“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.


“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.”


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.


“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.”

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“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.