Further education

What to do?

April 8, 2008 - 12:49pm

After gradutaing from university in International Relations, I am now working for a major donor in the UK.

ODI events in London

April 8, 2008 - 11:14am

The Overseas Development Institute maintains a calendar of events by ODI and partner organizations here:


Events include:

NGO/Nonprofit Leadership Development - Fellowships Available

March 24, 2008 - 7:32pm

Atlas Corps facilitates international fellowships for rising citizen sector leaders, through a year of volunteer service in the U.S.A.

training: free & open source software use - Johannesburg

March 5, 2008 - 2:37pm

The Community Education Computer Society (CECS) in Johannesburg is an information communication technology (ICT) training NGO. CEC is offering a series of affordable one-day training courses for Free/Libre and Open Source Software (FLOSS) from 14 March to 25 April 2008 in Johannesburg. Participants will get copies of the software at the end of the course.

UK: Upcoming Conferences, Lectures & Events

February 29, 2008 - 4:21pm

Brookes World Poverty Institute meeting
Carol Lancaster, Professor of Politics and Director of the Mortara Center for International Studies, University of Georgetown

Aspiring development worker wishing to specialise in A,M&E

February 3, 2008 - 2:15pm


I've always wanted to work in the development/relief field in Africa, but in the process of my studies and practical work (spending 6 months volunteering for an NGO in S. Africa and most recently in rural Kenya) I've become disillusioned with the efficacy of NGOs. In particular I've witnessed dismal to non-existent M&E processes in many NGOs, with little regard for receiving direct feedback from beneficiaries & programme participants. I've decided I'm very interested in specialising in M&E improvement for both NGOs and private companies working in Sub-Saharan Africa. My other major interest is post-conflict reconstruction, but I'm not sure if/how to integrate these two interests into a cohesive specialisation. I've applied to a few graduate development studies-related programmes here in the UK, but they are of course quite general. Often there is only one course offered in M&E and I suspect this is inadequate preparation to actually enter into this specialisation.

Final year student on international community development placement

February 1, 2008 - 4:14pm

Am comin into my third year International Social Development degree at University of Western Sydney. In such a course..and with so little 'hands on' experience in the field; I really want some on the ground stories and experiences to be shared in areas of gender empowerment, trafficking and monitoring and evaluation of programs of the latter. Most particularly in Indonesia. I have completed a six month internship at Aid Watch and have been working in the Community Welfare field in areas of indigenous empowerment, domestic violence, counselling and research. However I am at present keen to get more of a cross cultural knowledge of these issues in terms of specific religous obstacles, and dynamic ways of empowering isolated communities...not really asking for much eh?

free online course: Emergency Telecommunications

January 10, 2008 - 9:21am

The ITU/BDT offers a free basic course on Emergency Telecommunications targeted specifically at youth.

The course provides a basic knowledge in Emergency Telecommunications to the youth worldwide which enables them to contribute to disaster prevention and mitigation This particular course on Emergency Telecommunications is specifically targeted to young men and women, with no prior knowledge of emergency management or technologies related to emergency warning and relief. Students are given an overview of the concepts of emergency management and disaster response, the responsibilities of key institutions and the role of volunteers.

Trianing for our organisation in Nigeria

January 8, 2008 - 4:57pm

please we need to train our key staff.
our organisation is still an infant but have done alot in different communities.

The Art of Humanitarian Negotiation Training Course

January 7, 2008 - 8:33pm

The Peacebuilding & Development Institute Presents

The Art of Humanitarian Negotiation

Date: January 25th -26th, 2008
Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm
Place: Mary Graydon Center Room 203

New training course: Conflict Resolution, learning to deal with difficult people and situations

December 4, 2007 - 7:17pm

NGO RESPECT Refugiados is launching a new online training course on Conflict Resolution.

open learning platforms (free ed & training resources)

December 3, 2007 - 11:52am

There are two free, excellent "open learning" platforms that may be of use to aid/development/reflief workers, each run by very respected institutions:

(1) Open University, in the UK, has a free open content initiative called OpenLearn. The more-than-40 units of study offered are spread across nine subject areas: Arts & History, Business & Management, Education, IT & Computing, Mathematics & Statistics, Science & Nature, Society and Study Skills & Language Learning. In short: these are free university courses online, except you don't pay... and you aren't graded. A downside of OpenLearn: it requires that you use a latest web browser. So if you use an older operating system and cannot update your browser, you are locked out of many of the features (but not the reading materials).

What University Degree

December 3, 2007 - 5:39am

I am entering the second semester of my second year of university. Currently, I am studying International Studies with a concentration in international development. However, my university also offers a Human Services certificate which is embedded in a social science degree.

Livelihoods Assessment and Analysis - Free E-learning course from FAO

November 24, 2007 - 9:33am

"Livelihoods Assessment and Analysis" is the fourth of a series of food security e-learning courses, with related training resources, produced by the EC-FAO Food Security Programme.

The course is completely self-paced and is available free of charge online or on CD-Rom at: http://www.foodsec.org/dl

International Training Programme 2008

November 23, 2007 - 7:28pm

Governing for Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Development Actors under the New Aid Paradigm

International Training Programme 2008
Institute of Development Policy and Management of the University of Antwerp (IOB)

Call for Nominees: Yale University World Fellows

November 21, 2007 - 6:02pm

Yale University invites a very select group of 18 World Fellows to New Haven (in Connecticut, USA) each fall for intensive leadership training and academic enrichment. You are welcomed to alert the program organizers to emerging leaders from anywhere in the world that you believe would be competitive candidates. The nomination deadline for the Fall 2008 Program is December 31, 2007.

Dtalk - Development Training and Learning Programme

October 26, 2007 - 8:12am

Dtalk - Development Training and Learning Programme

Dtalk is a training and learning programme, supported by Irish Aid, for development workers from the civil society sector active in international development. This includes Irish NGOs and missionary organisations. The programme is managed by a consortium of organisations led by the Kimmage Development Studies Centre (KDSC), Kimmage Manor, Dublin. The other members of the consortium are the International NGO Training and Research Centre (INTRAC- UK), MDF Training and Consultancy (MDF- The Netherlands) and the Danish Association for International Cooperation (MS-TCDC Tanzania).

A survey: Master Degrees in Sustainable Dev't, Management, Social Justice, Int'l Education, Conflict Transformation and more

October 18, 2007 - 8:24pm

The School for International Training or SIT, a branch of World Learning, has been offering graduate education for more than 40 years in Brattleboro, Vermont, USA. SIT currently offers international master's degrees in seven program areas.

IPR UNHCR exam in 2007 or 2008?

September 27, 2007 - 8:17pm

does anybody know whether there will be a IPR UNHCR exam in 2007 or in 2008?
Thank you

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