Category Archives: Civil Society

Citizen Science: Tools for the Masses in the Digital Age

From the Washington Post — <https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/how-to-find-a-flying-squirrel-citizen-scientists-are-enlisted-to-help-scientists/2016/03/21/6c32ffd2-cb63-11e5-ae11-57b6aeab993f_story.html&gt; “Citizen Science” tools are the kind of projects that the new NatureTech.Solutions grant program will be looking to reward — stay tuned for details. . . . Health & Science How to find a … Continue reading

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IISDRS Summary of the Paris Climate Change Conference UNFCCC COP21 — Deal of the Decade

@IISDRS Summary & Analysis from #UNFCCC #COP21 posted on Thursday, 17 December 2015 [Click here to visit IISD Reporting Services.] Paris Climate Change Conference – November 2015 (UNFCCC COP 21) 30 November – 11 December 2015 | Paris, France http://www.iisd.ca/climate/cop21/enb/Continue reading

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Civil Society Under Assault

An excellent overview by Doug Rutzen, president of the International Center for Non-Profit Law (ICNL, http://www.icnl.org) documenting steps taken in the last decade to restrict actions and freedoms of organizations of civil society. Published in the Journal of Democracy Volume 26, … Continue reading

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Who Is the Greatest Threat to Western Civilization?

A note from Bruce Potter

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What Happened to the Uyghurs Who Went to Palau . . .

A great story from the Globe and Mail . . . <http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/after-guantanamo-life-on-pacific-island-was-difficult/article25172787/&gt; After Guantanamo, life on Pacific island was difficult NATHAN VANDERKLIPPE BEIJING — The Globe and Mail Published Sunday, Jun. 28, 2015 10:24PM EDT A piece of plywood seals … Continue reading

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Complexities of the Foreign Assistance Game — from the US Side

from DevEx <https://www.devex.com/news/does-ird-have-a-case-against-usaid-86379&gt; INSIDE DEVELOPMENTSUSPENSION AND DEBARMENT Does IRD have a case against USAID? By Molly Andersmollyanders_dev19 June 2015

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For Our Friend Sherry: “The Giant Rats That Save Lives”

from Sunday, 19 April, 2015, NY TImes Op Ed by Nicolas Kristof . . . [This is especially for Sherry, who served one of her dozen-and-a-half “Doctors Without Borders” tours in Angola, where she described her entire tour as “preparing … Continue reading

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