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The ‘how’ of shifting power: Transformation in the context of responsible transition processes

In 2020, the world has gone through two critical reckonings: A global pandemic and a movement for racial justice now connected around the world. The development sector has been uniquely impacted  as both forces intersect. It’s undeniable that COVID-19 has completely transformed...

Grace Boone & Ruth Rhoads Allen, CDA Collaborative Learning

Blog

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/23/2020

COVID-19, conflict and aid in South Sudan

  As the aid sector in South Sudan shifts rapidly to prepare for and respond to the impact of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the country, Natalia Chan and Tim Midgley reflect on the need to ensure humanitarian responses take into account...

Natalia Chan and Tim Midgley

Blog

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 11/16/2020

Shifting power for peace in times of COVID-19

A joint blog from Conducive Space for Peace, Humanity United and Peace Direct. At the end of September, Peace Direct, Humanity United and Conducive Space for Peace held a second consultation on COVID-19 and local peacebuilding. Almost 100 peacebuilders from 67 countries joined the consultation over...

Peace Direct, Conducive Space for Peace, Humanity United.

Blog

BEGINNER

Created 11/13/2020

I survived Liberia’s civil wars. Here’s my advice to American voters.

Note: Joseph Jimmy Sankaituah is the country director for Sierra Leone and Liberia at the peacebuilding organization Search for Common Ground. The opinions expressed here are his own.  Dear American voters: I'm writing as someone who has never cast a ballot in...

Joseph Jimmy Sankaituah, Search for Common Ground

Analysis, Blog

BEGINNER

Created 10/30/2020

Supporting Women’s Leadership in Myanmar’s Rakhine State

The ABA ROLI-led Women and Girls Empowered (WAGE) consortium funded by the U.S. Department of State Office of Global Women's Issues is pleased to announce its new initiative “Addressing Barriers to Sustainable Peace and Stability in Myanmar”. This initiative is launched during...

Women and Girls Empowered (WAGE), Search for Common Ground, & Grameen Foundation

Blog

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 10/22/2020

Placing Women’s Leadership at the Heart of Sri Lanka’s Peace & Reconciliation Process

ABA ROLI-led Women and Girls Empowered (WAGE) consortium is pleased to announce its new initiative “Strengthening the Role of Women Leaders in Promoting Peace and Reconciliation in Sri Lanka”. This initiative is launched during a challenging time. As COVID-19 spreads to conflict-affected...

Women and Girls Empowered (WAGE), Search for Common Ground, & ABA-ROLI

Blog

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 09/21/2020

#NguvuPamoja – Incentivising Digital Peacebuilding in Kenya

While presenting a M&E Thursday Talk webinar called “Understanding Online Polarization in Kenya-A Digital Peacebuilding Perspective” a couple of weeks ago, the audience raised two important questions. The first question concerned monitoring and evaluating, regarding Maskani[1], a digital peacebuilding project in western...

Fredrick Ogenga, Ph.D

Blog

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 08/19/2020

Virtual Reality and the Future of Peacemaking

When conflict parties engage in armed hostilities, their conflict narrative and supporting experiences become their outstanding reality. For mediators, trying to shift harsh confrontational logic and entrenched beliefs relating to the conflict can be a long and relentless process, filled with numerous...

Julie A Gregory, DiploFoundation

Blog

ADVANCED, BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 08/05/2020

Digital Inclusion in Peacemaking: Opportunities During and After COVID-19

Mediating conflict and building an inclusive peace in the middle of a global pandemic is no small thing. Against the backdrop of COVID-19, and the far-reaching travel restrictions and lockdowns that came with it, the peacemaking community has been challenged with maintaining...

Andreas Hirblinger, Postdoctoral Researcher, CCDP

Blog

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 07/28/2020

Staying Focused, Staying Connected & Staying Human: Principles for Peacebuilding Online

In March 2020, the Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS) began transitioning to an online peacebuilding organisation. The increasing travel restrictions and preventive measures linked to the COVID-19 pandemic became a catalyst for CPCS to critically reflect on ways in which...

Centre for Peace and Conflict Studies (CPCS)

Blog

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 07/27/2020

More Women in Tech Means a More Peaceful World

Pakistan ranks 148 out of 149 countries on the gender inequality index (WEF). It will take another 500 years for Pakistan to reach gender equality in this scenario (UNWomen). Women empowerment is essential to gain generational equality. Technology has emerged as a...

Quratulain Fatima, Co-Founder Women4PeaceTech

Blog

BEGINNER, INTERMEDIATE

Created 07/13/2020

Building a better post-Covid-19 world with the private sector

From Pact:  Covid-19 has created one of the most widespread humanitarian and economic crises in recent history. Despite years of pandemic warnings issued, most governments, civil society, research institutions and businesses were caught unaware. Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2), the virus...

Binod Chapagain & Christy Owen, Pact

Analysis, Blog

Created 06/30/2020