The Smart Jirafa
Leaving on a Jet Plane – get the ebook

Leaving on a Jet Plane – get the ebook

Now online! We are so happy because now our book is also available online and easily accessible for everyone!  Leaving on a Jet Plane is the fourth and last release in the CISV Peace Education Series, following The Lunchbox (about sustainable development),  Bowl of Rights (about human rights) and The Kaleidoscope (about diversity). This is a useful resource for participants of educational programmes and everyone who...
The Peace Education Youth Exchange.

The Peace Education Youth Exchange.

Hello, We are coming close to an end now with our project, and  with the book in our hands its just some finishing up  and little tasks such as promoting the book that needs to be done. We are very happy that you have followed us on this journey and we hope that you will...
Leaving on a Jet Plane - A journey through Conflict and Resolution

Leaving on a Jet Plane – A journey through Conflict and Resolution

After ten months of hard work the book has finally become alive, and it is with great excitement that we introduce to you Leaving on a Jet Plane – a Journey through Conflict and Resolution. In Leaving on a Jet Plane – A Journey through Conflict and Resolution we will take you on a journey through the...
Live Action Role-Playing (LARP) – a way to conflict transformation?

Live Action Role-Playing (LARP) – a way to conflict transformation?

Earlier in this blog David wrote about how music can affect conflicts, and how it can be helpful in conflict transformation. Other forms of art have also proven to be useful tools in this regard, and in this blog post I want to take a closer look at the art form of live action role-playing, or...
A closer look at: conflict styles.

A closer look at: conflict styles.

When we are in a conflict we tend to react very differently. This all depends on the personality and what kind of conflict it is. Also,  you might not react the same with a boss as you would a friend, or maybe you were very hungry one day and the mood was not the best. In this little blog...
Why should CISVers work more with LMOs?

Why should CISVers work more with LMOs?

As CISVers we have an incredible opportunity to make an impact outside of  CISV camps. We learn incredibly much, and it is a waste if it is not brought out ‘there’ to more people in our local communities. In Colombia for example, one of our main tasks besides the book project and our toolbox is...
La Merced: a little Colombian town asking for opportunities

La Merced: a little Colombian town asking for opportunities

In a previous blogpost I wrote about the most famous Colombian novelist, short-story writer, screenwriter and journalist, Gabriel Garcia Marquez  or Gabo as people call him. In this post I want to talk a little bit more about him. His stories and tales are so popular around the world, for many people outside Colombia and even for...
The environment and conflict and resolution

The environment and conflict and resolution

Image by Adrian Kingsley-Hughes   How can the environment affect conflicts? What is the link between the environment and violent conflicts? How can we take the environment into consideration when trying to resolve conflicts? In this blog post we will take a closer look on these and other questions regarding this theme.   The environment...
A closer look at: Active Listening.

A closer look at: Active Listening.

Active Listening is an important skill to have if you are in a conflict, but also in everyday life. By active listening we mean that you actually listen – and not just think of something else or play on your phone while someone is talking. Active listening means that you listen with all your senses, and...
A closer look at: Empathy.

A closer look at: Empathy.

Within conflict resolution empathy is an important ability to have. Empathy is said to be the ability to feel what others feel, and to see the world from others perspective. You might have heard about ‘stepping into someone else shoes’? This is very important because it enables us to learn and understand why others might...
THE JIRAFA TOOLBOX!

THE JIRAFA TOOLBOX!

The Jirafa – Toolbox is now out on CISV-International web page! This toolbox consists of 11 activities that will help you become a better conflict solver. Here is a video we created where you can learn more about what the toolbox is and why we created it!   Here you can download the Jirafa Toolbox in...
Future Goals for Development – Post 2015

Future Goals for Development – Post 2015

In September 2000 – at the Millennium Summit, world leaders sat down to discuss the role of the United Nations and the turn to the 21st century. As you can see in this short video eight goals with several smaller indicators and targets where created. These goals provided a blueprint for action, and the date...