With training and facilitation we wish to expand people’s abilities and competences, at both individual and collective levels. To this end, UBORA facilitates tailor-made courses and specific tools based on each organization’s needs. UBORA sees training as a space for knowledge-building and sharing, where an open-minded respect for diversity encourages dialogue, feedback and participation.
Our training modules are flexible in terms of both format and schedule.
Our training modules will help you to:
· Identify and design the Theory of Change of an intervention / project / program as well as the strategic planning of an organization.
· Initiate or further develop a process of reflection or strategic planning.
· Reinforce the organization’s capacities through M&E internal systems training / specific modules.
The M&E systems implemented within the organization have to be useful not only for accountability and reporting purposes, but also to help the organization learn from its practices. We therefore believe that M&E systems need to be mixed and adapted to each organization, being consistent with its mission and vision, and its own theory of change. To set in motion these M&E systems the development of the organisation’s potential and human capacities is vital.
· Training & Facilitation in strategic planning using outcome mapping.
· Capacity-building training to improve organizational management.
· Suitable tools for team-building and team management.
· Capacity-building in Project cycle management intended for SCO and local NGO.
· Providing tools for Networking with organizations and programs, using, among
other approaches, capacity works.
· European Funding in Development (mainly in the field of university cooperation for Development).
· Training and consultancy can be managed through European tripartite training. The proportion of the available funding may reach 100% depending on the organization needs, type of training and number of participants involved. UBORA gives guidance as to the obtaining of this funding
Training and consultancy can be managed through European tripartite training. The proportion of the available funding may reach 100% depending on the organization needs, type of training and number of participants involved. UBORA gives guidance as to the obtaining of this funding.
MÉDICOS DEL MUNDO
Médicos del Mundo is an independent international development organization working to implement the right to health for all people, especially for those living in poverty, those suffering gender inequality and social exclusion or for victims of humanitarian crises. In international cooperation, this institution works in over 20 countries and territories, with 127 national organizations across nearly 60 projects and programs. Annually the country program coordinators meet together at the organisation headquarters in Madrid (about 40 people).
In 2014, they asked UBORA to deliver an in-job training session on the theory of change, which in turn would help to align the organisation with its focus on social change, to be defined and prioritised in the strategic planning process. This process created an opening reflection and internal debate on what it means at operational level to work focusing on social change and the Theory of Change at programmatic level and its relation with the overall organisational Theory of Change.
This has enabled the organization to reach further into what it really means to be an agent of change and social transformation, and how that process can be linked to the organisational strategies and capabilities. In 2014, within the framework of the Annual General Assembly, UBORA was asked to give a presentation on the same topic, extending its reflection with the participation of the organisation members/supporters.
The FCCD (Catalan Fund for Development Cooperation), created in 1986, is an organization of 278 Catalan municipalities and other supra-municipal bodies, which dedicates part of their budgets to solidarity and development cooperation programs.
In 2011, it launched an online training program to improve municipal decentralized cooperation capacities, including training follow-up with coaching. The program aimed to encourage the information exchange at managerial and technical level of municipalities in order to identify, share and expand their knowledge on:
• Rapid changing social, political and economic contexts of the countries where the FCCD cooperates.
• Policies and practices of decentralized cooperation framed in what is properly decentralised cooperation.
• Applying quality criteria in the Cooperation for development policies as well as within its projects and programs.
The FCCD asked UBORA to be responsible for the on-line training sub-modules on municipal decentralized cooperation.
UNIVERSITY OF GIRONA
The University of Girona, in its process of strengthening, consolidating and expanding its network of stakeholders, partners and international university programs, asked UBORA to conduct training sessions and capacity-building tailored to their needs, and strategic objectives. This included the identification of actors, instruments and inter-university programs especially in Europe. UBORA gave the training, which allowed the University of Girona to become acquainted with the programs, tools and objectives within the framework of inter-university programs and development of the European Commission and assess their technical capacities in order to identify, and ultimately lead in partnership European inter-university programs.
CEPRODIH (Centre for the Promotion of Human Dignity) is a Uruguayan organisation that works primarily with women at risk of social exclusion, women who have suffered domestic violence and women that are the head of households without resources or living on the streets often with their children. CEPRODIH provides a comprehensive service, from the reception in homes to training for employment (Promover Programme) and supports the creation of individual entrepreneurship initiatives or cooperative (Opportunity Program, Entrepreneurs Club).CEPRODIH needed to improve their capacities to formulate, monitor and evaluate their programs and projects.
Five training workshops were conducted by UBORA, addressed to the technical staff, allowing them to improve both the formulation and their M&E system. While a part of the training was based on the project cycle management and the logical framework approach, useful to the organisation for submitting future programs to the government and other donors, they were also introduced to other methods for M&E such as:
Outcome mapping, human rights-based approach, the most significant change, etc,
A participatory M&E system, adapted to the Opportunity Programme, was also developed to increase the organizational learning. It included elements of Outcome Mapping, which allowed, parallel to the monitoring of results, for the on-going assessment of the strategies implemented by the organisation. The Most Significant Change technique was also included as an additional tool to gather outcomes and results, thus bringing highly valuable information for assessing the programme Theory of Change, as well as shedding light on the personal empowerment processes of women participating in the Opportunity Programme.
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