Welcome to the NGO Resource Centre Newsletter for January 1 – 15, 2008
The NGO RC and a number of NGOs continue the efforts to broaden the participation of INGOs and Vietnamese NGOs in the climate change debate and enable NGOs to share their current engagement and future interest in addressing climate change, as a follow up to an initial Climate Change meeting held at the NGO RC in December 2007. If you would like to participate in this initiative, please visit: http://www.ngocentre.org.vn/node/5457 to download the database form, and fill in and return the questionnaire to email@example.com. If you have any questions please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
First off this week, we would like to remind you about an upcoming meeting on climate change being held at the NGO Resource Centre on December 14, 3pm-5pm. The meeting will serve as an initial step towards broadening the participation of INGOs, as well as Vietnamese NGOs, in the climate change debate by discussing current NGO climate change-related activities and the need and options for future NGO coordination in this field.
First off this week, we would like to inform you about a number of preparations for the Consultative Group (CG) Meeting, which will be held on December 6-7, 2007. On November 6, a meeting was held at the NGO RC to begin preparing the NGO Statement. At the meeting, it was agreed that the following issues should be included in the statement: Social impacts and vulnerable groups; Disability rights; Special needs education; Climate change; Offtrack MDGs: Environment and HIV AIDS; Legal reform; Capacity building at sub-national level; Aid effectiveness & Role of CSOs. The statement is now in process of being drafted.