Global Development Group is an Australian charity organisation carrying out humanitarian projects with approved partners and providing aid to relieve poverty in a tangible way. We provide long term solutions through the provision of quality aid development projects in approved countries.
In mid-September, Greg Cadman (Compliance Manager) travelled to East Africa to attend meetings on behalf of GDG in Kenya and Ethiopia. In Nairobi, Kenya, Greg met up with Australia’s High Commissioner to Kenya, HE Mr Geoff Tooth, and Mrs Leisa Gibson (First Secretary, Development Cooperation) and discussed various matters including some excellent GDG projects in Uganda, Kenya & Tanzania. Read more...
J850N Hamlin Fistula Medical and Maternal Health Program, Ethiopia
Just last month, 15th September 2014, our staff Greg Cadman and Daniel Watts visited J850N Hamlin Fistula in Ethiopia. It was a privilege for them to meet Dr Catherine personally at Addis Ababa Fistula Hospital which she co-founded with her late husband, Dr Reg Hamlin, in 1974 after arriving in the impoverished country in 1959. She has since treated free of charge more than 40,000 Ethiopian women suffering from obstetric fistula. Read more...
J675 Graduation House’s Opening Ceremony – A place to flourish and achieve goals
On the 7th September 2014, the Global Development Group and Awareness Cambodia met with VIPs from the Australian and Cambodian Governments, along with enthusiastic Khmer students to celebrate the official Opening Ceremony for Awareness Cambodia’s Graduation House at Tangov Kroum Village, Sangkat Nirouth, Khan Chbar Ampov, Phnom Penh. Read more...
On the 26th August 2014, Australia's High Commissioner to Tanzania, H.E. Geoff Tooth visited the GDG project J677 Tanzanian Biogas Project in Nronga, Tanzania. He was accompanied by GDG representative Carey Westwood and J677 In-Country project manager Edward Ulicky and his wife Victoria. They were able to meet and hear from women who – because of a DAP funded grant in 2013 – had received household biogas. Read more...
In mid-August, Flora Chong and Craig Tunney visited GDG projects in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea for monitoring. At J739N Gateway Children’s Fund project, we joined with the Australian partner volunteer team. This project is embedded in a settlement area of high need and poverty. The project is effectively delivering community pre-school education and mother’s support. We saw children’s basic health practice like hand washing, and basic nutrition in action, and we heard stories from mothers of the improvement in their home life as a result of the project activities. Read more...
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Office visits from project partners
Regular visits with our project partners - whether In-Country or Australian - are an important aspect of ongoing two-way communication with our project partners and keeping up to date. We look forward to visits from many of our project partners throughout the year - although we don't always have time to post them on our website but most are mentioned in our regular Members Update emails.
J730N AusHEAL Congo Project - Gwen Wetzig nominated for "Pride of Australia Award"
We would like congratulate Gwen Wetzig from our project partners AusHEAL (J730N AusHEAL Congo Project) for her nomination for the 2014 "Pride of Australia" awards - great work!!
Read about her nomination in the Courier Mail by clicking here.
March 2014 Cambodia Partners Network Meeting
Another successful Partner Networking Meeting was held in Cambodia last week! These events keep growing – with 51 attending the latest meeting. At the event GDG staff and partners discussed topics aimed at improving aid & development effectiveness across our Cambodian projects.
India Partners Conference - 17-18th February 2014
A number of our staff and Board members (including our Executive Director, Geoff Armstrong) travelled recently to hold a GDG Partners Conference in Hyderabad, India. This conference provided networking opportunities and capacity building seminars for our In-Country Partners across the Indian Subcontinent (India, Sri Lanka, and Nepal). The event was attended by 46 partners - and by all reports was a successful event!