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People’s participation in development Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

People’s participation in development Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

Development Sector, Entrepreneurship
A new article published in the journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies provides a case study from the Galapagos islands. Entitled “Entrepreneurial Ecosystems as contested spaces”, my article discusses entrepreneurship in a development context.  Ever since I first became a researcher in international development, I had always wanted to observe people’s participation in a local government setting along with the nature of people’s dialogue and way they are able to affect change through their participation.  As the COVID-19 pandemic hit the islands, I finally got my opportunity when the local government participatory development process was moved to a virtual environment. This meant that meetings were recorded in Zoom, and I was able to gain access to the recordings and the outputs produced by facilitators.The Galapagos islands have a Special Regime…
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New Training Partner: VRS Consult

New Training Partner: VRS Consult

Partners, PM4NGOs, Project DPro Certification, Training
VRS Consult es una firma consultora especializada en el fortalecimiento de organizaciones internacionales, nacionales y locales, a través de consultoría y formación, desarrollando soluciones, metodologías y herramientas adaptables a las necesidades de cada organización atendida. VRS Consult is a consulting firm specialized in organizational strengthening of international, national and local organizations, through consulting and training, developing solutions, methodologies and tools adaptable to the needs of each organization served.A VRS Consult é um escritório de consultoria especializado no fortalecimento de organizações internacionais, nacionais e locais, através de consultoria e treinamento, desenvolvendo soluções, metodologias e ferramentas adaptáveis às necessidades de cada organização atendida. Continue reading
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New Training Partner: OKA Project Management & Strategic Leadership

New Training Partner: OKA Project Management & Strategic Leadership

Partners, PM4NGOs, Project DPro Certification, Training
OKA Project Management & Strategic Leadership is a company dedicated to consulting, implementation, and training on PMO, projects, programs, and portfolio management and to provide strategic leadership, organizational resilience (continuity of operations/business continuity/disaster recovery/incident management/crisis communication & management) to several municipalities, government agencies, NGOs, Credit Unions, and other private organizations in Puerto Rico, LATAM and USA. "We are an amalgamation of top education, experience, talent, skill, creativity, & innovation. Since year 2000, our lead professionals have acquired vast experience leading project management and business continuity management teams from mid to high level complexity projects and programs. We are a group of Professionals who have over 50 years of professional experience and are totally focused and oriented to implement strategy to support our clients to achieve their organizational goals while helping…
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Lanzamiento de la Clínica de Innovación Social (CISUES) en El Salvador

Lanzamiento de la Clínica de Innovación Social (CISUES) en El Salvador

Development Sector, Humanitarian Sector, Partners
La Cooperación Internacional para el desarrollo en su agenda internacional de la ayuda requiere por parte de los actores sociales, intervenciones y estrategias más sofisticadas.  Esta semana se inauguró la Clínica de Innovación Social (CISUES) en la Facultad de Ciencias Sociales y Jurisprudencia de la Universidad de El Salvador. El CISUES es una iniciativa que proporcionará práctica a los estudiantes, con la tutoría de profesores experimentados, y la oportunidad para las organizaciones locales en El Salvador de recibir apoyo técnico y tutoría, tanto a largo plazo como para necesidades específicas del proyecto. Los principales objetivos del CISUES son: Crear espacios de aplicación de conocimientos teórico-prácticos para los estudiantes de pregrado y posgrado, y docentes de la Facultad de Jurisprudencia y Ciencias Sociales de la Universidad de El Salvador.Asesorar a los…
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Project Management in Creative Contexts

Project Management in Creative Contexts

PM4NGOs
My name is Cecília, I am a project manager and advertising professional. During my career I had the opportunity to join the two areas and work as a project manager in advertising companies, which showed me the peculiarities of applying project management in spaces that are essentially creative. Continue reading
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Where do projects come from?

Where do projects come from?

PM4NGOs
Projects and the funding for projects can take many different forms, depending on the context, the organizational structure, and strategy of the organization. While there may be different mechanisms in which projects are developed and funded, the framework from which we approach projects remains the same. Continue reading
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Project DPro Practitioner: a rewarding experience

Project DPro Practitioner: a rewarding experience

Project DPro, Project DPro Certification, Project Management
by Dennis Michael Mehlau I recently had the pleasure of completing my Project DPro Practitioner certification. It was a time-consuming and intense, yet incredibly rewarding experience. The concept of performing different sets of activities to become a practitioner is great and exactly what is needed to make this experience meaningful and sustainable. Combining mini-courses on technical and soft-skill topics with informal learning activities like attending webinars and reading books and articles is state of the art. Adding dedicated activities where you are required to share your knowledge with your community, like writing articles or giving training to your peers, is innovation. I have never seen anything like it, and I am happy to have had the chance to experience these rewarding exercises. The described combination of activities and the recurring ask…
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The art of project management

The art of project management

PM4NGOs
This article has been originally published at Elise Stevens' Website.  Art is defined as the expression or application of human creativity or imagination. It’s a much broader definition than simply painting or sculpture, but many project managers will still wonder why a conversation about art belongs in the project management world. According to project management consultant Echo Woolf, thinking about project management as an art form simply means thinking about what moves and motivates people. As she explains to Elise Stevens in this podcast, the art of project management lies in personal development; seeking intentional experiences and constantly refining soft skills in an attempt to perfect the craft. Continue reading
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PM4NGOS announces the recipient of the 2020-2021 Alan Harpham Award

PM4NGOS announces the recipient of the 2020-2021 Alan Harpham Award

PM4NGOs
The Alan Harpham Award honors and recognizes an individual with distinguished actions in promoting the professionalization of project management in the international development and humanitarian sectors. The selected winner demonstrates not only leadership in advocating for project management professionalization within the sector, but also in making it available to those who are most in need and to a range of stakeholders in the sector such as community based organizations or local NGOs. Vitor Vannucchi Ungari - Brazil - 2020-2021 Alan Harpham Award The award is named in honor of Alan Harpham, former Board Member of PM4NGOs and Chairman of APMG, and a global citizen dedicated to making this sector and community a better place. PM4NGOs is delighted to announce that the recipient of the Alan Harpham Award in 2020-2021 is Vitor…
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Training the Humanitarian Actors in the Middle East

Training the Humanitarian Actors in the Middle East

PM4NGOs
This article has been originally published at Bioforce. - After Europe and Africa, why provide open training courses in the Middle East? “The Middle East is undoubtedly the region of the world where the greatest humanitarian challenges are faced. There are many crises there, both on a national and regional level, and they have been growing for several years. Bioforce had to be present in this region with the same objective: to professionalise the frontline actors, to make a range of training courses available to as many people as possible and to ensure that the humanitarian action provided by local and international actors is effective, of high quality and sustainable. As in other regions of the world, humanitarian organisations operating in the region face major difficulties in recruiting qualified humanitarian…
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