Organisational Development

MDF-ESA Training & Consultancy

February 15, 2008 - 10:44am

MDF-ESA is a training and consultancy organisation aiming to enhance management capacities of professionals and organisations working in the development sector in Eastern and Southern Africa.

Humanitarian Workers Wanted for Participation in Survey

February 11, 2008 - 2:36pm

Hello All,

Afew months ago I sent out a similar request for participants for a pilot study of humanitarian workers. Thanks to all of you who gave some time to help with that - it is greatly appreciated.

[] January 2008

January 25, 2008 - 2:18am

This Newsletter is a summary and analysis of trends in economic development in international co-operation policy. This is a public version of the file sent by its Economic Development Department to professionals of the German cooperative AGEG Consultants eG ( and external experts. Please circulate this newsletter to other interested people and encourage them to join our newsletter group by sending an email to: Current and back issues may be accessed at

A job in Rural Development - Combining Business & Social Values

January 9, 2008 - 6:54am

Warm greetings,

Currently, I am in New Zealand finishing my Master of Philosophy degree in Development Studies (Massey University - Palmerston North) and will be back in Jakarta this February 2008. If anyone could help me find a suitable development opportunities in Indonesia, I would be much grateful.

ACVFA has finalized recommendations

December 7, 2007 - 10:24am

The ACVFA has finalized its recommendations for economic growth, governing justly and democratically, humanitarian assistance, investing in people, and implementation mechanisms. You may download their recommendations via

[] November 2007

November 25, 2007 - 3:03am

This Newsletter is a summary and analysis of trends in economic development in international co-operation policy. This is a public version of the file sent to professionals of the German cooperative AGEG Consultants eG ( by its Economic Development Department. Please circulate this newsletter to other interested people and encourage them to join our newsletter group by sending an email to: Current and back issues may be accessed at

principles for charities & foundations

November 3, 2007 - 5:16pm

The Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, based in the USA, offers its "Principles for Good Governance and Ethical Practice: A Guide for Charities and Foundations" for free online.

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).

Civil Society Resource Center-Ghana

October 23, 2007 - 7:53pm

Civil Society Resource Center
The United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Civil Society Resource Centre in Ghana in collaboration with the West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI), established by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa (OSIWA) and the Ghana Association of Private Voluntary Organisations in Development (GAPVOD).

[] September 2007

September 25, 2007 - 7:40pm

[] September 2007

This Newsletter is a summary and analysis of the most important trends in economic co-operation and development policy around the world. Information on Training, Publications and Websites is grouped. Distribution is by email. If you wish to subscribe from another account, send a blank email to: Current and back issues may be accessed at

how to start an NGO

September 21, 2007 - 11:08am

i am a young graduate with a background in development planning. coming from a very poor village i have come to understand the problem that face my people and other surrounding villages.
i have been thinking of how to start a new NGO that will bring the youth in my village together to develop it. well it has not been easy since i know that there are so many things that i have to consider. thanks to this network i am learning a lot and would be grateful to meet others who can be of help with advices. i need just the practical ideas and some experiences. thank you

AidConnect Newsletter 9/2007

September 5, 2007 - 10:53am

AidConnect Newsletter 9/2007


AidConnect will promote the Project of the Quarter through additional marketing. In order to introduce the Project of the Quarter to a broader audience AidConnect will issue a press release about the organization and project. This should help the project to find more interested project partners and donors. Please continue to load information about your current and new projects here. Also, if you would like to recommend a project be selected as Project of the Quarter please send an email to with the project name.

Case Study Writing: some advice

September 4, 2007 - 4:56am



The Case Study is one of several ways of doing social science research. It’s a detailed account of the development of a person, a group of people or a situation over a period of time. The Subjects of our study can be as diverse as the work we do. For example, Subjects may include a savings group in Malawi, a Plan-sponsored child in Sri Lanka, a PLWHA in Australia, a freed bonded labourer in Nepal or a former child soldier in Sierra Leone.

The Manner we can Rapidly Resolve Conflicts

September 3, 2007 - 10:38am

The manner we can rapidly resolve conflict, ensure democratic governance and livelihoods enhancement, erase HRV (Human Rights Violations), ensure resurgence of values and sustained peace, in post conf

Civil Society Practitioners Programme

August 27, 2007 - 3:41pm

Civil Society Practitioners Programme (CSPP)
For Global South civil society practitioners
Deadline: September 26 2007

The Oxford Internet Institute (OII) at the University of Oxford invites applications from the Global South to fill two places in its Civil Society Practitioners Programme. This visitor programme is intended for civil society practitioners of distinction or outstanding promise who wish to visit the Institute for a period of six weeks between February and December 2008 to undertake research concerning the social impact of the internet and related information and communiction technology (ICT). Visitors are expected to reside in Oxford during their stay, and to participate fully in the intellectual life of the Institute.

HDLC Launch 2007-2009 Safety & Security Learning Curriculum

August 19, 2007 - 4:06am

After the first 18 months of operation with our new HDLC Courseware and Learning Management System, we are pleased to announce the strategic expansion of our safety and security learning curriculum sp

PR & Government Obstacles for NGOs

August 14, 2007 - 10:39am

PR & Government Obstacles for NGOs

From MONGOS (my own NGOs) who are ruled and served by just one person, to "fake" NGOs that are actually sponsored by the state in order to make it look better, to mismanaged NGOs, to NGOs seen merely as opportunities for Westerners to have an adventure, NGOs in the developing world have to constantly fight against negative public perception, and bad examples lead to calls for m ore regulation. But, if bad examples exist, so do a range of positive efforts and platforms whose strengths and achievements are considerable. Civil society is fundamental for democratic wellness. And what happens when NGOs go from not only feeding people to also asking *why* the poor have no food? This article discusses all this and more.

Iraq: How NOT to do development

July 28, 2007 - 4:44pm

The New York Times today has a story by James Glanz that shows how NOT to do development: Iraq’s national government is refusing to take possession of thousands of American-financed reconstruction projects, forcing the United States either to hand them over to local Iraqis, who often lack the proper training and resources to keep the projects running, or commit new money to an effort that has already consumed billions of taxpayer dollars.

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