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Launch Of International NGO Book Helps Avert Global Dementia Catastrophe

Governmental organisations (INGOs) will boost funds for Alzheimer’s Research UK, the second largest charity funder of dementia research in the world. Published by Kumarian Press in the United States, and for release worldwide, the book entitled Building a Better International NGO: Greater than the Sum of Parts will launch in London on Wednesday 20 November. The launch event will be hosted by Accenture management consultants, at the Apex City of London Hotel, 1 Seething Lane, EC3N 4AX.

Co-authored by James Crowley and Morgana Ryan, the book explores how large INGOs can work effectively in the wake of tremendous growth in the size and scope of their activities. Crowley and Ryan have drawn on their extensive experience of working with some of the world’s largest INGOs in the areas of international development and humanitarian aid to compile this concise yet comprehensive guide.

James Crowley is the Founder and Director of The Crowley Institute www.thecrowleyinstitute.com, an independent research and advisory network. The Institute works to support communities and countries in the developing world through collaborative idea sharing between the development sector and business community. The research work and associated advisory work is carried out in close collaboration with Accenture Development Partnerships, a group within the Accenture global consulting company which provides strategic advice and technical project management support to not-for-profit organisations, NGOs, foundations and donor organisations operating in the development sector.

James Crowley talked about the book and the motivation for supporting Alzheimer’s Research UK:

“This new book is based upon the Greater than the Sum of the Parts series of research papers, under the title Building a Better International NGO. It covers a range of essential topics such addressing structures, competences, technology, strategic planning and accountability. Moreover, it challenges those in positions of leadership to be more aggressive in seeking out large scale breakthroughs in the fight against poverty and injustice in the decades to come.

“All the net proceeds from the book will be donated to Alzheimer’s Research UK, a charity at the heart of global efforts to defeat dementia. More than 35 million people worldwide are estimated to live with this condition but the lack of funding for research makes dementia a global catastrophe just waiting to happen. This can only be averted through the combined efforts of governments, the public and the dementia research field. Morgana and I are pleased our book will contribute to those efforts and help raise awareness.”

Rebecca Wood, Chief Executive of Alzheimer’s Research UK, said:

“We are hugely grateful to James Crowley and his co-author Morgana Ryan for kindly donating the proceeds from this inspiring book towards our vital work. Each year 4.6 million new cases of dementia are diagnosed globally yet funding for research still lags far behind other serious diseases. This number is set to spiral bringing massive social and economic pressure to bear.

“As the second largest charity funder of dementia research in the world, our pioneering work offers the greatest hope, bringing us closer to finding ways to diagnose, prevent, treat and cure dementia. Everyone who buys a copy of Building a Better International NGO: Greater than the Sum of Parts will give hope to the millions of people living with dementia today and help us achieve our vision of a world free from dementia.”

Building a Better International NGO: Greater than the Sum of Parts, is available to order online through Kumarian Press at www.kpbooks.com or through Amazon at www.amazon.co.uk

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