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G4R Regional Training – Insights from Day 2

On Wednesday, 9th April 2014 was the Day Two of the Gender for Results (G4R) Learning and knowledge sharing event. The day began with a recap of the previous day and participants shared some of the lessons learn, comments…


Added by Amie Kujabi on April 11, 2014 at 7:41am — No Comments

MfDR is an approach that you need to 'Live'!

Strategic Management for Results (MFR) is an approach anchored on development objectives to inform the activities/ tasks, outputs and expected goals by and for an organization (Drucker, Managing for Results, 1985). It builds on the Result-Based Leadership theory and is anchored on the Theory of Change (Ulrich, Zenger, & Smallwood, 1999). The Result-Based Leadership theory has it that a leader needs marshal his team to focus on the eventual development objective or desired outcome. Theory…


Added by Frank Odhiambo Ojwang on April 10, 2014 at 10:48am — No Comments

G4R Regional Workshop – Insights from Day 1

Blen (Author) and Nigest Haile, the Ethiopian G4R Team

As it was the first day of the Gender for Results training, the workshop started with registration of participants and opening statements by…


Added by Blen Tilahun on April 9, 2014 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Y4R Learning and Knowledge sharing workshop - Y4R members receive a taste of managing for development.

What do you get when you bring together passionate youth leaders from around Africa under one roof? - An energized learning and knowledge sharing event.

This was the result and more when 32 Y4R members from 18 African countries met in the Tunis for a three day Results Based management training. The training workshop was aimed at equipping these young leaders with the skills to properly tackle…


Added by Mona Niina Iddrisu on April 8, 2014 at 4:38pm — No Comments

Y4R Training, Day 3 - Insights from Primrose Nanchani Manyalo

Primrose Manyalo (Zimbabwe, author) sharing her views during training.

The final day of the Youth for Results (Y4R) Knowledge and Leaning event focused on increasing knowledge of young people on case study development and reviewing and…


Added by Primrose Nanchani Manyalo on April 7, 2014 at 12:27pm — No Comments

Youth for results: Ready for the task ahead


If you make a call to someone often, but never get through to them, or never get a response, then you are involved in an activity. It may be your work, but it is just an activity. It ceases to be an activity when you receive an answer/response. Then you have achieved results, inn form of feedback.


Africa has grown accustomed to 'activities.' whether or not the targeted results are achieved or not something we seldom address.  We have become so used to the mediocre…


Added by Tindyebwa Ruth AIne on April 7, 2014 at 10:55am — 2 Comments

Y4R Training (Day 2) - Insights from Erasmus Mweene

Day two of the Youth for Results (Y4R) knowledge and learning event rolled off on 3rd April 2014 with an overview of what was covered on the…


Added by Erasmus Mweene on April 4, 2014 at 9:07am — No Comments

Youth for Results Training - Insights, Documents, Presentations, Photos

It was a busy fews days in Tunis at the Youth for Results (Y4R) Regional Training. As you can probably tell from the #Y4R and…


Added by Jemila Abdulai on April 4, 2014 at 4:30am — 4 Comments

Y4R Training (Day 1): Insights from Beverly Chisepo

The Youth for Results (Y4R) knowledge and learning event kicked off on the 2nd of April in Tunis, Tunisia with the aim of strengthening young people’s ability to achieve results through building their capacity and knowledge of the MFDR.  Young people have been recognized as key players in achieving…


Added by Beverly Hazvinei Chisepo on April 3, 2014 at 10:42am — No Comments

African Independence Through Mobile Technology and Business Co-operation

What is the state of scientific independence in Africa, and why is it important? Simply stated, it will help the continent to use its own scientific resources to solve internal problems. This is the goal of the Planet Earth Institute.

At a speech held at the African Union headquarters recently, Dr. Alvaro Sobrinhos, chairman of the Planet Earth Institute, summed up what he believes to be…


Added by Garima Mehta on April 1, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Introducing Ato Ulzen-Appiah - Keynote Speaker for the Youth for Results (Y4R) Regional Workshop

In two days the AfCoP Secretariat will be hosting 32 African youth leaders and members of the Youth for Results (Y4R) network in the Tunisian capital for three exciting days of learning, sharing and networking. Participants from 16 African countries have already started their…


Added by Jemila Abdulai on March 31, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Growing Income Inequalities Threaten Africa’s Development

The last World Economic Forum, which took place in Davos-Klosters (Switzerland) between January 22nd and 25th 2014, warned that the large and growing income gap between rich and poor is the biggest risk for the global community in the next decade. This common risk is an even more dramatic reality in Africa, where increased income inequalities widen the gulf between rich and poor within countries.…


Added by Cristina D'Alessandro on March 31, 2014 at 3:25am — 2 Comments

Some Thoughts and Readings on Youth Unemployment

This week I would like to propose to the AfCoP members who don’t know already it the Global Development Professionals Network ( on The Guardian website. It is a very interesting source of readings on development…


Added by Cristina D'Alessandro on March 24, 2014 at 3:59am — No Comments

Does Evaluation matter for Gender?

March 8 is celebrated as international women's day every year, while the entire month of March is dedicated as women's history month in the United States.

It should therefore come as no great surprise that the Operations Evaluation Department of the African Development Bank focuses on gender and evaluation in its…


Added by Jemila Abdulai on March 21, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Learnings from TALEARN Jakarta

Image By: Anne Sophie Lambert

Last week in Jakarta, the Transparency and Accountability Initiative brought together donors, researchers, INGOs, and CSOs from all over the world to discuss the key questions and challenges in our shared field of transparency and accountability (T/A). As a small organization striving to break…


Added by Anne Sophie Lambert on March 21, 2014 at 11:56am — No Comments

Kenya Community of Practice (KCoP) Validates Country MfDR Readiness Assessment

Africa aims to become a pole for global growth in the years to come by unleashing its regional integration potential, building strong institutions and instilling the results culture in all areas of public sector. One of the initiatives that seek to put Kenya onto the global map is the Kenya Community of Practice on Managing for Development Results (KCoP-MfDR) that supports Africa’s transformation agenda. MfDR…


Added by MAURICE ONGALA OUMA on March 21, 2014 at 9:52am — 2 Comments

ACBF Is Looking for Consultants to Moderate AfCoP Discussions in 2014

ACBF  has just published an Expression of Interest for consultants willing to serve as moderators for the 2014 AfCoP discussions. The Expression of Interested is published on the ACBF website. Kindly use the following link to read it:

It gives all the details on the procedure, the skills required and the…


Added by Cristina D'Alessandro on March 19, 2014 at 5:22am — No Comments

Should the Fight Against Poverty in Africa Start at the Local Level in Urban Contexts? How Can Data Availability at the Urban Level Help?

Development cannot work if it is only considered at the national level. Local successful development experiences can propel results beyond the boundaries of the local spaces for which they were primarily designed. This is especially true in urban contexts and for fighting poverty: results at the local level in urban spaces can spread across states.…


Added by Cristina D'Alessandro on March 17, 2014 at 8:44am — 3 Comments

Institutional Strengthening and the Capacity of NGOs to Deliver More Efficient and Effective Services: The Case of USAID/FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening Project

Institutional Strengthening is important for efficient and effective service delivery by NGOs, please visit the link below for a publication on my investigation of the same while focusing on three NGOs affiliated to USAID/FANIKISHA Institutional Strengthening project. Feel free to comment and share within professional networks.

Added by Stephen Otieno on March 16, 2014 at 11:37am — No Comments

Opportunity: Imagining the future of Africa 2025

This is an opportunity to participate in the 15th Annual of the Global Development Conference.

If you are currently a student enrolled in an African university and are 21 to 29 years old,speak out on the future of Africa 2025: What does the future hold for the African continent? What are the possible scenarios? How will the future be different from the Africa that exists today?

Write a paper of 15 000 characters (with spaces). Submissions will be judged for…


Added by Frejus THOTO on March 14, 2014 at 5:30am — No Comments

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