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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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Localisation - Implications for the International Non-Government Organisation sector

Posted on 30 November 2018

CID Briefing Paper

Author: Chris Clarke

 

Synopsis: The purpose of this paper is to stimulate thoughts on the implications for New Zealand based International NGOs (INGOs) of the greater ‘localisation’ of humanitarian aid…
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International non-government organisations and social enterprise - Coming together for ‘good’

Posted on 29 November 2018

Author: Genie van PaassenSynopsis: Are today’s international NGOs destined to become tomorrow’s
social enterprises?Social enterprise is the current buzz word. New social enterprises are emerging and existing ones are growing from strength to…
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CID Safeguarding Report 2018

Posted on 28 November 2018

Synopsis: The purpose of this report is to outline and summarise key information and findings from the Council for International Development (CID) Safeguarding Workshops held in Auckland and Wellington respectively on…
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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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CID Talk: John Page: How to improve governance in the NGO sector

Posted on 27 November 2018

"Many people achieve success by knowing the right answer through their careers. In governance the desired skill is knowing the right question"John Page, governance expert and author, will discuss approaches…
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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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CID Talk: Jacqueline Parisi: Optimising the Effectiveness of Aid with Social Enterprise

Posted on 14 November 2018

Can social enterprise really co-exist compatibly with development aid?How can it play a role in optimising an aid budget? What makes Social Enterprise effective in development and how can it…
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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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