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The Alliance News October 2019

This month, Minister for Europe, Migration and International Development Ben Macpherson MSP announces the launch of an inter-ministerial group that will take forward the Government's commitment to policy coherence for sustainable development, COP 26 is coming to Scotland, DFID will host a Brext meeting in Central Edinburgh, and we announce our 2019 Alliance Photo Exhibition at Edinburgh's City Art Centre!

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The Alliance News, September 2019

This month: Our 2019 Annual Conference is finally here; The Scottish Government announce a review of its Small Grants Programme; we launch our 2019 Annual Review; we continue our focus on the theme of gender, with blogs by Islamic Relief & Link Community Development; We reflect on what a no-deal Brexit will mean for our sector; we announce our plans for a new online Wiki to support work on Policy Coherence in Scotland. Plus, as always links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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The Alliance News August 2019

The Scottish Government Small Grants Programme 2020 Opens, we share our views on what a Boris premiership mean for international development, and we announce the full line up of speakers, contributors and sessions for this year's Annual Conference: Putting Gender Front and Centre. We also hear from Conference contributors: Lila Caballero, Head of Research & Programme Policy at ActionAid UK, Lara Plang, Managing Partner at Trupact, and Dr. Marianna Leite, Global Lead – Gender and Inequality at Christian Aid on issues ranging from gender mainstreaming to untangling the meaning of intersectionality.

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The Alliance News July 2019

In this month's newsletter, we announce the draft programme for our Annual Conference 2019: Putting Gender Front and Centre, review the UK's first ever Voluntary National Review on our progress towards the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals, lead the way with our continued focus on Safeguarding, and, as always we keep you up to date with the work of our members, with links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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The Alliance News, June 2019

This month: We celebrate the launch of our new individual membership category; the International Development Cross Party Group at Holyrood discusses the Humanitarian Emergency Fund; We hear from Feeds the Minds and Disability Beyond Borders about their work in Sierra Leone and Ukraine respectively; make your voice heard on the future of Scotland's external affairs policy. Plus, as always links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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The Alliance News, May 2019

This month: Chris Law MP meets our members on the day Scotland commits to bold Climate targets; Rory Stewart is appointed new Secretary of State for International Development; We launch our 2019 photo competition in time for our annual conference; We hear from Leith Community Crops in Pots and WasteAid about their work in Malawi and Kenya; and sign up to our first ever Small Charities Dialogue day.Plus, as always links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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The Alliance News, April 2019

This month: Cyclone Idai Appeal raises nearly £2 million in Scotland; 2019 Scottish Government Small Grants Programme is announced; we open Registration for our 2019 Annual Conference; the Equality Network writes about why international development needs to be more LGBTI inclusive; and Traidcraft tells us about its new strategy 'Women's Empowerment in Trade and Supply Chains'. Plus, as always links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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The Alliance News, March 2019

This month: Scottish Labour leader meets our members, and commits Party to the sector; learn how to get involved with Fairtrade Fortnight; submit evidence to shape longer-term discussions on SDG implementation in Scotland; hear what a selection of our members are doing to support gender justice in time for International Women's Day; and read about the Scottish Government 's humanitarian fund for Venezuelan Migrants in Colombia. Plus, as always links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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The Alliance News, February 2019

This month: Alliance CEO gives her view on the future of UK Aid; get a rundown on the insightful meeting on gender justice at Holyrood; we hear about ESPA's new project in Ghana; and read our submission to the IDC inquiry on SDGs. Plus, as always links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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The Alliance News, January 2019

This month: We tell you about different ways you can get involved with the UN Sustainable Development Goals in 2019; we hear from the Centre for Climate Justice about their inaugural World Forum later this year: The Church of Scotland talk about their work in Malawi; and an Afghan woman summits highest in Afghanistan. Plus, as always links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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The Alliance News, December 2018

This month: Our new Safeguarding package is launched; we hear from Alliance members working in Tanzania, Zambia and Rwanda;the next Cross Party Group on International development looks at gender justice; and our next online training fast approaches! Plus, as always links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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The Alliance News November 2018

This month: MSPs debate inaugural 'Contribution to Development Report'; We hear why neighbourhood and collaboration matter for sustainable cities; Update on Safeguarding; Scot Gov Int Dev Minister to join Alliance AGM on 5 December; sign up to our joint event on Civil Society Voice; book you place on our new Online Training; Plus, as always links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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The Alliance News, October 2018

This month: FM Nicola Sturgeon addresses our 2018 Annual Conference, the Cross Party Group on International development hears why Climate Bill must be bold, the International Fair Trade Charter is launched, last chance to book place at round-table with Chris Law MP and much more. Plus, as always links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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The Alliance News, September 2018

This month: Aya Chebbi confirmed as keynote speaker for the Alliance Conference; PM announces “fundamental" shift in UK Aid spend; Further Funding for Decentralised Energy Access in Malawi; Linda Norgrove Foundation to develop a post-graduate medical training programme for women in Afghanistan. Plus, as always links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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The Alliance News, August 2018

This month: Small Grants 2019 Funding Round Announced; we highlight some of our members' important work to create safe spaces for youth; Lilypads tell us about their work to improve menstrual health in Kenya; Alliance Annual Conference is open for registration; Call to Alliance members for collaboration on climate change inquiry. Plus, as always links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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The Alliance News, July 2018

This month: We welcome the new Scottish Government International Development Minister; the Turing Trust tell us about their innovative solar-powered computer lab; we open registration for our first ever training workshop on using video; we offer you the opportunity to engage in a new consultation and the chance to get involved in our Annual Conference this September! Plus, as always links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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The Alliance News, June 2018

This month: We hear about Scotland's SDG Network and responses to its recent Open Letter; Opportunity International tell us about their work in partnership with farming cooperatives in Rwanda; MCAI reflect on their work in Liberia; the Alliance launches its new online forum - the Alliance Community; and, we offer an update on safeguarding work in Scotland. Plus, as always links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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The Alliance News, May 2018

This month: we reflect on recent discussions about our sector and the media; Clean Water Wave tell us about their new solar-water initiative; Ruth Davidson MSP meets Alliance members; and we announce a new partnership with Trust Law. Plus, as always, links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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The Alliance News, April 2018

April’s news: The Alliance Safeguarding event summary and details on Climate Justice Innovation Fund info day. Read more about the agenda for Cross Party Group meeting on the role of media and perceptions of Aid in Scotland and how the Third Generation Project work to promote the rights of communities on the front lines of climate change! Plus, as always, links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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Scotland's International Development Alliance News, March 2018

In March's news: Alliance CEO and Chair talk about doing better for beneficiaries, to mark Women's Day 2018 - a group of Alliance members showcase the work they are doing for women and girls,we hear from the International Justice Mission about ending violence, and much more... Plus, as always, links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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Scotland's International Development Alliance News, February 2018

February’s news: Bill Gates meets our members, our new annual training day is announced, WasteAid UK talk rubbish, we send out an open invitation to this month’s Ministerial meeting, reflection on January’s meeting with Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP, and much more…. Plus, as always, links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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Scotland's International Development Alliance News, January 2018

In January's news: A new year's message from the Alliance Chair, details of some of the fantastic work on global citizenship by IDEAS here in Scotland, some predictions for 2018, Christian Aid and the Open University's collaborative guide, an article on 'poverty porn' by our very own Jane Salmonson and we remind you of some important upcoming dates.

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Scotland's International Development Alliance December 2017 Newsletter

In Decembers's news: Official Development Assistance statistics for 2016 are announced, Oxfam responds to the Rohingya Crisis, we launch our new Leave No One Behind Working Group, there's an opportunity to join our team and we shed insight into an innovative campaign by WaterAid.

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Scotland's International Development Alliance News, November 2017

In November's news: Friends of the Earth Scotland head to COP23, the Scottish government announce the new Malawi funding round and Glasgow University plan an exciting event on the role of universities in international development. Plus, as always, links to the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates on our website.

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Scotland's International Development Alliance News, October 2017

In October's news: the Scottish government announce HEF assistance for the Rohingya crisis, the UK government join a Call to Action to end human trafficking at the 72nd UN General Assembly and we learn about the fantastic work that Project Trust are doing.

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Scotland's International Development Alliance News, September 2017

In September's news: The 5th Round of the Scottish Government's Small Grants Programme is announced, along with details of Climate Week 2017.

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Scotland's International Development Alliance News, August 2017

In August's news: The new Humanitarian Emergencies Fund has been allocated to the East Africa crisis.  Get the latest on our Annual Conference programme draft, contribute to the next meeting on ODA, welcome new staff at the Alliance and say farewell to others... We also hear from the Soapbox Collaborative on their work improving hygiene in maternity units. Plus the latest news, events, vacancies and funding updates. 

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Scotland's International Development Alliance News, July 2017

In July's news: NIDOS has rebranded as Scotland's International Development Alliance! Get the latest on our annual conference, meet the Minister, and learn about new funding streams for small charities. Plus the latest news, events, vacancies, and funding opportunities.

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