Thank you for your continued support of the GSN program. In an effort to better serve your needs we have decided to postpone the Spring GSN program and direct our attention to a series of planned improvements. If you have any additional feedback or suggestions that you recommend, please email me at email@example.com.
Based on your feedback, we know that faculty need significant notice for the topics, resources and dates for the GSN session. We are pleased to announce that session I of the
Fall 2013 GSN program is now available:
We’ll send you more information regarding improvements to the GSN program. While there will not be a GSN session in Spring 2013, we invite you to consider using some of the best resources from past GSN sessions for your Spring courses. You'll find the links listed below.
Thank you for your commitment to educating students on issues of justice, peace and full human development.
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What resources are available for Spring 2013?
· Click on our “PAST SESSIONS” tab above and find archived resources from past sessions which can be used in your classroom.
· Visit http://www.crsprogramquality.org/ which houses all of CRS’s technical publications and Case studies organized by sector.
· Below are select resources that are well-designed for a university audience:
CRS Mission and Identity: Promoting Human Development through Justice
Integral Human Development
· Integral Human Development - the concept and the framework (a short introduction).
· A User’s Guide to Integral Human Development. This captures the content of the short doc above, but with extensive notes for practical application of IHD in various settings overseas.
· “Savings & Internal Lending Communities/ SILC: A Basis for Integral Human Development” (G. Vanmeenan: CRS, 2006). Using the SILC program as a case study, this doc illustrates how the IHD model takes shape in a micro-enterprise program for women. Also points out the on-the-ground connection to principles of Catholic Social Teaching.
Partnership & Capacity-Strengthening
· Partnership and Capacity Strengthening – CRS definitions.
· “Safety Net Centers in Rwanda: Strengthening Partners to Respond to the Needs of the Most Vulnerable” (M. Ramsey, L. Gamova, C. Miller: CRS and US AID, 2008). Shows how CRS and local organizations developed an effective partnership-model to create a program to transition a community from an emergency food-aid program into self-sufficiency/ food-security.
· “Extractives & Equity: An Introductory Overview and Case Studies from Peru, Angola and Nigeria” (T. Bamat, A. Chassy, R. Warne, eds.: CRS, 2011). Examining the extraction of minerals in Peru, oil and diamonds in Angola, and oil in Nigeria, this document illustrates the social, political, and economic complexities that must be considered in working with local communities to mitigate the negative impact of these industries on the poor.
· Short pieces on CRS peace-building initiatives: “Peacebuilding Efforts in Kenya” (video). “Innovations in Peacebuilding: Helping young Egyptians improve their communities”.
Gender & Development
Gender & Development
Gender the Key to Successful Development Programming - Executive Summary written by the CRS technical team.
The CRS Global Solidarity Network is a web-based "participatory learning community" that connects students and faculty in the U.S. to Catholic Relief Services (CRS) policy experts and field staff.
When you use the GSN, you can globalize your class without leaving your college or university.