International Women’s Day 2016 – join the debate on gender equality on March 8!

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

International Women’s Day 2016 is fast approach on March 8. This time around, as with every year, we are working hard to make sure that women’s economic empowerment and gender equality are priorities for European politicians. Only by being firm in our commitment for gender equality, will we have any chance to hit the targets for 2030 set for the …

The EU Gender Action Plan – political commitment or business as usual?

Cecile Vernant Youth Empowerment

On Tuesday June 24th, I represented CONCORD Europe (the group in Brussels representing European development NGOs) at the European Parliament Development Committee for a hearing on gender equality and development – and in particular the upcoming EU Gender Action Plan. Together with Dagmar Schumacher, the head of UN Women in Brussels, Federica Petrucci, and Jean-Louis Ville, both working with the …

The new European Commission and global health: a new outlook?

Cecile Vernant Youth Empowerment

Tomorrow, on November 1st, the new College of Commissioners of the European Union will take office. As the world’s largest donor of development assistance, Cecile Vernant of DSW asks what will change with the new European Commission and global health. | New Resource for CSO Funding

Andrew Pavao Youth Empowerment

“What kinds of grants are available from European donors?” “How can help make our proposals competitive?” “Where can we learn more?”… In most of the resource mobilisation trainings I have facilitated, these are among the most common questions I have been asked.   Thousands of organisations around the world want to do great work with their programmes, but as non-profits their search …

“Fit for Life” Success Stories shared at the EU Headquarters and in Berlin

Kennedy Chande Youth Empowerment

  Kennedy, the Coordinator of the Fit for Life (FFL) Action, visited the EU headquarters in Brussels between the 31st and 2nd of April and Berlin on the 3rd of April to present successes and lessons learnt from the FFL project. It was two great occasions presenting the 3 year achievements at the EU Infopoint in Brussels and at the German Bundestag which …

DSW’s Fit4Life project – presenting the achievements at the European Commission

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

  Our Brussels office was proud to host this week a colleague from our country office in Nairobi to brief Members of the European Parliament and officials at the European Commission on the achievements to date of DSW’s Fit4Life project.   While in Brussels, Kennedy Chande, International Programme Coordinator at DSW’s Kenya office, gave a presentation at the European Commission’s …

Last Chance to Register – Patients’ needs driving innovation in global health

Eoghan Walsh Youth Empowerment

In the margins (but not the formal programme) of the EU Innovation Convention in Brussels on March 10th, DSW along with the European Public Health Alliance (EPHA), the European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA), and PATH are organising a panel discussion  on the pivotal role patients should play in creating innovative, affordable and quality technologies and products for poverty-related and …