Tuesday, May 22, 2007


The goal of International Refugee Rights Initiative (IRRI) is to enhance the protection of the rights of the displaced worldwide. IRRI grounds its advocacy in the rights accorded in international human rights instruments to those who are forced to flee and strives to make these guarantees effective in the communities where the displaced and their hosts live.

The International Refugee Rights Initiative is a non-profit, non-governmental organization based in the United States and Uganda. In the United States, IRRI is hosted by the Social Science Research Council in New York. In Uganda, IRRI works collaboratively with the Refugee Law Project of Makerere University in Kampala.
IRRI was founded in June 2004 by Olivia Bueno, Deirdre Clancy and Dismas Nkunda, all team members of the previous International Refugee Program of Human Rights First (formerly the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights). IRRI builds on the expertise and partnerships built by Human Rights First in its work on international refugee law and policy.


Monday, May 14, 2007

FAHAMU - Network For Social Justice

FAHAMU has produced and made available online several tools that are useful to NGO in developing nations. Below you can find just one example.

Healthcare training and internet connectivity in Sub-Saharan Africa Firoze Manji, Roger Drew and Mike Jensen - 3.8mb

This desk top analysis was commissioned by the E-learning Certification Programme in Global Health, University of Oxford. This programme is developing an internet-based, interactive education and training course for health professionals in Africa. A pilot module in malaria is being developed with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The report contains an extensive review of health care training and internet connectivity in each of the Anglophone sub-Saharan Africa countries, and also provides an extensive review of internet connectivity in the region. The report includes a more detailed review of the situation in Tanzania.
For further information about this new initiative from Oxford University please contact either: Dr. Stephen Allen, Course Director, Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine; or Dr. Sarah Davies, Project Manager, Technology-Assisted Lifelong Learning or visit the web site.


Friday, May 04, 2007

Greenlightnigeria.org: a Project of Stakeholder Democracy Network

greenlightnigeria.org is a project of Stakeholder Democracy Network and says that it is independent of all governments and political parties. It also states that its aims are to:
Bringing together online journals by election monitors, human rights defenders, independent journalists and analysts, greenlightnigeria.org will:
· Give a voice to defenders of democracy in Nigeria, and their supporters
· Be as a platform for independent monitors of elections in Nigeria to keep blogs, from at least April 2007 till local government elections (scheduled for 2008)
· Collect analysis and discourse about the elections, and provide a running commentary on them
· Use social networking tools and the power of the web to get people talking and thinking about the elections and democracy in Nigeria
Bloggers on the site have been invited to write for greenlightnigeria.org, some anonymously for security reasons.
If you would like to contact greenlightnigeria.org, their email is info@greenlightnigeria.org

Stakeholder Democracy Network