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We are an international development consultancy
focused on creating learning spaces for social change

Established 1983   

 

 

 

Trust, Relationships & Innovation

We offer international development training coursesconsultancyin-house trainingfacilitationcoaching and events.

 

 

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We work with NGOs, bilateral and multilateral agencies, national governments, UN agencies and the private sector to build common purpose, develop potential, and discover new ways to stimulate positive change.


Featured course

Value for Money

(5 days)

Improve development effectiveness

£2350

London, UK, 21st - 25th October 2019

Through a mix of practical activities, theory and examples of effective practice you will learn how to:


- the rationale and main features of VfM


- how to apply a wide-range of VfM tools and techniques to manage your costs, improve efficiency and effectiveness


how to embed VfM within the project cycle and M&E system

how to communicate good VfM and influence management decisions for sustainability.

 


 

 

 

With over 36 years’ experience in international development,

we have worked with individuals and teams from more than 140 countries.

 

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Featured news  

 

Evaluation approaches training for WFP Asia Pacific region

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Tags: Consultancy, Evaluation, WFP, Theory of Change, Silvia Capezzuoli

Website: https://www.wfp.org/monitoring-evaluation-and-learning

  • WHY: To strengthen the capacity of country office Monitoring and Evaluation officers responsible for managing decentralised evaluations
  • WHO: WFP Regional Bureau for Asia and Pacific
  • WHAT: Training on ‘Evaluation design and approaches’
  • WHERE: Bangkok, Thailand
  • WHEN: September, 2019

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  • WHY: Knowledge Sharing
  • WHO: Alumnus Labana Steven
  • WHAT: Social mapping intergrated with GIS
  • HOW: Using video
  • WHERE: Malawi
  • WHEN: August 2019

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  • WHY: To support project and programme-level M&E people to make a case for using information and knowledge for evidence-based strategic decision making.
  • WHO: 16 development practitioners
  • WHAT: Training course
  • HOW: 5/10 days’ training
  • WHERE: Brighton, UK
  • WHEN: July 2019

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We will soon be publishing our Brochure for 2020.

Whether you’re planning ahead for your training or consultancy needs, or just want to read more about our facilitation approach make sure you get your copy! Read about our training course subject areas, tailor-made workshops, our Certificate in International Development offer, and about how we encourage positive behaviour change.

Please email post@imainternational.com to receive your pdf 2020 brochure. Do provide your postal address if you want to receive a copy through the post.    

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Relationships

We believe trust comes from the building of relationships, from the process of knowing individuals and organisations in a way which helps to construct and de-construct ideas and assumptions people strongly relate to and believe. We appreciate that our clients continue to invite us in at key points in their own growth and regard us as consultants they can trust to work relationally with them and support their organisations, programmes and people in new and multiple ways. 

Trust

We think a key component in bringing about transformational change is the concept of trust. Trust is key in all the work we do and...
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There is an increasing engagement and commitment to Knowledge Management (KM) and Knowledge Sharing (KS) in the International Development Community. A strong feature of a successful approach, and one which we advocate on our workshops and consultancies is that to look at KM through a people lens rather than purely through ICT. This reading of KM brings attention to the real day-today relating and practices in organisations, and a focus here can truly embed and institutionalise knowledge sharing. KM needs to be understood not as an isolated discipline but as an integral part of organisational culture, when knowledge is effectively...
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Transformational processes of change can often involve conflict. When a change process challenges people´s mind-sets, identities and relationships, an organisation can feel a bit shaken. It is not easy for any of us to leave our comfort zones, neither is it easy to manage this process. What can be done when people don’t like what they see in the mirror or just refuse to look?

Although organisations have visible structures, policies and procedures in place to help regulate organisational life, there is still an invisible dimension that we commonly refer to as the organisational culture. It relates to those unwritten norms and...
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In our fast changing global context, there’s a great space of possibilities for how leadership is perceived and exercised, and scope to approach leadership thinking and concepts from different angles. Although traditional leadership and management models still have a place, for us to reach the SDG’s we must enquire into what is now required of leadership – in a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, and how we can be part of expressing fitting leadership.   

Two qualities of fitting leadership are relational and emotional skills. Leaders who develop these skills are able to mediate and create safe...
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  • WHO: UNICEF
  • WHAT: Learning workshop
  • HOW: One day training
  • WHERE: Thailand
  • WHEN: March 2019

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  • WHO: Caritas Europe
  • WHERE: Brussels, Belgium
  • WHEN: May 2019

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  • WHAT: Training course
  • HOW: One week training
  • WHERE: Brussels, Belgium
  • WHEN: May 2019

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What our clients say

 

 'Knowledge Management' - Amira Barghout 

'Value For Money' - Ibitola Omotayo

'Monitoring and Evaluation' - Norman Moleele