NGO Resource Centre Newsletter September 1-15, 2008


Welcome to the NGO Resource Centre Newsletter for September 1 – 15, 2008.

This week, the NGO RC would like to introduce the upcoming activities of a new initiative being launched through the centre - the ICT for Development Working Group (ICT4DEV WG). Having already developed a terms of reference (available at, the group has been busy developing an activity plan for the rest of the year, which includes a series of workshops that will address various aspects of using ICT for development-related purposes. The workshops will be free and split into three different sections:

1. WEB 2.0
2. Communications Technology
3. Building websites

The workshops will commence in mid-October and will include subjects such as: how to use the Internet more pro-actively; communicating your news with a larger audience through social networks; using ICT to convey a more dynamic message and promote fund-raising; ICT in disaster management; collaborating and communicating more effectively with staff; using the Internet to collaborate and share ideas for a more effective work place; using free services to share calenders and email and create and distribute documents onlin; and building and developing websites on a budget.

To register your interest in the group, please contact the NGO RC ICT Advisor Paul Griffiths at Alternatively, visit the ICT4DEV WG website at or To join the ICT4DEV mailing list, visit

There is one working group meeting coming up in September: the HIV/AIDS Technical Working Group will be held on September 17 from 14:00 – 16:00 (venue to be confirmed).

See the Calendar section for more details.

All the best from the NGO RC Team.