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New Book, Redefining Development: Resolving Complex Challenges in Developing Countries (open access)

To download the text click here Abstract: In 2015, the Old Fadama slum of Accra, Ghana, was a government “no-go zone” due to the generally lawless environment. Participatory action researchers (PAR) began working with three stakeholders to resolve complex challenges facing the community and city. In three years, they created a PAR cross-sector collaboration intervention

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Career Series

Careers in International Development – Think & Act Local

by Elisabeth Kvitashvili (bio below) Three years ago, a friend of mine in the Bay Area introduced me to a grad school friend of hers. This woman, a Bosnian who resettled in the US after the war ended in 1995, worked to assist victims of human trafficking in California. I had not realized trafficking was

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Conflict Resolution Is Key to the Change We Are Seeking out of COVID-19

The following post was written by Philip Gamaghelyan, PhD, Assistant Professor and Head of the MS in Conflict Management and Resolution program at the University of San Diego’s Kroc School. It originally ran on the website of the Kroc School at the University of San Diego. “Normal is over” — we hear it everywhere we

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Tools & Resources

The Edge of Crisis: COVID-19’s Impact on Peacebuilding & Measures to Stabilize the Field

5-22-2020| Jessica Baumgardner-Zuzik, Shaziya DeYoung, and Uzra Zeya Download the Full Report COVID-19 is much more than a public health emergency. It is essentially “stabilization in reverse,” upending economies and societies, fueling division and distrust of government, and exacerbating drivers of violent conflict globally, especially in fragile and conflict-affected states. And yet, at a moment when peacebuilding

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Education & Skills


by Avary Kent, Chief Innovation Officer, This is a featured partner post on PCDN. If you’re interested in learning more about Building your Virtual Convening Toolbox Strategy, Facilitation, Design, & Implementation, check out our Virtual Convening Certification workshop (presented by and Story & Spirit). As COVID-19 sweeps across multiple countries and affects global markets

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Point of View

Difficult Conversations: Why International Practitioners Must Do More to Address Racism at Home

Crossposted from CDA Featured image Photo by Koshu Kunii on Unsplash 6/2020 | Dost Bardouille Dear Colleague, We’ve worked together for years on peacebuilding, conflict resolution, human rights, social responsibility, and sustainability. We’ve grappled with some of the most intractable questions – how to build durable peace, support the shaping of equitable societies, and strengthen

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Prizes & Awards

Win an Autographed Copy of the Groundbreaking Book, A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence is Redefining Who We Are

PCDN is proud to partner with leading innovator, scholar, lawyer and author, Flynn Coleman, who recently published the groundbreaking book A Human Algorithm: How Artificial Intelligence is Redefining Who We Are. The book is a brilliant read that urges students and professionals from all backgrounds, including social impact sectors to learn about AI,  and engage

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Career Series

Preparation, Presence, & Passion: Key tips in the job interview process

Congratulations! Your prospective employer wants to interview you. This is a noteworthy accomplishment. It means that your application stood out from the sea of competitors and was compelling enough to move you to the next phase of the hiring process. So, what now? Preparing for the interview is essential. It demonstrates to the hiring team

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