Towards Food and Nutrition Security (14.03.–18.03.2022)

Ensuring food security and healthy nutrition for a growing population whilst respecting the earth’s planetary boundaries and coping with disasters such as COVID-​19 is an urgent and complex challenge. Yet even before the pandemic, chronic hunger and food-​related ill-​health was trending upward. How can we explain the paradox of people going hungry in a world …

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Evaluation of Projects and Programmes (21.03.–25.03.2022)

The course enables participants to plan, accompany and appraise evaluation processes effectively and efficiently. It deals with different types of evaluations within the framework of development cooperation. Participants acquire the knowledge and skills to appropriately apply various methods for analyzing processes and results of development projects and programmes. The use of evaluation results in the …

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Mediation Process Design: Supporting Dialogue and Negotiation (28.03.–01.04.2022)

With development cooperation increasingly active in fragile con-​texts, practitioners are exposed to conflicts and mediation efforts in the areas where they work. To understand the dynamics and ways for development cooperation actors to improve collaboration with local and international third parties designing and guiding negotiation and mediation processes, practitioners need a better understanding of how …

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ICT4D – Concepts, Strategies and Good Practices (04.04.–08.04.2022)

Information and communication technologies (ICTs) represent the fastest and deepest technical change experienced in international development. By now, they affect every development sector – the work of farmers and microentrepreneurs, healthcare workers and microfinance institutions, social mobilization and political change. Yet, the “digital dividends” are unevenly distributed and questions of “data justice” in development are …

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M4P – Making Markets Work for the Poor (02.05.–06.05.2022)

This course provides a basic introduction to the concepts and methods behind M4P, an approach to understanding and overcoming the failure of systems to serve the needs of the poor. Contrary to traditional project approaches, in which implementing agencies provide or support services that go directly to the poor, an agency applying M4P acts as …

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Finanzmanagement von Projekten (09.05. – 12.05.2022)

Die Kostenschätzung für ein neues Projekt oder die Bilanz einer ganzen Organisation kann herausfordern. Welche Möglichkeiten und Besonderheiten, aber auch Fallstricke gibt es bei Budgets von Entwicklungsprojekten? Wie sind die Finanzen einer ganzen Organisation zu lesen und zu verfolgen? Der Kurs vermittelt Grundkenntnisse über wichtige Instrumente des Finanzmanagements von Entwicklungsprojekten. Er wendet sich an Fachkräfte …

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Leveraging Private Impact Investors in Development Cooperation (23.05.– 24.05.2022)

This two-​day course demystifies impact investing for people working in development cooperation. Impact investing — the idea that it is possible to “do good” as well as make money with certain types of investment — is changing the landscape of development cooperation. Impact investing is growing rapidly and development agencies and nongovernmental organizations increasingly seek …

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Advanced Monitoring and Evaluation in Learning Organizations (30.05.–01.06.2022)

The course builds on participants’ advanced understanding, skills and experiences of how to develop, introduce and appraise complex monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) processes and practices across organizations’ global portfolios. This includes focusing on how M&E contributes towards learning organizations. It is also relevant for those trying to enhance existing M&E processes and/or supporting partners …

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