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Good news and bad news, trends in 2019, World Bank top job, Brexit, and more

Posted on 15 January 2019

+ Some trends to watch in 2019

From IRIN (originally UN’s Integrated Regional Information Network) some humanitarian trends:
Outsourcing of risk within localisation: There is a common assumption that local staff and organisation face fewer...
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What to expect in 2019!

Posted on 08 January 2019

+ Funding pressures, nationalism and politics in 2019

Happy new year. But it's going to be a tough one.

As nationalist movements continue to win political office across the world, what will this mean for the...
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G20 Support for SDGs; Attenborough's Plea to Leaders; Safe  Migration; Fiji Flash Flood Guidance System; and Christmas Gift Ideas

Posted on 04 December 2018

+ G20 - Support for SDGs, Fighting Climate Change and Trade Reform
The G20 Leaders’ Summit was held in Buenos Aires, Argentina last week.  A consensus was built for fair and sustainable...
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Kiwis welcome refugees, ACFID's safeguarding report, new whistle-blowing policies, the new ISIS, links to CID talks and Xmas ideas

Posted on 27 November 2018

+ Over 10,000 Kiwis say "I Welcome Refugees"

Amnesty International today handed over 10,276 signatures to Immigration Minister Iain Lees-Galloway in the form of the I Welcome Pledge, which urges the government to make...
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Safeguarding tools launched, Brexit, APEC, #kidsonnauru, online tools, Ted Talks and more

Posted on 20 November 2018

+ What does Brexit mean for aid?

The headline in the British tabloid The Sun summed up how most people felt this week - "We're in the Bre-shit now'!

UK Prime Minister Theresa...
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Australia's Pacific 'step up', social enterprise paper, Amnesty petition, warnings in Greece and training links

Posted on 13 November 2018

+ Australia's 'Pacific step up' a 'step down'?
 
The Australian government announced a massive increase in aid to the Pacific  - a $2 billion infrastructure initiative, plus a $1 billion boost to export credit agency EFIC —...
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Highlights from CID Conference, new paper on Localisation, famine in Yemen and more

Posted on 06 November 2018

+ Highlights from the CID Conference 

Best definition of the Pacific Reset:
"Switch the power off - wait 5 minutes and start again" (MC Josh Thomson)
Highlights from Rt Hon Winston Peters on...
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CID Conference, human rights and Khashoggi and Safeguarding chaos in the UK

Posted on 23 October 2018

+ What does the Pacific Reset mean for you?

The CID Conference is in less than a week! The focus is on the Pacific Reset and how it changes the way we work.

So if you...
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Indonesians ban unregistered NGOs, new data on funding for NGOs, lessons learnt from a record year of storms, and the CID Conference

Posted on 16 October 2018

+ CID Conference

Last week the CID Conference sold out, and we are excited to announce we have secured a larger venue (same address)!

So if you haven't got your tickets yet, please go...
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Damning climate change reports, South Sudan and Tsunami response

Posted on 09 October 2018

+ 'Last chance' report on Global Warming 
World leaders have been told they have a moral obligation to ramp up their action on the climate crisis in the wake of a new UN report that...
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