Peace and Collaborative Development Network

In Brief

2007; connects 33,000 individuals/orgs

Description

(2007, Georgetown University, Washington; www.internationalpeaceandconflict.org)

Created by Dr. Craig Zelizer (Associate Prof, Dept of Government), PCDN is a free online platform connecting 34,000 professionals, organizations and students engaged in development, peacebuilding, conflict resolution, gender relations, transitional justice, social entrepreneurship and related fields into a global social change community. “The portal offers a one stop shop to inspire, connect, inform and provide the tools and resources to scale social change.  The types of materials that can be posted to PCDN include fellowship/scholarship opportunities, information about relevant academic programs, training opportunities, new publications (policy and/or academic), questions about new or ongoing research projects, discussion of conflict regions, videos and photos, and more…. Members can chat with each other, create blogs, add to discussion topics, and share current research, experiences and challenges from the social change field.” Out of 34,000 international members, 820 have financially supported the network. Includes 30 active forums, some with several thousand participants, ranging from calls for papers in journals, to books and related publications (in peacebuilding, conflict resolution, international development, social entrepreneurship, etc.) and job/consulting opportunities (7,600 participants). Offers resource guides to Careers, Networking, Funding in Development, Social Change, Conflict Resolution, and Related Fields. Craig Zelizer, founder and CEO; 5 staff. [Note: A huge amount of information, but presented in a confusing format.  MM]

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