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02/11/05 12:00AM
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Summary Updates
by Saiful Mahdi

January 18, 2005 - uploaded 01/23/05 9:55AM


Spent my day collecting data and information from UN bodies meetings:
1. Shelter and Non-Food Intervention meeting at UN Humanitarian Information Center.
2. General Humanitarian Coordination Meeting by OCHA.

OCHA’s General Humanitarian Coordination Meeting. UN bodies and, sometimes, International NGOs presented their updates. While the meetings are open, they are rarely attended by national and local NGOs and actors.

Also start doing not only “concrete works” like in helping aids deliveries, setting up mobile clinics, preparing emergency schools, but also some more “conceptual” works like stakeholders consolidation and coordination. I met some people in local NGOs networks to start disseminating ideas for a push for “more local participation” in recovery programs.