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Category: Innovative Approaches to Social Change

Innovative Approaches to Social Change

The ‘Dark Matter’ of Peacebuilding

The “Dark Matter” of Peacebuilding   From the U.S. Institute of Peace blog The Olive Branch. To view the post on the USIP web site, click here. By Jacqueline H. Wilson While reading a recent issue of Popular Science magazine, I was captivated by an article on “dark matter.”  Scientists are trying to wrap their

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Innovative Approaches to Social Change

Sport as a peacebuilding tool: Experiences from Nigeria by Michael Olufemi Sodipo

Sport can be a powerful tool for building peace. Nigerian organisation, the Peace Initiative Network (PIN), is using sport to teach young people tolerance, cooperation and respect. This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict. The leading online resource for local peacebuilding and human rights in conflict areas. Nigeria is an extremely heterogeneous society, comprising

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Innovative Approaches to Social Change

Strategies for High Risk Negotiations: Talking, Trust, Connecting, Rapport and Empathy

Strategies for high risk negotiations: talking, trust, connecting, rapport and empathy   “What is destroyed most in high tension situations is trust, and without trust, things will break down very quickly.  When they do, they are replaced by increased anxiety and confusion, destroying the participants’ ability to make good, long-term decisions.  It is the negotiator’s presence that keeps the

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Innovative Approaches to Social Change

Can peace be achieved the same way social change has thru the use of new media and digital technologies?

This article was originally published on Insight on Conflict. The leading online resource for local peacebuilding and human rights in conflict areas. Monica Brasov-Curca looks at how the development of the internet is affecting social change. This is the first of a series of articles looking at the relationship between the internet and peacebuilding.   Can peace

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