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Celebrating International Volunteer Day 2013
On International Volunteer Day, Thursday 5 December, we're celebrating volunteers as agents of change, highlighting the power of volunteering in the fight against poverty worldwide.
As a volunteer, local partner or supporter, you will know that volunteers create lasting change by working together through the exchange of skills and experience.
Christopher MacCormac of the Asian Development Bank: interview transcript and power point presentation
Last month, Senior Advisor for Knowledge Enterprise at the Asian Development Bank, Chrisopher MacCormac visited DG DEVCO to share his experience of defining the ADB’s new Knowledge Management Directions and Action Plan 2013 -15, which extends across all aspects of institutional management, including Operations, Human Resources, Information and Communication management, as well as IT solutions.
The methodology developed for a Rapid Assessment tool for Capacity Development (RAC) has been piloted in Bolivia through a joint assessment exercise of the Delegation with a number of projects stakeholders. This experience has been very useful to test a tool that can effectively contribute to assess the "capacity development" outcomes of programmes and projects.
Over the last two years the European Commission has delivered a training course on Capacity Development (CD) involving staff in Headquarter and EU Delegations and participants from development partners.
Video interviews from participants at the LenCD Learning Event on Change Management and Making Reform Happen, in Brussels on June 20th
The Learning Network on Capacity Development, or LenCD , is a collection of people
Have a look at the presentations and documents of the LenCD Brussels meeting from 20-21st June 2013, which are currently being uploaded on the LenCD website:
Thematic: Capacity development;
Will the "other 3 billion" project hold its promises ?
See various articles:
LenCD proudly announces that DiploFoundation is now accepting applications for a new online course in capacity development based on the LenCD Learning Package and developed with support from SDC, UNDP, Learn4Dev, and LenCD. The course is conducted online over a period of nine weeks, and is based on a collaborative approach to learning, involving a high level of interaction with lecturers, guest experts, and the other participants. The course will be
LenCD, the Learning Network on Capacity Development, will host a Learning Event on Change Management and Making Reform Happen in Brussels, Belgium on June 20. The event will follow the theme of change management and making reform happen and will include the following presentations and workshops:
This is an interesting work based on practice and evidence.
Hundreds of people in Europe and in its neighbourhood are involved with the planning and implementation of the three Institution Building instruments of the EC: the TAIEX, Twinning and SIGMA. In this video, Paolo M. Gozzi explains the main features of these tools. Mr. Gozzi is an Official of the Institution Building Unit of the European Commission.
It is worth to visit this blog:
"An open model for international aid: Sanjay Pradhan at TEDGlobal 2012"
Not only, it is interesting to learn about Sanjay's fascinating history, but it is also encouraging to see that the link between knowledge and capacity development is promoted tirelessly by Sanjay.
...if they want to stay relevant."
That is the challenging title of an article published by the European Commission Director General for information society and media in the Guardian :
The article acknwoledges the limits of the ambition "..don't force social media on everyone..".
The 2012 DAC’s Peer Review of the European Union, published on 25th April, notes that, since the last review 5 years ago, important steps have been taken in order to promote aid effectiveness, impact and coherence. Nevertheless, it also points out several challenges still ahead.
Full report available here
Ce rapport de 2010 "Regards croisés" est toujours actuel.
Il est notamment interessant par l'accent qu'il met sur le renforcement des capacités, au niveau politique, et au niveau opérationnel.
See the following link on the PSO "capacity building in developping countries" website :
A personnal report by Jeannie Pearson on a meeting with dutch NGOs on the 5Cs approach (5 Capabilities).
Call for submission of countries’ experiences planning for and reporting on capacity development results
While there is consensus on the importance of results, particularly capacity development results, country governments face challenges in planning, managing, and reporting on them.
Type of document: Note;
Case stories are an important and accessible way to share experiences and lessons. Many organisations have invested in producing case stories and publishing them on their web sites, but finding stories has always required searching in many locations separately. LenCD has been building up an index of case stories (http://www.lencd.org/case-stories) including material from UNDP, the Task Team on South-South Cooperation, SNV, WBI, ECDP
Interested in the EU Dev Days but couldn't make it to Warsaw for the event itself? Highlights of the two-day gathering are being broadcast live over the internet, here: http://live.eudevdays.eu/
Subandi Sardjoko, Director of Education and Religious Affairs at the Indonesian National Development Planning Agency (BAPPENAS) talks of his experiences as a Partner involved in the EU's Technical Cooperation Reform.
A video of the contributions by Jos Jonckers, a special presentation made at the Fourth High Level Forum on Aid Effectiveness, held in Busan, South Korea, from the 29 November to 1 December 2011.
Jos works in the Asia unit at EuropeAid Headquarters, Brussels.
Part I: The TC Reform