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Practitioners Activity Guide
CSOs working to apply the International Framework for CSO Development Effectiveness in their local contexts have important resources that they can refer to - the Implementation and Advocacy Toolkits that accompany the International Framework.
To further support country level implementation and strategic planning around the Istanbul Principles and enabling environment, Open Forum has developed a Practitioners Activity Guide .
The aim of this new resource is to train CSO practitioners to transmit the concepts and collective experience behind the International Framework and the accompanying Toolkits, and to help CSOs take those first conceptual and planning steps on the path to improving their effectiveness.
Based on the inputs from testing workshops with CSOs from all global regions, a finalized version of the Practitioners Activity Guide is now available.
Download a copy of the Practitioners Activity Guide:
Also download the Practitioner’s Activity Guide flyer
Between August and October 2012, a testing workshop based on a DRAFT Practitioners’ Activity Guide was carried out in each of the following regions: Africa, Asia, Latin America, MENA, North America and Europe (see the schedule of consultations here below).
Resources for testing this methodology:
- Facilitator’ Guidance Note and Sample Agenda:
REGIONAL CONSULTATION SCHEDULE
|Region||Date||Location||Organizing body||Contact information||Associated documents|
|Asia||9-11 October 2012||Cambodia (Phnom Penh)||Cooperation Committee of Cambodia (CCC)||Mi Nac: nac.mi ccc-cambodia.org||Draft Agenda and Concept Note; NEW Outcomes: - From facilitators: Draft Agendas 1; 2; Form; Comments: 1; 2; Moderator’s notes: 1; 2; Checklist; Resource 1; Resource 2; Resource 3; Resource 4; Resource 5; Resource 6; - From participants: Form; Case Study|
|Africa||20 to 22 September 2012||Cameroon (Yaounde)||Collectif des ONG pour la Securite Alimentaire et le Developpement Rural (COSADER)||Christine Andela: andelac yahoo.com||Agenda (in French); Outcomes in English and French|
|MENA||23-24 November 2012||Iraq (Erbil)||Iraqi Al Amal Association||Jamal: jamal.j iraqi-alamal.org||Facilitator’s Note with Agenda, Presentation|
|Latin America||17-19 October 2012||Bolivia (La Paz)||Red UNITAS||Susana Erostegui: direccionunitas redunitas.org||Invitation, Methodology, Agenda, Facilitators feedback, Participants feedback (in Spanish)|
|Latin America||20-22 September 2012||Nicaragua (Managua)||Coordinadora Civil||Luisa Molina: lumo327 gmail.com||Invitation; Concept Note; Agenda; Methodology; Report; Feedback from facilitators; Evaluation day 1; Evaluation day 2 (in Spanish)|
|North America||26-27 September 2012||Canada (Ottawa)||CCIC||Fraser Reilly-King: freillyking ccic.ca||Draft Agenda, Background material; NEW Presentation; Feedback from participants; Feedback from facilitators|
|Europe||15 - 16 October 2012||Greece (Athens)||PLATEAU||Fortis Vlachos: fotis.vlachos plateau.gr||NEW Agenda|