This blog is dedicated to spreading information on conferences relevant to the Millennium Development Goals and UCP-SARnet's vision. Here details and descriptions of upcoming conferences can be posted as well as discussion of details related to these events.
The problem of leadership in Nigeria and Ebira land in particular can be associated with lack of commitment on the part of both the leaders and the led. In my own view the time has come for us to stop the blame game and find ways in which we can help our leaders to be that great leader we want them to be, to either deliver the dividend of democracy or help us improve our living standard. This is because the essence of “leadership in any polity is the recognition of real need, the uncovering and exploiting of contradictions among values and between values and practice, the realigning of values…The leader’s fundamental act is to induce people to be aware or conscious of what they feel – to feel their true needs so strongly, to define their values so meaningfully, that they can be moved to purposeful action.” (Macgregor Burns, 1978, p. 43).
Hence, building a prosperous society with progressive growth in all areas of their lives requires value driven leaders who are visionary and can translate such visions into developmental achievements for their followers, thereby empowering them in the process and ensuring an all inclusive leadership.
VALUES-BASED LEADERSHIP: KEY TO EFFECTIVE LEADERSHIP IN NIGERIAN
A TEXT PAPER PRESENTED BY
USTAZ DANJUMA MOHAMMED H.
FEDERAL CAPIAL TERRITORY ADMINISTRATION(FCTA),
LECTURE ORGANIZED BY EBIRA UNITY ASSOCIATION
KAHAL CINEMA- OKENE, KOGI STATE
MONDAY 31ST DECEMBER, 2012
It is a great pleasure to be invited to present this paper at this occasion. This event is important considering the challenge of good and all inclusive…
The paper is based largely on a desk review of existing policy documents and targeted interviews of key individuals within the MNKOAL as well as other actors perceived to be critical in determining the content and direction of national development and climate change policy. These include the Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030, the Ministry of Agriculture, the Ministry of Livestock Development, Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat, Agricultural Sector Coordination Unity (ASCU), the Kenya Livestock Marketing Council (KLMC) and Pastoralists Parliamentary Group (PPG). Also included in the interviews were development partners and civil society organizations engaged in ASALs-related policy work.
The place and role of the arid and semi-arid lands (ASALs) of Kenya in national development, and lately, climate change adaptation, has been a matter of significant debate. The debate has revolved around the contribution of these lands to the national economy and development on the one hand, and the extent to which the populations living in these lands have benefitted from processes of national development to-date on the other hand. With the emergence of climate change as a major development…
Do you have a gaming changing business idea to help solve world problems?
The Sustainable Brands Innovation Open is a competition for social start-ups and sustainable innovators. Sustainable Brands is an international community of learning and action focused on understanding and leveraging the role companies can play in shaping a sustainable future.
Seeking New Companies to Showcase their Revolutionary Innovation at Sustainable Brands '12 Conference in San Diego CA, June 4-7, 2012
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., March 6, 2011 - Sustainable Brands '12 officially opened the fourth annual Sustainable Brands Innovation Open (SBIO) and announced it is seeking applications from start-ups in two broad areas: Idea Stage for self or family-funded entities with a solid business plan and limited operational experience; and
Early Stage for companies…
On behalf of the organizing partners Global Interactions Inc., Thunderbird School of Global Management, UCP-SARnet, and the World Academy for the Future of Women, we invite you to consider this 3-week International Leadership Summit designed to train participants for leadership roles essential to solving pressing global issues, most notably the 8 United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals.
Registration Deadline Extended to April 30th.
1st Annual International Leadership Summit
Sias International University
Xinzheng City, Henan Province, CHINA
July 1-23, 2012
Application for the event is open and additional information can be found by clicking the following link to the Global Interactions Website. Feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the Leadership Summit 2012 and how you can get involved.
Impeccable diversity is what the International Youth Peace Fest in peace-city Chandigarh stood for. Be it demographically, culturally, regionally, linguistically or geographically, the peace fest has been over the years, a perfect example of a beautiful amalgamation of cultures co-existing. Its striking diversity had magnetized every person.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in service of others”-MK Gandhi
Yuvsatta's work to promote the spirit of volunteering amongst the generation next to bridge the barriers of race, color, religion, nationalities plus fill the gender and economic divides by empowering the young people is more timely than ever. Each day the headlines demonstrate the human cost of this divide. Each day the hatred and distrust grow. Now is the moment to leverage this opportunity, to address this ever-more-dangerous global divide. You'll agree with us that in so many ways our…
Local and Trans-Tasman events of interest to social justice activists and researchers.
There are two upcoming events that may be of interest to our members. One is a local activity to be held here in Perth and the other is a Trans-Tasman activity of interest to Pacific, Australian and New Zealand members.
There will be a local network meetig on the evening of Wednesday 29th February for those interested in Social Justice Action and Research. It will be a manageable after work activity which incorporates some refreshments and the opportunity for a meal before returning home.…
"Achieving the Promise of Community-Engaged Health Disparities Research: A National Community Partner Forum," invite community partners involved in community-engaged research to apply to participate in the forum. The forum will be held Dec 6-7 in Boston. Applications are due Oct 3 and applicants will be notified by Nov 1. Registration for all invitees is free of charge, supported by a grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities.
"Achieving the Promise of Community-Engaged Health Disparities Research: A National Community Partner Forum," invite community partners involved in community-engaged research to apply to participate in the forum. The forum will be held Dec 6-7 in Boston. Applications are due Oct 3 and applicants will be notified by Nov
Registration for all invitees is free of charge, supported by a grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. We also invite our allies in…
INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH CONFERENCE, Phuket, Thailand -16-18 May 2012
International Conference: Innovative research in a changing and challenging world16-18 May 2012 – Phuket Thailand Conference website: www.auamii.com/conference.html
Traditionally research has been rigidly confined to a single academic discipline. This is important for maintaining its research vigour. However it can also create a discourse of research hegemony which can stiffen creativity and innovation. This conference promotes diversity and unity in research on an interdiciplinary basis. Phuket is chosen as our meeting place for sharing innovative research in a changing and challenging world.
Conducting research in an intercultural…
AYS 2011 is looking for social entrepreneurs, community activists and people with a track record of volunteering who have not taken part in any earlier Global Changemakers summits.
Applicants need to be between 18 and 24 years.
They need to be available in India between Sunday, 17 July and Saturday, 23 July.
The call for applications will go live here, on www.global-changemakers.net, on 1 April 2011 and last until 17 April. Applicants will be asked to submit a written application as well as an application video no longer than 2 minutes.
During this period, we will also be asking for peer facilitator applications from Changemakers aged 16-25who have taken part in previous summits but have not previously taken part as facilitators. (These can be from any countries, not only the ones listed above.)…
Share Lessons & Promising Practices in YFS
YFS-Link is excited to announce that youth-inclusive financial services and financial capabilities will be featured as a main learning track at Making Cents International's 5th anniversary conference. Click here to learn more about how to involve your organization.