OFID’s Energy for the Poor Initiative (EPI) was highlighted in a press release relating to a joint announcement made by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim after a meeting of the Advisory Board of the UN Sustainable Energy for All initiative (SE4ALL) that took place in New York.
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World AIDS Day represents an opportunity for people worldwide to show their support for people living with HIV/AIDS. OFID joined the battle against the pandemic in the mid-1990s, as soon as it became evident that HIV/AIDS had evolved from being a straightforward health issue into a serious threat to socioeconomic development.
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November 29 marks the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People, which has been celebrated since 1979. The relationship between OFID and the Palestinian people dates back more than three decades.
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OFID Director-General's recorded speech shown at Vienna Energy Forum 2013
Malala Yousafzai receives OFID 2013 Annual Award for Development
Central Asia: Providing food security beyond borders
There are various fraudulent schemes whose authors purport to be OFID personnel or agents or otherwise associated with OFID. Frequently, but not exclusively, such schemes take the form of emails, rogue websites, faxes or telephone calls to unsuspecting members of the public. Increasingly, fraud takes the form of internet correspondence known as ‘Phishing’; a fraudulent practice in which email messages, instant messages and websites are used to dupe individuals into disclosing personal or confidential information. Many of these scams request detailed personal information for purposes such as: invitations to fictitious, OFID-sponsored conferences; front-end fees or advance payments; registration or processing fees. In return, such scams promise recipients OFID financial assistance. These scams sometimes carry the OFID logo and derive from e-mail addresses designed to look confusingly similar to OFID addresses.
OFID wishes to warn members of the public of these fraudulent practices which do not originate from, or are associated with, OFID. It is strongly recommended that recipients of any solicitations purporting to be from or associated with OFID use extreme caution in order to verify their genuineness before sending any response.
As an infallible rule, OFID does not extend loans or any other form of financing to individuals. It also does not charge any fees before a legally binding financing agreement is concluded between OFID and a beneficiary company or corporation. Nor is it OFID policy to charge any fees for attending seminars or conferences. Furthermore, OFID does not operate a lottery.
Scams may take a myriad of forms, in addition to those described above. The need for caution and vigilance cannot be over-emphasised.