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  • WHY: To build practitioners’ self-awareness, confidence and skills in their service as accountable decision-makers.
  • WHO: IMA International
  • WHAT: Training course
  • HOW: 5 days workshop
  • WHERE: Bangkok
  • WHEN: November 2018
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Leadership and Management in International Development training in Bangkok
  • WHY: To increase the transparency and openness of development resource flows.
  • WHO: International Aid Transparency Initiative
  • WHAT: Ten years since the International Aid Transparency Initiative set up.
  • HOW: By bringing together governments, multilateral institutions, private sector and civil society organisations.
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International Aid Transparency Initiative, one decade on:
  • WHY: To champion improvements in the country’s shrimp fisheries management
  • WHO: FAO Brazil
  • WHAT: Consultancy
  • HOW: 5 days tarining
  • WHERE: Brazil
  • WHEN: 26 - 30 November 2018
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Supporting FAO Brazil REBYC II LAC team
  • WHY: To enable those responsible for project or programme-level M&E benefit from the latest M&E thinking and practice, including results approaches.
  • WHO: 15 participants
  • WHAT: Monitoring and Evaluation
  • HOW: 5/10 days workshop
  • WHERE: Cape Town
  • WHEN: October 2018
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Monitoring and Evaluation training in Cape Town
  • WHY: To support a step-wise guide for the implementation of international legal and policy instruments related to deep sea fisheries and biodiversity conservation in areas beyond national jurisdiction.
  • WHO: University of Strathclyde / FAO’s Legal Office / Fisheries Specialists
  • HOW: Consultancy/ Workshop
  • WHERE: Bangkok
  • WHEN: November 2018
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Improving management of Marine Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction (ABNJ)
  • WHY: To introduce the in-depth exploration and practical applications of different tools including multi-criteria analysis and multi criteria decision-making, CBA, SROI and bottom line outcomes.
  • WHO: IMA International / New Economics Foundation
  • WHAT: Training course
  • HOW: 5 days workshop
  • WHERE: London
  • WHEN: 29 October 2018
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Value for Money training in London
  • WHY: To look collectively at how the Caritas network in this region can share and use its rich knowledge. To explore knowledge management, better understand key concepts, share cases, challenges and to develop good practice
  • WHO: 17 representatives from Caritas organisations in Europe
  • WHAT: KM training
  • HOW: 2 days workshop
  • WHERE: Prague
  • WHEN: October 2018
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Caritas Europe Knowledge Management workshop
  • WHY: To foster a cohort of regional FARE trainers able to deliver the FARE course nationally and in the region.
  • WHO: Fisheries and Aquaculture Response to Emergency (FARE)
  • WHAT: Hands-on continuous mini-session practice
  • HOW: 3 days workshop
  • WHERE: Caribbean
  • WHEN: October 2018
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Ensuring fisheries are included in disaster assessment and response
  • WHY: To bring the whole APEFE headquarters team together to learn about knowledge management.
  • WHO: APEFE
  • WHAT: KM training
  • HOW: 5 days workshop
  • WHERE: Brussels/Belgium
  • WHEN: October 2018
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KM in support of APEFE’s strategic planning process
  • WHY: To explore how to implement IMA´s Theory of Change approach and tool in the GP planning and M&E System.
  • WHO: Greenpeace
  • WHAT: Theory of Change training
  • HOW: 2 days workshop
  • WHERE: Spain
  • WHEN: June 2018
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A 2 day workshop for Greenpeace Spain
  • WHY: To develop further a training workshop content to ensure improved legal management of fisheries and the environment in areas beyond national jurisdiction
  • WHO: Chris Grose (IMA) with FAO Rome (legal and fisheries) and Strathclyde University staff
  • WHAT: Writeshop on Deep Sea Fisheries Law in Practice
  • HOW: Writeshop facilitated by IMA over a two day period producing a written document and plan of action
  • WHERE: FAO Headquarters, Rome, Italy
  • WHEN: 21 - 22 June, 2018
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Writeshop on Deep-Sea Law in Practice Training (DEEP FLIP)
  • WHAT: Lesotho Data for Sustainable Development Project
  • WHERE: Lesotho
  • WHEN: October 2017
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A Results Based Management and Training of Trainers workshop in Lesotho
  • WHY: To facilitate Dinamia’s Strategic Planning Process considering perceptions and expectations of different actors inside and outside Dinamia.
  • WHO: Dinamia
  • WHAT: Knowledge Management and Sharing Training
  • HOW: Consultancy
  • WHERE: Madrid
  • WHEN: February 2018
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Strategic Planning Process at Dinamia
  • WHY: To presented solid strategies for supporting the development/revision of pilot site fisheries management plans.
  • WHO: EAFM
  • WHAT: Training of Trainers
  • WHERE: Tarcoles, on Pacific coast of Costa Rica
  • WHEN: December 2017
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EAFM Training of Trainers
  • WHY: To improve technology generation and dissemination within and among participating countries in southern Africa
  • WHO: Ministry of Agriculture, Mozambique
  • WHAT: Monitoring and Evaluation
  • HOW: 10 days tailor made workshop
  • WHERE: UK
  • WHEN: October 2017
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Researchers develop Strategy
  • WHY: To develop of what M&E means to ACRA.
  • WHO: NGO ACRA
  • WHAT: Monitoring and Evaluation
  • HOW: workshop
  • WHERE: Milan, Italy
  • WHEN: September 2017
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ToC and MandE with ACRA
  • WHY: To support AVERT thinking process in their next 5 year Strategic Plan.
  • WHO: AVERT
  • WHAT: KM training
  • HOW: workshop
  • WHEN: August 2017
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Developing Strategic Plan
  • WHY: To designe a Participatory M&E system integrated with qualitative data collection and analysis.
  • WHO: WWF Russia
  • WHAT: Monitoring and Evaluation
  • HOW: workshop
  • WHERE: Murmansk, Russia
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Supporting WWF Russia staff

A rare occurrence happened last week, four of our in-house consultants were in the office at the same time!

It was a perfect opportunity to ask them what they have been up to and what they have got planned in our first vlog!

If you have questions you would like to hear our consultants answer or topics you would like them to discuss in the next one, please leave a comment.

Thanks, Ruth Jolly, Chris Grose, Giulio Ghirardo & Silvia Capezzuoli.
 

 

 

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Our 1st vlog
  • WHY: To support fisheries management in Mexico
  • WHO: Mexican Government Agencies
  • HOW: Consultancy
  • WHERE: Mexico
  • WHEN: May 2017
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Essential EAFM in Mexico
  • WHY: To reflect and learn on the 5-year experience of implementing the IAPP Project with a qualitative retrospective approach, specifically focusing on capacity development elements to generate recommendations to help for similar future project design
  • WHO: The Integrated Agricultural Productivity Project (IAPP) & Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Technical Assistance (TA) component
  • WHAT: We designed & facilitated a 'Reflection and Learning Workshop’ to review the 5-year IAPP project which was a collaboration between the Government of Bangladesh, GAFSP, The World Bank & FAO
  • HOW: Using exercises, activities, and discussions that encouraged reflection, organisational learning and uncovered tacit knowledge
  • WHERE: Dhaka/Coxs Bazaar, Bangladesh
  • WHEN: September 2016
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Reflection and Learning Workshop
  • WHY: Support as part of their learning and development
  • WHO: International HIV/AIDS Alliance
  • WHAT: Action Learning Sets and coaching for managers.
  • HOW: We facilitated regular Action Learning Sets for groups, facilitated a series of Managers’ Forums, Key topics were discussed and recommendations put forward, ALS were conducted face to face, Coaching workshops
  • WHERE: Brighton, UK
  • WHEN: September 2014 – December 2015
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Using Action Learning Sets
  • WHY: To identify key transformations in women´s lives and measure shifts in power towards women
  • WHO: Women participating in ActionAid women’s rights programmes
  • WHAT: An evaluation of ActionAid’s work on women’s rights and development of a methodology
  • HOW: A 3 day workshop the worked with up to seven leaders from the community groups to identify key transformations in women´s lives and to analyse power dynamics behind these changes
  • WHERE: UK, Cambodia and Rwanda
  • WHEN: February – June 2016
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An evaluation of women’s rights
  • WHY: To harmonise the knowledge among middle managers and senior programme and project staff around key concepts for effective management.
  • WHO: MSDSP Aga Khan Foundation
  • WHAT: Facilitating a 5 day workshop on management in general with a focus on Project cycle, KM, M&E and Leadership
  • HOW: Exercises & discussion
  • WHERE: Dushanbe, Tajikistan
  • WHEN: February 2016
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A 5-day workshop on management
  • WHY: BRAC’s focus on KM is to maximise collective experience and secure KM resources for BRAC to have greater impact and influence at scale. To raise KM awareness, foster momentum and share practical KM skills.
  • WHO: Building Resources Across Communities (BRAC) Bangladesh
  • WHAT: Fostering Knowledge Management (KM) and knowledge sharing processes in BRAC and also to help develop a KM strategy and roadmap for the organisation.
  • HOW: Facilitated learning on KM concepts and key practices, focus groups, the co-creation of a draft KM roadmap and strategy
  • WHERE: Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • WHEN: February - June 2016
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Fostering KM and KS processes
  • WHY: To harmonise the different components of the National Multi-sector Action Plan and to make explicit clear pathways on how to fight stunting and reduce malnutrition in Tanzania.
  • WHO: Tanzania Food and Nutrition Centre
  • WHAT: Facilitation of a 4 days multi-stakeholder workshop on Theory of Change and Complexity
  • HOW: A different range of participatory tools was utilised during the process, including embodied learning, reflective practice and constellation work
  • WHERE: Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • WHEN: June – July 2016
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A multi-stakeholder workshop
  • WHY: For the harmonisation of the staff around the concept of Theory of Change and Results Based Management. CTA was in the process of finalising their main result framework to be presented to the EU for further funding.
  • WHO: CTA – Technical Centre for Agriculture and Rural Cooperation ACP – EU
  • WHAT: Theory of Change and RBM lab, Design and facilitation of a 2 days’ workshop at CTA’s Headquarters. The contract is also part of an extended support in distance.
  • HOW: A log frame repair workshop and the classic Theory of Change workshop and Power Analysis.
  • WHERE: Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • WHEN: July 2016 – September 2016
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Theory of Change and RBM lab
  • WHY: We were contacted to support a Theory of Change process for WWF Sweden in the designing of their rationale
  • WHO: WWF Sweden ToC - SIDA
  • WHAT: Supporting the next 5 years SIDA application process by WWF for the Role of Civil Society in Nature Conservation. 3 workshops organised plus webinars and distance support.
  • HOW: The 1st workshop had a basic ToC agenda with some critical question around the role of Civil Society in Nature Conservation. The 2nd workshop was a multi-stakeholder workshop with coordinators coming from over 10 Countries to start building together
  • WHERE: Stockholm, Sweden
  • WHEN: October 2016 - April 2017
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Supporting the next 5 years SIDA application process by WWF
  • WHY: The aim of this project is to increase the capacity and pace for technology scouting, absorption, adaptation and innovation in developing and least developing countries. Also, to foster a collaboration strategy and increased teamwork.
  • WHO: WIPO- World Intellectual Property Organisation
  • WHAT: ‘Work as One’ retreat for ASPAC-WIPO
  • HOW: Explore the case for Enabling IP Environment Project, Understand each others’ roles + contributions, Apply RBM, Develop a shared results framework, Agree individual actions that contribute to shared project
  • WHERE: Geneva/ Crozet, Switzerland/ France
  • WHEN: May 2016
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'Work as One’ retreat for ASPAC-WIPO
  • WHY: In order to evaluate the organisation performance and effectiveness of their programs and Initiatives. This is part of a broader activity to design the next Strategic Plan 2015 – 2020
  • WHO: WRAPA – Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternatives
  • WHAT: Organisational Assessment
  • HOW: a Theory of Change approach dive for the purpose of uncovering the organisational culture and unpacking the values.
  • WHERE: Abuja, Nigeria
  • WHEN: December 2014 – March 2015
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Organisational Assessment
  • WHY: As part of IDS’s support to SDC’s Participation and Equity (PyE) municipal governance and development programme in Cuba
  • WHO: Cuban NGO leaders
  • WHAT: The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) and IMA International recently collaborated to deliver a training course in Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation.
  • HOW: IMA invited guest speakers and facilitators, including associate Iñigo Retolaza, Dr Alejandra Boni and Dr Sergio Belda from the faculty of the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
  • WHERE: Valencia, Spain
  • WHEN: February – March 2016
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Participatory MEL
  • WHY: To advocate for broader social protection in Kenya.
  • WHO: WFP
  • WHAT: Social Protection systems for Kenyan government officials.
  • HOW: Consultancy
  • WHERE: Kenya
  • WHEN: December 2016
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Training of trainers in Kenya
  • WHY: To improve food security in Ethiopia.
  • WHAT: Monitoring and Evaluation
  • HOW: Training
  • WHERE: Bangkok
  • WHEN: November 2016
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Logframe topics training
  • WHO: EAFM
  • HOW: Consultancy
  • WHEN: June 2016
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Natural resources management

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 (They taught me all I knew);
Their names are What and Why and When 
 And How and Where and Who."

-Rudyard Kipling