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July Roundup of the Alliance Community

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A member blog post by

Laura ffrench-Constant

As we continue to work from home, feeling part of the network and knowing who you can ask for advice is more important than ever.  

Here at the Alliance we have a digital forum called the Alliance Community designed to connect members with each other to discuss, share and crowdsource solutions to challenges we all face. 

Over 100 different member organisations and nearly 300 individuals are signed up to the forum. Here is a summary of this month’s activity which included: 

  • Sign-ups from members: Heriot-Watt University, Sense ScotlandInclusive Development Consulting LtdCBM, and The Rwanda Partnership.  You can view the introductions thread to learn more about the new users and their favourite development fuzzwords! Have you introduced yourself to the network yet?    

  • Sharing resources about conducting remote field work during the pandemic, have you found any tools or methods particularly useful during the COVID-19 pandemic? 

  • Discussion of how the Alliance and its members can do more than standing in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement 

  • Signposting a guide by UN House Scotland to bringing the Sustainable Development Goals home and living sustainability 

  • Information sharing between organisations working on education in Rwanda 

  • A save the date for the next Leave no-one behind (LNOB) working group on the 7 October addressing the topic of mental health and inclusion

  • A discussion space for attendees at a Round table about Modern Slavery with the Slave-Free Alliance held on the 30 July

  • Your chance to submit any legal questions about COVID-19 for inclusion in our forthcoming legal FAQs. Do you have a query to add to the list? 

  • A request to compare IATI publishing tools 

Open partnership and collaboration requests include:  

  • A request to partner a Ugandan-based NGO working on a COVID-19 response project 

  • An offer to provide information on contacts for procuring PPE 

  • An offer to provide members with intelligence services around political risk and economic intelligence

  • A request for an NGO to partner with an academic organisation working on supply chain issues in Brazil.   

Join the Alliance Community today by signing up and creating your profile. Find out more about what members can use the Alliance Community for on the website.

Need help signing up?  Find out how to sign up and complete a series of simple tasks with our explainer and short video.   

If you have any questions about how to join the Community, or, if you are experiencing any issues posting to the Community, please get in touch with Laura via email. 

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