2.27.17 International Nonprofit News

News about grants, gifts

APOPO received 800,000 pounds from the People’s Postcode Lottery Charity Gala which was held in Edinbrugh, Scotland. 

Taawon is managing a $50 million grant from the Arab Fund for Economic & Social Development for Jerusalem and its inhabitants. The grant will focus on building civil society, houses for those in need, education, health care, and other social services. 

African Parks received a donation of 900,000 Euros from the Dutch Postcode Lottery.

Akshaya Patra inagurated its first roti-making machine, donated by Vijaya Bank, in South India at Ballari centralized kitchen.

News about people, groups

Bud and Jill Guertain were recognized as Green Leaders by Forests Ontario for their ongoing work regarding tree planting. 

Shopper Approved added a second story to the building of Case de Sion, an orphanage in Guatemala.

Ghana Wildlife Society won the 2016 Action of the Year Award contest for its submission, “A Walk with Swallows”. 

Merima Celahmetovic received the Isobel Taylor Award for academic excellence in Australia, awarded by the President of the AFGW Gold Coast Branch, Rosemary Power. 

The Transform the Sector conference was held on February 23rd in Toronto. The conference sought to bring Canadian experts and thought leaders to discuss the role of the social sector on leveraging digital data and infrastructure.

Amin Nehme, President of the Lebanese Development Network, joined the Global Thinkers Mentors Programme 2017.

Since initiating the involvement of National and Transnational Serious Crimes Investigation Unit in Tanzania in 2014, the PAMS Foundation has drastically improved wildlife and ecosystems where action was implemented.

Miracle Flights and World Pediatric Project collaborated to provide treatment to 712 children in the Caribbean and Central America.  

Qmarkets partnered with Renewable World to assist in providing renewable energy to communities based off of Lake Victoria, Kenya.

News about opportunities, initiatives
Doctors Without Borders is supporting challenges to flawed patents on Hepatitis C Drugs in India and Argentina in an effort to improve affordable treatment. 
From February 26th until March 31st, Forests Ontario will display donation boxes for the public at LCBO checkout counters. 
Norwegian and UNICEF are partnering for the third “Fill a Plane” campaign which will raise funds up to March 6th to buy supplies and aid needed for children in Mali. 
American Academy in Rome’s McKim Medal Gala will be held on June 7th in Rome. 
BirdWatch Zambia is engaging in dialogue and education with owners, managers, and workers on farms as to why it is important to protect natural habitats from man-made threats as well as working to secure 4,000 hectares for the benefit of vultures and natural ecosystems. 
Little Dragon Media is launching its “Refugee to Entrepreneur” program which offers free web design and marketing services in Canada to refugees interested. 

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