Saturday, March 17, 2007

Workshop ICCO Disaster Management Unit - 13th March 2007

Hi Everybody,

On the 13th March 2007 I facilitated a workshop for the Disaster Management Unit of ICCO. Recently ICCO has merged with KerkinActie. The Disaster Management Programmes have also merged, and therefore shared goals, tasks and roles and a plan of action were formulated. This was done during a one-day workshop on the 13th March.

Consult the following link, where you can find some impressions: http://tinyurl.com/2y3bta

You can also find more information about ICCO at www.icco.nl

Regards,

Simon

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Local Agenda 21 in Belarus, 6th & 7th March 2007

Hi Everybody,

Last week I facilitated two planning events on Local Agenda 21 in the North of Belarus. In Rossony District plans were made to initiate sustainable ecological initiatives. Working groups were formed who will execute projects on realizing 1) Tourism infrastructure, 2) Green Economy, 3) Ecological Education, 4) Nature protection.

Some interesting projects which will be initiated the coming months are 1) Establishing a boat tour between three cities, 2) Promoting a crafts fair, 3) Making maps of tours, 4) Opening a new regional museum of crafts, 5) cultural tours, 6) Attract eco-volunteers, 7) Organize ecological tours.

In Lepel District preperations were made for a Local Agenda 21 meeting to be organized in April 2007. Citizens are working now on involving the key stakeholders. The LA 21 meeting in April will be combined with promotion of crafts and the promotion of touristical information.

For more photographes consult: : http://tinyurl.com/29ao56

This contract was conducted for ECEAT-projects. ECEAT-projects is an organisation which promotes sustainable tourism worldwide. Consult. www.eceat.nl

Regards,

Simon

Sunday, March 4, 2007

Training Facilitation Methods 3 - 4 March 2007 - SMS

Hi Everybody,

This weekend I facilitated together with 3 trainers from Stichting Mondiale Samenleving a training course in facilitation methods. The training was conducted for participants who are member of "Diaspora Selforganisations" who are based in The Netherlands. Most of these organisations support and assist their members in finding their way in The Netherlands (with training, advice and counsel support) or build ties with development projects in their country of origin. For more impressions of the training, find some photographes at:
http://tinyurl.com/yvncmf

Stichting Mondiale Samenleving plays a major role in building their members organisations' capacities by providing training, advice and counselling support. SMS is located in Utrecht. For more information consult. Internet: http://www.sms-vluchtelingen.nl/

Regards,

Simon