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Information and knowledge can be powerful vehicle in connecting science and policy, raising awareness, and mainstreaming adaptation through effective communication means.
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07 July 2014

Are we on track to achieve the results..?

What is this course about?
Keeping track of the progress of a project or programme is key in determining the success and relevance of development interventions. The set-up of practical and user-friendly monitoring systems will greatly assist efficient project management. The M&E system should be based on identification of the real information needs of an organisation and systematically collecting and using data for good decision-making. This course explains how to go about it.

PARTICIPANTS
This course is for professionals who are involved in formulating, managing or monitoring interventions; and those who prepare, supervise or participate in evaluations. Typically this would include desk officers, programme managers, task managers for national or local government, for an international donor agency or for an NGO. Participants should already have a good understanding on the Logical Framework before joining this course.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
This course will give you practical knowledge and skills how to monitor and evaluate projects, programmes and organisations. You will learn how to ask and answer common M&E questions, such as: Which information do we really need in order to understand our achievements on outputs, outcomes and impacts? Who determines, collects analyses and processes the data to obtain this information, when and how? How to efficiently integrate this into my organisational processes and management systems?

COURSE DETAILS:

  1. Language: English
  2. Dates: 11th - 14th August 2014
  3. Course fee: € 650
  4. Country: Colombo, Sri Lanka
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
Follow the link and register online: http://www.mdf.nl/course/mel-a/

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Introduction to Results-Based Management and the Results Chain
  2. Introduction to monitoring, types of monitoring, objectives and indicator design
  3. Monitoring system design
  4. Data collection tools
  5. Information analysis for decision making
  6. Integrating monitoring in your organisational processes
  7. Evaluation types, criteria and formulating evaluation questions
  8. ToR for an evaluation
  9. Evaluation methods

INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE
Ms. Inez UsLeyanege
Marketing & Client Liaison – MDF Asia
inez@mdfsa.lk
Mobile: +94 77 3949041
Tel: +94 11 2808121 or 11 2805122

Colombo, Sri Lanka
07 July 2014

“Achieve results by putting people first!”

What is this course about?
Good leadership is more than just good decision-making. Being a leader means inspiring and enabling others. A leader understands themselves first and knows how to leverage strengths and overcome weaknesses. A leader brings out the best in others through excellent people skills. In this course you will learn what it takes to be a great leader, you will develop a personal vision and understand the beliefs and constraints that inhibit you from reaching greater heights in your career and in your life. In particular you will learn how to work more effectively with your team, how to lead, motivate and support them to be the best that they can be in line with achievement of your organization’s objectives.

PARTICIPANTS
This course is specifically meant for leaders, potential leaders and managers at all levels in your organization. It is particularly relevant for those aspiring to higher level management positions, HR-managers, team leaders that are responsible for directing, guiding and supervising a team of professionals and support staff. You will be challenged to improve your leadership and management style in order to increase the performance of your team.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
At the end of this course you will have reflected on your own most suitable personal leadership and management style, which provides a solid base for further unfolding your own management and leadership talents. You will increase your understanding about leadership, new trends in leadership, the qualities of leaders

COURSE DETAILS:

  1. Language: English
  2. Dates: 11th - 15th August 2014
  3. Course fee: € 750
  4. Country: Bali, Indonesia
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
Follow the link and register online: http://www.mdf.nl/course/lpm-a/

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Know your leadership style
  2. Understand the difference between management and leadership
  3. Understand your personal core qualities and pitfalls
  4. Roles and competencies of leaders and managers
  5. Develop a personal vision
  6. Leading and managing teams
  7. Team dynamics
  8. Providing feedback and coaching to your staff
  9. Managing conflict in the workplace
  10. Leading change in your unit/ organisation
  11. Your personal leadership development plan

INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE
Ms. Inez UsLeyanege
Marketing & Client Liaison – MDF Asia
inez@mdfsa.lk
Mobile: +94 77 3949041
Tel: +94 11 2808121 or 11 2805122

Bali, Indonesia
07 July 2014

What is this course about?

With increasing pressure on development partners to demonstrate the effectiveness of their work, it is essential they have a solid grasp of the principles of Project Cycle Management. Project Cycle Management (PCM) methodology and its principle tool, the Logical Framework is the quality benchmark for project design and implementation. PCM begins at planning, and provides a road map for effective project execution and project decision-making throughout the project life cycle. Many donors insist on a PCM approach to ensure a results-based logic in the intervention and to minimise risk or the possibility of failure. This course is designed to enhance the efficiency of individuals, organisations and government authorities working on development project as well as increase the effectiveness of the project.

PARTICIPANTS
This training is ideal for staff of development organisation involved in the design, execution and coordination of project and programmes. This includes (future) project managers/coordinators, portfolio managers, desk officers and programme officers from development related organizations including donors, government departments, civil society groups, (I)NGO’s and charities.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the concept of aid effectiveness and trends in programme management (MfDR)
  • Understand project cycle management and objectives oriented project planning
  • Be able to identify and analyze a problem and formulate a project
  • Determine project objectives and select intervention strategies
  • Formulate a logical framework
  • Know how the logical framework can be used throughout the project cycle
  • Understand monitoring and evaluation through various methodologies

COURSE DETAILS:

  • Language: English
  • Dates: 04th - 08th August 2014
  • Course fee: € 750
  • Country: Islamabad, Pakistan
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
Follow the link and register online: http://www.mdf.nl/course/pcm-a/

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trends in Aid Effectiveness
  • Why Projects Fail
  • Introduction to the Project Cycle
  • Objective-Oriented Project Planning (OOPP)
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Intervention Logic
  • Logical Framework (LF) Formulation
  • Risks and Assumptions
  • Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Formulation of Indicators and SOVs
  • Most Significant Change (MSC)
  • Personal Action Plan

INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE
Ms. Inez UsLeyanege
Marketing & Client Liaison – MDF Asia
inez@mdfsa.lk
Mobile: +94 77 3949041
Tel: +94 11 2808121 or 11 2805122

Islamabad, Pakistan

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FAQs
What are the aims of the platform?

The Adaptation Platform is helping countries in Asia adapt to the challenges of climate change at local, national and regional levels through a process of capacity building and strengthening. Broadly speaking, there are three general aims: to establish a regional system for sharing of knowledge on adaptation to climate change, to generate new knowledge about it, and to promote the application of new and existing knowledge about climate change in Asia.

Who will benefit from this programme?

It is expected that many people will benefit from this platform. The immediate beneficiaries are most likely to be civil servants, researchers and development workers who will be equipped with the knowledge, tools and opportunities to promote climate adaptation strategies in their work. Eventually, the beneficiary pool will be very wide as climate knowledge is applied for the public good in diverse areas of work.

How are governments in Asia involved in this programme?

Government agencies and individual civil servants are able to share experiences, access information and get in touch with counterparts working in comparable situations in other countries through the joint training, research and networking activities offered by the platform.

What happens at the end of the three-year programme?

This field is developing so rapidly that it is hard to predict with certainty what will happen at the end of three years. Furthermore, many countries in Asia are experiencing such dynamic economic and social changes that in turn have impacts on how climate change is being experienced and addressed. Apart from the immediate benefits generated during the three years of operation, the Adaptation Platform will contribute to a substantial repository of knowledge and experience that will continue to be used by governments and the private sector in the future. It is expected that there will be ongoing input to the platform from those who have gained considerable expertise in climate adaptation strategies through this round of programme activities.

Does the platform replicate work that is already being done by others?

No, it does not. While there are a number of networks and partnerships for action on climate change, what the platform offers is a unique space specifically devoted to learning about adaptation strategies as they are being undertaken. The platform is solution-focused, enabling professional and technical staff to meet, network and share information and experiences on common sets of challenges in this region.

I’m already undertaking research on adaptation to climate change in my university programme. What can the platform offer me?

The platform offers ‘still-warm’ findings from the field - the most current feedback from the people working at the frontline of change and adaptation. At the crossroads of the disciplines, there are no experts. Instead you will find people who are marking out the parameters of this new and rapidly expanding field of study, and who may be potential collaborators and mentors in the future.

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