NEWSLETTER 15 - 30 September 2009

Welcome to the VUFO-NGO Resource Centre Newsletter for September 15 - 30, 2009!

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ms. Duong Thi Tam as a new Ethnic Minorities Working Group's Coordinator. Please join us in welcoming Tam to the NGO RC team!

The Australian Embassy in Hanoi has launched a new small grants program: 2009/2010 Direct Aid Program (DAP) that will provide funding for small-scale development projects in Thua Thien Hue province and north. DAP grants are aimed at alleviating humanitarian hardship and advancing developmental outcomes in disadvantaged communities of Vietnam. The funding is available to individuals, community groups, international or Vietnamese NGOs, academic institutions and other non-profit organisations engaged in development activities in Vietnam. Detailed guidelines and application forms are available at: http://www.vietnam.embassy.gov.au/hnoi/cooperation.html For more information, please contact: <dap.hanoi@dfat.gov.au> Deadline for applications is 23 October 2008.

There are two Working Group meetings taking place before the end of September 2009: Child Rights Working Group on 21 September (14:00 hrs) and Disability Working Group on 24 September (14:00 hrs). Both meetings will take place at the NGO RC. Please check our calendar section for more events.

Warm greetings from the VUFO-NGO Resource Centre's Team!