Development Gateway Newsletter - June 2005


June 24, 2005.  

DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY NEWSLETTER

June 2005

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- DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY AWARD FINALISTS SELECTED

- NEW PARTNERS: SMITHSONIAN CENTER FOR FOLKLIFE AND CULTURAL HERITAGE AND AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION-GLOBAL IMMUNITY

- FEATURED PARTNER: GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT NETWORK

- MOZAMBIQUE E-GOVERNMENT SUCCESS SUPPORTED BY DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY

- INDIAN PARTNER DEVELOPS SOFTWARE BENEFITING RURAL COMMUNITIES

- MAURITANIA dgMARKET OPERATIONAL

- ARMENIA DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY WINS NATIONAL CONTEST

- TANZANIAN PRESENTATIONS ON ICT FOR SME DEVELOPMENT

- SPECIAL REPORT ON AID HARMONIZATION COMING SOON

- DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY STRENGTHENS MANAGEMENT TEAM

- WHAT THE DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY COMMUNITY IS VIEWING

- WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY

 

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DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY AWARD 2005 FINALISTS SELECTED - Six finalists have been selected for this year's Development Gateway Award for outstanding achievement

in using information technology to improve people's lives in developing countries. Their work supports tsunami recovery, improving farmers' livelihoods,

and more. The finalists are: ITC e-Choupal and Madhya Pradesh Agency for Promotion of Information Technology, both in India; Modemmujer, in Mexico; Prodem

Fondo Financiero Privado, in Bolivia; Radio News Agency 68H, in Indonesia; and Vietnam Veterans of America Foundation, in the U.S.A.

 

Read about the finalists and the Award at: www.developmentgateway.org/award

 

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NEW PARTNERS: SMITHSONIAN CENTER FOR FOLKLIFE AND CULTURAL HERITAGE AND AIDS HEALTHCARE FOUNDATION-GLOBAL IMMUNITY - We are pleased to welcome the

Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage as a manager and contributor of content on the Culture & Development Topic Page of our global portal

of development information. AIDS Healthcare Foundation-Global Immunity is also joining us, on the HIV/AIDS page. Finally, Ms. Maribeth Lovegrove of the

United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) is a new guide on the Population and Reproductive Health page.

 

Find information about partnerships at: home.developmentgateway.org/aboutus/partnership.do

 

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FEATURED PARTNER: GLOBAL DEVELOPMENT NETWORK (GDN) - Global Development Network has joined the Development Gateway as a partner on the Poverty, Environment

and Development, and Trade and Development topic pages. GDN is a global network of research and policy institutes working together to address the problems

of national and regional development, through the promotion of multidisciplinary development research and the application of knowledge. Its website,

www.gdnet.org, is one of the largest free online showcases for research produced in developing and transition countries. GDN's Regional Partner

Networks manage region-focused sub-sites.

 

Visit GDN at: www.gdnet.org.

 

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MOZAMBIQUE E-GOVERNMENT SUCCESS SUPPORTED BY DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY - The Government of Mozambique has implemented an e-government pilot project connecting 15

national public administration entities in Maputo. The initiative was funded through the Development Gateway's e-Government Grants Program, in partnership

with the Government of Italy. This joint program aims to increase transparency and efficiency in government decision-making and operations, while helping

to fulfill national e-government strategies.

 

For more information visit:

 

home.developmentgateway.org/aboutus/rc/filedownload.do~itemId=1040097

 

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INDIAN PARTNER DEVELOPS SOFTWARE BENEFITING RURAL COMMUNITIES - Bangalore's Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC), a partner in the

Development Gateway ITC Research and Training Center in India, has developed two software applications catering to the needs of people in rural areas. The

first, called Vyapar, is an online trading tool. The second, ECKO, provides a framework for building e-communities through collaboration and knowledge

sharing. The software is being piloted with local organizations in India.

 

For more information visit: www.ictrt.org.in/modules.php

 

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MAURITANIA dgMARKET OPERATIONAL - Mauritania's Country Gateway has launched Mauritania dgMarket, a local version of our global dgMarket online tender

listing system. Mauritania dgMarket is in an early stage, but aims to increase transparency in public procurement while widening bidding opportunities.

This is the eighth local implementation of our dgMarket system. The global dgMarket lists over 40,000 tender opportunities on any given day.

 

To visit the Mauritania dgMarket: www.marches.pmd.mr

 

To visit our global dgMarket: www.dgmarket.com

 

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ARMENIA DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY WINS NATIONAL CONTEST - The Armenia Development Gateway's Electronic Armenian Foundation (http://www.gateway.am) is a winner in

the Matshots-1600 e-Content All Armenian Contest. The eight winners in the contest will represent Armenia at the World Summit on the Information Society in

Tunis, November 16-18, 2005.

 

Visit: www.armgateway.org/index.jsp

 

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TANZANIAN PRESENTATIONS ON ICT FOR SME DEVELOPMENT - The Tanzania Development Gateway recently held a workshop on how ICTs can be used to assist small- and

medium-sized enterprises to increase productivity, efficiency, and participation in the local and global economies. To access the presentations, including

"Tanzania Business Portal ? An Initiative to Enhance Tanzanian SME Participation in the Digital and Knowledge-Based Economy," by Margareth Nzuki, visit

www.tzonline.org

 

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SPECIAL REPORT ON AID HARMONIZATION COMING SOON - Our next online Special Report, "Aid Harmonization: What Will it Take To Reach the Millennium Development

Goals (MDGs)?" will launch on July 15. Find MDG-related documents and much more, including commentary from: Richard Manning, chair of the OECD's

Development Assistance Committee; John W. McArthur, deputy director of the UN Millennium Project; Kumi Naidoo, secretary general and CEO of CIVICUS: World

Alliance for Citizen Participation; and Soumana Sako, former prime minister of Mali and current executive director of the African Capacity Building

Foundation.

 

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DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY STRENGTHENS MANAGEMENT TEAM - Congratulations to Ms. Deborah Holston, who has been promoted to the position of chief financial officer.

We also welcome Mr. Kimmo Kartano, in the newly created position of marketing manager.

 

For more information, visit: home.developmentgateway.org/aboutus/team/team.do~groupId=1008264~groupName=Members

 

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WHAT THE DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY COMMUNITY IS VIEWING - "Recent Photos of Afghanistan," was the most popular item on our global portal in May. The collection

consists of more than 1,000 photos. The second most popular item was "An Enhanced Strategy for Reducing Extreme Poverty by the Year 2015," an interim

report of the Millennium Project Task Force on Poverty and Economic Development.

 

View our editor's picks at:

home.developmentgateway.org/aboutus/dglife.do

 

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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT THE DEVELOPMENT GATEWAY - In reviewing our "Special Report: Public Sector Transparency ? What Works," The Scout Report called

it "both thought-provoking and helpful for policy-makers and persons generally interested in the subject of governance."

 

Visit: scout.wisc.edu/Archives/SPT--QuickSearch.php

 

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JULY/AUGUST NEWSLETTER - Please note that only one newsletter will be issued over the months of July and August.

 

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The Development Gateway Foundation works to improve people's lives by building partnerships and information systems that provide access to knowledge for

development. Services include: our global web portal, hosting over 20 online communities exchanging information on key development topics; the AiDA

directory of development projects and other tools promoting aid effectiveness; and dgMarket, a global online public tender listing service. We also help

build local enterprises and institutions in over 50 developing nations, through Country Gateway programs, e-government grants and other initiatives. The

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