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International federation for electoral systems

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION FOR ELECTORAL SYSTEMS (IFES)

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The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) supports citizens’ right to participate in free and fair elections. IFES advances good governance and democratic rights by: providing technical assistance to election officials; empowering the underrepresented to participate in the political process; and applying field-based research to improve the electoral cycle. This website provides information about election management, electoral integrity and transparency, citizen participation, and inclusion and empowerment. It features specific country information and a list of regional experts and related research and publications and events

The accessible icon project

ACCESSIBLE ICON PROJECT

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This website presents the accessible icon project which provides supplies and services to transform the old international symbol of access into an active engaged image. Information is provided for about their partners and for the public to use their products and resources to change signs, to involve the community in disability advocacy and to share about accessibility, inclusion and disability rights. The shop offers products for a charge, however the icon is available to download for free

Inclusive WASH : what does it look like

WATERAID
WATER, ENGINEERING AND DEVELOPMENT CENTRE (WEDC)

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for a WASH programme to be inclusive, it has to respond to the local context. This factsheet provides a checklist of some of the issues to take into account to make WASH programmes more inclusive

FIRAH resource center : applied research and disability

INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION OF APPLIED DISABILITY RESEARCH (FIRAH)

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This resource centre develops and disseminates applied research on disability. The centre’s aim is to facilitate the establishment of collaborative applied research projects between researchers and people in the field; raise awareness and share new concepts and approaches with project starters and the public; and promote the results of applied research and share knowledge to facilitate their use on the field. The website has a documentary database, a section to facilitate the setting-up of research projects, which includes proposals for collaboration and a list of organisations supporting research, and general disability information 

Medbox : the aid library

MEDBOX

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Medbox is an online library aimed at improving the quality of healthcare in humanitarian action. An independent internet platform supported by international agencies and scientific institutions active in humanitarian assistance and development, this resource collates online professional guidelines, textbooks and practical documents on health action.

 

Resources are divided under the following main headings: Key resources (subheadings include Disaster Preparedness, WASH, Project Cycle Management), Clinical Guidelines, Pharmacy and Technologies, Women and Child Health, Public Health, Countries and Toolboxes

Capacity building seminars

OECD FORUM ON PARTNERSHIPS AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT

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The Forum on Partnerships and Local Development (FPLD) is the OECD’s network of practitioners in the field of economic development, employment, skills and social inclusion.   This resource presents capacity building seminars in the field of development to build the capacities of stakeholders at all levels to work in partnerships to better tackle current economic and social challenges

 

Click on the following link to view the Capacity building seminars​

http://www.oecd.org/site/leedforumsite/activities/capacitybuildingseminars/?hf=10&b=0&r=%2Bf%2Fleed_typeofactivity_en%2Fforum+events%2Fcapacity+building+seminars&r=%2Bf%2Fleed_typeofactivity_en%2Fforum%2Bevents%2Fcapacity%2Bbuilding%2Bseminars&sl=leed&s=desc(leed_startdate)

NGO self-assessment through a SWOT exercise

NETWORKLEARNING.ORG

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This short guide aims to guide non-governmental organisations (NGOs) through a four-step analysis of capacity. Known as a SWOT exercise, this tool has been found to be useful in many NGOs and stands for the "Strengths" and "Weaknesses" within your organisation; plus factors outside your organisation that offer "Opportunities" or pose "Threats."  The guide enables NGOs to lead themselves through the SWOT exercise and make, implement, evaluate and monitor the resulting strategic action plan

Capacity development

ELDIS

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The Eldis website shares the best information on development policy, practice and research. This resource provides links to capacity development summarised documents which are all available to download free and links to related capacity development organisations

Resources : INTRAC's resource centre

INTERNATIONAL NGO TRAINING AND RESEARCH CENTRE (INTRAC)

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This database offers materials for development practitioners both out in the field and engaged in policy making and research.  It covers a broad range of topics in the areas of strengthening, and development of civil society as well as well as materials designed to inform and stimulate debate on aid and development policy and practice.  In addition to Intrac’s own material, the website acts as a hub that brings together useful material from other organisations. Users can comment on resources, and  read  reviews from other users

Effective governance : a guide for small and diaspora NGOs

LIPSON, Brenda

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The aim of this guide is to share information, tools and tips that might help small and diaspora organisations strengthen the governance of their organisation.  It provides a toolkit that starts by highlighting the benefits of effective governance, then looks at four key themes: 1) Understanding governance; 2) Key sector references, in the UK voluntary sector, regarding legal obligations, guiding principles, and standards; 3) Managing the board; and 4) The ‘relational’ dynamics - dealing with the human dimension of governance.  The toolkit then provides some practical tips, based on key lessons learnt by small and diaspora NGOs

LenCD learning network on capacity development

LENCD LEARNING NETWORK ON CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

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LenCD is an informal and open network of individuals and organisations that share a common interest in improving capacity development practice.  The network aims to promote and facilitate sharing of lessons and learning on capacity development and promote changes for better practice at the global, regional and local levels

Building a better response

INTERNATIONAL MEDICAL CORPS
CONCERN WORLDWIDE
HARVARD HUMANITARIAN INITIATIVE

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This project aims to enhance the capacity of national and international NGO workers and other humanitarian actors to engage with the international humanitarian coordination system in a manner that improves overall coordination and responds to the needs of crisis-affected populations. The program website features capacity strengthening tools including e-learning and in-person workshops that were developed through a consultative approach and related resources. The e-learning courses are self-paced e-certificate course that can be accessed by logging in and signing up in a different languages

Inclusive education Canada

INCLUSIVE EDUCATION CANADA

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This Canadian inclusive education website is a hub for parents, teachers, and other education professionals to discuss and share ideas on best practice on inclusive education. This website features a news section and additional information on inclusive education in the form of reports, articles and other publications. It also has a promotion section which details events and other awareness raising activities

Planning for business continuity after a disaster

INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE (IRS) UNITED STATES DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY

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In this video the IRS provide advice on steps that organisations can take to plan for disasters in a way that protects the business and maximises the possibility of a fast recovery

Rural rehab South Africa (RuReSA)

RURAL REHAB SOUTH AFRICA

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This is the official website of Rural Rehab South Africa (RuReSA)  which represents “rural rehab on professional bodies and to the Department of Health, especially with regards to developing rural friendly policies. RuReSA aims to create a network of personal and professional support for rural therapists, including the sharing of information relevant to the disability, rehabilitation and public health fields within and outside South Africa.” The website contains news & events, projects & campaigns and related resources. It also contains areas featuring a chat group and an area to sign up for membership 

Applied research on disability in Africa : the East Africa report

WADDELL, Mary Ann

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“This literature review concerns the achievements of a project which started in 2014 and will last three years. The aim of this project is the dissemination and promotion of applied research results and disability to researchers and field stakeholders of the African continent (particularly to Disabled People Organizations), in order to increase knowledge on the situation of people with disabilities and the recommendations made to improve their social participation… The goal of this literary review is to report on existing knowledge about applied research on East Africa, regarding physical disability, mental health and less on learning disabilities, the concerns of people with disabilities and their carers’, adults and children, medical aspects of disability, identification of disability, experiences of disability, policy and policy implementation”

My disability matters

EARDON, Dale

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“My Disability Matters” is a membership website created for and by people with disabilities. The website shares news and opinions on about disability issues in Australia, with a special focus on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS)

Enlightening and empowering people with disabilities in Africa (eepdAfrica)

ENLIGHTENING AND EMPOWERING PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES IN AFRICA (eepdAfrica)

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"eepdAfrica envisions enlightening and empowering people with disabilities and others, in all cases by advocacy, education, mentoring and networking with PWDs locally and globally for an independent and self-sufficient life. It is the only voluntary change agents group existing in Africa to promote the welfare and dignity of persons with disabilities through free consultations, policy analysis, advocacy, education  and awareness creations for a positive change”

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