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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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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The NGO Challenge

The NGO Challenge

Development Sector, PM4NGOs
Delivering third sector projects demands tenacity, agility and, increasingly, professionalised project management skills, finds Conrad Heine Life‑saving or life‑changing third sector projects are, as Peter Marlow, co‑chair of PM4NGOs, puts it, part of a sector that is “really big”. In 2019 alone, the UK government spent £14bn of public money on foreign aid. “Projects in uncontrolled environments”, as Marlow calls them, are needed on a huge scale – a need likely only to grow in the face of, for example, the huge numbers of refugees displaced by ongoing conflicts or the hardships likely to emerge on the back of climate change and the Covid‑19 pandemic. Project managers in the sector face the same challenges as elsewhere. But the contexts – including conflict zones, rapid onset emergencies, food relief distribution and refugee…
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PM4NGOs is joining the HPass family

PM4NGOs is joining the HPass family

Development Sector, PM4NGOs, Project DPro Certification
We are delighted to announce that we are joining the HPass family! We are joining a group of 27 organizations that already create and issue digital badges through HPass, using the platform to recognize skills and experience of individuals with an interest in humanitarian and development work. Individual learners are able to add their badges to an online myHPass profile, building up a portfolio of evidence of their expertise to share with employers and peers. The platform aims to promote skills-based hiring and give visibility to the experience and expertise of humanitarian actors beyond academic qualifications. As such, we are delighted to collaborating with the HPass initiative. We offer certifications in the fields of project and programme management, and financial management, which are respected and recognized worldwide, and used by…
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The Challenges of Managing Projects in International Development

The Challenges of Managing Projects in International Development

Development Sector, Project DPro, Project DPro, Project DPro Guide, Project Management
This article has been originally published by Project Managers Against Poverty. Peter Marlow discusses the unique challenges of managing projects in the international development sector and how a recent training and certification scheme for project managers has made a big difference. The Problem International Development is big. For example, in 2018 the UK government spent £14bn of public money on foreign aid and is committed to a target of 0.7% of GDP being spent on aid. The European Union is the world’s largest humanitarian donor spending €123bn and this is just part of a bigger picture of public and private donations being spent trying to improve the lives of people living in the developing world. Continue reading
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Prioritizing Learning in 2021

Prioritizing Learning in 2021

Development Sector, Tools
This article has been originally published at Humentum. AUTHORS: Ross Coxon and Chris Proulx It’s 2021, finally. You and your team slogged through all the challenges that 2020 threw at you. But you ended the year feeling exhausted, distracted, and overwhelmed. It’s time for a fresh start. Now is the time to upgrade your team and organization with these four learning and development do’s and don’ts. Don’t wait all year to bring people together in-person again Continue reading
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Project DPro Launch – Chinese Version

Project DPro Launch – Chinese Version

Development Sector, PM4NGOs, Project DPro, Project DPro, Project DPro Guide, Project Management
Written by Sany FoundationSince the reform and opening up, China's philanthropy sector has developed rapidly, and many experts with rich experience and insight have emerged. However, the lack of systematic knowledge is one of the main challenges China's philanthropy sector is facing now. In order to promote the professional development of China's practitioners, Sany foundation cooperates with PM4NGOs, hoping to translate the Project DPro 2.0 into Chinese version, and promote the application of the manual through training. On March 11, 2021, Sany foundation held the online launch meeting of Project DPro 2.0 Chinese version in China. A total of 272 people attended the launch meeting. The project staff of Sany foundation introduced the background and significance of cooperation with PM4NGOs. Mr. Edson Marinho, executive director of PM4NGOs, greets China's philanthropy partners…
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Project DPro Launch – Chinese Version

Project DPro Launch – Chinese Version

Development Sector, PM4NGOs, Project DPro, Project DPro, Project DPro Guide, Project Management
Written by Sany Foundation改革开放以来,中国的公益行业发展迅速,出现了许多拥有丰富经验和洞见的专家,但缺少系统化的知识是中国公益行业面临的主要挑战之一。为了推动中国的公益从业者更专业的发展,三一基金会与PM4NGOs合作,希望将发展项目管理指南(Project DPro 2.0)翻译为中文版本,并且通过培训来推进指南的应用。2021年3月11日,三一基金会在中国举行了Project DPro 2.0中文版线上发布会。发布会共有272人参加。三一基金会的项目人员介绍了与PM4NGOs的合作背景和意义。PM4NGOs的执行董事Edson Marinho先生通过录制的视频问候了中国的公益伙伴,并且介绍了机构和指南的历史。北京师范大学-香港浸会大学的助理教授梁镗烈带领团队翻译了手册,梁教授分享了手册对中国公益行业,以及社会工作专业发展的意义。有两家中国的组织——汉达社会工作服务中心和益修学院获得了Project DPro 2.0的培训资质,他们分别从公益有效性和人才发展的角度分享了自己的观察。中国基金会发展论坛的项目官员对发布会进行了评论。发布会还和许多参与者进行了交流问答。为了吸引使用者,汉达和益修分别提供了培训的优惠,以鼓励大家参与Project DPro 2.0的学习。目前,Project DPro 2.0考试的汉化正在进行中,不久后将会对中国用户开放。三一基金会在2021年的多项活动中将向公益从业者介绍Project DPro 2.0,汉达和益修也会继续推广指南在中国的应用。 Previous Next Download the guide
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Can development projects be Agile?

Can development projects be Agile?

Development Sector, Project DPro, Project DPro
What is the potential of Agile Project Management for the development and humanitarian sectors? This article investigates the compatibility between Project DPro and Agile PM. The extent to which Agile PM could be useful in the humanitarian and development sectors remains largely unexplored. Originally conceived as a solution to problems presented by the traditional management of projects in software development, Agile has expanded to other sectors, and, in theory at least, can be used in any context. Continue reading
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Projects In Uncontrolled Environments

Projects In Uncontrolled Environments

Development Sector, Program Management, Project DPro, Project DPro
Peter Marlow, PM4NGOs Board Member, discusses at this PM Today article the unique challenges of managing projects in the humanitarian and development sectors and how a training and certification scheme called Project DPro that’s celebrating its 10th anniversary this year is making a big difference. He explains why it’s needed, how it’s put into practice, and how you can help. “Operations keep the lights on, strategy provides a light at the end of the tunnel, but project management is the train engine that moves the organization forward.” – Joy Gumz Read the full article at the PM Today website.
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