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Child-friendly text UN disability convention

UNITED NATIONS CHILDREN'S FUND (UNICEF)
September 2007

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This resource clearly outlines the articles of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in a child-friendly format. This document would be an ideal teaching aid for disabled and non-disabled children. It includes easy-to-read explanations of concepts like: human rights, disability, ratification, universal design and accessibility. This source would be useful for anyone with an interest in teaching, child rights and disability and development

Partners in policymaking coordinator's handbook supplement : integrating online learning

MINNESOTA GOVERNER'S COUNCIL ON DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
July 2007

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This guide aims to facilitate the use of online courses and complement an online curriculum for individuals using the tools in classrooms or face-to-face group sessions. This comprehensive resource helps users of e-learning materials retain more information, explore particular topics in more depth, and demonstrate a higher level of competency. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in teaching aids, and disability and development

Convention on the rights of persons with disabilities : its implementation and relevance for the World Bank

GUERNSEY, Katherine
NICOLI, Marco
NINIO, Alberto
June 2007

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This paper is a World Bank organisational learning tool designed to provide a review and commentary on the relevance of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The purpose is to assist World Bank staff with supporting implementation activities. The articles that make up this document aim to operationalize World Bank protocols, legal obligations and benchmark specific principles. This practical resource would be useful for those working in the field of disability and development, in particular those working towards legislative reform

Keep the best, change the rest : participatory tools for working with communities on gender and sexuality

INTERNATIONAL HIV/AIDS ALLIANCE
June 2007

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This toolkit aims to support community groups to work in a practical and thorough way on improving understanding and relationships between women and men. Through this, it aims to promote sexual wellbeing, strengthen communities and help them to prevent HIV. It is aimed at individuals and organisations that support communities to address HIV and AIDS and related issues. It is divided into five categories: A) gender, sexuality and vulnerability; B) sex and relationships; C) sexual violence; D) working together; and E) making a plan

A new weave of power, people & politics : the action guide for advocacy and citizen participation

VENEKLASEN, Lisa
MILLER, Valerie
March 2007

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This comprehensive action guide provides an approach for building people’s participation and collective power that goes beyond influencing policy and politics to transforming public decision-making. It offers easily adaptable 'modules' for NGOs trainers, activists, grass-roots organisations, who wish to develop ideas around advocacy. One of the strengths is that it focuses on peoples participation and explores ideas relating to power and politics in citizen-centred advocacy. It emphasises power and constituency-building discussed through the lens of gender/race/class and is based upon the concrete experiences of social change worldwide
It also offers facilitators tips, sample exercises and easily adaptable handouts, along with core information to support anyone through the learning process. Based on long-term experience of a range of practitioners, the guide provides well-tested methods for promoting citizen participation and practical ways of realising a rights-based approach.
The contents, chapters 1, 3, 5, 10 and 13 can be accessed electronically

Inclusion in action

LEWIS, Ingrid
March 2007

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This report aims to share learning from different experiences of inclusive education within a developing country context and review participatory, active learning approaches. It includes contributions from governmental officers in southern Africa as well as civil society members, project managers and disabled people. This well organised work, which is also available in Braille, concludes by addressing potential solutions and recommendations for further research. This resource would be useful to anyone with an interest in inclusive education and disability and development

We're too much in 'to do' mode: action research into supporting international NGOs to learn

Smit, Maaike
February 2007

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This paper has been produced by INTRAC (International Training and Research Centre) and PSO (an association of 45 development NGOs in the Netherlands). Using the experience of NGOs in the Netherlands, it is designed to support International NGOs in the process of organisational learning. The key focus is on 'self knowledge' - analysing how your organisation can reflect on its learning processes and capacities. The paper provides a practical exploration of how researchers and participants from organisations can use action research to evaluate organisational learning with a view to improving practice. This paper would be highly relevant for managers, consultants, researchers and other professionals involved with organisational learning within NGOs

Behind the pandemic : uncovering the links between social inequity and HIV/AIDS

DE PAUW, Lia
2007

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This is an education toolkit which takes an exploratory and participatory approach to helping improve people's understanding about international HIV and AIDS issues and the links between HIV and AIDS and social inequity and poverty. There are three modules: Background and Basics, a Global HIV Pandemic Simulation, and Moving Into Action: Stopping the Pandemic. It also contains an extensive information section and instructions for leading the sessions

Coordinating with communities : workshop facilitation notes

GREENALL, Matthew
2007

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These guidelines have been developed to support facilitators in creating workshops based on an action-planning process for the development of specific country plans on involvement of the community sector in national AIDS coordinating bodies and processes. This booklet is arranged in two parts: a section on planning the workshops and a section containing workshop facilitation notes

Understanding and challenging HIV stigma : toolkit for action. Introducation and module A : naming the problem

KIDD, Ross
CLAY, Sue
CHIIYA, Chipo
2007

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This toolkit was written for and by HIV trainers in Africa. It has been designed to help trainers plan and organise educational sessions with community leaders or organised groups to raise awareness and promote practical action to challenge HIV stigma and discrimination. Building on the original toolkit, it includes experience of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance’s Regional Stigma Training Project, which has introduced the toolkit to many countries in Africa through a training of trainers and networking process. At a regional workshop in Zambia in August 2005, members of this network helped to review the toolkit and make changes and additions

The reporting skills and professional writing handbook : a practical guide for development professionals

KENDRICK, Niel
Ed
2007

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This is a set of training courses and materials available online. Each module of the eight step programe is designed to help readers acheive effective reporting skills. The topics covered include: data gathering methods, analysis tools, intrepreting information and planning/drafting of formal reports. This resource would be useful for anyone with an interest in development and programme planning and implementation

Engaging faith-based organizations in HIV prevention : a training mannual for programme managers

UNITED NATIONS POPULATON FUND (UNFPA)
2007

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This manual is a capacity-building tool to help policy makers and programmers identify, design and follow up on HIV prevention programmes undertaken by faith-based organisations (FBOs). It can also be used by development practitioners partnering with FBOs to increase their understanding of the role of FBOs in HIV prevention, and to design plans for partnering with FBOs to halt the spread of the virus. The manual explores how religious values and the power of religious leaders to mobilise communities can be used to design effective and sustainable community programmes to address HIV, and it explains how to involve religious leaders in programmes to eliminate the stigma and discrimination often directed to people living with HIV and how to encourage community support and solidarity using the compassionate spirit of religion. It also outlines the key HIV prevention messages that religious leaders can promote and the skills they need to deliver them effectively. The second part of the book is a powerpoint presentation for use by trainers

Training manual : strengthening training outreach and prevention for the on going avian influenza

CARE VIETNAM
2007

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The manual is designed to increase the capacity of local authorities and organisations to apply effective and appropriate measures to prevent new avian influenza outbreaks and to help prevent an influenza pandemic in humans, by providing them with avian influenza knowledge and communication skills. It is intended for use by local animal health and public health workers and Women’s Union representatives at provincial and district levels

Laugh, run, and move to develop together : games with a psychosocial aim

MEUWLY, Michèle
HEINIGER, Jean-Pierre
2007

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This manual was created following a project initiated by Terre des Hommes called "Movement, Games and Sport for children’s psychosocial development". The manual, a compilation of twenty games, provides a play tool which integrates the psychosocial approach and uses the phases of learning by experience

Investigating the mystery of capacity building : learning from the Praxis programme

JAMES, Rick
WRIGELY, Rebecca
2007

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This paper investigates the issue of capacity building, drawing on the experiences shared by capacity building practitioners through the INTRAC Praxis Programme over the past four years. “This DGIS-supported programme encouraged capacity building practitioners to reflect on, learn from and disseminate their experiences in the field, in attempt to discover what works and what does not in building capacity. Written by practitioners from diverse contexts on a wide variety of themes…this paper syntheses the learning -  that “to build capacity effectively, stakeholders need to articulate more clearly and negotiate a shared understanding of capacity building. This understanding should be rooted in the specific context and culture in which it takes place. We have to mitigate the inherent obstacles to capacity building in the aid system as far as possible. We also need to appreciate the degree of difficulty entailed in building capacity”

 

Praxis Paper series No. 18

Imagine the difference : teaching pack

SCOPE
Eds
2007

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This highly accessible toolkit is free and available online after quickly registering with the disability charity, Scope's website. It includes teaching plans, activity sheets and assembly ideas. The purpose is to raise awareness around disability issues and the inclusion of disabled children in primary schools. This resource would be useful to anyone with an interest in education development and approaches in disability

Let's talk about HIV counselling and testing : facilitators' guide

International HIV/AIDS Alliance
December 2006

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This is a toolkit to help NGOs and community-based organisations working to mobilise communities to improve their awareness of HIV counselling and testing and to improve the up-take of HIV counselling and testing; advocating for increased access to quality HIV counselling, testing, care, treatment and prevention; or interested in providing HIV counselling and testing services. It is divided into eight sections: What is HIV and what is AIDS?; what is involved in HIV counselling and testing; who is providing these services in the community and who they are for; the advantages and barriers of counselling and testing; stigma, discrimination and confidentiality; the needs of people after being tested and ideas for community activities. Each section has an accompanying information sheet

Networking for learning : the human face of knowledge management?

KEIJZER, Niels
ORNEMARK, Charlotte
ENGEL, Paul
December 2006

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This brief contributes to the debate on networking for learning by exploring its potentials and limitations. It draws substantially on discussions and resource materials shared through the Pelican Initiative, as well as other literature and practical examples, and seeks to identify some entry points into this field for policy-makers and development practitioners

Child-safe organisations : training toolkit|A practical child protection resource for grassroots organisations

KING, Sinart
et al
July 2006

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This publication intends to address the need of many local organisations working with children to develop effective safeguards that protect children, and to make these standards a practical reality for staff, volunteers and partners. More specifically, the toolkit provides a framework for training of local and grassroots organisations on child protection. The training programme, set forth in the three modules, has been tested and revised with more than 30 local organisations working with children in Thailand. The modules cover the following areas: awareness raising; organisations' contact with children and how best to deal with child protection issues; and what organisations can do to improve their child protection status. The modules contain training notes for facilitators, exercises, evaluation forms and slide show handouts. This is a very comprehensive and accessible resource, to be used in the training of staff and volunteers and in the development of organisations' child protection policy

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