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May 2019

Resilient Livelihoods Training

May 13 - May 17
Appleton Resort Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map
$1050

INTRODUCTION Secure livelihoods are characterized by households that have different activities within the community that provide income, shelter, and other factors to ensure their well-being. This ensures that the society has adequate resources to fall back on in times of need. Livelihood security can be promoted through improving diversity and security of resources, skills, and technologies that are available to agricultural communities. This training event is therefore intended to enable households, communities, and countries build resilience so as to strengthen…

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Nigeria Has Embraced Ethno-Religious Mediation Training

May 13 @ 8:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution, 496, Abogo Largema Street, Off Constitution Avenue, Central Business District
Abuja, FCT, Abuja Nigeria
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The Institute for Peace and Conflict Resolution (IPCR), an organization under the Nigerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, whose mission is to strengthen Nigeria’s capacity for the promotion of peace and conflict prevention, management and resolution and the International Center for Ethno-Religious Mediation (ICERM), an emerging center of excellence for ethnic and religious conflict resolution and peacebuilding and a U.S. based nonprofit organization in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) have concluded an agreement to collaboratively offer a Specialized Mediation…

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Analysis: Understanding Conflict (training course)

May 13 @ 8:30 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm
Eastern Mennonite University, 1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802 United States
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Taught by Gloria Rhodes Analysis focuses on understanding the factors that cause conflict and violence and those that support peacebuilding. Good conflict analysis skills are a central component of designing effective strategies for transforming conflict and building peace. Course participants will use lenses including identity (gender, religion, nationality, etc.), human needs, narratives, power, culture, worldview, and others to understand conflict and propose possibilities for change. Case studies of conflicts at multiple levels will provide content and an opportunity to practice…

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Transformational Leadership for Organizational Change (training course)

May 13 @ 8:30 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm
Eastern Mennonite University, 1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802 United States
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Taught by David Brubaker and Myriam Aziz One of the primary responsibilities of organizational leaders is leading organizational change. This course is designed to equip organizational leaders (at any level) with the tools and skills they need to lead adaptive change processes, either within their organizations or their communities. Participants will review a broad range of leadership and management theories and practices, identifying various approaches to leading people and systems in ways that bring restoration, offer hope, and build sustainability.…

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Circle Processes (training course)

May 13 @ 8:30 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm
Eastern Mennonite University, 1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802 United States
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Taught by Kay Pranis The Peacemaking Circle is a dialog process combining ancient wisdom about living in community with modern understandings about complex multicultural societies. The process is used for holding difficult conversations and for strengthening relationships within a group. This course will provide experience in the Peacemaking Circle process as well as an understanding of the foundational values and key structural elements of the process. Participants will learn to design and conduct Peacemaking Circles. Respectful dialogue across significant differences…

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Strategies for Trauma Awareness and Resilience (STAR): Practice, application, reflection and connection (training course)

May 13 @ 8:30 am - May 21 @ 5:00 pm
Eastern Mennonite University, 1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802 United States
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Taught by Katie Mansfield During STAR Level II participants are invited to: * Share STAR experiences from your context with each other. * Review the core concepts of STAR and the 3-part STAR snail model, using Village STAR, a practical and simply illustrated manual. * Practice exercises and skills that promote healing and build resilience. * Plan and receive feedback on how you will engage STAR concepts and tools. * Reflect on your own position, power, and challenges as a…

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ODK for Monitoring and Evaluation Training

May 20 - May 24
Appleton Resort Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map
$1050

INTRODUCTION Data collection and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) have always been an integral part of development work. In the past, these tasks were performed with paper and pen, which made them prone to error, difficult to conduct on a large scale, and high in transaction costs. ICT tools such as mobile devices and software that allows users to create surveys, collect, manage and upload data to storage facilities in real-time, have reduced the conventional challenges associated with remote data collection…

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GIS for Health Sector Programme Management Training

May 20 - May 24
Appleton Resort Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map
$1050

INTRODUCTION  This course offers an introduction to GIS and how it is used in public health and epidemiological research. It will introduce participants to the basics including working with and integrating spatial and non-spatial data; geographic scale and spatial precision; decoding; visualization; thematic mapping; and understanding spatial relationships. Specific skills and tools will be introduced in relation to assessing exposure to a range of environmental risks, and a particular focus will be given to methods for spatial linkage of exposure,…

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Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture and Rural Development Training

May 20 - May 24
Appleton Resort Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map
$1050

INTRODUCTION Agriculture is central to the livelihoods of the rural poor and in the attainment of suitable development goals; gender equality further plays a crucial role in the achievement of these goals. However, gender differences arising from the socially constructed relationships between men and women affect the distribution of resources between them and cause many disparities in development. Consequently; gender issues must be addressed because agriculture can be the engine of growth that is necessary to reduce food insecurity and…

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Value Chain Development Training

May 20 - May 24
Appleton Resort Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map
$1050

INTRODUCTION A value chain can is a set of linked activities that work to add value to a product. It consists of actors and actions that improve a product while linking commodity producers to processor sand markets. In agriculture, this includes activities such as product design, production, marketing, distribution and support services up to the final consumer. A market linkage is comprised of one or more organizations that facilitate end to end integration of the entire supply chain, it provides…

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Small-Scale Livestock Development and Extension Techniques Course

May 20 @ 8:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
Indepth Research Training Facility, Rhapta Road, 104289
Nairobi, Nairobi Area 00101 Kenya
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$75,000

TOPICS TO BE COVERED Planning for Livestock Development Projects Overview of small-scale livestock development Production resources analysis Critical analysis in livestock production system Basic economic analysis and financing for small-scale livestock development projects Livestock products marketing Livestock Nutrition and Health Overview of animal nutrition and health management Nutrition needs and feed management for poultry, cattle and small ruminants Utilization of crops, by products, and crop nutrition Sanitation and epidemic control Animal Production Extension Farmers’ knowledge, attitudes and practices  (KAP) KAP…

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Agricultural Value Chain Development and Market Linkages Course

May 20 @ 8:00 am - May 24 @ 5:00 pm
Indepth Research Training Facility, Rhapta Road, 104289
Nairobi, Nairobi Area 00101 Kenya
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$75,000

By the end of the course, learners will be able to: •Understand guiding principles of value chain programs that seek to improve competitiveness and benefit MSMEs through sustainable market-based solutions. •Design value chain development projects. •Understand the foundations of market development and value chain promotion. •Enhance your analytical skills to determine market requirements and identify competitive challenges. •Understand the different roles that relevant stakeholders play in value chains. •Understand intervention strategies, the kinds of intervention and the criteria selecting in…

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