Managing for Sustainable Development Impact: Bursary Applications Open

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Nationals of Anglophone African countries living and working in their home countries are eligible to apply for bursaries to attend the ‘Managing for Sustainable Development Impact. An Integrated Approach to Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation’ course. This course is mainly for managers and (planning) monitoring and evaluation officers, be it from government, (I)NGOs, private sector, knowledge institutes or consultancy firms. The course runs from 7-26 March 2016 in Wageningen, the Netherlands, and is organised by the Centre for Development Innovation, Wageningen University and Research centre.

You will strengthen your competency to manage for impact in your own individual sphere of work, and in playing a more effective role in helping your organisation manage for sustainable development impact. You will learn about principles and practice of strategic thinking, foresight, change management, interactive processes, the learning organisation and conflict management. You will also find out what is on international agendas concerning M&E to position your work in a relevant (development) policy context.

Furthermore, you learn about what is involved in developing a proper understanding about a situation in which we want to make a difference. This relates to situation analysis, visioning and developing change scenarios. You and your peers learn about translating context understanding and strategic foresight to strategic design and effective operations. You will learn about new methods and approaches such as articulating theories of change and how to work with commonly used tools such as the logical framework.

You will also learn to develop appropriate M&E plans based on clear information needs (and indicators), intended users of M&E information and how to activate M&E towards effectively informing management decision making. This includes the need to give account of efforts and investments to key stakeholders. You will also explore practical implications such as needed capacities and conditions for M&E in particular, and for managing for impact in general. During the second week of the training you will join our two-day, international, ‘M&E on the cutting edge’ conference: http://tinyurl.com/pr88j6c
For more information and application please see: http://tinyurl.com/ooxwggy
A list of countries eligible for the bursary is available at: https://www.studyinholland.nl/scholarships/scholarships-administered-by-nuffic/netherlands-fellowship-programmes/nfp-country-list
Deadline for NFP scholarship application: 20th of October 2015

For more information about content:  cecile.kusters@wur.nl

For more practical information: training.cdi@wur.nl

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