In April 2001 Earth Report features stories on: Biodiversity under threat from invasive species; The industrialisation of Amazonia and its link with carbon emissions trading; How ill-informed use of pesticides is poisoning Cambodian farmers.'Earth Report' is broadcast weekly on BBC World at the following times GMT: Monday at 03:30 & 21:30, Tuesday at 08:30, 11:30 & 14:30, Wednesday at 01:30 & 05:30, Saturday at 18:30, Sunday at 07:30.

Fahamu - learning for change - has been awarded a grant to develop an interactive training guide on human rights education in rural populations in collaboration with the Kenya Human Rights Commission, and to develop supplementary materials on Training Skills for the Adilisha Project ( The award has been made by the Human Rights Project Fund of the British Foreign and Commonwealth Office ( more

In a year that saw unbounded confidence in the nation's
economy turn to increasing uncertainty, U.S. grantmaking
foundations raised their contributions to nonprofit organi-
zations a record $4.3 billion, according to a new report
from the Foundation Center.

This is a special issue devoted to online resources in the field of international philanthropy. By no means comprehensive, the list does provide a convenient starting point for further explorations of this large and important field. To browse the complete issue with additional categories,
visit PND on the Web.

The Information for Development Program infoDev is a global grant program
managed by the World Bank to promote innovative projects on the use of
information and communication technologies (ICTs) for economic and social
development, with a special emphasis on the needs of the poor in
developing countries. Proposals for grants are invited from the development community: deadline June 1, 2001