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Jun 29, 2011
InterAction member Pathfinder International, a global leader in sexual and reproductive health, has announced that Dr. Purnima Mane will assume the role of president and CEO beginning January 1, 2012. She is currently assistant secretary-general of...
Jun 28, 2011
Tomorrow, The Guardian will record a podcast on the challenges and opportunities facing Southern Sudan as part of their monthly Global Development Podcast series. What questions would you like their panelists to answer?Panelists include: Sara...
Jun 27, 2011
InterAction member Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has named Carolyn Woo as its new president & CEO. Woo will succeed Ken Hackett, who is retiring after leading CRS since 1993. She also served on CRS’ board of directors from 2004-2010. “Dr. Woo...
Jun 24, 2011
Global Health Council released a paper this week on noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), linking progress and treatment as essential to the success of the Millennium Development Goals.GHC outlines how traditional developing diseases are at times,...
Jun 23, 2011
Thursday, June 22 ,2011, ViewChange.org premiered online “To Educate a Girl,” a film that marks the progress of the eighth Millenium Development Goal, universal education, five years from the 2015 deadline. The film will broadcast on LinkTV, Friday...
Jun 22, 2011
In 1986, InterAction member Food For The Poor was first licensed to work in Haiti. Over the last 25 years, they have built more than 15,000 homes and invested in self-sufficiency projects to help Haitians bring themselves out of extreme poverty....
Jun 21, 2011
As the July 9 secession date draws near for Southern Sudan, tensions are rising as both Sudanese and the international community prepare for it. The Sudanese army has increased its efforts to stamp out rebellion, attacking villages and threatening...
Jun 20, 2011
As we celebrate the 10th annual World Refugee Day, the number of people struggling to escape from conflict in some Middle Eastern and African countries is at an all-time high. InterAction members are working in this highly volatile part of the world...
Jun 17, 2011
Save the Children announced yesterday that its board of trustees appointed Carolyn Miles as its new president and CEO.  Miles will be the first woman to lead the organization in its 80 year history.  “She has an in-depth knowledge of global children...
Jun 15, 2011
The Chicago Council on Global Affairs has a new report evaluating the U.S. government’s agriculture and food security approach: The 2011 Progress Report on U.S. Leadership in Global Agricultural Development. The report documents the government’s...
Jun 15, 2011
As concerns about resource degradation and success of foreign aid continue to run high, InterAction’s latest policy paper, "The Nature of Development," demonstrates how aligning the two usually separate issues can be beneficial to all parties...
Jun 13, 2011
InterAction partner 1,000 Days has redesigned its website as a central hub for all maternal and child health and nutrition advocates to connect, learn and follow the progress of bringing better nutrition to scale. This new hub features: News from...
Jun 10, 2011
Social and economic barriers to inclusion means that disabled children attend fewer years of school, have less access to health care and have a harder time finding jobs. Though disability transcends economic and country borders, nearly 80 percent of...
Jun 9, 2011
With the increasing use of geospatial information systems (GIS) in the NGO community, InterAction has formed a new working group for members who use or are interested in using GIS in their work. The GIS Working Group (GIS-WG) is a forum for...
Jun 8, 2011
NonProfit Quarterly By Rick Cohen When critics suggest that the Obama administration is hard on the corporate sector, they may be missing specific elements of the Obama agenda that have lots of corporate sector promotions built into government...
Jun 8, 2011
InterAction member ONE has announced that Michael Elliott will take the helm as president & CEO, effective August 1. ONE board member Joshua Bolten has been acting as interim CEO. Elliott, a journalist and editor, has spent the last 10 years...
Jun 7, 2011
Last week, USAID announced a new corporate volunteerism program, the Center of Excellence for International Corporate Volunteerism. The center's goal is to increase the number of volunteers that corporations send overseas, turning them into "citizen...
Jun 6, 2011
An eruption in the Puyehue-Cordon-Caulle volcano range in Chile has forced the evacuation of 3,500 residents. Both Chile and Argentina are monitoring the situation, as the winds have been spreading ash in both countries. Chilean residents are being...
Jun 3, 2011
President Ali Abjullah Saleh, who has held the top office in Yemen for nearly 33 years, was injured when tribal leaders stormed the presidential palace on Friday. A government official said the president had been “lightly injured” in the attack. The...
Jun 2, 2011
US foreign aid efforts get a corporate boost Government increasingly relying on private partners to spread American principles By Jim GoldReporter msnbc.com When IBM executive Chandu Visweswariah went to Rio de Janeiro as part of a volunteer team to...