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February 2019


DFID staff redeployed to support no deal planning and Secretary of State commits to 0.7%

Penny Mordant confirms in writing to the Chair of the International Development Committee that ‘our 0.7% ODA is protected and will continue as planned’ and that DFID staff will be redeployed as required by the Cabinet Office ‘as part of planning for a no-deal EU exit scenario.’

In other DFID news, the next funding round of UK Aid Direct will open on 4 March. Check out details here.

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CPG meets on gender justice, rights and empowerment

At the end of January, the Cross Party Group on International Development at Holyrood welcomed the Side by Side Global Steering Group, a faith movement for gender justice working in Scotland and internationally.

The insightful meeting, organised by staff based at Christian Aid Scotland, highlighted the need to engage faith leaders in order to ensure women and girls are not left behind across the global south.

Edinburgh students engineer change in Ghana

Edinburgh Sustainable Projects Abroad (ESPA) President, Rebecca Murphy Lonergan, tells us about their  new mission for 2019, to fund public health initiatives in the Ekumfi district of Ghana.

in other NEWS...

2019's biggest challenge: the humanitarian sell-out

Latest edition of the Corruption Perceptions Index published

Taking stock of global development: What's working and what's stuck

Alliance submits evidence to Inquiry on UK progress on SDGs

Prospects for LGBTQI+ rights worldwide in 2019

Head of Oxfam Scotland explains what new report on inequality means for Scotland

Upcoming Events

Alliance to host Safeguarding event at SCVO's The Gathering 2019

21st February 2019

ONLINE TRAINING- Monitoring & Evaluation

27th February 2019

Round-table with Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard MSP

22nd February 2019

Round-table with SNP's Chris Law MP

21st March 2019

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