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pdf PNG Cash Crop Project - Final Report

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cashreportIn 2013, Banzaid commenced the Papua New Guinea Cash Crop Development Project. The project’s long term goal was improved sustainability for the agricultural production of the coffee growers of the Baiyer Valley. Recently we submitted the final report to the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) on their part in the funding of the project. This report summarises what happened, and the issues faced by the project.  

pdf Sabbatical Report - Paul Redmond Popular

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sabAs a teacher of Economics and Business Studies, I have been interested in the changing models of business and their impact on the communities in which they operate. While it is acknowledged that for many people in business, profit remains a primary motivator and focus, increasingly we are seeing people from a range of backgrounds viewing business as a vehicle for achieving a myriad of aims including environmental and social. Often there are synergies with these aims since there are shared values between people who want to help the disadvantaged and reduce the negative impacts of human activity on the environment. This report is a summary of what I discovered.

pdf Murshidabad Anti-Trafficking Survey 2016 Popular

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MurshidabadThis is the Baseline Survey for the Freedom Businesses project in West Bengal, India. It was an independent survey done for Banzaid and Marketplacers, looking at the interaction of poverty and trafficking issues in the Murshidabad District.

pdf Community Development Evaluation 2011 Popular

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2011 50The KOHA-PICD funding for the Chandpur TCDC project concluded on 31 March 2011. As a part of that closing there was a full evaluation of the 2 years and 9 months that the project had been running. This is a summarised version of that evaluation. The project was revised and modified to meet the criteria of the SDF scheme which replaced KOHA-PICD, and has 3 years funding from April 2011.

pdf Pacific Tsunami - One Year On Popular

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one 50To commemorate the first anniversary of the Pacific Tsunami that hit on 29 September 2009, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) has published this document setting out some of the programmes that New Zealand has been involved in as part of the rebuilding process. The story of BANZAid's project to rebuild the Satitoa Primary School is on page 12.

In January I spent the week in Malaysia, at meetings of the Asia Pacific Baptist Federation. The APBF represents 60 different Baptist groups in 22 countries with over 33,000 local churches. The conference was a meeting of three subcommittees within APBF – Theology, Mission and Development. I was...
The Council for International Development (CID) is the umbrella body for New Zealand organisations working in aid and development. A recent press release predicts that 2019 will be a challenging year for New Zealand aid organisations. Conflicts, natural disasters, refugees, climate change and...
In the time of Jesus, the word “Kingdom” was not a nice word. It was a word of power, of violence, of exploitation, of abuse and of fear. Think of the King Herod who had all the children under two years old killed in an attempt to kill the messiah who had been born. Think of the next Herod, 30...