Upcoming Training and Events

Submitted by Karsten Weitzen... on February 3, 2009 - 3:44pm.

Ex-ante Poverty Impact Assessment (PIA) in Senegal
Eschborn, Germany, 5 February 2009, 16h, GTZ Auditorium 2, Dag-Hammarskjöld-Weg 1-5
Presentation and discussion with Ibrahima Dia (Senegal) about ''PIA Diamniadio in Senegal, Lessons Learned”.

Enterprise Development through Value Chains and Business Service Markets:
A Market Development approach to Pro-Poor Growth.
Online, 2 Mar - 30 Nov 2009, ILO
This course ramps-up your enterprise development program using the experience from effective enterprise development programs that have reached tens or hundreds of thousands of small enterprises, helping them to grow and improve the lives of owners and employees. A well experienced team of international experts will support you along the learning process. Practical tools and strategies for developing value chains and business service markets are delivered to you at a distance and in person. Source: GTZ-NEDAnews

Master of Science in Public Policy and Human Development (MPP)
Maastricht, the Netherlands, February 2009 - February 2010; September 2009 - September 2010
Training Institution: Maastricht Graduate School of Governance

Migration and Displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa, The Security – Migration Nexus II
Bonn, Germany, 13-14 February 2009, Deutsche Welle Haus
The Bonn International Center for Conversion (BICC) will organize its second international conference on migration and security. The conference, entitled 'Migration and Displacement in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Security – Migration Nexus II', will focus on causes and repercussions of involuntary migration within Africa. The conference is supported by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

Participatory planning, monitoring and evaluation: Managing and learning for impact
Wageningen, Netherlands, 2-20 March 2009, Wageningen International
This course focuses on how to design and institutionalize participatory planning and M&E systems in projects, programmes and organisations or networks for continuous learning and enhancing performance. Particular attention is paid to the relationship between management information needs and responsibilities and the planning and M&E functions.

Corporate Social Responsibility: Environmental projects in developing countries
Brussels, Belgium, 13 March 2009
EuropeAid is announcing an environmental ''Auction Floor'' conference which aims to build effective and inclusive partnerships for environmental projects in developing countries by bringing together development actors and a wide range of potential donors including private sector foundations. Almost 100 environmental project proposals worldwide that are looking for funding are presented in a booklet. Match-making between donors and projects will be facilitated at the conference, with networking by sub-themes and regions. Donors will find easily find good quality projects to fund! Private sector participants will also get a chance to share what they are doing in terms of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Jobs for a Globalizing World: World Bank Labor Market Policy Core Course
Washington DC, USA, 30 Mar - 10 Apr 2009, The World Bank
A two week course offering a unique learning experience on how employment is being transformed in today's rapidly changing, globalizing environment. The course identifies key labor market challenges within the context of overall poverty reduction and other economic and social development goals, and explores what policy makers and others can do about them. It builds on the latest research findings by the World Bank and other academic and research institutions, as well as on practical lessons learned from country experiences.

UNESCO World Conference on Education for Sustainable Development
Bonn, Germany, 31 Mar - 02 Apr 2009
Conference participants will exchange best practices on ESD from all world regions. They will develop mechanisms for enhanced cooperation in the implementation of the UN Decade, especially focusing on the exchange between developing countries, those in transition and industrialized countries.

Programme: Political Economy of the Great Lakes Region
Antwerpen, Belgium, 20 April - 22 May 2009
Training Institution: Institute of Development Policy and Management (IOB). Application deadline: 1 February 2009.

Global Change in Africa - Projections, Mitigation and Adaptation
Cologne, 2-5 June 2009, University
IMPETUS Africa Conference

Summer Programme on International Affairs and Multilateral Governance
Geneva, Switzerland, 8 - 26 June 2009
Training Institution: The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies / Institut de hautes études internationales et du développement

3rd ValueLinks Introductory Training Seminar
Oestrich-Winkel, Germany, 22-26 June, 2009
The objective is to enhance the skills of participants in designing, implementing and monitoring value chain upgrading projects. The know-how covers both technical subjects and facilitation skills working with groups of entrepreneurs, business associations and public institutions.

Conference Report: Global Governance for Sustain able Development:
The Need for Policy Coherence and New Partnerships,
11th EADI General Conference. The conference report summarises the main outcomes of the conference sessions and is available for download .

CIPE Electronic Classroom
The Development Institute curriculum comprises 12 topics that correspond to the number of lecture weeks in a typical academic semester. Each topic consists of several multimedia presentations and accompanying materials that can be used as the basis for classroom teaching.