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AFRIK-IT  August 1998

AFRIK-IT August 1998

Subject:

U.S. Agency for International Development Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid (ACVFA) to Meet On September 17, 1998

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

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African Network of IT Experts and Professionals (ANITEP) List

Date:

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Apologies for any cross-posting

Information on the subject meeting is posted to the Development Front
Section of the International Development Network Web Site
(http://www.idn.org) this week.  THis is an important meeting as the
USAID FAC will discuss the impact of the Government Performance and
Results Act (GPRA) on USAID Interaction with NGOs.

In addition, here is what else is new at the IDN for the Week of August
30, 1998:

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IDN Membership Directory

We welcome Mr. Srinivasa B. Popuri of the Asian Instutute of Technology
in Thailand as our newest sponsoring member.
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New Awards

Population Council Awarded USAID US$60 Million Cooperative Agreement To
Improve Family Planning and Reproductive Health Services

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Quick Link of the Week

This weeks Quick Link is to the Reproductive Health Outlook web site
recently publoished by PATH (Programs for Alternative Technology in
Health). This site provides summaries of up-to-date information, links
to the best in-depth reproductive health information on the web, and the
chance to communicate with international experts and peers through
Community Forum message boards.

____________________________________________


Tools You Can Use:

This week's tool is a link to "InterAction's Guide to African NGO
Networks, 1998-99"

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New Publications

IUCN (the World Conservation Union) Publications Unit and IUCN Library
Announce the Launch of Two New Catalogues
____________________________________________


New Links:

Burkina Faso Association For Survival Of Children ( ABSE ) - ABSE is a
No-Governmental organization that works for the development of the woman
and the child in Africa and to the Burkina Faso. French

Center on Institutional Reform and the Informal Sector (IRIS) - IRIS
researchers and consultants assist fledgling democracies and newly
industrializing countries to build robust democratic, legal, and
economic institutions which provide both a foundation and a guiding hand
for future broad-based, stable economic growth.

The Commonwealth of Learning - an international organisation created by
Commonwealth Heads of Government to encourage the development and
sharing of open learning/distance education resources and technologies.
COL is helping developing nations improve access to quality education
and training.

Environment TOBAGO - conserves Tobago's natural and living resources and
advances the knowledge and understanding of such resources their wise
and sustainable use and their essential relationship to human health and
the quality of life.

European Centre for Development Policy Management - ECDPM programmes on
capacity
building, policy dialogue, and information exchange are targeted to the
needs of countries in Africa, the Caribbean, and the Pacific.

Export-Import Bank of Thailand - can offer short-term as well as
long-term credit, either in domestic or overseas markets, being in Baht
or any foreign currency denominations.

ICDDR,B Centre for Health and Population Research - Located in
Bangladesh, The Centre is an
independent nonprofit organization for research, education, and training
in population and health, and to provide clinical services.

NIPR: New Ideas in Pollution Regulation - A site for researchers,
government officials, and citizens interested in understanding and
improving control of industrial pollution, especially in developing
countries.

OECS Education Reform Unit - Education Reform in the Eastern Caribbean,
based in St. Lucia.

PRIDEAfrica - Microfinance Institution in Africa.
__________________________________________________________

Stories from The Development Front

The following stories were provided to members of the IDN last week and
are now available on the web site:

Caribbean Agriculture Officials Meet With Goal Of Building on Regional
Agriculture

New Project Examines Needs of The Elderly in St. Lucia

World Vision Committed to Work in Southern Sudan

Family and State in Latin America - an Urgent Task for the Next
Millennium

US Says Contribution to UNHCR Will Help Refugee Children

British Minister Sees Aardvark in Action in Aberdeenshire

FAO Reports Famine Conditions in Some Parts of Sudan, but Says Many
Other East African Countries Show Favorable Harvest Prospects

IMF Approves Third Annual ESAF Loan for Mozambique

IMF Approves US$ 1 Billion Credit Tranche for Indonesia

EIB lending in Asia and Latin America: mid-1998 summary

Guyana's Minister Outlines Health Situation

United States Supports Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Initiative to End Congo Crisis

CARE's U.S. Staff Safely Evacuated from Sudan and Afghanistan

Contracts for Special Assistance Facility of OECF JAPAN in July 1998

APEC Business Advisory Council to Meet September 4-6 in Taipei

15th Plenipotentiary Conference of the International Telecommunication
Union to Be held In United States October 12 - November 6

Income Distribution, Poverty and Social Spending In Latin America

Nairobi Bombing : the Disaster Has Just Begun

Red Cross/Red Crescent to Benefit from Princess Diana Paintings

"FROM REFORM TO GROWTH : The Private Sector and Investment as the Keys
to Prosperity"

Twenty-ninth South Pacific Forum Report Focuses on Areas of Sustainable
Development

Cuban Government Appeals for International Drought Assistance

After Three Years in Prison, Nigerian Journalist Christina Anyanwu
Arrives In Paris to Receive UNESCO and Reporters sans Frontieres Prizes

New Study Envisions Prosperous Bangladesh in 2020, Charts Path to
Achieve It

GEF Grant to Help Improve Czech Energy Sector Efficiency

World Bank Provides Flood Assistance to Tajikistan

World Bank and Bangladesh Develop New Method to Measure Literacy and
Basic Learning Skills

WFP Starts US$90 Million Emergency Operation Aimed at Feeding 5.3
Million Indonesians

United Nations Volunteers and Youth in Development

IFC Invests in Private Insurance Company in Zambia

Future of the ICRC Presidency

Flood Hits Bangladesh: Possibly the Worst in 20 Years

ADB Loan to Solomon Islands to Reform Public Sector

Economic Integration and the Situation of Women In The Labor Force: A
Case Study In Chile

ADRA Worker Dies in Sudan

UN Resident Coordinator for the Pacific Hands over Computer Equipment to
Solicitor General’s Office

UNDP Resident Representative for the Pacific Presents Credentials to
Vanuatu Prime Minister

World Bank Approves Fast-track Project to Assist Bangladesh in
Addressing Arsenic Crisis

World Vision Canada and Canadian Air Force Assists Children in Sudan

Citing a Close Cultural Relationship Between the Southern U.S. and Latin
America, OPIC’s Muñoz Says Greater Economic Ties Are Just Around the
Corner

Launch of Australian Youth Ambassadors for Development

Canada-Commonwealth Business Forum Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, 29 September
- 30 September, 1998

Commonwealth Television Service Planned for Launch Later this Year

Forum Communiqué of the Twenty-ninth South Pacific Forum

ACCION Launches New Web Site
__________________________________________________________


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/

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