PATH Capacity Building Training Uganda – Day 6

MORNING

These last two days focused on networking activities, aimed at creating new partnerships between organisations.

The director of CCIVS Victoria Lovelock and an expert about impact measurement, Francesco Volpini, joined the group for this day.

The group had the opportunity to ask many questions, collected during a previous group activity. Many of these questions were related to the organisation of networking and fundraising events, the mission of CCIVS as coordinating organisation and also its role in the different steps of the PATH project.

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At the end of this morning, participants gathered in three groups and had the chance to exchange with each expert about three different topics: communication and reporting guidelines with Mauro, promotion and communication with Vicky and workcamp organisation (recruitment, monitoring activities, financiamanagementnt) with Francesco.

 

AFTERNOON

This afternoon session was led by Francesco who explained in details the impact measurement process.

First, he made a presentation about the different aspects that have to be taken into account when implementing this kind of research, highlighting also the purposes of such analysis. Results from previous researches on IVS impact were presented. Francesco explained how each aspect of a workcamp can be identified as a normal situation (that can be classified in the “learning zone”) or as a complicated situation (that can be classified in the “panic zone”). Following this clarification, participants were invited to gather in groups and think about their own perceptions regarding the different steps of a workcamp. Through this activity, they could share their own experiences and compare their perceptions of the problems, according to their cultural and geographical backgrounds.

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At the end of this activity, participants gathered in plenary and share their results. This process allowed them to learn many good practices emerged from this informal discussion.

To conclude this afternoon, Francesco presented in details the impact measurement research linked to the PATH project. The collaboration of each member organisation is crucial for the success of this research. Participants expressed their involvement in this project and were willing to learn more about the expectations of CCIVS.

Before the end of this afternoon session, the trainers organised speed-meetings that allowed participants to exchange about potential collaborations between organisations.

The conlcuding activity of the day involved participants in the productions of the clips for the promotional video.

 

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Author: CCIVS

Raising Peace: From Grassroots actions To Global Campaigns Promoting Peace and Human Rights During the last General Assembly in December 2012, CCIVS members decided to closely work together on a campaign to reinforce the recognition and visibility of the contribution of International Voluntary Service to the promotion of a culture of peace and human rights. An analysis of the work carried out on the thematic area of action of Peace & Human Rights so far revealed that several awareness-raising initiatives and training materials on Education for Peace and Human Rights have been developed by CCIVS members, however they haven't been gathered nor made available to all members and other networks. A closer co-operation and a common communication campaign would increase the visibility of IVS organisations and their work on the global level. According to the Plan of Action one specific priority in terms of International Representation and Networking is to increase capacities in the area of advocacy, international representation and to strengthen existing networks. The project, aims to strengthen the role of international voluntary service organisations as key players in the field of Peace and Human Rights Education. Through this project, we will: • Raise awareness on Human Rights and Peace construction all over Europe, promoting peace as the result of the construction of a fair, inclusive, diverse, sustainable and participative society; • Increase the number of trainers with an expertise in Peace and Human Rights Education in our organisations for them to act as multipliers; • Increase the advocacy and international representation skills of the international voluntary service movement in the field of Human Rights.

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