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gap between org needs & grantmaker practices, says survey

January 6, 2009 - 4:11pm

A new survey of staffed foundations commissioned by Grantmakers for Effective Organizations, "Grantmaking Getting Smarter: A National Study of Philanthropic Practice" (16 pages, PDF), builds on a simi

Australian Aid Resource & Training Guide - Jan. published

January 6, 2009 - 1:32pm

The January Australian Aid Resource & Training Guide (AARTG) is now ready for download at the TorqAid web site

Jan. 12 Washington DC event on transparency & governance

January 6, 2009 - 1:26pm

Center for Global Development presents a brown bag seminar on Lessons from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative for Improving Governance

Challenging choices for aid agencies in Darfur

January 6, 2009 - 1:06pm

This Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) working paper explores the linkages between protection and livelihoods for rural populations i

Moderators for AWN forum needed

January 5, 2009 - 12:34pm

I'll be ending my role as AWN Forum moderator at the end of January.

Gaza aid worker diary: part six

January 3, 2009 - 3:12pm

Hatem Shurrab is an aid worker in Gaza with the British-based charity Islamic Relief Worldwide.

Top 10 Humanitarian Crises

January 3, 2009 - 3:08pm

(are any of you working in these geographic areas? if so, please share even a bit about your experiences here on the AWN forum)

Mortality & Morbidity among Humanitarian Workers

January 1, 2009 - 6:34pm

Doing a search for something else, I found:

Event: Are supplementary feeding programmes effective in emergencies?

December 28, 2008 - 8:17pm

Are supplementary feeding programmes effective in emergencies?
13 January 2009
Overseas Development Institute
To register, email

local people contributing to their own aid, relief & development

December 26, 2008 - 11:42am

Afghan refugees are using their skills to help their local hosts in the earthquake-hit areas of south-western Pakistan.

Philippines: WFP worker killed

December 26, 2008 - 11:36am

Unidentified gunmen attacked a truck used by the UN's World Food Programme (WFP) on Mindanao island, leaving one Filipino aid worker dead and dashing any hopes for a Christmas truce.

Tags: Security

family of murdered aid worker angry at British government

December 26, 2008 - 11:32am

The family of Margaret Hassan, a murdered British aid worker, is angry because the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office is refusing to sen

Tags: Security

conference: owner-driven reconstruction

December 23, 2008 - 12:47pm


people with disabilities LEADING development

December 18, 2008 - 12:35pm

People with disabilities are of concern for aid, relief and development workers in three ways:

United Nations doubles Afghan aid budget - questions

December 17, 2008 - 7:11pm

The United Nations said today that it will double the budget of its Afghan mission next year, taking on hundreds of new staff and opening more offices to meet more "complex" challenges.

CNN features Pump Aid (NGO)

December 17, 2008 - 5:36pm

CNN currently has a small bit in rotation that profiles the work of Pump Aid, which has been working to establish sustainable supplies of clean water and safer sa

German Aid Worker, Parents Kidnapped in Yemen

December 17, 2008 - 12:53pm

Tribesmen kidnapped a German aid worker and her parents in southern Yemen on Monday and were holding them hostage, demanding the government release imprisoned clan members, Yemeni officials and a trib

Aid worker charged over Indonesia helicopter crash

December 17, 2008 - 12:50pm

A Melbourne, Australia aid worker faces up to seven years' jail after being charged with placing butane gas cylinders on board the Navy Sea King helicopter, which crashed in Indonesia in 2005.

Gunmen kill aid worker in Congo ambush

December 16, 2008 - 6:10pm

Gunmen in Congo have killed an employee of the Voluntary Association for International Service, an Italian non-government organization.

Tags: Security
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