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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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04 December 2013

The duty of a wise advocate is to convince his opponents...

What is this course about?
As a professional in livelihoods and economic development or as a company with social ambitions, you are keen to develop value chains that combine business competitiveness and profit, with the reduction of poverty or food insecurity. You may be looking for an update in the science for examples of products and commodities relevant to the challenges of the region.

PARTICIPANTS
Experts on private sector development in need of practical tools to analyse sectors and design leveraged interventions. Those who are working for an NGO, government agency, donor or consultancy company searching for approaches and instruments that enable pro-poor value chain development.

COURSE OBJECTIVES 
We aim to enhance your understanding and proficiency in applying the VCD approach in the context of livelihoods projects and businesses. At the end of the training you will be able to: 

  • Design value chain development projects
  • Analyse sub-sectors and value chains and apply practical tools to select value chains that have potential for pro-poor growth
  • Enhance your analytical skills to determine market requirements and identify competitive challenges
  • Understand the different roles that relevant stakeholders play in developing value chains and develop matching strategies

     

    COURSE DETAILS:

  • Language: English
  • Dates: 24th - 26th February 2014
  • Course fee: € 450
  • Country:Bangkok, Thailand
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

     

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

    COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Advocacy concepts and policy influencing
  • Advocacy continuum and the advocacy cycle
  • Analysing the environment (factors and actors)
  • Beneficiary participation and stakeholder analyses
  • Legitimacy by networking and alliance building
  • Relations building / networking
  • Reinforcement of advocacy skills
  • Dealing with power and principled negotiation

     

    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

Bangkok, Thailand
02 December 2013

Managing yourself and others more effectively

What is this course about?
Projects or programmes are implemented by a team of professionals. These professionals do not only deal with technical aspects, but also with management oriented tasks. This course blends the introduction of a number of modern management concepts with a discovery tour of your own personal qualities and pitfalls. This opens the door to an effective (cross-cultural) working attitude and thus a management career in (international) business, governance or development cooperation.

PARTICIPANTS
This course is aimed at people who have (or aspire for) a middle management position. Team leaders, project Officers, NGO middle managers and other professionals who want to develop their management skills and career-path.

COURSE OBJECTIVES 
By the end of this 5-day course you will have gained insight in your personal management style, developed skills in leading and managing your staff and understand different roles in a team. You will leave this course with a personal career development plan, including ideas for individual coaching.

COURSE DETAILS:

  • Language: English
  • Dates: 10th – 14th January 2014
  • Course fee: € 750
  • Country: Manila, Philippines
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

     

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

    COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Your personal core qualities and pitfalls
  • Management and leadership
  • Skills in leading and managing your staff
  • Conflict management
  • Motivation, feedback and coaching
  • Leading meetings
  • Team roles and team dynamics
  • Communication and presentation skills
  • Time management
  • Your personal development 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

Manila, Philippines
15 October 2013

“Matching the client’s needs with your capabilities”

What is this course about?
Leading change means creating clarity, transparency, predictability for those who will be affected by the change. It also means to create space for establishing trust and belief as well as nurturing commitment, contribution and ownership of the change. Leaders must be an example before they can inspire others.

Why is a good proposal so important?
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 organization 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..

Trainee Profile
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 DETAILS:

  • Language: English
  • Dates: 18th – 21st November 2013
  • Course fee: € 650
  • Country: Bali, Indonesia
    (The course fee includes lunch, snacks, course material and a certificate)

     

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

    COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Tender and grant terminology and procedures
  • How to find opportunities?
  • Analysis of the Terms of Reference and Guidelines (proposals)
  • Reporting needs: analysis of client’s rules and regulations for reporting
  • Tips for attractive writing
  • Communication skills
  • Just do it: writing!
  • 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

Bali, Indonesia

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