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06 Jul International Summer School in Forced Migration, July 2015

Applications are invited for the 2015 International Summer School in Forced Migration. Now in its 26th year, the Summer School offers an intensive, interdisciplinary and participative approach to the study of forced migration. It aims to enable people working with refugees and other forced migrants to reflect critically on the forces and institutions that dominate the world of the displaced.

Please note: Last year's course was heavily oversubscribed, so we encourage you to apply early in order to avoid disappointment.

Closing date for applications: 1 May 2015

Closing date for receipt of all course fees: 15 May 2015

For all enquiries, please contact Tara-Sienna Hartman at summer.school@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Click here to download the course brochure

The Summer School is intended for:

  • Mid-career and senior policymakers and practitioners involved with humanitarian assistance and policy making for forced migrants. Participants typically include host government officials, intergovernmental and non-governmental agency personnel engaged in planning, administering and co-ordinating assistance.
  • Researchers specialising in the study of forced migration.

This year we will be welcoming an exciting roster of expert tutors and guest lecturers to the course. For more details, please visit: www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/summer-school

Course structure

Over three weeks, the course looks at the complex phenomenon of forced migration from a number of different angles. Mandatory core modules normally include:

  • Conceptualising Forced Migration
  • The globalisation of forced migration
  • Asylum policy and international refugee law
  • Negotiating institutional responses
  • Internally Displaced Persons

Three optional modules for 2015 (participants choose one) are likely to include:

  • Human smuggling: legal, political and ethical perspectives
  • Palestinian refugees and international law
  • Psychosocial support for forced migrants

For more information, please visit: www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/summer-school

Full course details including how to apply, entry requirements and fees can be found at: www.rsc.ox.ac.uk/summer-school. For all enquiries, please contact Tara-Sienna Hartman at summer.school@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

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20 Apr Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies

A four day training module that prepares humanitarian personnel to address the needs of promoting good health and hygiene practices using participatory communication skills for improving public health in a post disaster situation.

RedR India’s course on Hygiene Promotion in Emergencies covers the theory, practice and developments in the ever evolving field of hygiene promotion. It builds from hands-on experience and draws substantially from the Global WASH Cluster Hygiene Promotion Project resources. The different modules developed by RedR India specifically emphasise on approaches to hygiene promotion, hygiene promotion project management during emergency, communication planning, community management and distributions.

Date: 20 - 23 April, 2015

Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal

For further details, please click on the download tab on the right for the course announcement and registration form.

*Note: Incomplete registration form will not be accepted.

Weblink to course details: http://www.redr.org.in/training-services-training-courses/technical-sector-courses/20

Weblink to calendar: http://www.redr.org.in/training-services-training-calendar-and-fees

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26 Apr Monitoring Development Projects: Dubai 26-30 April 2015

GRM Internationalwill be hosting a 5 day course on Monitoring Development Projects in Dubai from26-30 April 2015. This course focuses on the monitoring of development projects and provides participants with skills and knowledge to efficiently and effectively monitor development projects.There is a 10% early bird registration discount before 31 March 2015. Additional course information is available on: www.grminternational.com/training  or email: training@grmfuturesgroup.com

The course makes full use of the experience gained by GRM Futures monitoring projects and development programmes over the last 50 years in all sectors. Participants will leave feeling confident in monitoring development projects.

Key Learning Outcomes

You will be able to:

  • Identify the basic purposes and scope of M&E and clarity on the role of monitoring;
  • Differentiate between monitoring functions and evaluation functions;
  • Describe how monitoring frameworks are used for planning;
  • Describe the functions of a monitoring plan & build a project monitoring plan;
  • Produce problem and objective trees & construct a logical framework
  • Identify and differentiate between conceptual frameworks, results frameworks, and logic models;
  • Identify criteria for the selection of indicators & understand how indicators are linked to frameworks;
  • Write an indicator for a range of scenarios;
  • Monitor assumptions and risks;
  • Identify types of data sources, manage data collection & analyse data;
  • Use a range of quantitative and qualitative data collection tools;
  • Develop a detailed project breakdown schedule;
  • Maximise the use of IT for project monitoring;
  • Understand how information should be used for decision-making;
  • Communicate results for effective project management

For additional information or enquiries please contact the undersigned.

 

Derrick Sanyahumbi

Manager – Training & Events

GRM Futures Academy  |  GRM Futures Group

Email: training@grmfuturegroup.com

Website: http://www.grminternational.com/training

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26 Apr Project Risk Management - Dubai 26-28 April 2015

GRM International will be hosting a 3 day course on Project Risk Management course in Dubai from26-28 April 2015.

Integrated Risk Management, planning for countermeasures and contingency plans are vital to the control and success of development projects and organisations. This course will provide a sound grounding to assist in successful delivery and ensure that robust and proven risk management processes and procedures are in place. These include the key elements of disaster recovery and business continuity with our trainer providing detailed guidance on the preparation and maintenance for disaster recovery and business continuity plans. Additional course information is available on: www.grminternational.com/training  or email: training@grmfuturesgroup.com

The course makes full use of the experience gained by GRM Futures monitoring projects and development programmes over the last 50 years in all sectors. Participants will leave feeling confident in monitoring development projects.

Case studies and practical exercises are an integral part of this programme in order to take delegates through the skills required in active and sustainable risk management for their organisations.

The programme is intended for Directors, Senior Managers, NGO management and decision-makers who will play an active part in the set-up and maintenance of all aspects of Risk Management. There will be a focus on programme and project co-ordination staff, and line management staff that are involved in risk management and business continuity within their organisation and particularly across development programmes and projects.

The delegates will learn not only the about the tools and techniques of risk management but also the responsibilities that go with them.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of the course you will be able to:
  • Apply an end to end process of Project and Programme risk management within a practical risk management framework;
  • Manage disaster recovery and business continuity;
  • Apply best practice to risk management using well-established and proven procedures;
  • Use a range of risk management tools and techniques;
  • Control risk and confidently present risk management information;
  • Explain the current language of risk and risk management;
  • Implement strategic analysis and how to align projects with strategic objectives;
  • Work effectively with development partners and stakeholders to identify barriers to success and gain acceptance of recommendations for change;
  • Follow best practice in M&E reporting

 

For additional information or enquiries please contact the undersigned.

Derrick Sanyahumbi

Manager – Training & Events

GRM Futures Academy  |  GRM Futures Group

Email: training@grmfuturegroup.com

Website: http://www.grminternational.com/training

 

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27 Apr Sphere in Humanitarian Practice

Sphere Standards is an effort in improving accountability and effectiveness in the humanitarian sector. Implementing Sphere is an important contribution to the ongoing dissemination and implementation in the field of the Sphere Project's Minimum Standards for Disaster Response.

"Sphere in Humanitarian Practice" is a four-day RedR India training module that prepares humanitarian personnel as well as development professionals to enhance their capacities with regard to the technical standards with the concepts, philosophies, contexts and the legal frameworks that constitute Sphere. The training would also deal with the practicalities of implementing Sphere in humanitarian response.

Date: 27th - 30th April, 2015

Venue: Kathmandu, Nepal

For further details, please click on the download tab on the right for the course announcement and registration form.
*Note: Incomplete registration form will not be accepted.

Weblink: http://www.redr.org.in/training-services-training-calendar-and-fees

You can also write to us at training@redrindia.org or info@redrindia.org

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27 Apr Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) - Montross VA, 27-28 April 2015

GRM Internationalwill be hosting a 2 day Hostile Environment Awareness Training (HEAT) Course from 27-28 April, 2015 in Montross VA, USA. The course aims to provide participants with the tools and knowledge to minimise personal risk and ensure effective personal security is maintained.

Registration is available at: www.grminternational.com/training

The training will be delivered as an interactive mixture of lectures and discussions, with some role-playing and practical scenario-based exercises. The instructors are seasoned experts who have worked in many high risks countries across the world and have first-hand knowledge and experience in managing and mitigating security risk. This training will significantly enhance both the individual’s ability to operate in an international development environment, and meet organisations’ duty of care responsibilities.

Training Approach

  • The training approach can be summarised as follows:
  • Uses high quality instructors with direct experience of safety and security risk management for the  
  • Development sector;
  • Instructor-led, but interactive with opportunities for discussions;
  • Reinforcement with practical exercises, including the use of role playing.

 

The 2-day HEAT course will provide knowledge and understanding of:

  • How to prepare for entry to challenging environments
  • Developing contextual awareness and ensuring an organised approach to personal administration;
  • How to react to security incidents, ranging from arrests, detentions to civil unrest;
  • The principles of incident management;
  • Individual safety and security awareness – managing & mitigating risk;
  • Vehicle security drills;
  • Improvised techniques for the stabilisation and management of casualties.

GRM International offer a range of courses to meet the needs of those working in international development. Details of courses are available at: www.grminternational.com/training.  Our experience comes from managing more than 700 development projects in more than 140 countries over nearly 50 years. Therefore our courses focus on tried and tested development fundamentals, as well as the trends that drive social change today and in the future. We offer group discounts and can arrange customised in-house courses for organisations on request.

Derrick Sanyahumbi

Manager - Training & Events

GRM Futures Academy  |  GRM Futures Group

email: training@grmfuturesgroup.com 

 

 

http://www.grminternational.com/training

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04 May International and Transitional Justice (One week intensive course)

The thematic seminar on International and Transitional Justice aims to present an introduction of international criminal law and international transitional law. In addition to giving participants a historical and theoretical overview of these branches of law, it aims to provide a critical approach to international justice - today primarily presented as criminal law.

It will be organized in sessions with experts on international and transitional law and related fields. Both organizers and external experts will present current projects they are working on, relevant topics and institutions. Moreover, criminal and transitional cases will be discussed and analysed, e.g. Hissene Habre Case, Milosevic Cases, etc. Students are expected to participate in discussion and analysis of cases.
 

COURSE OBJECTIVES

By the end of the seminar, participants will be able to:
 

  • Explain, analyse and critically assess the international criminal law and transitional
    justice ;
  • Be familiar with some legal theories ;
  • Be familiar with some international criminal cases and various contexts where transitional or criminal justice is used.


1 week course:
Dates: 4-8 May 2015
Credits:
2 European Transfer Credit Systems (ECTS)
Academic Institution: Geneva Centre for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action (CERAH)
Location: Geneva
Visit the course page : http://www.cerahgeneve.ch/training/seminars/16-international-and-transitional-justice/

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11 May Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation in Bangkok - 11-22 May 2015

GRM is hosting the Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation in Bangkok from the 11-20 May 2015.

 

The course will provide you skills and knowledge across all area of M & E and will be facilitated by world-leading M&E experts. The course draws on the wide range of experience of the three facilitators and also on operational experience garnered within the GRM Futures Group, world leaders in M & E, over thousands of projects within the last 50 years.

 

The course fee includes:

  • All course materials on a takeaway iPad.
  • Accommodation with breakfast included.
  • Lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
  • On-going support and help.

 

Join us and raise your M&E skills to the next level.

 

For additional course information visit: www.grminternational.com/training or email: training@grmfuturesgroup.com.

 

Course discounts can be arranged for past participants of GRM Futures Group courses and, on a case by case basis, for full-time students, self-funding freelance participants and small/ local NGOs.

 

Group discounts can also be negotiated.

 

Please email: training@grmfuturesgroup.com to negotiate discounts. 

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09 Jun Evaluation of Humanitarian Action, Geneva 9-11 June 2015

GRM Internationalin association with Channel Researchwill be hosting the annual 3 day Evaluation of Humanitarian Action (EHA) training workshop in Geneva from 9 – 11 June 2015.

The aim of the course is to make evaluations more effective in contributing to the improved performance of humanitarian interventions and to enhance the quality of the evaluation process.

The course is facilitated by highly experienced evaluators and trainers, Margie Buchanan Smith and John Cosgrave, who also co-authored the ALNAP guide. (Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP)). There will be many opportunities for learning and exchange between participants.

This course is recommended for evaluators, managers and users of evaluations.

Previous evaluation experience is not necessary, but some knowledge and experience of humanitarian action is required. Registration details are available at this link: EHA or email training@grmfuturesgroup.com

Programme Outline

  • The purpose of EHA - What is the reason for evaluating humanitarian action? What can evaluation achieve?
  • Initiating and planning EHA - What steps should you take to commission and plan an evaluation?
  • Evaluation Criteria - What are the standard evaluation criteria? What do they mean?
  • Frameworks for evaluation - What frameworks can you use to assess performance against broader policies and standards?
  • Evaluation methods - What are the typical evaluation methods in EHA and how do you choose between them? a) Qualitative methods , b) Quantitative methods
  • Management - How can you manage the evaluation process to produce a robust evaluation? What challenges are you likely to encounter?
  • From Data to Reports - How do you turn the findings from your fieldwork into a useful evaluation report?
  • Use and dissemination of EHA - How can you promote real change based on your evaluation?
  • Ethics - What ethical dilemmas are you likely to face and how can you deal with them?

Learning outcomesof the course are to achieve:

  • Greater clarity of the purpose and objectives of EHA, and of the principal challenges of doing EHA.
  • Better understanding of evaluation criteria and of the most relevant frameworks against which humanitarian assistance should be evaluated.
  • A practical approach to planning, designing, implementing and following through on evaluations of humanitarian assistance.

About the Trainers:

Margie Buchanan-Smithworks as a consultant, trainer/facilitator and coach in the international humanitarian aid sector, with expertise in both natural disasters and conflict-related emergencies. She is an experienced evaluator of humanitarian relief operations, for international NGOs, donor governments and UN agencies, and has participated in a number of joint agency evaluations. In 2008 she was one of two reviewers for ALNAP’s meta-evaluation of joint evaluations. Margie has worked as a policy researcher on humanitarian issues for many years and has also direct experience of managing humanitarian assistance programmes having been head of ActionAid’s Emergencies Unit for three years and acting Policy Director for one year. Since going freelance, Margie has developed a successful coaching business. She is particularly interested in approaches that facilitate individual and organisational learning.

John Cosgraveis a resourceful and goal-oriented, multi-sectoral professional with strong evaluation, assessment and communication skills. He has excellent training, planning, project management and problem solving expertise. Mr Cosgrave has twenty-seven years of broad experience in over forty countries covering all aspects of managing both relief and development.

John’s learning from experience, reviews, and evaluations feeds into the training that he does. He has experience of course design and evaluation; of designing and delivering training materials and of facilitation and mentoring. His key experience is with developing and delivering training not only for international staff but also for national staff in developing countries or at international venues. His training is largely based around participatory methods, founded on a core of teaching of key concepts, tools and information. John has developed an extensive library of presentations and exercises in the areas he has trained in.

What past participants had to say:

“I will recommend this training wherever I go, it would be most useful for any programme staff.” Tania Breams, Desk-Federal Public Service, Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Belgium

“Thank you! Very good course which well deserves its excellent reputation.” Kashka huyton, consultant

“I would highly recommend this course. It look at evaluations holistically – with a strong emphasis on practical guidance.” Hannah Reinhardt, Emergencies, M&E and Accountability Advisor, Save the Children UK

“I would note it as very useful and enjoyable to participate and recommend it amongst my peers.” Yusuf Luiz Caires, Senior Manager, Country Programs, CARE Dubai

“Thorough, participatory to the right level, flexible and really useful to programme staff, not just M&E people” Claire Sayce, Emergency Programme Officer, CARE International UK

About GRM

GRM International, Channel Research, Futures Group, theIDLgroup, and the Effective Development Group comprise the GRM Futures Group of global development solution providers. We offer a range of courses to meet the needs of those working in international development. Details of courses are available at: www.grminternational.com/training. Our experience comes from managing more than 700 development projects in more than 140 countries over nearly 50 years. Therefore our courses focus on tried and tested development fundamentals, as well as the trends that drive social change today and in the future.

NOTES:

  • Course fee is CHF2400 (Swiss Francs)
  • Course fee includes: course & materials, and full board (2 nights’ accommodation)
  • Invitation letters can be issued to support VISA application requirements
  • Course registration deadlines are 4 weeks before the start date of the course.
  • 10% discount - early bird registration for payments received 4weeks before course date.
  • 15% discount to past participants of GRM Futures Group courses
  • 20% discount for full-time students, self-funding/ freelance participants, Local/ Small NGOs and Groups of 3 or more participants

For enquiries please contact the undersigned.

Derrick Sanyahumbi

Manager – Training & Events

GRM Futures Academy  |  GRM Futures Group

Email: derrick.sanyahumbi@grmfuturesgroup.com

Website: http://www.grminternational.com/training

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16 Jun Monitoring & Evaluation for Humanitarian Programs

The Monitoring & Evaluation for Humanitarian Programs course is a training offered by the Humanitarian Academy at Harvard. The course aims to provide an overview of the basic principles and methodologies for program monitoring and evaluation with emphasis on practical application for humanitarian researchers and practitioners.

The course will provide concrete conceptual frameworks for mixed methods use (both qualitative and quantitative) in program monitoring and evaluation. Methodological and implementation challenges as well as applications in program assessment, impact, development, interventions, and overall implementation will be discussed. In addition, the course will provide an introduction to the capabilities of the new digital tools, methods and research resources for increasing quality and efficiency of data collection, access, analysis, and visualization.

In addition to the core workshop (Tuesday, June 16 through Friday, June 19) an optional one-day training (additional charge) will be held on Monday, June 15th for those who are new to program monitoring and evaluation and/or new to the humanitarian sector. This day of training is designed to introduce those who are new to this role and/or sector to the key concepts that will enable the participant to engage fully in the workshop.

Course Objectives
At the end of this course the participant will be able to:

•Understand the principles underlying the selection of an appropriate design for program evaluation and monitoring;
•Understand how to design research tools, identify data sources and methods used to acquire information to assess program impact;
•Able to design a strategy to monitor a program and/or assess impact;
•Critically analyze both the opportunities and the limitations that emerge when working with digital technology for program monitoring and evaluation

More information about the registration process can be found here.

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