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ngopulse | issue no. 93| 19 September 2007
New on the Home Page: http://www.sangonet.org.za
Increasingly, the development sector is called upon to engage more strongly with global warming as it has the most impact on the poorest of the developing world. It is an unfortunate truth that those that are most likely to be affected by global warming are those people who have contributed the least towards its creation - the poor and vulnerable.
In his article featured on the SANGONeT portal, Stephen Law, Managing Director of the Environmental Monitoring Group, urges NGOs to assist poor communities to build resilience against the effects of global warming. To read his article, please click here.
Another issue that receives very little NGO engagement is paraffin and its effects on poor communities in South Africa. In an article advocating for the adoption of a Household Energy Safety System, Patrick Kulati, Managing Director of the Paraffin Safety Association of Southern Africa, argues that paraffin-related incidents should receive more attention from civil society. To read his article, please click here.
Also new on the front page is an article highlighting the plight of the Ndebele Foundation, a community-based organisation that is calling for managerial assistance from well established NGOs. To read this article, please click here.
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Jobs, Proposals & Events
- The Social Change Assistance Trust is seeking to appoint a Local Economic Development Specialist to be based in Cape Town. The application deadline is 25 September 2007. For more information, click here.
- The Saartjie Baartman Centre, a partnership of NGOs which respond to the needs of abused women and children in Cape Town, seeks to appoint a Centre Manager. The application deadline is 28 September 2007. For more information, click here.
- Oxfam America, a NGO that works to end global poverty, is seeking to appoint a Livelihoods Programme Officer to be based in Pretoria. The application deadline is 1 October 2007. For more information, click here.
RFPs and other Opportunities
- The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and MTV invite entries for the Young Creators Award which recognises young creators with compelling ideas for using digitally delivered news and information to enhance communities. The winning entries will receive a cash prize of up to US$500,000. The nomination deadline is 15 October 2007. For more information, click here.
- The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation invites nominations for the 2007 Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize which is awarded annually to an organisation making extraordinary contributions towards alleviating human suffering. The competition carries a cash prize of US$1,5 million. The nomination deadline is 1 November 2007. For more information, click here.
- The Free Software and Open Source Foundation for Africa is calling for papers for the Idlelo 3 Conference to be held from 16-18 March 2008 in Dakar, Senegal. The submission deadline is 17 November 2007. For more information, click here.
- The International Institute for Sustainable Development is hosting an e-conference on the intersections between Internet Governance and Sustainable Development from 17-28 September 2007. For more information, click here.
- Inyathelo - The South African Institute for Advancement will host its first Gala Awards Event which will celebrate local achievements in South African philanthropy on 28 November 2007 in Cape Town. For more information, click here.
- The National Development Agency in partnership with the South African Human Rights Commission and the UN Development Programme will host the National Poverty Conference from 16-18 October 2007 in Johannesburg. For more information, click here.
- The International NGO Training and Research Centre will conduct a course on Civil Society and Aid Architecture: Changing Dynamics of Aid Policy from 17-19 October 2007 in London. For more information, click here.
- The Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies will conduct the Organising for a Competitive Local Economy: Institutional Strategies and Approaches course from 3-12 December 2007 in the Netherlands. For more information, click here.
Quote of the Week
We should be treating, I think, the whole issue of climate change and global warming with a far greater degree of priority than I think is happening now.
- Prince Charles
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