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This Week at the International Development Network (August 16, 1998)

The IDN has received approval from the State of Georgia, effective 
August 11, 1998, of our formation of the IDN as a non-profit corpora-
tion. With this approval in hand, we may now apply to the Internal 
Revenue Service for recognition as a 501(c)(3) entity.

In addition, the IDN has entered into an affiliate agreement with soft-
wareDOTnet ( Purchases made through 
this URL will generate sustaining income for the IDN, while sponsoring 
members of the IDN will receive rebates of 5-10% on purchases made. 

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:

New Links:

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 
Aid Operations

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

The IDN plans to continue our growth and offerings. If you have not yet 
thought about a membership/sponsorship in the IDN, we encourage you to 
consider becoming a sponsor/member of the fastest growing, most compre-
hensive and current International Development Web Site on the Internet! 
Information is available at:

Christopher L. Byrne
Director, International Development Network

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