This Week at the International Development Network (August 16, 1998)
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And now, What's New at the IDN Web Site this week (August 16, 1998):
Tools You Can Use:
This week's tool is a link to the GEF Lessons Notes published by the
Monitoring and Evaluation team in the Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Secretariat. These Notes are a dissemination vehicle for lessons emerg-
ing from evaluation studies, annual implementation reviews, and other
material of broad relevance to the GEF.
Quick Link of the Week:
This week's IDN Quick Link is to the web site for the CIDA (CANADA) On-
line Consultation on Gender Equality in Development. The Canadian In-
ternational Development Agency (CIDA) is inviting Canadians and non-
Canadians to give their views on a draft CIDA policy on Gender Equality
in Development. That consultation will take place online from August
17th to September 4th.
Fund Raising Ideas:
Creme De La Creme of Restaurants Together for Taste of the Nation '98
Taste of the Nation is a fundraiser for Australia's lead aid agency,
Community Aid Abroad. Members of the public get to try a wide variety
of gourmet dishes from some of the best restaurants in their city, for
a fraction of the normal price, and all the funds go to helping poor
communities around the world. Read more about this at:
Assistance Universelle pour le Developpement - AUDE is a local NGO in
Abidjan, Cote d'Ivoire. Our projects cover a wide range of development
activities from reproductive health and family planning to food banks
and education for girls.
The Ford Foundation - a resource for innovative people and institutions
Stories from the Development Front:
The following stories were provided to members of the IDN last week and
are now available on the web site: [sampled]
GAO and Chairman Gilman Laud Innovative USAID HIV/AIDS Programs
Paediatricians Enlisted in Fight Against Childhood Killers
Improving Women's Health in Pakistan
Canada Contributes to International Effort to Help Victims of Terrorist
Bombings in Nairobi and Dar es Salaam
Governments Urged to Back Young People's Combat Against HIV/AIDS
UNICEF Says Young People Have Key Development Role
WFP and Lutheran World Federation Sign Agreement to Join Forces in Food
WFP Reports Numbers of Displaced People Growing in Angola; Some 60,000
Receiving Emergency Food Aid
Australian Assistance for Victims of Embassy Bombings
MSF Evacuates Teams from Eastern Congo
WFP Barge Travels Down Nile River to Deliver Food for Hungry Sudanese
Belgian Aircraft En Route to WFP Food Aid Operation in Sudan Carries
Medical Assistance for Victims of Nairobi Blast
First Canadian-made Therapeutic Milk for Sudan Famine Now in Production
Hamilton Aid Worker Kick Starts Housing Project for African Refugees
Get the Cease-fire in Sudan Extended to One Year - Minister Urged by
Trocaire Welcomes Ministerial Visit to Sudan
Senegal Blocks Aid Supplies from Reaching War Victims in Guinea Bissau
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