Institutional Capacity Builder with Speciality in Visual Impairment
Instituto Boliviano de la Ceguera, Chuquisaca (IBC Ch), Sucre, Bolivia
Instituto Boliviano de la Ceguera, Chuquisaca (IBC Ch), is one of four organisations supported by Irish Aid through a project promoting the social inclusion of disabled people into local and national development processes in Bolivia. Your role at IBC Ch will be to provide guidance in aspects of institutional strengthening, including developing more effective tools for planning, implementing and evaluating activities; awareness raising; training workshops on specific themes (eg Braille, computers, leadership, basic accounting); developing a virtual library; strengthening coordination and networking with other institutions; and liaising with the other three partners of the Irish Aid project. You should be educated to postgraduate level with qualifications related to disability and devleopment, with a minimum of three years’ work experience incorporating work with blind/visually impaired individuals, project management (design, implementation, M & E), facilitation and training, and, ideally, conflict resolution. You should have solid spoken/written Spanish skills and a willingness to learn Quechua, together with proven adaptability/flexibility, and a demonstrable understanding of/commitment to the situation of disabled people in Bolivia. (REF: BOL/52)
Slideshare presentation: http://isbolivia.org/blog/?page_id=5
Conditions of Service: minimum 2-year contract, living allowance (4500Bs/month – approx $600), accommodation, return travel, medical and personal insurance, outfit (£500) and resettlement (£2100) grants.
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Aiko Akiyama of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) has recently circulated the following email:
I would like to spread a good news for Thailand, which just came out. Mr Monthian Buntan was just appointed as a senator here in Thailand. According to what I heard, 75 members of the Senate are appointed by a selection committee, taking due considerations of diversity of society and different professional fields. So, Monthian was selected as a representative from the disability community. As Thailand revised its comprehensive law on disability to be more rights-based, and as it is preparing for the ratification of the Convention. His appointment would certainly serve as a good impetus.
Thanks and regards,
Social Affairs Officer
Emerging Social Issues Division (ESID)
RAJDAMNERN NOK AVENUE,
Note from We Can Do: a search for Monthian Buntan’s name on the Web turns up several references to him as president of the Thailand Association of the Blind (TAB). The association’s web site (in Thai) is at http://www.tabod.net/
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Carson Harte, of the Cambodian Trust, recently circulated the following email message(s). Note that the application deadline for this funding opportunity is April 30, every year, though there is a different theme each year. If you are reading this after April 30, 2008, then the theme for 2009 will be something different.
I attach a string of emails below regarding the Arab Gulf Fund for UN Development prize fund (AGFUND)
In 2002, we (Cambodia Trust) were recipients of one of the prizes, hence we are asked, each year to give an opinion on who should be nominated.
As you will see, this year, AGFUND have decided to concentrate on those individuals and organizations who are working in the area of prevention of visual impairment.
Since I have no expertise in this area, and many of you have, I have asked permission from AGFUND to forward the email to those of you who work in this area.
They are seeking nominations in three categories: International organizations, Non Government Organizations and Individuals.
Please feel free to nominate direct to the website or the mail on the header below, as you see fit.
The prize is not insubstantial, when my employer received the prize it was in the second category and the prize was $100,000. I am not sure what it is this year. [Note from We Can Do: from looking at the AGFUND website, it seems that the prize is $150,000 for UN, international, and regional organizations; $100,000 for projects implemented by NGOs; and $50,000 for projects founded, sponsored, or implemented by individuals.]
Further info is on the website http://www.agfund.org/english/prize/
—— Forwarded Message
From: Ali Tahir
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2008 09:02:03 +0300
To: “Carson Harte. The Cambodia Trust”
Conversation: AGFUND Prize
Subject: RE: AGFUND Prize
Dear Mr. Carson Harte,
Thank you for your e-mail.
Please note that it will be a pleasure if you forward it to your colleagues worldwide.
Thanks for your cooperation.
Ali Eltahir Elabbas
AGFUND International Prize
Tel: 00966 1 4418888 ext. 251
Fax: 00966 14412962/3
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org >
Dept. E-mail: email@example.com
PLS visit : www.agfund.org
On 17/2/08 08:19, “Ali Tahir” wrote:
Mr. Carson Harte,
The Cambodia Trust
Dear Mr. Harte,
Further to the announcement of the subject of AGFUND International Prize for Pioneering Development Projects 2008 on “Prevention of visual impairment”, I take pleasure in requesting your kind cooperation in nominating experts as you may see fit for the evaluation of the projects nominated for the Prize in the fields detailed hereunder:
– First Category: (The international organizations’ role in supporting the developing countries’ national policies and programs to control the main causing diseases of visual impairment), for projects implemented by UN, international or regional organizations.
– Second Category: (NGOs efforts in the prevention of visual impairment and rehabilitation of the blind people), for projects implemented by national NGOs.
– Third Category: (Individual-led initiatives to develop the blind’s capabilities and invest their skills), for projects initiated, sponsored and/or implemented by individuals.
I look forward to receiving the available contact information of the expert/s you may nominate.
With my best regards,
Inquiries about this prize can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information about this annual funding opportunity and the themes chosen for past years is available at
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Unite For Sight 5th Annual International Health Conference: Building Global Health For Today & Tomorrow
This conference, to be held April 12 & 13, 2008, at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA, is targeted at people interested in in public health, medicine, social entrepreneurship, nonprofits, philanthropy, anthropology, eye care, and international development. Other interested individuals may include students, doctors, nurses, Peace Corps volunteers, public health, business and nonprofit professionals, anthropologists, policy makers, philanthropists, educators, and others.
There will be 150 expert speakers in international health and development, public health, eye care, medicine, social entrepreneurship, nonprofits, philanthropy, microfinance, human righs, anthropology, health policy, advocacy, public service, environmental health, and education. These will include keynote addresses by Dr. Jeffrey Sachs, Dr. Sonia Sachs, Dr. Susan Blumenthal, and Dr. Jim Yong Kim.
Registration for the conferences ranges from $65 to $150 depending on how promptly you register (the earlier, the cheaper) and on whether you are a student (in which case, it is cheaper). Several hotels are located near the conference, but a special rate has been arranged at the Courtyard by Marriot for $129 per night. I could not locate information on the Unite for Sight website regarding whether there is any assistance for lodging, travel, or other expenses for participants traveling from developing nations.
For more information, including how to register, follow the link to the conference website.
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