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This is the 8th year that we are offering this basic-intermediate level training course, but it is the first international training that will be based on the new ALNAP Guide on ‘Evaluating Humanitarian Action’, that has just been released for piloting.
This course has the overall aim of making evaluations of humanitarian action more effective in contributing to the improved performance of interventions and to improve the quality of the evaluation process.Read more...
The sixth Horn of Africa course will take place in Jinja, Uganda, from 8 to 14 June 2013. The course covers Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia, Somaliland, Puntland and Northern Kenya. In 2013, it offers a multi-disciplinary examination of the crises afflicting the Horn and explores the impact of changes in political leaders at the national and sub-national level across the region.
The Director of Studies of the Horn Course is Ken Menkhaus, Associate Professor of Politics at Davidson College. He is joined by a teaching staff consisting of the following: Mark Bradbury, RVI Horn of Africa and East Africa Regional Director; Dereje Feyissa of the Institute of Federal Studies at Addis Ababa University; Rakiya Omaar, Director of African Rights; Laura Hammond of the School of Oriental and African Studies, London; Christopher Clapham, Emeritus Professor of Politics and International Relations at the Unversity of Cambridge; Berouk Mesfin, Senior Researcher at the Institute for Security Studies in Addis Ababa; Cedric Barnes, Horn of Africa Project Director at the International Crisis Group; Lee Cassanelli, of the University of Pennsylvania; Kjetil Tronvoll, Professor of Human Rights at the University of Oslo; Richard Reid of the School of Oriental and African Studies; RVI Fellow Sally Healy; and Shiferaw Bekele of the University of Addis Ababa. A course prospectus, containing further details on all three courses, can be downloaded here (also available in French). Apply online here.Read more...
The Great Lakes Course covers Rwanda, Burundi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The 2013 course examines the current crisis in the Kivus, the prospects of institutional reform in the DRC, and political developments in Burundi and Rwanda. The course is in English and French with simultaneous translation. It will be held in Jinja, Uganda, from 22 to 28 June 2013.
The Director of Studies, Jason Stearns, whose continuing series of Usalama Project reports on the armed groups of the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are available for free download here, will be joined by Emily Paddon, Lecturer in International Relations at the University of Oxford, as Deputy Director of Studies, by Koen Vlassenroot of the University of Ghent, Omar McDoom, Lecturer in Comparative Politics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Jean Omasombo of the Royal Museum for Central Africa at Tervuren. Other teaching staff include Emmanuel de Mérode, Director of the Virunga National Park in DRC, who will discuss conservation in conflict; Michael Kavanagh, who will discuss secret mining deals and the impact of the Dodd-Frank bill on the trade in conflict minerals; and Willy Nindorera, specialist in Burundian politics. A course prospectus, containing further details on all three courses, can be downloaded here (also available in French). Apply online here.Read more...
The 2013 Sudan and South Sudan Course, under direction of Dr Justin Willis, covers all areas of Sudan and South Sudan and the borderlands between the two countries. It will offer analyses of the history, politics, economics, and geography of the two Sudans, providing the understanding needed to work in this complex environment. This year's course will focus particularly on the persistence of conflicts within and between Sudan and South Sudan, looking at borders, resource issues, and the failures of the state at the local level.
The course will be under the direction of Justin Willis of the University of Durham. Dan Large, Project Director of the Sudan Open Archive, will be the Deputy Director of Studies. The teaching staff includes Magdi el-Gizouli of Freiburg University, Joanna Oyediran, Sudan Program Officer of the Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa, and Douglas Johnson, author of The Root Causes of Sudan's Civil Wars. Other teaching staff on the course: Jok Madut Jok, of Loyola Marymount University and the Ministry of Cuture and Heritage in the Government of South Sudan, Cherry Leonardi, lecturer in History at Durham University, Suliman Baldo, Africa Programme Director of the International Centre for Transitional Justice, and John Ryle, Executive Director of RVI, and professor of Anthropology at Bard College, NY. A course prospectus, containing further details on all three courses, can be downloaded here (also available in French). Apply online here.Read more...
About the course
The training covers essential methodologies of evaluation and applies them to conflict intervention, peace-building, and recovery initiatives. We cover challenges such as rudimentary plans, lack of information and complex implementation structures.Read more...
The Bioforce Institute is holding a series of trainings, see the attached pdf for more details.
The courses include:
- Master of Science in Humanitarian Program Management
- Certificate in Humanitarian Logistics Management
- Certificate in Humanitarian Program Management
- Framework of Humanitarian Aid
- Managing people and organizations
- Managing programs and projects
- Managing finance and funding
- Managing the supply chain
- Training of Trainers
See the below links for further information:
Trainings modules: Framework of Humanitarian Aid, Managing people and organizations, Managing programs and projects, Managing finance and funding, Managing the supply chain, Training of Trainers): linkRead more...