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AFRIK-IT  June 1998

AFRIK-IT June 1998

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This Week at the International Development Network (June 22, 1998)

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"Christopher L. Byrne, Director" <[log in to unmask]>

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Apologies for Any Cross Posting
__________________________________________________


Good day!

Thanks to all who have submitted links and other information for
publication on the IDN Web Site.  There were many submissions for
MicroFinance and Microenterprise Development this past week.  Your
contributions are most welcome and appreciated.  This past week the IDN
entered into the final stages of negotiations with a major publisher of
literature on Sustainable Development, which will be available to
members of the IDN at a 25% Discount.  More information will be released
when the agreement is finalized.  IDN Membership Information is
available at http://www.idn.org/membership/index.htm


New or updated items this week on the IDN Web Site
(http://www.idn.org/):

____________________________________________

IDN Membership Directory

      Updated list of members
____________________________________________

Tools You Can Use:

     Development Indicators On-Line from the Development Assistance
Committee (DAC) of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and
Development (OECD)

____________________________________________

Quick Link of the Week:

     This week's IDN Quick Link is to Children, Youth & AIDS, a
multimedia exhibition from UNICEF that shows the impact of HIV/AIDS on
children and serves as an educational forum for AIDS awareness and
prevention.
____________________________________________

New Conferences, Meetings and Symposia

     Information And Communication Technologies In Economic Development
(Pakistan)

     Canadian Council of Christian Charities: Relief and Development
Group Forum 1998 on Partnership

____________________________________________

ViewPoints (including a new discussion forum)

From Sutures To Justice, Justice Must Heal The Wounds Of War Crimes

____________________________________________

New or Modified Links (modified links are indicated by the (*):

ACTIONAID - development charity working directly with three million of
the world's poorest people in Africa, Asia and Latin America, helping
them in their fight against poverty.

Association of Caribbean Electoral Organizations (ACEO) - promotes
cooperation and mutual assistance among electoral authorities in the
Caribbean, and the use of election processes that ensure free, fair and
peaceful elections.

Association of Central and East European Election Officials (ACEEEO) -
promotes cooperation and mutual assistance among electoral authorities
in Central and Eastern Europe, and the use of election processes that
ensure free, fair and peaceful elections.

Association of African Election Authorities (AAfEA) - promote and
institutionalize the
professional nature of African election authorities through regional
exchanges and networking.

Association of Asian Election Authorities (AAEA) -  promotes and
institutionalizes open and transparent elections, independent and
impartial election authorities, professionalization of Asian election
authorities, citizen participation in the electoral and civic process,
information sharing, and the development of resources for
election-related information and research.

Centre cooperation internationale sante developpement inc (CCISD) -
development health activities in Africa and Latin America: AIDS-STD,
primary health care, epidemiological surveillance, women health.

Christian Children's Fund - CCF is an international child development
organization assisting over 2.5 million children in 32 countries,
including the United States.

CUSO - a Canadian organization which supports alliances for global
social justice. We work with people striving for freedom,
self-determination, gender and racial equality and cultural survival.

DMFAS Programme of UNCTAD -  the Debt Management and Financial Analysis
System (DMFAS) is designed to strengthen the technical capacity of
developing countries to record and monitor their external debt.

Department for International Development (UK) - Created in May 1997
after the UK General Election. It subsumes the responsibilities of the
Overseas Development Administration, in managing Britain's bilateral and
multilateral development programmes in poorer countries.

Developments - a free quarterly magazine produced by the Department for
International Development to increase awareness of development issues.

Eastern Caribbean Investment Promotion Service (ECIPS) - promotes
investment in the countries of the Eastern Caribbean.

Fundación CIPAV - Colombian NGO founded in 1986. The projects and
programs on which it focuses are alternative agricultural production
systems. In these systems we promote the efficient and sustainable
utilization of the available human and natural resources, which are in
harmony with the environment.

Global Care - an international Christian charity working for needy
children through relief, development, education and child-care
programmes

*The Global Health Network - an alliance of experts in health and
telecommunications who are actively developing the architecture for a
health information structure for the prevention of disease in the 21st
century.

IS World - provide information management scholars and practitioners
with a single entry point to resources related to information systems
technology and promote the development of an international information
infrastructure that will dramatically improve the world's ability to use
information systems for creating, disseminating, and applying knowledge.

*International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) - a private,
nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting social and economic
development with women's full participation.

International Resources Group Ltd. - committed to providing efficient
management and cost-
effective services that promote sustainable economic development.

Journal of Developmental Entrepreneurship - A publication devoted to
issues concerning microenterprise development.

Livestock Research for Rural Development - The international journal for
research into
sustainable developing world agriculture.

MicroFinance Network - A global association of leading microfinance
practitioners. MicroFinance Network convenes Executive Directors of
institutions such as BancoSol, BRI, and BRAC for annual conferencees to
discuss best practices. Proceedings are on-line, along with information
on other research publications.

Oxfam Great Britain - a development, advocacy, and relief agency working
to put an end to poverty world-wide.

Soufrière Marine Management Area (SMMA) - St. Lucia - a non profit,
public interest organization, which promotes the conservation of the
marine environment, specifically coral reefs.

United Nations Statistical Institute for Asia and the Pacific (SIAP) - a
centre for statistical training
for the developing countries in Asia and the Pacific region.

Virtual Library on Microcredit - a repository of information on
microcredit, alternative and non-conventional financial systems issues.
Community mobilization and enviro-economic development also find a place
here.

World University Service of Canada-Entraide universitaire mondiale du
Canada (WUSC-EUMC) - An NGO, is a network of individuals and
post-secondary institutions whose mission it is to foster development
and global understanding through education and training.
__________________________________________________________


The IDN plans to continue our growth and offerings.  If you have not yet
thought about a membership/sponsorship in the IDN, we encourage you to
consider becoming a sponsor/member of the fastest growing, most
comprehensive and current International Development Web Site on the
Internet! Information is available at
http://www.idn.org/membership/index.htm

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