Joint trainings with regard to OS/ID (Organizational Strengthening/Institutional Development), PCM (Project Cycle Management), M&E (Monitoring and Evaluation), and financial accountability. Part of these trainings will be provided by those consortium members, which already have reached a sufficient level of knowledge and skills.
Other partners involved are PSO Capacity Building in Developing Countries, and M.-Projecten.The trainings will be given to target groups on 3 levels:
·Consortium members themselves.
·Their Dutch member organizations.
·Partner organizations in the South.
Result targets (all by the year 2012) are:
·ISO 9001 accreditation (for consortium members).
·Standardized financial accountability systems.
·Capacity to fulfil criteria for co-financing subsidies.
·Minimum standards (as required by donors) of OS/ID, PCM, M&E, and financial accountability.
Enhancing the optimal use of (tacit) knowledge available among diaspora communities and their organizations. Consortium members are sharing their regional and thematic specific knowledge to build knowledge that can be applied cross-culturally and transnationally.
From the perspective of diaspora ownership and empowerment tools and services will be offered to the wider community as a contribution to social cohesion and just development. To this effect a series of cross-cultural and transnational workshops and exchange projects are envisaged:
A workshop on the role of tolerant Islam with regard to the challenges of multicultural society. Organized June 2011 by SMHO and Turkish diaspora for the Knowledge Center Religion and Development.
Appropriate Technology and Indigenous Rice farming models developed by PASALI in the Philippines are transferred to organizations in Ghana. Project related to the international network of seafarers’ diasporas.
Scheduled to take place in Indonesia, June or September 2011. Focus on experiences with conflict transformation and collaboration with (local) government in a multicultural and multi-religious context.
Series of trainings for diaspora organizations to find alternative (non-subsidy oriented) ways of using remittances for financing social and development projects. ERCMOVE will take the lead for the trainings to be completed by the end of 2011.
Before the end of 2011 the Linking and Learning activities of the consortium will be made sustainable and replicable by starting a (virtual) Knowledge Centre Migration and Development (KCMD).
In 2011 the consortium will organize workshops to critically discuss the Dutch and EU government policies on Migration and Development.
A workshop (3rd of July 2011) organized by SANKOFA as part of the annual “The Hague African Festival”. Diaspora experts from ADPC and BWPD (Burundi Women) will show the illogic of recent government policy changes regarding the Great Lakes area.
In the light of recent events in the Arab world, a workshop (end of June 2011) organized by the Moroccan diaspora in the Netherlands (NISM) to discuss critically the regional policy divisions into ”North and South of the Sahara”, with special attention to the position of migrants and refugees.