Some Trainings for humanitarian development

Picked up on Weitzenegger’s Website for International Development Cooperation, and its Newsletter.

a): Global Forum on migration and development: More than 120 governments as well as regional and International Organisations met for the first meeting of the Global Forum on migration and development in Brussels on 10 July. This meeting aimed to discuss more consistent ways of strengthening the positive impacts between migration and development policies;

b): Online Course in Practical Microfinance: Southern New Hampshire University’s School of Community Economic Development will host an online course in Practical Microfinance this fall. The 11-week course, to be held from Sept 17 – Dec 18, is the first in a series of three courses for SNHU’s Graduate Certificate in Microfinance Management. SNHU Professor Malcolm Harper will facilitate the program, which is open both to the students pursuing a master degree and to development practitioners working in the development field;

c-1): Ownership in Practice, Paris, 27-28 September 2007: This Informal Workshop will examine what the principle of ownership looks like in practice, both within developing countries (democratic ownership) and in the relationship between developing countries and donors;

c-2): Donor Committee Conference: African and global lessons for more effective donor practices: Accra, 5-7 November 2007 (English/French);

c-3): Donor Committee Conference: Asian and global lessons for more effective donor practices: Bangkok, 29 November to 1 December 2006

d): International Negotiations, Practical Skills and Techniques: Online, 5 – 30 November 2007. Offered by United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR);

e): Governing for Development: Opportunities and Challenges for Development Actors under the New Aid Paradigm: Antwerp, Belgium. April – May 2008, Institute of Development Policy and Management.

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