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USAID Procurement: Grants & Cooperative Agreements

Fri, 30 Oct 2020 01:01:20 +0000

Organization: Humentum
Start date: 25 Nov 2020
End date: 29 Dec 2020
Registration deadline: 22 Nov 2020

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Well planned, well executed: How to get the right procurement process

Effective procurement is critical to project success, especially in USAID-funded assistance projects. This highly participatory workshop prepares you to implement the right process – including the procedures, systems, ethics and standards.

Our expert facilitators will address the different considerations for procurement throughout the project lifecycle. In addition to maintaining donor compliance, you will learn how to use procurement planning to be more efficient, more adaptable and better manage risk.

How to register:

Register by visiting the event page and clicking the orange register button. Need more information view the summary and agenda pages to view the agenda and who this workshop is best suited for.

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USAID Proposal Development: From RFA/RFP to Proposal

Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:59:19 +0000

Organization: Humentum
Start date: 18 Nov 2020
End date: 15 Dec 2020
Registration deadline: 15 Nov 2020

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

NGOs require team members who know how USAID works as an awarding agency so that they can effectively manage the proposal process at the country office level, and who can understand the processes and challenges of responding to RFAs and RFPs in the home office. This highly participatory workshop is designed to give you the practical tools, resources, and guidance you need to submit quality proposals to USAID.

By the end of this workshop, learners will be able to:

  • Analyze RFAs and RFPs from technical and cost perspectives
  • Submit proposals using the format of the USAID Request for Application/Request (RFA/RFP)
  • Manage the proposal process at the field level, either as a direct responsibility or in partnership with headquarters staff
  • Conduct internal strategy meetings to facilitate the development of a strong technical solution, set calendars/timelines for managing the response, and identify appropriate team members for the proposal review process
How to register:

Register by visiting the event page and clicking the orange register button. Need more information view the summary and agenda pages to view the agenda and who this workshop is best suited for.

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Best Practices for Managing Donor Funding

Fri, 30 Oct 2020 00:57:43 +0000

Organization: Humentum
Start date: 11 Nov 2020
End date: 15 Dec 2020
Registration deadline: 8 Nov 2020

WORKSHOP OVERVIEW

Managing donor funding requires best practice systems and processes to ensure compliance and deliver impact. Developing a strong organizational approach will help you meet any donor's requirements.

This online workshop explores the best practices for seeking, negotiating, and managing donor funding. First, you will examine the factors to consider when deciding to pursue funding from donors. Then, you will learn the five core systems to have in place to effectively manage donor funding through each of the key project phases: negotiation, start-up, implementation, and close-out. Our expert facilitators also cover managing donor relationships from the proposal stage to close-out, including key considerations for developing and maintain productive working relationships.

Each topic will be examined from the perspective of senior leadership, program staff, and operational staff using real life scenarios to exemplify the key phases and components of managing an award.

How to register:

Register by visiting the event page and clicking the orange register button. Need more information view the summary and agenda pages to view the agenda and who this workshop is best suited for.

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Formation à la Conduite & Premiers Secours

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 06:27:09 +0000

Country: Niger
Organization: Other Solutions Consulting
Start date: 26 Nov 2020
End date: 27 Nov 2020
Registration deadline: 24 Nov 2020
Jours de formations : le 26, 27 et 28 Novembre.

Cette formation a été développée par des spécialistes de l'humanitaire pour les travailleurs humanitaires. Elle permettra aux participants d'anticiper les déplacements et de mieux préparer leur voyage à tous les niveaux (équipement, matériel, psychologique et technique), d'accroître leurs connaissances et leur maîtrise du véhicule ainsi que de gérer les situations d'urgence et d’appliquer les techniques de premiers secours.

L'objectif de cette formation est de fournir aux organisations une formation de conduite participative de haute qualité pour les passagers et les conducteurs. Elle vise à accroître la confiance du personnel afin d'assurer une meilleure préparation, une réduction des probabilités d'incidents, tout en enseignant les réactions contrôlées à suivre en cas d'incident. Ce cours vous enseigne les étapes et les techniques pour gérer les urgences et les mise en danger de vie.

Cette formation s’articule autour de 80% de pratique et 20% de théorie.

Les éléments clé de la conduite en zone à risques :

  • Préparation des véhicules et entretien général.

  • Comment assurer la sécurité du personnel/des passagers.

  • Aborde l'attitude du conducteur face aux excès de vitesse, à l'utilisation des téléphones portables et des équipements pendant la conduite.

  • Souligner les principales menaces.

  • Image que nous envoyons à la population locale.

  • Enseigner les bases de la conduite défensive.

  • Pratiquer des exercices d'urgence.

  • Réagir aux foules et aux manifestations.

  • Réagir à un incident hostile.

  • Réagir aux tentatives d'enlèvement, de vol et de car-jacking.

Les éléments clé premiers secours :

Ce cours vous enseigne les étapes et les techniques de gestion de situations d’urgence potentiellement mortelles.

Vous mettrez en pratique huit compétences pour aider les patients qui peuvent être en état de choc, en arrêt respiratoire, en arrêt cardiaque, avec une blessure à la colonne vertébrale ou bien encore avoir de graves hémorragies. Vous apprendrez à pratiquer la RCP (Réanimation Cardio-Pulmonaire) et comment évaluer et surveiller l’état du patient, afin de donner toutes les chances de survie possibles en attendant l'arrivée des services médicaux d'urgence.

Ce cours vous apprend aussi à prodiguer les premiers soins qui atténuent la douleur et réduisent le risque d’aggravation de l’état du patient. Vous apprendrez à évaluer diverses blessures et maladies et à pratiquer le bandage et la pose d'attelles.

Une fois la formation terminée et tous les modules passés avec succès, les participants se verront remettre 2 certificats :

Audience : Tout personnel humanitaire étant amené à participer à des déplacements en véhicules et convois, chauffeurs et passagers.

L'équipe d'OSC se réjouit de vous retrouver sur le terrain !

How to register:

Pour vous inscrire, il vous suffit de cliquer sur ce lien https://othersolutions.net/training/open-sessions/

Pour plus d’informations contacter nous par e-mail à contact@othersolutions.net

N'hésitez pas à consulter également notre autre formation à venir au Niger, à la Sécurité Personnelle sur le Terrain (PFST).

  • Le 23, 24 et 25 Novembre

Toutes nos formations présentielles respectent nos protocoles d’hygiène et de sécurité « Covid-Safe ».

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Formation à la Conduite & Premiers Secours

Thu, 29 Oct 2020 06:25:05 +0000

Country: Burkina Faso
Organization: Other Solutions Consulting
Start date: 19 Nov 2020
End date: 21 Nov 2020
Registration deadline: 17 Nov 2020
Jours de formations : le 19, 20 et 21 Novembre.

Cette formation a été développée par des spécialistes de l'humanitaire pour les travailleurs humanitaires. Elle permettra aux participants d'anticiper les déplacements et de mieux préparer leur voyage à tous les niveaux (équipement, matériel, psychologique et technique), d'accroître leurs connaissances et leur maîtrise du véhicule ainsi que de gérer les situations d'urgence et d’appliquer les techniques de premiers secours.

L'objectif de cette formation est de fournir aux organisations une formation de conduite participative de haute qualité pour les passagers et les conducteurs. Elle vise à accroître la confiance du personnel afin d'assurer une meilleure préparation, une réduction des probabilités d'incidents, tout en enseignant les réactions contrôlées à suivre en cas d'incident. Ce cours vous enseigne les étapes et les techniques pour gérer les urgences et les mise en danger de vie.

Cette formation s’articule autour de 80% de pratique et 20% de théorie.

Les éléments clé de la conduite en zone à risques :

  • Préparation des véhicules et entretien général.

  • Comment assurer la sécurité du personnel/des passagers.

  • Aborde l'attitude du conducteur face aux excès de vitesse, à l'utilisation des téléphones portables et des équipements pendant la conduite.

  • Souligner les principales menaces.

  • Image que nous envoyons à la population locale.

  • Enseigner les bases de la conduite défensive.

  • Pratiquer des exercices d'urgence.

  • Réagir aux foules et aux manifestations.

  • Réagir à un incident hostile.

  • Réagir aux tentatives d'enlèvement, de vol et de car-jacking.

Les éléments clé premiers secours :

Ce cours vous enseigne les étapes et les techniques de gestion de situations d’urgence potentiellement mortelles.

Vous mettrez en pratique huit compétences pour aider les patients qui peuvent être en état de choc, en arrêt respiratoire, en arrêt cardiaque, avec une blessure à la colonne vertébrale ou bien encore avoir de graves hémorragies. Vous apprendrez à pratiquer la RCP (Réanimation Cardio-Pulmonaire) et comment évaluer et surveiller l’état du patient, afin de donner toutes les chances de survie possibles en attendant l'arrivée des services médicaux d'urgence.

Ce cours vous apprend aussi à prodiguer les premiers soins qui atténuent la douleur et réduisent le risque d’aggravation de l’état du patient. Vous apprendrez à évaluer diverses blessures et maladies et à pratiquer le bandage et la pose d'attelles.

Une fois la formation terminée et tous les modules passés avec succès, les participants se verront remettre 2 certificats :

Audience : Tout personnel humanitaire étant amené à participer à des déplacements en véhicules et convois, chauffeurs et passagers.
L'équipe d'OSC se réjouit de vous retrouver sur le terrain !

How to register:

Pour vous inscrire, il vous suffit de cliquer sur ce lien https://othersolutions.net/training/open-sessions/

Pour plus d’informations contacter nous par e-mail à contact@othersolutions.net

N'hésitez pas à consulter également notre autre formation à venir au Burkina Faso, à la Sécurité Personnelle sur le Terrain (PFST).

  • Le 16, 17 et 18 Novembre

Toutes nos formations présentielles respectent nos protocoles d’hygiène et de sécurité « Covid-Safe ».

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Advanced Monitoring & Evaluation- Online

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 10:49:55 +0000

Organization: Strathmore University
Start date: 23 Nov 2020
End date: 2 Dec 2020
Registration deadline: 20 Nov 2020
Introduction

In an era of demanding stakeholders’ expectations regarding financial probity, budgetary transparency and the proven impact value of funded work programs, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) remain one of those aspects of organizational management that is extensively discussed but rarely practised.

This programme entails M&E data processing and setting up of effective M&E systems within organizations.

Programme Benefits

After attending the programme, participants will be able to:

  • Develop a system to collect and compile data
  • Determine an appropriate method of analyzing, presenting and disseminating information to different stakeholders
  • Demonstrate the ability to use the information to identify problems and implement changes
  • Describe and understand the various stages in an M&E system: planning, data collection, making data usable and using data for decision-making to help organizations reflect on and strengthen their plans
Target Audience

The programme is designed for senior managers and all professionals who might have undertaken the basic Monitoring & Evaluation training and need to progress to the advanced level.

Programme Structure
  • Introduction to surveys
  • Developing survey instruments and procedures
  • Questionnaire design
  • Sampling procedures
  • Data gathering
  • Impact evaluations
    1. Defining impact
    2. Why monitor and/or evaluate impact?
    3. Various techniques: randomization, the difference in difference etc.
  • Group discussions
Topics

Digital Data gathering (Open Data Kit):

  • Survey Authoring
  • Designing forms manually: Using XLS Forms
  • Hosting survey data and platforms for hosting
  • Configuring the server
  • Preparing the mobile phone for data collection
  • Downloading data
  • Working with Spatial data (GPS Coordinates)

Comparison of Data analysis packages Excel, SPSS, STATA, R etc.

  • Plenary discussion with participants
  • The rationale for choosing software for analysis
  • Qualitative vs. quantitative data
  • Variable selection and analytical needs
    1. Data quality: criteria and cleaning processes in excel/SPSS
    2. Data validation

Introduction to Excel for Data processing and Analysis

  • Data Auditing and Validation using Excel
  • Variable measures: categorical vs. interval
  • Measures of central tendency and association
  • Data visualization in excel: graphs, charts and tables
  • Overview of SPSS
  • Data Management and Graphics with SPSS

Running frequencies in SPSS

  • Tests of significance: comparing groups/area
  • Tests of Association (Cross-tabs, Chi-Squared, Tau, Eta, Phi & Cramer’s V)

Difference (T-Test, Chi-Squared)

  • Analysis of Variance (ANOVA)
  • Correlation Analysis (Pearson, Spearman)
  • Regression Analysis
  • Interpreting data: statistical inference
  • Data for decision making
  • Understanding stakeholder needs
  • Knowledge management
How to register:

Submit your online application on the link below.

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

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Gender Based Violence and COVID-19

Wed, 28 Oct 2020 10:48:33 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Start date: 10 Nov 2020
End date: 10 Nov 2020
Registration deadline: 10 Nov 2020

This is a free interactive online module to analyse risks and mitigate and respond to GBV before, during and after COVID-19

About this Event

What does the course cover?

The 3-hour module examines how gender based violence (GBV) manifests during a pandemic. Using virtual scenarios participants will conduct a vulnerability and capacity analysis, navigate current guidance for mitigating and responding to GBV throughout the project cycle and reflect on examples of good practice and how that would apply to their own contexts. This course builds on concepts in the Gender and Inclusion in the COVID-19 Response course and dives deeper into mainstreaming GBV mitigation and response.

Module objectives include:

  • Define GBV and how it manifests
  • Conduct a basic vulnerability and capacity assessment to identify at risk individuals and subpopulations
  • Navigate guidance to mitigate and respond to GBV before, during and after COVID-19
  • Respond using a survivor centred approach to any disclosures of GBV
  • Describe good practice examples of adapting GBV programming and operations during COVID-19

Who should apply?

The module is designed for those working with communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and who would like to increase their understanding and knowledge around gender based violence (GBV) and what actions are needed in respond to incidences and to mitigate risks for all programmes and projects (not just GBV programmes). The course is aimed at people working in non-gender specialist roles.

Where is it hosted?

Our interactive online modules are hosted on Zoom. However, participants are not required to download an app and may join through a browser. Participants will receive instructions on how to join the module after registration.

How to register:

Click here to register to the course.

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Online Training Skills (Advanced)

Tue, 27 Oct 2020 03:15:08 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Start date: 12 Nov 2020
End date: 12 Nov 2020
Registration deadline: 12 Nov 2020

This is a free interactive online module, delivered live by RedR UK’s experts. You will learn skills for running a successful training.

About this Event

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What does the course cover?

This 3-hour module explores how to design and facilitate effective online training programmes. The module is focussed on live facilitated online learning and examines the different methods, tools and platforms that can be used to support learning. The module also looks at online facilitation skills and trouble shooting in the online learning environment. The module is particpatory, models good practice and encourages participants to focus on their own specific needs, plans and projects.

If you are new to the topic of Training, we recommend you complete the RedR UK free training module Training Essentials to build your knowledge of training design, delivery and evaluation, prior to attending this module.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • State the primary online training tools and platforms for the delivery of online training
  • Determine the relative advantages and disadvantages of online communication and training platforms
  • State the major platforms for collaborative document sharing and group work
  • Explain what needs to be considered to determine the appropriate design of training sessions;
  • Describe how the appropriate blend of training methods, content and style contributes to the overall effectiveness of an online training course
  • State the major challenges for the trainer/facilitator in delivering online sessions, and identify productive responses to these challenges.

Who should apply?

The module is designed for those working with communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region. This includes staff from governments, humanitarian and development organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations, women’s and youth groups.

Where is it hosted?

Our interactive online modules are hosted on Zoom. However, participants are not required to download an app and may join through a browser. Participants will receive instructions on how to join the module after registration.

How to register:

Click here to register to the course.

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Remote Management (Advanced - Arabic)

Tue, 27 Oct 2020 03:05:32 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Start date: 12 Nov 2020
End date: 12 Nov 2020
Registration deadline: 12 Nov 2020

This is a free online module. You will learn how to apply remote management skills during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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About this Event

What does the course cover?

The 3-hour module explores how to ensure effective remote management during the current COVID-19 pandemic. It focuses on the skills needed for managing teams remotely and advancing team dynamics. The module highlights best practices that participants can apply in their work and explores challenges and how to overcome them.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

  • Describe remote management and why it is needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Identify core competencies for remote management and reflect on how to apply these in practice.
  • Describe how to effectively mobilise and support teams that are working remotely
  • Identify challenges that arise from working remotely and describe ways to overcome these challenges.
  • Outline how to develop a remote management and communication strategy
  • Plan how to apply best practice for remote management in your work

Who should apply?

The module is designed for those working in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region. This includes staff from government, humanitarian and development organisations, international and national non-government organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations, women’s and youth groups.

This course assumes a good level of general knowledge about managing people and projects and focuses on how this can be adapted to suit remote management situations in the context of COVID-19.

Where is it hosted?

The module is facilitated live online and participants have opportunities to interact with the trainer and their peers, sharing experience and asking questions. Our interactive online modules are hosted on Zoom. However, participants are not required to download an app and may join through a browser. Participants will receive instructions on how to join the module after registration.

How to register:

Click here to register to the course.

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Training Essentials

Tue, 27 Oct 2020 02:59:13 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Start date: 12 Nov 2020
End date: 12 Nov 2020
Registration deadline: 12 Nov 2020

This is a free interactive online module, delivered live by RedR UK’s experts. You will learn skills for running a successful training.

About this Event

What does the course cover?

The 3-hour module will touch on all five steps in the training cycle from identifying learning needs though to evaluating training. It is divided into three sessions - principles, process and practice. Each session is participatory, models good practice and encourages participants to focus on their own specific needs, plans and projects.

Module objectives include:

  • List the steps in the training cycle and the key activities that need to happen at each stage
  • State key principles of adult learning and describe how these can be applied in both online and face-to-face training
  • Write learner-centred training objectives that are based on identified needs
  • Identify key learning points and ways in which these can be easily and effectively conveyed
  • Demonstrate how training sessions can be made engaging, participatory and impactful

Who should apply?

The module is designed for those working with communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region. This includes staff from governments, humanitarian and development organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations, women’s and youth groups.

Where is it hosted?

Our interactive online modules are hosted on Zoom. However, participants are not required to download an app and may join through a browser. Participants will receive instructions on how to join the module after registration.

How to register:

Click here to register to the course.

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Mental Health in the Workplace During COVID-19

Tue, 27 Oct 2020 02:58:03 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Start date: 11 Nov 2020
End date: 11 Nov 2020
Registration deadline: 11 Nov 2020

This is a free interactive online module. You will learn how COVID-19 stress affects us and what we can do individually and at work.

About this Event

What does the course cover?

The 3-hour module explores common mental health impacts associated with work in the humanitarian sector in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing on examples from the MENA region, this module offers practical solutions that organisations and individuals can implement to reduce and mitigate staff stress and mental ill-health and create mentally healthy workplaces.

If you are new to the topic of Mental Health, we recommend you complete the RedR UK training module Managing Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic to build you knowledge of mental health trends in the MENA region, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, and basic psychological first aid skills, prior to attending this module.

By the end of the module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impacts of humanitarian work and the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of personnel
  • Identify where to access resources to support mental health and well-being during the pandemic;
  • Outline the role of the organisation in staff stress management
  • Describe best practices to reduce workplace stress and mitigate mental ill-health;
  • Suggest how to implement best practice in their role as an employee or supervisor to create a mentally healthy workplace.

Who should apply?

The module is designed for individuals and organisations interested in creating mentally healthy workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region. This includes personnel from governments, humanitarian and development organisations, international and national non-government organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations, women’s and youth groups.

How to register:

Click here to register to the course.

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RSIS Webinar by Dr Kilian Spandler on "Saving People or Saving Face? Narratives and the Humanitarian Order in Southeast Asia"

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 09:07:37 +0000

Organization: Nanyang Technological Univ.
Start date: 17 Nov 2020
End date: 17 Nov 2020
Registration deadline: 17 Nov 2020

ASEAN member states have invested substantially in cooperation on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. Despite broad support for the idea of ‘localizing’ humanitarian action, the emergence of regional mechanisms has in practice led to uncertainty and frictions between different stakeholders. This webinar presents new research on the narratives through which established and new actors construct and contest ASEAN’s role in Southeast Asian disaster relief. Strategic narratives are increasingly recognized as central mechanisms in the re-making of international order – both in the humanitarian field and beyond. Zooming in on the case of the ASEAN Coordinating Centre for Humanitarian Assistance on Disaster Management (AHA Centre), the event offers insights into humanitarian action in Southeast as a deeply political arena where different conceptions of order are asserted, contested and negotiated.

Kilian Spandler is a Researcher at the School of Global Studies, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. His work explores the conditions of global and regional governance, both historically and against the background of the current transition towards a post-Western world. He is the author of Regional Organizations in International Society (Palgrave, 2018), which explores the evolution of ASEAN and the EU, and develops a theory of normative arguing for the analysis of regional organizations. Current research interests include humanitarian assistance and disaster relief, as well as the role of populism in regional and world politics. Kilian obtained his PhD from the University of Tübingen, Germany, in 2016. He has held various visiting research and teaching positions, including at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta, The New School, New York City, and the University of Freiburg. In 2018, he joined the School of Global Studies, where he is currently involved in the research project “Regional Cooperation and the Transformation of National Sovereignty (TRANSFORM)”.

How to register:

To Register: https://wis.ntu.edu.sg/webexe88/owa/REGISTER_NTU.REGISTER...

Please be informed that the event will be conducted via Zoom. Webinar ID and Password will be sent via email to all registrants one working day before the event. Unregistered persons will not be able to access the virtual event.
  • For optimal viewing experience, you are encouraged to download and install the Zoom application onto your computer or mobile device before the event.

  • If you registered and subsequently are unable to attend, kindly notify us at RSISevents@ntu.edu.sg

  • We would appreciate it if you could fill in the fields with the appropriate details. The contact details will be used to contact you only if there is an important change in the event.

Registration will close on Tuesday, 17 November 2020 at 12.00 noon.

By submitting your registration form, you consent that :

  • RSIS may collect, use, retain and disclose your personal data for facilitating the process of your registration.

  • RSIS may also collect information through other sources for processing your registration.

  • RSIS may need to disclose your personal data to third parties, whether located within or outside Singapore, which are engaged by us to process your personal data for your registration.

In this regard, RSIS will maintain the appropriate and reasonable levels of security and confidentiality.

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Decentralised Governance and Peacebuilding

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 08:24:05 +0000

Organization: UN System Staff College
Start date: 2 Nov 2020
End date: 27 Nov 2020
Registration deadline: 2 Nov 2020
Introduction

Local governments are often the first to collapse when factions fight for territorial control. In post-conflict settings, the state is often unable to effectively reach parts of its territory for years. Given these challenges, it is no surprise that decentralisation and local governance provisions are increasingly prominent in peace agreements and national post-conflict peacebuilding agendas.

This online course explores how decentralisation contributes to peacebuilding and identifies the elements of local governance that are most relevant in a post-conflict/peacebuilding context. Concrete case studies are used to illustrate successful decentralisation reforms and peacebuilding efforts at the local level.

Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the different forms of decentralized governance (deconcentration, delegation, devolution) and their implications on the organization of the state at the subnational level;
  • Identify key elements that can improve the effectiveness of a decentralization process for peacebuilding;
  • Examine the relationship between decentralization and peacebuilding, and assess the extent to which effective decentralized governance may help prevent or mitigate the risk of violent conflicts, and/or contribute to their peaceful resolution
Course Methodology

This programme is delivered entirely online over four weeks. It combines self-paced modules with live online sessions with subject-matter experts and seasoned practitioners as well as interactive spaces for experience sharing, joint reflection and peer exchange. A UNSSC tutor will guide and support you throughout your learning journey.

The programme is hosted on the UNSSC online learning platform, UNKampus, which allows you a high degree of flexibility to access content at your own pace, from anywhere and at any time.

Course Contents

In this programme, you will explore the necessary conditions for decentralization and local governance to make positive contributions to peacebuilding.

The course modules focus on:

  • Decentralized Governance: Key Concepts;
  • Effective Decentralization for Peacebuilding;
  • The Politics of Decentralized Governance;
  • Fiscal Decentralization and Accountability;
  • Violence, Security and Peacebuilding in a Decentralized Framework;
  • Role of Decentralization in Improving Local Economies and the Delivery of Basic Services;
  • Decentralization: Case Studies.
Target Audience

UN staff as well as practitioners and representatives from governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, civil society and academia.

Cost of participation

The programme fee is $500. The fee includes access to all training and learning materials as well as participation in live online sessions and one-to-one support from a UNSSC tutor.

How to register:

Register here : https://www.unssc.org/courses/decentralised-governance-and-peacebuilding/

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Managing Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 05:40:27 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Start date: 11 Nov 2020
End date: 11 Nov 2020
Registration deadline: 11 Nov 2020

This is a free interactive online module. You will learn how COVID-19 stress affects us and what we can do individually and at work.

About this Event

What does the course cover?

By the end of this 3-hour module, participants will be able to:

  • Explain the basics of the physiological stress reaction and stresses specific to COVID-19
  • Identify their personal responses, basic coping and self care mechanisms and have learned new ones specific to managing COVID-19 stress (including breathing)
  • Explain the basics of common physiological disorders in the MENA region - Know what to say to someone who is struggling and how to say it, including when to involve professionals
  • Apply basic guidance around next steps to manage stress in a professional/teams context

Who should apply?

The module is designed for those working with communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region, especially responders (including volunteers) who are coping with heightened stress/anxiety in their professional and personal lives. This includes staff from governments, humanitarian and development organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations, women’s and youth groups.

Where is it hosted?

Our interactive online modules are hosted on Zoom. However, participants are not required to download an app and may join through a browser. Participants will receive instructions on how to join the module after registration.

How to register:

Click here to register to the course.

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Online Training Skills (Advanced)

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 05:39:53 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Start date: 10 Nov 2020
End date: 10 Nov 2020
Registration deadline: 10 Nov 2020

This is a free interactive online module, delivered live by RedR UK’s experts. You will learn skills for running a successful training.

About this Event

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What does the course cover?

This 3-hour module explores how to design and facilitate effective online training programmes. The module is focussed on live facilitated online learning and examines the different methods, tools and platforms that can be used to support learning. The module also looks at online facilitation skills and trouble shooting in the online learning environment. The module is particpatory, models good practice and encourages participants to focus on their own specific needs, plans and projects.

If you are new to the topic of Training, we recommend you complete the RedR UK free training module Training Essentials to build your knowledge of training design, delivery and evaluation, prior to attending this module.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • State the primary online training tools and platforms for the delivery of online training
  • Determine the relative advantages and disadvantages of online communication and training platforms
  • State the major platforms for collaborative document sharing and group work
  • Explain what needs to be considered to determine the appropriate design of training sessions;
  • Describe how the appropriate blend of training methods, content and style contributes to the overall effectiveness of an online training course
  • State the major challenges for the trainer/facilitator in delivering online sessions, and identify productive responses to these challenges.

Who should apply?

The module is designed for those working with communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region. This includes staff from governments, humanitarian and development organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations, women’s and youth groups.

Where is it hosted?

Our interactive online modules are hosted on Zoom. However, participants are not required to download an app and may join through a browser. Participants will receive instructions on how to join the module after registration.

How to register:

Click here to register to the course.

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Gender and Inclusion in the COVID-19 Response

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 05:37:40 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Start date: 12 Nov 2020
End date: 12 Nov 2020
Registration deadline: 12 Nov 2020

This is a free online module. You will learn how COVID-19 is impacting on different genders and practical actions to mainstream equality.

About this Event

What does the course cover?

This module examines how COVID-19 is impacting on women, girls, boys and men differently, limiting access to services and information, increasing women's work burden, eroding social cohesion and increasing gender inequality. Ultimately the training provides practical actions that can be adapted to varying MENA contexts and implemented in a range of programmes to mainstream gender equality and inclusion in the COVID-19 response.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • List impacts of COVID-19 for girls, women, boys and men with and without disabilities and of different ages
  • Analyse the barriers and inequality that are creating an overburden of work, limiting access and increasing risks for women and girls in the MENA region
  • List practical actions to address barriers, risks and access
  • Adapt key actions for the varying contexts and programmes in the MENA region, including sector-related gender aspects

Who should apply?

The module is designed for those working with communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region. This includes staff from governments, humanitarian and development organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations, women’s and youth groups.

Where is it hosted?

Our interactive online modules are hosted on Zoom. However, participants are not required to download an app and may join through a browser. Participants will receive instructions on how to join the module after registration.

How to register:

Click here to register to the course.

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Gender and Inclusion in the COVID-19 Response (Arabic)

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 05:34:14 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Start date: 10 Nov 2020
End date: 10 Nov 2020
Registration deadline: 10 Nov 2020

This is a free online module. You will learn how COVID-19 is impacting on different genders and practical actions to mainstream equality.

About this Event

What does the course cover?

This module examines how COVID-19 is impacting on women, girls, boys and men differently, limiting access to services and information, increasing women's work burden, eroding social cohesion and increasing gender inequality. Ultimately the training provides practical actions that can be adapted to varying MENA contexts and implemented in a range of programmes to mainstream gender equality and inclusion in the COVID-19 response.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • List impacts of COVID-19 for girls, women, boys and men with and without disabilities and of different ages
  • Analyse the barriers and inequality that are creating an overburden of work, limiting access and increasing risks for women and girls in the MENA region
  • List practical actions to address barriers, risks and access
  • Adapt key actions for the varying contexts and programmes in the MENA region, including sector-related gender aspects

Who should apply?

The module is designed for those working with communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region. This includes staff from governments, humanitarian and development organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations, women’s and youth groups.

Where is it hosted?

Our interactive online modules are hosted on Zoom. However, participants are not required to download an app and may join through a browser. Participants will receive instructions on how to join the module after registration.

How to register:

Click here to register to the course.

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Managing COVID-19 Myths and Rumours

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 05:32:14 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Start date: 10 Nov 2020
End date: 10 Nov 2020
Registration deadline: 10 Nov 2020

This is a free interactive online module. You will learn how rumours and myths develop, how to mitigate their impact and work in communities

About this Event

What does the course cover?

This 3-hour module seeks to give an overview of how and why myths, misconceptions, rumours and stigmatisation have appeared during the COVID-19 outbreak, focusing especially on the MENA context. The module will examine some of the most common myths and rumours in the region as examples, and will build on learning from other epidemic responses on the most appropriate ways to tackle misinformation, and instill trust in factual and accurate information.

By the end of the module, you will be able to:

  • Explain how rumours and stigmatisation develop
  • Describe how to map rumours in the communities you work with, and prioritise those rumours that are most challenging
  • Recall ways of engaging with different groups, networks and coordinating bodies to triangulate and provide accurate information

Who should apply?

The module is designed for those working with communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region. This includes staff from governments, humanitarian and development organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations, women’s and youth groups.

Where is it hosted?

Our interactive online modules are hosted on Zoom. However, participants are not required to download an app and may join through a browser. Participants will receive instructions on how to join the module after registration.

How to register:

Click here to register to the course.

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Culture, Context and Hygiene Promotion for COVID-19

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 05:24:47 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Start date: 10 Nov 2020
End date: 10 Nov 2020
Registration deadline: 10 Nov 2020

This is a free interactive online module. You will learn the key public health risks related to COVID-19 and how these can be addressed.

About this Event

What does the course cover?

This module presents key considerations for adapting hygiene promotion activities for delivery during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to the cultural and contextual settings of the MENA region. The module uses the project cycle as a means to guide participants through key considerations for COVID-19 appropriate hygiene promotion at each stage, from assessment, to planning for and implementing activities that are adapted to the varied humanitarian and cultural contexts of the region.

Module objectives include:

  • Describe the key public health risks in relation to COVID-19, and the cultural and contextual factors that may increase these
  • Use the project management cycle to plan assessments, activities and monitoring that address key hygiene behaviours and engage communities in this process
  • Adapt approaches and information to contextualise them so that they are relevant to diverse groups in their communities

Who should apply?

The module is designed for those working with communities in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region. This includes staff from governments, humanitarian and development organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations, women’s and youth groups.

Where is it hosted?

Our interactive online modules are hosted on Zoom. However, participants are not required to download an app and may join through a browser. Participants will receive instructions on how to join the module after registration.

How to register:

Click here to register to the course.

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Mental Health in the Workplace During COVID-19

Mon, 26 Oct 2020 05:23:51 +0000

Organization: RedR UK
Start date: 9 Nov 2020
End date: 9 Nov 2020
Registration deadline: 9 Nov 2020

This is a free interactive online module. You will learn how COVID-19 stress affects us and what we can do individually and at work.

About this Event

What does the course cover?

The 3-hour module explores common mental health impacts associated with work in the humanitarian sector in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. Drawing on examples from the MENA region, this module offers practical solutions that organisations and individuals can implement to reduce and mitigate staff stress and mental ill-health and create mentally healthy workplaces.

If you are new to the topic of Mental Health, we recommend you complete the RedR UK training module Managing Stress During the COVID-19 Pandemic to build you knowledge of mental health trends in the MENA region, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health, and basic psychological first aid skills, prior to attending this module.

By the end of the module, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the impacts of humanitarian work and the COVID-19 pandemic on the mental health of personnel
  • Identify where to access resources to support mental health and well-being during the pandemic;
  • Outline the role of the organisation in staff stress management
  • Describe best practices to reduce workplace stress and mitigate mental ill-health;
  • Suggest how to implement best practice in their role as an employee or supervisor to create a mentally healthy workplace.

Who should apply?

The module is designed for individuals and organisations interested in creating mentally healthy workplaces during the COVID-19 pandemic in the MENA region. This includes personnel from governments, humanitarian and development organisations, international and national non-government organisations, community-based organisations, faith-based organisations, women’s and youth groups.

How to register:

Click here to register to the course.

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