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Register now for the 2020 Virtual SID-Washington Conference

Register now for the 2020 Virtual SID-Washington Conference. October 7-8, 2020 8 AM – 7 PM Join hundreds of other international development professionals to discuss and debate ideas, trends, and challenges facing our sector today at the first-ever Virtual SID-Washington Conference. Focusing on theme The Decade to Deliver, attendees will examine what we need to

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Education & Skills

Join the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies to celebrate the 2020 United Nations International Day of Peace

This is a sponsored event post on PCDN During this virtual event, panelists will discuss the pandemic’s impact on the movements for racial justice in the U.S., climate change, armed conflict, and the global prognosis for the future. Panelists include Kroc Institute faculty members, fellows, and graduate students Catherine Bolten, Drew Marcantonio, Ann Mische, Amaryst

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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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Sponsored Post

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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