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What is Poverty Stoplight

The Poverty Stoplight works to identify and analyze the underlying causes of families’ poverty-related problems and to successfully motivate families to adopt the specific behaviors that will allow them to overcome their unique challenges. Watch this video for an explanation of how the tool works as both a metric and a methodology, as well as a tool and a program. For more information on Poverty...

Peace & Security Report: October 19, 2018

You’re the President and CEO of your global life. Be briefed like one: https://ipsinstitute.org/psr/psr-october-19-2018/

Changing the world: one social entrepreneur at a time. A few notes on the 2018 Echoing Green All Fellows Conference

It so happens that Echoing Green choose Medellin to be the host city in which they convened all of their 2018 fellows. PCDNetwork was lucky enough to be able a participant during the open day. Below are a few key observations after hanging for one whole day with this extraordinary group of people. I was totally expecting the fancy hotel, but I was also expecting that while the meeting happened in a...

New Course! TC 311: Technology for Data Visualization and Analysis

This is a sponsored post on PCDN See below for $100 PCDN member discount! 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. Course Description The importance of data visualization...

New Kroc School Master’s Degree Tackles Conflict Management, Resolution

This is a sponsored post on PCDN This article originally ran on the website of the Kroc School at the University of San Diego. When Glenn Hyzak’s physical therapist suggested he try yoga to help with military-related injuries, he didn’t balk at the request. He did it, and it has proven to be some of the best advice he’s taken — not just to feel healthier, but because it also started...

The Future of Recruiting in the Social Sector Webinar Recording

80% of hires report dissatisfaction in the work place – maybe some of this has to do with how recruiting is being done! One of the challenges in advancing social impact is matching talent to opportunity. The traditional approach to recruiting has involved posting on job boards and soliciting as many applications as possible. These inefficient and bias-prone processes are causing companies to...

Applications Open- 2019 Spring Practitioner Trainings_KURVE Wustrow

Dear Colleagues and Friends, Dear Madams and Sirs, The applications for the 2019 Spring Practitioner Trainings at KURVE Wustrow are open now! Our trainings are particularly intended for partners from the global south, peace activists, civil peace workers and professionals working in development cooperation.  Please note that the applications for participants in need of a visa and financial assistance...

ADAPT PEACEBUILDING EPISODE 1: DUNCAN GREEN: ON ADAPTIVE MANAGEMENT AND HOW IT APPLIES TO DEVELOPMENT AND PEACEBUILDING

The Adapt Peacebuilding podcast interviews leading thinkers to unpack methodologies and learning that can enable the betterment of conflict transformation policy and practice. Our interviews explore five hypothetical ingredients for sustainable peacebuilding in conflicted societies: local agency, adaptation, systemic seeing and doing, scalability, and inclusion Listen here! Adaptive Management (AM)...

THE PEACEBUILDING PODCAST EPISODE 32: GRAEME SIMPSON: WHAT YOUNG PEOPLE CAN TEACH US ABOUT BUILDING PEACE

“Youth are forging peacebuilding alternatives that we need to harness, embrace, give space to, and recognize. (There are) a creative set of alternatives that are being driven from below that young people are shaping and defining”. Join us in conversation with Graeme Simpson, US Director of the non-profit Interpeace, and lead author of the United Nation’s flagship Progress Report on Youth, Peace,...

THE PEACEBUILDING PODCAST EPISODE 33: DR. CATHERINE BARNES: OVERCOMING OUR ADDICTION TO COERCION

“Within crisis, there is opportunity…If only we can sit together, and listen and hear each other, in this place that we share together, that we create together, that we are of and from together” Join us in conversation with Catherine Barnes. I first met Catherine at a dialog and facilitation retreat in rural Myanmar. I was struck by the degree of presence that she bought to her work, mentoring...

THE PEACEBUILDING PODCAST EPISODE 30: JOE WASHINGTON: REFLECTIONS ON 10 YEARS IN SOUTH SUDAN WITH THE UNITED NATIONS

The United Nations is a polarising institution. Some people look to the UN at a trusted expert and moral voice concerning issues related to the environment, development and poverty alleviation, human health, and peace and security. Others see United Nations agencies, funds, and programs as highly bureaucratic, ineffective, and outdated. The United Nations might have weaknesses, but when it comes to...

Ep. 033: Dr. Catherine Barnes: Overcoming our Addiction to Coercion

 “Within crisis, there is opportunity…If only we can sit together, and listen and hear each other, in this place that we share together, that we create together, that we are of and from together” Join us in conversation with Catherine Barnes. I first met Catherine at a dialog and facilitation retreat in rural Myanmar. I was struck by the degree of presence that she bought to her work, mentoring...

Ep. 032: Graeme Simpson: What Young People Can Teach Us About Building Peace

“Youth are forging peacebuilding alternatives that we need to harness, embrace, give space to, and recognize. (There are) a creative set of alternatives that are being driven from below that young people are shaping and defining”. Join us in conversation with Graeme Simpson, US Director of the non-profit Interpeace, and lead author of the United Nation’s flagship Progress Report on Youth, Peace,...

Peace & Security Report: October 12, 2018

You’re the President and CEO of your global life. Be briefed like one: https://ipsinstitute.org/psr/psr-october-12-2018/

TransConflict – September Review

Dear All, TransConflict is pleased to present a selection of articles published during September, plus updates from the Global Coalition for Conflict Transformation, available by visiting:   http://www.transconflict.com/2018/10/september-2018-review/   Highlights from the month include: Bosnia, Erdogan’s “Jerusalem at the heart of Europe” – Alon Ben-Meir and Arbana Xharra –...

Bosnia Moving from Failed State Towards Dissolution

Bosnia-Herzegovina (BiH) is an artificial administrative creature made by foreign powers in Dayton agreement on 1995. It has two political semi-independent entities (federal units) – Serb dominated Republika Srpska (RS) and Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (FBiH) inhabited mainly by Croats and Bosniacs.  The outcome has been some kind of confederal arrangement set up in Dayton, which provides...

INNOVATIVE FINANCE IN THE CONTEXT OF COLOMBIA

INNOVATIVE FINANCE IN THE CONTEXT OF COLOMBIA Colombia’s problems are not unique, the context is. At first glance Colombia is doing great. In 2016 the Colombian government signed a historic peace agreement with the FARC, the country’s biggest guerrilla movement, to end the continent’s longest war of more than 50 years. Earlier this year Colombia joined the OECD as a full member and even joined...

Call for Applications, The Kroc Institute’s 11th Annual Summer Institute for Faculty — Teaching Peace in the 21st Century

Announcing the 11th Annual Summer Institute for Faculty (this is a sponsored post on PCDN) The Kroc Institute is pleased to announce that the 11th Annual Summer Institute for Faculty — “Teaching Peace in the 21st Century” — will be held June 10-14, 2019, at the University of Notre Dame. The Summer Institute is a one-week program for university and college faculty who would like to...

Event, The Future of Work, Future of Women, NY

The Future of Work, Future of Women by Katie Fiore Actions and Detail Panel The Future of Work, Future of Women Wed, October 17, 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT Free Register here Event Information Description Increases in automation mean we are rapidly entering a time of fewer jobs for more people. Women, who already face bias in...

No Better Time Than Now For An International Relations Education

This is a sponsored post on PCDN. Andrea Bartoli, Dean of the Seton Hall University School of Diplomacy and International Relations, recently spoke about the School’s approach to international affairs education during a time of transition in the world. We live in a world where multiple actors are increasingly playing on both local and international levels – the debates between them intensify every...
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