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24 APRIL 2013

Contents

1 Training, Workshops, Learning
a How to Evaluate Humanitarian Action (12-14 May 2013)
b. People's Diplomacy, Non-violence and Global Civil Society after September 11 n(29 September - 20 October 2013)
 
2. Seminars and Conferences
a. ODI Seminar Series: Can Africa Make It? Prospects for Africa's Development (30 April - 12 June 2013)
b. Perspectives on Conflict (8 May 2013)
c. Conflict & Transformation (25-31 May 2013)
d. Exclusion and Identity: The Politics of Rights, Race and Religion (12-14 June 2013)
e. After September 11: TV News and Transnational Audiences (9-11 September 2013)
 
3. Consultations and Notices
a. Peace News Trustees: Office Space Available / Trustee Vacancies
 
4. Events and Campaigns
a. National Rally for Palestine (18 May 2013)
 
5. New Resources
  Publications:
a. State of the World's Older People 2000
b. Government by the Gun - The Unfinished Business of Fiji's 2000 Coup
c. Human Rights of Women - International Instruments and African Experience
d. European Union Foreign Policy: What it is and what it does
e. Creative Force - Arts-based Exercises for Work with Young People around Issues of Violence
  Online:
a. Humanitarian Exchange, March 2013: Silent Emergency
b. Web Links for Palestine and Israel
c. Country Indicators for Foreign Policy: SE Asia and West Africa Risk Assessments
d. A Creative Route to Rights
e. Childsoldier.net
f. Gender Programming in Post-Taliban Afghanistan: The UN-Revolution
g. Owning the Process: Mechanisms for Political Participation of the Public in Peacemaking
h. International Commission on Intervention & State Sovereignty
i. Development Economics Website
j. Jerusalem Media and Communication Centre
k. Afghan Media Development
l. A War Against the Peacemaker (George Monbiot commentary)
  Other resources:
a. 'Nonviolence For a Change' video
 
6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies
a. European Centre for Conflict Prevention: Internship, Searching for Peace Programme in the Middle East (closing date: 26 April 2013)
b. Programme Co-ordinator for Balkans Access to Safety, Security and Justice
Programme (closing date: 29 April 2013)
c. Kurdish Human Rights Project: Vacancies (closing date: 30 April 2013)
- Deputy Director
- Coordinator, Human Rights and Environment Unit
d. Shamrock Foundation: Voluntary Director
e. Centre for Conflict Resolution, South Africa: Conflict Resolution Programme Manager (closing date: 3 May 2013)
f. African Foundation for Development [AFFORD](closing date: 14 May 2013)
   - Finance & Admin Officer
   - Information Officer
   - Network Outreach Officer
 

PLEASE NOTE THAT THE INFORMATION PRESENTED IN THIS ISSUE DOES NOT NECESSARILY REPRESENT THE VIEWS OF QED.

1. Training, Workshops, Learning

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a. HOW TO EVALUATE HUMANITARIAN ACTION>
12-14 May 2013
Academy Bad Boll, Germany (Airport: Stuttgart)
This course is being run by AGEG, based on a training module produced by ALNAP.

Workshop-Team: Annette Englert and Walter Aschmoneit (Trainers AGEG), Dr. Klaus Hirsch (Team-Leader, Academy Bad Boll), Christopher Hepp (Resource Persons, AGEG)

Course Objectives:
· To understand the context and components of Evaluation of Humanitarian Action and its potential to improve ways of working and the impact of humanitarian operations.
· An approach to design, implementation and follow through which is consistent with delivering a meaningful and used evaluation.
· Clarity about an evaluator's key responsibilities and associated competencies.
· An understanding of the specific needs, challenges and difficulties involved in the evaluation process of Humanitarian Assistance (also in comparison with development work).

To maximise the course's effectiveness, the number of participants will be restricted to 20. Audience: The target audience of the course will be consultants and staff of humanitarian organisations who carry out evaluations.

The minimum profile for participants is:
· experience of having conducted at least 2 evaluations (not necessarily of humanitarian action)
· basic knowledge of project cycle management.

Language of course: German
Course Fees:  250,-  Euro
Costs for Food and Accommodation, single room:  95,- Euro

*AGEG - the German Association of Development Consultants - is an organisation made up of independent professionals providing services in development cooperation and humanitarian assistance. Since 1989, AGEG has been registered as a co-operative. For further information see AGEG webpage: http://www.AGEG.de

For an application form, contact the AGEG Head Office, Wellingstr. 9, D- 73230 Kirchheim/Teck, Germany. Email: headoffice ageg.de; Tel: +49 7021 970870; Fax: +49 7021 970879. Course fees will be due no later than 30th April 2013 to: Volksbank Kirchheim (BLZ 612 910 30) 74 030 000.

b. PEOPLE'S DIPLOMACY, NON-VIOLENCE AND GLOBAL CIVIL SOCIETY AFTER SEPTEMBER 11
29th September - 20th October 2013
Rovereto, Italy

Admission to the course:
. The number of participants will be confined to thirty, at least half of whom will be women.
. A balance will be sought between participants from "developed" and "developing" countries.
. Fluency in English is required.
. Priority for admission to the International course will be given to applicants who are active in organisations of civil society or social movements involved in human rights promotion, non-violent conflict transformation and peace education.
. Closing date for applications: 15 June 2013

For further information, contact: IUPIP Secretariat, Palazzo Adami - Piazza San Marco, 7, 38068 Rovereto (TN), Italy. Tel: +39/0464-424288; Fax: +39/0464-424299; Email: iupip unimondo.org or visit their website at: www.unimondo.org/iupip (the course programme and further details are available on the website).

2. Seminars and Conferences

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a. ODI SEMINAR SERIES: CAN AFRICA MAKE IT? PROSPECTS FOR AFRICA'S DEVELOPMENT

A joint meetings series on the future of Africa in the run-up to the G8 conference in June, is being held by the Overseas Development Institute, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, The Africa Centre and the Royal African Society. As Africa faces its current crises, can effective global partnerships counter 'Afro-pessimism' to achieve an African Renaissance? 

The meetings will be held at four different venues: ODI, 111 Westminster Bridge Road; The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, 10 St James's Square, London SW1Y 4LE; SOAS Assembly Hall, Thornhaugh St, Russell Sq, London WC1 (nearest tube station - Russell Square), and The Africa Centre 38 King Street Covent Garden London WC2E. Note that the meeting times vary.  Accommodation will be limited - to book a place please email Diana Evans at: meetings odi.org.uk with the dates of the meetings you wish to attend. Further details can be found at www.odi.org.uk.

Tuesday 30th April 12.30pm
Venue: Chatham House
Democracy and governance: participation, transparency and accountability

Tuesday 7th May 6.00pm
Venue: SOAS Assembly Hall
Ending War in Africa: Africa & the West's Responsibilities

Tuesday 14th May 12.30pm (to be confirmed)
Venue: ODI
Can Africa make it? - Outlining Africa's development record, its heterogeneity and its
future. (Rescheduled introduction).

Thursday 16th May 12.30pm (to be confirmed)
Venue: ODI
Debt relief, aid and poverty reduction

Wednesday 22nd May 5.30pm (to be confirmed)
Venue: ODI
Economic strategies for Africa

Wednesday 29th May 5.30pm
Venue: Africa Centre
Africa in the world economy

Wednesday 5th June 5.30pm (to be confirmed)
Venue: Africa Centre
Unlocking Africa's human potential

Wednesday 12th June 5.30pm
Venue: Africa Centre
Closing meeting - What have we learned from previous sessions? An agenda for the G8 summit in
Canada.

To book please email: meetings odi.org.uk. Further details will be sent with confirmation of booking.

b. PERSPECTIVES ON CONFLICT
Wednesday 8th May 2013, 9:30am - 5:30pm
School of Oriental & African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, London

In order to generate their own perception of 'reality on the ground', conflict resolution practitioners are required to interpret, manage and choose between multiple, and often competing, representations - all presented as 'fact' by diverse actors (local contacts, multilateral and bilateral agencies, the media, academics).  How do/should practitioners manage this multitude of divergent representations? By what criteria is 'factual' status conferred upon one representation over another?  What kind of transformation do representations undergo as they are synthesised/stabilised into briefing papers and policy documents?  To what extent are multiple perspectives the essence of conflict?

First Session (General issues):
Bernard Harborne (DFID - Senior Conflict Advisor on Africa - tbc)
Elsa Dawson (Conflict Advisor, Oxfam Policy Department)
Nigel Eltringham (School of Oriental & African Studies)

Second Session (Case studies):
The Balkans - Alan Pleydell (Programme Manager, Balkans Programme at Quaker Peace & Social Witness)
Rwanda/Great Lakes - Andy Storey (Development Studies Centre, Kimmage Manor, Dublin.)
The Middle East - Bruce Stanley (School of Oriental & African Studies)
Sri Lanka - Dhananjayan Sriskandarajah (University of Oxford)
Guatemala - Silvia Posocco (London School of Economics)

Afternoon - discussion groups

For further information and an application form, contact Nigel Eltringham on email: ne2 soas.ac.uk.

c. CONFLICT & TRANSFORMATION
25-31 May 2013
Findhorn, Scotland

This conference and training event will provide understanding, practical skills and tools to become more effective in responding to conflict in our personal lives, in our organisations and in the world.

Keynote: Dr. Mo Mowlam, former cabinet member and key player in the Northern Ireland peace process.

Presenters include:
Scilla Elworthy, director Oxford Research Institute, author of Power and Sex and 3 time nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.>

Ch. Sup. John Willson, Police National Operations faculty and expert on protest and disorder.
Louise Diamond, co-founder of the Institute for Multi-track Diplomacy, Washington D.C.
Jane Zuidema, director, Mans Consulting Group, Amsterdam.

For bookings and more information contact: Findhorn Foundation Conference Office, Tel: +44 (0)1309 691933; Email: conference findhorn.org or visit their website at: www.findhorn.org/conflict

d. EXCLUSION AND IDENTITY: THE POLITICS OF RIGHTS, RACE AND RELIGION
12-14 June 2013
Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, UK.

Following up on our highly successful conference last year, QED is once again organising an international conference to be held in London on 12-14 June 2013. The conference title is "Exclusion and Identity: The Politics of Rights, Race, and Religion".

The Conference will be a major gathering of key people involved in policy, academia, and practice from around the world. It will explore such crucial themes as failed states, the role of the media in conflict, the politicisation of religion, diasporan activities, and ethnic cleansing. Keynote speakers will come from as far away as Indonesia, and there will be up to 15 workshops exploring many of these issues in detail.

If you have an idea for a workshop, or you would like to do one, please do not hesitate to contact us as soon as possible. The deadline for submissions is Thursday 2nd May 2013. Workshops will last one-and-a-half hours, with the emphasis being on attendee participation. See below for the various workshop themes currently under consideration. Please email your proposals, ideas, questions to: conference qed.org.uk. They can also be posted to the address below.

For further information, contact: Razmik Panossian, QED Conference Organiser, QED, 6th Floor, Dean Bradley House, 52 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7799 2477; Fax: +44 (0)20 7799 2458; Email: conference qed.org.uk; Website: www.qed.org.uk

e. AFTER SEPTEMBER 11: TV NEWS AND TRANSNATIONAL AUDIENCES
(from The Coexistence Noticeboard)
9-11 September 2013
Swansea, Wales
Organised by the University of Wales, British Film Institute, Pavis Centre For Social and Cultural Research, and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

This conference will bring together academics, broadcasters, journalists, and the public to analyze and debate the TV coverage and reception of September 11 and its aftermath.  It will include papers offering comparative analyses of terrestrial and satellite news agendas from around the world, and an evaluation of how public service broadcasters managed their news agendas and audiences.  New audience research carried out in a culturally and socially diverse range of households (mainly, though not exclusively, UK based), and transnational language communities (including Arabic, Farsi, Pashtun, Kurdish, Turkish, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali), will be presented.  There will be a debate on: the politics of representing and mediating terror; processes of collective identification and grammars of 'othering'; cultural differences in the language and iconography of war reporting; censorship, self-censorship and the 'management' of news agendas and audiences; and the emergence of global networks sustained by ties of language and media, political culture, and ethnicity.

For further information, contact: Conference Services, University of Wales, Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, Wales, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1792 205 678; Fax: +44 (0)1792 295 5675; Email: megan.skinner bfi.org.uk; Website: www.afterseptember11.tv

3. Consultations and Notices

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a. PEACE NEWS TRUSTEES: OFFICE SPACE AVAILABLE / TRUSTEE VACANCIES
Peace News Trustees will have vacant on May 6th two interconnecting rooms on the top floor of its premises at 5 Caledonian Road, London, N.1. ( Nr. Kings Cross) - 230 sq. ft. - home of Housmans Bookshop and the War Resisters' International.  They are seeking tenants sympathetic to the peace movement or from allied social justice campaigns/organisations. The rental is £5,000 p.a. with tenants paying their electricity and phone bills.

Peace News Trustees Board which owns and runs premises at 5 Caledonian Road,N1 and 11 Goodwin Street, N.4. is seeking new members for its board, which at the moment is skewed towards mostly older men.  It is seeking accountancy expertise and women with relevant committee expertise.  Due to the nature of Peace News Trustees Board, members are expected to subscribe to the anti war stance of The War Resisters' International.

If you are interested in finding out more about the available office space or in joining the Peace News Trustees Board, please contact Ian Dixon, Chair of PNT Board on email: iandixon btinternet.com. For more information about Peace News, see their website at: http://www.peacenews.info/

b. PETITION TO STOP THE WAR IN IRAQ
(from the Aftermath-announce listserve)

CND and the Stop the War Coalition are collecting signatures for a (paper, not online) petition against war on Iraq. You can print this off from here:
http://www.stopwar.org.uk/Iraq%20petition%20word97.doc and return completed petitions to the address on the bottom of the form.

4. Events and Campaigns

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a. NATIONAL RALLY FOR PALESTINE
Saturday 18th May 2013
March and Rally
Assemble 12 noon in Central London
Rally at Trafalgar Square

Speakers include: Afif Safieh, Palestinian Delegate to UK, George Galloway MP, John Austin MP, Jeremy Corbyn MP, Dr. Ghada Karmi, Ken Cameron Trade Union Friends of Palestine, Betty Hunter Sec. Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Called by Palestine Solidarity Campaign and sponsored by Association of Palestinian Communities, Palestine Return Centre, Al-Awda, CAABU, General Union of Palestinian Students, UCATT, NATFHE, NUJ, CND, Trade Union Friends of Palestine, Stop the War Coalition

Further information can be received from: Palestine Solidarity Campaign's website at: www.palestinecampaign.org or Tel: 020 7700 6192; Fax: 020 7609 7779; Email: info palestinecampaign.org

5. New Resources

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Publications:

a. STATE OF THE WORLD'S OLDER PEOPLE 2013

A major report from HelpAge International provides new evidence of discrimination and disadvantage faced by older people in developing countries. HelpAge International launched State of the world's older people 2013 in Madrid on 8 April 2013 to coincide with the opening of the Second World Assembly on Ageing.

The report includes new data on ageing worldwide and, for the first time, reflects the views and experiences of older people, as expressed in consultations held in developing countries and in east and central Europe in preparation for the World Assembly. It also draws on research carried out by HelpAge International and its network of members and partners worldwide.

It shows that:
* chronic poverty blights the lives of the increasing numbers of older people in the developing world
* public services such as healthcare, HIV/AIDS programmes and social security discriminate against older people
* world-wide, many older people, especially older women, suffer isolation that can result in abuse and violence
* at national and international level, governments and aid donors ignore older people's contributions and fail to provide adequate resources to meet their needs

The report analyses the key challenges that ageing populations pose for policy makers, with regional surveys on Africa, Asia, Latin America and east and central Europe. It provides global and regional statistical data on older people and a survey of the policies on ageing adopted by national governments and donor states/agencies.

HelpAge International is bringing a delegation of more than 50 older people from some 30 countries to participate in the NGO Forum at the World Assembly on Ageing in Madrid.

* The full report, launched on 8 April, is available on HelpAge International's website (www.helpage.org and in paper copies in English and Spanish

For further information contact Sarah Graham-Brown or Jane Scobie on email:

b. GOVERNMENT BY THE GUN - THE UNFINISHED BUSINESS OF FIJI'S 2000 COUP
Robbie Robertson, La Trobe, & William Sutherland, Australian National University

Fiji is a small far away island whose problems may seem very remote. But this multi-ethnic island is a microcosm of issues confronting more and more countries in the modern world.
* how can race relations and cultural diversity be managed?
* how can diversity be presented as a source of strength?
* should the rights of indigenous communities ever take primacy over wider human rights?
* are there alternatives to multicultural separatism in pluralistic societies?

Elite ethnic Fijians responded to their own class insecurity by transposing their racialist ideology of Fijian paramountcy into the internationally respectable language of indigenous rights. Such inter-communal conflict often has its origins in the economic and political interests of a narrow class which then succeeds in spreading a much wider sense of communal threat and solidarity with an almost uncontrollable political dynamic of its own. Failing to answer the very difficult questions that arise can be devastating to the daily lives of ordinary people.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 114 0 hbk GBP45.00/$65.00
1 84277 115 9 pbk GBP14.95/$22.50

For further information or to order, contact: Mohammed Umar, Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4014;  Fax:  +44 (0)20 7833 3960; Email: sales zedbooks.demon.co.uk or visit the Zed Bookswebsite at: http://www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk/

c. HUMAN RIGHTS OF WOMEN - INTERNATIONAL INSTRUMENTS AND AFRICAN EXPERIENCE
Editors: Wolfgang Benedek, Esther M Kiyaakye & Gerd Oberleitner

This book examines the African experience in trying to implement the international instruments dealing with the human rights of women. It covers human rights and gender issues, standards of
equality, the work of the United Nations and other specialised agencies, and the European human rights system in comparison with other regional instruments. It focuses on the legal and
administrative systems in African countries through which standards are implemented nationally and monitored internationally. It discusses female genital mutilation, human rights of women in armed conflict, refugee women as well as women and Islam. The book is aimed at human rights workers, teachers, lawyers, civil servants, community leaders, students and academics, and seeks to support women's empowerment.

ISBN/PRICE:
1 84277 044 6 hbk GBP50.00/$69.95
1 84277 045 4 pbk GBP16.95/$29.95

For further information or to order, contact: Mohammed Umar, Zed Books, 7 Cynthia Street, London N1 9JF, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7837 4014;  Fax:  +44 (0)20 7833 3960; Email: sales zedbooks.demon.co.uk or visit the Zed Bookswebsite at: http://www.zedbooks.demon.co.uk/

d. EUROPEAN UNION FOREIGN POLICY: WHAT IT IS AND WHAT IT DOES
Hazel Smith

Hazel Smith argues that the European Union has a comprehensive and significant foreign policy and that, although it is operationally distinctive, the policy can be analysed in much the same way as that of the sovereign state. In this book, the primary aim is to investigate what the Union has actually done overseas. Smith analyses the vast panorama of Union activities and intervention aborad - towards the United States and the industrialised West, the various regions of the South and, most recently, its huge involvement in East and Central Europe. The book counters any claims that the European Union does not have a foreign policy by systematically presenting evidence of the very diverse and global array of historical and contemporary actions, actors, instruments and outcomes of EU global policies.

Hazel Smith is a Reader in International Relations at the University of Warwick and Director of the MA in International Relations. She is currently based in Washington DC as a visiting Jennings Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace.

ISBN: 074531869X
£ 15.99 / US$ 24.95 Paper

Available from Pluto Press (www.plutobooks.com). In the United States, contact Stylus Publishing (email: styluspub aol.com).

e. CREATIVE FORCE - ARTS-BASED EXERCISES FOR WORK WITH YOUNG PEOPLE AROUND ISSUES OF VIOLENCE
Save the Children UK
(from the Creative Exchange e-Forum)

This publication aimed at those working with youth looks at key issues around young people and violence - verbal violence, bullying, peer pressure, sexist and racist violence, physical or non-physical violence, domestic violence. It includes 26 detailed sessions plans using drama, creative writing, poetry and photography activities as tools to explore these issues.

Available from: Save the Children UK, c/o Plymbridge Distributors, Estover Road, Plymouth, PL6, UK. Tel: +44 (0)1752-202 301; Fax: +44 (0)1752-202 333; Email: orders plymbridge.com.
Website: http://www.scfuk.org.uk/functions/indx_pubs.html (go to: New Titles).

Online:

a. HUMANITARIAN EXCHANGE, MARCH 2013: SILENT EMERGENCIES
The Humanitarian Practice Network

The latest issue of Humanitarian Exchange is now showing on their website at: www.odihpn.org (go to HPN Publications) or for the PDF document: www.odihpn.org/pdfbin/exchange20.pdf.

Silent Emergencies are the special feature of this issue of Humanitarian Exchange. Anna Jeffreys of Save the Children UK examines the concept of the silent emergency, and suggests ways to assess and address this silence. The issue also looks at six of the world's most silent emergencies: Shabunda in the Democratic Republic of Congo; the Casamance in Senegal; Uganda; Chechnya; north-east India; and north Korea.

Following up on their special feature on Afghanistan in the last issue, there are two articles which draw on previous evaluations of humanitarian response to political crisis, and on the review of the Strategic Framework, to identify lessons for the international response in Afghanistan. Articles on a wide range of humanitarian practice, institutional initiatives, and policy developments around the world complete the issue.

b. WEB LINKS FOR PALESTINE AND ISRAEL

Mernet, the Mediterranean Resources Network, has put together an extensive list of web links for Palestine and Israel, including:

Global and Palestinian media links
Media links in Israel
NGOs, human rights organisations, research and/or activist groups
Political organisations, parties and groups
Palestinian National Authority links
Israel Government links
International humanitarian bodies and human rights organisations
UN links

For further information, or to obtain a copy of the list, contact: Mediterranean Resources Network, PO Box 10386, London, E17 6YB, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 8531 6565; Fax: +44 (0)20 8531 0236; Email: info mernet.org; Website: http://www.mernet.org

c. COUNTRY INDICATORS FOR FOREIGN POLICY: SE ASIA AND WEST AFRICA RISK ASSESSMENTS

SE Asia and West Africa Risk Assessments and related country risk profiles and indexed data are now available from the CIFP website at: www.carleton.ca/cifp.

Country Indicators for Foreign Policy (CIFP), is a site for current risk assessments, regional conflict analysis, early warning research, and open-source data. The website has been redesigned and now includes country rankings, on-line presentations and a mapping component. The website also provides on-line access to measures of domestic armed conflict, governance and political instability, militarization, religious and ethnic diversity, demographic stress, economic performance, human development,  environmental stress, and international linkages.

d. A CREATIVE ROUTE TO RIGHTS
Editor: Helen Gould
(from the Creative Exchange e-Forum)

'A Creative Route to Rights' is a British Council publication, edited by Helen Gould (Coordinator of Creative Exchange) which documents creative approaches to the promotion and strengthening of human rights giving international examples. It is now available online from: www.britishcouncil.org/governance/culdev/culdevindex.htm

e. CHILDSOLDIER.NET
(From The Drum Beat - 139)
www.childsoldier.net

Childsoldier.net uses the internet to expose human rights abuses associated with child warfare, and to advocate for the cessation of the practice. The website also works to facilitate collaboration across continents, and to make connections between children who could previously only read about war in the abstract (in textbooks) and those in their age group who have directly suffered the impact of war. At the same time, ex-child combatants can relate to other youth around the globe, identifying with their peers and hopefully, realizing that they are not alone.

f. GENDER PROGRAMMING IN POST-TALIBAN AFGHANISTAN: THE UN-REVOLUTION
(from The Drum Beat - 139)

Carolyn D Williams looks at the complex issues faced by those seeking the development of more equal but still genuinely Afghani relationships between men and women. See: http://www.comminit.com/Commentary/sld-4455.html

g. OWNING THE PROCESS: MECHANISMS FOR POLITICAL PARTICIPATION OF THE PUBLIC IN PEACEMAKING
Catherine Barnes, Accord, Conciliation Resources

Report of a recent workshop organised by Conciliation Resource's Accord team on 'Mechanisms for political participation of the public in peacemaking'. The full report can be accessed on their website at the following address: http://www.c-r.org in the Occasional Papers series.

The workshop was part of a larger Accord project to support the development of mechanisms for public participation in peacemaking by:
(a) engaging and supporting people currently trying to address this challenge in their own conflict situation;
(b) documenting previous experiences so as to enable comparative learning; and
(c) informing international policy-makers, negotiators and intermediaries.

In autumn 2013, CR will publish edition of the online and print publication Accord: an international review of peace initiatives on this theme. It will explore the issues presented here in greater depth and feature case studies on the mechanisms used in Guatemala, Mali, and South Africa, among others. It will provide detailed documentation and analysis of how the mechanisms described briefly in this report worked and analyse their impact on conflict transformation. This will be followed by an international policy seminar to help promote awareness of public participation in the implementation of peace processes.

For further information, contact the Accord team at: Conciliation Resources, 173 Upper Street, London N1 1RG, UK. Tel: +44 (0)20 7359 7728; Fax: +44 (0)20 7359 4081; Email: accord c-r.org or see their website at: www.c-r.org/accord

h. INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION ON INTERVENTION & STATE SOVEREIGNTY
(From the Canadian Peacebuild Digest - 16 April 2013)

The final report of the International Commission on Intervention & State Sovereignty (ICISS), The Responsibility to Protect, is available on their website (www.iciss-ciise.gc.ca) in English, French, Arabic, Chinese, Russian and Spanish. Also available is the report's 426-page companion volume, containing: comprehensive background research, a thematic new bibliography of more than 2000 references and further information about the Commission.

Mandated to find a new way to reconcile state sovereignty with the need to respond to grave humanitarian crises, the report's central theme is the idea of "the responsibility to protect". Sovereign states have a responsibility to protect their own citizens from avoidable catastrophe - from mass murder and rape, from starvation - but when they are unwilling or unable to do so, that responsibility must be borne by the broader community of states. There must be no more Rwandas.

i. DEVELOPMENT ECONOMICS WEBSITE

A website developed by International Development Economics Associates (IDEAs). IDEAs has been established with the purpose of building a pluralist network of heterodox economists engaged in the teaching, research and application of critical analyses of economic development. While the organization will be South-based, the network will be open to all committed to developing more appropriate and progressive analysis of development challenges. For further information, see: http://www.networkideas.org/index.htm

j. JERUSALEM MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION CENTRE (JMCC)
(from The Drum Beat - 140)

Established in 1988 by a group of Palestinian journalists and researchers to provide information on events in the West Bank (including East Jerusalem) and the Gaza Strip. JMCC's Jerusalem and Gaza offices provide a wide range of services to journalists, researchers, international agencies, individuals and organisations interested in obtaining reliable information on the Palestinian territory. See: http://www.jmcc.org/about/about.html

k. AFGHAN MEDIA DEVELOPMENT
(from The Drum Beat - 140)

Maintained by the Institute for War and Peace Reporting (IWPR), this site serves as a clearing house for all information on media in Afghanistan and media development issues in that country. See: http://www.iwpr.net/index.pl?intcrisis_afghanmedia.html

l. A WAR AGAINST THE PEACEMAKER
(from the Canadian Peacebuild Digest)

Commentary by George Monbiot for ZNet re the removal of Jose Bustani from the position of Director General of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. See: http://www.zmag.org/sustainers/content/2013-04/18monbiot.cfm

Other Resources:

a. 'NONVIOLENCE FOR A CHANGE' VIDEO

A recently produced video which won an award at the Earthvision 2015 Film Festival in Santa Cruz. Since the launch the film has already been used in a wide range of countries, including Australia, Japan, Thailand and Palestine.

What is nonviolence? How do we measure effectiveness? What is democracy? Is property damage violent? Should all direct action be nonviolent? This video addresses these questions - and much more. As images of violent protest distract attention from the reasons for protest, it is all the more important for people to consider how they confront authority. The video follows three campaigners, from very different backgrounds and with different experiences, exploring their visions of nonviolence.

This video was made by JustUs Productions on behalf of the Turning The Tide Programme of Quaker Peace and Social Witness.Its production has been financially supported by the Joseph Rowntree Charitable Trust, Cyril Cordon Trust, 1970 Trust and others.

For more information about nonviolence training, contact Turning the Tide on tel: +44 (0)207 663 1064 or email: kiris quaker.org.uk

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6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies

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a. EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR CONFLICT PREVENTION: INTERNSHIP, SEARCHING FOR PEACE PROGRAMME IN THE MIDDLE EAST
Closing date for applications: Friday 26th April 2013.
Starting date: May 2013 (another internship will start in September 2013).
Duration: minimum of 3 months (4 days a week).
Place: ECCP Office in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
Next possible internship starts in September 2013.

The aims of Searching for Peace in the Middle East are to promote effective conflict prevention and peacebuilding strategies in the region; to improve access to and knowledge of the causes and context of violent conflicts in the region; and to facilitate networking and information sharing between local, regional and international levels, and between academics, government officials, NGOs and other members of civil society.

Tasks:
- Research conflict-specific information: on background of conflicts, the main issues of conflicts, actors involved and their interests, identification of organisations involved in conflict prevention and peace building, and their programmes
- Collecting service information: relevant websites, publications, organisations, resource contacts, reports, etc. Service-information is systematized per conflict-survey. - Participation in meetings and planning sessions. - Provide valuable support for programme staff with ongoing activities of the Searching for Peace Programme, like routine tasks (filing, photocopying, preparing correspondence and collating information), research and events organisation

Requirements:
- Relevant educational background, preferably in peace and conflict research
- Interest in and commitment to peace, conflict resolution and human rights
- Profound knowledge of the Middle East
- Research experienceOrganisational and interpersonal communication skills
- Fluency in English, both written and spoken Computer literacy (word, excel, internet)
- Flexible and capable to work in a multi-cultural team

Please send your CV and motivation letter not later than 26 April 2013 to theOffice Manager, European Centre for Conflict Prevention, PO Box 14069, 3508 SC, Utrecht, The Netherlands. Fax: +31-30-236 92 68; Email: info conflict-prevention.net.  Letters and CVs without a motivation statement are not accepted.

b. BRITISH COUNCIL: PROGRAMME COORDINATOR FOR BALKANS ACCESS TO SAFETY, SECURITY AND JUSTICE PROGRAMME
Closing date for applications: Monday 29th April 2013

The British Council is looking for people to work on a justice sector programme in the Balkans(currently being tendered).  They need a skilled Programme Co-ordinator to manage a large access to justice programme spanning Albania, Bosnia Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, Kosovo, Serbia, and Montenegro.  The 3-year programme, funded from the UK Government Balkans Conflict Prevention Fund, has the goal of developing a well functioning justice system to reduce the sources of conflict in the region.   The aim is for public bodies to implement justice strategies which effectively reduce local tension and conflict, and prevent crime.  The emphasis is on affordable policies which will link all parts of the justice system and address the needs of users;  community based justice, policing and crime prevention; and mechanisms for lesson learning across the region.

The Programme Co-ordinator will be required to:
* provide leadership for the programme and ensure it delivers its outputs
* provide regular verbal and written reports to DFID and the Field Manager
* liase with other projects funded by DFID and international donors
* co-ordinate programme activity
* identify technical assistance requirements
* monitor and report on progress
* disseminate knowledge and learning across the region
* be responsible for financial management and oversight

The candidate needs to have:
* Knowledge of the Balkans, including DFID and other Multilateral donor activity
* Understanding of DFID Safety, Security and Access to Justice Strategies
* More than 10 years sector experience, with a strong background in project design including log-frames
* Ability to manage and influence change
* Fluent written and spoken English

For further information please email:  Joanne.Speakman britishcouncil.org
Applicants are invited to send CVs and a covering letter highlighting their experience and suitability. Website:  www.britishcouncil.org

c. KURDISH HUMAN RIGHTS PROJECT: VACANCIES

DEPUTY DIRECTOR
Closing date for applications: 30th April 2013

The Kurdish Human Rights Project is an independent, non-political project founded and based in London.  The KHRP is a registered charity. KHRP is seeking a Deputy Director, whose primary responsibility is to assist the Executive Director with the management of KHRP¹s work.

The Deputy Director works jointly with the Executive Director to supervise the four main project areas (human rights advocacy and training, fact finding, research and publication, and public awareness), delegating to KHRP staff as appropriate. With the Executive Director, the Deputy Director participates in fundraising activities and is responsible for running of the office, including personnel issues. The Deputy Director assists the Executive Director with policy formulation and strategy.

Person Specification:
Essential:
- Experience in managing a small team
- Experience in fundraising
- Experience in working in the field of human rights
- Ability to work under own initiative
- Ability to work under pressure
- Ability to make effective use of limited resources
- Excellent organisational and communication skills
- Administratively and secretarially self sufficient
- A commitment to the promotion of human rights

Desirable:
- Experience and knowledge of international human rights mechanisms and human rights practice
- An understanding of working in the non-governmental sector
- Computer and internet literacy
- Legal experience/background
- Public speaking experience

Salary: £25,000 - £29,000 depending on experience
Applicants must have a permit to work and reside in the UK

COORDINATOR, HUMAN RIGHTS AND ENVIRONMENT UNIT
This is an opportunity for a person with experience in research and/or advocacy on environmental issues, to participate in setting up this new Unit within KHRP.  Following on from the successful campaign relating to the Ilisu Dam, KHRP has decided to establish the Unit in order to respond to other large scale infrastructure projects in Turkey and the other Kurdish regions, which will have a severe impact on human rights and the environment.  The Coordinator will work with a wide international network of concerned groups and individuals to establish the impacts of large scale projects and develop and implement strategies for raising awareness of these impacts.

For further information and an application form, please contact KHRP at: Kurdish Human Rights Project, Suite 319 Linen Hall, 162-168 Regent Street, London W1R 5TB, UK. Email: khrp khrp.demon.co.uk; Tel: +44 (0)20 7287 2772.

c. SHAMROCK FOUNDATION: VOLUNTARY DIRECTOR

Building on several years preparatory work, this new charity requires a self-starter to devote time and energy to drive forward an organisation with great potential to make a difference.

The mission of the Shamrock Foundation is raising funds to support communities around the world who are striving to take violence out of communal conflict.

Further information is available at: <http://website.lineone.net/~dmcilveen-wright/. To apply, please send a CV and letter of application to: Jeremy Adler at email: jadler nimr.mrc.ac.uk. Tel (020) 8952 6482.

d. CENTRE FOR CONFLICT RESOLUTION, SOUTH AFRICA: CONFLICT RESOLUTION PROGRAMME MANAGER
Closing date for applications: 3rd May 2013

The purpose of the position is to manage peacemaking and peacebuilding activities in various countries and undertake mediation, facilitation and/or conflict resolution training.

The ideal candidate must have the following:
· At least 10 - 15 years work experience, coupled with a high level of competency as a trainer in conflict resolution theory and practice, and/or as a third-party mediator / facilitator of non-partisan peace processes;
· proven ability to design, implement and manage programmes to build local capacity for peace, justice and reconciliation, and to monitor and evaluate these programmes;
· deep knowledge and understanding of African politics;
· experience, confidence and credibility to liaise and interact with cabinet ministers, international agencies and civil society;
· an ability to communicate fluently in English, with proven experience in writing proposals and reports;
· a strong personal capacity to behave empathetically; and
· willing and able to travel frequently.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following:
· a relevant human sciences academic qualification, preferably at Masters level;
· experience in the government or international sectors, particularly in the SADC region;
· Fluency in French, Portuguese or other major languages used in the SADC region;
· A strong, established network with individuals and organisations in related areas;
· a creative, flexible, democratic and systematic approach to work; and
· experience in project management, particularly planning, budgeting, and scheduling.

Action Appointments Cape Town has been retained to respond to applications for this position.  Please fax a covering letter, a CV, plus the names and contact details of at least three references (of which one must be a recent employer) to: +27 (0)21 4475235, or e-mail your CV to actionct icon.co.za. For further information, contact Action Appointments at tel: +44(0)21 447 7257.  Please do not contact the Centre for Conflict Resolution directly.

e. AFRICAN FOUNDATION FOR DEVELOPMENT (AFFORD): VACANCIES
Closing date for applications: 14th May 2013

AFFORD promotes innovation in international development by connecting Africa with the African diaspora - UK-based African civil society organisations and individuals - to enhance their contribution to Africa's development.

FINANCE & ADMIN OFFICER
Salary: £20,000 pa + benefits (ref AF01)
Your role will be to promote quality, excellence and high standards in financial and administrative practice within AFFORD and with African organisations with which we work. Financial management and office experience within the voluntary sector are essential. Interviews Tuesday 21 May.

INFORMATION OFFICER
Salary: £20,000 pa + benefits (ref AF02)
You will steer AFFORD's physical and virtual African Diaspora Development Awareness Resource Centre to become a lively, welcoming and essential stopping point for African diaspora organisations addressing Africa's development. You will have experience working in Communications, Information Management, Public Relations, Education, or Journalism. Interviews Wednesday 22 May.

NETWORK OUTREACH OFFICER
£20,000 pa + benefits (ref AF03)
You will play a vital role reaching out to support African diaspora organisations dealing with Africa's development, especially smaller, informal, and less visible associations that are nonetheless actively engaged. Experience of capacity-building and fundraising work with voluntary African-led organisations in the UK or elsewhere is essential. Interviews Monday 20 May.

For an application form and job details please either send an email to: response sourcecoms.com, or telephone +44 (0)20 8694 0036 (please quote relevant reference) or visit www.afford-uk.org. Closing date for completed application forms (no CVs please) is 5pm Tuesday 14 May.

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