Effective Justice Key To Lasting Peace

IWPR   
March 28th, 2013

Effective Justice Key To Lasting Peace

In order to create sustainable peace in post-conflict regions, crimes against humanity must be investigated, prosecuted, and brought to justice.

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Kenya: Social Media Used To Increase Citizen Participation In Election

NONVIOLENT CONFLICT   
February 28th, 2013

Kenya: Social Media Used To Increase Citizen Participation In Election

A concentrated effort has been made in Kenya to prepare the country for the upcoming election. Part of this effort has included building upon social media to increase citizen participation in the electoral process, which will hopefully lead to more transparency and accountability in the general election.

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Flower Vendors Promote Election Peace In Kenya

VoiceofAmerica   
February 14th, 2013

Flower Vendors Promote Election Peace In Kenya

Flowers are usually associated with love, especially on Valentine’s Day. But in Kenya, flower vendors have joined together to send a message of peace to Kenyans as the country prepares for next month’s elections.

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Microinsurance For The Developing World

Solutions   
November 30th, 2012

Microinsurance For The Developing World

When a natural disaster strikes in the West, farmers can turn to their insurance companies for aid. In the developing world, where the dangers are often more acute, and risk of failure grim, there is no such safety net. However, technological innovation may reduce this risk.

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Kenya: Values Are the Basis for Lasting Peace

allAfrica   
June 29th, 2012

Kenya: Values Are the Basis for Lasting Peace

Peace must be seen as a pervasive and communal mental and, as World Relief suggests, spiritual condition that does not dispose us to take up machetes, stones and poisoned arrows every time we disagree with our neighbors, a candidate for political office, a certain way of doing things or even election results. As a nation, we must aspire to a higher operational plane.

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Deepening Democracy: Why Elections With Integrity Matter

TheElders   
March 4th, 2013

Deepening Democracy: Why Elections With Integrity Matter

Kofi Annan points out that while elections with integrity can boost democracy, flawed elections can ultimately lead to the downfall of it. In this article, he talks about the importance of electoral transparency at all levels of government.

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In Kenya, A Push For Land Rights That Benefit All Citizens

GOOD   
February 20th, 2013

In Kenya, A Push For Land Rights That Benefit All Citizens

The development of modern industries in Kenya over the past few decades has threatened much of the country’s rural populations, who depend upon the few natural sources of water that still exist in the area. In response, citizens are organizing and stepping up to educate communities about land rights, and advocating for changes in government policies to protect resources.

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Melting Down Deadly AK-47s To Make Beautiful Art

Co.EXIST   
December 12th, 2012

Melting Down Deadly AK-47s To Make Beautiful Art

Noticing the abundance of guns in Africa, Peter Thum created Fonderie 47, a company dedicated to removing guns from the African economy and reusing them to make jewelry to sell in the US. The proceeds go toward raising awareness on gun violence and to continuing weapon destruction.

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A Million (More) Trees for Wangari

The Huffington Post   
September 26th, 2012

A Million (More) Trees for Wangari

“When you look at the world and the fights and wars that have been fought,” Wangari told me, “they are always over resources. Sometimes the resources are so degraded, and we are fighting over the little that there is. Sometimes we are fighting over those resources because we do not want to change our way of life. And so managing the resources is an important ingredient to promoting peace.”

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Smart Hand Pumps Promise Cleaner Water In Africa

BBC News   
June 21st, 2012

Smart Hand Pumps Promise Cleaner Water In Africa

Rural communities across Africa may soon benefit from improved water supplies thanks to mobile phone technology.

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