Nov
22

Canadian federal agency rejects NGO complaint regarding KSM project permitting process

Mining Weekly published an article titled, “Canadian federal agency rejects NGO complaint regarding KSM project permitting process.” The article reads as follows;

“A Canadian federal agency has rejected a request for review (RfR) by nongovernmental organisation (NGO) the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council (SEACC) of the permitting process regarding Seabridge Gold’s Kerr-Sulphurets-Mitchell (KSM) project, in British Columbia.

The Canadian National Contact Point (NCP) – an interdepartmental committee chaired by the Canadian Foreign Affairs Department and promoting adherence to the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD’s) non-binding Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises – concluded that a complaint it received in December 2016 regarding aspects of its environmentalassessment review process did not merit further examination and its file has now been closed after only the initial assessment level of review.

Nov
13

Innovation meets precaution: NGO delay tactics hinder gene-editing revolution in Europe

Genetic Literacy Project published an article titled, “Innovation meets precaution: NGO delay tactics hinder gene-editing revolution in Europe.” The article reads as follows;

“Does today’s fear of potential risks caused by GMO makes us unable to carry out necessary actions for a better life, because we get misdirected ending up as cowards? … In these days, human society faces new social, economic and ethical challenges due to the substantial progress made in modern biotechnology. Increasing technical efficacy and decreasing costs revolutionizes the tools that science-driven economies will apply to change the availability of genomes as major biological resource.

Nov
06

Zambian NGOs steal Millions of US Dollars from UK’s DFID

Zambian Watchdog published an article titled, “Zambian NGOs steal Millions of US Dollars from UK’s DFID.” The article reads in part as follows;

“The Department for International Development (DFID) a United Kingdom government department responsible for administering overseas aid in Zambia has reported three Non-governmentalOrganisations (NGOs) to the Zambia Police and to the Drug Enforcement Commission-Anti-money laundering Unit.

This follows a forensic audit into funds given to the Zambia Accountability Project(ZAP) for monitoring the disputed 2016 General Election.

Following the forensic audit Report; project manager, Abdon Yezi has been suspended.

Nov
01

If NGOs become local-based, aid will be more efficient

New Vision published an article titled, “If NGOs become local-based, aid will be more efficient.” The article reads in part as follows;

“All international aid organisations now must ensure that their activities reach vulnerable communities in a different way

For a long, long time, the humanitarian ball-game has been about aid services practically handed to vulnerable communities suffering various dimensions of emergencies.

A few tried to organise local people into groups tomake them to be among the actual solutions to humanitarian problems. The majority have not. And this practice has encouraged the ‘dependency syndrome’, as aid organisations did their work hands-on. And when they exited communities, things fell apart. Communities that became accustomed to hand-outs could not attempt to do things independently. They lacked the capacity and so found themselves asking for more help.

Oct
24

U.S. Government NGO site

The U.S. Department of State has posted a website entitled “Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the United States.”  This website is available here.

Oct
16

ISRAEL TO CLAMP DOWN ON FOREIGN FUNDING OF NGOS

The Jerusalem  Post published an article titled, “ISRAEL TO CLAMP DOWN ON FOREIGN FUNDING OF NGOS.” The article reads in part as follows;

“The government coalition has unanimously agreed to further limit the funding by foreign governments of political non-governmental organizations in Israel.

A two-pronged attack was agreed upon, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s support, in a meeting of coalition party leaders involving legislation and a parliamentary commission of inquiry into “the involvement of foreign governments in the funding of political organizations and activities to harm IDF soldiers,” according to a coalition spokesman.

Oct
09

Q&A: How NGOs can protect themselves online

Devex published an article online titled, “Q&A: How NGOs can protect themselves online.” The article reads in part as follows;

“With disinformation campaigns, online fraud and cyberattacks on the rise globally, companies, institutions and governments are scrambling to ramp up their online security measures. But the significant cost of firewalls, encryption and other digital security measures can make it difficult for at-risk players in the nonprofit sector to take the necessary precautions to prevent attacks, as well as to respond effectively if an attack does happen.

Oct
03

Reconciling NGO Regulatory Commission Bill with existing law

PUNCH published an article titled, “Reconciling NGO Regulatory Commission Bill with existing law.” The article reads in part as follows;

“The legislature has the exclusive power to make laws for the good and benefit of Nigeria and her citizens. However, one would hope that in exercising this power they would use the resources available to them (their legislative aides and the Law Reform Commission) to consider existing laws that cover the subject matter of the bills that they propose to enact into law.

Sep
25

Worldwide NGO Directory

WANGO published the Worldwide NGO Directory. Click here to view.

Sep
19

NGO Advisor announces the Top 500 NGOs WORLD 2017

NGO Advisor published an article announcing “Top 500 NGOs WORLD 2017.” The article reads as follows;

“The fifth edition of the Top 500 NGOs World was published December, 12 2016. Known as the Ivy League of the nonprofit world, the Top 500 ranks NGOs in order to showcase the best practices and newest ideas in the sector. The NGOs in this year’s ranking are more influential, more powerful, and more innovative than ever before. With 32 new entrants to the list, and thus 32 NGOs leaving the list, this edition reflects the broader evolution of the nonprofit sector as well as the issues faced by global civil society from the local level to the transnational level.

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