Бюллетень по старению: Welcome to HelpAge Global

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Dear Colleague,

Welcome to the second issue of the monthly intranet eNewsletter for HelpAge staff and Affiliates around the world.

As you may have noticed the eNewsletter is now called: HelpAge Global. Thanks to all who voted in the last issue; HelpAge Global won with close to 40% of the votes.

In this issue:

1. Top 5 updates on the intranet this month
2. Richard Blewitt’s blog: Has the Sisterhood forgotten older women?
3. Upcoming events in April
4. Meet a colleague: Mahmood Ahmed
5. Need help using the intranet?

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Happy reading!


Top 5 updates on the intranet this month

Myanmar photoDaw San, 61, (left) offers home help to Daw Tin, 73, in Myanmar © Joanne Hill/HelpAge International 2012.

  1. Read the remarkable new paper «Age proofing the post-2015 framework» with our key asks for the replacement of the Millennium Development Goals when they expire in 2015.
  2. Please participate in our private sector engagement survey — it will take 10 minutes! The aim is to map our engagement with the private sector across the network.
  3. HelpAge’s regional network in Latin America met this month in Lima, Peru to discuss the strategic direction of the network. Read the update.
  4. HelpAge on the radio! Listen to this interesting interview by ABC Radio Australia on ageing in Myanmar with HelpAge’s Regional Director for East Asia and Pacific, Eduardo Klien.
  5. UNITE campaign to end violence against women and girls. Read the full story on how our office and Affiliate in Kyrgyzstan supported the campaign.

If you have any suggestions for next month’s Top 5 please share it on the intranet noticeboard.


Richard Blewitt’s blog: Has the Sisterhood forgotten older women?

Tanzania© Jeff Williams/HelpAge International 2011

«At the upcoming International Staff Meeting we are going to spend some time on the gender agenda. This is something I have done far too little to champion during my time at HelpAge…»

Read Richard’s reflections on HelpAge’s engagement with the gender agenda and how older women are currently left out of this very important global debate.

Read Richard’s blog…


Upcoming events in April

If you know of any key events in the coming months, please share them in the event calendar.


Meet a colleague: Mahmood Ahmed

IMG_5180Mahmood is the focal point on emergencies in Pakistan © HelpAge International

Each month we introduce you to a colleague from around the world. This month please meet: Mahmood Ahmed.

«I have worked in HelpAge’s country office in Pakistan as Senior Operations and Emergencies Manager since July 2010.

My main responsibilities include facilitating programme implementation and making sure they adhere to operational and management procedure and policies.

I am also responsible for the implementation of emergency programmes in country and am the focal point on emergencies in Pakistan. I have experience with emergency responses from the 2004 tsunami and 2005 earthquake in Sri Lanka as well as the 2010, 2011 and 2012 floods in Pakistan.»

Want to know more about Mahmood and other colleagues? Go to the people and offices section of the intranet.

Next month it could be you we introduce, so don’t forget to make sure your personal intranet profile is up-to-date.


Need help using the intranet?

Please download user guidelines here or feel free to send us an email.

The next issue of the intranet newsletter is out in April.

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