New Zealand commits NZ$ 7 million to Vaccine Alliance

New Zealand will commit NZ$ 7 million to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance to help protect children in the most vulnerable Pacific nations against deadly diseases like measles, polio and cervical cancer, as well as the response to the COVID-19 pandemic in lower-income countries. The pledge marks New Zealand’s first contribution to a Gavi replenishment and… [Read More]

FedEx launches #SupportSmall Grants Program for Small Business in U.S.

With the Covid-19 pandemic spreading throughout the economy, the delivery services giant FedEx, has launched its #SupportSmall grants program to provide relief to small businesses. The $1 million initiative will give assistance to 200 business owners, with each one receiving a $5,000 check, and a $500 credit for FedEx Office print and business services. FedEx’s… [Read More]

Medical Professionals call on World Leaders for Green Recovery from COVID-19

A global call has been generated by the doctors and medical professionals for world leaders to “recover better” from the economic decline caused by the COVID-19 crisis by investing in a low-carbon and resilient economy that would bring substantial health as well as environmental benefits. This call adds to the growing momentum around the world… [Read More]

Generation India offering Free Online Training Module in the fight against COVID-19

Generation India has organized a coalition of partners to offer a free online training module for nurses in the fight against COVID-19. The coalition includes Columbia Asia Hospital (medical partner/author), Trained Nurses’ Association of India (TNAI), ABP News, Learnet Skills, National Skill Development Corporation and Hosmac. This free training course is to upskill nursing staff… [Read More]

WURI West Africa Prize launched, Calls for Innovative Solutions

The “WURI West Africa Prize” has been launched by the the World Bank Group to seek innovative solutions that augment inclusion of informal workers in social protection through flexible benefits platforms and identification systems. The Challenge offers cash prizes totaling US$150,000 for the most promising ideas that help countries to include informal workers in shock-responsive… [Read More]

WHO, United Nations Foundation and Illumination partner to reinforce Safe and Healthy Practices during this challenging times

A Public Service Announcement (PSA) has been made by the joint effort of the World Health Organization, the United Nations Foundation and Illumination that reinforces safe and healthy practices during these challenging times, featuring Illumination’s globally beloved Gru and the Minions. The PSA focuses on lifesaving behaviors to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, including… [Read More]

ADB’s 9th International Conference towards SDGs || Poverty Eradication and Inclusive Sustainable Growth

The Asian Development bank is organizing 9th International Conference on “Asian Economic Development— Toward Sustainable Development Goals: Poverty Eradication and Inclusive Sustainable Growth”. ADBI and Chiang Mai University will co-host a virtual conference on tackling constraints on poverty reduction and inclusive growth. The focus will be on sharing country experiences and best practices for generating… [Read More]

Kaya introduces New Course on Communicating with Crisis-affected Communities

Kaya is offering a new and improved course, “Communication is Aid” – Communicating with crisis-affected communities, made in collaboration by CDAC and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy. Register for Free!!! In this online self-study course, you will learn how to engage affected communities to help provide the information they need and establish communication mechanisms for dialogue… [Read More]

Unitaid welcomes Korean-led Initiative towards strengthening COVID-19 Response Efforts

The Republic of Korea has launched an initiative, the Support Group for Global Infectious Disease Response (G4IDR) to capitalize on lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic. Unitaid welcomes this initiative. The Geneva-based group convenes several countries and will collaborate with the World Health Organization (WHO) and global health organizations including Unitaid. Unitaid is an official… [Read More]

Rebuilding the Vision ‘New Normal’ for Girls Education during COVID-19

The United Nations Girls’ Education Initiative (UNGEI) – partner of the Gender Flagship has organised an intergenerational dialogue between young women activists and the CEO of Plan International was held to discuss the vision for a ‘new normal’ for girls’ education. This is part of a series of dialogues facilitating the inclusion of youth voices… [Read More]

Nepal gets $250 million help to advance its Coronavirus Response Efforts

The Government of Nepal gets $250 million help from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) towards country’s response to the novel coronavirus disease, which includes measures to strengthen the country’s public health systems and mitigate the adverse economic and social impacts of the pandemic, particularly on the poor. ADB President, Masatsugu Asakawa said, “ADB is strongly… [Read More]

ADB approves $400 million to strengthen Philippines’ Capital Market Development

In an effort to support the Philippine government’s efforts, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a $400 million policy-based loan to strengthen domestic capital markets and reach its development goals of high, sustained economic growth and poverty reduction. The Support to Capital Market-Generated Infrastructure Financing Program, subprogram 1, aims to address key constraints that… [Read More]