Author: ASK Inyathelo

Women & COVID-19

UN Secretary-General’s policy brief: The impact of COVID-19 on women The year 2020, marking the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, was intended to be ground-breaking for gender equality. Instead, with the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, even the limited gains made in the past decades are at risk of being rolled back. The pandemic is deepening pre-existing inequalities, exposing vulnerabilities in social, political and economic systems which are in turn amplifying the impacts of the pandemic. Click here for more details Rape Crises COVID-19 Response Work with us to create safer communities in South Africa. Click here for more...

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Economies during COVID-19

The argument for suspending debt payments for emerging economies throughout the pandemic As the COVID-19 virus spreads globally, economic paralysis and unemployment follow in its wake. But the economic fallout of the pandemic in most emerging and developing economies is likely to be far worse than anything we have seen in China, Europe, or the United States. This is no time to expect them to meet their debt payments, either to private or official creditors. Click here for more...

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NPOs surviving COVID-19

The impact of COVID-19 on non-profit organisations and how to survive it Although much has been said about the impact of Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown on business, very little attention has been given to non-profit organisations (NPOs) within the "third sector". Although it's too early to determine the total effect locally, globally the impact has been severe. Click here for more...

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Funding Opportunities

Discover what funds and platforms are available to support NPOs and others making a difference. Apply for COVID-19 business support for your guest house or bed and breakfast We are offering various options to help alleviate financial stress for guest house and bed and breakfast (B&B) owners in Cape Town during the COVID-19 crisis. Click here for more details. Relief packages and support to South Africans amid the COVID-19 pandemic In recent weeks, the South African Government (“SA Government”) has implemented various interim measures to curb the immediate and longer-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses and individuals. Relief and/or interim measures are not available for all sectors at present.However, banking, property and many other sectors (other than retail assets) can likely expect future measures put in place to assist in curtailing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on sector performance in general. Click here for more details. CALL FOR APPLICATIONS FOR SMALL PROJECT AND SUPPORT FUND (SPSF) PROGRAM: Component 2: Activities Protecting Human Rights The SMALL PROJECT AND SUPPORT FUND (SPSF) aims to empower communities to act and participate in their own development through actions that are designed, implemented and owned by the communities themselves. This is a call for applications for funding for activities that provide an immediate response to Human Rights violations with a social emphasis on mitigating the effects of COVID 19. The activities...

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Webinars/ Online discussions

Staying at home needn’t limit your networking. Join a webinar or virtual conference. Raising Funds in the COVID-19 Era During this virtual panel, you will hear from nonprofit leaders at the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP), the American Red Cross, the Community Foundation of the Ozarks (CFO), and Candid that have experience mobilizing funds during moments of crisis. They will reflect and draw on lessons learned and best practices from past experiences and will speak to short, medium, and long-term fundraising tactics nonprofits can employ during the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. Click here for more details. Attaining Corporate and Philanthropic Support During COVID-19 In this video, Candid, Common Impact, and Good 360 will discuss how the philanthropic and corporate sectors, respectively, can leverage their full suite of assets – funding, in-kind donation, and skilled employees – to support the nonprofit sector’s disaster preparedness and long-term recovery support. Click here for more details. QS Insight: What the Future Holds for Higher Education after COVID-19 This webinar examined the latest data (as at 22 April 2020) from QS’ student and university surveys to examine how higher education is responding to coronavirus, as well as reviewing the potential impact and how the sector might respond. Click here for more details. CMDS Organisational Survival Tips webinar Thank you for joining us on our webinar for Organisational Survival Tips. We trust that it has been...

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