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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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OUT NOW! The 2020 State of Civil Society Report from CIVICUS

OUT NOW! The 2020 State of Civil Society Report includes analysis on climate, LGBTQ rights, democratic freedoms, international cooperation, the rise of collective action and #COVID19. Read it at: http://web.civicus.org/SOCS2020 #SOCS2020 The annual State of Civil Society Report analyses key events and trends impacting on civil society, and civil society responses to the major challenges

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Tools & Resources

Still Digging: G20 Governments Continue to Finance the Climate Crisis

Crossposted from Oil Change International Oil Change International & Friends of the Earth U.S. For organizational endorsements, see list below. May 2020 DOWNLOAD THE FULL REPORT With the health and livelihoods of billions at risk from COVID-19, governments around the world are preparing public finance packages of a magnitude they previously deemed unthinkable. This report

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Tools & Resources

Dignity not destitution An ‘Economic Rescue Plan For All’ to tackle the Coronavirus crisis and rebuild a more equal world

Dignity not destitution An ‘Economic Rescue Plan For All’ to tackle the Coronavirus crisis and rebuild a more equal world Publication date: 9 April 2020 Author: Oxfam Downloads click here Dignity not destitution Learn more United against coronavirus New analysis shows the economic crisis caused by coronavirus could push over half a billion people into

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Tools & Resources

COVID-19: Working with and for young people

The Compact for Young People in Humanitarian Action is committed to mitigating and responding to this global health emergency. Our goal is to to protect young people and adolescents, while recognising that they are invaluable partners in responding effectively to COVID-19 and its effects felt in societies across the globe. We have mobilised to provide humanitarian

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Promising practices for equitable remote learning Emerging lessons from COVID-19 education responses in 127 countries

ABSTRACT The COVID-19 pandemic has had an unprecedented impact on societies, globally. To help contain the spread of the disease, schools around the world have closed, affecting 1.6 billion learners – approximately 91 per cent of the world’s enrolled students. Governments and education stakeholders have responded swiftly to continue children’s learning, using various delivery channels

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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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Tools & Resources

Global Military Spending reaches nearly 2 Trillion Dollars in 2019

Global military expenditure sees largest annual increase in a decade—says SIPRI—reaching $1917 billion in 2019 crossposted from SIPRI’s website 27 April 2020 World military expenditure, by region, 1988–2019 (Stockholm, 27 April 2020) Total global military expenditure rose to $1917 billion in 2019, according to new data from the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). The

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Tools & Resources

New Paper Democratising Economic Power: The Potential for Meaningful Participation in Economic Governance and Decision-Making

IDS Working Paper 535 Published on 30 March 2020 To access the publication click here Participation is the act of people engaging in decisions that impact their lives. It has been widely promoted in social, political and civic spheres. However, the question of participation in economic governance is underdeveloped. This paper explores participation in economic

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How Repression Helps Nonviolent Activists Occupy the Public Sphere

This is a featured post on PCDN A turning point in many social movements comes when authorities try to repress nonviolent activists but their efforts backfire, attracting wider attention and expanding movement participation. Activists’ use of nonviolent methods matters, and in many cases, planning for repression can make it more likely that repression advances the

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