39 Suggestions for Preliminary Survey Questions

September 6, 2009 - 4:05pm

Attached to this post is a pdf file titled "39 Suggestions for Preliminary Survey Questions-- as Preparation for Community Visioning Initiatives".

New Document titled “Divine Intervention: A Collection of Quotations from 'Sathya Sai Speaks' (Vol. 1-15)"

July 4, 2009 - 3:02am

This post at (and also at ) is a brief introduction to a new document titled “Divine Intervention: A Collection of Quotations from “Sathya Sai Speaks” (Vo

US Certificate in Security Management (credit rated), 13-17 July 09, Washington D.C., USA

June 1, 2009 - 3:05pm

This course will take place in Washington D.C., USA.

If you book by 5th June you will receive an early bird discount (see below for price bands)


April 4, 2009 - 10:14am allows anyone, anywhere, to start adding humanitarian data to a global map, thus 'the wisdom of crowds' will be able to build a huge humanitarian map, giving credence to the idea that

Assessing Local Capacity & Reconstruction in Aceh

October 7, 2008 - 8:23am

Assessing Local Capacity and Reconstruction
Assistance in Post-tsunami Aceh

Report of the Aceh Community Assistance
Research Project (ACARP)
December 2007

Participating Agencies

Did you feel like this when you returned home?

September 22, 2008 - 10:05pm

Many thanks to those who have helped in the understanding of the personal changes and perceptions of aid experiences from by filling in the returnees questionnaire for the University of Nottingham res

Post mission responses from aid workers

September 8, 2008 - 2:59pm

Thank you to all those who have contacted me about your experiences and have contributed to researching the unique experiences of aid workers post mission.

Accra High-Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness: update from WIDE

July 9, 2008 - 3:40pm

This is an update on the upcoming forum by Nerea Craviotto for the WIDE Network (

quality assurance software for humanitarian projects - training

June 2, 2008 - 11:36am

Training Course (in English)
The Dynamic COMPAS and the Quality COMPAS
(quality assurance method and software for humanitarian projects)

23 - 27 June 2008 in Plaisians (Provence)

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May 17, 2008 - 10:12pm

This Newsletter is a summary and analysis of trends in economic development in international co-operation policy.

Ground-level humanitarian mapping using mobile phones

April 15, 2008 - 5:22am

If (and that's a big if) thiswill work, it could revolutionise the way we do recons and assessments.

MDF-ESA Training & Consultancy

February 15, 2008 - 10:44am

MDF-ESA is a training and consultancy organisation aiming to enhance management capacities of professionals and organisations working in the development sector in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Call for Papers

January 30, 2008 - 5:30pm


On behalf of Perspectives on Global Issues, a journal founded and edited by graduate students from New York University’s Center for Global Affairs, we would like to announce our call for papers for the spring issue of the journal, of which the focus is global issues of health.

Offering Links-- Seeking Links

January 27, 2008 - 11:18pm

The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative has added a new 30 page “Links” pdf document to the IPCR Website (see the “top of page” navigation, at (Note: The "Links" document is also an attachment to this post).

"The Spirit of the Sacred Hoop": A Short Story

January 1, 2008 - 8:14pm

Many years ago there was a tribe of people who were experiencing challenges that were threatening their very existence.

During this “time of fear”, a young woman experiences a vision—of a bird which says to her “You must all leave where you are, and travel to a place far away… You must look for the tree at the center of the sacred hoop. You will know when you have found this tree when you hear birds singing on the branches of a tree, and you understand their song.”

Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment in Disasters Workshop

December 10, 2007 - 6:37pm

CARE, Benfield Hazard Research Center, the World Wildlife Fund, and the Peacebuilding & Development Institute Present

Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment in Disasters

Date: January 11th-12th, 2008

Assessments for forced labor, sex trafficking, and sexual abuse programs

December 3, 2007 - 7:36pm

I am seeking assistance with designing an assessment for a forced labor, sex trafficking, and sexual assault program my organization wishes to undertake. The organization is familiar with conventional assessment methodologies from the development/humanitarian sphere, but is unsure to what extent they are transferable to a scenario where those being assessed are in dangerous, often life-threatening circumstances; unable to communicate freely with assessors; and might be frightened by assessors. We are also wondering how best to determine sampling tools when the target populations (of both perpetrators and victims) is of unknown size, difficult to target, and difficult to define.

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