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Last week at glance - Issue 35
June 08, 2010
wins the Betty Plewes Award
WCoZ is proud
to inform its membership, stakeholders and funding partners that
it won this year's Betty Plewes Award after being short listed with
organizations from Mali and Zambia. The Fund was created by the
Canadian Crossroads Iinternational (CCI) Board of Directors to honour
the contribution made by Betty Plewes while President - CEO of CCI.
The purpose of the Fund is to award an African non-governmental
organization engaged in research and policy development on issues
of priority to women. WCoZ received the award for its role and contributions
to the passing of the Domestic
Violence Act. The award recognizes our combined efforts as a
network in lobbying, advocating and raising awareness of the Domestic
25 WCoZ members
train in Basic ICT and Social Media Twenty five members of the WCoZ
were recently trained in Basic ICT and Social Media. The 2 day training
was facilitated by EKOWISA a member of WCoZ and provided the participants
drawn from both the organization and individual membership with
of gaps in ICT (information, communication and technology)
and using electronic networking tools such as the use of skype
· Contextual background to social media tools such as blogs,
wikis, and face book
- A 'space'
where non-profit practitioners could experiment and came to grips
with the tools in practical session.
At the end of
the 2 day training the participants understood the purpose and importance
of using ICT in programming activities.
Support Programme (GSP) - 2010 Call for Proposals
UNIFEM has announced
the 2010 call for proposals for the GSP, a multi-donor initiative
dedicated to the advancement of gender equality, equity and women's
empowerment in Zimbabwe at local and national levels. All applications
should be submitted by Friday 25 June 2010 at 1200hrs and a meeting
will be convened for questions on the call for proposals on Thursday
10 June 2010 at 1400 hrs at the WCoZ offices (9 Edmonds Road, Belvedere).
To apply for the grant refer to the UNIFEM Application Guidelines
on how to send proposals from their website: http://www.unifem-saro.org
Plan Review Retreat is now planned for the 16th and 17th of June
2010 at a venue to be advised. The strategic plann is a living document
and WCoZ would like all membership to examine the document and evaluate
its relevance and areas that need strengthening. Please contact
the office to confirm your attendance. We are inviting directors
or their deputies for this meeting and chapters will send their
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