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Community based adaptation empowers communities by sharing knowledge and lessons on effective ways to adapt to climate change impacts and implementing successful and sustainable adaptation projects.
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23 May 2013
DAI invites firms, non-governmental organizations, research institutions, universities and other organizations to submit proposals for the provision of support to the USAID-funded Mekong Adaptation and Resilience to Climate Change (Mekong ARCC) program in carrying out "Ecosystem and Community-based Climate Adaptation and Resilience Building Initiatives" in the targeted provinces of Chiang Rai and Sakon Nakhon, Thailand, and Khammouan and Champasak, Laoand PDR.

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17 July 2014

Its no longer about ‘doing good’, its about creating lasting positive change

WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?

The global development community has been paying increased attention to the role of rigorous impact evaluation in recent years. This course is a considered blend of theory and practice to support better on-the-ground evaluations. Participants are introduced to the concepts behind rigorous impact evaluations: the counterfactual question, control groups, sample frames, bias and sampling methods, They are then presented information to build their own evaluation designs. This includes good questionnaire design, drafting evaluation terms of reference, management of surveys, quality control techniques, and database entry options. Finally, participants will learn about presentation and interpretation of results, and ways to disseminate important research findings.

PARTICIPANTS

Professionals who are involved in formulating, managing or monitoring interventions and/ or prepare, supervise or participate in impact evaluations. These can be desk officers, programme managers, task managers for a national or local government, for an international donor agency or for an NGO. Those actively involved in evaluation designs are encouraged to bring one of their projects with them, and so get hands-on help drafting a TOR, questionnaires, etc. No prior economic or statistical knowledge is required to attend this course.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

To understand the nature and importance of rigorous impact evaluations, and other aspects of quality evaluation efforts. Beyond understanding, also to gain practical knowledge about designing and managing such tasks.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Introduction to the main arguments of “Poor Economics”
  • Introduction impact evaluations: why bother?
  • Developing your own evaluation methodology and terms of reference
  • Team work to critically review example evaluations
  • Developing your own survey questionnaire
  • Understanding the role and types of qualitative impact research
  • Introduction to cost-benefit analysis for impact

COURSE DETAILS:

  • Language: English
  • Dates: 08 - 12 September 2014
  • Course fee: € 750
  • Country: Hanoi, Vietnam
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
Follow the link and register online: http://www.mdf.nl/course/peia-a/#.U8eZDJSSw6k

INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE

Mr. Yaseen Ariff
Marketing Assistant - MDF Asia
yaseen@mdfsa.lk
Mobile: +94 777 989 327
Tel: +94 11 2808121 or 11 2805122

Hanoi, Vietnam
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

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FAQs
What can the platform offer to business people?

The platform offers many opportunities to access new research information directly from universities, institutes and practitioners, and to feed into the agenda for new research to be undertaken. Platform events will offer networking opportunities and the chance to share with others successful strategies and lessons learned in business sectors such as agriculture, transport, and construction.

I work for a non-profit organization in the field of development. What can the platform offer people at the grassroots?

The platform is a ‘space’ to enable professionals working in areas relating to climate adaptation to share their knowledge and experience with each other. If you are working with poor communities where farmers are dealing with changed planting seasons or new pest infestations, where urban shanty-dwellers are finding that ‘climate migrants’ are crowding out already overstretched services, or where more village children are coming down with dengue fever – then the platform may indeed have something to offer you. It is all about linking up with others who are facing similar challenges, and figuring out what responses will work best in your particular situation.

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