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LenCD General Assembly: learning about institutional reform 20-21 June
The LenCD co-chairs have the pleasure to announce that LenCD’s General Assembly will take place in Brussels, Belgium on June 20-21, 2013.
The first day will be a learning day on the theme of institutional reform. Planned presentations and workshops include:
- Pathways to institutional reform: key initiatives in change management and evidence of successes and failures
- Tool kits for change management and capacity development
- Civil society leading reform through capacity development
- Institutional reform lessons and research findings from various countries
- Joint Learning Journey presentation
Additional sessions are still to be confirmed and a fully detailed programme will be announced shortly.
The second day will focus on LenCD "business" such as assessing progress, planning for the future, and discussing collaboration with the Effective Institutions Platform and other partners.
Attendance has been confirmed from UNDP, WBI, ACBF, GIZ, DFID, OECD, FAO, NEPAD, ODI, and other organisations.
All members of the LenCD network and others interested in capacity development and institutional reform are very welcome to participate. Please contact Lawrencia Adams (email@example.com) to join the meeting.
learn4dev launches new web site
The members of train4dev decided to rename the network learn4dev in 2012, and the network is now pleased to announce the launch of its new website providing easier access to information on upcoming learning events. learn4dev is a joint competence development network linking bilateral and multilateral organisations offering training and sharing knowledge on ways to strengthen competencies and improve results.
Education Manual on Indigenous Elders and Engagement with Government
The Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact has published an Education Manual on Indigenous Elders and Engagement with Government to help build and strengthen the capacity of indigenous elders in Asia to lead their communities in the face of momentous changes and threats to survival. The manual highlights the role of indigenous elders in traditional leadership and in sustaining indigenous socio-political institutions, values and systems. It promotes the role of indigneous elders in asserting indigneous peoples' rights and aims to equip elders and leaders with the knowledge and skills necessary to be able to advance their peoples' rights. It also aims to arm indigenous peoples with the capacity to effectively engage in local and national government structures and processes.
Africa Capacity Indicators Report 2013 launched
The African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) has launched its third Africa Capacity Indicators Report (ACIR 2013) focusing on capacity development for natural resource management. The discussion covers both renewable and non-renewable endowments, with specific focus on forests, land, water, solid minerals, and petroleum resources. The Report offers analysis of the critical perspectives and contemporary academic and policy debates on the natural resource value chain, including emerging issues such as climate change and green economy. Pragmatic approaches based on original problem solving in different contexts are also presented in each chapter. The Executive Summary is available online, as well as information about the launch event.
National Chapters for African Community of Practice
To help support countries in establishing a national Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results, AfCoP has produced a Guidance Note on Establishing an Effective National Chapter. Eight national chapters are currently active and nine more are planning to start this year. Key steps include forming a small group of champions, preparing a concept note, attracting buy-in from national authorities, bringing in members with a range of expertise, and organising a launch event.
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