Showing posts from August, 2009

Capacity Development training - dev't professionals 24 - 27 august 2009

A very useful course! It is widened my perspective on how to develop capacities with local organisations. I have gained some useful tools, which I definetely going to use! These were some of the comments of the 4 participants who took part in the course Capacity Development which took place on the 24th, 25th and 27th August at the Hendrik Kreamer Institute in Utrecht. Two development professionals working for ZHHK (Zending Hersteld Hervormde Kerk) and two from ICCO participated in this course. All participants will be involved in assisting local organisations in strengthening the internal capacity of their organisations. How to get a better planning system? How to motivate and equip the local staff with management skills? How to do monitoring and evaluation? How to build financial systems? These were some of the questions and needs that came up in the course. During the course topics on the principles of project cycle management, monitoring & evaluation, organisational assess

Summerschool Moldova 20th July - 2nd August 2009

"A great experience! I would have loved to stay a week longer. I very much liked the atmosphere, the games, it was a wonderful week of joy and learning!" These were some of the comments from the Moldovan youth who attended the summerschool at Holercani in Moldova from 20th July up to the 2nd August, 2009. The summerschools are part of the program "Youth in the Centre". This program aims to assist 4 communities in Moldova (Varnita, Cotiujenii Mari, Vadul Rascov and Ulmu) in building and strengthening local structures for youth development. This summercamp was one of the kick-off activities of this project to identify and mobilize youth leaders, who are willing to take the lead in setting up activities management by themselves in their own communities. In building these structures they are assisted by adults such as parents, teachers, local civil society organisations and the municipalities. This program is a joint initiative of Procomunitate (from Moldova),