Local and International NGOs held 3rd Edition of NGO Fair

Over the weekend, the third edition of the Annual NGO Fair was held at the Paynsville City Hall, Paynesville City by the Local and International Nongovernmental Organizations in the country. This year’s program brought together over 50 heads of NGOs both national and international organizations, including Plan Liberia, Kids’ Educational Engagement Project (KEEP), Concern Worldwide, ActionAid Liberia, SOS Children’s Village, Save the Children among others. The Annual Fair aims at brainstorming … [Read more...]

NGOs: River Basin Management Bill should focus on Downstream Impact

Ahead of the tabling of the Inter-State River Basin Management Bill 2018, NGOs have urged the  Union Ministry of Water Resources that the Bill should focus on downstream impact of river,  particularly in case of the rivers in the northeast India. The Union Ministry of Water Resources recently released the draft of the bill for public comments. The Centre is likely to table the Bill in Parliament during the winter session slated for December. A group of NGOs, which have moved the Union Water … [Read more...]

Parliament approves EU Aid to Repair Damage caused by Floods in Latvia

The EU Aid worth €17,730,519 has been approved by the MEPs to repair damage caused by intense floods in Latvia in the summer and autumn of 2017. The aid comes from the EU Solidarity Fund (EUSF). The report by Inese Vaidere (EPP, LV) recommending the swift approval of the decision was approved by 402 votes to 25, with 7 abstentions. During August, September and October 2017, Latvia was affected by a long-lasting period of intense rainfall leading to soil being saturated and subsequent flooding … [Read more...]

Several Azerbaijani NGOs facing Financial Difficulties: MP Guliyev

At a plenary session of the Azerbaijani parliament, Azerbaijani MP, chairman of the Council of State Support for NGOs under the President of Azerbaijan, Azay Guliyev stated that several non-governmental organizations (NGOs) facing number of difficulties financially. Guliyev noted that state support has been provided to civil society institutions, in particular, the country’s NGOs, for ten years under the initiative of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev. He urged Azerbaijan’s Finance Minister … [Read more...]

Zuckerberg donates $214 Million to Silicon Valley Community Foundation

According to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing, Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife physician Priscilla Chan donated $214 million worth of Facebook stock to the Silicon Valley Community Foundation. The donation came the same day the nonprofit announced a new president and CEO to succeed the foundation’s former leader, Emmett Carson, who stepped down in June following allegations by current and former employees of harassment at the workplace and poor … [Read more...]

ADB and EESL provide $13 Million to promote End-Use Energy Efficiency across India

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd. (EESL) have signed a $13 million grant to be provided by the Global Environment Facility (GEF) for Promoting End-Use Energy Efficiency. The grant, to be administered by ADB, is tied to the $200 million ADB-financed Demand-Side Energy Efficiency Sector Project, which was approved by ADB in 2016, to finance the installation of millions of energy-efficient lights in streets and homes as well as energy-efficient water pumps … [Read more...]

Government commits to champion Freedom of Religion or Belief Worldwide

The Coalition for Religious Equality and Inclusive Development (CREID) programme, funded through UK Aid Connect will work with faith groups, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and academics to embed freedom of religion or belief policies in poverty reduction work. CREID programme will work to promote religious diversity, with a focus on helping countries around the world to embed freedom of religion or belief policies in poverty reduction and development approaches. The Prime Minister’s … [Read more...]

U.S. provides Grant to Create Businesses and Jobs for Rural Youth of Tanzania

Director of the United State Agency for International Development’s Economic Growth Office at the Embassy of the United States of America in Dar es Salaam, Terhi Majanen disbursed six grants worth $527,000 to small businesses and private organizations from Iringa, Mbeya and Zanzibar. The U.S. Embassy’s Advancing Youth program supports activities that empower young people, ages 15-35, in rural Tanzania to enhance their employability, business savvy, leadership skills, health life skills and … [Read more...]

Local Nonprofits to benefit from Whitefish Community Foundation’s Grants

The Whitefish Community Foundation's '2018 Great Fish Community Challenge' has raised more than $2.4 million that will benefit local nonprofits. Fifty participating nonprofits raised over $1.9 million, while the foundation awarded $468,931 in matching grants, bringing the total amount to $2,406,810. Thirty-eight nonprofits exceeded $20,000 and received the maximum matching grant of $10,200, and all 50 raised the $5,000 minimum to receive a match. The campaign eclipsed previous records with … [Read more...]

AFD and Blue Action fund collaborate to support Marine Biodiversity

The Agence Française De Développement (AFD) has collaborated with Blue Action Fund and provided EUR 2.5 Million grant to reinforce the Blue Action Fund’s efforts in reducing the dramatic loss of marine biodiversity and to advancing local development. The grant agreement was signed today by AFD Country Director for Indonesia, Mr. Emmanuel Baudran and Executive Director of the Blue Action Fund, Mr. Markus Knigge. Blue Action Fund’s approach is not to create a new actor in implementing ocean … [Read more...]