Capacity Development

As part our mission and vision, we believed Capacity Development was crucial to develop and strengthen development education as a tool for systemic change. If we didn’t support actors and quality projects, we wouldn’t achieve a significant change in development education.

During the project duration, DEEEP offered ten €10,000 sub-grants for CONCORD and DARE Forum members to develop their projects and assess their capacity needs in Development Education and Awareness-Raising. The sub-granting mechanism was a way to support capacity building needs, but also an opportunity for all applicants to share their knowledge, competences and ideas, and to put into practice their critical thinking as evaluators.

2015:

We have launched the call for 2015 at the end of 2014 and by March 2015, 3 great projects have been selected:

Congratulations to Fair Trade Wales, to GLEN in partnership with Powerline and to EDUCASOL in partnership with F3E. Thank you to the selection committee and all the applicants for this learning-based selection process.

These 3 projects with a budget up to 10.000 euro for each proposal have been sub-granted. All the information about the call (process, selection, form) are available here and the results of the selection here.

2014:

As in 2013, we offered to CONCORD members represented in the DARE Forum the possibility to receive a grant up to €10,0000 for a project which meet capacity development needs. In 2014, the process focused on transparency and mutual learning through a completely open peer-review selection.

Get more information about the call here and the selection here.

Back in 2013:

The call was a demanding process, with several different stages and degrees of involvement, but it helped us to to engage CONCORD and DARE Forum members into a transformative learning process through a strategic approach. That year, the mechanism tried to question our capacity development practices and reinforce principles such as:

  • Collaborative learning, evaluation and granting (opposed to aggressive competition contests)
  • Promoting transparency, accountability, justice, participation, objectivity and co-responsibility in the selection processes
  • Trustful and fair selection environments
  • Reinforcing sharing spaces

Thanks to the call, 3 projects received €10,000 grants: Bulgaria with Young Professionals Development Program, Italy with The world needs citizens and Lithuania with Let’s get global.

This proposal seeks to work inside the Italian platform of Development Education by: – reinforcing the national system of development education, as one of the main requirements to contribute to develop a capacity to influence directly and effectively the Political Authorities and Ministries (with the home Political discourse) – strengthening links with Greek and Spanish platforms, in a south-Mediterranean perspective. Together they aim to share good practices, promote innovative experiences among operators, strengthen their capacities, have a strong impact in their territories and build alliances with other international networks and organizations.
Aiming to increase qualitatively and quantitatively global education activities in Lithuania, this Capacity building project wants to create greater awareness on development education issues. Therefore, they propose the following major activities: – a training for NGO practitioners – an online library of the Lithuanian development education and global education methodologies and publications created – a political dialogue on strategic approach towards global education will be strived forward and several consultative meetings have been already held.
This project is a capacity building internship program for volunteers which is being implemented by BPID. The first 3-days capacity building seminar took place on the 24-26 of January and presented the main Global Education topics through active discussions and practice sharing along with critical assessment. Some of the volunteers showed their active position through inspired presentations. The interactive learning during the day became non-formal games-and-fun in the evening.

 

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