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Climate change has significant impacts on natural resources and the agriculturesector which relies onthese resources is considered as one of the most susceptible sectors.
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17 July 2014

"It's All About Making The Right Choices At The Right Time"

WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?

In a world where both natural and man-made disasters are affecting us with alarming frequency, the concepts of disaster preparedness and disaster risk reduction (DRR) are top of the list of priorities of an increasing number of countries in Asia. Disaster Risk Reduction is a systematic approach to identify, assess and mitigate the risk of disaster. DRR aims to reduce socio-economic vulnerability to disaster as well as dealing with the environmental and other hazards that trigger them. DRR is not a one-off activity but instead an integral part of the way organisations do their work. DRR is wide-ranging; its scope is much broader and deeper than crisis management. This programme addresses the challenges of assessing hazards, vulnerability and resilience and maximizing community engagement to transform information gathered into a professional plan aligned with Government and other agencies.

PARTICIPANTS

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 concepts of disaster risk reduction (DRR) and disaster management.
  • Explain the relationship between hazards, vulnerability, capacity and disaster risk.
  • Explain what community based disaster risk management (CBDRM) is, its aim, main features and approach how disaster risk can be reduced through CBDRM.
  • Demonstrate the use of participatory rural appraisal (PRA) tools in collecting and analysing information for Hazard Vulnerability Capacity Analysis (HVCA) for developing a DRR plan.

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Definitions and basic concepts
  • Disaster risk assessment
  • Community based disaster risk reduction/management
  • Steps of community based disaster risk management (CBDRM)
  • Participatory tools used for data and information collection on hazards, vulnerabilities, capacity analysis (HVCA)
  • Analysis of data and information
  • Formulating a DRR plan
  • DRR monitoring and evaluation
  • Stakeholder analysis and coordination with relevant organization for DRR

COURSE DETAILS:

  1. Language: English
  2. Dates: 15 - 17 September 2014
  3. Course fee: € 450
  4. 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/drr-a-1/#.U8egL5SSw6k

INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE
Mr. Yaseen Ariff
Marketing Assistant - MDF Asia
yaseen@mdfsa.lk
Mobile: +94 777 989 327
Tel: +94 11 2808121 or 11 2805122

Islamabad, Pakistan
17 July 2014

Win-win Relations, Recognition & Resource mobilisation

WHAT IS THIS COURSE ABOUT?

As donors are diminishing their funding, NGOs need to find alternative ways of generating support from their external environment in order to increase their influence and to sustain themselves. Communication technologies and our rapidly changing world provide new opportunities for engagement and outreach. Hence, support-raising is more than just fundraising, it is about relationship building, recognition (become more visible in your domestic arena) and resource mobilisation. It covers the identification and mobilisation of all kinds of support, including voluntarism, moral support, political and policy support from individuals, governments, the private sector and other NGOs.

PARTICIPANTS

This course is aimed specifically at staff working for NGOs as well as desk-officers in relevant donor organisations, universities or government bodies who want to contribute to better embedding their organisations into their local environment for increased domestic support and organisational sustainability.

COURSE OBJECTIVE

This course focuses on your organisational needs for successful support raising. First, support raising needs to be defined and identified what it means for your organisation. Then, you will learn how to map the main stakeholders and context you are working in and you will be equipped with tools and skills to formulate concrete strategies and action plans on DSR. Lastly, you will get insight into writing proposals and writing styles. Besides working on strategies for your own organisation, this course will reinforce your skills.

COURSE DETAILS:

  1. Language: English
  2. Dates: 08th - 11th September 2014
  3. Course fee: € 650
  4. 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/dsr-a/#.U7fWepSSw6k

COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Domestic Support Raising – the Concept
  • Organisational identity and Unique Selling Points (USPs)
  • Identify needs of potential support partners and your needs
  • Matchmaking strategies
  • Decision making skills
  • Writing proposals and writing styles
  • Communication skills
  • Networking

INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE
Mr. Yaseen Ariff
Marketing Assistant - MDF Asia
yaseen@mdfsa.lk
Mobile: +94 777 989 327
Tel: +94 11 2808121 or 11 2805122

Bangkok, Thailand
11 February 2014

Improve the effectiveness and sustainability of your organisation

What is this course about?
This training is designed to systematically assess and analyse an organisation and develop strategy options to improve performance. This course is suitable for organisation assessments as well as for organisations facing strategic challenges and changes.

PARTICIPANTS
You have a curiosity in both analytical and more intuitive ways of diagnosis and strategy making, with an eye for relevance as well as enthusiasm. Managers, junior managers and advisers involved in developing and managing the strategic direction of organisations or are involved in institutional (network and policy) development. This course is highly suitable to be attended by two or (preferably) three participants from the same organisation to practice the tools and theories on their own organisation.

COURSE OBJECTIVES 
In this course you will acquire a compact and comprehensive toolkit to asses organisations and the context in which they operate. You will assess the performance of organisations and learn how to decide on strategic priorities for organisational development. Additionally you will learn how to facilitate a strategy workshop, analyse the institutional setting, the relations between actors and possibilities to develop a network. You will conduct an organizational assessment ,analysing structure, systems, staff, management styles and culture, developing and prioritising strategic options for improvement. Finally you will be introduced to oganisational change processes.

COURSE DETAILS:

  • Language: English
  • Dates: 26th – 30th May 2014
  • Course fee: € 750
  • 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/spod-a/

    COURSE HIGHLIGHTS

  • Organisational learning and development
  • Developing a basic question
  • Comprehensive view of organisations (IOM)
  • Institutional setting analysis
  • SWOT
  • Mission and values
  • Objectives setting and intake
  • Facilitation techniques
  • Strategic Orientation and strategy development
  • Consultation and decision-making
  • Intuitive approaches to decision-making
  • Introduction to organisational change processes

     

    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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