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Rastafarian man in UK caught growing cannabis for his pain relief gets sent to prison

Rastafarian man in UK caught growing cannabis for his pain relief gets sent to prison | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
A devout Rastafarian from Milton Keynes, caged for growing cannabis in his front room, had his sentence cut after top judges heard he smokes the drug for pain relief - and as an essential “sacrament”.

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Julian Buchanan's curator insight, November 5, 2013 2:35 PM

And they say people don't go to prison for cannabis?

What a waste of tax payers money and more importantly what an inhumane and unjust intrusion on his life.

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Never mind the gap: on how there is no gap between research and policy and on a new theory (Part 1 of 3)

Never mind the gap: on how there is no gap between research and policy and on a new theory (Part 1 of 3) | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
This is the first of three posts that I hope to publish over the next couple weeks. Together, they make up an essay I started to write while at ODI last year and that I have now decided t
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Evidence-informed policy-making in Kenya’s health sector: The devil is in the quality of evidence - African Institute for Development Policy - AFIDEP

Evidence-informed policy-making in Kenya’s health sector: The devil is in the quality of evidence - African Institute for Development Policy - AFIDEP | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
There are a lot of ongoing efforts around the world to increase the use or consideration of research evidence in public policymaking, the ‘evidence-informed policy-making’ (EIPM) movement. This is because it is believed that increased use or consideration of research evidence makes important contributions to enabling better resource allocation, more targeted interventions, better monitoring Read More
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10 things to know about how to influence policy with research

10 things to know about how to influence policy with research | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Around the world, we are facing enormous challenges. Poverty, conflict, migration, disease and natural disasters are just some of the reasons why many people don’t have access to quality basic services and opportunities.Public policies that seek to address these challenges will only work if the choices made by decision-makers, technical or political, are informed by the best available evidence.
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Evidence isn’t just for policy-makers

Evidence isn’t just for policy-makers | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Sustainable development progress requires evidence-informed decision-making throughout policy and practice.
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Settling the land compensation issue is vital for Zimbabwe’s economy

Settling the land compensation issue is vital for Zimbabwe’s economy | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko Zimbabweland kicks off 2018 with three articles republished from a series coming out in The Conversation, each on commenting on different land and agriculture policy issues under the post-Mugabe dispensation. This is the first. In his inaugural address the new President of Zimbabwe, Emmerson Mnangagwa, confirmed that land reform was both historically necessary and…
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US to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe

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Campaigners fear move by Trump administration will damage global efforts to end the ivory trade
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Leaders meet in Japan to achieve health for all by 2030

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Leadership From The Inside Out: The Essential Role Of Story Mastery

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Leadership is so much more than a hierarchical role. It is how we courageously and authentically show up to serve all those we touch. Real leadership involves inspiring people at all levels to serve something much bigger than themselves.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 28, 2017 7:40 PM

This post by Kevin Cashman at Korn Ferry discusses the 8 pathways to leadership mastery. He makes the point early on that we personally tend to measure leadership mastery by external items: revenue, profit, new product breakthroughs, cost savings, and market share, etc. All good.

 

But the core question is: where do the external results come from? From internal factors within the leader that must be mastered.

 

To answer that question, research ensued and 3 internal competencies emerged:

  1. Courage and authenticity (to include vulnerability, openness, integrity)
  2. Influence (communicating in ways that inspires others)
  3. Enduring value creation serving multiple groups (self, team, org, family, society, world)

 

Building these 3 competencies means walking 8 paths. Four of these paths involve storytelling skills: 

  1. Personal mastery: courage, authenticity, awareness -- being courageous and vulnerable to share your authentic stories; using your own stories for personal awareness and development
  2. Story mastery: leading with inspiration -- by sharing your stories, and sharing the stories of others
  3. Purpose mastery: leading with why -- the best way to share the "why" is through a story. Sharing stories of others fulfilling org/personal purpose and their "why"
  4. Being mastery: leading with presence -- storytelling isn't the only element to building presence, but it is a key one. Modeling who you are through the stories you tell and the actions you take is powerful.

 

Read the post for the other 4 paths (all great info and insights!) and start putting a plan together for 2018. You'll be glad you did.

 

Sign up for my newsletter for updates about my 2018 Story Strategy session.

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it.

Trumans's curator insight, November 29, 2017 6:43 PM

To reiterate: Real leadership involves inspiring people at all levels to serve something much bigger than themselves.

I had the pleasure of listening to Mike and Annie Cannon-Brooks last night - great examples of real leadership. 

Also, check out Danial Pink's RSA Animate video on "The Surprising Truth of What Motivates Us."

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Globalization, Trade, and Poverty

What is globalization? Is globalization a good thing or not. Well, I have an answer that may not surprise you: It's complicated. This week, Jacob and Adriene will argue that globalization is, in aggregate, good. Free trade and globalization tend to provide an overall benefit, and raises average incomes across the globe. The downside is that it isn't good for every individual in the system. In some countries, manufacturing jobs move to places where labor costs are lower. And some countries that receive the influx of jobs aren't prepared to deal with it, from a regulatory standpoint.

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Seth Dixon's curator insight, October 24, 2017 1:14 PM

There are many of the 35 videos in the Economics crash course set that touch on geographic issues, but I’d like to highlight episodes 16 and 17 especially.  Many see globalization as the path to economic growth and others see the process of globalization as what has created poverty.  In many ways both have a point as demonstrated in the 16th episode of this crash course.  In a follow-up video, they explain the difference between wealthy inequality and income inequality.  This video also has a nice layman's explanation of the GINI coefficient and how it measures inequality.   

 

Tagsdevelopment, laborglobalization, economicindustry, poverty, crash course

 

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Geographic Thinking Concepts: Pattern and Trends; Interrelationships; Geographic Perspective;
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Urban October 2017: Revisiting the New Urban Agenda one year on

Urban October 2017: Revisiting the New Urban Agenda one year on | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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30 Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives

30 Books That Everyone Should Read At Least Once In Their Lives | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Classic books that everyone should read in their lifetime.
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The 40 best Photoshop plugins

The 40 best Photoshop plugins | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
The most creative, useful and time-saving Photoshop plugins.
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Mnangagwa to be sworn in tomorrow - NewsDay Zimbabwe

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FORMER Vice-President Emmerson Mnangagwa, who flew into the country yesterday following a two-week hiatus in self-imposed exile, is set to be sworn in tomorrow as Head of State and Government following the resignation of President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday.
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How can research funders work better with international NGOs like Oxfam? | From Poverty to Power

How can research funders work better with international NGOs like Oxfam? | From Poverty to Power | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
I spoke recently to a meeting of the UK Collaborative on Development Sciences. It’s a great initiative, bringing together 13 UK funders and stakeholders with an
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Struggles of Kenya Parliament staff in supporting MPs to use research evidence - African Institute for Development Policy - AFIDEP

Struggles of Kenya Parliament staff in supporting MPs to use research evidence - African Institute for Development Policy - AFIDEP | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
It is widely acknowledged that research evidence is an important ingredient of decision-making in development efforts, be they policy, programme or practice decisions. It is also widely acknowledged that research evidence is not the sole ingredient in these decision-making efforts. The context of decision-making shapes if and how research evidence influences the decisions made. Read More
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Gatekeepers, elders and accountability in Somalia

Gatekeepers, elders and accountability in Somalia | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
In Somalia, the relationship between formal and informal spheres of governance are being renegotiated. In many areas, the formal state has been absent for a long time, or government agents only recently appointed by the Federal Government of Somalia. Meanwhile, there are powerful non-state actors who play roles in customary and informal governance systems, that in turn work to compete with, accommodate and influence formal state institutions.
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Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa's Inauguration Speech - the Full Text

Zimbabwe: Mnangagwa's Inauguration Speech - the Full Text | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Document - Fellow countrymen, I feel deeply humbled by the decision of my Party, Zanu-PF, inviting me to serve our great nation, the Republic of Zimbabwe, in the capacity of President and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, with effect from today.
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Financial Literacy: What's the Cost of Ignorance?

Financial Literacy: What's the Cost of Ignorance? | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Recent research coauthored by Wharton's Olivia S. Mitchell shows that even the simplest questions about finance can stump most people.
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A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It's a catastrophe

A giant insect ecosystem is collapsing due to humans. It's a catastrophe | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Insects have triumphed for hundreds of millions of years in every habitat but the ocean. Their success is unparalleled, which makes their disappearance all the more alarming
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The Elements Of A Digital Classroom

The Elements Of A Digital Classroom | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

"The spaces in a digital classroom can be personalized or anonymous, static or fixed, open or closed, responsive or mute. The main theme is potential, though that potential can be unrealized if there is a lack of alignment between learning objectives and the technology used to achieve them."


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The Future of Storytelling and the Influence Of Data

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The Future of StoryTelling Summit presented the perfect opportunity to showcase Power BI’s storytelling prowess. Of course, our team also learned some valuable lessons related to data-driven storytelling, and we’re excited to share these insights to strengthen your storytelling skills.

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Dr. Karen Dietz's curator insight, November 1, 2017 7:25 PM

Whenever someone talks to me about the future of storytelling, I'm always expecting innovations in crafting or telling business stories.

 

I'm usually disappointed, because what they are really talking about are innovations in tools, applications, processes, or access. The same is true for this post -- and maybe this conference.

 

Basic storytelling skills that haven't changed in millennia are discussed here. The innovation that is good to know about is a tool from Microsoft -- Power BI. This is a data visualization tool that will help certain business storytellers.

 

But let's be clear -- data visualization is not data storytelling. A tool like Power BI can help you find the story. It still requires solid storytelling crafting skills to make it mean something, and to build influence.

 

So enjoy learning about the tool. Follow the advice for story crafting that's included -- just don't think it's anything new :)

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it.

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Pie Chart of the World’s Most Spoken Languages

Pie Chart of the World’s Most Spoken Languages | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it

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How many people can speak your language?
 
Ziggi Ivan Santini's curator insight, November 30, 2017 4:00 AM

This infographic is a great way to visualize the dominant languages on Earth.

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Languages all over the world
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Decent work for all? We need to talk about rural informal employment!

Decent work for all? We need to talk about rural informal employment! | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
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Nigel Farage is 'person of interest' in FBI investigation into Trump and Russia

Nigel Farage is 'person of interest' in FBI investigation into Trump and Russia | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
Exclusive: FBI interested in former Ukip leader’s ties with people connected to US president and WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange
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Hero’s welcome for Mnangagwa - NewsDay Zimbabwe

Hero’s welcome for Mnangagwa - NewsDay Zimbabwe | NGOs in Human Rights, Peace and Development | Scoop.it
New Zanu PF leader and President-designate Emmerson Mnangagwa made a triumphant return home yesterday as pressure piled to form a coalition government comprising of key stakeholders to stabilise the economy, NewsDay has heard.
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