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Marcel Arsenault
Conor Seyle
February 24, 2021

Balancing long-term thinking, short-term metrics, and flexible project planning

Over the past several decades, a number of different critiques of nonprofit work have emerged. Inevitably, these critiques have a strong basis — they identify real and specific issues in how nonprofits work — but collectively they may present a problem by calling for approaches that aren’t easily r...
February 04, 2021

A Deep-Dive into OEF's Theory of Peace

Peacebuilding organizations like OEF face a surprising problem: deciding what we mean by peace. In developing our theories of impact and articulating how we do our work, we start with our end goal: the elimination of war and large-scale organized political violence.
January 10, 2021

The Future of Fishing: The Greatest Challenges Facing Somali Fishers

When fisheries are managed effectively and fairly, there is less competition over resources, less food waste, more economic opportunity, and therefore, fewer drivers of conflict. Secure Fisheries is working to combat the challenges surrounding the fishing industry, from overfishing and illegal fishi...
January 08, 2021

Statement on the Ongoing Risk of Political Violence in the United States

OEF calls for the United States government, civil society in the US, and our population as a whole to commit to an awareness of all of the multiple pressures leading to violence and the need for all of them to be addressed as part of a systemic response. Failing this, it is our genuine fear that the...
Conor Seyle
January 07, 2021

Will the US Take Heed of Recent Lessons To Address US Conflict Drivers?

The violence the world witnessed at the US Capitol on January 6 is no exception to what we have observed internationally for more than a decade in terms of drivers of political violence and conflict. In this issue, OEF Senior Strategic Advisor Conor Seyle dives into what we can learn about moving fo...
December 28, 2020

The Power of Partnership: Future of Fish + One Earth Future

When it comes to tackling the social and environmental issues of our time, no one organization has all the expertise and capacity needed to solve these complex challenges alone. But together, we can move mountains—or, in the case of fisheries, turn the tide.
October 13, 2020

High Stakes Poker: Denuclearizing North Korea

Wormuth, a former undersecretary of defense for policy at the US Department of Defense, was invited to share her thoughts on the current events unfolding in North Korea by One Earth Future and the non-profit, Foreign Policy for America. “Certainly this year has been an extraordinary moment in the Ko...
October 13, 2020

Advancing a Culture of Peace Together

The UN’s Day of Living Together in Peace calls for everyone to consider how we can build inclusive, accountable, and peaceful societies. The UN believes that peace is not the absence of conflict but a positive activity. It requires all of us to dedicate ourselves to save succeeding generations from ...
October 13, 2020

Helping Back Home: The Power of Remittances and Diaspora Investments

The global diaspora makes a significant contribution to their families back home. The funds they send strengthen communities and can even rebuild countries that are emerging from war. OEF’s programming recognizes the value that individual investments and the global economy have in sustainable develo...
Marcel Arsenault
September 17, 2020

Philanthropy’s Role in the Missing Global Architecture

Inter Press Service (IPS), shares an op-ed written by OEF Founder and CEO, Marcel Arsenault discussing the promise of the United Nations over the last 75 years and how philanthropy has a role to play in building a global system for designing, implementing and updating a multitude of plans to tackle ...
September 02, 2020

Somali Women Netting a Profit

Nets are crucial to fishing - so training and promoting women in net-making and mending in local fishing communities. Secure Fisheries follows up with two women who attended a net-making workshop in Bander Beyla.
August 18, 2020

Hoggaaminta Xog Ururin Kalluumaysi oo Soomaaliya Anficidoonta Mustaqbalka

Siddeed iyo toban qof oo Soomaali ah, oo isugu jira shaqaale Wasaaradaha Kalluumaysiga (heer Federaal iyo heer Dowlad Gobboleed) iyo xog ururiyayaal iyaga la shaqeeya, ayaa hoggaaminaya mashruuc xog ururin ah oo kalluumeysiga ah - waana kii ugu horreeyay ee noociisa ah tan iyo dagaalkii sokeeye ee w...