The Slovak NGDO Platform: Successes and challenges over the last 10 years
At the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Slovak NGDO Platform, all
its milestones were put together in a brochure which presents to the public the achievements of the last 10 years. The brochure entitled 10 years of the Slovak NGDO Platform: From Aid to Policy Coherence for Development also presents the evolution of its
activities such as the Development Day, the Development Cooperation Magazine, the photo contest as well as the new campaign Live Fairly for the life in the fairer world. The brochure is available here or via www.mvro.sk.
It also includes information lists of the member organisations of the Platform (available here). The brochure was produced by the Slovak NGDO Platform thanks to the financial contribution of the European Commission and SlovakAid within the project V4 Aid – Common Support for Millennium Development Goals.
Slovak journalists in the field
By the end of 2013 the Slovak NGDO Platform in cooperation with its member PDCS supported several field trips of representatives of selected Slovak media to Burkina Faso, Cambodia and South Sudan. Editors, cameramen and documentary directors working with TV stations, print media or as freelancers were given a chance to get on-hand experience from life in those countries and meet the locals. Upon return they have made various articles and reportages on the current issues of the countries visited as well as policy coherence for development related topics. Media coverage from their trips that were presented to the Slovak public by the Economist Daily, RTVS and TV JOJ can be found at the website of the Platform here. The field trips of the journalists were financially supported by the European Commission and SlovakAid within the frames of the projects World-Wise Europe: A more coherent Europe for a fairer World and V4 Aid – Common Support for Millennium Development Goals.
A seminar on Policy Coherence for Development
On 18th December 2013 the Slovak NGDO Platform organized a seminar on PCD: How to ensure coherence of non-development policies with development cooperation objectives. The lecturer from Glopolis, a Czech organisation with expertise on PCD, introduced to the Platform members and decision makers the concept of policy coherence for development, its principles and pointed out concrete incoherent policies and their impact on developing countries. The second part concentrated on showing the examples of advocacy of European biofuels policy and climate financing. SDI, a Platform member, presented their advocacy achievements related to migration within the frame of the project CoMiDe. The seminar took place as part of the project World-Wise Europe: A more coherent Europe for a fairer World supported by the European Commission and SlovakAid.
Information provided by Andrea Girmanova, The Slovak NGDO Platform