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AFRO-NETS> This Week at the IDN (Nov 8, 1998)
- Subject: AFRO-NETS> This Week at the IDN (Nov 8, 1998)
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- Date: Sun, 8 Nov 1998 16:32:50 -0500 (EST)
This Week at the IDN (Nov 8, 1998)
The IDN is pleased to welcome the Research Triangle Institute's Center
for International Development as a sponsoring member of the IDN. The
mission of this organization, located in Research Triangle Park, North
Carolina (USA) is to deliver innovative and effective research, techni-
cal assistance, and decision support services that build human and in-
stitutional capacity and promote sustainable economic and social devel-
opment throughout the world.
We thank them for their support in helping the IDN continue and grow.
You can find out more about this organization in the IDN membership di-
rectory located at http://www.idn.org/members/index.htm
Last week, the IDN added a new service for members of the IDN: Headline
Links to News, Interviews, and Editorials from other news sources
around the world. These are included in the daily e-mail newsletter
"The Development Front" and you can see sample headlines below.
Here is what else is new at the IDN Web Site (http://www.idn.org/):
TOOLS YOU CAN USE
This week's tool is a link to the Greenhouse Gas Emissions - Graphics
produced by UNEP/GRID. This set of graphics, which provides greenhouse
gas data by country, has been produced in light of the 4th Conference
of the Parties (COP-4) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change
(UNFCCC) held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2-13 November 1998.
QUICK LINK OF THE WEEK
This weeks IDN Quick Link is to the official web site for the 4th Con-
ference of the Parties (COP-4) to the UN Framework Convention on Cli-
mate Change (UNFCCC) being held in Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2-13 Novem-
Developing World: The 50th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of
The Irish Times, in association with Irish Aid, published this special
report on November 4, 1998. The publication covers topic areas includ-
ing Human Rights Today, Human Rights 50 Years On, Department of Foreign
Affairs, The United Nations, Ireland & The Developing World, The Aid
Agencies, The Middle East, Colombia, Asia, Education.
The IDN provides a direct link to this publication.
African Economic Research Consortium (AERC) - is a public not-for-
profit organization devoted to advanced policy research and training.
The principal objective is to strengthen local capacity for conducting
independent, rigorous inquiry into problems pertinent to the management
of economies in sub-Saharan Africa.
Children & Armed Conflict Unit - Based at the University of Essex (UK),
the Unit monitors the impact of armed conflicts on children and advo-
cates for protection of their rights.
Deutsche Investitions- und Entwicklungsgesellschaft (DEG) - is Ger-
many's finance and consultancy institution to promote the private sec-
tor in Africa, Asia and Latin America as well as in Central and Eastern
Europe as part of German development cooperation.
Euforic - Europe's Forum on International Co-operation.
Food and Fertilizer Technology Center - An international information
center for small-scale farmers of the Asian and Pacific region.
Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development (FASID) -
aim of FASID is to help Japan's economic cooperation make a greater im-
pact on the developing world, as well as to implement its foreign aid
programs more effectively.
International Livestock Research Institute - works to improve the well-
being of people in developing countries by enhancing the diverse and
essential contributions livestock make to smallholder farming.
International Crops Research Institute for Semi-Arid Tropics - Through
international research and related activities, and in partnership with
national research systems, to contribute to sustainable improvements in
the productivity of agriculture in the semi-arid tropics (plus other
countries in which ICRISAT's mandate crops have relevance) in ways that
enhance nutrition and well being, especially of low-income people.
The International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (ICIPE) -
based in Kenya, develops technologies to alleviate world poverty and to
ensure food security and good health for the peoples of the tropics
through management and control of both harmful and useful arthropods.
International Centre for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) - aims to im-
prove human welfare by alleviating poverty, improving food and nutri-
tional security, and enhancing environmental resilience in the tropics.
International Irrigation Management Institute - works to improve food
Security and the lives of poor people by fostering sustainable in-
creases in the productivity of water used in agriculture through better
management of irrigation and water basin systems.
International Network for the Improvement of Banana and Plantain - mis-
sion is to improve the productivity and yield stability of banana and
plantain grown on smallholdings for domestic consumption and for local
and export markets.
International Plant Genetic Resources Institute - works to strengthen
the conservation and use of plant genetic resources, in partnership
with other organizations, undertaking research, training and the provi-
sion of scientific and technical advice and information.
International Service for National Agricultural Research (ISNAR) - as-
sists developing countries in bringing about lasting improvements in
the performance of their national agricultural research systems and or-
Latin American Economic System (SELA) - is a regional intergovernmental
organization that groups 28 Latin American and Caribbean countries.
Monsanto Corporation - works to seek answers that link the fields of
agriculture, nutrition, pharmaceuticals, health and wellness, and sus-
South Pacific Regional Environment Programme - promotes cooperation in
the South Pacific region and to provide assistance in order to protect
and improve its environment and to ensure sustainable development for
present and future generations.
World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD) - is a coa-
lition of 125 international companies united by a shared commitment to
the environment and to the principles of economic growth and sustain-
Find out more about the upcoming First International Conference on Ru-
ral Telecommunications sponsored by the NTCA.
In addition, information about the following conferences has been
International Association of Management Annual Conference (will deal
with "Burning Issues in Education/Technology/Health Care/Women's Issues
in Developing Countries")
Seminar on Women in Agriculture - Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
Cultural Exchange via Internet - Opportunities and Strategies
THE DEVELOPMENT FRONT
As mentioned earlier, the IDN as added a Headline Link Service to our
daily electronic newsletter which is provided to sponsoring members of
the IDN. The following is a sample of the headlines included last week:
UN to broker alliances between corporations and poor nations
BBC to train journalists, broadcasters in Rwanda
Ghana customs officials hear blunt words on reform
Rwanda finmin says cuts spending, raises revenue
U.S. ready to help African reformers-Rubin
AfDB gives Egypt $16.45 mln for health reforms
AfDB lends Ivory Coast $40 mln to service debt
UK sees private sector interest in Commonwealth Development Corporation
Malawi Villagers fight AIDS epidemic alone; With nearly no outside
help, prevention left up to local committees
FEATURE - S.Africa sugar industry gives black farmers leg up
South Africa Needs To Spend R170-Billion On Infrastructure: DBSA
Egypt, Canada explore environment joint-ventures
Nigeria's population tops 108 million
Chad President seeks $400 million at UNDP talks
UN official urges world not to forget African poor
U.S. Community Colleges to Help Train International Workers: $2 Million
Project Pairs Colleges with Developing Nations
London International Group Awarded USAID Contract for Condoms
U.S. to Assist Zambia With $100m in 5 Years
Speedy World Bank loans come at a price
Heads of six main U.N. bodies meet for first time
EA International Selects Strategic Partner In Kenya, East Africa
Controversy at climate conference
Pope Backs Death Penalty Moratorium
IFC to invest in Burkina gold mine
79-Year-Old Man's Fight to Eradicate Polio Wins Him $50,000 and the
First Worldwide Award for Those Who Help Children
U.N. medical director, founder of World Health Organization Dies
AIDS Could Threaten Economic Progress, Africa Warned
Epidemiology at the Web Cafe
Mosquito invasion as Argentina warms
UK backs treaty for international tobacco control
Additional R500M For Poverty Relief Projects In South Africa
SA Jubilee 2000 Campaign Launched In Cape Town
Global eco-issues at the push of a button
Poor Harvest Hurts Farmers And Creditors
Food Piles Up as Survivors Hunger
The IDN plans to continue our growth and to expand the depth and
breadth of our information services. If you have not yet thought about
a membership/sponsorship in the IDN, we encourage you to consider be-
coming 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/
International Development Network
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