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Jennifer Lentfer has worked with over 300 grassroots organizations in east and southern Africa over the past decade, focusing on organizational development and learning. Currently, she is the creator/editor of, a blog site aimed at raising the level of human dignity within development assistance and putting real resources behind local means of overcoming obstacles.
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children's future
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organizational development, community-based organizations, sub-Saharan Africa
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I grew up on a pig farm.
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“That was scary”: Diary Of A Peacekeeper In South Sudan

Posted on June 27, 2012 at 1:30pm 0 Comments

This is a guest post on by Lea Krivchenia, who brings the work of unarmed peacekeeping to life and helps folks understand this relatively new field. 

I sit on a sack of something – probably sorghum – in a trailor attached to a tractor, bracing myself against the bumps, a constant exercise on any road in South Sudan. The moon is bright above us, providing the only light in between the cattle camps, where…


Friday’s Poetic Pause: “Ungrateful”

Posted on November 25, 2011 at 5:40pm 0 Comments

The annual expressions of gratitude from the U.S.’ Thanksgiving holiday now subsided, I share a poem I wrote yesterday about how hard it is at times to be genuinely grateful.

Over the past year, I have been fortunate enough to live rent-free, staying with friends and family. But that has also meant that I have been someone’s houseguest.

After I wrote this reflection, I wondered: Is there a parallel to be drawn with those at the…


How would you measure the strength of a partnership?

Posted on October 20, 2011 at 5:10pm 0 Comments

Building on’s earlier posts, “How to build strong relationships with grassroots organizations” (part 1, part 2, part…


Can allies help Palestinians to reform aid? How?

Posted on October 19, 2011 at 7:30am 0 Comments

Dalia Association, Palestine’s first and only community foundation, recently launched an advocacy campaign to address the issues facing grassroots civil society as recipients of international aid in Palestine. Nora Lester Murad, Dalia’s founder and former executive director, shares the organization’s progress and the questions they face going forward.


We at Dalia Association in Palestine have an…


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At 10:37pm on May 12, 2012, leonardo martin said…

cotizaciones de Prem Rawat - Maharaji

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At 7:46pm on August 5, 2011, Waleed Hammad said…

Welcome to Thanks for joining our website "the platform for peacemakers in the Middle East". We're waiting your updates, feel free to invite your friends to join our website and add discussions, blog posts, videos, peace events and photos. 

As Inspire area's leader, I invite you to join our facebook group "" and help us increase the population of our peace community.


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At 7:39pm on August 5, 2011, Oliver Haack said…
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