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Thursday, August 31, 2006

"Working with the Policy and Campaigns departments in Oxford as well as local regional programmes, you'll be responsible for the development and delivery of regional advocacy and campaigning strategies. You'll provide regional policy analysis on relevant institutions and partners and will support advocacy and programme staff, in six Southern African countries, in the development of direct lobbying and campaigning."

"You won't be left out if you take one of the new Safaris for Saviors. Forget the traditional Big Five tour to see elephant, lion, rhino, leopard, and buffalo. (So 2004.) The latest Fashionable Five are the crowded hospital, a smelly urban slum, the school without a roof, a basket-weaving shop run by the disabled, and (to end on a high note) a micro-loan project for big-bottomed women in colorful clothes. All available, with air conditioning. You can book online."

Wednesday, August 30, 2006

"How many doctors and nurses have left Africa? Which countries did they leave? Where have they settled? To answer these questions, CGD's Michael Clemens and Gunilla Pettersson have compiled a dataset of the cumulative bilateral net flows of African-born physicians and nurses to the nine most important destination countries."

Friday, August 11, 2006

Jobs: Bloomberg reporter, Lagos: "Bloomberg News is seeking an experienced reporter for general assignment duties in our Lagos bureau."

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

ICT: 4,000 CDMA subscribers in Kenya: The CCK announces: "Out of the total 25,038 new fixed phone subscribers, the two active local loop operators, Flashcom and Popote Wireless, contributed a total of 3,995 subscribers, representing a contribution of 15 per cent."

Money: DeniAfrica: "It is estimated that sub-Saharan Africa receives about $7.7 billion in inward remittances, with Nigeria accounting for nearly $3 billion."

Monday, August 07, 2006

Games for Good: Activist Videogames - Newsweek: "'Squeezed' is intended to raise awareness among well-off young people by putting them in game situations that resemble those of immigrants and poor people in real life. The frogs, donkeys and dragonflies that work the farms in the game serve as stand-ins for migrant workers from Latin America."

Jobs: Nairobi Photo Library internship: "The United Nations' Integrated Regional Information Network (IRIN), which provides news and analysis about Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East and Central Asia for the humanitarian community, has an internship program for one person to work for a minimum period of three months in the photo department of IRIN, known as IRINPHOTO. The United Nations is unable to provide any financial assistance or remuneration to interns. Applicants should be prepared to fully fund their stay for the duration of the internship agreed."

Grants: Call for Proposals: Documentary Photography Distribution Grant: "OSI's Documentary Photography Project seeks applicants for a grant that encourages new ways of presenting documentary photography to the public. The grant enables photographers who have already completed a significant project on issues of social justice to present the work to the public in innovative and appropriate ways, ensuring that the work gains critical exposure and also has the greatest chance to stimulate constructive social change.
All projects submitted for consideration must have another institution that agrees to financially and practically support its distribution (such as a nongovernmental organization, publisher, website, or gallery), and will collaborate with the photographer to use the work to promote social change. Grants of $5,000 to $40,000 will be awarded. "

Grants: Information Program Announces New Guidelines for Unsolicited Grants Process: "June 13, 2006 OSI’s Information Program announces instructions for grant-seeking organizations that are aligned with the program's two aims:
to enhance the ability to access, exchange, and produce knowledge and information for key open society constituencies and disadvantaged groups, especially in the poorer parts of the world; to use new tools and techniques to empower civil society as a force for open society in national, regional and global arenas. "

Thursday, August 03, 2006

More humanitarian games: Transaid computer game puts supporters in the driving seat: "International development agency Transaid has taken its promotional activities to a new level with the launch of an online computer game aimed at raising awareness of the transport challenges faced by health workers in Africa.

‘The Transaid Challenge’ is sponsored by Barclays Transport and Logistics Team and puts the player in the driving seat of a four wheel drive health service vehicle, charged with the task of delivering services and supplies to remote African villages that need them."

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Jobs: Rift Valley Institute Internship: "The London base of the Rift Valley Institute seeks a graduate intern to assist with administration and development of the Institute's information projects. These include the recently-launched Sudan Open Archive. Useful qualities include IT and editorial skills, administrative aptitude, experience in Eastern Africa and knowledge of one or more of the languages of the region. Please contact the Institute for further information."