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Monday, October 25, 2010

Asian Regional Workshop on Women and Land Rights

PAFID is participating in the Asian Regional Workshop on Women and Land Rights (25 - 26 October 2010) currently ongoing in Dhaka, Bangladesh. This activity is organized by the Asian NGO Coalition (ANGOC) and its local partner in Bangladesh, the Association for Land Rights and Development (ALRD), in partnership with the International Land Coalition (ILC).

The workshop seeks to develop a roadmap towards promoting women's land rights as an input to the planning process of ILC-Asia's work program. It is also expected to identify potential contributions to efforts in advancing women's land rights in the region.

PAFID is a member of the International Land Coalition (ILC).

Thursday, October 21, 2010

CBD Conference in Nagoya, Japan

The PAFID Executive Director leads a three-person delegation to join thousands of decision makers meeting in Nagoya, Japan (18 to 29 October) to discuss a ‘Big Plan’ for the next 10 years to reduce the current pressures on the planet’s biodiversity. On the table at the 10th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP 10) are 20 targets designed to tackle the extinction crisis and restore the earth’s natural capital.

For more on this check out http://www.iucn.org/cbd/meetings/nagoya_2010/

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Blogging PAFID

The idea to create this blog started in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia while the author was attending the Acknowledge Africa Share Fair 2010. Among other tools discussed during the fair was how development agencies could  make full use of social media readily available on the internet to make information "travel."

There is increasing consensus that websites are becoming a thing of the past because it is very restrictive. Blogs on the other hand, like other social networking media, offer freedom and flexibility, as they are highly interactive.  Rather than rely on an anonymous webmaster to upload and update information for sharing, these social networking tools provide opportunities for social filtering where people can share and retrieve only the information that they want. Websites are like information silos where sharing and retrieval is highly restricted.

Suffice to say, this blog is a work in progress, and contributions will be most welcome.