9.28.15 International Nonprofit News

Sep 28, 2015 | News, Philanthropy Journal

BirdLife International surpasses goal, CZIP Montenegro works to increase knowledge about bird migration, IFC gears up for its annual conference, World Child Cancer names new Chief Executive Officer, and more.

News about grants, gifts

Due to in-kind donations, BirdLife International has surpassed it goal and raised £117,000 to fight for a safer flyway for the illegal killings of birds in the Mediterranean.

News about people, groups

BluMetric Environmental, a Canadian cleantech company has been awarded two contracts. One with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada for $1.7 million and the Department of National Defense for $1.75 million.

Akshaya Patra, an organization committed to fighting child hunger in India, has won a silver award and Grand Award Winner at the International ARC Awards.

Jon Rosser has been appointed Chief Executive Officer of World Child Cancer. Jon is an experienced chief executive, consultant, interim manager and coach with twenty years experience as a senior executive.

Six years after completing the London Marathon in a punishing 14 days, Phil Packer MBE, Founding CEO of the British Inspirational Trust , set out to complete a marathon distance through the City of London in 14 hours. His goal was to reduce the time from 14 days to 14 hours to support young people facing trauma and adversity and sought a target goal of £1.4 million.

On 21 September, the International Day of Peace, global brands joined forces across industries and geographies in an unprecedented effort to highlight the vital role of food assistance in creating a more peaceful world. Many companies donated televisions and digital media channels to drive support for the United Nations World Food Programme.

A new report shows that  The Global Fund partnership has made remarkable gains against HIV, tuberculosis and malaria by supporting programs that have saved more than 17 million lives. Scientific advances, innovative solutions, and increased global support are saving lives at a steadily increasing rate each year – more than two million – putting the partnership on track to save 22 million lives by the end of 2016.

cuddle+kind, an Ontario-based hand-knit dolls for children, which provides 10 meals for each doll sold, has partnered with World Food Program and Children’s Hunger Fund to guarantee every purchase will directly benefit a child in need.

Integrated Data Services Limited, a subsidiary of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, has donated materials worth millions of naira to two schools and 22 youths in its host communities in Nigeria’s Edo and Rivers states respectively.

News about opportunities, initiatives

Monumento a Alfonso XII, Parque de El RetiroThere is still time to register for the European Venture Philanthropy Association (EVPA) Annual Conference held in Madrid, Spain December 1st and 2nd. The EVPA Annual Conference annually attracts over 500 practitioners and experts from around Europe and beyond.

9.28.15 Bird Life InternationalThe EU research project: Public Ecosystem Goods and Services from land management – Unlocking the Synergies which was formally launched in March 2015, is coordinated by the Institute for European Environmental Policy. BirdLife, which is one of its 14 partners in 10 EU countries, will be working over the next three years (2015-2018) to explore ways in which rural land management through agriculture and forest management can be transformed to better deliver the public goods and ecosystem services that are so important for our planet and the life on it.

9.28.15 Volunteers in MontenegroBirdLife’s Local Engagement and Empowerment Programme supports the individuals and organizations who work with the BirdLife Partnership to deliver conservation, for biodiversity and for people, at the local level. CZIP Montenegro, a BirdLife partner, bird ringing is now being done for the first time to help increase knowledge about migration of passerines in the Adriatic Flyway.

The International Fundraising Congress will gather in The Netherlands October 20th-23rd to inspire and share ideas.

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