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October 2018

International Training on Research Design & Methodology, Data management, Analysis, Inferences and Reporting

8 October - 19 October
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

Event Details: International Training on Research Design & Methodology, Data management, Analysis, Inferences and Reporting INTRODUCTION In order to conduct and evaluate any research, it is important to come up and embrace appropriate researchDesign & Methodology, Data management, Analysis, Inferences and Reporting standards for decision making. Without appropriate research design and methodology, the entire process is distorted interfering with the integrity of data collect leading to an inaccurate and inappropriate analysis of research findings. Improper statistical analyses distort scientific findings, mislead…

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Mobile Based Data Collection Skills for Monitoring and Evaluation processes Using Open Data Kit (ODK)

15 October - 19 October
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

Event Detail: ODK for Monitoring and Evaluation  INTRODUCTION Data collection and monitoring and evaluation (M&E) have always been integral parts of development work. In the past, these tasks were performed with paper and pen, which made them prone to error, difficult to conduct on a large scale, and high in transaction costs. COURSE OBJECTIVES The course will introduce participants to tools and techniques to gather data for project/programme outcomes to stakeholders using innovative Mobile data gathering tools. At the end of…

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Training on Data Processing using Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro)

15 October - 19 October
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

Event Details: Training on Data Processing using Census and SurveyProcessing System (CSPro)  INTRODUCTION The data processing is responsible for manual editing and coding of questionnaires, data entry, computer editing and tabulation of products like the population database for all Surveys and Censuses. The data processing division has established its editing, coding and data entry in different spaces of place. The Census and Survey Processing System (CSPro) is a tool for entering, editing, tabulating and disseminating data from surveys and censuses. This…

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Grant Management Training

22 October - 26 October
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

Event Details: Grant Management Training INTRODUCTION This course is comprehensive on grants management and fundraising, spanning the grants lifecycle from pre-award through grant closeout. The course provides the Federal, pass-through, and recipient workforces with the knowledge and skills they need to improve program and public accountability, efficiency, and outcomes for beneficiaries. TRAINING OBJECTIVES Identify and understand the critical terms and conditions of grant aid for donor-funded projects Ensure compliance with donor terms and conditions Understand the donor requirements in relation to…

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Training on Drought Contingency Planning

22 October - 26 October
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

INTRODUCTION Strengthening drought disaster preparedness at global, regional and national is critical to save lives, protect livelihoods and strengthen recovery from disasters and crises. However, significant gaps exist in the many international development systems in the coordination of disaster and emergency preparedness efforts. These can be addressed by better integrating contingency planning into organizational processes through establishing agreed standards and tools for multi-hazard emergency preparedness. Drought contingency planning ensures that individuals and organizations know what to do when drought strikess,…

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Qualitative Research Data Management and Analysis Using NVivo Training

29 October - 2 November
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

Event Details: Qualitative Research Data Management and Analysis UsingNVivo Training  INTRODUCTION The systematic and rigorous preparation and analysis of qualitative data are usually time-consuming and labor intensive. To lessen this burden, it is important that researchers become aware of NVivo. NVivo has features such as character-based coding, rich text capabilities and multimedia functions that are crucial for qualitative data management. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This is a general course targeting participants wishing to analyze rich messy qualitative data. The participants can be…

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Climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategy Training

29 October - 2 November
Versed Professional Services, 9656-00300
Nairobi, n 00300 Kenya
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Event Details: Climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategy Training INTRODUCTION The significance and importance of evaluating vulnerability and adaptation strategies is that it identifies and measures the level of the short- and long-term threats (natural disasters, climate change) and the ability to cope with these threats, guides and supports decision-making, government policies, planning, international aid and investment, helps and orientates processes for deciding on priorities in strategies and initiatives to reduce vulnerability and adapt and, finally, for defining and applying measures…

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Training on Achievement of Gender Equity in Development Projects

29 October - 2 November
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

INTRODUCTION This training is aimed at building the capacity and commitment of participants to undertake programs targeted at eradicating gender-based violence and to develop a new movement for gender equality. This course offers a detailed examination of the concepts of gender, gender-based violence, sexuality, and rights. It further seeks to explore the impact of gender-based violence on various sectors of development e.g, education, health and agricultural development. TRAINING OBJECTIVES The overall purpose of the training programme is to increase participant’s…

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Protecting Children’s Health in Emergency and Disasters Training

29 October - 2 November
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

Event Details: Protecting Children’s Health in Emergency and disaster training  INTRODUCTION Although many emergencies and disasters are often unpredictable, much can be done to reduce their health impact by reducing the risks and by strengthening the response capacity of communities at risk. Population growth, expansion into previously uninhabited areas, and environmental degradation have all increased the exposure of most countries to natural hazards including cyclonic storms, floods, and famine, while exposure to hazards such as earthquakes and tsunamis is ever-present in…

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Sustainable Local Economic Development training

29 October - 2 November
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

Event Details: Sustainable Local Economic Development training INTRODUCTION The focus of this course is on creating and managing multi-stakeholder processes that take place in the local and regional urban economy. Regions and localities are faced with two major trends in opposite directions: internationalization and decentralization. Internationalization exacerbates the interactions between the global and the local levels but operates selectively. KEY TAKEAWAYS Conceptualizing local economic development studies Why has LED become an issue? - Globalization, cohesion, and competitiveness Why has LED become…

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November 2018

International Training on Research Design & Methodology, Data management, Analysis, Inferences and Reporting

5 November - 16 November
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

Event Details: International Training on Research Design & Methodology, Data management, Analysis, Inferences and Reporting INTRODUCTION In order to conduct and evaluate any research, it is important to come up and embrace appropriate researchDesign & Methodology, Data management, Analysis, Inferences and Reporting standards for decision making. Without appropriate research design and methodology, the entire process is distorted interfering with the integrity of data collect leading to an inaccurate and inappropriate analysis of research findings. Improper statistical analyses distort scientific findings, mislead…

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Training on Conflict Resolution, Negotiation and Mediation

5 November - 9 November
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

Event Details: Training on Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, and Mediation  INTRODUCTION Conflict is an inevitable part of our lives but how we view it and how we deal with it can turn it from being an unpleasant experience into one where we learn and grow. The underlying factors that cause conflicts are usually in place long before the outbreak of violence. It is the escalation in particular that in most cases turns a peaceful situation, into a destructive and deadly conflict. WHO…

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Effective Grant Proposal Writing Training

5 November - 9 November
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

Event Details: Training on Conflict Resolution, Negotiation, and Mediation  INTRODUCTION Conflict is an inevitable part of our lives but how we view it and how we deal with it can turn it from being an unpleasant experience into one where we learn and grow. The underlying factors that cause conflicts are usually in place long before the outbreak of violence. It is the escalation in particular that in most cases turns a peaceful situation, into a destructive and deadly conflict. WHO…

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Record Management Training

5 November
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

Event Details: Record Management Training INTRODUCTION This records management training provides officers with procedures based on best practices for the management of records at the workplace. The training will serve as an introduction to the responsibilities of record keepers and managers working in the private sector, government and non-profit environments, particularly the theoretical principles, methodologies and practical administration of such programs. DURATION 5 days LEARNING OBJECTIVES At the end of the training, the learner will be able to: Learn basic skills…

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Child Centered Disaster Risk Reduction Training

5 November @ 09:00 - 16:00
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

Event Details: Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction Training INTRODUCTION Child-centered disaster risk reduction (CCDRR) is a process to strengthen the community’s resilience. Children become activists and mobilize community through influencing individuals, peer groups, and other stakeholders towards the achievement of resilience in communities in times of disaster. CCDDR complements to national action plans for children through empowering children and community as whole towards disaster risk reduction. TRAINING OBJECTIVES Child CenteredCommunity Development (CCCD) The relationship between Development and Disasters An understanding of CBDRR…

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Training on Transport and Logistics Management

5 November @ 09:00 - 16 November @ 16:00
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

Event Details: Training on Transport and Logistics Management  INTRODUCTION Logistics and transport are essential functions affecting organizations’ functioning, their economy, and their competitiveness. Whether delegates work in a transport or logistics function, or in any part of the supply chain, training and courses can help you and your employees develop new skills and refresh existing skills, improve performance and extend their career opportunities. WHO SHOULD ATTEND? This training is ideal for those staff already working in logistics, transport or supply chain…

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Farmer Field School (FFS) Training 12th – 16th November, 2018

12 November - 16 November
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

Event Details: Farmer Field School Training INTRODUCTION Farmer field school (FFS) is a group-based learning process that brings together concepts and methods from agroecology, experiential education and community development. It also involves regular field observations and group analysis. It is a major undertaking towards the realization of sustainable agriculture as it helps farmers make their own locally specific decisions about crop management practices. Special group activities encourage learning from peers, and strengthen communicative skills and team building. This training course is…

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Gender Based Violence Training

12 November - 16 November
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

EVENT: Gender-Based Violence Training  INTRODUCTION This training is aimed at building the capacity and commitment of participants to undertake programs targeted at eradicating gender-based violence and to develop a new movement for gender equality. The course offers a detailed examination of the concepts of gender, gender-based violence, sexuality, and rights. It further seeks to explore the impact of gender-based violence on various sectors of development e.g. education, health and agricultural development. TRAINING OBJECTIVES The overall purpose of the training programme is…

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Social Protection and Safety Nets Training

12 November - 16 November
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

Event Details: Social Protection and Safety Nets Training INTRODUCTION Social protection is a subset of public actions that help address risk, vulnerability and chronic poverty. Social transfers and social services are a long-term investment. They carry lifetime benefits and high individual and social returns. Social protection aims at ensuring groups and individuals to live a fulfilling life, taking into consideration the role of the state in facilitating this, and the vulnerabilities of particular groups or individuals. TRAINING OBJECTIVES The training aims…

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Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture and Rural Development Training

12 November @ 09:00 - 16 November @ 17:00
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

Event Details: Gender Mainstreaming in Agriculture and Rural Development Training INTRODUCTION Agriculture is central to the livelihoods of the rural poor and in the attainment of suitable development goals; gender equality further plays a crucial role in the achievement of these goals. However, gender differences arising from the socially constructed relationships between men and women affect the distribution of resources between them and cause many disparities in development. Consequently; gender issues must be addressed because agriculture can be the engine of…

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Agribusiness Enterprise Development and Management Training

12 November @ 09:00 - 16 November @ 17:00
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

Event Details: Agribusiness Enterprise Development and Management Training INTRODUCTION The agriculture sector plays an important role towards rural development which in turn plays a vital role towards economic development being one of the major sources of income in developing countries. It is a major creator of jobs and plays a key role towards the realization of food security in any particular nation. This training program is intended to help the participants embrace agribusiness enterprise development to promote rural development, economic development…

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Climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategy Training

12 November @ 09:00 - 16 November @ 16:00
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

Event Details: Climate change vulnerability and adaptation strategy Training INTRODUCTION The significance and importance of evaluating vulnerability and adaptation strategies is that it identifies and measures the level of the short- and long-term threats (natural disasters, climate change) and the ability to cope with these threats, guides and supports decision-making, government policies, planning, international aid and investment, helps and orientates processes for deciding on priorities in strategies and initiatives to reduce vulnerability and adapt and, finally, for defining and applying measures…

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Multi-Hazard risk assessment Training

12 November @ 09:00 - 21 November @ 16:00
Appleton Resort Westlands, Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya + Google Map

Event Details: Multi-Hazard risk assessment Training INTRODUCTION This course deals with the procedures to collect, analyze and evaluate spatial information for risk assessment from natural and human-induced hazards (such as geological hazard, hydro-meteorological hazards, environmental hazards and technological hazards). The course will guide you through the entire process of risk assessment, on the basis of a case study of a city exposed to multiple hazards, in a developing country (RiskCity). Also, a number of case studies are used in Europe (Italy,…

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