Japan, April 2013 - The first board meeting of DEVNET Tokyo was held on April 2nd. During the meeting the directors discussed plans and projects to be implemented. After the meeting an appointment ceremony of directors was held.

Mario Lubetkin, former Director General of Inter Press Service, journalist and communications expert and Tony Morrow Executive Director of Devnet International Beijing's Office (our representation in China), engineer and business entrepreneur, have joined the Board of Directors of Devnet International.

This is a Devnet International Board notification to all interested parties to reiterate that the office located in Shanghai at Longhua East Road, Luwan District, 868 Office, A 1203 Room under the direction of Mr. Li Shien is not part of the DEVNET network, and has no authority to act in the name of DEVNET.

Japan, March 2013 - We are very proud to announce the approval and opening of DEVNET Tokyo bureau located in Tokyo under the direction of Mr. Fumiyasu Akegawa. DEVNET International is growing and this office represents one step forward in the expansion program.

Zimbabwe, March 2013 - Women from across Zimbabwe joined a series of training sessions on basic computer literacy, entrepreneurship and Internet/e-commerce.  These training sessions, which were held in different locations around the country, focused on improving the business skills of women and adding new tools to their business.

Nicaragua-China - An initiation plan to promote new markets for sustainable agro-industry was signed between UNDP Nicaragua and DEVNET International in December 2012.

The Philippines - The successful use of information and communication technology (ICT) in advancing the progress of women’s enterprises was the case presented by WINNER (Women into the New Network for Entrepreneurial Reinforcement) Program at the workshop session on business success and benefits from digital technology held in the campus of the International Institute for Rural Reconstruction.

 Pooling their efforts to stage the biggest ever and the best handicraft product exposition, women in micro and small enterprises in Nepal recently held a five-day trade event to cap a year-long series of activities.

This note is posted by the Board of DEVNET to clarify that representation in China of DEVNET International (Associazione DEVNET) rests solely on our DEVNET Office in Beijing chaired by Mr. Guoping Jiang and whose Executive Director is Mr.

We are pleased to inform that Mr Manuel Manonelles Chairman of the Board of Devnet International has been appointed by the Board to assume the functions of Executive Director as of 15th November 2012. The appointment of Mr Manonelles as Executive Director follows the Board's acceptance of the resignation of Mr Phil Harris for personal reasons. The Board takes this opportunity to express its thanks for the service rendered by Phil Harris during his tenure as ED.