General Discussion

Annual Meeting 2021 – Opening with a High-Level Policy Dialogue

by Maria-Alejandra Rivas -

This year the Annual Meeting will kick-off on the 13th of September with a high-level policy dialogue on ''Inclusive and Resilient Decentralisation and Local Governance Reforms and Institutions’’ open to the public: https://www.delog.org/news/details/annual-meeting-2021-opening-with-a-high-level-policy-dialogue

The opening event will take place on:
13th September 2021 | 02:30 pm – 04:00 pm (Central European Summer Time)

To register for the opening event, please click here.





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eLearning course Digitalisation For Development

by Maria-Alejandra Rivas -

The course on Digitalisation For Development is now available on the Learn4Dev platform. It explores the main concepts of digital dynamics, presents milestone documents on the wider policy framework of digitalisation, introduces EU objectives and strategies for the digital age and analyses how digital solutions can help with other challenges such as climate change.


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Contribute to a new joint initiative for a Green recovery training package

by Alicia GONZALEZ-GARCIA -



Hello, learn4dev members!

A new joint initiative is being organized within the network; find out how to be a part of it!

The European Commission – DG INTPA has launched a call for contributions to co-create an e-learning package on the global Green Recovery.

  • The objective is to set up a training cluster made up of members of EU Member States’ development agencies and institutions and the L4d network, building on the ‘Team Europe’ momentum, who will contribute with their already existent material or their expertise on topics related to the Green Recovery (i.e. circular economy, sustainable agri-food, green policies or green investments, among others).
  • This joint effort will give more visibility to these trainings and will support the learning needs that our organisations might still have in this subject.
  • During the first phase of the process, a mapping of available resources will be made to identify potential materials already produced that could form the package, as well as existing expertise among the organisations that could help build new products. The specific contribution by each member will be decided during the co-creation process and will depend on the available resources and expertise.

Submit your expression of interest by sending an email to the EU International Partnerships Academy Team (INTPA-ACADEMY@ec.europa.eu) by April 30th (free from engagement commitment). A meeting will be organised shortly after that date to coordinate the process.

Thanks for forwarding this call for contributions within your organisation to the concerned department. 

You can find the call for contributions here and don’t hesitate to contact the EU International Partnerships Academy team for more information. 

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online consultation on the WHO Global Learning Strategy

by Natalie Van den Plas -

(message from WHO)

Hi network members,

I am pleased to inform you that we are currently running an online consultation, on the draft WHO Global Learning Strategy. 

The goal of this Strategy is to make lifelong learning in health a genuine force for improving people’s health, protecting them from emergencies and ensuring universal health coverage and better health and well-being.

The objective of this consultation is to assess the level to which the approach, objectives and goal of the draft Learning Strategy respond to the life-long-learning needs and capacity development efforts in stakeholder organizations.

👉 Please participate in the online public consultation and share your feedback on the key parameters of the WHO Learning Strategy by following this link  http://delphi.stir.ac.uk/who

  • The study is in two parts - the first is a short survey about you and your organisation and the second is a Delphi study, designed to help a large number of people approach consensus on a number of questions.
  • This part of the study is repeated to give participants the opportunity to review their answers in light of those of others.
  • You will be asked to complete the first round now and the second a few days, after the first round is closed.  

Please do not forget to submit once you have answered all the questions. The end of round 1 has been set for 23rd of April.

You will receive an invitation by e-mail to complete the second round.

Thank you for your participation and please disseminate through your networks,

Christos Mylonas

WHO


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SAVE THE DATE: 3rd L4D webinar

by Maria-Alejandra Rivas -

Dear Learn4Dev colleagues,

 

The EU International Partnerships Academy (INTPA Academy) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) are happy to announce the 3rd Learn4Dev webinar, on the topic of the Digital Learning Journey, where we will explore the creation process of interactive e-learning courses and MOOCs.

Please save the date for April 22nd 2021, at 2:30 p.m. (CET) and kindly forward this invitation to the whole network and colleagues within your organisations. Agenda and connection details to follow.

Hoping to see you in great numbers on April 22nd

Best regards,

The EU International Partnerships Academy Team



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EU International Partnerships Academy

by Maria-Alejandra Rivas -

The European Commission’s Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development -DG DEVCO-, has become the Directorate-General for International Partnerships - DG INTPA . The new title, mission statement and structure complete a process that started when Commissioner Jutta Urpilainen became the first Commissioner for International Partnerships in the new ‘Geopolitical Commission’ of President von der Leyen. You can find more information about it here.

The e-learning platform DEVCO Academy has been renamed to EU International Partnerships Academy. Now, you can find the platform in a different url: webgate.ec.europa.eu/intpa-academy, and you can contact the team in a new email address: intpa-academy@ec.europa.eu 

We invite you to visit the platform, and feel free to subscribe to our newsletter if you’d like to be informed about new resources and updates. You can subscribe upon your first login onto the Academy, or by updating the privacy and policy agreements in your profile settings

Find more information about the Academy in this interactive presentation

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Invitation virtual exchange: February 11th (14h-15h30 CET)

by Natalie Van den Plas -

Topic: What changes are there to stay?

During this webinar we will shed a light on the positive changes of the digital way of working in learning settings. We’ll discuss the strength & limits of digital tools & their impact on the future way of working.

GIZ and Enabel will share their experience on which changes have had a positive impact on their activities. Following these short presentations, the members of the network will be invited to exchange on the following questions:

  • Which technique/platform/tools do you use? 
  • What are your experiences, what are limitations? 
  • What surprised you in a positive way? 
  • A look into the future: what changes are there to stay?  
Will you join us?

Register here

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Invitation - December 1st 2pm CET - How was learning affected?

by Natalie Van den Plas -

Join us for a virtual exchange (December 1st - 2pm CET)

We will look at how learning changed for individuals and how institutions, whose main mission is to provide access to various types of learning, have dealt with the new world situation during the pandemic. In this session, three Learn4dev member organizations will join forces to present their experiences and practices. Participants will also be invited to share their, views and contributions through discussions in break-out rooms.

Following the presentations, the members of the network will be invited to debate on the following:

  • What challenges did your institution face during the pandemic? How were learners affected?
  • What strategies were implemented to ensure that training continues to respond to the needs of your learners? 
  • What worked and did not work? What could have been done differently?
Register here

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