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Participatory Assessment, Monitoring and Evaluation of Humanitarian Projects Training (Virtual and Onsite)

The aim of the training is to introduce participants to participatory assessment, monitoring, and evaluation with a specific inclination to humanitarian and social development projects. The training seeks to broaden participants’ understanding on the importance of community involvement in the entire project cycle and the accruing benefits of this as compared to conventional monitoring and evaluation of projects.

2021-11-03T13:17:57+00:00 By |

Gender and Climate Change Training (Virtual and Onsite)

There is little knowledge on where gender and climate change intersect. One of the major challenges of governments, local and international organizations in addressing inequality between genders over the course of time has been the continued isolation of this phenomenon from other similar efforts and lack of experience. This is cemented by a 2006 UN survey of environmental ministries, in which governments cited lack of understanding of the gender and environment topic, and specifically on the relationship between gender and climate change, as a reason for not incorporating gender into their work. It is based on this understanding that there is a need to develop a common understanding of the linkages between gender and climate change, using a language that policymakers and climate scientists can understand among development and environmental institutions, and in the climate change arena in general. This would benefit the climate change arena in the coordination of collaborative efforts across sectors and institutions, and also in the increment of capacity and political commitment amongst governments, policymakers, the UN system, civil society, and the women’s movement.

2021-11-11T11:47:47+00:00 By |

Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects (Virtual and Onsite)

Monitoring and evaluation is a concept and practice through which organizations evaluate where they are, where they are going, how they will get there and basically what needs to be done to achieve preset objectives. The practice enables organizations to understand what they need to do, ultimately understand if they achieved the same and if they didn’t, evaluate what could have been done to improve results of rolled out projects. This five day’s training serves as a guide and introduction to development practitioners primarily those involved continuously in project implementation on how to monitor and evaluate projects and programmes in an effort to achieve objectives and also help beneficiary communities in improving their livelihoods.

2021-11-03T12:13:05+00:00 By |

Ecosystem Based Adaptation Management Training (Virtually and Onsite)

The 21st Century has witnessed impacts of Climate Change in many sectors. Having healthy ecosystems play a significant role in providing services to adjust to climate change. Communities have always sought to protect themselves and their valued assets from natural pressures and reduce their vulnerabilities. Recently, increasing interest is being directed towards adaptation approaches that use ecosystem services to build socio-ecological resilience for extreme climatic events.

2021-11-11T11:30:31+00:00 By |

Climate Change Adaptation Mainstreaming into Development (Virtual and Onsite)

Development choices today influence the adaptive capacity of people and their governments well into the future. We cannot afford to delay adaptation planning and action. However, many development policies, plans and projects currently do not take climate change into account due to a lack of awareness and clarity on how to effectively develop and integrate adaptation options.

2021-11-11T12:15:45+00:00 By |

Social Protection and Safety Nets training (Virtually and Onsite)

Social protection is a subset of public actions that help address risk, vulnerability and chronic poverty. Social transfers and social services are a long-term investment. They carry lifetime benefits and high individual and social returns. Social protection aims at ensuring groups and individuals to live a fulfilling life, taking into consideration the role of the state in facilitating this, and the vulnerabilities of particular groups or individuals. As a set of policies, social protection consists of interventions which address vulnerabilities and factors which hinder a group or individual's capacity to enjoy a fulfilling life.

2021-11-16T07:55:52+00:00 By |

Community Based Climate Change Adaptation & Resilience (Virtual and Onsite)

Climate change (CC) threatens progress on development particularly in developing countries because they have the least capacity to cope. Adaptation to climate change in these countries is therefore critical. These adjustments in response to the negative impacts of climate change are necessary as they are locally focused and inexpensive. Adaptation efforts based at the local level address exposure of vulnerable recipients to the adverse impacts of climate change. Community-based climate change adaptation identifies and facilitates local development activities that strengthen the capacity of local people to adapt to the capricious climate. This approach employs participatory processes and disaster risk reduction.

2021-11-03T13:41:43+00:00 By |

Monitoring and Evaluation for Development Results Training (Virtual and Onsite)

Why do governments, NGOs, Foundations, CBOS and other organizations roll out projects and programmes in different sectors? It is because they want to make an impact in the lives of the target audiences/ beneficiaries through thoroughly thought out series of actions whose end result is improved livelihoods and quality of life. How do they ensure they meet this objective? This is done through effective monitoring of these programmes so as to ensure that they are still on course and if they aren’t, take actions that take the projects back on track. This training aims to enlighten the participant on the entire process of monitoring of projects and evaluating them to ensure that the intended development related results are continuously achieved.

2021-11-03T11:40:54+00:00 By |

Child Protection in Emergencies Training (Virtual and Onsite)

Children, unlike adults, are affected uniquely by conflicts and emergencies, however; they could facilitate quick and lasting recovery of the community. Children find themselves in vulnerable situations during emergencies and bear the greatest brunt of disasters because of their vulnerability. As such, these children are exposed to displacement, separation, discrimination, forced labor, sexual and economic exploitation, trafficking and conflicts.  Child protection measures have to be undertaken from the onset of an emergency to ensure their wellbeing is guarded. To achieve this, professionals working with children have a duty to prevent violence and abuse and to enable children to access protection services through government and community systems.

2021-11-02T12:43:18+00:00 By |

GIS application in Project Monitoring and Evaluation Training (Virtual and Onsite)

The integration of GIS in monitoring and Evaluation makes it possible to link, or integrate information that is difficult to associate through any other means. With GIS M&E/Researchers are able to use combinations of mapped variables to build and analyze new variables. Presenting data in the form of a map helps to understand the significance of where, when, and by whom. By using the GIS to link data from multiple programs the training will make it possible to understand the individual programs better but also better understand the relationship between the programs. Spatial analysis techniques will also help with driving outcomes measures.

2021-11-02T14:32:09+00:00 By |
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