Steering Committee 2013

steering committee

 

 

 

ITC-logo.jpg

 

jicalogo.jpg

 

Partner

Resource Keywords
Results
Title: GOVERNANCE FOR THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS: Core Issues and Good Practices
Description: One of the most important aims of the United Nations’ programme of Reinventing Government is to promote good governance towards the realization of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). Good governance is synonymous with democratic governance. Democratic governance is possible when democratic values and norms are engrained into the society and its institutions along with the procedural requirements of fair and free elections as well as peaceful turnover of power. The importance of good governance and the strengthening of trust in government become increasingly salient in the context of the Millennium Development Goals. That is why the 7th Global Forum on Reinventing Government focuses on building trust in government. The 7th Global Forum on Reinventing Government is organized by the United Nations Division for Public Administration and Development Management, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DPADM/UNDESA) in cooperation with members of the Institutional Partners Group (IPG), entities from within the UN system and external organizations, and bilateral donors.
Category: Africa, Asia, Development, Learning, Management, Practice, Sharing, South America
Title: Implementing a results framework for capacity development
Description: Session 3.3. Presntation by WBI on December 9
Category: Approach, Capacity, Development, Evaluation, Framework, Presentation, Results
Title: Web for Development
Description: This is a presentation created for the Turin 2009 Learning Link and shared in Session 2.4, Tuesday, December 8th.
Category: Collaboration, Communication, Community, Culture, Development, E-Learning, Knowledge, Network, Open, Participation, Presentation, Sharing, Social, Technology, Tool, Web
Title: Strengthening South-South cooperation through a global network for decent work and social justice
Description: This booklet is an overview of the Global Labour University's mission, programmes and related programmes in capacity development and knowledge sharing.
Category: Briefing, Capacity, Collaboration, Demand, Development, Institution, Learning, Network, Partnership
Title: Capacity for Development: New Solutions to Old Problems
Description: ''A team of eminent development professionals and economists examine the achievements of technical cooperation and offer recommendations for reform in the context of globalization, democratization, the information revolution and the growth of capacities in the South. They analyse the issues from three perspectives: ownership, capacity enablers and knowledge. They show how the complex processes involved can be restructured to produce local involvement and empowerment, set out a normative framework for the input from society and describe a new paradigm of knowledge for capacity building in the network age.'' -Impact Alliance Resource Center
Category: Capacity, Institution, Knowledge, Network, Ownership
Title: Dealing with the Dilemmas in Monitoring and Evaluating Capacity Building
Description: ''This paper highlights seven big questions that create dilemmas for and can often paralyse monitoring and evaluating of capacity building. Rick James draws on his practical experience in the field to suggest some pragmatic ways to deal with these dilemmas. He advocates starting simple, focusing on what is feasible and doing it in such a way as to reinforce NGO ownership of capacity building. And even more important than the M&E system itself are the virtues lived out by the organisations and individuals who use it.'' -INTRAC October 2009
Category: Briefing, Capacity, Development, Evaluation, Monitoring, Non-profit, Practice, Research, Ownership, Recommendation, Book
Title: Training and Beyond: Seeking Better Practices for Capacity Development
Description: This paper is the result of a joint effort of OECD/DAC and LenCD to assemble the critical messages about training and learning that are emerging from the current international scrutiny of training and capacity development. It attempts to synthesise current wisdom on the topic, and to offer a sense of direction on where the debate is going, particularly in terms of approaches to capacity development interventions at country and field levels. It does not, however, address detailed implications at the implementation level. The paper is written primarily for the demand side, i.e. those in the South who request and / or are beneficiaries of capacity development activities, together with Northern donor institutions who commission and pay for the activities. It is intended to give this audience the latest information on training and learning for capacity development, as guidance to help them know what to expect in terms of best practice. For example, it can be of practical assistance to managers and technicians who face the challenge of developing capacity in sector-based or thematic development strategies and work plans. However, it also can be of benefit to donors who need or want to make their approaches as effective as possible.
Category: Approach, Capacity, Design, Development, Evaluation, Learning, Monitoring, Needs, Practice, Research
Title: European Development Days 2010
Description: On 6 and 7 December, the European Commission will hold the 5th edition of the European Development Days (EDD) in Brussels, in cooperation with the Belgian Presidency of the European Union.
Category: Event
Title: Strengthening Networks: Using Organizational Network Analysis to Promote Network Effectiveness, Scale, and Accountability
Description: ‘‘Networks are emerging as an important delivery mechanism for sustainable development; however, reliable network diagnostics are necessary to ensuring accountability and quality to donors and stakeholders and to monitoring, evaluating, and learning from networks. In this brief, the authors examine current practice around networks for development. They describe “organizational network analysis,” a tool applied by Pact’s Capacity Building Services Group1 in multiple international settings, which can help identify opportunities and improve network effectiveness. The authors conclude by emphasizing that a networked approach can provide innovative solutions to today’s development challenges.’’ -Capacity Development Briefs
Category: Tool, Methodology, Briefing, Capacity, Development, Evaluation, Monitoring, Network, Analysis, Accountability, Approach, Effectiveness
Title: The Future We Want: Rio + 20 Outcome Document
Description:
Category: Accountability, Action, Alignment, Capacity, Development, Donor, Economic, Effectiveness, Environmental, Event, Harmonisation, Outcome, Ownership, Report, Results, Social, Sustainability
Title: L & T blog: About learning, training and technology at ITC-ILO
Description: The L&T blog of the ITC-ILO is a knowledge sharing and staff development tool at the intersection of learning, training and technology. This blog will inform you timely on news, ideas, tools and comments related to learning methodology and technology.
Category: Tool, Methodology, Announcement, Blog, Capacity, Communication, Development, E-Learning, Knowledge, Learning, Sharing, Technology, Web
Title: Economic Stability and EU Convergence in Southeast Europe: Building Capacities for Policy Design and Implementation
Description: Session 1.5.a) Understanding needs for design and implementation Examination of a real case facilitated by the Centre of Excellence in Finance (Slovenia) Day 1 - December 7
Category: Analysis, Approach, Assessment, Capacity, Case study, Cycle, Design, Development, Europe, Institution, Joint, Needs, Presentation, Sharing
Title: High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation_64th session agenda item 58 (b)
Description: The present report responds to resolutions 62/209 of 19 December 2007 and 63/233 of 19 December 2008, by which the General Assembly decided to convene a High-level United Nations Conference on South-South Cooperation. It was decided subsequently to accept the invitation of the Government of Kenya to convene the meeting at the highest possible level in Nairobi, from 1 to 3 December 2009. The Nairobi Conference is to review the promotion of South-South cooperation for development from the United Nations Conference on Technical Cooperation among Developing Countries, held in Buenos Aires in 1978, to the present. This report reviews the implementation of the Buenos Aires Plan of Action in that period by Member States and organizations of the United Nations system. In keeping with the various levels of implementation recommended in the Buenos Aires Plan of Action, the report reviews action at the national, regional, interregional and global levels. Against the background of lessons learned in the past 30 years, the report highlights key priorities for South-South cooperation in the years ahead.
Category: Action, Africa, Asia, Development, Europe, Framework, Network, Partnership, Sharing, South America
Title: Using training to build capacity for development
Description: An IEG evaluation of project-based and WBI training.
Category: Assessment, Capacity, Design, Development, Donor, Evaluation, Management, Recommendation, Report, Tool
Title: III Global South-South development expo of the United Nations
Description: This ILO report provides background information, evaluation of procedings and next steps in relation to the Expo held in Geneva, from the 22-26 of November, 2010.
Category: Action, Capacity, Development, Event, Report
Title: Dili International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding
Description: The International Dialogue on Peacebuilding and Statebuilding is an ongoing series of discussions that engages multiple stakeholders in an open and frank conversation about improving peacebuilding and statebuilding efforts in fragile and conflict-affected situations. In a historic joint effort, government and civil society representatives from both developing and developed countries gathered in Dili on 9 and 10 April 2010, hosted by the Government of Timor-Leste.
Category:
Title: Report of the High-Level Panel on Post-2015 Agenda
Description:
Category: Recommendation
Title: Capacity Development: a UNDP primer
Description:
Category: Capacity, Development
Title: World Summit on Information Society
Description: WSIS Forum 2010 was held from 10 to 14 of May 2010 at the International Telecommunication Union Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. This event’s format was changed from previous years’ as a result of consultations with all WSIS Stakeholders. The host was the ITU and co-organizers included UNESCO, UNCTAD and UNDP.
Category: Event, Technology
Title: ToR of Evaluation of Dutch Support to Capacity Development
Description: This ToR is 35 pages and outlines the current evaluation of the Evaluation Dept of Min Foreign affairs (Netherlands), including the conceptual framework of ECDPM with the 5 capabilities, discussed @ Learning Link
Category: Capacity, Development, Donor, Evaluation
Title: HLE on South-South Cooperation and Capacity Development Bogotá 2010 (HLE-SSC/CD)
Description: Eighteen months after the Accra High-Level Forum (HLF), on 24 and 25 March 2010, 430 high-level representatives from over 130 developed and developing countries, multilateral and regional organizations, civil society and parliamentarians gathered in Bogotá, Colombia to discuss SSC as a tool for horizontal development partnerships and capacity development. The Bogotá High-Level Event (HLE) and its outcome, the Bogotá Statement (http://portal.oas.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=2F3Dlzw1KvI%3D&tabid=293) are key milestones for effective SSC, its contributions to more effective and inclusive development partnerships and its synergies with North-South cooperation.
Category: Capacity
Title: Making internal collaboration work: An interview with Don Tapscott
Description: “Knowledge management has failed,” University of Toronto professor Don Tapscott tells McKinsey Quarterly in a video interview “Making internal collaboration work.” The problem, he believes, is that executives think corporate knowledge is a finite asset that can be confined within a “container.” They are wrong: “The most important knowledge is not inside the boundaries of a company. You don’t achieve it through containerization, you achieve it through collaboration.”
Category: Collaboration, Communication, Community, Expert, Group, Knowledge, Management, Network, Participation, Process, Sharing, Social, Social, Technology, Tool, Web
Title: KS ToolKit - wiki
Description: The toolkit has three main pieces. Two "libraries" one for methods and one for tools that can be used for knowledge sharing, and a set of perspectives and guidance that can help you choose tools and methods for your needs and contexts
Category: Knowledge
Title: Measuring Capacity
Description: What is the measure of capacity? The framework for measuring change in capacity presented in this paper captures capacity at two levels: at one level are capacities that enable an institution to perform effectively and efficiently, repeat good performance over time, and manage change and shocks as they come. Change in capacities at this level is reflected in outcomes. At another level are drivers of capacity, or levers of change: institutional arrangements and incentives; strategic leadership; the knowledge and skills of human resources; and public interface or accountability mechanisms. The results of activities at this level are reflected in outputs.
Category: Approach, Capacity, Development, Effectiveness, Evaluation, Monitoring, Participation, Partnership, Results, Social
Title: Dare to Share
Description: Toolkit on innovative knowledge sharing methodologies
Category: Tool
Title: The Partnering Toolbook
Description: The Partnering Toolbook builds on the experience of those who have been at the forefront of innovative partnerships and offers a concise overview of the essential elements that make for effective partnering. partnership provides a new opportunity for doing development better by recognising the qualities and competencies of each sector and finding new ways of harnessing these for the common good. But even if there are many good reasons for creating partnerships to tackle major development issues, it is not always obvious to all that this is the best way forward. It is also not always easy to promote collaboration in particularly unsympathetic cultural, political or economic contexts.
Category: Capacity, Case study, Collaboration, Effectiveness, Network, Participation, Partnership, Practice, Presentation, Results, Sharing, Tool
Title: DAC Capacity Development Initiative 2009-2010
Description:
Category: Development
Title: Economic Partnership Agreements: A ‘historic step’ towards a ‘partnership of equals’?
Description: This paper argues that the (interim) EPAs initialled between the EU and less than half of all ACP states at the end of last year do not represent a ‘historic step’ in EU-ACP relations. The majority of EPAs concluded to date are neither complete nor comprehensive trade agreements. Almost all signatory states were countries that would bear substantial economic costs if they lost their preferences in the EU market. Many ACP states submitted hastily drawn up liberalisation schedules that did not consider whether their liberalisation commitments were in line with their neighbour. This has significant implications for future regional integration processes. To revise individual timetables and bring them into line on a regional basis, as envisaged by the Commission, will be a mammoth task. It is further argued that the enforcement of the EPA implementation is unlikely in some cases given the decreasing attractiveness of the EU market, and the Commission’s dwindling capacity to sanction non-compliance by withdrawing preferences. If the EU wants to see EPAs implemented, it is vital that both the process and outcome are owned and supported by both sides.
Category: Africa, Development, Effectiveness, Europe, Outcome
Title: The Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus Doha, Qatar (2008)
Description: Officials from more than 160 countries, including nearly 40 Heads of State or Government, attended the four day Follow-up International Conference on Financing for Development to Review the Implementation of the Monterrey Consensus in Doha, Qatar (28 November - 2 December 2008).
Category: Event
Title: Effective state-business relations, industrial policy and economic growth
Description: This collection of essays by internationally distinguished scholars discusses the nature of state-business relations (SBRs) and the links between SBRs and economic performance. This study is the result of the work of researchers linked through the Research programme Consortium for improving institutions for Pro-Poor Growth (IPPG) which conducted research from 2005-2010. This publication consists of the analysis of theoretical, technical and methodological aspects of SBRs.
Category: Action, Africa, Analysis, Case study, Development, Results
Title: Capacity development: What does it mean to be strategic in complex times?
Description: Paper written by Heather Baser for: “Being Strategic in the Face of Complexity: Implications for Global Development Capacities” Innovation Dialogue, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 30 November – 1 December, 2009
Category: Approach, Capacity, Cycle, Development, Process
Title: Rome Declaration on Harmonization
Description: In February 2003, leaders of the major multilateral development banks and international and bilateral organizations, and donor and recipient country representatives gathered in Rome for the High-Level Forum on Harmonization (HLF-Rome). They committed to take action to improve the management and effectiveness of aid and to take stock of concrete progress, before meeting again in early 2005.
Category: Harmonisation
Title: Business and the Millennium Development Goals: A framework for action
Description: This briefing provides A Framework for Action on how companies and business coalitions can work with the UN system, governments, and civil society organisations to help achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), aimed at making globalisation a more positive force for more of the world’s people.
Category: Action, Africa, Approach, Asia, Framework, Management, Practice, Technology
Title: TOOLKIT FOR LOCALISING THE MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
Description: “Localising the MDGs” refers to the disaggregation of nationally adjusted global goals at the sub -national and local levels, combined with capacity development for strategic planning, implementation, and monitoring. The focus on the local level combined with appropriate linkages to national poverty reduction strategies supports bridging regional disparities, socio-economic, gender and ethnic inequalities and thus fosters more rapid, equitable and sustainable development. To be achieved the MDGs must reflect local realities, engage people and be locally owned. The purpose of this toolkit is to develop capacities of local governments and their communities to ensure a strong MDGs focus in their local development strategies and effe ctive and efficient conversion of public funds into public benefits. The toolkit draws on the ample evidence of creative local strategies for achieving the MDGs across the globe.
Category: Africa, Approach, Asia, Assessment, Community, Development, Framework, Institution, Monitoring
Title: Fourth High Level Forum (HLF-4) Busan 2011
Description: The Fourth High Level Forum will take place in Busan, Korea from 29 November to 1 December 2011.
Category: Event
Title: Handbook on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating for Development Results
Description: ‘‘This ‘Handbook on Planning, Monitoring and Evaluating for Development Results’ is an updated edition of the 2002 edition of ‘Handbook on Monitoring and Evaluation for Results’1. It seeks to address new directions in planning, monitoring and evaluation in the context of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) corporate strategic plan, the requirements of the UNDP evaluation policy approved by the Executive Board in 2006 and the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) ‘Standards for Evaluation in the UN System’2. The updated Handbook also incorporates information recommended by key users of the Handbook during various workshops held by UNDP units.’’ -UNDP Handbook launch
Category: Tool, Manual, Capacity, Development, Evaluation, Knowledge, Learning, Management, Monitoring, Planning, Programme, Results, Book, Guide, Design
Title: South-South Cooperation Case Stories
Description: The Task Team on South-South Cooperation (TT-SSC) is identifying and analyzing South-South Cooperation (SSC) practices to understand what works and illuminate the synergies with the aid effectiveness agenda. The TT-SSC is especially interested in discovering and documenting cases that feature technical cooperation and capacity development among developing countries. Over 100 cases from around the world have been submitted!
Category: Action, Capacity, Case study, Collaboration, Development, Joint, Knowledge, Learning, Network, Partnership, Practice, Sharing
Title: Building Electronic Communities and Networks
Description: The module covers the approaches, methods, and tools used to build electronic communities, and covers the various steps and procedures for developing and facilitating electronic communities. The total curriculum consists of 29 lessons, ranging from approximately 15 to 90 minutes duration, grouped into five units, for a total of about 16 to 22 hours of self-paced instruction.
Category: E-Learning, Knowledge, Network
Title: Investing in Information for Development
Description: The IMARK module entitled "Investing in Information for Development" provides the knowledge and awareness required to support individuals responsible for formulating improved information management strategies within their organizations and through partnerships.
Category: E-Learning
Title: The Monterrey Consensus on Financing for Development (2002)
Description: The Monterrey Consensus was the outcome of the 2002 Monterrey Conference, the United Nations International Conference on Financing for Development. It was adopted by Heads of State and Government on 22 March 2002. Over fifty Heads of State and two hundred Ministers of Finance, Foreign Affairs, Development and Trade participated in the event. Governments were joined by the Heads of the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), the World Bank and the World Trade Organization (WTO), prominent business and civil society leaders and other stakeholders. New development aid commitments from the United States and the European Union and other countries were made at the conference. Countries also reached agreements on other issues, including debt relief, fighting corruption, and policy coherence.
Category: Event
Title: How did we get here?
Description: Session 0.2. Debriefing and review of key messages from the Berlin High Level Retreat and the Washington Forum on Improving the Results of Learning for Capacity Development. Presented by Capacity & Results (WBI) Day 0 - December 6
Category: Action, Alignment, Briefing, Capacity, Communication, Development, Event, Learning, Management, Participation, Presentation, Recommendation, Results, Statement
Title: International Year of Youth
Description: On 18 December 2009, the United Nations General Assembly adopted resolution A/RES/64/134 proclaiming the year commencing on 12 August 2010 as the International Year of Youth: Dialogue and Mutual Understanding.
Category:
Title: Designing learning interventions that last
Description: Session 3.2. presented by WBI on Day 3 of the Turin 2009 Learning Link.
Category: Approach, Capacity, Design, Development, Framework, Learning, Management, Planning, Presentation
Title: The Network Value Chain
Description: ‘‘In response to a growing demand for evidence of effectiveness, scalability, and accountability in international development initiatives, the international development community has begun to ask increasingly hard questions about the costs, risks, and assessment challenges associated with its capacity development initiatives. The delivery of capacity development services through networks represents an important and growing segment of the engagement strategy being embraced by development practitioners. Despite this growing interest and application, the understanding of how networks for capacity development operate and how to maximize their impact remains limited. This CD Brief suggests applying a value chain approach to network development and explores how it can be used to build systematic partnerships to solve social problems.’’ -Capacity Development Briefs
Category: Tool, Briefing, Capacity, Community, Development, Network, Practice, Accountability, Partnership, Effectiveness
Title: Knowledge Resources: Featured Publications
Description: ''UNDP and its partner agencies in the UN system produce a wide variety of publications that are available free of charge in electronic form. A selection of the publications relating to capacity development can be found on this site.'' -UNDP Knowledge Resources
Category: Tool, Methodology, Capacity, Development, Institution, Knowledge, Donor, Analysis, Practice, Report, Research, Ownership, Accountability, Alignment, Recommendation, Process, Approach, Assessment
Title: Collaboration and Advocacy Techniques
Description: This course illustrates a wide range of tools and techniques that can be used to improve collaboration and knowledge sharing, and provides guidance on conducting collaborative food security assessments. The course also introduces the concept of advocacy and the various advocacy techniques required to influence different audiences.
Category: E-Learning, Knowledge
Title: ECDPM Partnership Strategy
Description: ECDPM has long-standing experience with different types of partnerships and collaborative arrangements in Europe and the ACP. These include governmental as well as nongovernmental organizations at the local, national, regional and global levels. In its strategy for 2007–11, the Centre distinguishes three categories of partnerships: Institutional partners, Strategic partners, Ad hoc partner cooperation. This Partnership Strategy document sketches five dimensions of Centre partnership: (1) objectives, (2) guiding principles, (3) criteria for partnership development, (4) the partnering process and roles of ECDPM and (5) management of partnership by ECDPM
Category: Learning, Monitoring, Network, Partnership, Research
Title: DAC 1996 Report: Shaping the 21st Century: The Role of Development Cooperation
Description: One of the first aid effectiveness milestones was in 1996 when the DAC issued the report Shaping the 21st Century: The Role of Development Cooperation. The report set out the basic concepts of aid effectiveness, and can be seen as a precursor of the MDGs.
Category: Effectiveness
Title: South-South Capacity Development: The way to grow?
Description: A growing body of evidence suggests that learning and cooperation among developing nations is increasing in both frequency and complexity and expanding from just economic cooperation to include a variety of topics: health, education, communication, research, and development. Due to shared backgrounds and challenges, people in developing nations are banding together as peers to find new and innovative solutions to development issues. Reviews of technical cooperation suggest that South-South learning is often more effective in developing capacity than one-way knowledge transfers from the North. This brief identifies trends in this phenomenon for practitioners of capacity development and highlights some successful cases of South-South learning and cooperation.
Category: Analysis, Approach, Briefing, Capacity, Collaboration, Joint, Knowledge, Learning, Network, Partnership
Title: Background study for the development cooperation forum. Trends in South-South and Triangular development Cooperation
Description: South-South development cooperation has a long history, with some Southern institutions and developing countries and economies contributing development assistance for almost half-a-century. Although the volume of South-South development cooperation remains limited, the relative decline in North-South development cooperation has made its growth seem more spectacular. South-South development cooperation also seems to evoke different sentiments amongst different actors. The present study focuses on the definition of official development assistance (ODA); the key actors contributing South-South development assistance; the scope, type and allocation of South-South and triangular development cooperation; the impact of South-South development cooperation, with emphasis on good practices.
Category: Africa, Asia, Collaboration, Development, Effectiveness, Methodology, Middle East, Participation, Partnership, South America
Title: Belém Framework for Action (2009)
Description: The Sixth International Conference on Adult Education – CONFINTEA VI – was held in Belém, Brazil from 1st to 4th December 2009.
Category: Event
Title: Web 2.0 and Social Media for Development
Description: The module describes a wide range of social media tools that enhance the ways in which information is created and published, and which provide the means to collaborate and share resources online. It also describes how to take advantage of those tools for more effective networking, collaboration and exchange of knowledge.
Category: Community, E-Learning, Knowledge, Learning, Sharing, Social, Technology, Tool, Web
Title: Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation
Description: Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation After extended negotiations, 18 sherpas elected to represent a wide group of stakeholders reached agreement on the Busan Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation. This declaration for the first time establishes an agreed framework for development cooperation that embraces traditional donors, South-South cooperators, the BRICs, CSOs and private funders.
Category: Accountability, Action, Alignment, Development, Donor, Economic, Effectiveness, Event, Framework, Outcome, Participation, Partnership, Report, Results, Statement
Title: The Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness and the Accra Agenda for Action
Description: Accra Agenda for Action (page 114)
Category: Development
Title: UN Kampus
Description: ''UN Knowledge Campus is an on-line initiative aimed at enhancing opportunities for knowledge sharing, learning and collaboration within the UN system.'' -UN Kampus Project Team
Category: Tool, Capacity, Development, E-Learning, Knowledge, Learning, Sharing, Technology, Web, Effectiveness
Title: Helsinki Process (2002-2008)
Description: The Helsinki Process on Globalization and Democracy was launched in 2003 after the call from a conference held in Helsinki in December 2002 for global multi-stakeholder dialogue in order to bridge divisions between various stakeholders
Category: Development
Title: Communities of practice: Linking knowledge, policy and practice
Description: The knowledge gained by research is often trapped at the point of origin, caught in the language of research, or simply isolated from those who actually apply that knowledge – the practitioners in the field. Likewise, tacit knowledge from the field rarely reaches the researchers or those making decisions. More effective bridges between knowledge, policy and practice are needed, with communities of practice (CoPs) well positioned to do just that. This paper describes the basic characteristics of CoPs and provides a rationale for their growing importance in international development. It also suggests some ways in which CoPs can be supported by development agencies, research institutes and donors to strengthen the linkages between knowledge, policy and practice.
Category: Approach, Briefing, Collaboration, Community, Effectiveness, Joint, Knowledge, Network, Partnership, Practice, Social
Title: 2010 UN Summit MDGs
Description: High-Level Plenary Meeting of the General Assembly 20-22 September 2010 New York With only five years left until the 2015 deadline to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called on world leaders to attend a summit in New York on 20-22 September to accelerate progress towards the MDGs.
Category: Event
Title: UNESCO (2012) Shaping the Education of tomorrow
Description: 2012 Full-length Report on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development. Published by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization 7, place de Fontenoy, 75732 Paris 07 SP, France © UNESCO 2012 All rights reserved Prof. Arjen E. J. Wals of Wageningen University in the Netherlands is the author of this publication commissioned by UNESCO.
Category: Development, Sustainability, Education
Title: Message in a Bottle: Learning our way out of unsustainability
Description: Prof. dr. ir. Arjen E. J. Wals Inaugural lecture upon taking up the posts of Professor of Social Learning and Sustainable Development, and UNESCO Chair at Wageningen University on May 27th 2010.
Category: Learning, Development, Sustainability
Title: Transformative learning
Description: This blog of Professor Arjen Wals is more a personal blog but hopefully will evolve towards a more public space where people with an interest in learning-based change towards a world that is more sustainable than the one currently in prospect can share ideas, resources and inspiration. Transformative learning is highlighted to emphasize learning that extends beyond learning for knowing (head; knowledge creation and engagement in multiple ways of knowing) and even learning for doing (hands; action-taking) to include learning for being (heart, including values, passion, engagement) and learning for transformation (agency, empowerment, reflexivity, collectives, leadership etc) which requires all these forms of learning simultaneously.
Category: Learning, Sustainability
Steering Committee 2013

steering committee

 

 

 

ITC-logo.jpg

 

jicalogo.jpg

 

Partner