Welcome to the NGO Resource Centre Newsletter for August 15 – 31, 2009!

There are three Working Group meetings taking place in early September 2009: Climate Change Working Group (Core Group) on 3 September (14:00 hrs); Disability Working Group on 10 September (14:00 hrs); and Disaster Management Working Group on 11 September (14:00 hrs). All meetings will take place at the NGO RC. Please check our calendar section for more events.

Earlier this month Ms. Yasmin Madan has been appointed as the new Steering Committee member. Ms. Madan works as Country Director for Population Services International and has re-confirmed her commitment to serve at the Steering Committee. She has led PSI in Vietnam for over two years now, working mainly in HIV prevention and safe water in nine provinces in the country. Please join us in welcoming Yasmin to her new function!

Also, we would like to thank Mr. Dario Gentili, recently appointed SC member who is unexpectedly leaving Vietnam, for his contribution to the Steering Committee's work! Safe journey Dario!

With the summer holidays' season coming to an end, we expect more activities in the coming weeks!

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