NEWSLETTER 1 - 15 December 2009

Dear Members and Friends:

Welcome to the VUFO-NGO Resource Centre's Newsletter for December 1 - 15, 2009! We are very pleased to announce the recent appointment of Ms. Jeannie Zakharov, our new Communications Advisor at the NGO Resource Centre. Jeannie is a communications expert whose career has spanned both newspaper journalism and media relations for government and for the not-for-profit sector. She is experienced in communications strategies, issues management, media relations, writing, editing, project management and negotiations. Jeannie joined us in early November and - after only a short time with us - became intensively engaged in many activities. She has already made significant contributions to finalising the INGOs' Partnerships for Development Report, the INGOs' Statement for the Vietnam Consultative Group and several other publications. Please join us in welcoming Jeannie to the NGORC team!

This month, in addition to the Disaster Management Working Group's meeting on December 18 (at 14:00 hours) at the NGORC, the Ethnic Minorities Working Group is involved in organising a workshop on December 12 in Ninh Thuan with the State Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs (CEM). Please check the Calendar of Events section on our home page for more details or any unexpected changes.

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