17 May 2016

Capacity Development ForumThe third Pan-African Capacity Development Forum was organised by the African Capacity Building Foundation from 3-5 May in Harare, Zimbabwe, gathering heads of state and government, high-level African and international country delegations, African and non-African resource persons, national and international organizations, and representatives of the public sector, private sector and civil society organizations.  The Forum addressed capacity building in government, the private sector, and civil society.  Copies of the speeches and presentations made at the Forum are now available at the ACBF website.

27 Apr 2016

UNDP invites you to participate in an online discussion to help develop an integrated framework for mainstreaming disaster risk reduction (DRR) and climate change adaptation (CCA) into development. The purpose of this e-discussion is to engage stakeholder groups, experts, practitioners and policy-makers across the globe in a dialogue to capture experiences and feedback to guide the development of an integrated DRR-CCA mainstreaming framework. This will be a practical tool to help governments at all levels operationalise the mainstreaming of climate change and disaster risk reduction into development policy, plans, projects, budgets, monitoring and evaluation.  The current phase of the discussion (until 6 May) is focusing on two questions: (1) What are the critical components and specific entry points for mainstreaming? (2) What guidance is needed to help practitioners apply the tool?

10 Apr 2016

AfriK4RThe 3rd Africa for Results (AfriK4R) Forum will gather practitioners and leaders around the domestic resource mobilization issue to discuss and exchange on how principles of managing for development results can be instrumental in increasing domestic resources for Africa’s transformation. The forum will be held on 13-15 July in Nairobi, Kenya.  In line with this, the AfCoP Secretariat is soliciting case studies on domestic resource mobilization to be shared at the 3rd AfriK4R Forum. They are looking for successful practices, initiatives, policies, projects and programmes success stories from African countries on domestic resource mobilization. The best case studies will be published on the AfCoP Platform andauthors will be invited to attend the 3rd AfriK4R Forum and present their papers.

03 Apr 2016

GPEDCHow does change happen?  Why is progress slow to happen?  The Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPDEC) Monitoring Advisory Group has developed a theory of change, that highlights challenges, issues and directions in achieving more effective development co-operation through the Global Partnership and aims to explore why there has been progress in some areas since Busan, but limited advances in others.  The Monitoring Advisory Group is seeking views on this theory of change until 15 April. This consultation is open to all interested stakeholders (including developing country governments, development co-operation providers and non-state actors) and will take place on the Global Partnership Teamworks community site. All comments should be provided directly through the Teamworks platform; you will be asked to join the Global Partnership community space to provide written input. 

10 Mar 2016

Brain drain has continued to remain a huge concern for Africa’s transformation and sustainable development. According to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Africa has been losing 20,000 professionals each year since 1990. The African Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results (AfCoP-MfDR) has launched an online dialogue, inviting its members to participate in the discussion on "The brain drain crisis in Africa: impact and implications for Africa’s transformation." It focuses on how this problem can be overcome to reduce shortage of human capital needed for the sustainable development of the region.

01 Mar 2016

From March 14 to 15, the African Center for Economic Transformation (ACET), in partnership with the Government of Rwanda, will convene the first African Transformation Forum (ATF) in Kigali, Rwanda. The ATF aims to facilitate knowledge sharing and peer learning for economic transformation in Africa, focusing on national development plans and catalysing transformation in critical economic sectors.  The ATF also aims to build a Coalition for Transformation, a new continental leadership network organised in chapters.  Each chapter will address will examine and develop implementable solutions for development in particular thematic areas. 

18 Feb 2016

Policy research organisations, or think tanks, have a particular focus: to undertake quality research that feeds into local, national and international policy debates. Through advocacy and analysis, as well as by providing advice on domestic and international issues, they enable both policymakers and the public at large to make informed decisions about public policy issues.  This book (available online in PDF) presents five case studies describing how think tanks in Ghana, Pakistan, Rwanda, Ecuador, and Sri Lanka went about building capacity within their own organisations. The book aims to provide insight into how policy research organisations have actually gone about improving the quality of their research, including successes and pitfalls, in a “live” organisational change process. The book is the result of a three-year action research project in collaboration with the Think Tank Initiative.

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