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30th June 2014

Contents

1. Training, Workshops, Learning
a. REDR Security Management Workshops

          -  Sudan/ Somalia (14th-17th July)

          -  Kenya/ Uganda/ Tanzania/ Ethiopia/ Eritrea (22nd-25th July)

          -  Managing Security within Nairobi Workshop (28th-29th July)

b. Fall Semester of Transcend Peace University (Deadline 18th August)
c. Intrac Design (September 2014)
d. London School of Hygiene (15th-19th September)
e. International Peace University (17th-23rd July)
 
2. Seminars and Conferences
a. Japan and African Development in the 21st Century (17th July)
b. Developing the Rule of Law among nations: a challenge to the United Nations (7th July)
c. UNMOVIC: triumphs and tribulations of a UN inspection regime (5th July)
d. Islam and the West: the impact of September 11 (15th-16th August)
e. Overseas Development Institute

          -  Enlargement and the near abroad: will Europe be distracted? (1st July)

          -  European development cooperation to 2010: what scenarios for the future? (9th July)

f. Cultures of Violence: 4th Global Conference: Diversity within Unity (26th-28th September)
g. St Ethelburga’s: Facing Up To Conflict

          -  Healing history’s wound (2nd July)

          -  Facing the Enemy (9th July)

          -  Paths to Reconciliation (16th July)

          Forgiveness- for wimps or warriors? (23rd July)

3. New Resources
  Publications:
a. Terror, Counter-terror - Women Speak Out
b. WTO: The Doha Agenda - The New Negotiations on World Trade
c. The Real World of NGOs - Discourses, Diversity and Development
d. The Challenge of Post-Zionism - Alternatives to Israeli Fundamentalist Politics (POSTCOLONIAL ENCOUNTERS SERIES)
e. Capitalist Punishment - Prison Privatization and Human Rights
f. The Economist's Tale  -  A Consultant Encounters Hunger and the World Bank
g. No Shortcuts to Power - African Women in Politics and Policy Making
h. The Power of the Media: A Handbook for Peacebuilders
i. The Peacebuilding Toolkit
Online:
a. Forced Migration Review

          -  "When does internal displacement end?"

          -  "Researching Internal Displacement: State of the Art"

b. International Crisis Group

          -  The EU's Balkan Agenda

          -  The EU and Bosnia

          -  The EU and Serbia, Montenegro and Kosovo

          -  Afghanistan's Flawed Constitutional Process

          -  Nepal: Obstacles to Peace

          -  Congo Crisis: Military Intervention in Ituri

          -  Iraq: A Race Against the Clock

          -  Algeria: Unrest and Impasse in Kabylia

c. The NRC Global IDP Database Country Profiles
d. News Stories From Reuters and Alertnet

          -  Gaza talks with militants end in stalemate

          -  Gunfire hits French helicopter in Congo

          -  Accusations fly just hours after Liberian truce

          -  Eighth night of unrest in Iran, encouraged by U.S.

          -  Powell takes on Myanmar over Suu Kyi

          -  Indonesia uses "shock therapy" in Aceh offensive

          -  Africa's men meet challenge of fighting HIV/AIDS

          -  OFADEC and Norwegian Refugee Council join AlertNet

          -  Angola will need help to overcome war aftermath

          -  ACT appeal for Burundian Refugees

e. Centre for Health and Human Rights Journal
f. Child Soldiers Newsletter
6. Volunteer and Job Vacancies
a. Integrated Social Development Effort (ISDE): Short and Long Term Voluntary Placement

b.

CAFOD:

          -  Visual Communications Manager (closing date: 4th July 2014)

          -  Part-time Regional Legacies Office (closing date: 16th July 2014)

c. ACORD: Director of Finance (closing date: 4th July 2014)
d. Oxfam: Policy Advisor in Conflict and Arms (closing date: 4th July 2014)
e. The Disaster Emergency Committee (DEC): Independent Evaluation Team (closing date: 18th July 2014)
f. The Sphere Project: Engineering and Design of CD Roms (closing date: 15th July 2014)
g. Forced Migration Review:  Articles for December 2014 Journal (closing date: 1st October 2014)

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

1. Training, Workshops, Learning

a. REDR Security Management Workshops

Sudan/Somalia Context - Monday 14th- Thursday 17th July 2014 (Registration from 6pm on Sunday 13th)

Kenya/Uganda/Tanzania/Ethiopia/Eritrea Context - Tuesday 22nd- Friday 25th July 2014 (Registration from 6pm on Monday 21st)

Both of these workshops will take place at Brackenhurst, Limuru, Kenya

Managing Security Within Nairobi:

Nairobi Context - Monday 28th July and Tuesday 29th July - Gracia Guest House, Kilimani Road, behind Ya Ya Centre, Nairobi, Kenya

The RedR Security Management Workshop for the Sudan/Somalia Context will take place at  Brackenhurst, Limuru, Kenya from Monday 14th July - Thursday 17th July 2014. RedR is also running a Security Management Workshop for the Kenya/Uganda/Tanzania/Ethiopia and Eritrea Contexts at the same venue from Tuesday 22nd July - Friday 25th July 2014. Registration for the workshops will take place from 6pm on the Sunday 13th and Monday 21st July respectively. The workshops will be residential and the fee includes accommodation, breakfast, lunch and dinner, training and workshop materials.

RedR is also running a Managing Security Within Nairobi Workshop on Monday 28th and Tuesday 29th July 2014 at the Gracia Guest House, Kilimani Road, behind Ya Ya Centre, Nairobi. This workshop will focus on managing security and specific threats related to the Nairobi context. The workshop will be non-residential and the workshop fee will include training, workshop materials, lunch and refreshments. All of the workshops will be in English. There is a detailed course fact sheet attached below and this should be read prior to filling out the application form.  Further information concerning the course and venue will be sent out a week prior to the beginning of the workshop.

If you have any further questions or would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact: lyndsay redr.org or telephone the RedR office.    Information is also available from Alemayehu Kassa at the RedR East Africa Office: redr gibb.co.ke or telephone: (254) 2 338992 / 250577.

b. Fall Semester of Transcend Peace University

Fall Semester 2014

September 8 – December 15 

For participation in the Fall Semester of the TRANSCEND Peace University (TPU) applicants are encouraged to register now.  TRANSCEND Peace University (TPU) is the first ever global university developing skills and knowledge for conflict transformation by peaceful means, peacebuilding, and sustainable development.  Johan Galtung, the rector of the TPU and one of the founders of peace studies and of the TRANSCEND method of peaceful conflict transformation, invites you to join practitioners and students from all over the world online.

If you want to develop your skills in order to contribute to peace and global development, TPU is the right place for you. Designed for experienced government or NGO practitioners as well as for students, TPU offers a range of skills and knowledge intensive courses, combining online and onsite training around the world.  TPU is the educational branch of TRANSCEND, an global organization working for conflict transformation by peaceful means in 45 conflict formations world-wide. TPU Course Directors and participants come from all around the world.

The courses will start on September 8, 2014. Registration starts now and the deadline is August 18, 2014. Cost per Course: Euros 500.  For more information or to apply for registration, please contact the TRANSCEND PEACE UNIVERSITY GLOBAL CENTER where staff will help you with information, applications, payment of fees, course related questions, and computer problems:

Email: <tpu transcend.org> Web-site: www.transcend.org/tpu Tel: +40-264-420298 or +40-724 380511; Fax: +40-264-420298

c. Intrac Design

Effective management for development – 15th to 19th September 200

This course aims to develop and improve the management capabilities of NGO staff and development workers.  Such staff have considerable technical skills and extensive experience of working on a range of projects with local partners, yet often lack the necessary management skills to handle difficult organisational problems or facilitate effective change.  The course will not only help participants improve their management capabilities, but will also help them gain an awareness of the impact of their management style, develop greater insight into their leadership role, and increase their confidence in being able to facilitate organisational change.

Capacity Building – An Organisational Approach – 22nd to 26th September 2014

This is an introductory course on capacity building, focusing on understanding the process of capacity building and strengthening, from the perspective of organisations.  Capacity building takes place at different levels, such as at the individual level, or at a broader societal level.  This course concentrates on building the capacity of organisations, and looks at this organisational approach for NGOs. 

For further information please contact Rebecca Blackshaw,  Training and Logistics Co-ordinator at:

Postal address: PO Box 563, Oxford, OX2 6RZ, UK

Visitors address: 65 George Street, Oxford, OX1 2BE, UK

Tel: + 44 (0) 1865 201 851

Fax: + 44 (0) 1865 201 852

Email: r.blackshaw
Website: www.

 

d. London School of Hygiene

After two successful predecessors, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine will organise its third Short Course on the Evaluation of Health Programmes in Complex Emergencies from 15th-19th September 2014.

Information can be found at LSHTM's websites:

http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/prospectus/short/sehpce.html

http://www.lshtm.ac.uk/prospectus/howto/sehpce_app_form.pdf

For additional information, please contact <egbert.sondorp lshtm.ac.uk>.

 

e. International Peace University

This year’s International Peace University is dedicated to the consideration of Power and Violence and their influence on social relations and peace among the nations.  Is “inevitable” violence the origin of power and its justification, or is “avoidable” power the cause of violence? Whichever of these positions we take, it seems reasonable to think that it is the desire for power and domination (whether to impose it or to defend or liberate oneself from it) that has been and remains the guiding line along which the history of armed conflict has advanced. That is why we in the International Peace University consider it suitable to tackle these questions critically in the cause of peace while categorically rejecting alls wars. Current events once again bring us evidence of the irrationality and criminality involved in the imposition of power and domination. This is another reason to justify this year’s programme, which will allow us to analyse power and violence in the various aspects in which they display themselves – in personal and collective relations, in politics and economics – as well as the responses to them that social movements have developed, which encourage us not to resign ourselves to the endless repetition of our historical errors.

 If you want to know this year program, visit:

http://www.universitatdelapau.org

If you are interested in 2014 lecture book or last year book for your library, we will send it free if you contact:

Georgina, mail to unipau stcugat.org

Tlf: 93 675 43 67

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2. Seminars and conferences

a. Japan and African Development in the 21st century, 17th July

 

Thursday 17th July 2014, Chatham House

TICAD III – Japan and African Development in the 21st Century

As part of the Africa Programme’s foreign policy series, this conference will explore the first comprehensive initiative aimed at promoting African development by a major industrialised country. The Tokyo International Conference on African Development, (TICAD), was launched in 1993 in collaboration with the Global Coalition for Africa and the United Nations. The conference is being held with the support of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs and aims:

  • To develop an understanding of the TICAD process and the opportunities it presents for Africa;
  • To highlight Japan’s longstanding commitment to African development;
  • To place TICAD within the framework of recent initiatives emerging from Africa and the G-8, especially New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD).

Speakers will include key policy makers from Japan, Africa and the UK

For further information or to register for any of these meetings please contact:

Liz Horn, Africa Programme Co-ordinator

Tel: 0207 957 5718 or Email; Liz.Horn riia.org

 

b. Developing the Rule of Law among Nations:  a challenge to the United Nations

Monday, 7 July at 6.30pm

UNITED NATIONS ASSOCIATION

--WESTMINSTER--

Twinned with UNA Connecticut For World Peace, Disarmament, Development and  Human Rights

Joint Presidents: The Baroness Cox of Queensbury, Lord Russell-Johnston, The Rt Hon, the Lord Judd of Portsea Steinkraus-Cohen International Law Lecture [linking the United Nations and Hugo Grotius, Dutch jurist, father of international law]

"Developing the Rule of Law among nations: a challenge to the United Nations"

Hans Corell

UN Under Secretary-General and Legal Counsel to the UN

Chair: Judge Rosalyn Higgins

Member of the International Court of Justice

Monday, 7 July at 6.30pm

International Maritime Organisation

4 Albert Embankment, London SE1

Mr Corell has been involved with the setting up of the International Criminal Court, the creation of the criminal tribunal for Cambodia, the continuing challenges facing the International Criminal Tribunals for Rwanda and Yugoslavia, the impasse on the proposed Convention on Human Cloning, initiatives taken by Member States concerning Iraq and the role of the UN in the development and implementation of international law itself. This series of annual lectures set out to mark the contribution made by the late Sarah Steinkraus-Cohen, a member of the United Nations Associations of 

the UK and the USA and a scholar in the works of the Dutch jurist, Hugo Grotius, the father of international law.

Admission by ticket only

Please send a stamped addressed envelope to:

UNA Westminster

3 Whitehall Court, London SW1A 2EL

[info: 0207 385 6738]

 

 

c. UNMOVIC: triumphs and tribulations of a UN inspection regime

Saturday 5th July, 2:00 - 5:30

Quaker International Centre, 1 Byng Place, London WC1

(nearest underground Goodge Street or Euston)

Opening with Guest Speaker: Dr Trevor Findlay*

Executive Director of the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre (VERTIC)

AGM Business will follow the question/discussion period and a break for tea

*Trevor Findlay has held positions at the Peace Research Centre at the Australian National University and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).   He has published widely on international relations, arms control, disarmament, peacekeeping and Asia/Pacific security. His latest book is The Use of Force in UN Peace Operations, published by Oxford University Press for SIPRI in December 2013.

UNGA-Link UK

UK Network for Civil Society Link with UN General Assembly

P.O. Box 10363, London NW2 2ZN.  Tel/fax: 020 8455 5005

Website: www.ungalink.org.uk

 

d. Islam and the West: The Impact of September 11th

 

I would like to bring to your attention an international conference run by Monash University and the University of Western Australia on 'Islam and the West: the impact of September 11' with Professor Amin Saikal, Dr Fethi Mansuri, Professor William Maley, Professor Michael Humphrey, Professor Yvonne Haddad, Dr Greg Barton and Professor Osman Bakar as speakers (15-16 August 2014, Melbourne).

Relations between Islam and the West have come under severe strain since the September 11 attack on the United States. The recent US-led military operation in Iraq has made matters even more complicated, as forces of moderation in the Muslim world feel increasingly marginalized. The international and domestic implications of these events are far-reaching.

For full conference details check the web-page:

http://www.arts.monash.edu.au/politics/conference/

 

e. Overseas Development Institute

 

Enlargement and the near abroad: will Europe be distracted?

Gisela Stuart MP, UK Representative on the Convention of the Future of Europe

Professor Victor Bulmer-Thomas, Director, RIIA

Chair: Sir Tim Lankester, Corpus Christi College Oxford

Tuesday 1 July 1.00 p.m.

Grimond Room, Portcullis House

European Development cooperation to 2010: what scenarios for the future?

This is an important moment in the history of Europe's relations with developing countries. Over the next five years, an unprecedented number of decisions will be taken which bear on the relationship. These include the content of the European Constitution, the design of a Common Foreign and Security Policy, the size of the European budget, the future of various regional groupings, the architecture of European institutions, and decisions to do with trade policy and reform of the Common Agricultural Policy. All these discussions take place at a time when the global community as a whole faces troubled times, and when questions of European identity loom large in national debates.

Baroness Amos, Secretary of State for International Development, DFID

Simon Maxwell, Director, ODI

Chair: Tony Worthington MP, Chair of APGOOD

Wednesday July 9 1.00 p.m.

Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House

Bookings are now being taken for the meetings of Tuesday 1 July, and Wednesday 9 July.

If you are interested in attending please respond to:

Diana Evans, ODI, 111 Westminster Bridge Road, London, SE1 7JD.   Tel: 020 7922 0300; Fax: 020 7922 0399 Email: meetings odi.org.uk Web: www.odi.org.uk

 

f. Cultures of Violence: 4th Global Conference: Diversity within Unity

26th to 28th September 2014, St Catherine's College, Oxford, United Kingdom

The conference is part of a larger series of on-going conferences, run under the general banner 'At the Interface'. It aims to bring together people from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore various discussions which are innovative and exciting.

The first Diversity within Unity conference was held in Prague in 1999 and focussed on the theme of Human Community and Civil Society. The second conference was held in Oxford in 2000 and focused on the theme of Culture, Conflict, and Belonging. The third market economy and globalisation; poverty and violence * conference met in Prague in 2013 and looked at Cultures of Violence; the theme has been carried over to the 2014 conference.

For further details and information please visit the conference web site: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/violence/du4cv2cfp.htm

 

g. St. Ethelburga’s: Facing Up To Conflict

 

Wednesday 2 July ‘Healing history’s wounds’ – Michael Henderson

Drawing on experience in thirty countries, author Michael Henderson will talk about people whose lives show that forgiveness and repentance are not just personal or religious matters but key to relations within and between nations.  He is the author of “Forgiveness: Breaking the Chain of Hate”

Wednesday 9 July ‘Facing the Enemy’ – Jo Fuffnell

Jo Tuffnell’s journey of healing and reconciliation began with the death of her father, Sir Anthony Berry MP, in the IRA ‘Brighton Bomb’ in 1984.  Jo has visited Ireland on many occasions and has worked with groups of victims and former combatants.  In November 2000 she met Patrick Magee, the IRA man convicted of killing her father.  They have since developed a friendship and work together towards peace in Northern Ireland.

Wednesday 16 July ‘Paths to Reconciliation’ – Colin Parry

Colin Parry’s son, Tim, was killed by a terrorist bomb in 1993.  Tim’s parents went on to found a trust, the Tim Parry-Jonathan Ball Young People’s Centre which, Colin says, “ creates an environment where such an act of savagery which killed my son, can never happen again.  We want young people at risk of violence to have a place where they can come and learn how they can help to shape a world where they can live in peace and security.”

Wednesday 23 July ‘Forgiveness- for wimps or warriors?’ – Rev Andrew Rawding

Andrew Rawding is a former army officer who served in Northern Ireland from 1991-1994.  During that time he had direct experience of a number of terrorist attacks that resulted in the death of fellow soldier and injury to himself and others.  Andrew recognizes both the challenge of forgiveness and the challenge presented by understanding the sincere motivation that inspires many ’terrorists.’  He argues that the road to forgiveness involves peace-making, accompanied by a recognition of our own inclinations towards aggression, violence and desire for revenge.

Each talk will begin at 5:30 p.m. and will be followed by a period for questions and discussion, until about 7:00 p.m.

These lectures are free but if you think you will be attending please ring the Centre on 020 7496 1610.

St Ethelburga’s:  Centre for reconciliation and peace

78 Bishopsgate

London EC2N 4AG

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