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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,...

EU: We report back – Polish development practitioner says NGOs could be champions in the implementation of the rights-based approach 

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:Kordian Kochanowicz, Capacity Building Specialist, Institute of Global responsibility, Poland shares his own experience on the implementation of the human rights-based approach.About the conference:On the occasion of two New EU Member States holding the EU Presidency in 2011, followed by Cyprus...

EU: We report back – Czech development practitioner says human rights-based approach is a lens to global 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:Aurele Destree, Head of Food and Development Policy Programme, Glopolis, Czech Republic gives good ideas on how to put development issues on the agenda of the government by referring to the human right-based approach.About the conference:On the occasion of two New...

EU: We report back – Journalists say media in the New Member States are inward-looking 

Do you know why editors are less responsive to news items about the global South? Do you want to learn how to frame a story to draw the attention of media outlets? Listen to four journalists from the New Member States talking about the role of the media in raising awareness on development issues. Anita Kőműves, Népszabadság, Hungary, Wojciech Cegielski, Polish Radio News Agency...

EU: We report back – Hungarian Parliamentarian says charity is a thing of the past 

In a recording from MRG's Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States Conference, held in Budapest in September 2011, Virág Kaufer, Member of the Hungarian Parliament, says the country's development framework should be based on the human rights-based approach and highlights projects in which cooperation between the New Member States brought good results.On the occasion of two New EU Member States holding the...

EU: We report back – Hungarian MEP says human rights-based approach is crucial at both the policy and the programming level 

In a recording from MRG's Challenges of Development Cooperation in EU New Member States Conference (held in Budapest in September 2011) Zita Gurmai, Member of the European Parliament, says mainstreaming human rights is a political obligation and a must to successful development policy. The human rights-based approach is also important to improve women’s lives through development cooperation. The MEP says MRG’s publication Integration of the...

EU: We report back – Development officials from DfID and SIDA says human rights and development are interconnected 

Both the Department of International Development (DfID) and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) have had decades of experience in the implementation of the human rights-based approach. Listen to two comprehensive lectures on this method applied in practice from Helena Lagerlof, Policy Specialist Human Rights and Democracy, Department for Policy Support, SIDA, Sweden and Louisa Hrabowy, DfID, the UK.Recorded at Challenges of Development...

Cameroon: Mbororos petition government over delay to implement commission findings  

In 2003, after 17 years of campaigning by the Mbororo people, the office of the president of Cameroon ordered an Investigation into the human rights abuses of Baba Ahmadou Danpullo, which found gross human rights abuses. The inter-ministerial commission, known as The Jani Commission, on the conflict between the Mbororo Community and Baba Ahmadou Danpullo was created under Ref. No. 1621/SG/PR of 27th February...

MRG photo story: Uncertain future for Israel's indigenous Bedouin 

In the next few months, the Israeli parliament is expected to legislate on a plan to demolish homes and displace 30,000 Arab Bedouins from the Negev desert of southern Israel. On 11 September 2011, the Israeli cabinet decided to go ahead with the controversial ‘Prawer plan’ that is aimed at providing a full resolution to continuing issues between the state and Bedouin over land...

Israel: Interview with Hanan Al Sanah, a Bedouin womens' rights activist 

Bedouin Arab women face high rates of poverty. They face disproportionately low levels of education and employment compared to other Israeli women. They are discriminated by the state and from within the community due to strict cultural traditions and customs. Hanan Al Sanah is a women’s rights activist who works with Sidreh, a Bedouin women’s organisation. Here she explains some of the major problems...

MRG Podcast: November 2011 

Welcome to MRG’s November 2011 podcast. This month we hear how Europe’s new member states could play a more significant role in alleviating global poverty, learn about perceptions of identity in the Dominican Republic and listen to some blues music from one of the last living paranda artists in Belize....

Bangladesh: A hard life in the camps for Urdu speaking minority 

In this photo story set in Dhaka, Bangladesh, MRG’s Director of Programmes Shobha Das goes on an eye-opening tour of a camp inhabited by a marginalized Urdu-speaking community. The first of its community members arrived in the 1940s from India, and up to four generations now called the camp home.They face widespread discrimination from mainstream Bengali society, due to being perceived as 'traitors' as...


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