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Q&A: Management Tools, ICT and Development, Education, Weapons of Mass Destruction, Safe Motherhood, Reputable Suppliers
Submitted by Aid Workers Network on January 29, 2003 - 3:46pm.
Can you offer any insights or pointers to useful information/contacts on these topics? Thank you.
Responses to the previous questions are summarised below. Please continue the discussions online at Aid Workers Forum or e-mail email@example.com
TOOLS, TEMPLATES, SYSTEMS FOR A SMALL NGO
Sachin Gupta in South Africa is looking for recommendations of tools, templates and systems from websites, multilateral NGOs etc, that would help in designing or improving the Program Management, Finance Management, HR management, M&E etc. of a smaller NGO. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or join the discussion online at: http://oldforum.aidworkers.net/messages/140/33.html
COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT AND ICT
Pamela McLean is supporting a grassroots project to enable community development in rural Nigeria. She's looking for information on using information and communication technologies (ICT) to spread information and opportunities for self-help. Email email@example.com or join the discussion online at: http://oldforum.aidworkers.net/messages/141/424.html
EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR COMMUNITIES IN CRISIS
Simone Marie Itoh de Medeiros wants to hear how you implement education programs when communities are in crisis. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or join the discussion online at: http://oldforum.aidworkers.net/messages/141/444.html
WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION
Judging from the number of upcoming conferences, training courses offered or being planned, and recent informative articles, this is a timely topic. Jane and Hilary posted links to articles, and several people passed along information on training courses and conferences. Mia recently took part in training and offers her perspective. Chris, who started the discussion, later summarized the information from posters and kindly offers the document freely [WMDTrainingDetails.doc 35kb]. Continue the discussion online at: http://oldforum.aidworkers.net/messages/142/352.html
Michelle, Susan, and others describe the safe motherhood materials available from several web sites. However, David cautions that these readymade advocacy materials "may not be appropriate" because of the "unique ways of referring to difficult issues in every culture." Silva provides a link to a "useful portal on reproductive health in Asia." Continue the discussion online at: http://oldforum.aidworkers.net/messages/141/393.html
Mark shared a link to information about companies the World Bank has found to be corrupt, and David B. suggested AlertNet's register of aid suppliers. Charles tells us that UNDP/IAPSO has a register of good suppliers. David O. offers some practical guidelines: try to find nearby sources, and be mindful that "some governments will not allow certain items--with possible security reasons--to cross lines." Diane tells us about an exhibition and conference this week in Geneva, "Humanitarian Procurement for the International Aid and Trade." Continue the discussion online at: http://oldforum.aidworkers.net/messages/140/363.html
Aid Workers Exchange 29-JAN-03 ISSN 1478-5137
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