11 December 2014 // In 2004, only two countries in Africa (South Africa and Nigeria) had legislation to fortify wheat flour with at least iron and/or folic acid. Now 24 countries in Africa have such legislation, including six which also have mandates to fortify maize flour. A map illustrating this decade of progress was featured during an Africa Network Meeting 2-3 December 2014 in Cape Town, South Africa. The Africa Network Meeting was organized by Smarter Futures, a partnership for Africa of the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus, AkzoNobel, Helen Keller International, the Government of the Netherlands, and the Food Fortification Initiative. The map that was presented at the meeting can be downloaded here. More information can be found on the FFI website, including a page with the presentations. Don't forget to check out the photos of the meeting by Andrew Gorman on Flickr!
9 December 2014 // The European Youth Forum has published an interesting brochure on EU funds for youth and youth organizations. It can be useful for other human rights and socially oriented NGOs. The guide includes several well known and used programmes but also many less known ones, in the frame of the new programmes generation 2014-2020.
It is not always easy for NGOs to navigate in the vast and often complex world of the EU funding. This document is meant to offer a first and rather concise exploration of the opportunities available. Conceived as an entry point to the EU programmes, the information provided are kept at a rather basic level.
Read more on the European Youth Forum website
3 December 2014 // On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, we would like to present you IF three years strategy 2015-2017. It starts with the outline of our main focus areas, includes PEST and SWOT analysis, highlights our vision and mission, and describes how are we planning to realise our goals in the coming years.
In 2015 – 2017, the three strategic objectives of IF are:
1. Primary Prevention
2. Right to Health
3. Community Building