Friday, 19 July 2013

News from the Slovak NGDO Platform

In May and June 2013 the Slovak NGDO Platform organised 3 workshops for its member organisations. The first one that took place on 14th May 2013 aimed at presenting the fundraising campaign of CNCD-11.11.11, the platform from Belgium. The participants had an opportunity to learn more on the history of the campaign 11.11.11, tools and actions applied during the campaign. The Slovak NGDO Platform together with its members is organising its first fundraising campaign in October 2013.

On 3rd June 2013 a workshop on Ethics and Development took place. Following the survey conducted among Slovak NGDOs on the Istanbul Principles for CSO Development Effectiveness, a need was identified to create a code of conduct that the members of the Platform would adhere to. Currently, the Slovak NGDO Platform is exploring the possibilities of preparing its own Code of Conduct. During the workshop the guests from the Irish Platform Dóchas and the Czech Republic presented their experience and lessons learnt from their platforms while they were creating their own codes of conduct.

The workshop organised on 4th June 2013 aimed at increasing the capacities of the NGDOs´ representatives to plan and write EC projects. Participants could try a number of tools such as Problem Tree, Stakeholder Power Analysis, Kirkpatrick Learning Evaluation Model, or SMART / SPICED indicator setting or Monitoring Plan. Exchange of own experience among the participants was an important part of the workshop. Representatives of the network CEDRON took part at both workshops organised in June which increased the inter-regional dimension of the discussions.

The organisation of all three workshops was supported by TRIALOG.

From 6th to 9th September 2013 the Slovak NGDO Platform is running the third year of the photo competition Human Rights in Development Cooperation ( The exhibition of the 30 best photos will be launched at the Development Day 2013 which will take place on 18th October 2013 at the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the Slovak NGDO Platform and the program of Slovak Official Development Assistance - SlovakAid.

Information provided by Andrea Girmanova, Slovak NGDO Platform MVRO

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