WANGO News 2021

COVAX was launched in the early months of the pandemic to ensure the equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines throughout the world. Leading the efforts to procure and supply doses is UNICEF, in collaboration with the UN’s Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). Some 92 low and lower-income countries are purchasing vaccines with support from COVAX, and it is expected that the poorest citizens will be vaccinated free of charge. To learn more about the initiative, click on the headline above. (Read more...)

The Trans Atlantic Center, a research and community development initiative in Nigeria, in co-collaboration with WANGO, will be holding a webinar on "Repositioning Leadership for Sustainable Economic Growth" for NGO and civil society leaders from across the country and beyond at 10 a.m. West Africa Time (GMT +1) on March 27. The event will be the first in a series of three aimed at developing the skills and talents of leaders in the nonprofit, public, and private sectors as a means to support sustainable development in Kogi state and Nigeria. Among the speakers are Dr. Uche Igwe, a visiting fellow at the London School of Economics (LSE), and philanthropist Mrs. Lami Onayi Ahmed, founder of the Lift Up Care Foundation. To access the webinar, click on the headline above. (Read more...)

A new Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America) report based on a survey of more than 800 charities in 152 countries found that charities worldwide see organizational management capabilities as critical to the resilience of charities in a post-pandemic recovery. The report, "Future-Proofing Nonprofits for the Post-Pandemic World," also found that three-quarters of respondents say building organizational resilience will require finding new ways to fundraise with digital technology, followed by using communication more effectively for fundraising and resource mobilization (71 percent) and cultivating new and existing donors to diversify funding sources (69 percent).(Read more...)

A global virtual "Rally of Hope" bringing together world leaders from the government, civil society, and faith communities, who will address the themes of interdependence, mutual prosperity, and universal values, will be convened on February 27 at 7:30 p.m. EST. UN World Food Programme Executive Director David Beasley, Nigeria's President Muhammadu Buhari, and Oxford University vaccine professor Dr. Sarah Gilbert will be among the speakers at the event, which is being co-sponsored by UPF, an international NGO in general consultative status with the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the UN. To learn more or to register, please click on the headline above. (Read more...)

NGOs are invited to participate in an online survey on human security being conducted by the World Academy of Art & Science (WAAS) and WANGO in collaboration with the UN Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) through February 28. The survey is an opportunity for NGOs to share their views on the contributions human security has made at the national, regional, and global levels; its challenges; and the areas where it can bring the most value to the work of organization in different stakeholder groups. To begin the survey, please click on the headline above. (Read more...)

The 2030 Agenda Partnership Accelerator will be hosting a webinar, "Partnership Platforms - National Mechanisms for Advancing SDG Implementation," from 8 to 9:15 a.m. EST on February 23. The online event will provide an opportunity to gain insights from a number of existing partnership platforms and hear perspectives from different stakeholders on how we can create an enabling environment that fosters more effective platforms nationally that can advance implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). (Read more...)

The World Economic Forum's UpLink project, a digital platform crowdsourcing innovative solutions addressing the Sustainable Development Goals, will be hosting a session on "Accelerating Grassroots Innovation" on January 25, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. CET, during the #DavosAgenda. Speakers include Eren Bali, CEO and Co-Founder, Carbon Health; Diego Saez-Gil, Founder and CEO, Pachama; and HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, Crown Prince of Norway, The Royal Court.(Read more...)

EpiCore is a virtual community of health professionals using innovative surveillance methods to verify outbreaks of infectious diseases. The initiative, a partnership between ProMED, HealthMap, TEPHINET, and Ending Pandemics, is looking to expand its coverage worldwide, and in particular, in Africa, and invites health professionals and staff from NGOs working in the field in the region to join its network. For more information, please click on the headline above. (Read more...)

From January 11 to 14, Reuters will host one of the biggest leadership summits in the world, Reuters Next. The virtual conference will be convened under the theme, "Rethink, Rebuild, Recover; A New Vision For A Better Tomorrow," with speakers including: Christine Lagarde, president of the European Central Bank; Justin Trudeau, prime minister of Canada; Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy; and Sebastian Thrun, CEO of Udacity. Among the topics that will be examined during the four days: global trade, climate change and sustainability, the U.S. election and the impact of Brexit, and economic recovery following the pandemic. For more information, please click on the headline above. (Read more...)

Following the successful conclusion of its 15th annual session, held virtually from October 15 to 16, on the theme, "Post-Pandemic Recovery and Transformation: Resilient Cities, Healthy Planet," the Global Forum on Human Settlements (GFHS), a WANGO partner, issued a statement in support of the implementation of the UN report, "Policy Brief: COVID-19 in an Urban World." (Read more...)

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