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January 2019


A big year ahead for the SDGs in Scotland and beyond

Here at the Alliance, more widely in Scotland and across the UK, 2019 gets underway with a bang when it comes to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. 

Over the course of this month, and beyond, there are important ways for you to get involved and raise awareness of this holistic and ambitious agenda.

Minister for International Development addresses Alliance AGM

In December, the Alliance held its AGM, where we saw the launch of our new safeguarding package, and were joined by nobel prize winner Rae MacGrath, and Minister for International Development, Ben Macpherson MSP. 

The Minister gave thanks to Alliance members for all that you do "to help build an outward looking Scotland and for working together collaboratively for the benefit of others and the common good”.

What are our Members up to?

Inaugural World Forum on Climate Justice seeks input from Civil Society

Professor Tahseen Jafry from the Centre for Climate Justice at Glasgow Caledonian University tells us about the inaugural World Forum on Climate Justice to be held in Glasgow in June 2019.

Afghan Woman summits Mt Noshaq, the highest mountain in Afghanistan

A 24-year-old Afghan woman has become the first female to scale Afghanistan’s tallest mountain thanks to a project supported by Western Isles based charity, the Linda Norgrove Foundation.

Fostering Partnership in Malawi

Gary Brough, of the World Mission Council of the Church of Scotland, writes about his new role in Malawi working with local partners focusing on access to justice, effective and accountable democracy, gender equality and the effects of climate change.


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Devex reports on the wackiest aid headlines of 2018

163 states just approved the Global Compact for Migration. ODI explains what's next

DFID's work on disability inquiry launched

Pakistan shuts down and kicks out 18 International NGOs, with 20 others facing expulsion

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Deadly weather: the human cost of 2018's climate disasters

UK aid funds Christian Aid consortium to help most marginalised

Ten humanitarian crises and trends to watch in 2019

UK aid: Which departments are missing their transparency target?


ONLINE TRAINING- Innovation and Improvement

22 January 2019

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Roundtable meeting with Susan Smith, Editor, Third Force News (TFN)

6 February 2019

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Using Video for More Effective Communication

31 January 2019

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Roundtable meeting with Scottish Labour leader Richard Leonard MSP

22 February 2019

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