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Understanding and preventing modern forms of violence

Thursday 29 May

10:00-11:00 US Eastern Daylight Time / 15:00 UK / 16:00 Europe

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Added by Brian Lucas on May 26, 2014 at 4:30am — No Comments

Launching AfDB's Interactive Geo-Mapping Platform & 2014 Annual Dev't Effectiveness Review

The 2014 Annual Development Effectiveness Review (ADER) and AfDB's new interactive geo-mapping…


Added by Jemila Abdulai on May 21, 2014 at 6:30am — No Comments

Mobilizing Domestic Financial Resources for Africa’s Development

A very interesting and recent paper on the European Centre for Development Policy Management website ( focuses on African funds for development, pointing out the great potential of illicit financial flows.  In fact, the total illicit outflows from Africa between 1970 and 2008 are estimated to USD 1.8 trillion: a huge…


Added by Cristina D'Alessandro on May 19, 2014 at 5:20am — 9 Comments

My Takeaways from the Mexico Meeting on Development Effectiveness

I wish to share with you, highlights of the first High level Meeting of the Global Partnership for Development Effectiveness held in Mexico city from April 15-16, this event saw the participation of over 1500 delegates drawn from government, parliament, international organisations, academia, business…


Added by Mwiranga on May 18, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Why Evaluate? Lessons learned from the Afrik4R Learning and Planning Event

I am not a fan of ‘EVALUATION’, reason being I am human. Evaluation means transparency, it means accountability. It means that my mistakes and also the good things that I have done will be brought to light. And when that happens I may not be able to defend either of them, because then…


Added by Tindyebwa Ruth AIne on May 16, 2014 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

#CSOForumKigali at AfDB Annual Meetings - Participate online on May 20 & Make Your Voice Heard!

Are you a civil society organisation (CSO) member with ideas for enhancing results-oriented development across Africa? Here's your opportunity to make your voice heard!…


Added by Jemila Abdulai on May 16, 2014 at 4:00am — 1 Comment

Mapping to know about AfDB support to African countries

The geocoding of development interventions can significantly help inform policy makers, planning processes and tailoring policy to targets. As an expert in geographic information system, I am pleased to share with you a new and useful initiative on the continent: the African Development Bank (AfDB ) just…


Added by Dr. Adedeji, Oludare on May 15, 2014 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Media's Role in Strengthening Accountability

Wednesday 21 May 2014

USA Eastern 9:00-10:15 | UTC/GMT 13:00 | UK & West Africa 14:00 | Europe & Central Africa 15:00 | Eastern Africa 16:00

This webinar will be conducted using Google Hangouts.  You will be able to view the webinar on LenCD, on …


Added by Brian Lucas on May 13, 2014 at 5:51am — No Comments

Gender for Results (G4R) Regional Training - Workshop Documents, Insights & Photos

The Gender for Results (G4R) Knowledge and Training event took place in Tunis, Tunisia from April 8 to 10, 2014. A total of 27 gender leaders and representatives from 16 African countries participated in the three-day event.

The goals of the one-time event was to…


Added by Jemila Abdulai on May 12, 2014 at 8:30am — No Comments

Natural Resource Management for Results Workshop - Documents, Presentations & Photos

The Natural Resource Management for Results (N4R) Knowledge and Training event took place in Tunis, Tunisia last week from May 7 to 9, 2014. A total of 33 natural resource representatives from 16 African countries and 3 non-African countries participated in the 3-day event.

The goals of the one-time event was to ensure that natural resource representatives:…


Added by Jemila Abdulai on May 12, 2014 at 7:00am — No Comments

Mapping for Results

Geo-coded maps are powerful visualizing tools for development purposes: they permit to visualize maps at different scales, to select different layers of information needed/desired every time, to compare more than one map on a same screen, and to update constantly the information. These maps can enable and empower decision-makers, facilitate program planning and provide insights on…


Added by Cristina D'Alessandro on May 5, 2014 at 2:35am — 1 Comment

Workshops for leaders of communities of practice and networks

Who for?

  • Conveners, leaders or researchers of networks, communities of practice and social learning projects
  • People who want to keep up with best practices, refresh their skills or stay ahead of the field

Presented by two recognized leaders in the field the workshops are an opportunity to meet and collaborate with people from business,…


Added by Beverly Wenger-Trayner on April 30, 2014 at 5:29pm — No Comments

Development Aid Support Application on mobile phone

Development Aid Support Application on mobile phone - Please follow the link above to download it free:

Development Aid Support is an initiative by Knowledge for Development Without…


Added by AMOUZOU bedi on April 29, 2014 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Development Aid Support/Knowledge For Development Without Borders (KFDWB)

Knowledge for Development Without Borders (KFDWB) is an NGO, based in Vienna, Austria, whose mission is to identify current development issues and development best practices on the ground and to make this knowledge available to development organisations and local and national responsible bodies in order to highlight and alleviate the problems at a community level. Visit and join us on :…


Added by AMOUZOU bedi on April 29, 2014 at 11:23am — No Comments

Please do let me know what you would do as a doctor in the case below.

An engineer was involved in an accident and rushed to the hospital, and immediately admitted to the ICU. There was need for immediate surgery. As the doctor responsible for this patient, who would you contact first to give information about the incident and/ or surgery?

Added by Frank Odhiambo Ojwang on April 28, 2014 at 5:58am — 1 Comment

Private Equity Can Help Finance Private Sector Development in Africa: How Can Countries Support This Process?

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are crucial for African economies: their development is a priority for Africa’s transformation agenda. Their access to finance being too limited in Africa, private equity is an important opportunity for African countries to increase and diversify the sources of funding accessible to SMEs. How can African countries encourage and support private…


Added by Cristina D'Alessandro on April 28, 2014 at 12:53am — No Comments

Call for applications – VakaYiko small grants to build capacity for use of research evidence

The VakaYiko Consortiumis a three year project to build policy makers’ capacity to use research evidence. The small grants scheme is to support practitioners in low and middle income countries (LMIC) in building capacity for research use. We are interested in projects that will enhance our understanding of how policy makers can be supported, through practical measures, to make more effective use of evidence.…


Added by S Suliman on April 22, 2014 at 11:02am — No Comments

AfCoP is Part of the Organization of a Webinar on May 5th: Be Numerous to Participate

LenCD (Learning Network on Capacity Development: organizes with the African Capacity Building Foundation (ACBF) a live online webinar on the theme “Capacity for Regional Development and Economic Integration in Africa”. This extraordinary event includes AfCoP among the co-organizers and its members are then invited to participate widely to the event and…


Added by Cristina D'Alessandro on April 22, 2014 at 6:22am — No Comments

Supporting the Work of Think Tanks as a Sustainable Way to Obtain Development Results in Africa: How Could AfCoP Better Partner with African Policy Institutes?

Policy research is at the core of development results in Africa. Policy institutes, also commonly called think tanks, are the key actors producing policy research around the continent. They play a unique and very determinant function, providing public policy research, analysis and advice and very often independently from political powers. Policy institutes have then a crucial role in identifying problems, suggesting adapted policies and helping find strategies to implement them.



Added by Cristina D'Alessandro on April 17, 2014 at 6:00am — 4 Comments

Capacity for Regional Development and Economic Integration in Africa - Webinar

Monday 5 May 2014,  15:00-16:30 UTC/GMT

For details please visit:

Regionalism is the deliberate attempt by states to create formal mechanisms for dealing with transnational issues. There is strong support for regionalism and economic integration in Africa as a strategy for advancing its socio-economic endeavors, but previous attempts have yielded minimal economic…


Added by Brian Lucas on April 16, 2014 at 1:28pm — 1 Comment

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