|DEVelopment Information Network on EThiopia (DEVINET)|
The British Council in Partnership with the Christian Relief and Development Association (CRDA) have recently launched the Development Information Network on Ethiopia (DEVINET), a web-based gateway to development information on Ethiopia (now live at http://www.devinet.org).
The aim of this network is to support the development of civil society through collating, organising and publishing information generated by Civil Society Organisations (NGOs) and other development organisations in Ethiopia.
DEVINET holds major databases for public access on a public domain Internet site.
Organisations database : a directory of NGOs working in Ethiopia in the development field. This database is useful for organisations who wish to build partnerships, share experience, find work and facilitate the grant application process.
Key documents database: key documents for professionals in the development field. The documents include key papers that are topical, authoritative and difficult to obtain from other sources.
Projects database: documents on development projects in Ethiopia for the use of organisations who would like to learn from the experience of others, avoid duplication, provide case-studies for reports, provide or receive funding and sponsorship.
Discussion forum: This acts as a "meeting room" for users to share in a public discussion on important and topical issues. Moderated by the DEVINET team or one of the partners, the forum provides a platform for people with common interests to meet and exchange ideas virtually.
Development news: DEVINET also provides an electronic newspaper which is an effective instrument to obtain up-to-date information on areas of interest. With contributors from the development community, the development newspaper facilitates information-sharing such as: success stories from NGOs; information on various campaigns and events; latest resolutions and legal documents from the Government; and further information required by a development manager.
Mailing list: To be used by members and partners including those interested in development issues in Ethiopia to proactively exchange information
Other services of the DEVINET
How do you become a member of DEVINET?
NGOs and Development Organisations who wish to benefit from the range of services provided by DEVINET may complete application form available at the British Council and send with an annual membership fee of 900 Birr.
Abebe Chekol: Head, Information Services
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