Capacity Development & Knowledge Sharing

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This topic is about the broad notion of Capacity Development (CD) as a change process at the level of individuals, organisations and societies.It concerns the many ways of supporting capacities, like Technical Cooperation, working with Non States Actors, promoting multi-stakeholders processes and knowledge sharing.
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January 13 2017 by Coordination Team
 When you think about development challenges, a lack of trained accountants might not immediately come to mind. Yet poor public sector financial management is often at the root of patchy service delivery in other sectors, from health and education to transport. South Africa recognised this underlying issue, and with EU support embarked on a capacity development programme.
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September 30 2016 by Coordination Team
As soon as the seedlings are ready for planting, women in brightly coloured clothes wrapped at the waist load the new disease resistant varieties of coffee seedlings into the back of a truck. Developed at the Tanzania Coffee Research Institute, these small plants promise to increase coffee production while reducing costs of production for growers across the country and farmers can’t buy up the new coffee plants fast enough.
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September 9 2016 by Coordination Team
The Dutch city of Utrecht wanted to plant a new forest as a contribution to the global environment. Trouble was, it didn’t have the space.
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June 9 2016 by Coordination Team
Last October, Marcus Cornaro left the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) to take up a new post as Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to South Africa. In this interview he shares some of the challenges of working in a graduating country and how South Africa can serve as an example to the region.
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November 18 2015 by Coordination Team
Development institutions are learning new ways to share knowledge. The traditional hierarchical model of training, in which information is passed down from teacher to student, or donor to recipient, is not always the most effective. Instead, partnerships are emerging through which experiences can be shared.
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November 12 2014 by Coordination Team
What does it take to bring together Israel and Palestine, or Armenia and Turkey? Despite geopolitical conflicts, local authorities from these historical foes are among those working together on Cross-Border Cooperation projects as part of the European Neighbourhood Policy. 
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August 29 2014 by Coordination Team
What are the priorities of the Practitioners’ Network for European Development Cooperation? The group meets annually to discuss how to put aid policy into practice, and includes 13 member organisations who account for 70 per cent of the official development assistance of the European Union.
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August 6 2014 by Coordination Team
Imagine being able to gain information instantly about whether a development project is reaching its intended recipients, or where the next cholera outbreak might be, or track the fluctuating wealth of every district in Cote d’Ivoire. These are some of the possibilities of Big Data analysis, where data of increasing volume, velocity and variety is mined for the unprecedented patterns and insights it may yield.
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January 24 2014 by Coordination Team
EuropeAid – or DG DEVCO – is responsible for designing EU development policies and delivering aid to reduce poverty in the world, while ensuring sustainable development and promoting democracy, peace and security. In November last year, EuropeAid welcomed new Director General, Fernando Frutuoso de Melo. Earlier this week, took a camera to his office for an informal conversation on the context of European development cooperation in 2014.
January 15 2014 by Coordination Team
The Practitioners’ Network of European Development Cooperation is an informal platform that brings together European public agencies and institutions in charge of executing bilateral and EU development cooperation. They have joined forces to share their experience and good practice, and work on European Union policy issues with regard to development.

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Created by Daniele Di Pillo (382 members)

Public Group on Capacity Development & Technical Cooperation

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Posted February 11 2016 by Daniele Di Pillo
From:  The Africa Capacity Report (ACR) 2015 sends a very clear message: with official development assistance to...
Posted July 2 2015 by Rhys Williams
Capacity development – where people, organisations and society as a whole unleash, strengthen, create, adapt and maintain capacity over time  –...
Posted July 15 2014 by María Sancho Hidalga
IIEP/UNESCO undertook a wide range of studies to analyze the record of capacity development and to propose innovative and relevant policies and...

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