May
19

“Cash assistance and empowering local NGOs in emergencies”

Reliefweb posted the above-titled article By Kris Flegg, Senior Humanitarian Adviser, Christian Aid.  This article reads as follows:

“On 16-17 May, Christian Aid will be present at this year’s Grand Bargain cash workstream meeting in Rome, to discuss how to ensure local organisations are not left behind as we move towards more widespread use of cash transfers in humanitarian response.

The Grand Bargain is an initiative to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of humanitarian response which was launched at the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016. Together with other international NGOs, UN agencies, and donor states, Christian Aid signed up to the Grand Bargain’s 51 commitments, which seek to make the aid system more responsive to communities living through conflicts and natural disasters.

May
06

“Egypt’s government to introduce all-new law on NGOs”

Egypt Independent posted the above-titled article, which reads as follows:

“Egypt’s Minister of Social Solidarity GhadaWaly announced on Friday that the committee formed to amend Law No. 70 of 2017 regarding the regulation of non governmental organization (NGO) work has chosen to abolish the law instead, and replace it with an all-new one.

In a statement, Waly said that a new law is being prepared in the light of recommendations to strengthen civil society work because of its positive role in social development, which reflects on the citizen’s daily lives.

Apr
29

“NGOs start thinking like businesses in Eastern Europe and Central Asia”

Open Global rights posted the above-titled article, which reads in part as follows:

“The pressure on non-governmental organizations and independent media in Eastern Europe and Central Asia has been devastating for many groups. Yet it has also proven the resilience of the sector, leading to incredible levels of innovation and adaption among civil society. NGOs and media outlets are looking beyond international donors and starting to think in a more business-focused way. As a result, they are making steps towards sustainability by generating both income and support closer to home. This shift is also presenting new opportunities for international donors to help ensure local groups have the skills, security, networks and knowledge to successfully dive into the world of making money.

Apr
22

“No longer enemies: Industry embracing partnerships with NGOs”

SeafoodSource posted the above-titled article, which reads in part as follows:

“There was a time when many in the seafood industry openly disliked the Monterey Bay Aquarium. And not long ago, the aquarium’s Seafood Watch program didn’t think very highly of much commercially-produced seafood, such as the equivalent of the industry’s bread and butter – farmed salmon. As recently as 2013, Seafood Watch advised its millions of sustainability-conscious adherents  to avoid farmed salmon altogether.

But a month ago, at the 2019 Seafood Expo North America event, Jennifer Kemmerly, Monterey Bay Aquarium’s director of global fisheries and aquaculture, stood on stage at a special assembly hosted by the Chilean Salmon Marketing Council and declared that previous era of combativeness to be over.”

Apr
15

Egyptian Repeal of 2017 NGO Law?

Human Rights Watch posted the above-titled article, which reads as follows:

“(Beirut) – The Egyptian government announced on April 5, 2019 that it ‘will repeal’ its draconian 2017 NGO law and that it will submit to parliament a new draft law on nongovernmental organizations. Egyptian newspapers reported that the new draft law  eliminates the criminal penalties for non-compliance in the 2017 law, and limits oversight of these groups to a single government authority, also in contrast with the multi-authority review of the prior law.

The government has not made the new draft law public. The parliament will need to discuss and approve the draft and the president will need to sign it before it becomes a law.

Apr
08

“NGOs start thinking like businesses in Eastern Europe and Central Asia”

Rostislav Valvoda wrote the above-titled article, and OpenGlobalRights posted it. This article reads in part as follows:

“NGOs in Eastern Europe and Central Asia have shown resilience under pressure by inventing new ways to generate funds, including hybrid for-profit and non-profit models, and creative partnerships.”

Click here to read the rest of the article. 

 

 

Apr
01

“IOM-NGO Humanitarian Consultations: Open Dialogue for More Effective Crisis Response Partnerships”

Reliefweb posted the above-titled article, which reads in part as follows:

“Geneva – Strong partnerships are essential for the delivery of effective, principled humanitarian assistance at a time when an unprecedented 131.7 million people are affected by crises in new and increasingly complex circumstances.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) responds to crises alongside hundreds of NGOs and other partners contributing unique perspectives and expertise to all phases and dimensions of a response. Recognizing that humanitarian responses alone are insufficient, there is a new call for improved collaboration across the humanitarian-development nexus to reduce risk, need and vulnerability.

Mar
25

“MANAGING RISK IN INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL NGO PARTNERSHIPS: An in-depth study of the realities and recommendations for improving risk management in humanitarian crises”

Reliefweb published the above-titled article by Lindsay Hamsik, Senior Manager, Humanitarian Policy and Practice, InterAction. This article reads in part as follows:

“In humanitarian emergencies where access is limited and risk is high, people’s ability to obtain vital assistance often depends on partnerships between national and international aid organizations. In recent years, driven by the Syrian conflict, significantly larger portions of international humanitarian aid have been implemented through and alongside national and local entities. Building off InterAction’s 2016 research on NGOs and Risk, InterAction and Humanitarian Outcomes are releasing the findings of an 18-month study that examined how risk is perceived and managed in partnerships in high-risk settings.”

Mar
18

“NGO crackdown has foreign fund inflows plunging 40% since Modigovt era: Report”

The Economic Times posted the above-titled article, which reads in part as follows:

“MUMBAI: The Modi governments crackdown on foreign funding of non-profit organisaitons has resulted in a massive 40 percent decline in fund flows from external sources for social uplift in the four years to 2017-18, finds and industry report.

Over 13,000 non-government organisations have been acted against by the Union home ministry by cancelling their licences, according to a report by a foreign consultancy Bain & Co.

The report has also found that as many as 4,800 NGOs lost their licenses in 2017 alone.”

Mar
11

“Danish economist chosen as new UN environment chief”

The Guardian posted the above-titled article, which reads in part as follows:

“The UN secretary-general has picked the Danish economist and environmentalist Inger Andersen as its new environment chief, according to a letter seen by Agence France-Presse, turning the page on a scandal over expenses that rocked the UN agency.

Andersen, who heads the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) group of governments and civil society organisations, is set to succeed Erik Solheim of Norway, who resigned in November amid an outcry over his huge travel expenses.

The UN deputy secretary general, Amina Mohammed, told a meeting of ambassadors on Thursday that her boss, AntónioGuterres, had chosen Andersen.

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