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UNFPA-Laadli media awards for Charkha gender features
Apr 20, 2010 Charkha Development Communication Network, an NGO which for the last 15 years has been connecting issues of the rural marginalised communities to the media has been selected for Special Award : Best Feature Service (Gender Issues) under the UNFPA-Laadli Media Awards for Gender Sensitivity 2009-10 (Northern & Eastern Region).
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Church role in Kudankulam protests merits wider probe
Feb 29, 2012 The crackdown on four NGOs on the charge that they diverted foreign funds intended for social development activities to anti-nuclear protests in Kudankulam has focussed the spotlight on the activities of church-based NGOs in southern Tamil Nadu, says Venky Vembu, Senior Editor, Firstpost.
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Conference to bring NGOs, corporates together
Feb 27, 2012 A three-day exhibition and conference that aims at fostering alliances and networks between Indian corporates and NGOs will have 150 NGOs and foundations to showcase their work. The event, from March 16-18, 2012, is being supported by Guidestar India, Oxfam, The National Trust and FICCI.
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Master Class to seek change in India's Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010
Apr 05, 2012 A Delhi-based NGO, South Asian Fund Regulation Group, is organising a one day master class seeking changes in Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 on April 17, 2012 in New Delhi.
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Invitation for NGOs to register for ECOSOC consultative status with the UN
Apr 27, 2012 NGO Branch at the United Nations Department of Economic Affairs invites non-governmental organisations from around the world to register for the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) consultative status. This status will provide them with an opportunity to take part in formal UN deliberations. Last date for registration is June 1, 2012.
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CSE extends date for media fellowship on climate change
Apr 30, 2012 The Centre for Science and Environment (CSE) under the theme 'Lives transformed: Tales of climate change, its impacts and how populations are coping' offers a media fellowship to Indian journalists. The fellowship program aims to discuss struggles in rural and urban India to combat and adapt to changing climate. The last date for submission of applications now is May 30, 2012.
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"Vigilance Committees now need vigilance committees to monitor them"
Dec 24, 2010 Says Dr. R. Balasubramaniam, as he questions the dynamics of community participation in development programmes by the government and NGOs alike. Despite various success stories, corruption and tokenism within the programmes has mostly negatively impacted the people. He suggests extra attention and adequate training to ensure active and ethical engagement.
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NGOs: The new power centres?
Feb 04, 2011 For every voice that celebrates the new power behind NGOs, an equal number urges caution and stresses that the ground realities haven’t changed. Is it right then to see NGOs as a necessary, important power centre?
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"Respond to the poor and the planet rather than dirty industries"
Aug 09, 2011 As the countdown to the third Conference on Sustainable Development, Rio+20 begins, Daniel Mittler the political director of Greenpeace International says that governments have clearly failed to make any advances on sustainable development.
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Minister assures support to beleaguered NGOs
Aug 21, 2012 Minister for Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni assured the Indian non profit sector of help regarding the delisting of over 4,000 NGOs by the government. Speaking at the India NGO Awards, Soni said: “I was extremely sorry to know that these NGOs were delisted. I will help you find out why they were delisted. You can also use the Right to Information (RTI) route. The RTI too was an outcome of the efforts of the civil society.”
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Panel nod for plan to let corporates, NGOs adopt municipal schools
Aug 23, 2012 The standing committee of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has approved the proposal to allow corporates, educational trusts and NGOs to adopt civic schools. The proposal is aimed at ensuring effective implementation of Right to Education (RTE) Act in public schools.
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Finalists for the India NGO Awards 2014 – 15 announced
Jul 21, 2015 The India NGO Awards are being organised to adopt good standards and practices while implementing the programmes.
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UBM launches platform to boost CSR activity in India
Feb 27, 2012 UBM India, a Mumbai-based global business media company, will organise the NGO India 2012 conference to foster alliances and networking between the country’s CSR initiatives and NGOs between 16 - 18 March 2012.
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Microcredit makes Bangladeshi women self-reliant
Jul 27, 2011 Around 10 million women in Bangladesh have started cottage enterprises through micro credit offered by Village Education Resource Centre (VERC). The NGO aims to rescue women from poverty by providing them ample opportunities to explore new skills.
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Nepal creates earthquake awareness through schoolchildren
Aug 21, 2011 Thousands of school children in Nepal are benefiting from an earthquake awareness program organised by the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS). Students in this earthquake-prone country receive training in first aid, triage, light search and rescue and basic disaster management planning.
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Providing dignity to untouchables
Feb 08, 2012 Campaign for Dignity, an ActionAid supported campaign in Madhya Pradesh, is working towards motivating the local females trapped in the practice of manual scavenging.
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Return of the migrant
Mar 07, 2012 Young Rahul Malpote started his business after being introduced to dairy management by Japanese NGO Institute of Cultural Affairs (ICA) Japan and its local Pune-based counterpart ICA India, as part of the ‘Rural Development for Poverty Reduction’ project.
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Hand In Hand creates 1.3 million jobs
Feb 26, 2013 Away from media spotlight, a charitable organisation is scripting a quiet social revolution. Read the story of how Hand in Hand, an Indian NGO, is helping fight poverty and creating 1.3 million jobs across the country.
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Report reveals global vulnerability to climate change
Dec 07, 2010 Organisation to improve the quality and effectiveness of aid for vulnerable populations, DARA International, along with Climate Vulnerable Forum developed the Climate Vulnerability Monitor 2010 to assess the global vulnerability to climate change. The groundbreaking tool reveals that without corrective actions, the world will be headed for nearly 1 million deaths every single year by 2030.
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India: More NGOs, than schools and health centres
Jul 07, 2010 Housing the largest number of active non-government, not-for-profit organisations, an estimated 3.3 million of them, India has an NGO for every 400 people. While the government is the biggest donor for these organisations, private sector companies are yet to venture seriously into philanthropy.
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Living without hope on the streets of Mumbai
Jul 27, 2010 The homeless and destitute in Navi Mumbai have failed to secure a place for themselves in the city as well as on the agenda of urban planning.
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India: Child trafficking rises ahead of Commonwealth Games
Aug 16, 2010 With Commonwealth Games fast approaching, cases of child trafficking, especially minor girls are on the rise. Girls mostly from West Bengal, Orissa and Jharkhand are lured by placement agencies which promise employment in the city but are instead sold to pimps and forced into sex work.
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Inspired by sustainability: Vision of a Green economy
Sep 23, 2010 A declaration on critical green economy issues and practical solutions to green jobs and investments was launched in New Delhi by Development Alternatives, a non-profit organistaion. The declaration enshrines imperatives for policy makers and practitioners to build green economies.
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India: Save the 'dam' rivers
Sep 28, 2010 The Lower Subansiri hydroelectric project in Arunachal Pradesh, northeast India, has been built on a major fault zone, paying no heed to safety norms. Local inhabitants fear that the network of dams will rob the place of its rich indigenous culture and ecology.
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Health crisis in conflict affected Myanmar
Oct 21, 2010 In eastern Myanmar, which comprises of around half a million IDPs, health conditions of women and children are dire amidst the ongoing conflict, a US based NGO finds out in its survey.
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Afghanistan's anti-corruption drive targets NGOs
Nov 16, 2010 In an effort to tackle corruption, the Afghan government has revoked licenses of over 150 NGOs who failed to comply with the Ministry's demand for biannual reports of their expenditures. It has also ordered NGOs to stop paying high salaries and renting luxury homes and cars to foreign staff.
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Children suffer due to Government's apathy
May 31, 2010 Government’s negligence towards child rights has forced millions of Indonesian children to suffer, says National NGO Coalition for Child Rights Monitoring. In absence of necessary amendments to the constitution to include all rights of the child, children continue to remain vulnerable.
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Tool to help NGOs deal with climate risk
Jun 04, 2010 Tearfund, an international relief and development NGO, has designed a tool to assist NGOs access and understand climate change and environmental degradation, and the science behind it, and compare this with local experience of environmental change. The tool clearly demonstrates the organisation’s rich experience and clear understanding of needs of the developing world.
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Global icons spell hope for MDGs
Oct 04, 2010 During the UN Summit, a discussion on healthcare and MDGs webcast presented remarkable and heartening stories on MDGs from different parts of the world. The discussion was attended by icons from the field of development present in the Summit.
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Oxfam reveals growing trend of land grabs
Sep 22, 2011 International NGO Oxfam is calling for investors, governments and international organisations to stop to land grabbing in developing nations. Foreign investors buy land in poor countries and disempower or displace local communities dependant on that land.
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