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DFID merger, Global peace, migrant smuggling, and more

Posted on 23 June 2020

+ DFID merger - (some) pros (mostly) cons

The UK 'Department for International Development' - DFID - will be merged into a new department — the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, announced…
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NZ Philanthropy, SDGs acceleration, Global protests, and more

Posted on 16 June 2020

+ NZ Philanthropy likely to drop by $20m 

Philanthropy NZ has surveyed 120 of its members, philanthropist, grant-makers and other funders to find out how COVID-19 is impacting on their ability to give. 

The findings are…
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George Floyd murder, GAVI, Aid sector recruitment trends, and more

Posted on 09 June 2020

+ Save the date! workshops on Adaptive management

CID in partnership with MFAT will be holding two online training seminars on Adaptive Management, as we all face the challenges of adapting programmes…
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WHO Foundation, Australian Aid, INGOs' vision, and more

Posted on 02 June 2020

+ A Pacific bubble first?

Why a bubble with the Pacific should be first, writes University of Auckland’s Collin Tukuitonga in Newsroom.

Risk is less. With zero COVID-19 cases in NZ and in some…
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Global poverty, Remote humanitarian work, Remittances, and more

Posted on 26 May 2020

+ 'How to keep the world's most essential work going'

"The 3rd wave of Coronavirus could be the most deadly," writes CEO of World Vision, Grant Bayldon in a new think piece this…
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Evolution of Pacific Localisation, NZ aid budget, COVID testing in Africa, and more.

Posted on 19 May 2020

+ Update on Modernising the Charities Act 2005

Department of International Affairs Te Tari Taiwhnua has provided an update on Modernising the Charities Act 2005.
COVID-19 has impacted the Department’s policy work programme,…
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A Pacific bubble, Human trafficking with closed borders, Press freedom, and more.

Posted on 12 May 2020

+ MFAT's pivot to COVID-19 and a new normal

Jonathan Kings, Deputy Secretary of the Pacific and Development Group, gives a personal account of how the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade responded in…
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Migrants essential workers, local responses, 'green stimulus',  and more.

Posted on 06 May 2020

+ Refugees and Migrants: Essential Workers on the COVID-19 Frontline

With many migrants on the frontline of the COVID-19 response, the Overseas Development Institute Humanitarian Policy Group has created a brilliant interactive website with data…
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Cyclone responses, Greener Pacific, Kindness, and more

Posted on 28 April 2020

+ Multiple responses and press freedom in Vanuatu & Fiji 

Vanuatu's newly-appointed Prime Minister, Bob Loughman, has established a Recovery Operations Centre within his office to coordinate recovery planning while dealing with multiple disasters, such…
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Duel crises in the Pacific, Managing volunteers, TC Harold update, and more

Posted on 21 April 2020

+ Update on TC Harold (Vanuatu, Fiji & Tonga)

Initial assessments have identified there are 81 health facilities in the areas severely impacted by TC Harold. There have also been a total of…
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