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Financing Adaptation(276)
The financing needs for climate change adaptation in developing countries for 2010-2050 are estimated at $100B per year, equivalent to current official development assistance levels across all sectors.Improved capacity to prepare sophisticated proposals to the donour community can increase the chance of accessing finance options.
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07 July 2014

The art of writing…

What is this course about?
You have an excellent project idea and now the challenge of gaining access to funding is facing you. Should you respond to a request for services, call for proposals or approach a donor organisation directly? An attractive, convincing and honest proposal will increase your chances manifold! However, to write a good proposal it is essential that you have a good understanding of donors’ needs, formats, writing styles and regulations for reporting. A good understanding on how to turn clients’ needs into a convincing strategy and concrete activities in line with your organisation’s capabilities in a compelling way, is winning half the battle.

PARTICIPANTS
Staff members working for NGOs, universities, consultancy firms or government bodies who face the challenge to write winning proposals and accurate reports according to rules and regulations of the client.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
At the end of this course you understand the client’s demands, the contents of a tender dossier and guidelines and other donor’s rules and regulations and know how to analyse them. You will have discussed the coordination of the writing process and have received writing tips and styles to complete a successful proposal and report.

COURSE DETAILS:

  1. Language: English
  2. Dates: 25th - 29th August 2014
  3. Course fee: € 750
  4. Country: Dhaka, Bangladesh
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

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

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Tender and grant terminology and procedures
  2. How to find opportunities?
  3. Analysis of the terms of reference or guidelines
  4. Analysis of client’s rules and regulations for reporting
  5. Steps in your writing process
  6. Tips for attractive writing
  7. Communication skills
  8. Writing tips
  9. Appraisal of the proposal and report

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

Dhaka, Bangladesh
07 July 2014

Are we on track to achieve the results..?

What is this course about?
Keeping track of the progress of a project or programme is key in determining the success and relevance of development interventions. The set-up of practical and user-friendly monitoring systems will greatly assist efficient project management. The M&E system should be based on identification of the real information needs of an organisation and systematically collecting and using data for good decision-making. This course explains how to go about it.

PARTICIPANTS
This course is for professionals who are involved in formulating, managing or monitoring interventions; and those who prepare, supervise or participate in evaluations. Typically this would include desk officers, programme managers, task managers for national or local government, for an international donor agency or for an NGO. Participants should already have a good understanding on the Logical Framework before joining this course.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
This course will give you practical knowledge and skills how to monitor and evaluate projects, programmes and organisations. You will learn how to ask and answer common M&E questions, such as: Which information do we really need in order to understand our achievements on outputs, outcomes and impacts? Who determines, collects analyses and processes the data to obtain this information, when and how? How to efficiently integrate this into my organisational processes and management systems?

COURSE DETAILS:

  1. Language: English
  2. Dates: 11th - 14th August 2014
  3. Course fee: € 650
  4. Country: Colombo, Sri Lanka
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

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

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  1. Introduction to Results-Based Management and the Results Chain
  2. Introduction to monitoring, types of monitoring, objectives and indicator design
  3. Monitoring system design
  4. Data collection tools
  5. Information analysis for decision making
  6. Integrating monitoring in your organisational processes
  7. Evaluation types, criteria and formulating evaluation questions
  8. ToR for an evaluation
  9. Evaluation methods

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

Colombo, Sri Lanka
07 July 2014

What is this course about?

With increasing pressure on development partners to demonstrate the effectiveness of their work, it is essential they have a solid grasp of the principles of Project Cycle Management. Project Cycle Management (PCM) methodology and its principle tool, the Logical Framework is the quality benchmark for project design and implementation. PCM begins at planning, and provides a road map for effective project execution and project decision-making throughout the project life cycle. Many donors insist on a PCM approach to ensure a results-based logic in the intervention and to minimise risk or the possibility of failure. This course is designed to enhance the efficiency of individuals, organisations and government authorities working on development project as well as increase the effectiveness of the project.

PARTICIPANTS
This training is ideal for staff of development organisation involved in the design, execution and coordination of project and programmes. This includes (future) project managers/coordinators, portfolio managers, desk officers and programme officers from development related organizations including donors, government departments, civil society groups, (I)NGO’s and charities.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Understand the concept of aid effectiveness and trends in programme management (MfDR)
  • Understand project cycle management and objectives oriented project planning
  • Be able to identify and analyze a problem and formulate a project
  • Determine project objectives and select intervention strategies
  • Formulate a logical framework
  • Know how the logical framework can be used throughout the project cycle
  • Understand monitoring and evaluation through various methodologies

COURSE DETAILS:

  • Language: English
  • Dates: 04th - 08th August 2014
  • Course fee: € 750
  • Country: Islamabad, Pakistan
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

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

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Trends in Aid Effectiveness
  • Why Projects Fail
  • Introduction to the Project Cycle
  • Objective-Oriented Project Planning (OOPP)
  • Stakeholder Analysis
  • Intervention Logic
  • Logical Framework (LF) Formulation
  • Risks and Assumptions
  • Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Formulation of Indicators and SOVs
  • Most Significant Change (MSC)
  • 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

Islamabad, Pakistan

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