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…Continue
Added by Mona Niina Iddrisu on April 8, 2014 at 4:38pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Primrose Nanchani Manyalo on April 7, 2014 at 12:27pm — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Erasmus Mweene on April 4, 2014 at 9:07am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Beverly Hazvinei Chisepo on April 3, 2014 at 10:42am — No Comments
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
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…Continue
Added by Jemila Abdulai on March 31, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
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.…Continue
This week I would like to propose to the AfCoP members who don’t know already it the Global Development Professionals Network (http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network) on The Guardian website. It is a very interesting source of readings on development…Continue
Added by Cristina D'Alessandro on March 24, 2014 at 3:59am — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Jemila Abdulai on March 21, 2014 at 1:00pm — No Comments
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…Continue
Added by Anne Sophie Lambert on March 21, 2014 at 11:56am — No Comments
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…Continue
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…Continue
Added by Cristina D'Alessandro on March 19, 2014 at 5:22am — No Comments
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.…Continue
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
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
Is economic growth enough to spur development and…Continue
From Zachary Grays' monthly diversity feature in the American Evaluation Association's February Newsletter-
It is no secret the many exciting things in store for 2014 here at AEA. Summer Institute is a few short months away, and, before we know it, we will be convening in the Mile High City for …Continue
Added by Zachary Grays-AEA on March 10, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
The UNDP Global Centre for Public Service Excellence has launched on February 10th 2014 an e-discussion on “Reinvigorating Public Service” (https://undp.unteamworks.org/node/422612). While waiting for the AfCoP discussions to start, I would like to invite AfCoP members to have a look at this very…Continue