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NIDOS News, February 2016 09.02.2016

This month's NIDOS News is here! We report on the Supporting Syria and the Region conference; NIDOS' PCD work is mentioned in an OECD paper; and NIDOS, SMP, and SFTF submit a list of manifesto asks ahead of the Scottish Parliament elections in May. Plus the latest events, vacancies, and funding updates.

NIDOS' PCD research highlighted in OECD paper 08.02.2016

NIDOS' research on policy coherence for development (PCD) was cited in a recent paper by the OECD. The paper, Better Policies for Development 2015: Policy Coherence and Green Growth, examines how policy coherence can support the achievement of the new Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Latest news from Diversity Travel: new connections from the Highlands 06.02.2016

Diversity Travel are pleased to inform NIDOS members of new flights operating from Inverness in 2016. From mid-May, KLM will be operating daily flights from Inverness to their award winning Amsterdam Schiphol hub. A new British Airways service between London Heathrow and Inverness is also being launched in May. 

 

US$11 billion pledged for humanitarian support at Syria conference 05.02.2016

The high-level Supporting Syria and the Region conference held in London on 4th February received pledges of US$11 billion to support the humanitarian crisis in the region, including an extra £1.2 billion from the UK. NIDOS member Mercy Corps was represented in the conference as well as the accompanying civil society conference on Syria held on 3rd February. 

NIDOS, SMP and SFTF launch Scottish Parliament elections manifesto 05.02.2016

NIDOS, in partnership with its two sister network agencies, Scotland Malawi Partnership and Scottish Fair Trade Forum, has drawn up a list of six manifesto ‘asks’ which has been emailed to senior members of the five main political parties: SNP, Labour, Conservative, Green Party and LibDems. All political parties are asked to adopt these six points in their manifestos for the election on Thursday 5 May 2016. 

 

Events

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Westminster Unwrapped
15.02.2016

Patrick Grady MP, the SNP’s spokesman on International Development (known to many NIDOS members as former Advocacy Manager at SCIAF and Vice-Chair...

The Gathering 2016
17.02.2016 to 18.02.2016

The Gathering 2016 is taking place at the SECC in Glasgow.

Books Abroad: Expedition to Sri Lanka
19.02.2016

Join Books Abroad for a journey of discovery through the north of Sri Lanka, in February-March 2016.