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October 30, 2007 - 3:49pm
As you may know, a group of aid workers, most of them French and many of them volunteers, have been charged with kidnapping, per their attempt to fly from Chad with 103 children a charity said were or
October 23, 2007 - 7:51pm
At the heart of change: the role of communication in sustainable development
October 15, 2007 - 1:26am
The Sydney Development Circle is hosting a networking event for professionals and anyone interested in international or community development on Monday, 5 November 2007 from 6-8pm.
October 12, 2007 - 10:18am
I am wondering if anyone might be able to help me. I work for a small NGO in Ireland, we send volunteers to kenya and India to work in schools during the summer. At the moment, we do not really have specific medical contacts in the cities where we work so if anyone can help, that would be great.
September 27, 2007 - 9:15am
Caribbean ICT Stakeholders Virtual Community (CIVIC)
This is a virtual forum of Caribbean information and communication technology (ICT) stakeholders. It is an online venue for sharing information, holding discussions, networking, and linking ideas, actors, and projects related to ICTs and development in the Caribbean. CIVIC also aims to contribute to the building of a common vision/perspective on ICTs, and to promote a Caribbean strategy and/or regional Caribbean-wide actions to foster social change in this area. CIVIC is Caribbean managed and Caribbean owned. It is open to those in all Caribbean countries. CIVIC accepts postings, messages, discussions, and documents in all the Caribbean languages; the web platform itself may be accessed in English, French, and Spanish. Only Caribbean ICT-related posts/discussions are accepted. Posting is allowed either by sending an email to a specified address or by logging on through a web interface, with an online archive accessible to all list members.
September 26, 2007 - 10:43am
Two new resources from USAID's Development Experience Clearinghouse (DEC) http://dec.usaid.gov/, that I thought were of particular interest:
Community-based development in conflict-affected areas : an introductory guide for programming
September 12, 2007 - 3:08pm
I am supposed to conduct a workshop for my organisation's African partners on the issue of advocacy strategy and plan for small organisations. I want to look at as many resources as I possibly can and was wondering if any of you could recommend toolkits that you are aware of or have used in the past. Any tips on topics to be covered will also appreciated.
September 5, 2007 - 10:53am
AidConnect Newsletter 9/2007
AidConnect will promote the Project of the Quarter through additional marketing. In order to introduce the Project of the Quarter to a broader audience AidConnect will issue a press release about the organization and project. This should help the project to find more interested project partners and donors. Please continue to load information about your current and new projects here. Also, if you would like to recommend a project be selected as Project of the Quarter please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the project name.
August 15, 2007 - 6:28pm
There have been discussions on here before in relation to the use of numbers in HIV/AIDS statistics. http://www.aidworkers.net/?q=node/956
August 12, 2007 - 11:39pm
July 16, 2007 - 6:29am
Aidworkers rely on cell phones to call headquarters, field offices, security, etc., but what are some other ways you use cell phones or handheld networking tech as part of your work -- or even better, that cell phones or handheld networking tech are used as part of development activities by local people themselves?
July 13, 2007 - 10:29am
The reason Aid Workers Network started AidBlogs was to find excellent local sources of information that would be of practical use to those working in relief and development. Here's one for those of you in Kampala.
July 10, 2007 - 5:16am
Does anyone have any guidelines about using photographs in development communications? In the organisation for which I work, we do not like using images of liquid eyed children to depict our commitment to poverty eradication, or even to share intrusive depictions of everyday lives of the people we work for.
June 9, 2007 - 5:02am
Religious Civil Society in Afghanistan
This project sets out to examine the role and significance of religious groups and networks in the development of Afghan civil society in the post-Taliban era and seek to identify potential lines of tension and collaboration among secular and religious civil society actors. To this end the following main questions will be addressed: What religiously associated civil society groups and organisations exist in Afghanistan? What are their roles and functions and how do these interact with the government of Afghanistan? How are religiously associated groups and networks viewed by Afghan and international development actors? How do religious civil society actors position themselves in the changing organisational environment? The project intends to bring the role of religious actors to the centre of the civil society debate in Afghanistan's peace, reconciliation and development processes. The project will draw concrete policy recommendations from its findings and will produce a working paper and a policy brief that will be shared widely with policy makers and other interested actors in Afghanistan, Norway and internationally, as well as an article in a policy journal.
May 27, 2007 - 2:51pm
Techniques and Practices for Local Responses to HIV/AIDS:
April 13, 2007 - 11:39am
Two interesting new, online information services have started up in the last month or so.
The first is The UN Says. This website takes the daily press briefings and statements of the spokesperson of the United Nations Secretary General and allows you search them, comment on them, and receive email alerts whenever something of interest to you comes up. The service is free, and forms part of a family of easy to use websites, including Downing Street Says and The Government Says. So, you'll never have to wade through the UN's awful website again!
April 9, 2007 - 11:34pm
I just started an automated aggregator for humanitarian news headlines on The Other World News.
Over the past months, I collected several RSS feeds from different agencies and news agencies, so I could keep myself up-to-date with "whatzup in our world". I did not find an aggregated feed or a collector. So I started my own...
March 29, 2007 - 11:04am
Some of the Afghan women I am working with, as well as local women they work with, would like to improve their public speaking skills. I am developing a short training to help them, and that they can then deliver to others, but wanted to ask if any of you out there had information on this subject/experiences you could share with me. I've written several Muslim women's groups and the Ministry for Women here in Kabul as well.
March 29, 2007 - 10:55am
I'm looking for examples of posters, flyers, comics, etc. used successfully with illiterate/low literacy audiences in any country/community to communicate development messages. I know that radio and theater methods are popular with these groups (wrote my Master's project on the latter), but I have a specific quest for things in print. These can be case studies, examples, and your own tips/ideas for this type of communicating.
March 19, 2007 - 7:38am
Hello everyone, This is my first post here and I wanted to make it informative and helpful.......here it goes and starting with self improvement.....and more to come.........thank you for replies.