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News / DT 1 / 2017

Oxfam: how to fix a broken NGO system

Oxfam is moving its headquarters from Oxford to Nairobi. In this opinion article, the Executive Director of Oxfam Winnie Byanyima, the first African woman to lead an international civil society organisation, responds to Degan Ali’s critique of Western humanitarian NGOs. “Accepting that the system is broken commits Oxfam to doing our part to fix it,” she writes. 

European donors unlikely to fill funding gap following US abortion cuts

The Dutch initiative, She Decides, which aims to raise funds to compensate for the Global Gag Rule, has received broad political support from European donors. But they will be hard pressed to cover the expected losses of US funding.

New ‘localisation marker’ will measure how much humanitarian aid goes to local NGOs

Donors have promised to increase humanitarian aid channelled through local NGOs. A new statistical marker aims to establish a common baseline.

Local players call for a bigger role as donors scale up funding for Lake Chad

At a conference in Oslo, donors have pledged USD 672 million for the Lake Chad Basin emergency where 10.7 million people are in need of urgent assistance. 

Gates supports new Swedish global health institute

The Gates Foundation has provided a USD 1.2 million start-up grant for the establishment of a new global health research institute based at the Swedish Royal Academy of Sciences in Stockholm. 

PM Solberg to push development, Africa at G20 summit

Germany has invited Norway to participate as a guest country at the G20 summit. PM Erna Solberg intends to focus on jobs in Africa, health and education.