Thursday, 6 May 2010
At the same time – as a consequence of the Paris Declaration agreed by donors - the Open Forum for CSO development effectiveness is searching for a vision on development effectiveness through national and international policy dialogue, taking account of the centrality of the concepts of human rights, gender equality, environmental sustainability, and the capacity of development actors to lead the changes they seek, as the foundation for situating CSO effectiveness, as well as the effectiveness of donors and governments. The objectives are to reach an agreement on common principles regarding CSO development effectiveness and an agreement on guidelines on how to apply these principles and documentation of good practices for context-relevant mechanisms appropriate to each country and region.
TRIALOG in continuation of it’s conference on paradigm shift in development cooperation and in coordination with the above mentioned processes is organising a conference on “Right to Development /Role of CSOs” in Nicaragua from 24th to 26th of November, 2010. In the frame of this conference we invite CSO representatives from the 12 new EU member states, from the 15 old EU member states and from the “Global South” (especially from Latin America) to continue the discussions started and to find joint statements on the identity and role of CSOs in development cooperation in the “North” and in the “South”. The invitation and background information is available at: http://www.trialog.or.at/images/doku/invitationmanagua.pdf
From Nov. 29th to Dec. 3rd, TRIALOG is organising field visits to development projects in Nicaragua for participants from the 12 NMS. The visits will include meetings with local stakeholders, CSOs, the local target group and beneficiaries, as well as official representatives of the EC-delegations and regional offices of the European national representations.
CSO representatives from the 12 NMS who would like to participate in the conference and the field visits please contact: email@example.com. Travel support for some NMS participants will be available.
Information provided by Christine Bedoya, TRIALOG
The good news: the training is postponed and will be held on 7th and 8th of June 2010 in Krakow, Poland. The training which is co-organised with the Polish NGDO Platfrom Grupa Zagranica deals with “The Lisbon Treaty and Its Implications For Civil Society”. Apart from a general introduction into the Lisbon Treaty participants will have a detailed look into the opportunities and challenges of this new European constitution for development NGOs and discuss mechanisms for dialogue between EU institutions and civil society organisations, look into how civil society organisations can benefit from an increased role of the European Parliament and National Parliaments and explore Lobby Strategies towards the policy making bodies.
For more information please contact your national platforms or our Capacity Building Officer Andra Tanase firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information provided by Ulrike Bey, TRIALOG
Wednesday, 5 May 2010
The deadline for applications is May 31, 2010. We strongly encourage applicants from the 12 new EU member states.
Brigitte Quehenberger, TRIALOG Administrative Assistant, will have a baby in the beginning of August and will go on maternity leave in June, for probably 15 months. Her maternity leave replacement is Elisa Romero who will start her work with TRIALOG in the beginning of September. Elisa finished her “Languages, Economics and Cultural Area Studies” in Germany and is currently working as Assistant to the Director of HORIZONT3000, TRIALOG's lead agency.
And last but not least "we" will also have a baby in our Brussels office: our Policy Officer Rebecca Steel-Jasińska is expecting a baby in September. Due to the different regulations for maternity leave in Belgium, Rebecca will only go on maternity leave in the middle of September till probably end of March 2011. Her maternity leave replacement will be recruted in June and start in the beginning of September (see Job advertisement).
Together with our Capacity Building Officer Andra Tanase we will ensure a smooth handover to our new colleagues and do our best to maintain the same quality and quantity of TRIALOG work also in future.
Information provided by Christine Bedoya
Mrs Ashton submitted a proposal for the EEAS on the 25th March 2010 and since then, Brussels has been full of discussion about what the proposal means in practice. The main points of the proposal that are interesting to the development community are the suggestions that the EEAS should contribute to the programming and management of external cooperation programmes that fall under development policy.
A challenge has come from CONCORD and some of its members however based on legal grounds. They assert that the proposal actually breaches the Lisbon Treaty and goes against the interests of both the EU and the world’s poorest.
First of all the lawyers say that the role of EEAS is restricted to the common foreign and security policy (CFSP), which is just a part of the EU’s external action. This does not extend to development policy, which is the ‘sole competence’ of the European Commission, as defined by the treaties.
Secondly, poverty reduction is the main objective of development policy and this is being threatened if it is put under the EEAS, which risks pursuing purely European interests.
Despite these objections, Ashton’s proposal was accepted by the Council at the end of April. It now has to pass through the European Parliament.
The TRIALOG central training, which was postponed due to the Icelandic volcano eruption in April and moved to 7-8 June, will look at how our work as CSOs has been affected by the institutional changes that result from the Lisbon Treaty (see Events).
Related links: The Ashton Proposal for a Council Decision on the EEAS: http://eeas.europa.eu/docs/eeas_draft_decision_250310_en.pdf
CONCORD and partners’ media statement on the illegality of the Ashton proposal: http://www.concordeurope.org/Files/media/0_internetdocumentsENG/5_Press/1_Press_releases/5_Press_releases_2010/MEDIA-STATEMENT-on-EEAS--26-04-2010---EN.pdf
Information provided by Rebecca Steel-Jasińska, TRIALOG
The first module from 22st to 24th of March 2010 in Vienna focused on the basics of development cooperation, EU development policies and instruments and EC application. The training consisted of an intensive mixture of input combined with interactive methodology on how to train other people about these sometimes dry issues. Participants debated about ongoing issues in development using the debate as a tool for presenting contradicting positions, conducted expert interviews in order to conduct a needs assessment for an imagined project, and went through the project application steps.
The 23 participants from 11 new member states represented a variety of professional experience and expectations. In the course of the training the need appeared to have more room for discussing current issues of development cooperation as well as for a more intensive sharing of best practices and experiences with regard to projects and applications. The next modules are currently planned including the feedback and input of the participants in order to meet these needs better. The second module will take place from 19 to 21st of May in Vienna, the third module is scheduled for 20-22 September.
Information provided by Ulrike Bey, TRIALOG
During the training the participants engaged in practical and theoretical workshops addressing monitoring, evaluation and financial reporting of EC contracts. Andra Tanase, Capacity Building Officer at TRIALOG, introduced the audience to the process of implementing a standard contract from the EC. The participants had opportunity to analyse in details EC administrative and financial rules, work on the management plans of their projects, exchange experience and to ask concrete questions regarding the implementation phase of development cooperation projects. “Polish NGDOs which are relatively new in this sector are still dealing with lack of sufficient knowledge and experience in the implementation of projects financed by the European Commission. This workshop was a great opportunity to learn, clarify our doubts and exchange experience” said Monika from the ZAGRANICA GROUP.
The event was organized on April 12-13, 2010 in Warsaw in cooperation with the ZAGRANICA GROUP, the Polish NGDO Platform. In total, during the two-days training, around 20 participants from various polish NGOs working in the development field were trained.
Information provided by Monika Kuśmierczyk, Grupa Zagranica
The release of the aid figures was swiftly followed by the European Commission publishing the ‘April Package’, a cluster of documents released each spring that comprises a communication and staff working documents relative to European aid levels. This year, the staff working documents focus specifically on the MDGs, outlining the key challenges for the road ahead; aid for trade; financing for development; policy coherence for development (PCD) and aid effectiveness.
As part of capacity development events aimed to strengthen the work of CSOs working on aid, a workshop has been organised by CONCORD, the French national platform Coordination Sud and TRIALOG, with other partners, at the end of May in Paris. It will gather together representatives from across Europe to look at parliamentary scrutiny in development policy and aid budgets.
The AidWatch annual report will be launched in June, with a public awareness-raising stunt in Brussels and across European capitals.
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Development Assistance Committee (DAC) aid figures: http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/17/12/44981982.pdf
April package: http://ec.europa.eu/development/services/dev-policy-proposals_en.cfm
The CONCORD press release on the OECD figures and an AidWatch position paper on European aid in 2010 are available from the CONCORD website: http://www.concordeurope.org/Public/Page.php?ID=4&language=eng
Information provided by Rebecca Steel-Jasińska, TRIALOG
Tuesday, 4 May 2010
The conference was opened by the Head of European and International Affairs of the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus and brought together NGO representatives, teachers, students, educational authorities, Development Education experts, and active citizens from across Europe. The conference was organized as concluding event of the EuropeAid funded project ‘Accessing Development Education’, which has been coordinated by Future Worlds Center since January 2008.
Throughout the 2,5 days of the conference, participants engaged in sharing good practices in introducing a global perspective into the educational system. They also had a critical look at persisting challenges faced by educators across Europe, as well as opportunities and success stories.
During the interactive parallel workshops the participants could learn more about Development Education resources and classroom activities, experience new methodologies and network with their peers from other European countries. In addition to the working sessions, participating schools and teachers had prepared an exhibition to portray and celebrate their efforts of including Development Education into the school realities.
The project ‘Accessing Development Education’ engages educators and schools in Development Education activities and equips them with relevant training and materials, thus making them promoters and multipliers of national campaigns and initiatives that aim to create awareness about development issues and global interdependencies.
For more information please contact Kerstin Wittig email@example.com, http://www.developmenteducation.info/, http://fwcis.blogspot.com/
Information provided by Kerstin Wittig, Future Worlds Center
The workshop aimed at introducing participants to the EU development cooperation policy creating a solid base for understanding its rationale, main challenges and structural blocks. Having had this overview, and sharing also the realities of their own work, the participants did seek and genuinely hoped for the opportunities among the many challenges present in the current context (strong financial crisis in Latvia, low public interest in development issues, low interest in enlarging the partner countries’ horizons to African and Latin American countries). LAPAS’ presentation towards the end of the day contributed to the concretization of the reality of development cooperation activities in the Latvian context, and most agreed that the road to development cooperation has quite a few thorns at the moment, but that they are willing to take the axes to clear up this road.
Information provided by Andra Tanase, TRIALOG
As well as representatives from old and new member states, the group was happy to welcome representatives from candidate countries Croatia and Turkey, who were able to bring their expertise of their own countries to the discussions.
The meeting was planned to take place right before the regional workshop of the open Forum on CSO Development Effectiveness that focused on non-EU European countries, largely overlapping with the EPAN countries of interest. A handful of members attended both meetings. EPAN meeting minutes are available on the CONCORD extranet. For more information please contact Rebecca Steel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Information provided by Rebecca Steel-Jasińska, TRIALOG
Monday, 3 May 2010
“The current international crisis has made clear the limits of an economic model based on market deregulations, unlimited growth and the reduction of the State to its minimum functions. The consequences of these policies are being felt in the lives of everyday people, particularly among the poorest and most excluded. This is a deep systemic crisis, with economic, alimentary, energetic, environmental and social dimensions. […] We believe that the current crisis is an opportunity to advance more decisively with respect to alternatives for change that comprise the complexity and integrity of the political, social, environmental, cultural and economic processes on our continents.”
Thirteen “proposals and observations” have been sent to the EU and LAC governments that aim at establishing a relationship model between the EU and LAC that is based on political dialogue, cooperation, the promotion of social justice and human, economic, social, cultural and environmental rights, taking into account a thoroughgoing analysis of and respect for the development models of their countries, their weaknesses and their strengths. Civil society in the LAC and EU countries is vital for safeguarding, promoting and developing rights and democratic spaces on their continents and should continue their advocacy and solidarity work, strengthening their links and alliances on the basis of their shared values.
The full declaration is available in English (Spanish and Portuguese) on the CONCORD website, see: http://www.concordeurope.org/Public/Page.php?ID=33285&language=eng
Information provided by Christine Bedoya, TRIALOG
For more information please contact Barbara Vodopivec from SLOGA at email@example.com.
Information provided by Tereza Ambrozova, FoRS intern,firstname.lastname@example.org
Information provided by Tereza Ambrozova, FoRS intern, email@example.com
The strengthening of links between non state actors and local authorities is one of the objectives of PLATFORMA. In February 2010, TRIALOG invited Lucie Guillet to introduce the initiative at the 2nd TRIALOG Partnership Fair in Vienna. Soon after, on 12 March 2010, TRIALOG Capacity Building Officer Andra Tanase participated at the PLATFORMA Seminar "Development cooperation in the post-2004 EU member States: the role of local and regional authorities" in Bucharest. In her contribution, Andra touched upon the role of local and regional authorities in development education and how to effectively work with NGOs. Her intervention was much appreciated by the organisers particularly regarding the presented approach in development education and the work TRIALOG achieves. Future cooperation was envisaged. Ionut Sibian from Civil Society Development Foundation in Romania also highlighted the essential role of civil society in development cooperation. In general, the event was very promissing in terms of topics and also in terms of presence of national and international guests.
For further information, please contact Andra Tanase at firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on PLATFORMA, please see:
http://www.ccre.org/champs_activites_detail_news_en.htm?ID=1470&idca=3129 and http://www.commed-cglu.org/spip.php?rubrique139
Find a list of PLATFORMA-members at: http://www.ccre.org/docs/list_partners_platform_for_development_en.pdf
Information provided by Anita Bister, TRIALOG
The Association LITDEA is the result of a merge between two networks: the previously informal LITDEA network and most members of the Association "New Connections" - another group of NGOs working in development cooperation as one of their priorities since 2004. Both now together transformed into the new "Association LITDEA" (by reorganising the name and statutes of the former Association "New connections").
LITDEA currently unites 9 NGOs working in development education and general public awareness raising in Lithuania as well as working abroad in partnership with and for the benefit of foreign partners. All the members of LITDEA are conjoined by the will of acting together in order to create better conditions in Lithuania and Europe for developing supportive activities for the countries in need. Two more organizations expressed the wish to join the network.
For more information please read about LITDEA in the following text: http://www.trialog.or.at/images/doku/litdea-short-en.pdf or contact Lina Kalibataite at email@example.com.
Information provided by Lina Kalibataite, LITDEA
There are 6 multistakeholder meetings planned altogether in 2010, each focusing on a different aspect of global education in Poland (i.e. financing, definition, new actors etc.). Among the involved parties are representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Education, inservice teacher training centres, publishers etc. Additionally there is a moodle learning platform to enable further and deeper discussions also for those who cannot participate in meetings.
The multi-stakeholder process was launched at the Conference on Global Education in Warsaw in December 2009 (see http://www.igo.org.pl/news/97). The anticipated result of all 6 meetings and the moodle platform discussions will be an multistakeholder consensus on the development of development education in Poland.
The Institute of Global Responsibility is very much involved in the process. Feel free to contact us for more details at: networking[at]igo.org.pl
Information provided by Marcin Wojtalik, Institute of Global Responsibility, http://www.igo.org.pl/english
In March 2009 changes to the statute were introduced, allowing the Board of Zagranica Group to become more proactive in influencing the platform’s functioning and policies. In July, the Board decided to hire the Executive director of the Group, Wojciech Tworkowski (formerly Board member), who became responsible for reorganizing the office, stabilizing the platform’s finances and pushing forward the Group’s work on the strategy, as well as its implementation. In November 2009 a new person was hired for the office, Katarzyna Krzemińska, to become a coordinator for working groups. In March 2010 Monika Kusmierczyk joined the staff as coordinator for financial/administrative matters and information policies. Meanwhile, in February 2010 Marta Pejda, who used to be the Group’s secretary for over 3 years left the Group and the position of secretary was officially cancelled.
The work on the strategy started during the March 2009 General Assembly, during which the members obliged the Board to prepare the new strategy until the next General Assembly in November during which it was accepted. In between the assemblies, consultations took place, including a three-day multistakeholder seminar in Falenica (near Warsaw). The key operational objective of the new 2010-2015 strategy is building the institutional stability of Polish NGDOs. Within the strategy, the mission of the Zagranica Group has also been formulated, focusing the platform’s work on (1) Advocacy of NGDO sector interests, (2) Building capacity of NGDOs and (3) networking Polish and foreign NGDOs, all this with the ultimate aim of providing partners in developing countries with better quality of project impact.
The Zagranica Group is currently working on preparing Action Plans for different parts of the strategy, as well as fundraising for them. Within its broader mission, the Group is working hard in the area of advocacy (especially as the new draft of the Law on Foreign Assistance is being prepared) and reforming its information policies in order to become a better networker and gateway to the Polish NGDO sector.
You can find more information as well as new contact data on the Zagranica Group website, which is also being redesigned at the moment with the re-launch expected to take place sometime in spring: http://www.zagranica.org.pl/
Information provided by Wojciech Tworkowski, Zagranica Group
Whereas the Polish government has cut aid for Africa, the overall volume of ODA available for NGOs working in other countries - mostly Eastern Europe - has increased. In 2010 there will be a lot of projects implemented by Polish ministries, authorities and local governments, which – according to IGO – may not be the best choice of development actors with respect to the reality of development cooperation in Poland.
In sum, in 2010 the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has granted less money to NGOs than a year ago (drop from 18 million PLN in 2009 to 15 million PLN 2010). According to IGO this will have a negative effect on the development of capacities of Polish NGDOs and the quality of their project work.
IGO is calling upon the Polish government to fulfil their commitments made in the Paris Declaration and the EU Consensus on Development. “We need more and better aid for Africa to be truly based on Southern priorities with a real objective of poverty reduction”, IGO has alarmed.
For further information please contact Katarzyna.firstname.lastname@example.org or check the new IGO website: www.igo.org.pl/english
Information provided by Katarzyna Staszewska, IGO
In February 2010 the department organized a field trip to development organizations in Vienna and Bratislava. The aim of this field trip was to enable the students to complete their theoretical knowledge by the direct insight into the biggest organizations in the field. The students had the possibility to listen to many specialists from different organizations and ask questions related to their interests. The first two days were spent in Bratislava by visiting SlovakAid (Slovak Development Agency), Habitat for Humanity, UNICEF, Slovak Catholic Charity, UNDP, People in Need and MVRO (Slovak platform of development NGOs).
AidWatch coordinator Alessandro Bozzini and AidWatch report writer Javier Pereira took participants through the general context for aid this year before introducing the report and methodology and going on to cover the key aid quality issues that the report will cover, such as democratic ownership. Other aid quality issues to be included in this year’s report are climate, fragmentation, poverty focus, transparency, gender, securitisation and migration.
Immediately before the workshop, which was attended by 12 participants representing 7new member states, 3 old member states and one network, there was an additional session for Polish participants, to see how the platform could step up its engagement in AidWatch. As a result, the AidWatch advocacy group has a new Polish member.
The workshop was well received and provided the organisers with valuable feedback on what should be included in this year’s report. TRIALOG is proud to have supported its preparation.
Information provided by Rebecca Steel-Jasińska, TRIALOG
The OECD DAC consultation meeting with Polish NGDOs was held on 27th January 2010 in the palace of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Warsaw. Institute of Global Responsibility (IGO) was one of the seven Polish NGDOs that participated in the consultations. The governmental side was represented by OECD DAC senior experts as well as representatives of two OECD member countries: Belgium and Turkey.
IGO will follow the Special Review and contribute to its outcomes. IGO believes that Polish membership in DAC could contribute to an increased quality of Polish aid and strengthen the Polish government's commitment to the international development agenda. For more information please visit http://www.igo.org.pl/news/95-oecd-dac-special-review-on-poland.
Information provided by Katarzyna Staszewska, IGO
The guest speakers presented their initiatives and plans for 2010 and opportunities for collaborating with the Romanian NGDO Platform. This year FOND will organise in partnership and with financial support of the Romanian MFA two important events for the national development cooperation policy: The Republic of Moldova - Romania NGO Forum (May 2010) and the Romanian Development Camp – 3rd edition (June 2010).
Considering Romania’s commitments to allocate 0,33% of GNI (gross national income) by 2015 for official development assistance, Mrs. Corina Cretu emphasized the necessity of defining Romania’s new role as a donor country.
Information provided by Adela Rusu, FOND
The Mission Fund is a lay catholic organisation founded in 1984 with the aim of helping Maltese Missionaries serving in over 40 countries. The Mission Fund sends EUR 1,200.00 to each missionary on a roster basis. Since 1992 it carried out several projects in many developing countries. A group of around 25 volunteers each year answers to a request made by one of the missionaries to carry out a project in a respective country.
Projects of the last years include a Fish farm in Guatemala built in 2007 which is now producing food, generates jobs; and with the profits made through these activities, the people were provided with a clinic and a resident Medical Doctor. In 2008, a school was built in Tanzania which is now already operating with the first 92 first year students.
This year, 2010, a group of volunteers will be answering to the request made by Sr. Maria Borda, a gynaecologist (Medical Missionaries of Mary, MMM) running a hospital with 170 beds in Singida, Tanzania. There the group will build an extension of the hospital, not only in order to increase the number of beds, but also to be able to host a number of doctors to serve in this hospital.
For more information please visit http://www.missionfund.org.mt/ or contact Charles Decelis, email@example.com
Read more about the Maltese NGDO platform SKOP at: http://www.skopmalta.org/
Information provided by Charles Decelis, Mission Fund
For the content related and organizational preparation of this event with its hundreds of different seminars and workshops, 120 representatives of groups, initiatives, NGOs and networks had arrived by the end of January to Berlin. Thanks to the support of TRIALOG, it was possible to include many representatives from the new EU member states and to give them the possibility to set the specific problems of their countries on the agenda of the Social Forum in this preparatory process. With their new ideas and experiences those people from Czech Republic, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania, Romania made a lively and important contribution to the bridging of social movements in Europe.
At the end all agreed: Ways out of the financial crisis, development of democracy, alternative lifestyles, education for all, good working conditions and just climate policy should be the main topics of the Social Forum in Istanbul being connected with a comprehensive portfolio of cultural events.
But there is still much to do: the numerous registered events must be put into order and organized in specific workshops, volunteer interpreters have to be recruited, and technology must be installed. And finally, the physical well-being of participants must be considered. Before the event in July there's still a meeting in May in Brussels.
All who are interested in more information please go to http://www.esf2010.org/
Information provided by Hugo Braun, attac-Koordinierungskreis
The training gathered 20 participants from different Bulgarian NGOs, many already working on EC projects and contracts, and the results were quite positive as reflected in the following quotes from some evaluation reports: "I've obtained more than expected from such a short term [training]", "the very interactive methods allowed for the involvement of all participants", or as one of the participants put it: "I didn't at any point get bored".
The training was organised in cooperation with the Bulgarian Platform for International Development (BPID). For more information, please contact TRIALOG Capacity Building Officer Andra Tanase at firstname.lastname@example.org
Information provided by Ulrike Bey, TRIALOG
The programme of the conference was exhaustive combining presentations, a market place where organizations had the opportunity to get to know each others' background and interests, and individual group work.
The presentations covered a wide range of topics and among others, offered the overview of EC funding schemes as well as guidelines on how to work in partnership, how to write a co-financing application or how to bring the “co-” into the financing. The speakers coming from diverse organisations (Europeaid, CONCORD, grassroots organisations, local authorities, experts on application writing...) provided input which covered all the relevant stakeholders of the contracting process.
In the end, the results were concretized into 17 different project proposals which covered a wide range of topics – from sustainability, consumer behaviour and corporate social responsibility to volunteering, gender equality, sexual education or conflict prevention. We are pleased that many interesting project ideas have been born, discussed and constructively elaborated upon, forming a basis for future partnerships.
The overall atmosphere emanated with hard work and deep interest and participants showed great commitment as they even continued to discuss their joint proposals throughout breaks or evening events.
The results, impressions and background material are all online! If you are interested in the Partnership Fair documentation (incl. presentations, photo gallery, videos, reports and evaluation), please consult http://www.trialog.or.at/start.asp?ID=216
We thank all participants for their contribution!
Information provided by Gabi Thomasová and Andra Tanase, TRIALOG
The newsletter will be published every four months and will contain information relating to international development cooperation and global education. It will also contain information on volunteer issues relating to development work as the implementing organisations regard volunteer work as: (a) a more experiential way of building public support for the MDG agenda and the fight against world poverty; and (b) a way of bringing universities and NGDOs ever closer together.
The newsletter can be downloaded as pdf directly from KOPIN's website http://www.kopin.org/ (section “Resources”). For information, feedback and own contributions please contact KOPIN email@example.com.
Information provided by Dominik Kalweit, KOPIN
You can download the Annual Report from the WIDE website http://www.wide-network.org/ or here.
The International Peace and Development Training Center (IPDTC) in cooperation with the Peace Action, Training and Research Institute of Romania (PATRIR) have launched the 2010 Training Calendar with a range of programmes addressing core and expert skills and knowledge training for policy makers and practitioners working in peacebuilding, conflict transformation, development work, humanitarian aid, gender, governance and related areas. The following training events are scheduled in the coming months:
- Advanced Mediation and Peacemaking (AMP): Achieving Resolution and Transformation in Intractable and Complex Conflicts
17th – 21st of May, 2010, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
- Designing Peacebuilding Programmes (DPP)
24th – 28th of May, 2010, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
- Systemic Peacebuilding: Enhancing Effectiveness and Impact in Policy and Practice for Crisis Management and Prevention, Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding
28th – 30th of June, 2010 – London, UK
- Improving Effectiveness and Impact in the Design, Development and Implementation of Peacebuilding Projects and Programmes
1st – 2nd of June, 2010 – London, UK
- Peacebuilding, Conflict Transformation and Post-War Stabilisation, Recovery and Reconstruction (PCTR)
18th – 22nd of October, 2010, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
- Gender and Peacebuilding: Integrating Planning and Action in the Field
25th – 29th of October, 2010, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
- Early Warning, Crisis Preparedness and Prevention of Armed Conflicts
6th – 8th of December, 2010 – London, UK
- Preventing Political and Electoral Violence
9th – 10th of December, 2010 – London, UK
For more information on course content, fees and application procedure, please visit the IPDTC website: www.patrir.ro/training or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
Information provided by Kai Brand-Jacobsen, PATRIR
- "Introductory Certificate in Public Procurement", Level 2 - Accredited by CIPS in Rome, Italy from 18-21 May 2010
The aim of this course is to provide participants with the possibility of obtaining a professional certification with the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS); a clear understanding of the principles of effective public procurement, the generic procurement process and the role of corporate and transactional procurement; the capability to plan, implement and evaluate a sourcing process appropriate to the value/risk of the goods/service being procured; knowledge of what rules and procedures govern UN procurement – and why they exist.
- "Logistics and Incoterms" in Copenhagen, Denmark from 1-3 June 2010
The aim of this course is to provide participants with a clear understanding of the principles of effective logistical arrangements and to understand methods of mitigating risks and to optimise the organisation’s logistical activities; the capability to plan, implement and evaluate a logistical exercise appropriate to the value/risk of the goods being transported
- “Effective Negotiations in Projects and Procurement” in Vienna, Austria from 15-18 June 2010
The aim of this course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge needed for successful negotiations, including: Understanding the principles and dynamics of the negotiation process and how to avoid the common traps in negotiation; Developing win-win strategies based on analysis of the other parties' needs; Identifying and actively working on their own negotiation strengths and weaknesses through role-plays.
General inquiries can be sent to: email@example.com
Information provided by Lisa Fialla, UNDP Procurement Support Office