civil society organising

2009 Employee Volunteer Week

CAF Southern Africa is asking South Africans to “volunteer for change” during the Employee Volunteer Week which runs from 9-15 March 2009.

The 2009 Employee Volunteer Week has a specific emphasis on skills transfer i.e. the empowerment of local people and communities to improve their well-being through the transfer of appropriate knowledge and skills.

CAF Southern Africa will connect volunteers with a wide range of activities aimed at matching the skills and interests of volunteers with the critical needs of communities.

SANGONeT - NGO Engagements, Durban & Cape Town, 9 & 12 March 2009

The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) will host two NGO Engagements in March 2009 in Durban and Cape Town respectively.

These events will be used to present NGOs with a detailed overview of SANGONeT's various information and ICT services, including NGO Pulse, SANGOTeCH, Prodder Directory and our range of civil society events.

The main objectives of these events will be to highlight how NGOs could benefit from SANGONeT's services, as well as to generate feedback from NGOs about their information and ICT requirements.

SANGONeT NGO Engagement - Cape Town, 12 March 2009

The Southern African NGO Network (SANGONeT) will host a one-day NGO Engagement on Thursday, 12 March 2009, at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town.

The event will be used to present NGOs in the Western Cape with a detailed overview of SANGONeT's various information and ICT services, including NGO Pulse, SANGOTeCH, Prodder Directory and our various civil society events.

The Roots of the NGO Crisis: A Look Beyond the Surface

I have been active in the NGO sector in South Africa for about 27 years starting out as volunteer, field worker, organiser, programmes manager and later as director. I have also served on various NGO boards, act as advisor to many and now practice as a development practitioner within the sector.

Training on Governance and Control Issues

Programme Benefits
On completion of this programme, the learner is able to:

  • Explain the need for governance and control in relation to business system
  • Identify the policies and procedures related to a business process
  • Describe legislation that impacts on the business process within an industry
  • Define the role of legislation in terms of shaping of business process across a given industry

Programme outline:
Day One:

Tourism and the Third Sector: Realising the Potential

The Educational Travel Foundation (ETF) is hosting its first international conference entitled “Tourism and the Third Sector: Realising the Potential” from 18-20 September 2009 in Switzerland.

Tourism and the Third Sector is the theme of ETFs inaugural conference which will be held in the historic lakeside city of Neuchatel, Switzerland in September 2009. Speakers will address key issues relating to Tourism

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