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World: Online training course in research methodology and research protocol development 2019

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 02:30:12 +0000

Organization: World Health Organization, Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research
Country: World
Registration deadline: 14 Oct 2019
Starting date: 11 Nov 2019
Ending date: 05 Jan 2020

The Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research (GFMER) in collaboration with the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) Department of Reproductive Health and Research/Human Reproduction Programme and other partners announces the 2019 online training course in Research Methodology and Research Protocol Development.

Research Methodology and Research Protocol Development

Objectives of the course

To provide knowledge and skills in research methodology in sexual and reproductive health. This course will enhance participants' knowledge of how to conduct literature searches, develop research protocols and improve their scientific writing.

Thematic areas:

  1. Literature search and referral to biomedical documents

  2. Epidemiologic studies

  3. Research protocol development

  4. Scientific writing

Topics to be covered in the course:

  1. Introduction: Research topic selection, research question and research problem statement

  2. Effective literature search and citing biomedical documents and sources

  3. Types of research (qualitative and quantitative)

  4. Epidemiologic studies

  5. Sampling (sample size and sampling technique)

  6. Quantitative data collection

  7. Qualitative study design

  8. Research ethics

  9. Critical appraisal of research publication

  10. Scientific writing

  11. Standard research protocol format

Course duration: 8 weeks

Course fee: USD250

Start date: 11 November 2019

End date: 05 January 2020

Application deadline: 14 October 2019

Payment deadline: 04 November 2019

Eligible candidates are all health professionals, paramedical staff, project planners and managers in health-related areas and social scientists.

Course structure consists of lectures, presentations, links to resource documents and recommended readings. A personal coach is assigned to each course participant and facilitates the learning process.

Certification

In order to validate the module and obtain the certificate, the participants are required to develop a research protocol relevant to their professional practice and under the guidance of their personal coach.

Application

To apply for the course, please submit the online application form and send the required enclosures.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXwMg4sgjndMDRjGEji0fDZjVPtImAK7...

Brochure

https://www.gfmer.ch/SRH-Course-2019/research-methodology/pdf/RM2019-Broch...

Website

https://www.gfmer.ch/SRH-Course-2019/research-methodology/index.htm

Contact person

Dr. Raqibat Idris

Course Manager

Geneva Foundation for Medical Education and Research

Course email: researchmethodology@gfmer.org


How to register:

Application

To apply for the course, please submit the online application form and send the required enclosures.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScXwMg4sgjndMDRjGEji0fDZjVPtImAK7...

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United Republic of Tanzania: Southern Perspectives: Social Thought in the Global South

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 02:28:01 +0000

Organization: ActionAid
Country: United Republic of Tanzania
Registration deadline: 24 Oct 2019
Starting date: 28 Oct 2019
Ending date: 29 Oct 2019

Workshop Objectives:

This workshop aims at critically recovering these Southern Perspectives. It will help to develop a critical insight into Third World/Global South thinkers much ignored today, such as Flora Tristán, Samir Amin, Enzo Faletto, Vania Bambirra, Paulo Freire, Franz Fanon, CLR James, Aimee Cesaire, Ali Shariati, Thomas Sankara, Julius Nyerere, Arundhati Roy, among many others. The workshop will be organised around themes in which their contributions will be discussed from the perspectives of the participants’ experiences. The aim is to recover our capacity to look at the world from the South and to revitalise intellectual exchanges on a South to South basis, decolonising progressive social thought in the process, which often has fallen into the traps of concepts developed by International Financial Institutions. Our engagement with past and contemporary thinkers and intellectuals of the Third World/Global South and with their “Southern Perspective” is a way to develop our own tools to understand the mechanisms which perpetuate injustice and oppression at a global scale, and to reassert our right to be in the world.

Duration:

2 days

Workshop Content:

Day 1: Our place in the world.

  • Why Third World? Why Global South?
  • Colonialism, Post-colonialism, Neo-colonialism, De-colonisation
  • The legacies of slavery and colonialism
  • Science and the creation of the othe**r**

Day 2: The world we can build.

  • Feminism
  • All lives matter
  • Knowing through experience and practice
  • Emancipatory alternatives
  • A world of many worlds

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the workshop you will be able to:

  • Achieve a critical understanding of the importance of Southern Perspectives as tools for social change and as means to understand the world in which we live.
  • Critically assess the various theories produced in South to South exchanges over the past decades.
  • Acquire a solid understanding of the global contribution of the Southern Perspectives.
  • Understand and be able to challenge concepts and ideas which reproduce subjection and oppression.
  • Engage and be able to apply insights from Southern Perspectives in your day to day activities to challenge injustice, inequality and oppression.
  • Achieve the capacity for a critical analysis of the practical difficulties and challenges posed by social challenge in the Third World/Global South using the tools provided by the Southern Perspectives.

Target Group:

This workshop is designed for thought leaders of the Global South.


How to register:

SIGN UP FOR THE WORKSHOP

***For more* infomation contact us at mstcdc@mstcdc.or.tz or +255 27 254 1044/6/8**

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World: Community Mobilization

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 02:19:26 +0000

Organization: Colorado State University, Village Earth
Country: World
Registration deadline: 30 Oct 2019
Starting date: 01 Nov 2019
Ending date: 06 Dec 2019

Course Description

Explore what turns a group of individuals into an organization or social movement. Consider what structural, social, or psychological barriers inhibit or prevent individuals and groups from getting involved and working together for change. Examine the definition of community mobilization as both an initial and ongoing process central to any community and social change effort that seeks to build support and participation of individuals, groups, and institutions to work towards a common goal or vision. Learn from the theories and methods of Brazilian educator Paulo Freire, whose work has guided some of the most successful development and education programs around the globe, including the Orangi Pilot Project in Pakistan, The NAAM movement in Burkina Faso, and the Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement in Sri Lanka, among others.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Identify the role of community mobilization in the context of human rights-based approaches to community development.
  • Better outline the causes and psychological affects of poverty oppression.
  • Better communicate with individuals and communities to enhance trust and solidarity.
  • Assist communities to mobilize for collective action and cooperation.

How to register:

Register here.

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World: Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 02:17:17 +0000

Organization: Colorado State University, Village Earth
Country: World
Registration deadline: 30 Oct 2019
Starting date: 01 Nov 2019
Ending date: 06 Dec 2019

Course Description

Discover participatory methods in monitoring and evaluation for community development, where multiple stakeholders are involved in the process of planning, collecting, interpreting, communicating, and using information. Gain skills in using regular monitoring and evaluation processes, which will lead to continuous improvements.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Plan a monitoring and evaluation project
  • Develop evaluation questions that address stakeholders needs
  • Select the most appropriate data collection method for a given situation
  • Effectively communicate monitoring and evaluation data
  • Use the monitoring information for effective feedback and improvement

How to register:

Register here

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World: Approaches to Community Development training

Mon, 14 Oct 2019 02:14:45 +0000

Organization: Colorado State University, Village Earth
Country: World
Registration deadline: 30 Oct 2019
Starting date: 01 Nov 2019
Ending date: 06 Dec 2019

Course Overview

Explore both the structure and practice of community development around the world. Engage in a critical analysis of different approaches to community development, their historical development and underlying assumptions. Gain an understanding of the structural and practical issues that promote or detract from the goal of community empowerment.

Upon completion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Outline the historical development and underlying assumptions of different approaches to community development.
  • Identify the issues faced by the rapidly changing field of community development.
  • Distill key structures and practices for becoming more effective on the ground.

How to register:

Register here.

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United States of America: Georgia Tech Professional Certificate Program in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:41:09 +0000

Organization: Georgia Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech Health and Humanitarian Logistics Center
Country: United States of America
Registration deadline: 09 Mar 2020
Starting date: 11 May 2020
Ending date: 16 May 2020

The Georgia Tech Center for Health & Humanitarian Systems (CHHS) offers a professional certificate program designed for practitioners in non-governmental organizations (NGOs), government, industry, and military who are active participants in humanitarian operations including disaster response, long term development and public health operations. Courses include many interactive components, such as case studies, simulations and games, which help professionals to link the challenges and decision-making tradeoffs they face in everyday practice with the systematic approaches, tools, and techniques presented in the course. Upon completion of the requirements for the three courses, participants will receive an official certificate from Georgia Tech in Health & Humanitarian Supply Chain Management.

2020 courses include:

  • Pre-planning Strategy for Health and Humanitarian Organizations MAY 11-12
  • Tactical Decision Making in Inventory and Supply Chain Management MAY 13-14
  • Systems Operations in Health and Humanitarian Response MAY 15-16

Register Your Seat Now https://pe.gatech.edu/certificates/health-humanitarian-supply-chain-management-certificate


How to register:

Click Course Details for the first Pre-Planning Strategy course and then select Register to add the course to your virtual cart (repeat for each course). Please email j.cooper@isye.gatech.edu with any questions about registration. The program is offered once a year in May.

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South Africa: Fighting Fraud in NGOs: Pretoria, South Africa

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:37:08 +0000

Organization: Humentum
Country: South Africa
Registration deadline: 05 Feb 2020
Starting date: 06 Feb 2020
Ending date: 07 Feb 2020

This course builds the skills and confidence of NGO managers and staff to prevent, detect and respond to fraud, making sure the organization’s resources get to where they are most needed.
It is designed for NGO staff whose job is to proactively manage the risk of fraud in their organizations, such as:

  • Senior managers of national NGOs, such as Program, Operations and Finance Managers
  • Staff in international NGOs who work with local partners, such as Desk Officers and Program Managers

The course is most relevant to NGOs with more than 12-15 staff or an annual budget greater than USD 350,000. It may also be of interest to NGO internal auditors.

Watch our video to learn more about this course!

Agenda

Day 1

Introduction

Overview of key concepts

  • Defining fraud and bribery
  • Why do people commit fraud?
  • The urgent need to fight fraud
  • The 5-part holistic framework
  • What does fraud look like close up?

Deterrence

Strategies to reduce fraud incidents

  • Content of key fraud policy documents
  • Setting behavior expectations with staff, partners, suppliers, and donors

Prevention

Protecting and safeguarding assets against threats

  • Assessing and building partners' capacity to fight fraud
  • Identifying areas of high fraud risk
  • Designing out fraud risk in projects
  • Fraud prevention procedures and controls

Day 2

Detection

Finding fraud if it is there

  • Tell-tale signs of fraud
  • Setting up a 'Speaking Up' service
  • Using budget monitoring reports
  • Beneficiary accountability

Response

Handling it well

  • Key actions in response to alleged fraud
  • Roles of the Fraud Response Team
  • Internal and external communications
  • Key elements in a fraud investigation
  • Taking appropriate actions and documenting learning

Culture

Creating an environment where fraud cannot thrive

  • Integrating anti-fraud thinking
  • Dealing with staff resistance
  • Course review, certificates, and close

How to register:

https://www.humentum.org/training/fighting-fraud-ngos-75

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Thailand: Managing complaints response mechanism

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:36:12 +0000

Organization: Community World Service Asia
Country: Thailand
Registration deadline: 20 Oct 2019
Starting date: 29 Nov 2019
Ending date: 02 Dec 2019

The objective of this course is to gather professional humanitarian workers from (I)NGOs, UN, donors and government agencies who aim to become experts in complaints handling. It will allow participants to understand the linkages between quality & accountability and handling complaints, from reception to investigation and implementation of the learning. More specifically, at the end of the course, participants will have acquired the following skills:

  • Understand the different Q&A initiatives and how they complete each other
  • Explain and apply the 9 Core Humanitarian Standard (CHS) commitments and identify how they contribute to improved humanitarian interventions
  • Explain terminology related to sensitive complaints
  • Understand the global investigative framework including specific skills to conduct interviews
  • Demonstrate a robust knowledge on how to handle complaints, from communication to reception of complaints and subsequent investigations
  • Able to support and manage an ongoing investigation and its follow-up action

How to register:

Kindly fill out the Online Application Form: https://forms.gle/trS5Rf5A1zCtRhqM8 and send by October 20, 2019.

Applicants will be confirmed about their participation by October 31, 2019. For further information or queries please feel free to contact us: qa.support@communityworldservice.asia. Please make sure you include contact information (postal address, e-mail or phone number) you will access during those dates, at the latest. Space will be allocated on a ‘first-confirmed, firstserved’ basis. Payment of the tuition fee will confirm the course registration.

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South Africa: USAID Rules & Regulations - Grants & Cooperative Agreements: Pretoria, South Africa

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:34:58 +0000

Organization: Humentum
Country: South Africa
Registration deadline: 02 Feb 2020
Starting date: 03 Feb 2020
Ending date: 05 Feb 2020

This course covers the many rules and regulations associated with USAID funding, and is designed to enhance the ability of NGO staff to effectively manage their programs and maintain donor compliance. Whether you are new to USAID funding or have years of program experience, this highly participatory course gives you the skills and knowledge you need to confidently apply the complex directives found within the regulations.

Watch this video to learn more about the course.

Agenda

Day 1

Opening and Welcome

  • Introduction to USAID and its Regulations
  • 2 CFR 200: Financial & Program Management
  • 2 CRF 200: Cost Share
  • 2 CFR 200: Property Standards
  • Property Standards - Small Group Exercise

Day 2

  • 2 CFR 200: Procurement Standards
  • 2 CFR 200: Recording, Record Retention; Closeout
  • 2 CFR 700: Marking
  • 2 CFR 200: Cost Principles (continued)
  • Cost Principles - Small Group Exercise

Day 3

  • Agreement Package - Letter and Schedule
  • Agreement Package - Small Group Exercise
  • Agreement Package - Standard Provisions
  • 22 CFR 228: Souce & Nationality, including Restricted Goods
  • Audit

Close

  • Closing and Certificates

How to register:

https://www.humentum.org/training/usaid-rules-regulations-grants-cooperati...

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World: Fundamentos de la Gestión de Proyectos (PMD Pro) Flex

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:34:15 +0000

Organization: Humentum
Country: World
Registration deadline: 15 Mar 2020
Starting date: 18 Mar 2020
Ending date: 12 May 2020

El PMDPro1 es una certificación en gestión de proyectos para profesionales del sector de desarrollo, reconocida mundialmente. Este curso en línea brinda las habilidades necesarias para iniciar, planificar, ejecutar y cerrar proyectos de manera efectiva. La entrega de un proyecto en alcance, a tiempo y dentro del presupuesto, requiere un conocimiento específico que primero se aprende y luego se perfecciona a través de la práctica.

Agenda

Semana 1

Bienvenida e Introducción al PMD Pro

Semana 2

Identificación y Diseño del Proyecto

Semana 3

Puesta en Marcha (Formalización) del Proyecto

Semana 4

Planificación del Proyecto

Semana 5

Implementación del Proyecto

Semana 6

Monitoreo, Evaluación y Control

Semana 7

Transición del proyecto

Semana 8 - 12

Cierre


How to register:

https://www.humentum.org/training/fundamentos-de-la-gesti%C3%B3n-de-proyec...

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World: Project Management for Development Professionals (PMD Pro) Flex

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:32:15 +0000

Organization: Humentum
Country: World
Registration deadline: 15 Mar 2020
Starting date: 18 Mar 2020
Ending date: 12 May 2020

PMD Pro 1 is a globally recognized project management certification for development professionals. This online course gives you the skills you need to effectively initiate, plan, execute, and close out projects. Delivering your project on scope, on time, and on budget requires specific knowledge that is first learned and then refined through practice.

Watch the video: PMD Pro

Agenda

Week 1

Welcome and Introduction to PMD Pro

  • PMDPro framework
  • Overview of project management
  • Skills and competencies

Week 2

Project Identification and Design

  • Data collection and analysis
  • Stakeholder analysis
  • Problem and objective trees
  • Intervention logic

Week 3

Project Set Up

  • Decision gates
  • Risk management
  • Project Governance and charters

Week 4

Project Planning

  • Activity/task identification (work breakdown structure)
  • Sequencing (network diagram)
  • Resource estimation (estimating techniques)
  • Duration (critical path)
  • Scheduling (Gantt chart)
  • Other types of plans

Week 5

Project Implementation

  • Risk and issue management
  • Schedule management
  • Project controls

Week 6

Monitoring, Evaluation, and Control

  • How to monitor
  • Types of evaluations
  • Change management

Week 7

Project Transition and Over to You!

  • Types of project closure
    Admin/legal/financial closure
    Project transition matrix
    Project learning

Week 8-12

Wrap Up


How to register:

https://www.humentum.org/training/project-management-development-professio...

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Egypt: Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation-PME

Fri, 11 Oct 2019 10:32:11 +0000

Organization: Beit Al Karma Consulting
Country: Egypt
Registration deadline: 02 Nov 2019
Starting date: 02 Nov 2019
Ending date: 03 Nov 2019

This practical, two-days course gives you a thorough understanding of participatory monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning methods, tools and approaches. You will gain practical experience on how to design your projects based on results chain, develop and use monitoring and evaluation plan in project management using key performance indicators; share and report M&E results for organizational planning; effective communication, proposal writing and fundraising purposes. The course will equip participants with the necessary skills and tools necessary to confidently deliver the functions of the Monitoring and Evaluation officer throughout the various phases of the Project Management Cycle.

Learning Outcomes

  • Increased understanding of using M&E as an effective methodology towards the design and management of high-quality development projects.
  • Increased knowledge and skills on selecting efficient data collection tools
  • Increased capacity to develop appropriate monitoring and evaluation reports that serves the growth and sustainability at the project and organizational levels

Additional Information

  • This course is a foundation to intermediate level
  • The course will utilize an interactive approach, allowing you to interact and learn with other participants.
  • The course will use real-life case studies, as well as templates
  • Presentations and handouts are in English. Trainers are bi-lingual English / Arabic

Meet the Trainer:

Nermine Habib: M&E Trainer and Consultant

Nermine Habib has 15+ years of experience in leading, managing and reporting mid-term and final evaluation missions of development funded projects funded, designed and implemented by UNHCR, IOM, GIZ, Plan International and UNICEF among others. Nermine holds Master degrees in Conflict Resolution and Peace Building as well as in Sociolinguistics studies. She has received intensive training in Monitoring and Evaluation from MDF institute of the Netherlands.


How to register:

https://bk-eg.com/planning-monitoring-and-evaluation-pmeform/?

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Australia: Child Protection in Humanitarian Action

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 06:54:36 +0000

Organization: RedR Australia
Country: Australia
Registration deadline: 16 Mar 2020
Starting date: 18 Mar 2020
Ending date: 20 Mar 2020

Increasing emergencies brings a growing demand for humanitarians with expertise in Child Protection in Humanitarian Action (CPHA), by delivering this training we aim to increase the pool of experts available to deploy in this sector.

This course is an ideal choice for humanitarian practitioners and those entering the sector that have an interest and commitment to child protection, and want to increase their knowledge of how children can be affected in humanitarian action. The course will broaden participants’ understanding of child protection within the broader humanitarian system, and equip them with CPHA tools and strategies to apply in the field.

This intermediate-level course is ideal for people already involved or likely to be involved in child protection in emergencies programming, as a coordinator, practitioner and/or decision maker. It is expected that participants will already have a sound understanding of general child protection issues and an awareness of the risk factors that increase children's vulnerability in humanitarian action.


How to register:

Register online here.

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World: MOOC on Children Deprived of Liberty: Learning from the UN Global Study

Thu, 10 Oct 2019 02:33:12 +0000

Organization: EIUC
Country: World
Registration deadline: 31 Dec 2019
Starting date: 18 Nov 2019
Ending date: 19 Jan 2020

OVERVIEW:

Despite the fact that the Convention on the Rights of the Child affirms that, in principle, children should not be detained and deprivation of liberty should be a measure of last resort, millions of children in the world are locked away.

To address this problem, the United Nations appointed Manfred Nowak as Independent Expert to lead the Global Study on children deprived of liberty.

This unique MOOC offered by the Global Campus of Human Rights stems from this study and provides insights, learning and recommendations in this important area at the crossroad of children, violence, and human rights studies.

SYLLABUS:

  • Module 1: general framework of the Study (legal standards, guiding principles, definitions, objectives and methodology)
  • Module 2: cross-cutting themes such as deprivation of liberty, children’s participation, disability, gender and health.
  • Module 3: the six focus areas of the Study: administration of justice, children living in places of detention with their primary caregivers, migration-related detention, children deprived of liberty in institutions, in armed conflict and for national security reasons.
  • Module 4: ‘behind the scenes’ of the making of the UN Global Study, including challenges, opportunities, recommendations and the way forward.

The MOOC is taught by, among others:

  • Manfred Nowak, Secretary General of the Global Campus of Human Rights;
  • Jo Becker, Human Rights Watch;
  • Catalina Devandas Aguilar, UN Special Rapporteur on Persons with Disabilities;
  • Ursula Kilkelly, University College Cork;
  • Vitit Muntarbhorn, Chulalongkorn University;
  • Marta Santos Pais, former SRSG on Violence against Children;
  • Ann Skelton, Chair of the UN Global Study Advisory Board and member of the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child/University of Pretoria.

More information about the MOOC can be found on our website: gchumanrights.org/mooc-ungs-children


How to register:

The MOOC is free and open to participants (students, practitioners, social workers…) from all over the world who are actively interested and engaged in children’s rights work and wish to deepen their knowledge about the protection of children deprived of liberty.

The course is offered on OpenEdX, the open source platform of EdX which is one of the leading providers of open online learning. With a user-friendly and innovative interface, our course offers an interactive and engaging learning experience without geographical limitations, allowing participants to enjoy being part of a truly global network of experts and committed human rights defenders.

Course dates:**18 November 2019 – 19 January 2020**.
Free enrolment until 31 December 2019!

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Kenya: COPA's Gendering Human Security, Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation Course

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 07:30:50 +0000

Organization: Coalition for Peace in Africa
Country: Kenya
Registration deadline: 06 Dec 2019
Starting date: 09 Dec 2019
Ending date: 13 Dec 2019

Coalition for Peace in Africa (COPA) will in the period 9th to 13th December 2019 in Nairobi, Kenya conduct the annual ‘**Gendering Human Security, Peacebuilding & Conflict Transformation Course'.**

The training is targeting 10-15 practitioners from around the continent whose work revolves around gendering peacebuilding initiatives, gender mainstreaming in organizations, prevention of sexual violence against women in situations of conflict and integrating UNSCR 1325, CEDAW and Human Security into organizational projects/programmes. Time will be dedicated to discuss how integration of human security in projects/programmes can be used as a strategy for reducing gender based violence, promoting gender equality and building sustainable peace.

The Course Content

1. Understanding violence against women: Violence is one way of dealing with conflicts (Galtung (1990, 1996) and is represented in three separate types distinguished as physical, structural or cultural. Among the issues to be looked at the training will be the escalation of violence against women in situations of violent conflicts and corresponding tragic developments in which women are targeted in all forms of Gender Based Violence (GBV).

2. Linking Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), Human Security and Peacebuilding: Current international standards addressing GBV in conflict and post conflict areas draw upon a wide array of provisions contained in a variety of human rights instruments that safeguard women and girls. The course will help participants identify relevant provisions in selected CEDAW articles which they can advance towards the prevention of sexual violence against women in situations of conflict.

3. Gendering Conflict transformation around UNSCRs: In reference to grassroots based cases studies benefiting indirectly and directly from the United Nations Security Council Resolution (UNSCR) 1325 (2000) and 1820 (2008), the participants will look at what these resolutions are, their various provisions, relation to women in conflict areas, and how to incorporate them in ongoing peacebuilding and reconstruction work in their contexts.

4. Human security paradigm and its relevance to women violence prevention: Human security paradigm perceives the ordinary citizen including women as a purpose and not as a means to security. The training will identify and emphasize the considerations for human security as integrated approach to conflict transformation and peacebuilding.

5. Gender Mainstreaming in peacebuilding: Women continue to be underrepresented in peacebuilding processes, yet research shows that where women get engaged, violence often declines and it becomes easier to build more sustainable peace. The session will explore the various strategies that programmes/organizations can put in place to ensure effective participation and contribution of women in the processes.

Training centre
The training will be held at the Convent International Hotel located in Nairobi's Convent Drive, off James Gichuru Road in Lavington. It is about 15 Kms from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. For more information, visit www.cigh.co.ke

Important Information for International Participants

  1. A Yellow Fever Certificate will be required
  2. Unless where otherwise advised by COPA, visas are issued upon arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport at a cost of $50.

How to register:

Filled in application forms should be sent to COPA through any of the emails, trainings@copafrica.org/copa@copafrica.org/copafricatrainings@gmail.com. All received applications will be acknowledged. If successful a corresponding letter of admission and other necessary documentations will be sent to the applicant.

Training application forms can be downloaded from

http://copafrica.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/application-form-December-...

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World: Doctors Without Borders YouTube Recruitment Q&A

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 02:39:57 +0000

Organization: Médecins Sans Frontières
Country: World
Registration deadline: 24 Oct 2019
Starting date: 24 Oct 2019
Ending date: 24 Oct 2019

On Thursday, October 24 at 01:00 PM Eastern Time all prospective medical and non-medical aid workers are invited to join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) for a YouTube Live to learn more about how you can become part of Doctors Without Borders' field work.

A Human Resources Officer will be on hand to discuss requirements and the recruitment process and a Doctors Without Borders aid worker from the local area will share their stories of life in the field, and participants will be able to ask questions.

Watch here on October 24: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4oxZI46DHqBxVogf_T256Q

Doctors Without Borders recruits the following roles:
https://www.doctorswithoutborders.org/careers/work-field/find-role


How to register:

All you have to do is to go to the following link to stream our YouTube Live: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4oxZI46DHqBxVogf_T256Q

No prior registration is required.

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Ethiopia: Security and crisis management training

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 02:38:19 +0000

Organization: Eight Fold Capacity Limited
Country: Ethiopia
Registration deadline: 12 Nov 2019
Starting date: 19 Nov 2019
Ending date: 21 Nov 2019

THE COURSE

This three days course targets professionals who may or may not have a security background but have responsibilities that include the management of safety and security of staff and assets. Noting that many organizations work in areas of volatile security, it is prudent to ensure that necessary measures are put in place to assess, monitor, mitigate and respond appropriately to security risks within one’s context. Poor management of security not only poses a threat to the well being of staff but may also affect the degree to which the programs outputs are achieved. The course introduces the participants to the security management framework, risk assessment and how it relates to their business/programs. They are then guided to generate strategies to manage the risks and how to bring all these together into a security plan.

OBJECTIVES

The main objectives for the course are:

  1. To introduce the participants to security management concepts.

  2. To unbundle the roles and responsibilities of a security manager.

  3. To plan and practice how to manage crisis incidents within the organization.

  4. List key challenges in the management of security within the organization.

METHODOLOGY

The course is conducted by integrating both classroom activities among them group discussions, role plays, videos and outdoor simulation exercises. We ensure that we balance between gender, experience and other special needs when selecting the course facilitators.

The gem of this course is a three hours simulation exercise that seeks to test the participants’ ability to make the right and timely decisions in managing security incidents.

Language: English

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  1. Middle level managers whose responsibility include security managers

  2. Security focal point persons

  3. Program site managers

Dates: 19th – 21st November 2019

Venue: Bishoftu, Ethiopia


How to register:

Contact Person: Eric / Martin

Tel: +254 720 847 662, +254 799 868 855

Email: training@eightfoldcapacity.com

eric.juma@eightfoldcapacity.com

Website: www.eightfoldcapacity.com

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World: Cash and Voucher Assistance in Emergencies

Wed, 09 Oct 2019 02:37:26 +0000

Organization: KALU - Humanitarian Aid Studies Centre
Country: World
Registration deadline: 20 Nov 2019
Starting date: 19 Nov 2019
Ending date: 31 Jan 2020

MORE INFO: https://kaluinstitute.org/cash-transfer/

DURATION: 2 months (144 hours)

PRICE: 250 Eur

CONTENTS:

Introduction to Cash and Voucher Assistance / Cash Transfer Programming

  • CVA/CTP Definition
  • Modalities and types of CVA/CTP
  • Why and when to use CVA/CTP
  • Operators and CVA/CTP

Assessment: Cash feasibility, appropriateness and risk analysis

  • The CVA Project cycle: specifications
  • Cash feasibility and appropriateness
  • CVA and Risk analysis

Assessment: Market analysis

  • Introduction
  • Market assessment tools
  • Emergency Mapping Market Analysis (EMMA)
  • Market analysis

Response Options Analysis (ROA)

  • What is response options analysis?
  • Response options analysis tools
  • Criteria to assess and select the best option
  • Value for money

Setting the Value of the Grant (SVG)

  • SVG to meet basic needs
  • SVG to support shelter recovery
  • SVG via Cash for Work projects
  • Adjust the value
  • Frequency of payments

Delivery mechanisms

  • Delivery mechanisms, agents and instruments
  • Conditions of different mechanisms
  • Tips for delivery mechanisms and instruments
  • Select the appropriate delivery mechanism and instrument

Implementation and monitoring

  • Implementation: selecting financial providers and partners
  • Implementation: distribution and delivery
  • Effective Monitoring
  • Monitoring: Examples of indicators and tools

Preparedness for CVA/CTP

  • Key activities in CVA/CTP Preparedness
  • Dimensions of preparedness
  • Tips for CVA preparedness
  • The Organisational Cash Readiness Tool (OCRT)

How to register:

Register at https://kaluinstitute.org/cash-en-registration-form/

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World: Free webinar: One world, Many stories: Amplifying Youth Voices for Global Awareness

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 08:51:59 +0000

Organization: Beit Al Karma Consulting
Country: World
Registration deadline: 22 Oct 2019
Starting date: 22 Oct 2019
Ending date: 22 Oct 2019

More than ever before, technology has allowed us to learn about other cultures and places that we did not have access to before, but unfortunately, it has also been used to spread single stories and one-sided perspectives about different cultures and groups of people. To help bridge the gap, Global Nomads Group leverages technology to create a safe space for young people to share their stories with one another to build empathy, global awareness, and action orientation.

The 1-hour webinar aims at sharing success stories and lessons learned of how youth-driven dialogue, across distance and differences, has been able to build empathy, global awareness, and action orientation in the Middle East and North Africa Region

Event Agenda:

  • Two success stories from GNG programs
  • The power of Story Telling: What is storytelling and why is it important?
  • GNG programs: Collaborating Classrooms and Student to World
  • How GNG programs are building empathy, global-awareness, and action orientation?
  • Ways to get involved with GNG

Who should attend:

Development Aid Actors that design, fund and deliver projects to empower and equip young people between the ages 13-18 years with the knowledge, attitudes and skills needed to act as Global Citizens. Attendees may include

  • Development Aid Providers be it – Arab Organizations, Corporate Funders and Donor Agencies
  • Development Implementing Partners be it – International Organizations, National and Regional NGOs, Consulting firms, Individual development consultants among others.

Speaker: Christine Goussous

She is the Programs Operations Manager at Global Nomads Group/Amman Office. Her work is focused on building strategic and sustainable partnerships in MENA along with ensuring smooth implementation of GNG’s programs in the region. She is part of Goalkeepers Youth Action accelerator, a one-year program by a core set of partners – CIVICUS, the George W. Bush Institute, the Obama Foundation, Restless Development, Action for Sustainable Development, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation that empowers young people to generate and use data to keep score on Global Goals 1 through 6 to tackle issues such as ending poverty, improving education, and empowering women and girls.

Global Nomads Group harnesses the power of peer learning, intergroup contact theory, and storytelling in order to prepare young people to thrive in the 21st Century and lead positive change in their communities. Guided by academic research and deep empathy for young people’s interests and experiences, GNG’s curriculum leverages storytelling and peer learning as the mechanism for helping youth develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes they need to thrive in the 21st Century. Through sharing stories and building human connections, youth are inspired to learn and lead positive change in their communities, both local and global, and in ways both large and small.


How to register:

Register here: https://darpe.me/darpe_event/one-world-many-stories-amplifying-youth-voice...

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Kenya: Security and crisis management course

Tue, 08 Oct 2019 02:10:34 +0000

Organization: Eight Fold Capacity Limited
Country: Kenya
Registration deadline: 05 Nov 2019
Starting date: 12 Nov 2019
Ending date: 14 Nov 2019

THE COURSE

This three days course targets professionals who may or may not have a security background but have responsibilities that include the management of safety and security of staff and assets. Noting that many organizations work in areas of volatile security, it is prudent to ensure that necessary measures are put in place to assess, monitor, mitigate and respond appropriately to security risks within one’s context. Poor management of security not only poses a threat to the well being of staff but may also affect the degree to which the programs outputs are achieved. The course introduces the participants to the security management framework, risk assessment and how it relates to their business/programs. They are then guided to generate strategies to manage the risks and how to bring all these together into a security plan.

OBJECTIVES

The main objectives for the course are:

  1. To introduce the participants to security management concepts.

  2. To unbundle the roles and responsibilities of a security manager.

  3. To plan and practice how to manage crisis incidents within the organization.

  4. List key challenges in the management of security within the organization.

METHODOLOGY

The course is conducted by integrating both classroom activities among them group discussions, role plays, videos and outdoor simulation exercises. We ensure that we balance between gender, experience and other special needs when selecting the course facilitators.

The gem of this course is a three hours simulation exercise that seeks to test the participants’ ability to make the right and timely decisions in managing security incidents.

Language: English

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  1. Middle level managers whose responsibility include security managers

  2. Security focal point persons

  3. Program site managers

Dates: 12th – 14th November 2019

Venue: Nairobi, Kenya


How to register:

Contact Person: Eric / Martin

Tel: +254 720 847 662, +254 799 868 855

Email: training@eightfoldcapacity.com

eric.juma@eightfoldcapacity.com

Website: www.eightfoldcapacity.com

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