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Valuable insights from Simon Forrester in the CSO group
I would also say that the "CD traps" listed there are also applicable to different kinds of organisations involved in a change process.
An interesting post on the knowledge management group:
The What Works Review of the Use of Evidence in DFID was carried out by the What Works team in the Cabinet Office and the Evidence into Action team in DFID. This report gives an insight on how DFID deals with knowledge and more specifically the use of evidence in its external assitance operations.
Recently in Bangladesh, some agricultural farmers showed their agitation against the government by through tons of paddy in the main road of capital city. The cause of their grief was that, they couldn’t make profit by selling paddy due to the high production costs and also excess production of paddy in this year. In last winter some vegetable farmers also through tons of tomato in the roads of several cities of Bangladesh due to same cause.
ILO and UNDP coordinate the e-discussions on the Post-2015 Dialogue on strengthening capacities and building effective institutions. The e-discussion foresees 2 phases:
A short guide for programme designers published by the Guardian.
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.