Thursday, 18 December 2014

News from the Slovak NGDO Platform

At the Members´ Assembly of the Slovak NGDO Platform that took place on 11th November 2014, the members discussed the application of the Code of Conduct on Ethics and Responsibility of the Slovak NGDO Platform. The Code entered into force at the spring Members´ Assembly. As some of the articles needed further discussion and clarification, guidelines to the Code were prepared. They are a lively document that will regularly be updated based on the needs of the member organisations. The Commission for Ethics and Responsibility consisting of 5 representatives was elected at the Members´ Assembly. In case of a complaint submitted, the Commission will meet and review the compliance of an organisation with the minimum criteria of the Code.

The Code of Conduct in the Slovak language can be found here.

On 14th November 2014, the Slovak NGDO Platform organized a workshop: Monitoring and evaluation of development projects and programmes.
At the workshop, the trainer Braňo Tichý, presented the terminology and reasons why it is useful to do monitoring and evaluation. He explained how to work with indicators, outcomes and results of the projects. Participants had an opportunity to get to know the ways of monitoring and evaluation of other organisations. They received some practical advice on how to get prepared for a project evaluation. The Strategy on monitoring and evaluation of bilateral development cooperation has been adopted recently by the Slovak Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs was presented during the workshop by the MFAE. The events were supported by TRIALOG as part of the Capacity Building Plan.

Development Day 2014 
On 14th October 2014 the Slovak NGDO Platform organized the Development Day 2014. More than 20 Slovak organisations met at the Stará tržnica in Bratislava and presented their work to the visitors. The Development Day 2014 provided space to present the campaign ŽI FÉR for a life in a fairer world. The programme offered interesting programme for schools such as the workshop “Where does my breakfast come from?”.
Throughout the day interactive activities were available at the stands of the Platform´s members and other organisations present. During the Development Day of Slovak actors and projects carried out in the field of development cooperation and global education were presented. Part of the programme was the development cuisine, photo exhibitions and a discussion on policy coherence for development “When one hand gives, but the other one takes away”.
The programme was concluded by a benefit concert and awarding the winners of 4th annual photo contest Human Rights in Development Cooperation. The event was organized under the auspices of the President of the Slovak Republic Andrej Kiska. Organisation of the Development Day 2014 was supported by SlovakAid and the EU. It was an introductory event before the beginning of the European Year for Development 2015.

In the photo: Minister of Foreign and European Affairs Miroslav Lajčák visiting the Development Day 2014. More pictures from the Development Day 2014 can be found here.

Information provided by Andrea Girmanova, Slovak NGDO Platform

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