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Information and knowledge can be powerful vehicle in connecting science and policy, raising awareness, and mainstreaming adaptation through effective communication means.
Events
11 February 2014

"Rouse and guide the spirit and wisdom of groups"

What is this course about?
Training takes people away from their work with the aim that they will be more effective upon their return. Much of training is ineffective, a waste of time and money because there are no clear learning objectives linked to job practicalities. Training should transfer both skills and conviction, and ensure that the learners return to an environment that supports new behaviours. If approached from this holistic perspective, training can be a powerful tool to boost the performance of your team, organisation or project. Training needs to be carefully designed and delivered in order to be really effective. Training sessions need to be engaging, relevant, practical and structured to achieve long-term assimilation of learning and sustained behaviour change.

PARTICIPANTS
Professionals or technical staff involved in training programmes and workshops in projects and organizations; teachers or staff members at a (higher) education institutions or training centers evolving towards a more student-centered learning style.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
This course enables to develop yourself as a trainer and enhances your understanding with the latest insights into learning theories. Practice your skills adequately in identifying needs, designing training sessions and choosing methods accordingly, implementation and evaluation of your training.

COURSE DETAILS:

  • Language: English
  • Dates: 12th – 16th May 2014
  • Course fee: € 750
  • Country: Yangon, Myanmar
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

     

    REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
    Follow the link and register online: http://www.mdf.nl/course/tot-a/

    COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Dynamics of learning – Adult learning
  • Adult Learning Cycle
  • Interactive training methods
  • Competencies of a trainer/facilitator
  • Communication skills
  • Training/Learning Needs Assessment (TNA/LNA)
  • Objectives setting and intake
  • Facilitation techniques
  • Programme design and curriculum development
  • Planning of learning events
  • Assessment and evaluation
  • Training preparation and delivery for own case study
  • Personal action plan

     

    INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE
    Ms. Inez UsLeyanege
    Marketing & Client Liaison – MDF Asia
    inez@mdfsa.lk
    Mobile: +94 77 3949041
    Tel: +94 11 2808121 or 11 2805122

Yangon, Myanmar
11 February 2014

“It’s all about achieving results…”

What is this course about?
Although it sounds very logical and obvious to manage for results, in reality many projects, programmes and organizations focus on ‘doing good things’ and often fail to achieve the longer term vision and or results that they say are important to them. When you focus on results, you focus on doing the right thing at the right time towards achievement of those results. Results-Based Management (RBM) is not a new concept and has been driving corporate strategy for many years. In the last couple of years the concept has gained influence in the development sector. What does Results-Based Management really mean in terms of your day-to-day work, how do you define results, what tools, should you use and what are the consequences for project planning and monitoring? This course will offer you a range of tools and approaches to plan and monitor your projects and programmes focusing on achievement of your desired results at all levels.

PARTICIPANTS
Staff of development organisations involved in managing projects, project or programme officers, community development workers and facilitators or consultants who are in need of mastering concepts and tools whilst managing projects.

COURSE OBJECTIVES 
This course aims to provide you with a set of RBM tools and skills to apply these tools in your day-to-day work. The tools and skills can be used in planning new projects, designing monitoring systems and running projects. The starting point is that all tools are participatory by nature, meaning involving stakeholders, but ultimately focusing on results instead of activities.

COURSE DETAILS:

  • Language: English
  • Dates: 12th – 16th May 2014
  • Course fee: € 850
  • Country: Kathmandu, Nepal
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

     

    REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
    Follow the link and register online: http://www.mdf.nl/course/rbm-a/

    COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Results-Based Management
  • Project Cycle Management
  • Participatory planning
  • Project problem- and stakeholder analysis
  • Results Chains
  • Outcome Mapping: vision, boundary partners, challenge statements, strategy map
  • Outcome Mapping and its relation to the Logical Framework
  • Types of monitoring, indicators and monitoring system design
  • Integrating monitoring in your organisational processes
  • Most Significant Change (MSC)

     

    INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE
    Ms. Inez UsLeyanege
    Marketing & Client Liaison – MDF Asia
    inez@mdfsa.lk
    Mobile: +94 77 3949041
    Tel: +94 11 2808121 or 11 2805122

 

Kathmandu, Nepal
11 February 2014

“It’s all about achieving results…”

What is this course about?
Although it sounds very logical and obvious to manage for results, in reality many projects, programmes and organizations focus on ‘doing good things’ and often fail to achieve the longer term vision and or results that they say are important to them. When you focus on results, you focus on doing the right thing at the right time towards achievement of those results. Results-Based Management (RBM) is not a new concept and has been driving corporate strategy for many years. In the last couple of years the concept has gained influence in the development sector. What does Results-Based Management really mean in terms of your day-to-day work, how do you define results, what tools, should you use and what are the consequences for project planning and monitoring? This course will offer you a range of tools and approaches to plan and monitor your projects and programmes focusing on achievement of your desired results at all levels.

PARTICIPANTS
Staff of development organisations involved in managing projects, project or programme officers, community development workers and facilitators or consultants who are in need of mastering concepts and tools whilst managing projects.

COURSE OBJECTIVES 
This course aims to provide you with a set of RBM tools and skills to apply these tools in your day-to-day work. The tools and skills can be used in planning new projects, designing monitoring systems and running projects. The starting point is that all tools are participatory by nature, meaning involving stakeholders, but ultimately focusing on results instead of activities.

COURSE DETAILS:

  • Language: English
  • Dates: 05th – 09th May 2014
  • Course fee: € 850
  • Country: Fiji
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

     

    REGISTRATION PROCEDURE
    Follow the link and register online: http://www.mdf.nl/course/rbm-a/

    COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Results-Based Management
  • Project Cycle Management
  • Participatory planning
  • Project problem- and stakeholder analysis
  • Results Chains
  • Outcome Mapping: vision, boundary partners, challenge statements, strategy map
  • Outcome Mapping and its relation to the Logical Framework
  • Types of monitoring, indicators and monitoring system design
  • Integrating monitoring in your organisational processes
  • Most Significant Change (MSC)

     

    INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE
    Ms. Inez UsLeyanege
    Marketing & Client Liaison – MDF Asia
    inez@mdfsa.lk
    Mobile: +94 77 3949041
    Tel: +94 11 2808121 or 11 2805122

Fiji

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FAQs
What are the aims of the platform?

The Adaptation Platform is helping countries in Asia adapt to the challenges of climate change at local, national and regional levels through a process of capacity building and strengthening. Broadly speaking, there are three general aims: to establish a regional system for sharing of knowledge on adaptation to climate change, to generate new knowledge about it, and to promote the application of new and existing knowledge about climate change in Asia.

Who will benefit from this programme?

It is expected that many people will benefit from this platform. The immediate beneficiaries are most likely to be civil servants, researchers and development workers who will be equipped with the knowledge, tools and opportunities to promote climate adaptation strategies in their work. Eventually, the beneficiary pool will be very wide as climate knowledge is applied for the public good in diverse areas of work.

How are governments in Asia involved in this programme?

Government agencies and individual civil servants are able to share experiences, access information and get in touch with counterparts working in comparable situations in other countries through the joint training, research and networking activities offered by the platform.

What happens at the end of the three-year programme?

This field is developing so rapidly that it is hard to predict with certainty what will happen at the end of three years. Furthermore, many countries in Asia are experiencing such dynamic economic and social changes that in turn have impacts on how climate change is being experienced and addressed. Apart from the immediate benefits generated during the three years of operation, the Adaptation Platform will contribute to a substantial repository of knowledge and experience that will continue to be used by governments and the private sector in the future. It is expected that there will be ongoing input to the platform from those who have gained considerable expertise in climate adaptation strategies through this round of programme activities.

Does the platform replicate work that is already being done by others?

No, it does not. While there are a number of networks and partnerships for action on climate change, what the platform offers is a unique space specifically devoted to learning about adaptation strategies as they are being undertaken. The platform is solution-focused, enabling professional and technical staff to meet, network and share information and experiences on common sets of challenges in this region.

I’m already undertaking research on adaptation to climate change in my university programme. What can the platform offer me?

The platform offers ‘still-warm’ findings from the field - the most current feedback from the people working at the frontline of change and adaptation. At the crossroads of the disciplines, there are no experts. Instead you will find people who are marking out the parameters of this new and rapidly expanding field of study, and who may be potential collaborators and mentors in the future.

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