Not a sexy story to tell

by mynk on Oct 29, 2008      Category: Conflict & Disaster Tags: relief disaster management flood
A heart wrenching article on the after math on 'The' flood in Bihar...   Not a sexy story to tell     Revati Laul Special Correspondent, NDTV Thursday, September,25 2008 (New Delhi) We live in such voyeuristic times that it's often difficult to feel anything anymore. Blasts. Floods. Torture. Terror. Every news piece is a story of victims of some sort or the other and after a point it's all deafeningly similar. An endless stream of tears, loss, and above all of that, viewer and reporter fatigue. So when I went into Bihar to report on the floods, I was carrying the
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UNRISD NGO Forum: Call for Conference Participants

by parulgupta8ue on Oct 29, 2008      Category: * Needs & Opportunities * Tags: conference un
Call for Conference Participants The United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) is organizing an NGO Forum on the 12th and 13th January 2009. This forum will take the form of a consultation with NGOs, and has three objectives: To allow UNRISD to gauge NGO views on key emerging issues that might be addressed by UNRISD in future research, and to better understand the research needs and concerns of NGOs; To seek advice about how to improve communication with NGOs; and To present the results of UNRISD research to NGOs stakeholders. At this forum, UNRISD aims to bring to
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Kilikili : Playgrounds for Everyone

by Goli on Oct 29, 2008      Category: Health & Disability Tags: disability health children
UNICEF estimates that 6-10% of children in India are born with some form of disability. But if you visit any public park you hardly see any such children because simple things like swinging on swings are extremely difficult for most children suffering from physical disabilities. Kilikili with the help of BBMP (Bangalore Municipal Corporation) modifies the public parks in Bangalore to make them more accessible for these children. Follow the title link to see a full photo-blog article about Kilikili on collective lens. http://www.collectivelens.com/blog/2008/10/29/kilikili-playgrounds-for-everyo
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Cutting Edge Research on Microfinance : Philanthropy Action

by hemant.mohapatra on Oct 29, 2008      Category: Economics & Business Tags: microfinance ngo social enterpreneurship
For those who are interested in the kiva.org sort of model, here's a great article/white-paper of sorts on the effect and benefits of microfinancing in the rural sector. I personally think microfinancing is going to be one of the leading cause of grass-root level development in the years to come! The article briefly touches upon some pertinent questions and answers. You could follow up to other articles from the webpage if you so wish.        
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Government 2.0 - Best Practices

by prateek on Oct 28, 2008      Category: Governance Tags: government wiki best_practices
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Solaris08 | Inter-Collegiate Festival on Climate Change

by ajohn316 on Oct 27, 2008      Category: Environment Tags: climate change solar
Solaris08 | Inter-Collegiate Festival on Climate Change - 22nd & 23rd November 2008 Global Citizens for Sustainable Development (NGO based in Bangalore,India) has been creating platform for young people to dialogue and engage in various environmental issues especially Climate Change. In April 2008, we organized an inter-generational workshop on Climate Change in Bangalore and later in August 2008 an Indian Youth Summit on Climate Change in Hyderabad along with other partners. We are now organizing, perhaps for the first time in India in collaboration with St.Josephs College (NSS/CSC gr
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From the Starting Grid: Aata Odanaata – A Sports NGO

by sheetal on Oct 25, 2008      Category: Others Tags: sports
From the Starting Grid: Aata Odanaata – A Sports NGO Author-Rajani Radhakrishnan Meet Sheetal Suryavanshi Mahendra and her old sports buddies Lakshmi Hariharan, Lakshmi SS and Shoba Aval., former Karnataka under-21 cricket, handball and baseball players: A motley crew on a mission. It has been a while since they hung up their cricketing gear and the kookaburra in their hands was replaced by a mouse, but now they’re ready to don their spikes and pull that baseball cap back over their heads. These 25-somethings want to give back. To that little boy whose eyes light up when he sees th
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Teach For India - a new initiative to meet the education demand in India

by saurabhpanjwani on Oct 25, 2008      Category: Education Tags: education teach for india
  Teach for India is a new initiative conceived on the lines of Teach for America in the US, and it aims to raise standards of education in rural and semi-urban schools in India by helping them solve the most critical resource problem -- availability of quality teachers. Teach for India will recruit young graduates and professionals from all disciplines and across the country, train them rigorously and then support them in a 2-year long teaching program in primary schools. Through aspirational exit opportunities, TFI - like Teach for America - hopes to attract and retain the best talent i
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