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06 Jul International Summer School in Forced Migration, July 2015

The International Summer School in Forced Migration fosters dialogue between academics, practitioners and policymakers working to improve the situation of refugees and forced migrants.

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.

The three-week course combines the very best of Oxford University’s academic excellence with a stimulating and participatory method of critical learning and reflection. 

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30 Mar Monitoring & Evaluation - Pretoria, South Africa

GRM International will be holding and M&E training workshop in Pretoria, South Africa from 30 March to 1 April 2015. The course aims to provide skills and knowledge in M&E including practice, tools and techniques used. The course is designed for those wish to enhance their M&E knowledge or are new to M&E and covers all the basics. Group discounts are available for 3 or more participants from the same organisation, please contact us directly for details.

 The GRM Futures Group are world leaders in M&E, with experience from more than 700 projects implemented around the globe in over 50 years.

Learning Outcomes, you will be able to:

  • Identify the basic purposes and scope of M&E & differentiate between monitoring functions and evaluation functions;
  • Describe the functions of an M&E plan & build an M&E plan;
  • Construct a logical framework & identify and differentiate between conceptual frameworks, results frameworks, and logic models;
  • Describe how frameworks are used for M&E planning & identify criteria for the selection of indicators;
  • Describe how indicators are linked to frameworks & write an indicator for a range of scenarios;
  • Identify types of data sources, manage data collection, and analyse data;
  • Use a full range of quantitative and qualitative data collection tools;
  • Describe how information can be used for decision-making & communicate results.

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Derrick

Derrick Sanyahumbi

Sales and Marketing Manager – Training & Events

Email: derrick.sanyahumbi@grmfuturesgroup.com

tel: +44 20 7250 5375  |  mobile: +44 785655 8125  |  skype: gfg-Derrick.Sanyahumbi

http://www.grminternational.com/training

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13 Apr Health systems through conflict and recovery

Date: 13th to 24th April 2015 
Venue:  Pisa, Italy 
 
Millions of people do not have access to health care, because health systems in many countries are either non-existent or dramatically failing. Most of them live in areas chronically affected by violent conflict or slowly re-emerging from it. 
 
The volatility and complexity of conflict and post-conflict contexts post daunting challenges to health workers - both national and international - who are called to rehabilitate derelict health structures. Lack of properly prepared professionals in this field has often resulted in reconstruction efforts characterised by weak analysis, little understanding, inadequate planning and poor implementation. This training programme intends to alleviate this gap. 
 
The Course aims to:
 
- Introduce participants to the main features of conflict-ridden environments
- Identify and discuss the main features of health systems during protracted crises and recovery processes and the most common distortions plaguing healthcare provision
- Analyse and reflect upon the challenges faced by health actors in countries affected or recovering from a conflict
- Introduce participants to recovery processes to the dangers they pose and to the opportunities they provide for correcting long-standing distortions and creating more efficient and fair health systems
- Familiarise participants with the existing literature in this field and stimulate their interest in conducting further research
 
The following topics will be covered: 

- The conflict environment; international and humanitarian law; the aid system and its politics; aid management;
- Information and intelligence in protracted crises
- The interpretation of epidemiological and mortality data in protracted crises; communicable diseases and conflict
- Health policy analysis, planning and financing in troubled health sectors
- Health-related resources: personnel, medicines, facilities, and their management
- Contributing to the recovery of disrupted health sectors, through analysis, research, negotiation, appraisal of options, and forecasting

 

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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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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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