📣 #throwback to the second edition of our Transatlantic Policy Forum organized in cooperation with the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) 🇺🇸 and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic 🇨🇿 ! The aim of TAPF was to bring together experts and officials from the United States and Europe to discuss the most challenging topics on the transatlantic agenda! 📝🔝🥂
2 hours ago
Regional Consultation on Individual Right Advocacy and Role of #Civil Society in Managing Hypertension and Cardio Vascular Diseases
through Industrial Trans-Fat Regulations
#NGOs came together for #industrial trans-fat elimination Regional #Consultation on Individual Right Advocacy and Role of Civil #Society in Managing #Hypertension and Cardio #Vascular Diseases through #Industrial#Trans-Fat Regulations was organized here #today by #Generation#Saviour Association and Global Health Advocacy Incubator, in which various Non-government Organisations from the region participated. On this occasion, factsheet for trans-fat elimination was also released. The consultation was presided byDr Vineeta Gupta, Director, Cardio Vascular Health, Global Health Advocacy Incubator, Washington. While speaking on this occasion Dr Gupta said, “Industrially produced trans-fat poses serious threats to health. Trans fat leads to more than 5 lakh deaths of people from cardiovascular disease, every year.” “With the advancement in science and technology newer forms of oils have emerged in the market. Vegetable oil is hydrogenated today to prepare Vanaspati that is rich in trans-fat. Consumers not being aware of their health harm use these oils as they are low priced”, she further added.
Adv Ranjit Singh, practicing advocate Supreme Court of India apprised about initiatives taken by government in this regard. He said, “FSSAI has through a regulation restricted the amount of trans fat to 5% by weight in all interesterified vegetable oil. Also, they have made labeling of edible oils, interesterified vegetable oil, edible fats, margarine, and fat spread compulsory. Going a step further FSSAI has made it mandatory for food packages that use fat, emulsions or margarine as ingredient shall declare the quantity of trans-fat and saturated fat content on their label.” Dr Om Parkash Bera, Principal Consultant -India, Cardio Vascular Health, GHAI told that FSSAI has committed to reducing the industrially-produced trans-fat in Vanaspati, bakery shortenings and margarine to less than 2% in a phased manner by the year 2022, that would effecti
** #KHPT is a GuideStar GOLD certified NGO** We have been awarded the prestigious @guidestarindia Advance Level- Gold certification for 2019 and have joined India’s largest pool of credible NGOs after undergoing a rigorous due diligence process.
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You can actually set up the next big NGO, and maybe win a Nobel prize for your wonderful contribution to the society. Isn’t that amazing? But wait! Before rehearsing your Nobel prize acceptance speech, have you given enough thought to the sine qua non of setting up and sustaining an NGO? No? It’s not too late. Let’s start with the basics.
A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), according to www.ngo.org, “is any non-profit, voluntary citizens’ group which is organized on a local, national or international level.” In Nigeria, they play important roles, often filling gaps which the government is unable to while complementing existing government activities. These organizations, small or large, work in the health, civil society and other sectors of society. Individuals and groups often set up NGOs with altruistic motives, with the intention of impacting positive societal change.
Having worked with NGOs for several years, I know that most people assume that starting and sustaining one is a laid-back affair. On the contrary, it is in fact as critical as starting up a for-profit business. It really does not matter if it is on a small-scale basis, or whether you have vast amounts of cash, there are key guides to consider. Here’s what you need to know.
A lot of times, enthusiastic newbies fail to consider the legal requirements of embarking on such a venture. Someone wakes up, scribbles an interesting name for a proposed NGO, then proceeds to print branded T-shirts. That’s not bad for effort, but you need a more structured process. For proper legal status, your NGO must be registered with the relevant body; the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC). Take ownership of the process, and as much as possible, avoid using a proxy. That way, you will be in possession of all necessary documents and minimize the chances of a disaster.
Now, you’ll need to establish the following:
The legal obligations it will be subject to.
Your goals and objectives.
The problems you intend to solve.
Equally important, you’ll need a lawyer during this process. Having a lawyer at your side will keep you updated on the rights and obligations of the registered NGO you’ll soon.
Po EFPSA EB&MR se naši trenéři postarali o další mezinárodní účast. Tentokrát na akci trenérském setkání TRAM, kterou přímo organizovali v ČR ve spolupráci s trenéry ze švýcarské asociace studentů psychologie psyCH. Celý víkend se nesl v duchu tréninků na téma „facilitace,“ taky inspirace, zábavy a nové spolupráce. :) #trainerlife#časptrainer#tram#časp#psyCH#NGOs
Today Peace Boat US is joining the First Conference on the Establishment of a Middle East Zone Free of Nuclear Weapons and Other Weapons of Mass Destruction at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Secretary General Antonio Guterres opened the conference with words of encouragement for all participating nations and civil society leaders to work together to move the process forward with a shared aim of creating a more peaceful future for the Middle East. .
Peace Boat has been working towards raising public awareness and facilitating dialogue in the region through our Horizon 2012 Project, which was held onboard the ship in collaboration with the United Nations, NGOs, journalists and academics from the Middle East. As civil society, we believe we can make a significant contribution and offer constructive inputs to the official process, including by providing first-hand experience and expertise, as well as engaging with public opinion, the media, security experts and other important stakeholders. .
For more details on our Horizon 2012 project, read the full report here online: https://ippnw.org/pdf/peace-boat-2012.pdf .
19 hours ago
Dnešní debata na téma: ,,Český hlas v EU” právě probíhá! 🇨🇿🇪🇺Pozvání přijali Karel Barták, bývalý zpravodaj ČTK, Štěpán Černý @strakovka, Ondřej Houska @hospodarky, Aleš Chmelař @mzvcr a Kateřina Šafaříková @respektcz ! Moderuje náš Vít Havelka ! 👋🏻
The LIF Education Competition was indeed a huge success.
The students were so coordinated and exhibited a lot of talents.
@kenvicglobalfoundation supports Education and sees it as most critical area of empowerment
Education has been described as the most important aspect of human development
Education is also a powerful equalizer,opening doors to lift themselves out of poverty and cannot be overemphasized
However current effort including the national and global program has been to target increased enrollment of the children into different levels of education in Nigeria.
The federal government introduced the universal Basic Education program to provide affordable and cheap Education to all sundry.
Special thanks to UBE!
Thanks @lilianikefoundation for partnering to make it a success.
Thanks @chowfoods.ng for the health talk delivered
Thanks @omalivingshow for being a wonderful host and for the financial support given to the children