Theory of Change Workshop

Location: Addis Abba, Ethiopia

Date: Monday March 20th-24th, 2017

Registration is open but only a select number of applicants will be accepted for the workshop.

The event will focus on how to utilize the ToC approach to testing and demonstrating project results and promoting collaboration, learning, and adaptation. The one-day conference on 20th Marchis geared toward senior staff and government officials. The event will cover tools for managerial integration of the collaboration, learning and adaption (CLA) approach, strategic means of efficient leveraging of limited project resources, mechanisms for producing engaging donor reports and employing assessment techniques that are of interest to project managers.

A further 4-day work session (March 21st-24th) targets monitoring, evaluation and learning professionals and is an intensive course, covering a range of technical skills that can be used in ToC validation, including but not limited to geospatial analysis, data visualization, outcome mapping and qualitative data coding.

Conference and Workshop registration is free, but space is limited and projects must support staff accommodation and travel. Visit the website for further information on the conference, including a draft agenda, and links to register.

Book Launch: People’s Knowledge and Participatory Action Research: Escaping the White-Walled Labyrinth

Location: Ryton Gardens, Wolston Lane, Coventry, UK 

Date: 2-5pm, 4 April, 2017

"We began putting this book together two years ago. Now, the contributions it contains appear more relevant than ever, amidst claims that 'people have had enough of experts’, growing grassroots-led resistance against resurgent nationalism and the recognition that recent rises in attacks on people who are visibly different have many roots in Europe’s history of colonialism." - the Editors

Organisations that undertake research, engagement and policy work are dominated by white middle-class men. The basic question the book attempts to answer is: what happens when these institutions attempt working with the rest of the world, which is different and diverse?”

Further details of the book are here: http://www.peoplesknowledge.org/peoples-knowledge-and-participatory-action-research-book/

To book a place at the event or request a ree copy of the e-book contact: CAWROffice@coventry.ac.uk.

A small number of travel bursaries are available to allow people to come to the event who would not otherwise be able to travel to Coventry. Please contact us if you would like to apply for one of these.

Science Communication and Bionics Degree at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Science - 50 tuition-fee-free places for foreign students (in particular from low- and middle-income countries)

Deadline: 30th June each year

The three-year English-language science communication course at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences runs from September of each year and applications can be submitted between May and the 30th June. The University offers up to 50 tuition-free places each year to students outside of Germany with the aim of opening up a field that has been criticised for being Eurocentric to applicants from low and middle income countries.

The course compares the internationally very different systems of media, culture, science and policy-making and offers special language training, be it in English, German or other languages, in addition to their normal courses on writing and ethics. 

In addition to learning the tools of trade of science and technology journalism, public relations and marketing, students study the political side of science, including risk communication, public affairs and lobbying.

More course Informtaion here.

Article on the course and scholarship opportunities on SciDev.Net here.