Technological capability in small-scale development projects supported by UK-based NGOs.

by Gordon Wilson

Publisher: Development Policy and Practice Research Group, Open University in [Milton Keynes]

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Subsequently, technical assistance was offered to all state to support the development of their SEEDS by teams of consultants with relevant expertise. Benefits to Selected States. The Federal Government, together with a number of donors are committed to provide project matching grants to those States that perform well in the exercise. Between February 17 and June 4, , the Sheffield Institute for International Development (SIID) – a multidisciplinary research institute based at the University of Sheffield (UK) – conducted an open consultation, offering national and international NGOs, intergovernmental organisations, governmental agencies, think‐tanks, academic institutions, as well as individuals, the opportunity.   The World Economic Forum is an independent international organization committed to improving the state of the world by engaging business, political, academic and other leaders of society to shape global, regional and industry agendas. Incorporated as a not-for-profit foundation in , and headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland, the Forum is tied to no political, partisan or national interests. enables the transfer of necessary technological know-how as well as building up of economic, technical, and managerial capabilities for the efficient use and further development of transferred technology.” Moreover, the urgency of creating the technology facilitation mechanism was an emerging outcome of the Rio+20 Conference.

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Technological capability in small-scale development projects supported by UK-based NGOs. by Gordon Wilson Download PDF EPUB FB2

Technological capability, NGOs, and small-scale development projects Gordon Wilson Technological capability underpins economic development, but analysis of interviews with workers in international, UK-based NGOs suggests that it is rarely addressed explicitly when considering support for development work.

Instead, the core values of. Technological Capability, NGOs, and Small-Scale Development Projects UK-based NGOs suggests that it is rarely addressed explicitly when considering support for development work. As a smaller-sized, UK-based NGO working with local organisations internationally, we needed a realistic approach to project management that enhanced our focus on impact.

Toybox works in challenging contexts where children and young people face extreme hardships living or. Technological Development. The Intermediate Technology Development Group.

ITDG, an NGO registered in the United Kingdom, was founded in by E. Schumacher. It has done this through the development and commercialization of low-cost cooking stoves as well as small-scale, off-grid, sustainable energy supply technologies such as.

UK-based foundation the Indigo Trust helped fund iCow's development. Its executive Loren Treisman says: "It's exciting to see a technology-driven project.

This paper reviews the implications for industrial strategy of recent research on technological capabilities at the firm and national levels. After exploring the nature and determinants of microlevel technological development, a simple framework for explaining the growth of national capabilities is set out, based on the interplay of incentives, capabilities and institutions.

Organisations (NGO) sector and wider civil society. Aspiring and capable NGOs are critical to the development of civil society and democracy at large. NGOs enable citizens to further develop organisational capabilities and expertise on issues that directly.

and land in the face of a luxury urban development project, was supported by a number of NGOs who, in the early years collaborated together as the Boeung Kak Lake Working Group.

The NGO comprised human rights groups such as the Cambodian League for the Promotion and Defense of Human Rights (LICADHO), local and international NGO working on housing. The 10 Key Capabilities of Next-Generation Project Managers To succeed today, project managers need more skills and capabilities than ever before.

interpreted as the choice between small-scale change achieved directly through projects and large-scale change promoted indirectly through influence on the political system.

Operational NGOs have to mobilize resources, in the form of financial donations, materials or volunteer labor, in order to sustain their projects and programs.

Projects, Gittinger claims, are the “cutting edge” of development. 1 Hirschman calls them “privileged particles of the development process.” 2 Others note the central role that project management is assuming in the public administration of developing nations. “Programs and projects are increasingly used in developing countries in the.

Technology and Skills in the Construction Industry iv This project explores the skills required to meet the demands created by existing and emerging technologies in construction. The main focus is on innovative Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), particularly offsite construction.

United Nations This book presents the key debates that took place during the high-level segment of the Economic and Social Council, at which ECOSOC organized its first biennial Development.

and Development. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) are high-profile actors in the field of international development, both as providers of services to vulnerable individuals.

and communities and as campaigning policy advocates. This book provides a critical introduction to the wide-ranging topic of NGOs and development. Written by two. The monograph discusses the features of the development of small business and entrepreneurship in the national economy of Uzbekistan, the strategy and mechanisms of interaction between small and.

Annex I: Technology transfer projects for local production 65 Annex II: Technology transfer projects for local production 73 (organized with the support of WHO and the European Commission), 10–11 DecemberCape Town, having “innovative capability” –.

Donors tend to fund NGO development activities on a project-by-project basis; all the evaluations have therefore focused on the impact of these discrete projects. Because most donors have funded many hundreds of different NGO projects over the past 10 to 15 years (in alone, Sweden was funding.

Enhance scientific research, upgrade the technological capabilities of industrial sectors in all countries, in particular developing countries, including, byencouraging innovation and substantially increasing the number of research and development workers per 1 million people and public and private research and development spending.

1 AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT In order to report efficiently on the objectives outlined in Chapter 3, they have been clustered into logical groupings and structured into, as outlined below. Eligibility: UK-based charities prioritised, many of whom work in close partnership with smaller local NGOs based in the countries in which they operate.

The funder can consider providing some support towards the capacity-building of local NGO partners as part of a grant to support project delivery. Local CSOs will need to provide a reference. Training and development needs can be met in a variety of ways.

One approach is for the college/university to pay for faculty/staff to upgrade their skills. This may involve sending individuals to take courses or certificates. Many training and development needs can. THE ROLE OF NGOs IN RURAL DEVELOPMENT CASE STUDY OF WORLD VISION GHANA IN MFANTESMAN DISTRICT.

• Sand-pit capabilities need to be established where innovative solutions can be tried and tested In the future, information and technology will underpin and enable every aspect of the business operating model.

The Next Generation of IT Operating Models 6 Key Themes for CIO’s 3. Nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) are acknowledged to be critical to socioeconomic development in developing countries where government capacity and revenues are often very limited.

The last decade has been marked by a rapid growth of NGOs and an increased involvement of these organizations in the process of development (Werker and Ahmed. Since that time the book, as well as a practical guidance document on scaling up (4) have been published, and other resources completed or initiated.

ExpandNet has convened several other international meetings, and ExpandNet members have assisted country projects with the development of scaling-up strategies in Asia, Africa and Latin America. development planning process at an early enough stage to influence project or program design.

The focus of the Program is on social forestry and related strategies within a watershed management framework as an integrating mechanism for moving toward sustainability in land use and in natural resource-based development projects. Access to new tools and resources is easier than ever and the ability to scale projects through the ubiquity of technology all point to an opportunity for reimagining the work of NGOs.

Catholic Relief Services' (CRS) Cassava Initiative in Western Kenya is a prime example of information and communication technology (ICT) being implemented. Introduction. A goal without a plan is just a wish- Antoine de Saint-Exupery (French writer, – ).

What better way to describe the importance of planning in our day to day lives. Poverty reduction, poverty relief, or poverty alleviation, is a set of measures, both economic and humanitarian, that are intended to permanently lift people out of poverty.

Measures, like those promoted by Henry George in his economics classic Progress and Poverty, are those that raise, or are intended to raise, ways of enabling the poor to create wealth for themselves as a conduit of ending.

The development of these skills requires access to effective support and financial services, alliances with other chain actors and an enabling environment (Shepherd, ). Effective support services may be technical, managerial or financial in nature but they share several common factors.

There is a risk that the argument in support of ICTs for development will be used excessively, in support of projects that cannot otherwise be justified by more rational means. The attendant danger is that the concept of ICTs for poverty alleviation loses credibility among development planners and decision makers.Chapter 9 - Improving women farmers' access to extension services.

Janice Jiggins, R. K. Samanta, and Janice E. Olawoye. Janice Jiggins. is a consultant in Andelst, Netherlands, and a Visiting Professor in the Department of Rural Extension Studies, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

R. K. Samanta is a faculty member and the Head of the TOT Systems and Policies Unit, National Academy of.The technology team at an online retailer came up with an idea for enhancing payment processes, and it collaborated with the business team to find funding for the project and to design and build the prototype software that would support the process change.