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AFRO-NETS> The Drum Beat - 131 - E-Mags, Terrorism, Awards, Forums, Links
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- Date: Mon, 18 Feb 2002 01:42:52 -0500 (EST)
The Drum Beat - 131 - E-Mags, Terrorism, Awards, Forums, Links
1. Gender Based Violence & Health Research Award - Deadline April 2
2002 - awards from the South African Gender-Based Violence & Health
Initiative (SAGBVHI) will be given to researchers from South Africa
at the 1st Gender Based Violence & Health Conference, South Africa,
April 17-19 2002. Intended to encourage research in specific areas
[see link below] of gender based violence and health.
Contact Naomi Webster <firstname.lastname@example.org>
2. The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis & Malaria - Deadline
March 10 2002 - approximately $700 million available for disbursement
during 2002. The Fund will give priority to proposals from countries
and regions with the greatest need, based on highest burden of dis-
ease and the least ability to bring financial resources to address
the target issues.
3. Reporting on the Environment Awards - Deadline April 1 2002 - a
$1000 prize will be awarded in each of 9 categories, recognising the
year's best environmental journalism in newspapers, magazines, and
newsletters, and on television, radio and the Internet. Non-English
entries must be accompanied by a complete and accurate English trans-
4. Vega Awards - Deadline June 22 2002 - for excellence in scientific
broadcasting with an emphasis on scientific content. Programmes must
have been made in the last 18 months, on a science, engineering or
technology related subject. Must be in English or subtitled/dubbed
appropriately for English.
VOTE in the NEW PULSE POLL - http://www.comminit.com/pulse.html
Identifying and addressing the root causes of terrorism should be one
of the highest priorities for the international development commu-
Do you agree? disagree? are you unsure? What are your comments?
GRANTS & SCHOLARSHIPS
5. Deep Roots Secondary School Scholarship - Deadline October 3 2002
- aimed specifically at sending deserving Namibian youth to high
school and college. The Deep Roots, Inc. works to "harness the power
of the Internet to spread their message to potential donors, develop
a philanthropic grass roots e-community and facilitate donations
6. DeV - monthly newsletter that focuses on information communica-
tion technologies for development.
Contact Jennifer Miquel <email@example.com>
7. Barcelona Update - weekly email digest on processes & preparations
towards the 13th International AIDS Conference, Barcelona, Spain July
RESULTS from PULSE POLL #1
Without diversified media ownership [e.g. private sector, the State,
community groups] it is not possible to have representative, democ-
ratic government in a country.
Agree - "Without diversified media, its owner can manipulate the com-
munication on behalf of his own personal interests." Colombia
Disagree - "...'Diversified' does not equal democracy in the way the
question is framed. The state would only produce propaganda and the
private sector has shown that it will only promote it's agenda:
profit - which makes it a de facto agent of the state (i.e., American
government), which in turn only promotes "free" market capitalism. If
non-profit organizations without any corporate underwriting were al-
located/mandated at least ten percent of the media then one could
make the argument that there would be diversity/democracy via a rela-
tively objective media." USA
Undecided - "...Perhaps ownership has little to do with it-and what
is really required is an objective media mix teamed with an active
and pragmatic civil society... " Philippines
...further commentary to come...
8. BOL - people & organisations within & outside South Asia, discuss
issues of gender, reproductive health, rights & legal developments
pertaining to human rights within the region.
Contact Ms. Anju Vyas <firstname.lastname@example.org>
9. Women?s Justice Center Forum - bilingual Spanish & English forum
where victims, activists, advocates, & professionals can communicate
on all aspects of violence against women & children.
10. Linking Poverty Reduction & Environmental Management - runs from
Feb 1 - Jun 30, 2002 focusing on ways to reduce poverty and sustain
growth through sound and equitable environmental management.
11. Daily Headlines OneWorld US - articles on environment, develop-
ment, human rights, U.S. foreign policy, and globalization.
'DB Classifieds Vacancies' will be issued Feb 20, 2002. For informa-
tion about listing your vacant posts, please contact
Carey Hooge <email@example.com>
12. African Medical News - articles that aim to raise important is-
sues in the areas of science and technology for Africa's sustainable
development. A focus on health, environment, agriculture, biotechnol-
ogy, industry, development policies and major news events.
PERSONALISE the Home Page
Send us your comments - <firstname.lastname@example.org>
UNITED NATIONS & MULTILATERAL LINKS
13. FOA Country Profiles & Mapping Information System - a tool for
finding information through country-specific searches. Brings to-
gether existing thematic and statistical data, maps and graphics of
FAO's multiple databases and information systems.
14. Global Movement for Peace - an interactive site from UNESCO for
the Manifesto for Peace and for exchange of information between or-
ganisations and individuals working for a culture of peace.
15. AgriWatch.com - provides information on agricultural input and
outputs, information and analysis about demand, supply, prices, and
market trends for various agri-commodities. Aims to fill the "infor-
mation and communication gap" in various sub-sectors of the Agricul-
tural Economy in general and Agricultural Commodities trade in par-
16. Resource Centre for the Social Dimensions of Business Practice -
includes data, case studies, links to websites and publications re-
garding business impact on poverty. Seeks to engage business more ef-
fectively and systematically in poverty elimination.
17. Saving Women's Lives - aims to educate and raise awareness of the
broad range of women's global health and rights issues, including re-
productive health, safe motherhood, poverty and economic development,
violence against women, women's social status and education.
The HIV/AIDS Window - http://www.comminit.com/hivaids/
The IMMUNISATION & VACCINES Window -
The HEALTH Window - http://www.comminit.com/healthcomm/
Send us your comments - <email@example.com>
NEW TECHNOLOGIES LINKS
18. Center for Women & Information Technology (CWIT) - includes ICT
resources for women around the world: News articles about women and
ICT; annotated links to web sites and email lists that focus on women
and science/technology, etc.
19. IN-Uganda - a national network of people involved in ICTs in
20. Taaleem - provides a broad perspective of the career and educa-
tional opportunities within the Middle East.
The Drum Beat seeks to cover the full range of communication for de-
velopment activities. Inclusion of an item does not imply endorsement
or support by The Partners.
Please send material for The Drum Beat to
Deborah Heimann <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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