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Kenya: COPA's Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting & Learning in Peacebuilding Practice Course

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 08:39:16 +0000

Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
Country: Kenya
Registration deadline: 26 Apr 2019
Starting date: 29 Apr 2019
Ending date: 03 May 2019

Background

Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL) is an integral part of every intervention. Knowledge of MERL makes it easy to formulate and articulate a project’s theory of change and to draw organizational learning from it. It also makes it easier to draw evidence of achieved results, draw lessons from what is working and recommend appropriate measures for what is not working.

Though MERL is beneficial, many organizations and project staffs shy away from it because they see it as technical in nature, others find it time consuming while others fear that results may not be achievable in rapidly changing contexts.

Irrespective of this, knowledge and skills in MERL allows organizations and staff to more effectively engage in MERL for the growth of their projects and the organizations.

Course objectives

  • Introduce participants to MERL from a peacebuilding perspective

  • Enhance participants understanding of the various contextual tools of analysis applied in MERL in the peacebuilding practice

  • Build participants understanding of a project’s Theory of Change

  • Enhance participants’ skills in developing an evaluation and a learning agenda for their Peacebuilding projects

The Course Content

1. Introduction to monitoring and evaluation for conflict prevention and peacebuilding: In this session, participants will be introduced to MERL from the peacebuilding practice including an understanding of the different criteria that is used to assess the effectiveness of a peacebuilding project.

2. Contextual analysis tools: This session will introduce participants to the different contextual analysis tools used in MERL.

3. Developing effective monitoring tools for conflict prevention and peacebuilding: In this section, participants will be taken through the process of developing an MERL plan for their specific projects. The session will focus on creating a common understanding of what an MERL plan is, what it is used for, who is involved in its designing, the most appropriate time for its designing and who it is used on

4. Developing a Theory of Change: the session will focus on understanding what a Theory of change is, how it is developed, its relationship to the project cycle and who really should be involved in its designing. This session will enable participants broaden their knowledge of the project cycle and the logical linkages from one stage to the other. The session will examine how proposed project activities lead to the desired social change. At the end of the session, participants should be able to identify and expound on the various theories of change that inform their projects

5. Evaluation and developing a learning agenda: The session will take participants through the concept of evaluation and its importance and applicability in projects, the different types of evaluation and audiences will also be discussed including how to develop an evaluation schedule for a project. At the end of the session, participants should be able to develop an evaluation schedule for their projects and to identify some learning agenda questions for their projects.

Lead Trainer- Dr. George Kut

Dr. Kut has extensive experience in strengthening government and civil societies’ collaboration and dialogue through participatory training. He has designed and facilitated processes for conflict early warning and response systems, peacebuilding policy analysis and advocacy with governments including designing and conducting several researches and documentation for civil society organizations and UN agencies. He drafted the national peacebuilding policies for Kenya and Uganda. He also offers technical support on conflict and gender sensitive programming.

Dr. Kut’s experience in training in multicultural contexts for over 20 years spans across Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa. He has developed a number of courses and training materials on peacebuilding for civil society organizations, local community groups and UN agencies. He recently designed an internationally popular course module on the application of CEDAW and UNSCRs 1325 in peacebuilding, gender based violence prevention, conflict transformation and human security work. He has a PhD in International Studies and Social Sciences from Coventry University, U.K and is also a holder of MA degree in Peace and Reconciliation Studies from the same university. He also holds a Post Graduate diploma in Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University.


How to register:

Filled in applications should be sent to COPA by email. All received applications will be acknowledged and if successful a corresponding letter of admission and other necessary documentations will be sent to the applicant. Please send your completed application to martha@copafrica.org or copa@copafrica.org.

Application forms and prospectus can be obtained from www.copafrica.org or by sending an email to copa@copafrica.org

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France: Évaluer un projet humanitaire

Thu, 14 Mar 2019 04:59:46 +0000

Organization: Groupe Urgence - Réhabilitation - Développement
Country: France
Registration deadline: 02 May 2019
Starting date: 20 May 2019
Ending date: 24 May 2019

Vous réalisez des évaluations internes ou vous êtes consultant.e ou commanditaire d’évaluations ? Cette formation vous fournit une méthodologie complète pour réaliser toutes les étapes du processus d’évaluation d’un projet humanitaire. Objectifs pédagogiques

À l’issue de la formation, les participants sont en mesure de :
• Définir les concepts clés liés à la qualité et l'évaluation d’un projet ;
• Organiser et/ou participer à un processus d'évaluation ;
• Acquérir les outils et les méthodes appropriés et les appliquer de manière adaptée aux différentes étapes d’une évaluation ;
• Gérer la dimension humaine nécessaire à la réussite de l'évaluation ;
• Juger de la qualité d'une évaluation ;
• Argumenter pour l'intégration institutionnelle de la pratique de l'évaluation.

Lieu: Groupe URD Centre de formation, La Fontaine des Marins, 26170 Plaisians (France)


How to register:

Pour vous inscrire à cette formation, cliquez ici pour remplir le formulaire d’inscription en ligne, au plus tard le 2 mai 2019.

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World: Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (Online)

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 23:56:36 +0000

Organization: International NGO Training and Research Centre
Country: World
Registration deadline: 22 Apr 2019
Starting date: 29 Apr 2019
Ending date: 14 Jun 2019

The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning online course will strengthen your skills in supporting monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) of projects and programmes from programme design through to evaluation and impact assessment, and help you to tackle MEL challenges that you may be facing.

This course provides approximately 25 hours of training over 5 weeks and consists of a blend of ‘real time’ interactive live sessions led by our highly experienced trainers, individual activities and personal feedback from the trainer, collaborative group work, opportunities to interact with participants on the course through discussion forums on the INTRAC learning platform, and individual coaching to enable attendees to apply the learning to their work.

This course provides flexibility and enables you to take part in an INTRAC course with others without travelling. The timing of the live sessions is 1pm GMT. Sessions are recorded and made available on our e-learning platform, so you can view them in your own time if you can’t join live.
See the feedback from our previous courses:

"Orla has great capacities to lead the webinar, she made it interesting and entertaining. The facilitation was excellent! I appreciated the mentoring session, the feedback on the homework, as well as the diverse resources she made accessible to the participants by email, truly useful." Claudia Cordero, Independent Consultant, course participant (June-July 2017)

"Wonderful, engaging, well-structured course, tailored to different learning styles! It is truly motivating to see that at INTRAC the years of experience, learning and research in training have clearly informed the way courses are structured." Course participant (January-February 2018)


How to register:

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form: https://www.intrac.org/how-we-work/training/application-form/

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Advanced Monitoring and Evaluation

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 23:55:25 +0000

Organization: International NGO Training and Research Centre
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Registration deadline: 22 Apr 2019
Starting date: 20 May 2019
Ending date: 24 May 2019

This course builds on participants’ understanding and skills of how to develop sustainable and cost effective monitoring and evaluation processes and practices within their own projects, programmes and organisations.

It is also relevant for those trying to improve and enhance current monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems, or supporting partners to develop and implement effective M&E. The course provides an overview of all aspects of M&E from planning to M&E and impact assessment, with a focus on ensuring that M&E contributes towards improving organisational learning and accountability.

See feedback from our previous course:

"This is the most energised, precise, effective, wonderful and best training style I’ve seen in a long time. Highly participatory and yet so informative. Also very practical."

Objectives of the course

By the end of the training participants will:

 Have developed a deeper understanding of the characteristics of effective M&E and M&E systems  Have reviewed approaches to planning for M&E, including Theory of Change, and explored some of the challenges with these

 Be able to select and use appropriate data collection methods and tools effectively and explored debates around newer qualitative and participatory approaches

 Have considered principles and steps in data analysis and the issue of quality of evidence

 Have explored ways to address issues around impact assessment and the M&E of outcomes and impact

 Have considered their own role in bringing about improved M&E within their projects, programmes and organisations.


How to register:

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form: https://www.intrac.org/how-we-work/training/application-form/

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United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland: Advocacy Strategy and Influencing Skills

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 23:53:33 +0000

Organization: International NGO Training and Research Centre
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Registration deadline: 26 Aug 2019
Starting date: 23 Sep 2019
Ending date: 27 Sep 2019

This course introduces participants to the core skills needed to influence powerful stakeholders and policy processes in a range of contexts. It also gives participants a thorough understanding of how to develop and monitor effective advocacy strategies. You will explore tools for analysing where power lies on your issue and who has a stake in it. You will learn how to develop a theory of change and how to tailor your advocacy to the interests of those you seek to influence. You will also learn skills in communicating an advocacy message, face-to-face influencing techniques, using the media, public campaigning, and research for advocacy purposes.

Objectives of the course

By the end of the training participants will:

 Be familiar with the stages of the advocacy planning cycle and be better equipped to develop an advocacy strategy

 Be able to analyse the external environment and policy processes and identify appropriate ‘levers of influence’

 Develop a simple theory of change for achieving the change being sought

 Be aware of power dynamics and the role it plays in achieving advocacy success

 Have explored and practised core advocacy skills regarding: lobbying, using the media, public campaigning, networking, and applied research for advocacy

 Have reviewed appropriate tools and methods for monitoring and evaluating advocacy initiatives.


How to register:

To apply for this course, please complete our online application form: https://www.intrac.org/how-we-work/training/application-form/

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World: Religion/Faith, Conflict and Peacebuilding

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 23:50:56 +0000

Organization: University for Peace
Country: World
Registration deadline: 14 Apr 2019
Starting date: 15 Apr 2019
Ending date: 24 May 2019

Religion/Faith, Conflict and Peacebuilding

2credits/6weeks

15 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019

Professor Toh Swee-Hin (S. H. Toh)

Among the diverse conflicts that have led to divisions and violence in historical times and in the contemporary world, some clearly involve peoples who belong to different religions or faiths. Such conflicts have popularly created the assumption and conclusion that religion or faith has been or is a primary “cause” of violence and even wars. However, on careful analysis of the dynamics and complexities of the conflicts, this perspective is now being increasingly challenged. Drawing on exemplars from diverse regions and societies, this course seeks to clarify how religious and faith identities, beliefs and practices can motivate followers to engage in violent conflicts, albeit often in intersections with diverse economic, political and social factors. The potential for exclusivist interpretations of religious or faith “truths” to fuel extremism, intolerances, discrimination and even violence, including “terrorism”, will also be critically analyzed . On the other hand, there is a widening recognition that religion, faith and diverse spirituality traditions can play a positive role in building a culture of peace at local, national and global levels of life. The course hence will highlight the creative nonviolent contributions of faiths and religions in resolving and transforming conflicts and violence . Insights and lessons from strategies such as the expanding movements of interfaith and intra-faith dialogue as well as faith-based initiatives in peacebuilding will also be explored. The course will be especially relevant to peacebuilders working in contexts of cultural and faith or religious complexities and diversities.

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World: Human Vulnerability and Climate Change Adaptation

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 23:50:23 +0000

Organization: University for Peace
Country: World
Registration deadline: 14 Apr 2019
Starting date: 15 Apr 2019
Ending date: 24 May 2019

Human Vulnerability and Climate Change Adaptation

2credits/6weeks

15 Apr 2019 - 24 May 2019

Professor Olivia Sylvester

To achieve sustainable peace we need urgent action to adapt with climate change and its impacts. In this course students learn how to speak climate change language through their examination of key theories and concepts (e.g., vulnerability, adaptation, resilience, and transformation). Students will use this new knowledge to analyze climate change issues including food security, natural resource use, seal-level rise, and climate-related displacement. Students will also learn how to approach climate change and its impacts through human rights and gender lenses. Responding to the action paralysis in the climate adaptation arena, our class will focus on solutions to key climate challenges through the examination of exemplary real world case studies at the fore of climate adaptation. If you are interested in understanding the key concepts and theories that inform current climate policy, research, and adaptive actions; and, if you are interested in understanding the how climate adaptation relates to gender equality, sustainable, peaceful and inclusive communities, clean energy, and zero hunger among other sustainable development goals, this course is for you.

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World: Gender and Peacebuilding

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 23:49:47 +0000

Organization: University for Peace
Country: World
Registration deadline: 07 Apr 2019
Starting date: 08 Apr 2019
Ending date: 07 Jun 2019

Gender and Peacebuilding

3credits/9weeks

8 Apr 2019 - 7 Jun 2019

Professor Gal Harmat

The course constitutes an advanced course dealing with central structural arrangements conducive towards war, militarism, hegemonic masculinities, Femininities, nationalism, conflict creation and resolution, greed, and competitiveness and its consequent violence, including violence against women. The impediments specifically created by lack of gender equity will be analyzed, an analysis that is seen as pivotal for peacekeeping in times of rapid globalization.

Some of the material assigned for the course offers specific strategies for empowerment and achieving gender equity, while representing the necessity for these strategies to be connected to a structural changes and a drastic shift away from the discourses concerning women with the terms “vulnerabilities” and victimization and about males as innately aggressive. It examines the complex relationships between gender, biology, race, class, ethnicity, nationalism, religion, sexual orientation, militarization, both in the domestic and the public spheres. The former is analyzed as a pillar for the latter. Global gender indicators will complement the above material.

The definitions of what constitutes human security have been shifting, specifically when analyzed from a clear gender perspective, assuming that: a) there is no clear boundary between war and peace for women worldwide; and b) security considerations go beyond that of relationships between States and focus on the human. The course will thus focus on peace building and peace education, as well as Gender analysis to Security and peace building.

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World: Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 23:49:13 +0000

Organization: University for Peace
Country: World
Registration deadline: 07 Apr 2019
Starting date: 08 Apr 2019
Ending date: 07 Jun 2019

Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime

3credits/9weeks
8 Apr 2019 - 7 Jun 2019

Professor Jorrit Kamminga

Narco-terrorism, narco-jihadism, narco-insurgency, mafia-state, narco-state and even narco-terror state: many labels have been used in the past decades to describe the interlinkages between international phenomena such as the illicit drugs economy, transnational organized crime, conflict and terrorism. Mexico’s dire situation has been described as a narco-conflict. Colombia’s FARC and Afghanistan’s Taliban have both been depicted as drug cartels in recent years. In Afghanistan, NATO has even been bombing heroin processing laboratories since November 2017 to combat ‘Taliban’s narcotics financing’.

This course on Terrorism and Transnational Organized Crime explores the linkages between crime, terrorism and conflict as key global governance challenges in the 21st century. It aims to help students develop a nuanced view about the extent to which such interlinkages are real or political fabrications to promote certain policies. It also explores main trends. What is the effect of globalization? What has been the influence of 9/11, Al Qaeda and Islamic State on this debate? Is it true, as Robert Muggah and John P. Sullivan claimed in a recent Foreign Policy article from September 2018 that future conflicts will mostly be waged by drug cartels, mafia groups, criminal gangs, and terrorist organizations?

The course will relate these issues to the policy positions of states and international institutions. For example, in Afghanistan there has been quite a political push after 2005 by both the United Nations and NATO to increasingly link the Taliban to the illicit opium economy. What has been the effect of such ‘securitization moves’? The course will also discuss the link between the illicit trade of natural resources in relation to conflict. What are the trends when it comes to the role of so-called conflict resources in perpetuating civil wars and other conflicts?

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Kenya: Leading High Performing Healthcare Organizations (LeHHO)

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 23:48:24 +0000

Organization: Strathmore University
Country: Kenya
Registration deadline: 31 Mar 2019
Starting date: 08 Apr 2019
Ending date: 24 Oct 2019

This is a unique programme that seeks to explore the diverse and complex challenges that confront regional healthcare leaders.

This programme will enable you to:

  • Be in a vantage position to shape healthcare provision in the region
  • Capture and implement innovations in order to achieve organizational excellence and improve financial outcomes
  • Evaluate new healthcare delivery models and understand how they could affect your organization
  • Get a unique opportunity to network with industry leaders from both public and private health sector
  • Apply best practices in management and healthcare delivery to help your organization sustain competitive advantage
  • Explore emerging issues in healthcare leadership and governance and the innovative ways of handling them

The programme is targeted towards top leadership and senior executives who are responsible for performance and service delivery in the health sector from National government,County governments, Faith based organizations, Private for Profit health organization, NGO's among others.

The program is offered in 5 modules in a span of six months. Each module runs for 4 days a week.
Module 1: Understanding the Healthcare Environment
Module 2: Improving Organisational Performance
Module 3: Healthcare System Management
Module 4: Managing Healthcare Value Creation
Module 5: Getting Ready For What Lies Ahead

Contacts

For more information or application, contact Jacqueline Ngure. Email: jngure@strathmore.edu or sbshealthcare@strathmore.edu or call +254 711468632


How to register:

https://sbs.strathmore.edu/resources/apply-online/

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Kenya: Project Cycle Management (PCM) Training

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 23:47:29 +0000

Organization: IDEAL Public Health and Development Consultancy
Country: Kenya
Registration deadline: 20 Mar 2019
Starting date: 25 Mar 2019
Ending date: 29 Mar 2019

Project Cycle Management (PCM) is the process of effectively planning and managing projects, programmes and organizations. It is used widely in the development and humanitarian sectors. Projects sometimes fail because they are badly planned and do not take into account some important factors, particularly the needs and views of stakeholders. PCM ensures that all aspects of projects are considered carefully especially at the formulation stage. A central value of the PCM method is that aspects of the project are reconsidered throughout the project cycle to ensure that any changes which have occurred are included in the project design. As a result, projects are more likely to be successful and sustainable.

PCM involves a set of planning tools which feed into the logical framework (commonly known as a log frame). The log frame is a matrix which gives a snapshot of the key elements of the project. Some donors now expect log frames to be submitted alongside project proposals. Log frames can seem quite complex to many people. Most organizations find it difficult to fundraise for their projects. This training will therefore serve to demonstrate the process of developing log frames and theories of change in order to increase the ability of development and humanitarian organizations to access such funding. The training will also furnish trainees with practical project management skills in all the key phases of a project.

By the end of the training, trainees will be able to understand how to manage the activities of a project throughout the identification, formulation, planning and implementation cycle.

Who should attend this training?
Programme staff of humanitarian and development agencies including project managers, officers and assistants.

What are the key aspects of the training?

  • Introduction to Project Cycle Management (PCM);
  • Key components of a project;
  • Significant steps in project planning (needs assessment, problem analysis, objective setting and stakeholder analysis);
  • The logical framework approach (LFA);
  • Theory of change (ToC);
  • Human resource management in development and emergency projects;
  • Sustainability mechanisms in development projects;
  • Linking emergency to development projects.

What are the main training objectives?
The following objectives are planned to be achieved by the end of the training:

  • To equip trainees with knowledge, skills and practices on project cycle management including programming, identification, formulation, financing, implementation, monitoring and evaluation;
  • To introduce trainees to project management tools such as the Logical Framework Approach (LFA) as well as participatory approaches commonly used in projects;
  • To strengthen participants competency in effective project management.

What learning approach and language will be used in the training?
A combination of various adult-learning facilitation paradigms will be used including exploratory learning, group discussions, plenary brainstorming, facilitator’s input, case studies and video documentaries among others. The entire training will be facilitated in English. However, French translation can be provided if needed.

When is the training period?
25th to 29th March 2019


How to register:

Interested individuals should fill in our Course Application Form. Upon completing the form, send it back to the email address below by Wednesday 20th March 2019.

For more information, send an email to training@iphdcinternational.org or call +254 (20) 2345572.

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Switzerland: International humanitarian law course for practitioners and policy-makers in Geneva (in French)

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 23:46:31 +0000

Organization: International Committee of the Red Cross
Country: Switzerland, World
Registration deadline: 18 Mar 2019
Starting date: 12 May 2019
Ending date: 17 May 2019

Course description
Organized by the ICRC and the Swiss Red Cross, this immersive five-day course in international humanitarian law (IHL) is open to humanitarian practitioners who wish to become acquainted with the legal framework applicable to armed conflict. Taught in French, and combining theory and practice, the course follows a methodology involving exercises, simulations and discussions based on the actual challenges that humanitarian workers face today. Ahead of the on-site course, participants will follow an online training aimed at familiarizing them with the basic rules and principles of IHL.

Themes covered in the programme include:
• Classification of situations of violence and of the actors encountered in armed conflict
• IHL and the conduct of hostilities
• Ways and means of warfare
• IHL and human rights
• Protection of the civilian population and medical personnel during armed conflict
• Protection of persons deprived of liberty
• Refugees and internal displaced persons
• Dialogue with armed groups
• Humanitarian assistance
• Mechanisms for the implementation of IHL
• Repressing violations


How to register:

Interested candidates are asked to complete the registration form available at the course webpage before 18 March 2019, and send it together with their CV (max 3 pages) and letter of motivation:

https://www.icrc.org/fr/evenement/cours-dih-geneve-2019

The results of the selection process will be communicated to all candidates at the end of March 2019.

Selection criteria

The course is open to participants from any country. The following criteria will however be taken into consideration:

• At least three years' working experience in the humanitarian sector
• Experience in working in the field is an asset
• Excellent knowledge of French
• Interest in the work of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

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World: Childhub & ISPCAN Webinar: Burnout in the Child Welfare Profession

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 03:19:17 +0000

Organization: Terre des hommes
Country: World
Registration deadline: 20 Mar 2019
Starting date: 20 Mar 2019
Ending date: 20 Mar 2019

About the webinar:

We are happy to invite you to a joint Childhub and ISPCAN webinar (20th March at 16pm CET) on burnout in child welfare profession! In their daily work, child welfare professionals are exposed to a variety of traumatic events including family violence and child abuse and neglect. It is not a surprise that so many of the experts feel anxious and overwhelmed in their everyday work. Different research show that child welfare workers experience high level of burnout, contributing to poor job performance and turnover. As a result, it is essential that every professional gets needed support and finds a way to deliver a service to children and families while maintaining their own wellbeing.

In this webinar we will:

  • Discuss what burnout is, and how it differs from vicarious trauma and compassion fatigue
  • Identify personal and organizational risk factors, and
  • Analyze how we protect ourselves from burnout

The main aim of this webinar is to pass basic knowledge of burnout to managers, direct practice professionals and supervisors. Supervisors are very important group of actors in this regard, as they should have higher knowledge of burnout to recognize it among their staff and be able to adequately react, as well as put effective prevention measures in place.

About the presenter:

Emina Borjanić Bolić, PhD is social worker and an Assistant Professor at the College of Social Work Belgrade Serbia. She has published numerous scientific papers in the area of the secondary traumatic stress and vicarious traumatization among child welfare professionals and trauma in general. She also has a few years long experience in direct work with children as a Head of treatment in Emergency shelter for abused children in Belgrade.

About the hosts:

Child Protection Hub is a regional network present in more than eight SEE countries, aiming to contribute to producing, distributing and disseminating knowledge on child protection and child rights related topics. Childhub offers numerous free-of-charge resources for child protection professionals in local languages, online and offline capacity building opportunities and knowledge exchange opportunities. Working together with other prominent organizations in this field is a key to be effective, which is why we are especially glad to have this joint webinar with ISPCAN!

The International Society for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect (ISPCAN) is a multidisciplinary, non-profit organization focused on helping professionals who work with children to prevent and treat child abuse and neglect in all its forms. Since our founding more than 40 years ago, ISPCAN has connected thousands of professionals from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, medicine, nursing, social work, education, law, public health, and government through our conferences and Congresses, trainings, forums and Working Groups, a monthly peer-reviewed journal, and other key publications and resources. We believe that through education, collaboration, and a multidisciplinary approach, we can end the preventable tragedy of abuse and neglect for children everywhere.


How to register:

Go to the webinar page and click Sign up button.

A few hours before the webinar you will receive an email with the link to the webinar room and instructions how to join. Joining our webinars is very easy, doesn't require any special skills from you and only takes a minute or two. You can join the webinar from your computer, tablet or mobile phone.

You can check here when the webinar starts in your time zone.

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World: Strengthening Resilience

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 03:18:05 +0000

Organization: Leadership for Humanitarians
Country: World
Registration deadline: 19 Mar 2019
Starting date: 21 Mar 2019
Ending date: 21 Mar 2019

Resilience is – judging from its presence in our vocabulary today – the ultimate key to sustainable change in the Humanitarian Field. We feel: rightfully so. Of course, in order to create resilient communities and organisations, one has to create resilience within individuals first. But how? How do people acquire the mindset necessary to deal with the changes and challenges that life hands to them – and not always in a gentle manner? How do children overcome the difficulties of their early years to become the kind of adults that our communities need? How do you get yourself to get up and dust yourself off and keep going?

And what can you do, as an organization, to support the people you care for?

Based on the foundation of our program, the “7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, we would like to share with you what we have done so far and how to use some of these habits to build up and strengthen resilience within ourselves – and the individuals on our teams and within our communities.


How to register:

http://leadershipforhumanitarians.org/register/

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World: ChildHub INSPIRE series: The international success story of the KiVa Antibullying Program

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 03:17:21 +0000

Organization: Terre des hommes
Country: World
Registration deadline: 21 Mar 2019
Starting date: 21 Mar 2019
Ending date: 21 Mar 2019

We are happy to invite you for another session in the Childhub INSPIRE webinar series! On Thursday, March 21, at 14pm CET we will have a pleasure to hear from excellent speaker about promising practice that has been implemented around the world, linked to the following INSPIRE strategy:

Strategy 7: Education and life skills

Quality education helps children acquire knowledge, skills and experiences that build resilience and reduce risk factors for violence. When education systems, schools, parents and communities commit to providing safe and engaging learning environments, children are better able to succeed academically, grow socially, and avoid experiencing or perpetrating violence.

KiVa is an innovative, award-winning and evidence-based antibullying program, built on cutting-edge research on bullying and its mechanisms. KiVa has been developed at the University of Turku, with funding from the Ministry of Education and Culture of Finland. It is a sought-after program and is implemented world-wide from Finland to New Zealand and from Argentina to the UK.

In this webinar you will learn about:

  • The phenomenon of bullying and how does the KiVa antibullying program intervene in bullying and victimization
  • The effectiveness of the KiVa program
  • How KiVa can be implemented outside of Finland

About the presenter:

Since 2014 Johanna has worked in the education export team at the University of Turku, and is responsible for exporting the KiVa antibullying program to new countries through licensing partnerships. She is also part of the training team that trains new Certified KiVa Trainers globally and assists in the processes of launching and implementing KiVa successfully in the new regions.

About the INSPIRE series:

In winter 2019 ChildHub features the INSPIRE package: The INSPIRE package represents an evidence-based approach to revitalizing, focusing, and expanding current multisectoral efforts to prevent and respond to violence against children. It was developed in collaboration with the WHO, CDC, the Global Partnership to End Violence Against Children, PEPFAR, PAHO, UNICEF, UNODC, USAID, Together for Girls, and the World Bank. The package is based on convergence between these agencies and partnerships in the strategies they have been recommending, and presents the best available evidence.

The seven strategies are:

1) Implementation and enforcement of laws

2) Norms and values

3) Safe environments

4) Parent and caregiver support

5) Income and economic strengthening

6) Response and support services, and

7) Education and life skills.

These seven evidence-based strategies are complemented by two cross-cutting ones: multi-sectoral coordination, and monitoring & evaluation. The core INSPIRE document is now complemented by a detailed INSPIRE Implementation handbook setting out how to select and implement interventions from each of the seven strategies, and a compendium of Indicators by which to measure their impact and uptake.

Now you can read all of the INSPIRE materials and find recordings of our past webinars in this series!


How to register:

Go to the webinar page and click Sign up button.

A few hours before the webinar you will receive an email with the link to the webinar room and instructions how to join. Joining our webinars is very easy, doesn't require any special skills from you and only takes a minute or two. You can join the webinar from your computer, tablet or mobile phone.

You can check here when the webinar starts in your time zone.

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World: Free webinar: Best Practices in Partnering with USAID

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 03:09:31 +0000

Organization: Beit Al Karma Consulting
Country: World
Registration deadline: 28 Mar 2019
Starting date: 28 Mar 2019
Ending date: 28 Mar 2019

US Agency for International Development (USAID) is one of the largest bi-lateral development aid funding agencies in the Middle East and North Africa. USAID is facing a number of challenges and priorities, including internal USAID transformation and / or reorganization in one hand, sectoral and project’s delivery mechanisms, aid effectiveness and value-for-money on the other hand.

The webinar will present and discuss issues such as What are the current opportunities to pursue with USAID? What do businesses and organizations need to know in order to succeed as a prime contractor or sub-contractor on USAID funded projects? How can you track USAID projects and engage successfully with potential prime contractors as early as possible? What are the common characters that distinguish the working culture and identity of USAID’s contractors?

This webinar is suitable for consulting business and non-governmental organizations which are looking to design and implement development projects funded by USAID in the Middle East.

This one-hour webinar will cover:

  • Introduction to USAID procurement process, type of contracts and agreements
  • Overview of current and coming up tenders and grants opportunities in Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Yemen among other MENA regional programs
  • Who are the main USAID’s contractors to Partner with?
  • Best practices in subcontracting work with USAID’s Prime Contractors: prime and sub-contracting strategy

We will save time at the end of the webinar for audience questions. However, you may submit questions ahead of the event to ashaheen@darpe.me


How to register:

https://darpe.me/register-to-attend-our-events/

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Kenya: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (PMEAL)

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 03:08:55 +0000

Organization: Strathmore University
Country: Kenya
Registration deadline: 30 Apr 2019
Starting date: 13 May 2019
Ending date: 17 May 2019

Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is an essential component of project cycle management. It helps project implementers to demonstrate that donor aid/government spending on interventions is meeting certain required standards. But most importantly, that it is achieving/or has achieved the set strategic objectives of an intervention.

Development partners/humanitarian actors are now switching to what we call “**Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability & Learning (PMEAL)**” as an approach to M&E, as opposed to the traditional approaches into the same. The PMEAL is more stakeholder-oriented, results-focused, encourages learning and drives accountability on the part of project implementers.

It targets middle-level managers, Project Managers, Project Coordinators, Accountants, Personal Assistants, Entrepreneurs, Business Executives, Human Resource Managers, Team Leaders of private and state corporations, NGO’s and anyone seeking to enhance their professional skills.

The programme will cover key topics including;

· Introduction to Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E)

· M&E in Project Cycle & Design Review

· M&E Framework

· Selecting M&E Indicators

· M&E Planning

· M&E Systems

· M&E Costing/Budgeting

· Monitoring Practice, Learning & Reporting

· Evaluation Practice, Learning & Reporting

· Organizational Learning & Decision Making

· Accountability and Stakeholder Participation

· Stakeholder Learning, Communication & Information Sharing


How to register:

https://sbs.strathmore.edu/resources/planning-monitoring-evaluation-and-ac...

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Kenya: Project Management for Executives

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 03:06:07 +0000

Organization: Strathmore University
Country: Kenya
Registration deadline: 19 Mar 2019
Starting date: 25 Mar 2019
Ending date: 29 Mar 2019

The Project Management programme is designed to equip participants with modern skills of handling projects, considering the changing role of Project Management on the organisation's Strategy, Processes and as such affecting effectiveness and efficiency.

The course is designed to impart Knowledge and insights on Project Management and new Project Management trends will be explored. The impact of change, risk, and technology on project planning and implementation will be discussed. Participants will use industry case studies and as such relate theory to practical issues in managing successful projects.

The key areas of coverage will include but not limited to;

· The link between Strategy and Project Management

· Project Management and its impact on an organisation’s processes and systems

· Project Management in the Technology era

· Stakeholder management, Communication, and resource management during the different project cycles.


How to register:

https://sbs.strathmore.edu/resources/professional-development-programmes-application-form/

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occupied Palestinian territory: Al-Haq International Law Summer School 2019

Wed, 13 Mar 2019 03:05:19 +0000

Organization: Al Haq
Country: occupied Palestinian territory
Registration deadline: 15 May 2019
Starting date: 24 Jun 2019
Ending date: 08 Jul 2019

Al-Haq Center for Applied International Law is pleased to announce its Fifth International Law Summer School for post-graduate law students, legal researchers and professionals in the fields of international law and human rights. The training will take place over two weeks in Ramallah, occupied Palestinian territory (OPT) during the period of 24th June – 8th July 2019. Please click the link for more information on the course.

The summer school aims to assist post-graduates and professionals develop a coherent understanding of the legal and human rights situation in the OPT with an applicable approach. The summer school offers lectures by human rights professionals and group discussions on key human rights issues and trends in violations witnessed in the OPT.

The International Law Summer School is a highly interactive program in which all participants are encouraged to be fully engaged. The training methods include lectures, group exercises and field visits. The working language of the summer school is English. All participants will receive an electronic file of materials for their reference. Al-Haq’s summer school is a unique opportunity for internationals interested in the local context, the history and the future of the OPT and includes field visits to a diversity of communities, giving participants the chance to hear, firsthand, experiences of witnesses on the ground.

Al-Haq[1] is an independent Palestinian non-governmental human rights organization based in Ramallah, OPT. Established in 1979, Al-Haq’s mission is to protect and promote human rights and the rule of law in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. The organization monitors and documents violations of human rights, conducts legal research; human rights education; prepares reports, studies and interventions on violations of international human rights and humanitarian law in the OPT; and undertakes advocacy before local, regional and international bodies.

The fourteen-day summer school will include sessions on various topics, including:

  • Al-Haq’s mandate and working methods;
  • Historical overview of the conflict;
  • International human rights normative framework applicable in the OPT;
  • International humanitarian normative framework applicable in the OPT;
  • Current human rights situation and developments in the OPT;
  • International accountability mechanisms;
  • Engagement with numerous local and international human rights organizations through on-location visits and sessions hosted by representatives of relevant organizations;
  • Field visits to affected communities; including Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron, Naqab (Negev), Haifa, 1948 depopulated villages, Nablus and the Jordan Valley.
  • Each year we design unique programs covering the main trends in violations, and political and legal updates from the field.

The international law summer school is open to post-graduate students of law and related fields, legal scholars, human rights defenders and researchers.

The program covers the costs of accommodation[2], and includes breakfast and lunch and transportation for the entire period of the summer school.

Participants are expected to cover the costs of their own flight tickets and any additional expenses needed for dinner and expenses outside the scope of the program, in addition to the amount of 300 USD to support some of the expenses of the summer school.

Attendees who complete the duration of the International Law Summer School will be granted a certificate of completion.

The summer school can only accommodate a limited number of participants. Applicants will be contacted when the selection process has concluded.

For more information, please contact: ilcenter@alhaq.org.

Interested candidates should send their CV, including nationality and a brief cover letter to: ilcenter@alhaq.org by 15 May 2019.

[1] Al-Haq has special consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is the West Bank affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists - Geneva, and is a member of the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Network (EMHRN), the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT), the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), Habitat International Coalition (HIC), and the Palestinian NGO Network (PNGO).

[2] All participants will be accommodated in rooms for 2 people, except in Haifa, where the hostel rooms can be for 4-6 individuals each.


How to register:

Interested candidates should send their CV, including nationality and a brief cover letter to: ilcenter@alhaq.org by 15 May 2019.

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World: Data Collection and Analysis for Project Monitoring and Evaluation

Tue, 12 Mar 2019 06:45:40 +0000

Organization: Human Rights Education Associates
Country: World
Registration deadline: 31 Mar 2019
Starting date: 01 May 2019
Ending date: 28 May 2019

In this e-learning course human rights, humanitarian and development workers will be introduced to the fundamentals of qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis, including survey design, interviewing and associated techniques for analysis in support of project-based monitoring and evaluation. This course will be helpful for those with modest experience in monitoring and evaluation. Participants are encouraged to come to the course with an instrument and/or associated protocols for analysis that can be developed. This should not be viewed as an advanced course on data analysis and will not address sampling or regression analysis.

Course outline

Week 1. Introduction to qualitative research methods and interview protocols
Week 2. Analyzing qualitative data (coding, patterning and use of narrative)
Week 3. Introduction to quantitative research methods and survey design
Week 4. Analyzing quantitative data (descriptive statistics


How to register:

For more detailed information and online registration: www.hrea.org/data-collection

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