come up with when we put ourselves and our voices out to others are never ending.  I’ve been getting requests to sign up for New Horizons Small “Zones of Peace” Storytelling Workshop Series from people around the world, as far as Uganda. What a wonderful...

Peace and the Environment: A Personal Reflection

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