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The latest news, blogs and opinions from across the international development and humanitarian sectors.

World Environment Day – A Free Learning Event in Partnership with mdsustain

On Monday 5th June, we heard from Stephanie Schlipper at mdsustain, Meshark Sikuku at Ripple Effect, Carla Denyer from the Green Party of England and Wales and Affan Cheema from Islamic Relief Worldwide about how organisations can start their journey towards environmental sustainability. We were delighted to host such an inspiring and thought-provoking session that…

SWIDN’s Online Conference 2022: Event Recordings

All the recordings for our LISTEN and CONNECT sessions from 2022 We were thrilled to be able to host another great conference in 2022 with over 200 people registering to attend across three days. We focused on platforming our members and wider community, as well as discussing some of the biggest topics in our sector…

Towards Greater Environmental Sustainability

MannionDaniels has been on a journey towards greater environmental sustainability for the last 10 years. As a small global health, social development and environmental consultancy and fund management firm based in Bath, we wanted to share our experiences and learnings with the wider sector as a fellow member of the SWIDN network. The environment in which…

Make Digital Easy: Website Project Planning for Charities

When Modular heard SWIDN were looking for a digital delivery team to work with them and deliver a new improved website for their members, we knew we wanted to help. We love working with organisations who are passionate and committed to the work they do. After chatting to the SWIDN team and hearing their vision for the…

Celebrating IWD 2023: From Menarche to Menopause

SWIDN were delighted to host this online, open event to share learning and bring practitioners and researchers together around menstrual justice. You can watch this event below. At this collaborative, online event ‘ From Menarche to Menopause’ we heard from several expert speakers from the academic and not-for-profit community about their work and research related…

Welcoming Child.org to SWIDN

Hello – it’s Hattie here. I’m the Communications and Fundraising Officer for Child.org – it’s a pleasure to introduce ourselves to the network.  Child.org is a maternal and child health charity working to champion perinatal care in Kenya and keep mums and babies safe, alive and healthy.  We are passionate about knowledge-sharing, so we’re thrilled to join SWIDN and…

Promoting gender equality through sexual and reproductive healthcare – CHASE (Community Health and Sustainable Environment) Africa

CHASE (Community Health and Sustainable Environment) Africa supports local partners in East Africa to start up and run community health programmes to reach remote, rural communities that have poor access to health services, and a high unmet need for family planning. We support 13 organisations, primarily in Kenya, with two partners in Uganda and we are…

The wider impact that safe water can achieve – Just a Drop

Just a Drop was founded in 1998, setting out with the mission to support communities around the world with access to sustainable safe water solutions – from the construction (or rehabilitation) of hand-dug and drilled wells, pipelines, sand dams, rainwater harvesting systems and latrines to implementing hygiene and sanitation programmes. Now, 25 years later, we have…

Social Justice in Uganda – Hope for Life Katanga

At the heart of social justice is the desire to live in a world where people are not harmed, are treated with equality and respect, and are free to make informed choices for the good of themselves, their families, and their communities.  Hope for Life Katanga is a community-based organisation in Kampala, and a UK…