Category: Reflections on Practice & Policy

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New Report, Turning the Tables: Insights from locally-led humanitarian partnerships in conflict situations

Taking a fresh and critical look at localisation, this report calls on international humanitarian organisations and donors to rethink their approaches to partnerships in conflict-affected crisis situations. There is growing global commitment among donors and international non-governmental organisations to transfer a greater share of resources and power over aid in crises to those most affected

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Point of View

New report: Act Now on ‘Localisation’: COVID-19 Implications for Funding to Local Peacebuilding

Crossposted from Conducive Space for Peace Jun 26, 2020 In our latest report Conducive Space for Peace distils the insights of more than 450 peacebuilders who during April, May and June 2020 engaged in consultations on the implications of the COVID-19 crisis for funding to local peacebuilding. Through virtual conversations, online platform sharing, livestreamed dialogues,

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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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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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Point of View

Engaging with Insider Mediators – Sustaining peace in an age of turbulence

Apr 27, 2020 crossposted from UNDP This Guidance Note explores the relevance of insider mediation in 21st century practice-policy landscape, seeks to foster an understanding of the theoretical and practical underpinnings of the ‘insider mediation’ concept and provide practical knowledge and a step-by-step guide to engaging with insider mediators. Case studies are used throughout the Guidance

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Innovative Approaches to Social Change

Seven tips for holding those online meetings you’re dreading

crossposted from Rock Paper Scissors By Lee-Anne Ragan (full bio below) M.Ed., B.SW. is the learning and development expert behind the internationally award-winning Rock.Paper.Scissors, Inc., where great minds come to play There’s absolutely no doubt that the coronavirus is throwing everything off.  But it doesn’t have to throw a kink into those meetings you’re now

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Reflections on Practice & Policy

What is your idea to achieve an inclusive education system for all?

What is your idea to achieve an inclusive education system for all? The 2020 GEM Report on inclusion and education, All means all, is due for release in one month’s time – 23 June, 2020. The Report will draw attention to all those excluded from education, because of background or ability. It is motivated by

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Point of View

The Arc of Justice: The World’s Religions Launch Strategic Priorities for Peace

The Arc of Justice: The World’s Religions Launch Strategic Priorities for Peace As a growing public health crisis becomes increasingly urgent, prominent global actors and institutions, including the United Nations, are confronted by the realisation that all hands on deck are required to address the cross-cutting challenges faced by our world today. Another public health

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Point of View

What Books Are You Reading Related to Social Impact?

Craig Zelizer Connector, Innovator, Doer, Professor & Social Entrepreneur. Fostering Collaborative & Boundary Crossing Change. What books are you reading this month related to social impact or for pure fun? One of my favorite hobbies is reading, reading & reading. Of course I enjoy many other things such as improving my foreign language skills, competitive

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