General Discussion

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:, and you can contact the team in a new email address: 

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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Update on the Annual Meeting 2020 of the network

by Natalie Van den Plas -

We would have loved to welcome you to Paris at the end of May for our Annual meeting hosted by IIEP (International Institute for Educational Planning). Unfortunately due to COVID-19 we decided that our next face-to-face AM will only take place in 2021.

Curious about the theme? The AM 2021 will focus on how to create a gender transformative learning environment. This means we will discuss among other things which resistances and bias can hinder gender equality in training and what strategies can be followed to promote gender equality principles in all phases of training. We're already looking forward to it! 

What does this mean for 2020? The learn4dev network is looking into organising smaller activities such as webinars and online exchanges that will replace the AM2020. So we'll keep you posted on this and hope to see you virtually really soon!  #staysafe


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Welcome to the new Learn4dev website!

by Vladiana APETROAIE -

This is an environment destined to sharing and working together more effectively, harmonising our vision of development and coordinating the global impact of the sustainable development goals, through joint learning and mutual support. In order to facilitate coming together in this common space, we need a platform that is easy to use, more intuitive, dynamic and easily customisable.

The Moodle-based website will answer plenty of these needs, being a free, open source LMS with a modern layout, specifically designed for learning and sharing. The interactivity of the fora will be supported by a clean, simple and easily accessible look-and-feel, whereas the learning materials produced by the network partners will be easily shared and integrated.

Furthermore, the new design will ease access to meeting reports and other documents, which can be organised by date and topic, in an orderly manner, in view of enabling the storage of these documents of general interest and of speeding up the updating process.

We therefore invite you to explore the new possibilities and we wish you happy learning and productive sharing of ideas!

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New course uploaded on the website

by Vladiana APETROAIE -

Dear Learn4Dev community, we are pleased to inform you that a course on the topic of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has been published. The course focuses on providing an understanding of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, as well as on the means of their implementation within DG DEVCO. The course can be found under the “Courses” category on the website. Don’t forget that your active participation and feedback on the available learning resources is essential.

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