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Panama: Afropanamanian Newsletter October 2011 

Monthly newsletter produced by members of Afro-Panamanian community aimed at rescuing values, customs and cultural traditions and highlighting notable individuals to serve as examples for young readers....

Costa Rica: Final Declaration of the First World Conference on Afrodescendant Youth  

With 2011 having been declared the International Year of Youth (UN Resolution 64/134 ) as well as The Year of People of African Descent (UN Resolution 64/169) 150 Afrodescendant  youth participants from 40 countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa, and the Caribbean met in the city of San Jose, Costa Rica, at the First World Conference of Afrodescendant Youth.The conference was convened by the...

Colombia: Land rights defenders remain under threat  

Spanish language interview with Afro-Colombian lawyer Rosalba Castillo, representative of the Colombian rights federation Afroamerica 21, which is an accredited member of the the civil society consultative group of the Organization of American States. Among the themes discussed are ongoing state neglect and marginalization of Afro-Colombian populations, and the disposession of communally titled Afro-Colombian ancestral lands by armed groups who occupy the territories (which...

Pakistan: Access to water key to development 

For many disadvantaged minority communities, basic access to water is a key barrier to progress and development. In Pakistan’s Bahawalpur district, the problem is even more acute. Much of the district lies on arid desert, where water is scarce. Without access to water, the district’s minority Christian and Hindu populations struggle to pull themselves out from poverty. But local non-governmental organizations are trying to...

Kenya passes anti-FGM law, will it stop the Cut? 

MRG’s Africa Regional Information Officer, Mohamed Matovu, probes the success of the anti-FGM law that Kenya and several other African countries have passed.Kenya recently passed a law outlawing Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), joining a small but growing list of African countries that have criminalized the cut.Those who practice, cause to practice or make snide remarks to those who don’t undergo the cut will from...

EU: We report back - Hungarian development official says EU Presidency had a positive impact on development cooperation 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011.  In this recording:Ádám Kirchknopf, Deputy Head of Department of Development Co-operation, Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs tells us how the EU Presidency helped the development officials to raise the profile of the issue. Hungary was hosting two big events during its Presidency, the...

EU: We report back – Hungarian development official says water as a priority was a timely initiative during the Hungarian EU Presidency 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Ádám Kirchknopf, Deputy Head of Department of Development Co-operation, Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs explains why Hungary set water as a priority during its Presidency.About the conference:On the occasion of two New EU Member States holding the EU Presidency in 2011,...

EU: We report back – Hungarian development official says transition experience is an added value of the New Member States to development 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Ádám Kirchknopf, Deputy Head of Department of Development Co-operation, Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs talks about the important role new donors can play in the neighbourhood countries and Eastern Europe with their transition experience.About the conference:On the occasion of two New...

EU: We report back – Hungarian development official gives good tips to Poland and Cyprus on the EU Presidency 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Ádám Kirchknopf, Deputy Head of Department of Development Co-operation, Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives useful tips to the upcoming presidencies and also explains the difference between facilitating and controlling presidencies.About the conference:On the occasion of two New EU Member States...

EU: We report back – Hungarian development practitioner gives good tips to development NGOs in Poland and Cyprus 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Barbara Erős, representative of the Hungarian Association for NGOs for Development and Humanitarian Aid gives good tips on how collaboration can be effective among the civil society of member countries of the Presidency troika and shares her experience on in-country advocacy during the...

EU: We report back – Polish development official talks about Presidency priorities 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Agata Zajega, I. Councellor, Polish Embassy in Budapest shares the priorities of the Polish Presidency concerning development cooperation.About the conference:On the occasion of two New EU Member States holding the EU Presidency in 2011, followed by Cyprus in 2012 and Lithuania...

EU: We report back – Polish development practitioner talks about the NGDO Platform’s Presidency project 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Monika Matus, Policy Officer, Zagranica Group introduces their Presidency Project. Food for thought for those who want to elaborate on their projects and strategies for the upcoming Presidencies.About the conference:On the occasion of two New EU Member States holding the EU Presidency...

EU: We report back – Hungarian development official says human rights-based programming can make development cooperation more sustainable 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Ádám Kirchknopf, Deputy Head of Department of Development Co-operation, Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs says that human rights based development can make programmes more sustainable, even in very poor countries.About the conference:On the occasion of two New EU Member States holding...

EU: We report back - Cypriot development practitioner talks about their challenges prior to the Presidency 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Konstantina-Nadia Karayianni, President, Cyprus Islandwide NGO Development Platform (CYINDEP) talks about the challenges they face during the preparation to the Presidency period and the importance of the government being accountable.About the conference:On the occasion of two New EU Member States holding the...

EU: We report back - Lithuanian development official talks about Presidency priorities and the Lithuanian development cooperation 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Tomas Irnius, Head of Development Cooperation Policy and Planning Division, Department of Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion, Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs gives some hints about the priorities of the upcoming Presidency and the direction of the Lithuanian development cooperation.About the...

EU: We report back - Lithuanian development practitioner says media could play an active role in the promotion of development issues 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011.  In this recording:Vaidotas Ilgius, Director, Lithuanian National Platform of Development NGOs talks about the projects of development NGOs in Lithuania and also shares his thoughts on how the media could play an active role in raising awareness about development issues.About the conference:On the...

EU: We report back - Lithuanian development official says media should inform the taxpayers about state development programmes 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Tomas Irnius, Head of Development Cooperation Policy and Planning Division, Department of Development Cooperation and Democracy Promotion, Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs talks about the active role media could play in informing the public about state development programmes. He brings up...

EU: We report back – Development expert says human rights-based approach can be an effective tool to development in the hands of the New Member States 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:These mini-lectures from Maxi Ussar, independent development expert give you an insight into the Human Rights-based Approach, a programming tool used also in development cooperation. This is what you need if you want to pick up the basics about HRBA and...

EU: We report back – Polish development official argues for the inclusion of beneficiaries in development programmes 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Do you want to know why development cooperation can be compared to a sloth? Then don’t miss to listen to this very witty presentation of Jan Hofmokl, Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Poland. In the other clip, he draws our attention...

EU: We report back – Kenyan activists explain the benefits of the human rights-based approach in practice 

This is a recording from the ‘Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States’ Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011. In this recording:Do you want to hear stories on how the Endorois and the Masaai people implement the human rights-based approach? Do you know that direct funding to these communities could help them act more effectively? Wilson Kipkazi, Director of Endoroi Welfare Council,...


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