The MDF Training and Consultancy is conducting a one-week course on Change Management in Development Organisations from 11-15 May 2009 in the Netherlands.
civil society organising
The current retirement system is in the process of being reformed. You might already be aware that the government is planning to implement a compulsory National Savings Fund, but the proposed changes will also impact risk benefits and taxation for all individuals and employers.
Humanitarian organisations are accusing the Zimbabwean government and war veterans of denying them access to some parts of the country to distribute food aid.
The National Association of Non-Governmental Organisations (NANGO) says the situation has made it difficult for organisations to provide humanitarian relief and to control hunger stalking the nation.
Leading Caribbean NGOs have joined their Haitian counterparts in calling for an unconditional write-off of Haitian foreign debt, which currently stands at approximately US$1.7 billion.
The Caribbean Policy Development Centre has issued an open letter to finance ministers of wealthy nations, the directors of the World Bank, International Monetary Fund and the Inter-American Development Bank.
The Chinese ambassador to Botswana has warned NGOs in the country to desist from acting like government organs.
Ding Xiaowen reminded NGOs that they are representatives of thousands of people from all walks of life.
Ding says NGOs should act as a messenger between the government and the people to promote mutual understanding and social responsibility. He stressed that NGOs should be "a partner, a supporter, and a promoter" when in agreement with government on certain issues.
28 October 2008
On Thursday the 30th of October 2008, Earthlife Africa Johannesburg and the Anti-Privatisation Forum will be marching on the Department of Minerals & Energy, Eskom, and the City of Johannesburg. Communities across Gauteng are protesting to demand a decent, meaningful Free Basic Allocation of electricity and for increased generation of electricity from renewable resources.
The Center on Ecotourism and Sustainable Development (CESD) is hosting an international conference entitled “2008 Traveler’s Philanthropy Conference’ Philanthropy Work for Development, Business, and Conservation” from 3-5 December 2008 in
Invitation to a presentation by Dan Sermand, General Director of MSF Sweden
Titled: The Civilian and Military Blur: Is the Humanitarian Mandate in Danger?
The MSF Perspective
Hosted by the University of the Witwatersrand
Date: 23rd October 2008
Time: 10h00 to 12h00 – with light snacks provided
Please RSVP by email to email@example.com
or contact Carrie Brooke-Sumner on 011 403 4440 or 071 325 4158.
The Management Development Institute (MDI) —South Africa
A joint initiative of Southern New Hampshire University’s School of Community Enterprise Development (SCED) and the Thembani International Guarantee Fund (TIGF) offer a 5-day training course to equip business, bankers, corporate social investment and policy making practitioners on how changes in the business environment and policy realm have implications for the way business is conducted.
Training Dates Date: 17-21 November, 2008
We celebrated the second International Day of Non-Violence on 2 October 2008. The day also marked the birth of Mahatma Gandhi who helped lead India to independence. His legacy of non-violent action has strengthened struggles for sovereignty and civil, political and economic rights and influenced freedom fighters and inspired leaders like Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King Jr.