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Location: VDIC, Ground Floor, 63 Ly Thai To,
IMPORTANT NOTICES FOR PARTICIPANTS: Please read the course materials available online at http://www.vdic.org.vn/?name=library&op=viewDetailNews&id=339&mid=322&cmid=361 before attending the class. It is useful to take them to the class for additional notes since we do not provide participants with printed course materials.
“Searching the Internet: basic skills” class
Aims: After the workshop, participants should: (i) have a better understanding of information-finding possibilities on the Internet (ii) have a broad overview of different search tools (iii) be able to phrase search queries effectively.
“Referencing skills” class
Aims: After the workshop, participants should know how to: (i) manage their references (ii) cite the references appropriately (iii) create a reference list or bibliography.
Everyone is welcome - please visit the VDIC to sign up at the front desk, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, organisation, and telephone number and specify the class(es) you want to participate. Acceptance of registration will be done on first come first serve basis.
Exhibitions at VDIC
Please see Library section for lists of selected resources on the exhibition themes below.
7 April 2007 – World Health Day 2007: International Health Security – Invest in Health, Build a Safer Future
Globalization has brought the benefits of efficient transport and trade to many people across the world. It has also allowed the rapid spread of diseases that otherwise may have been contained by geographical boundaries, or that in another era may have travelled slowly enough to be brought quickly under control. In today’s world, health security needs to be provided through coordinated action and cooperation between and within governments, the corporate sector, civil society, media and individuals. No single institution or country has all the capacities needed to respond to international public health emergencies caused by epidemics, natural disasters or environmental emergencies, or by new and emerging infectious diseases. Only by detecting and reporting problems in their earliest hours can the most appropriate experts and resources be deployed to prevent or halt the international spread of disease.
The theme of World Health Day and of the World Health Report 2007 is “international health security” – the need to reduce the vulnerability of people around the world to new, acute or rapidly spreading risks to health, particularly those that threaten to cross international borders. In a globalized world, health issues present new challenges that go far beyond national borders and have an impact on the collective security of people around the world. Increased collaboration among developed and developing countries will enable the international community to be better prepared to strengthen national capacities to detect and respond to disease outbreaks. This will provide a global safety net to deal with key cross-border public health issues and in turn help to make the world more secure.
Small exhibition at VDIC on this occasion provides brief information on this topic as well as a number of publications on health security.
Selected resources on health
The Global Issues Seminar Series for Universities (by invitation only)
April 19: Poverty and Inequality and April 26: Development Aid - from 07:00 - 09:00 a.m.
The World Bank offers the Global Issues Seminar Series
(GISS) to promote better understanding of global issues and to generate
debate among senior undergraduate and graduate students of social sciences,
international development, public policy and business. The Series will last
from April to June, consisting of 10 sessions on the topics such as Trade,
Poverty and Inequality, Development Aid, Conflict and Development, Education,
Energy and Climate Change, Communicable Diseases, Corruption and Governance,
UN and IFIs, Discussion on the World Bank. For more information, please
Community-driven Development Seminar (open for public registration)
April 12 (date to be confirmed)
This is the first session of the inter-regional Community-driven Development (CDD) Seminar Series, which is developed by the World Bank and its partners to share experiences and discuss detailed design choices, operational and analytical issues in apply CDD principles in a portfolio of operations in 3 thematic areas: (a) Decentralization, (b) Livelihoods, and (c) Governance and Anti-corruption. To register for this event, please contact Ms. Nguyen Dieu Nuong, email: email@example.com
An Inter-Regional Knowledge Sharing Series on the 2007 World Development Report (open for public registration)
Session 1: Supporting Youth Voices, April 19, from 10:00 a.m - 12:30
This seminar series, co-organized by the World Bank and the GDLN, will bring together youth leaders, Bank staff, and policy-makers from the region, to discuss development programs initiated by youth. This two-part seminar series will also explore the potential for increasing youth participation in the decision-making process at national levels. The focus of this seminar is in line with the key message of the World Development Report 2007: Development and the Next Generation, which emphasizes youth as partners in the development agenda. To register for this event, please contact Ms. Bo Thi Hong Mai, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Distance Learning Seminar on Road Management Systems (open for public registration)
Session 1: Success Factors for Road Management Systems. April 24, from 09:00 - 12:00
Session 2: Data Collection Technologies for Road Management, April 24, from 14:00 - 17:00
This Seminar is co-organized by the World Bank and the GDLN in order to share the experience and findings from the two international projects that the Bank has recently undertaken to help agencies to improve the effectiveness of their road management. The Seminar mainly addresses the two questions (i) How to ensure that the implementation of a computerized road management system will be effective and sustainable, (ii) How to make appropriate decisions with regard to collecting data for road management systems. To register for this event, please contact Ms. Nguyen Dieu Nuong, email: email@example.com
Learning Seminar Series on
1: Spatial Technologies for Strengthening
This Seminar Series, co-organized by the World Bank and the GDLN, consists of 4 sessions. It aims to expand access to the sharing of information and experiences in controlling illegal logging and other forest crimes, thereby strengthening the consultation and technical content of forest law enforcement and governance network. To register for this event, please contact Ms. Nguyen Dieu Nuong, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For further information on the news provided below, please contact the organization directly.
“Traffic Safety” will be the theme for the Vietnam Innovation
Day 2007 (VID 2007), to be held mid-June in
Under the theme for the 2007 programme “Traffic Safety”, there are five sub-themes: (i) Enforcement of traffic regulations; (ii) Education and Awareness raising; (iii) Better emergency services/responses; (iv) Reducing pollution; and (v) Improvement in traffic environment and road design.
The program consists of two major events:
Innovation Competition - an open
competition jury process, whereby start-up funds are awarded to organizations
proposing innovative ideas that will improve “Traffic Safety” through out
- Knowledge Exchange - leaders in the development community will come together to share their experiences around the theme of “Traffic Safety”.
Proposals must be received by the World Bank Vietnam office by on
World Youth Movement for Democracy Essay Contest
World Youth Movement for Democracy Launches Essay Contest The World Youth Movement for Democracy (WYMD), an international community of young people working non-violently to promote democratic institutions and practices, is pleased to announce an essay contest for young people to share their perspectives on democracy. Young activists, students, and citizens aged 14 to 30 are invited to write short essays (under 2500 words) reflecting on their experiences with the ideals, the realities, and the future of democracy in their communities and countries.
This essay contest is part of WYMD's Global Youth Campaign for
Democracy, which encourages young people around the world to be part of
political processes in their respective communities and regions. Finalist
essays will be included in an international publication, and two authors will
be selected for a scholarship to the Fifth Assembly of the World Movement for
Democracy, taking place in
All submissions must be received by
World Challenge 2007
Now in it's third year, World Challenge 2007, in association with Shell, is a global competition that seeks out projects and businesses that not only make a profit, but also put something back into the community. World Challenge 2007, brought to you by BBC World and Newsweek, in association with Shell is all about rewarding individuals or groups that truly make a difference through enterprise and innovation at a grass roots level.
The winner will receive a US$20,000 from Shell to benefit their
project. One representative from each of the three final projects will be
Nominations are due on
The Global Fund for Women
The Global Fund for Women supports women's groups that advance
the human rights of women and girls. We strengthen women's right groups based
Who the Global Fund supports
- Groups of women working together.
- Organizations that demonstrate a clear commitment to women’s equality and women’s human rights.
- Organizations that are governed and directed by women.
Organizations based outside of the
UNICEF Seeks Entries for Children’s Television Award on AIDS Awareness
The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences called for entries for the 2007 International Children’s Day of Broadcasting (ICDB) award honoring broadcasters for programming best reflecting the theme Unite for Children, United against AIDS.
Submissions will be judged on not only the quality of work, but also for broadcasters’ dedication to bolstering participation by youth in media, in connection with the theme Unite for Children, Unite against AIDS, which is the name of a campaign launched in 2005 by UNICEF, the Joint UN Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) and other partners to alert the world to the fact that children are missing from the global AIDS agenda.
To be eligible for this year’s ICDB award, these broadcasts must have aired on or around Sunday, 10 December 2006, in conjunction with last year’s International Children’s Day of Broadcasting. UNICEF is also calling for radio entries for the 2007 IDCB Award for Radio Excellence. The 2007 ICDB theme is ‘The World We Want’.
The submission deadline is 18 May 2007.
United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) Fellowship Programmes
The United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS) is now accepting applications for its three fellowship programmes:
- UNU-IAS PhD Fellowships
- UNU-IAS Postdoctoral Fellowships
- JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellowships
UNU-IAS is a multi-thematic, interdisciplinary, research and
training centre located in
Closing date: 25 April 2007.
The Department of Economics
UNIDEA-Unicredit Foundation and the Department of Economics of the University of Florence - with the sponsorship of EUDN - will be hosting an advanced Summer School on “Inequality, Growth and Human Development” from 1-6 July 2007.
The summer school offers an opportunity to gain exposure to state of the art training to a select group of 20 young women and men with research/policy experience and interest in the field of income and wealth distribution and other aspects of inequality. The summer school lasts five days and will be held in English. No tuition fee is levied on the students selected.
The typical student admitted to the summer school will be engaged in an academic job (teaching or research) or have been part for at least two years of a national or international institution or NGOs doing research or policy oriented work.
Deadline: 11 May 2007.
On the 19th of April 2000, the Prime Minister of Vietnam signed Decision Number 322/QD-TTg concerning the implementation of the project labeled as "Training Scientific and Technical Cadres in Institutions Overseas with the State Budget" (Project 322). Many Vietnamese students and government officials have been offered scholarships to study overseas through governmental, bilateral and multilateral programs at graduate and post-graduate levels.
Scholarship program of International Master of Advanced Studies (IMAS) in Development Studies
Theme: “Development and Globalization: between Growth and Exclusion”
Full or partial scholarships are available to cover the tuition
fee, transportation, cost of living in
The IMAS lasts for 9 full time months and is offered to
development practitioners in South East Asia, West Africa, Latin America, and
Phase 1: 13 Aug - 12 Oct 2007 (9
- Phase 2: 16 Oct 2007 - 1 Feb 2008 (16 weeks) in student's own country,
Phase 3: 11 Feb - 25 April 2008 (11
Who can apply?
To apply for the scholarship, the candidates should be working
in governmental agencies, international and local NGOs, international
organizations, bilateral cooperation agencies, or private organizations in
positions related to development aspects. Candidates should be coming from
the Greater Mekong Region (mainly
The criteria for selection are:
- Having position dealing directly with development issues (public health, environment, SMEs, poverty alleviation, education, gender, labor, public administration, etc),
- Having at least 2 years of professional experiences in development,
- Being ideally between 25 and 35 years of age,
- University degree or equivalent,
- English proficiency, basic computer skills,
- Basic knowledge of French is desirable.
Application deadline: 30 April 2007.
For further information and application forms please contact Ms. Do Tra My, email@example.com or Dr. Nguyen Huong Thuy Phan, firstname.lastname@example.org; ++84 4 825 34 93 or see our websites at IUED: http://www.iued.unige.ch/imas or AITCV: http://www.aitcv.ac.vn
Harold White Fellowships -
National Library of
The The Harold White Fellowships aim to:
- promote the National Library of Australia as a centre of scholarly activity and research;
- encourage scholarly and literary use of the library's collections and the production of publications based on them; and
- publicise the library's collections.
Fellowships are open to established Australian and international researchers or writers in any discipline in which the library has strong collections. However, fellowships are not provided to assist with the completion of academic studies.
Research Fellowships -
Applications are invited for research fellowships in the fields of history since c. 1500, English literature since c. 1500, materials science, sociology, and social anthropology. For the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships, applications are invited from outstanding students worldwide who are candidates for Ph.D. degrees in the social sciences.
John Allwright Fellowships
The Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) Fellowships Scheme was introduced in 1986 to provide the opportunity for partner country scientists involved in ACIAR-supported collaborative research projects to obtain postgraduate qualifications at Australian tertiary institutions.
Asia-Link Programme - European Union (EU)
The Asia-Link Programme is an initiative by the European
Commission (EC) to promote regional and multilateral networking between
higher education institutions in EU member states and developing countries in
CALL FOR APPLICANTS -
Crossing Borders is a humanitarian research organization
operating at the
1) Must speak English fluently
2) Must be a currently enrolled university or college student in
3) Must be able to live and work with American Students from May 25th —August 17th, 2007
4) Must be able to read and write in English
This is NOT a paid position, however, all of your living and travel expenses will be covered by Crossing Borders. If you have any questions, please email Joe Martin at email@example.com.
DEADLINE: April 26th, 2007.
Asia-Pacific MDG Media Awards 2007 - Millennium Development Goals in Asia-Pacific
The Asia-Pacific-Europe Partnership Committee on Broadcasting Development presents the 1st Asia-Pacific Millennium Development Goals Media Awards for the best documentary contributing to conflict resolution.
The MDG Media Awards encourage journalists (print, radio and TV) to put a human face to the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in the region, demonstrating how stories about extreme poverty link to the MDGs. Entries don't have to cover all eight MDGs, but could focus on one.
The range of content for the media awards is very broad. Suggested ideas include:
- A person or family's struggle to ease hunger and fight disease (MDG Goal 1)
- Success story of an AIDS victim and the role government, civil society and other institutions play into that family's ordeal. (MDG Goal 6)
- Young peoples concerns with climate change and air quality (MDG Goal 7)
- A ‘day in the life' of a rural child trying to obtain an education (MDG Goal 2)
Reference to the MDGs (whether one or all MDG Goals) in the
content is mandatory. The competition is open to all print, radio and TV
producers/journalists from public service broadcasting organizations, private
networks and free-lance producers covering the
Entries can be in English and in the local language with appropriate English translations.
The deadline for the submission of entries to the 1st Asia-Pacific Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) Media Awards, which honor outstanding reporting/writing on the MDGs in print, radio and TV is 15 April 2007.
NextGen Awards & Mentors Contest
NextGen brings together the world's two most powerful resources: YOUNG PEOPLE and MOBILE PHONES.
This contest is to encourage young people come up with great ideas, using mobile phones to help people make a difference in their community and the world, for example improving health, expanding education and cleaning up the environment.
Call For Abstracts -
International Conference 'Transitions: Health and Mobility in
Social Sciences and Health Research are proud to be the hosts of
the ARC APFRN's 2007 Signature Conference to be held at the Caulfield campus
In public health, the term "transition" flags changes
in the distribution of disease and changes in mortality and morbidity rates.
The term is a gesture towards epidemiological transitions, health transitions
and nutrition transitions - declining mortality rates from all causes,
declining infant mortality rates, shifts from infectious to non-communicable
disease. But we are also interested in the economic, social, political and
cultural factors that produce such transitions: shifts from agricultural to
industrial production, rural to urban settlements, subsistence to
mono-cultivation and modern economies, population movements on a temporary
and permanent basis, the remission of money within countries and throughout
the region, forced population movement due to civil war, disaster and
trafficking. Transitions have occurred also with respect to technology and
values: the introduction of new technologies, procedures and drugs, ideals
regarding body, diet and activity, the role of government in the provision of
services. The themes are as broad or as narrow as you would like them to be:
a tool to think about health, wellbeing, mobility in
The ARC APFRN Local Organising Committee is inviting submissions
for oral, poster, performance, and session abstracts for the 3rd Signature
Conference to be held at
Presentations should be relevant to one of our five broad conference sub-themes:
- Outsourcing and offshore labour: the production of illness
- The mobility of viruses and their prevention
- Disaster and violence, flight and forced movement
- Commodification of the body, global technologies and global health
- Emergent identities, social movements and wellbeing
- Oral presentations and performance pieces will be allocated 20 minutes, with discussion at the end of each session.
Abstract submissions will be accepted until Tuesday, 1 May, 2007.
'Poverty Reduction and Forests: Tenure, Market and Policy Reforms'
Participants interested to contribute to the conference papers and posters are requested to first submit an abstract, related to any of the following themes:
- The Role of Forests in Poverty Reduction: Key Concepts and Issues
- Lessons from Policies, Programs and Projects in Pro Poor Forestry
- Emerging Opportunities and Threats for Pro Poor Forestry
- Arrangements for Collective Action to support Pro Poor Forestry
Agenda for Rights and Resources in
The abstract should be a maximum of 350 words, with a brief description of the topic or problem to be addressed, the process analyzed and of the outcomes for poor people’s access and rights to forests, e.g. as follows:
- state the issue to be discussed,
- give a brief background to the issue,
- brief description of your analysis of what has been done about the issue,
- the implications or outcomes for poor people’s access, rights and benefits from forest resources, products or services.
Papers and posters should take a critical position and avoid project or program promotion. They should critically analyze or assess limitations and failures (and draw lessons from these) as well as discuss successes.
Deadline for submission of abstracts is 16 April 2007.
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