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Classroom heroes: Amid violence, teachers committed to children's learning

"We, the teachers, we try to make the violence disappear," says Nguinissara Rita, a primary school teacher in a site for internally displaced people in Bangu...
Sunday
Saji Prelis commented on Garba's blog post Summer school program
"Be one of 75 youth for positive social change Develop skills for this interconnected world through lively discussions and interactive workshops hosted by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and EF Education First."
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TMB Panyee FC short film

TMB bank have launched a new brand vision "Make THE Difference" by making a film to inspire people to start thinking differently. With a hope that they will ...
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Kristin Diwan on Youth Activism, Organization, and Social Media in Gulf States

SIS Assistant Professor Kristin Diwan discusses trends in youth protests in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, and Bahrain.
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WCY2014-1st Google hangout

MAINSTREAMING YOUTH IN THE POST 2015 DEVELOPMENT AGENDA WITH A SPECIAL FOCUS ON THE WORLD CONFERENCE ON YOUTH Monday 20th of January 2014 0930 New York, 1430...
Jan 21
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Hackschooling makes me happy: Logan LaPlante at TEDxUniversityofNevada

When 13 year-old Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education is helping him achieve this goal. About TE...
Jan 10
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RSA Shorts - The Power of Empathy

What is the best way to ease someone's pain and suffering? In this beautifully animated RSA Short, Dr Brené Brown reminds us that we can only create a genuin...
Dec 14, 2013
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It’s time for an ambitious Global Youth Agenda

Original post at World Bank MENA BlogAuthors: Gloria La Cava and Tobias LechtenfeldPublished: Nov. 25, 2013Half of today’s world population is under 25 years old.…See More
Nov 27, 2013
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Mohamed Ali: The link between unemployment and terrorism | Video on TED.com

TED Talks For the young and unemployed in the world's big cities, dreams of opportunity and wealth do come true -- but too often because they're heavily recruited by terrorist groups and other violent organizations. Human rights advocate Mohamed Ali…
Nov 27, 2013
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MENA youth refuse to step down despite setbacks

by Aisha Habli20 November 2013Beirut – The glow of the Arab Spring wore off in the media a while ago. Violence, internal division and widespread frustration have replaced the hopeful scenes of youth standing up to demand change. But have youth really stepped back from the frontlines of such change? I followed up with my peers, co-participants at an Arab Youth Leadership workshop earlier this year,…See More
Nov 20, 2013
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A new voice for Commonwealth youth? from Youthpolicy on Vimeo.

A new voice for Commonwealth youth?

At the 9th Commonwealth Youth Forum (CYF) held in Sri Lanka in November 2013, the newly established Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) was inaugurated. Covering 53 states and 1.2 billion young people from across Commonwealth nations, it is now the…
Nov 19, 2013
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ทรูมูฟ เอช " การให้ คือการสื่อสารที่ดีที่สุด " TrueMove H : Giving

ทรูมูฟ เอช เชื่อเสมอว่า "การให้ คือการสื่อสารที่ดีที่สุด" โดยเราสื่อสารผ่านภาพยนตร์โฆษณาทางโทรทัศน์ เรื่องราวในภาพยนตร์โฆษณาเรื่องนี้ สะท้อนแนวคิดของแบรนด์ ท...
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Determined to Save Succeeding Generations from the Scourge of War from DCTV on Vimeo.

Determined to Save Succeeding Generations from the Scourge of War

Warning: This video contains scenes of graphic violence. This short film was screened as an introduction to the DPI/NGO briefing "Determined to Save Succeeding Generations from the Scourge of War" at the United Nations June 6th, 2013. The briefing…
Sep 26, 2013
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Paul Polman: Young People, A Sustainable Future Can Be Yours, Make Your Work Count

Author:AshokaEvery day, when watching the news, we see pictures of famine and floods, droughts and demonstrations, confronting us with the effects of increasing resource scarcity, climate change, food security, civil unrest and poverty. We see the increasing numbers of people left behind.Many wonder how on earth we are going to…See More
Sep 5, 2013
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Nexus Global Youth Summit on Innovative Philanthropy and Social Entrepreneurship

The world is at a crossroads. Social and environmental tensions are growing. Technology has made the global village increasingly interconnected and inter-dep...
Sep 4, 2013

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Lakshitha Saji Prelis is one of the founding members and the Executive Director of the Center for Peace Building International. He is also the Associate Director of the Peacebuilding & Development Institute at American University. He is currently involved in several peacebuilding, conflict resolution and coexistence initiatives both in the United States and abroad. In addition, Saji was the technical editor of Reconciliation, Justice and Coexistence: Theory and Practice and co-author of Long Road to Reconciliation in the above publication. Saji Prelis completed his Master's degree in International Peace & Conflict Resolution with a concentration in International Law from American University in Washington, DC.
How did You find out about this Network/Resource?
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Please share a short bio for yourself. This should be no more than 3-4 short paragraphs.
Mr. Prelis has over 15 years experience working with youth in various conflict affected environments. Some of the experiences include addressing alternatives to gang life in Los Angeles, working with street children from Northern Uganda, and enhancing youth capacities in Nepal to programming for marginalized and conflict affected youth in Sri Lanka, assessing Thai-Burma border issues for youth, training in youth leadership for young leaders from the Republic of Georgia and Abkhazia, and strengthening youth-led organizational capacity in South East Asia. He has over seven years of experience in designing conflict sensitive training programs (in the US ) and country programs and projects (in East and West Africa as well as Southeast Asia ). Mr. Prelis has dedicated his academic and professional career to strengthening youth capacities for peace, and providing technical expertise in inter-generational peacebuilding and conflict-sensitive development practice in conflict and disaster-affected settings. His more than nine years of experience at American University have resulted in the development of curriculum programs in conflict and post-conflict areas targeting human rights, conflict resolution and peacebuilding. In addition, Mr. Prelis was the technical editor of Reconciliation, Justice and Coexistence: Theory and Practice and co-author of Long Road to Reconciliation in the same publication.
Please list the countries and/or regions in which you have direct and significant expertise
Sri Lanka, Nepal, Cambodia, Indonesia, Philippines, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Sudan, Liberia, Rwanda, Ethiopia, USA
What is your current job (and organization) and/or where and what field are you studying?
Center for Peace Building International & Search for Common Ground
What are your main skills/expertise?
Training, Research, Assessments, Program Design, conflict sensitive development practice, youth led technically advised programming for and with youth, gender sensitive programming.
What are Your expertise areas/sectors when it comes to youth
Peacebuilding, Education, Gender, Humanitarian Relief, Development, Democracy, Livelihoods, IDPs, Leadership
What are Your primary Skills, to compliment Your areas/sectors
Capacity Building, Curriculum Development, Evaluation, Program Management, Program Administration, Program Design, Public Relations, Research, Training

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It’s time for an ambitious Global Youth Agenda

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Published: Nov. 25, 2013…

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MENA youth refuse to step down despite setbacks

Posted on November 20, 2013 at 5:33pm 0 Comments

by Aisha Habli

20 November 2013

Beirut – The glow of the Arab Spring wore off in the media a while ago. Violence, internal division and widespread frustration have replaced the hopeful scenes of youth standing up to demand change. But have youth really stepped back from the frontlines of such change? I followed up with my…

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The Secret Advantages of Being Young

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Paul Polman: Young People, A Sustainable Future Can Be Yours, Make Your Work Count

Posted on September 5, 2013 at 10:20am 0 Comments

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Reviving confidence between Arab governments and youth

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 9:41pm 0 Comments

by Naoufal El Hammoumi

27 August 2013

Tiflet, Morocco – An opinion poll conducted by the Qatar-based Aljazeera Centre for Studies and published on 30 July 2013 revealed that a majority of young people in Egypt, Tunisia,…

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Thanks Saji
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Classroom heroes: Amid violence, teachers committed to children's learning

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