Showing posts from August, 2008

Project Cycle Management & Capacity Development 25 - 28 August 2008

"A very useful course commented the participants! Many options for application and the reference material is great! We know now what models and methods which are best applicable for our field work!" Members from ICCO , Zending Gereformeerde Gemeenten , De Verre Naasten , Gereformeerde Zendingsbond and Stichting Kapini , and Kawempe Youth Centre followed from 25th - 28th August 2008 a 4-day training in Project Cycle Management/ Logical framework, capacity development and facilitation. Participants learned on how to develop a project and project proposal, how to initiate an organisational analysis and how to contribute towards organisational strengthening. On the last day the participants gained facilitation skills and led a number of workshops and received feedback. This training was hosted by the Hendrik Kraemer Institute in Utrecht. Some highlights for the course were the issues on capacity development, the pitholes and the challenges and the various examples

Building local inland organisations in Suriname / June - August 2008

On the 11th, 13th June and 21st August, Ahmad Vreden - development advisor for ICCO -, was trained in approaches and methods for capacity development. Ahmad is guiding on behalf of ICCO local organisations that are working with the population in the inland forest areas of Suriname. One of his main tasks is to strengthen and build the capacities of two local organisations, STEPS and VGOV. Both organisations aim to improve the well being and wellfare of the inhabitants of the forest areas in Suriname. Another important task of Ahmad is to assist the local population in the process of starting an educational centre for unemployed and disadvantaged youth in Mungo. This centre will assist the local youth in improving their life- and social skills, so that they will be enabled to find employment. The centre will also provide opportunities to improve the entrepreneurial skils of youth to start their own business. Brainstorming During this training Ahmad Vreden got acquainted with th