News about grants, gifts
Mr. Kyaw Hla Aung announced the selection of three international organisations providing medical aid and assistance to Rohingya refugees across South East Asia to share a $1,000,000 grant: Médecins Sans Frontieres, the International Catholic Migration Commission, and MERCY Malaysia on September 3rd.
Larry V. HEDGES has been awarded the Yidan Prize for Education Research for his ground-breaking statistical methods for meta-analysis, while Anant AGARWAL has been granted the Yidan Prize for Education Development for making education more accessible to people around the world via the innovative edX open-source online platform. In recognition and support of their groundbreaking work, each of the laureates will receive HK$30 million.
News about people, groups
The Eastern Economic Forum was held on September 11th with keynote speaker Dr. Charles Chen Yidan.
The Church of Scientology London is providing free drug education training to tackle important issues rising with drug-related violence.
At World Water Week, Water & Sanitation for the Urban Poor talked about the conclusion of a water and sanitation project and how its experiences can inform future work towards achieving universal access to sanitation in India.
Norwegian was named most fuel-efficient airline on transatlantic routes.
University of Central Asia’s Khorog campus was formally inaugurated on September 14th by Tajikistan’s President Emomali Rahmon.
Dr. Ron Davis presented a research update at the International Invest in ME Conference 13 in London.
News about opportunities, initiatives
The 10th Annual Opportunity Collaboration Global will take place in October.
AFP’s Leadership Academy will take place on October 12th and 13th in Toronto.
Experience South Africa 2018 Tour will take place December 28th, 2018 – January 4th, 2019.
The 9th Sagres Festival of Birdwatching will take place October 4th-7th.
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