NEWSLETTER 15 - 30 June 2011

Dear Members and Friends:

Welcome to the VUFO-NGO Resource Centre Newsletter for 15 - 30 June, 2011.

We would like to announce that Mr Graham Adutt, Country Representative for Caritas Switzerland, left this position in early June, and has been replaced by Ms Barbara Schichler, new Country Representative for Caritas. Please join us in bidding farewell to Graham and welcoming Barbara! She can be contacted at: <bschichler@caritas.ch>

We regret to inform you that the Enfants & Developpement (E&D) Board in Paris made decision to close their projects in Vietnam, except for an ongoing project in Ho Chi Minh City. The Hanoi office will close by the end of July and this week was the last week for Ms Isabelle Perrody as the E&D Representative. We would like to thank Isabelle for her active involvement in VUFO-NGO Resource Centre's activities, particularly her engagement in the Ethnic Minorities Working Group's work. We wish her all the best in her future endeavours.

There are several working group meetings in the coming period: the Disaster Management Working Group will meet on June 17 (14:00) and July 15 (14:00), both meetings will take place at the NGO Resource Centre; the Climate Change Working Group will meet on July 7 (14:00) at the NGO Resource Centre; the Water and Sanitation Working Group will meet on July 20 (14:00) at the NGO Resource Centre.

Please check the 'Calendar of Events' section on our home page for more information, new added announcements or any unexpected changes.

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