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LenCD General Assembly 2013: Change Management and Making Reform Happen
LenCD’s General Assembly will take place in Brussels, Belgium on June 20-21, 2013. The first day will be a learning day on the theme of change management and making reform happen. Presentations and workshops will include:
- Improving International Capacity Development: Bright Spots
- Pathways to institutional reform: key initiatives in change management and evidence of successes and failures
- Tool kits for change management and capacity development
- Civil society leading reform through capacity development
The second day will focus on discussing collaboration with the Effective Institutions Platform and other plans for 2013-14.
New online course in Capacity Development in September
DiploFoundation is now accepting applications for a new online course in capacity development based on the LenCD Learning Package and were developed with support from LenCD, UNDP and Learn4Dev. 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 of interest to practitioners of capacity development and other professionals working in the development field who plan to start working specifically in capacity development. The first session of the course begins in September but the application deadline is 22 July and space is limited to 20 participants. More details are available on DiploFoundation's web site.
learn4dev launches new web site
The members of train4dev decided to rename the network learn4dev in 2012, and the network is now pleased to announce the launch of its new website providing easier access to information on upcoming learning events. learn4dev is a joint competence development network linking bilateral and multilateral organisations offering training and sharing knowledge on ways to strengthen competencies and improve results.
Education Manual on Indigenous Elders and Engagement with Government
The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact has published an Education Manual on Indigenous Elders and Engagement with Government to help build and strengthen the capacity of indigenous elders in Asia to lead their communities in the face of momentous changes and threats to survival. The manual highlights the role of indigenous elders in traditional leadership and in sustaining indigenous socio-political institutions, values and systems. It promotes the role of indigneous elders in asserting indigneous peoples' rights and aims to equip elders and leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to advance their peoples' rights. It also aims to arm indigenous peoples with the capacity to effectively engage in local and national government structures and processes.
Africa Capacity Indicators Report 2013 launched
The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) has launched its third Africa Capacity Indicators Report (ACIR 2013) focusing on capacity development for natural resource management. The discussion covers both renewable and non-renewable endowments, with specific focus on forests, land, water, solid minerals, and petroleum resources. The Report offers analysis of the critical perspectives and contemporary academic and policy debates on the natural resource value chain, including emerging issues such as climate change and green economy. Pragmatic approaches based on original problem solving in different contexts are also presented in each chapter. The Executive Summary is available online, as well as information about the launch event.
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