www.NGO-Academy.org This is part of a series of advocacy and leadership training. This goes over some of the basics of building social capital to give you ideas as to what you can do to increase your organization's social capital and effectiveness.
As part of its International Cooperation Programmes, Reach Italia NGO works in Burkina Faso in order to ensure food security and agro-forestry-pastoral development in those lands, heavily degraded, that do not guarantee the subsistence needed by the population.
Most of the international interventions and cooperation programmes fighting desertification are aimed at soil conservation in order to prevent the process of desertification, with poor or no committment in recovering those lands already affected by this everlasting process.
Human forces alone are not sufficient to restore the environment and assure the conservation of lands, in our case, in the Province of Oudalan, in the Sahel Region.
Reach Italia has decided to pursue a new path of development through the introduction and use of technologies, that are essentials to secure a future for those people and those areas of the world increasingly vulnerables to climate changes and increasingly under the threat of food-crises.
Thanks to the technology designed by the engineer Vallerani (Vallerani System), in partnership with Deserto Verde in Burkina Faso, the support of Parco Nord in Milan and Same Deutz Fahr S.p.a., Reach Italia aims to reverse the process of desertification (declared inevitable a few years ago) by ploughing highly degraded lands. The results are surprising, and as the international community has initiated extensive studies on this technology we hope that in the future this challenge will be won.
A new pan-European campaign advocating comprehensive financial reform in Europe and globally was kick-started today by a wide coalition of NGOs, trade unions, politicians and ordinary citizens.
The campaign, named 'Regulate Global Finance Now!' was unveiled in Brussels together with a new website by the heads of the organisations that formed the 'Europeans for Financial Reform' coalition.
Beginning with the G20 summit in Pittsburgh, where the campaigners will be joined by their American counterparts (Americans for Financial Reform), the coalition will attempt to channel the momentum that has gathered around financial reform towards "transforming the financial status quo".
The Foundation for European Progressive Studies was represented by its General Secretary Ernst Stetter, and the Global Progressive Youth Forum was represented by Jana Besamusca.
The campaign has launched a website and invites citizens and organisations to join the movement for reform. You can find out more at europeansforfinancialreform.org
David Cornut, IHEU:
Thank you Mr President,
We want to thank the Special Rapporteur on contemporary forms of slavery for her excellent report.
We regret however that the report contains only a few examples of actual cases, particularly from countries where slavery continues on a massive scale. In Mauritania, Anti-Slavery International estimates that 600000 human beings are victims of forced labour, while in Sudan, at least 35000 Sudanese - and possibly far more - are said to be living as slaves. ... Lire la suite
Mr President, despite their ratificationof international treaties, some countries continue to be ineffective in stopping chattel slavery because of weak legislation, corruption and complicity.
For example, in May 2009, the Mauritanian NGO SOS Esclaves complained that it is not granted the status of civil party in court, leaving victims of slavery vulnerable to blackmail and threats .
In the regions controlled by the Government of South Sudan, the British NGO Rift Valley Institute has collected the full names of more than 11000 persons abducted and enslaved by militias and the Sudanese army.
Those are examples, but there are dozens other countries where the situation is as dramatic.
We are pleased that the Special Rapporteur has requested a visit to Sudan, and has already obtained an invitation from Mauritania to investigate the situation there. We urge her and this Council to consider these situations as high priorities in the struggle against slavery.... Lire la suite
Thank you sir.
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SERUDS has been working on flood related issues since its inception. As we are a small NGO, we lack funds for such relief work. Kurnool, A.P is now facing some serious flood problems. The slum areas of Kurnool District have been badly affected. The no. of displaced, effected persons is already estimated at a staggering 2 lakh. Rescue operations are progressing on warpath by the Armed Forces and Choppers-but are inadequate. The displaced are facing considerable hardships due to unavailability of food items, shelter, safe drinking water, medicine, in most flooded areas; it is not easy to reach the marooned.
The area is in urgent need of relief camps, provision of cooked food by running of mess, clothing, candles, batteries, utensils for cooking, milk of new born, medicine, tarpaulin and safe shelter. Your donation will help us to carry out this work. Donate through GiveIndia and you will get a receipt.
If you are an Indian, US or UK taxpayer, there are tax benefits to be had as well.
GiveIndia will process every donation and provide you with a receipt for the same. Thank you for visiting my iGive page and supporting my cause.
On November 14th and 15th Philanthropic Association IRFF ONLUS are organizing the annual Global Health Expo. The Health expo will take place at the A. F. IRFF ONLUS Centre, Chisinau capital city of Moldova republic in EUROPE and is a two-day professional development event focusing on cutting-edge healthy lifestyle strategies and initiatives.
Global Health Expo 2009 with its motto: Healthy living as the norm of life offers the latest global news about healthy lifestyle products and services.
With its harmonizing goal Global Health Expo welcome all kind of healthy lifestyle services and products providers to give an presentation about their latest developments from: traditional medicine, oriental medicine, western medicine, homeopathic medicine also pharmaceutical companies, sanatoriums, NGOs working in this area, sport clubs, physical exercise centers, fitness etc are invited for it.
The Global Health expo has been a great source of relevant information also a great place to network with others from within the industry for: doctors, nurses, medical assistants, medical practitioners, volunteers, medical students, peer education teams, etc healthy lifestyle agents, amateurs and the general public.
If you want to get healthier and gain an in-depth understanding of critical and developing areas, the Global Health expo 2009 is an event you cannot afford to miss!
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Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri is the founding chairman of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT or Pakistan Popular Movement) and the patron in chief of Minhaj-ul-Quran International and Minhaj Welfare Foundation.
PAT is a unique political party of Pakistan which has a network at the grass root level in all the four provinces and abroad and whose workers, under the guidance of their leadership, are contributing a great deal in political as well as social sector of the country.
Minhaj-ul-Quran Movement International has its offices in more than 80 countries around the world. It is a non-political, spiritual Movement working for the betterment of all the people living in Pakistan and abroad in general and the Muslims in particular.
Minhaj Welfare Foundation is working not only in Pakistan, but in fact across the globe, for the social and educational development of mankind. It is an NGO with around 1000 educational institutions in Pakistan that have an objective of creating social and political awareness among the masses and also of imparting state of the art education to Pakistanis. It is also working in the health sector, building Medicare facilities for the poor, arranging free medical camps etc. and is also involved in developing vocational institutions.
A man of extraordinary capabilities, Dr. Qadri is a gift of God. He is a theologian and a theosophist, a scientist and a spiritualist, a preacher and a reformer, a philosopher and a political thinker, a thunder among the forces of evil and exploitation and a mild breeze in the minds of mankind. And above all he is the animating heartbeat of hundreds of thousands of people around the World.
As such Professor Qadri emerges as a person of destiny with his learned instruction and creative interpretation of Islam providing refreshing perspectives of the role of Islam in the contemporary World. Unfortunately, in the past several decades, the universality of Islam has been obscured by stereotyped conservatism. Dr. Qadri with his progressive ideas and better contemporary World vision is performing an important role in the renaissance of Islam. Without doubt, he is a refreshing tide in humanity.
Doctor Qadri is a distinctive Islamic scholar of international repute. He has delivered lectures on almost all major contemporary issues in various national and international conferences, seminars, gatherings and specially organized programs by universities and colleges in all the continents of the World. He has singular distinction of presenting the basic idea of interest free Islamic banking in the presence of a huge gathering at Lahore on October 7, 1992 in response to challenge that contemporary finance and economy can not be run with out interest.
Liberation riddim was recorded in Jamaica 8 years ago by celebrated Denroy Morgan and Morgan Heritage. Participation of Capleton at Reggae Fest organized by Students' Cultural Centre Belgrade and NGO Eupulse that will take place on May 17th and 18th in SKC made this music rhythm up to date. Capleton's version of Liberation riddim Jah Jah City became greatest modern reggae roots anthem.
Three Serbian artists: Nemanja Kojic, a.k.a Coyote (Eyesburn, Burning Sounds...), Vukasin Markovic (Irie FM, Smoke'n'Soul, Eyesburn) and Milovan Boskovic (ex Mistake Mistake, Serbian Groove Institute) joined their creative vocal forces in delivering Serbian riddim with Jamaican flavour. Their version recorded in picturesque red, yellow and green studio in Zemun during April 2007 speak about potentials of Serbian reggae and gives local response to one of world greatest reggae challenges. By using Liberation riddim Coyote, Vukasin and Milovan have described and sung their vision of life in Serbia.
Hear and feel Liberation Serbia!
MaYoMo ( Map Your Moments ) is a video-centric social news network for mobile citizen journalism. Our contributors and users include citizen journalists, bloggers, journalism students, experienced independent journalists and NGO's from all over the world. In other words, if you are aware of your surrounding life and you need to express your point of view on certain topics or events, you are more than welcome in our network.
MaYoMo enables its users to ask for news and information from any corner of the world. Whenever you have a question about some event that you've just heard of or read about e.g., you can easily place a request in a country from MaYoMo's world map and ask what happened, when or where. Users from that region can possibly help you out by providing you any information available. This is how we let you get involved in the global events not only by witnessing, reporting or commenting them, but also by digging them out right from the place they have happened.
As we know many people nowadays spend most of their time in virtual worlds, rather than in the real life, we've built them a special continent on our map. "Virtu" is the virtual continent where users can ask for news or send reports about events in worlds like Second Life, World of Warcraft and dozens more.
NewCapeGrace - Best Guest House, Hotel Rooms in IslamabaD
New Cape Grace Guest House offers premium amenities to its boarders that closely match to the ones offered at Hotels Islamabad Pakistan. Equipped with Air conditioning, Secured Wireless Internet on Fiber Optic Media, Power Backup for continuous supply of electricity, TV-Cable with 80-plus channels including HBO, Star-Movies, News & Sports Channels, NCG's intentions are to provide a home like environment, when one is away from home.
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"Karim and Sameer make you feel like family"
Ask for recommendations among friends who are journalists, academics, workers at NGOs, and others who need good, convenient accommodation on a reasonable budget when they visit Islamabad, and one name is mentioned over and over again - New Cape Grace Guest House. The reason NCG consistently gets such great reviews, over and over again, is simple - owner/manager Karim, and his son Sameer constantly go the extra mile to make your stay there a truly terrific experience.
Located in the heart of town, walking distance from both Jinnah Market and Super Market, NCG presents outstanding value for money, with clean spacious and very comfortable rooms for very reasonable rates. Although the rooms themselves can be a little dark, and are lit almost entirely by white neon, the many pictures on the guest house website let you see before you come exactly what you get, with pictures of almost every room - so anyone can know before booking exactly what to expect. The wireless internet connection is very fast, totally reliable, and easy to get on to. There's a kitchen with good, hot food and round-the-clock room service, providing a level of comfort that few competitors in this price range can match.
Ultimately, though, it's not the rooms, the food, or even the great location and great value that keep people coming back over and over again. No, far more than these things, it's the quality of service that makes NCG a true gem. Whatever you need, Karim and Sameer will do everything they can to make it happen.
Need to get your laundry done and back later the same day? Karim will have the laundry person come especially to take your stuff, and bring it back as soon as possible. Need a car and driver for the evening, at only an hour's notice, on the night before Eid, when no-one wants to take the job? Karim will spend half an hour or more on the phone to find someone for you, and he'll make sure it's someone he trusts, and he'll make sure he negotiates a reasonable rate. Need to print something out, scan it, and email it again? Karim and Sameer have all the equipment, and jump at the chance to help you out. Have some boxed left-overs from that great restaurant meal last night, that you want to recycle for lunch? Karim will have the staff warm them up for you, and have them cook a great fresh paratha or chapati to go with it. Don't know exactly how long you need to stay for, and then suddenly need to check out after a week or more at short notice, with possible intentions to return, at an unspecified date in a few days time? No worries - Karim will just make everything work!
Nowhere else are staff so concerned to make sure you have everything you need for a comfortable and convenient stay. Stay for more than a few days, and you can guarantee you will feel not just like a client, but like Karim and Sameer have welcomed you into their family. And that, above anything, is what makes this the best place to stay in Islamabad.
Fashion weeks may become overrated, but charity never goes out of style, or so believes Shabana Azmi, who is a veteran at leading a good cause. For her latest good turn, she rounded up young design talent to bring attention and funds to her NGO.
Danish police on Wednesday kept thousands of protesters from entering the venue where the United Nations climate talks being held. A police spokesman said 250 people were arrested at various points in Copenhagen, one day before the arrival of heads of state such as US President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, China's Hu Jintao, Russian president Medvedev.
Near the Bella Centre, I saw four people being arrested. At exactly midday, approximately 500 policemen began moving in on a protest that they had declared illegal.
The protest at the Bella Centre was organized by the Climate Justice action network, a Danish group that has coordinate several demonstrations. They had permission for a peaceful protest, but also announced plans to break through the barriers around the centre.
The protesters wanted to hold what they called a ‘People’s Summit’ inside the venue at one o’clock, together with non-governmental groups taking parts in the COP15 talks. Several NGO’s, including Friends of the Earth, were denied access on Wednesday.
At the moment they were supposed to meet, about one thousand protesters found themselves surrounded by police in riot gear. Outside in the freezing cold with wet snow.
Police at several moments used pepper spray and battons.
When it became clear that the protesters no longer were able enter the Centre, the police took off their helmets to adopt a less aggressive stance..
Some riot police were given time to do something else while their colleagues practized crowd control.
Meanwhile, inside the Bella Centre, tensions were heating up again. Another day without real progress has passed, and, with 24 hours to go before the heads of state of a 110 countries arrive, the Danish climate minister, Connie Hedegaard, was replaced as President of the COP15 meeting.
Raymond Frenken, for EUX.TV in Copenhagen. Distributed by Tubemogul.
video from inside action fro Reclaim Power, indiginous and NGO's call to wlak out of the COP15
http://greenmedianews.com Yesterday at COP15 the NGO's were shut out of the Bella Center after a protest which, quite frankly, was nothing more than a peaceful demonstration. While the COP15 conference is not a true democratic institution but more of a gathering of nations to negotiate, the conference organizers and security have the right to exclude anyone they wish. However, NGO's (non-governmental organizations) are there to support the voice of the people and for the most part only want to support the process itself. Because of the move to ban NGO's from the Bella Center and effectively eliminate their meaningful presence before Heads of State by severely restricting NGO attendance, and then ejecting them completely, Huff Post contributor Bill Becker who was interviewed on Green Media News just days ago, was unable to enter the Bella Center to PARTICIPATE IN A PANEL discussion to which he was invited and accredited to attend. And he wasn't the only one... not even close.
http://greenmedianews.com Jessie Robbins, a student from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. got shut out of the Bella Center the other day along with thousands of NGOs and other delegates to the COP15 climate summit in Copenhagen, Denmark. In her interview with Evan Kopelson, Jessie shares a unique perspective on the protests and the security measures undertaken which resulted in her being blocked from entry to the conference.