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The Scottish Government has announced that it will donate £200,000 to the Disaster Emergencies Committee's East Africa appeal.


The Scottish Government has launched a funding call for projects in Zambia and Rwanda. To maximise impact, there will be a focus on Central Province, Zambia and Western and Southern Provinces of Rwanda. Each country will be allocated project funding up to £1.8 million each year over four and a half years. The closing date for concept notes is 4 May 2017.


In March's NIDOS News: Scottish Government information day, NIDOS General Meeting, and DFID's UK Aid Connect update. Plus a member focus from KWISA and FAQs on Brexit for employers from Morton Fraser, and the latest news, events, and funding opportunities. Read more.


On 4 February, Kenyan Women in Scotland Association (KWISA) hosted a Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Conference to mark the International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGM. The aim of the event was to raise awareness of FGM, gather support from concerned political and faith leaders and to share examples of good practice from Scotland and Kenya. 


Dr Alasdair Allan, Minister for International Development and Europe, will introduce the session on the Scottish Government's new International Development Strategy. He will stay on after the session to meet informally with delegates. Then follows a sesison on the new Zambia and Rwanda main grants round, which will be launched on 9 March. Register now.



More details of the new UK Aid Connect funding stream were revealed by Mike Battcock, Head of DFID’s Inclusive Societies Department, at a meeting in the NIDOS Edinburgh office on 2 March 2017.



Following the adoption of our new strategy at our AGM last September, and the agreement on a new name for the network, we now need to pass a Special Resolution to adopt our new Articles of Association. Join us on 23 March for a General Meeting to hear more about the way forward planned for your membership organisation over the next three years, and how your Board sees the new alliance as being better able to realise our vision of a fairer world.


Minister for International Development and Europe, Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, announced on 1 March that Scotland has once again achieved Fair Trade Nation status. 




On 8 February, Bond, UKSSD and WWF-UK hosted an event "Implementing the SDGs: Lessons from around the world". Chaired by Jon Snow and opened by Rory Stewart MP, Minister of State at DFID, the event shared lessons on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) from Finland, Colombia, Germany and Uganda. A video of the event is now available.


The Scotland Malawi Partnership (SMP) is excited to launch the #BuyMalawian2017 campaign, to encourage Scots to buy Malawian products in celebration of the birthday of Scottish explorer David Livingstone.