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Bangladesh NGOs Network for Radio and Communication's (BNNRC) is organizing, with support of Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom (FNF) Bangladesh and Free Press Unlimited, this two days colloquium taking place from 12th-13th December, 2018 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. 

The purpose of this event is to upgrade the leadership and responsibility of the society as well as to realize the difficult nature of the current industrial revolution. It is organized to engage the rural communities in facing challenges and opportunities created by the rapidly changing media environment in Bangladesh including community radio development and to build information and knowledge societies for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The JLI Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery Hub is beginning a Hub scoping study on the roles of local faith communities in Anti-Trafficking and Modern Slavery. 

Currently the Hub is gathering literature from academic repositories and is interested in any examples that illustrate dynamics around religion and anti-trafficking. 

Key questions guiding the call are:

  • What evidence exists of local faith communities working with victims and survivors of AHT/MS?
  • How do the theological reflections of local faith communities on issues of trafficking and slavery influence their approaches?
  • What lessons can be drawn from the ways that local faith communities approach initiatives that relate to AHT/MS?

JLI asks for the submission of relevant materials and references, case studies as well as for participation in an interview.  

For more information, please follow this link.

On February 12th -13th, 2019 the conference will be held in London, UK at the School of Oriental and African Studies. It is the fourth and final event of a research network called "Keeping Faith in 2030: Religions and the SDGs" - funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council in the UK.

In recent years development agencies and donors in the West have begun to recognise the role of religions in their work and are now increasingly funding faith based organisations (FBOs)and projects that include religious actors. This corresponds to growing academic research on religion and development, and a wider interest in the role of religion in the public sphere. 

The conference aims to enhance international exchange about the role of religions in defining, implementing, and safeguarding "sustainable development", as codified in the UN "Sustainable Development Goals" (SDGs). The conference will begin with an overview and discussion of the findings of the "Keeping Faith in 2030" project. 

For further information and contact details for registration, please click here

11.03.2019
Nairobi, Kenya

The UN Environment Assembly will gather for its 4th session during 11th-15th March 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya. The session's main theme is "Innovative solutions for environmental challenges and sustainable consumption and production". 

Major Groups and Stakeholders are genuine partners in charting the way for UN Environment and contributing to its decisions and resolutions, as well as its Medium Term Strategy and programme of work. When implementing its Programme of Work, UN Environment relies on implementing and executing partners from Major Groups and stakeholders, relying on their expertise, capacity building and outreach abilities and regional, national and local presence. Currently, 10 Faith-based Organizations are accredited to the UN Environment Assembly. If you are interested in applying please follow this link to find out more about the guidelines for accreditation. 

For more information please click here.