march 15 2016
global health news
Last summer, the UN hailed the signing of the Addis Ababa action agenda on development finance a historic moment. The international community is currently struggling to mobilise money from the traditional donor governments for long-running development programmes, while NGOs and bilaterals are increasingly looking to the private sector, philanthropic foundations and emerging donors. Everybody needs financing from somewhere...
The Guardian is going to be starting a commission series around development finance, and has started off with a Q&A on the topic for 2016. They've summarized the panel event here into eight steps forward: ♧
Burundi in the headlines
On a happier note, a Burundi orphanage founder is one of four finalists for a humanitarian award created recently in memory of the Armenian Genocide: The Aurora Prize for Awakening Humanity. It is meant to honor those whose exceptional work to preserve human life in disasters created by humans, such as war and ethnic strife, puts them in great peril. The winner, who will be announced on April 24th, receives $100,000 and designates an organization that inspired his or her work to be the beneficiary of $1 million. ♧
This is their blurb on the Burundi Finalist:
The Guardian did a satirical piece on NGO employees who work at a 'Desk in the West,' with "10 handy tips to make your day at the office more field-like." Number 5 is "Feel sorry for a donkey." I found it amusing. ♧
Have a wonderful week and a lovely St. Patrick's Day. I'll see some of you Thursday.