25 June 2012

1st Introductory Workshop on “Reconstructing the Social Fabric of Communities after War Trauma”

Humanitarian workers are confronted with systemic challenges when helping post-traumatic communities reconnect and rebuild. Specific skills and knowledge are needed to provide social reconstruction of the community and healing of collective and individual traumas. At the same time, support is also needed for the helping professionals who are often exposed to the danger of burn-out. “Sense making” is an important element in dealing with this occupational stress.

How can organizations like the United Nations, the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and the Red Cross become more effective in their vital and laudable mission? How can multinational corporations contribute meaningfully to global issues like climate change, poverty reduction and equitable economic growth? What enables enterprises to grow and develop in challenging settings like the aftermath of a devastating Tsunami?

These questions are all related to humanitarian work psychology and have so far been largely overlooked by global development policy and policy makers. A first roundtable was organised in Geneva to discuss the relevance and needs to form a new area of study, namely, humanitarian work psychology in order to effectively address the needs of the humanitarian workers.

 

pdf Summary of the Roundtable Discussion

pdf Programme

CSEND organized a side event on Monday, 23rd April titled ‘Linking human capital development with employability organizational and national competitiveness for sustainable growth and social cohesion’, from 12.30-14.30 hrs at Qatar conference site QNNC.

Presentations were made by Prof Raymond Saner, Diplomacy Dialogue, Geneva, Mrs Shaza Khalil and Mr. Ganim Al-Naimi, both from Qatar Foundation, Prof Lichia Saner Yiu, CSEND and Dr. Magdi Faharat, UN-ECA who also acted as discussant.

This annotated bibliography covers those publications analyzing the link between Culture and International Negotiations. A special focus on WTO and Trade-related Negotiations was adopted while doing the literature selection.
A total of 32 publications available from the public domain were selected. They comprise books, articles in specialized journals and electronic sources. Publications selected and annotated are relevant for researchers interested in conducting further studies on Culture and International Negotiations as well as Culture and Multilateral Trade Negotiations.

NEGOTIATIONS: Contributions by Scholars from Social and
Economic Sciences, Raymond Saner, 2010, Diplomacy Dialogue, CSEND

Summary of AoM meeting 2010 Montréal/Canada, 9TH August, 2010 (Session 706)

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20110405-santacatarinaEducation is a central priority for the State of Santa Catarina. Its policy makers are firmly committed to providing a relevant and efficient education system that responds to the requirements of the global economy and allows the state to be competitive, both nationally and internationally.

This OECD review gives a brief overview of education in Santa Catarina and its development. It presents an analysis of the system from pre-school to tertiary education and lifelong learning, and identifies key directions for policy reform in light of the challenges encountered by officials, communities, enterprises, educators, parents and students. It concludes with a set of key recommendations concerning the structure of the system and its labour market relevance; access and equity; governance and management; research, development and innovation; internationalisation; and financing.
 

20090606-coverNegotiationsBetweenToday's world has gone beyond state-to-state negotiations. While these traditional forms of engagment still exist, the more rapid developments have occurred at the boundary of social and political conflicts. The State's strict jurisdiction over diplomacy as a tool for conflict resolution is being increasingly challenged by economic actors and civil society actors. This new overlapping of convergent and divergent interests between these multiple actors is the focus of the book.

Research Report on Employee Turnover Survey in India. A joint study of Confederation of Indian Industries and Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development. Lichia Yiu and Raymond Saner, 2008. Author: Saner, R., Yiu, L.