School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) We are able to provide individuals and small groups with customised programmes and study tours tailored to individual professional needs. Topics Programmes can be arranged in most development related subjects. Recent examples have focussed on: Climate change and governance; Monitoring and evaluation of development projects; Gender and development; Management information systems. We can provide tailor-made study sessions, guided reading and seminar style discussions with members of the School of International Development teaching faculty and research team plus wider access to staff throughout the university. Members have extensive experience in North Africa, most countries of sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, South and South East Asia and the Far East, Central and South America, the Caribbean, the Pacific and Europe.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) The course provides participants with a comprehensive grounding in the rationale and evolution of water stewardship to address shared water security challenges, as well as the principle strategies and tools used to implement water stewardship plans in practice. It will offer insights gained from our combined contributions to many of the aspects that make up water stewardship, including integrated water resources management, water risk analysis, water accounting, water policy and regulation and stakeholder engagement. Specific case studies will broaden the discussion of water issues from sector- or business-specific concerns to a more comprehensive understanding of the challenges and drivers of water issues across government, private sector, civil society and local communities. Course sessions will include a combination of concepts, tools and case studies through both taught and practical sessions, through which participants will be able to discuss and compare their experiences. The course is designed to allow an ample and secure space for discussion of and expert feedback on participants' own experiences, strategies and challenges with regard to designing and implementing water stewardship for the diverse supply chains and contexts in which they work.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Bringing together key strengths in water politics, climate change, agricultural water management and water allocation, this course will provide participants with an exceptional chance to acquire an understanding of this key global issue. The Water Security Research Centre (UEA) currently offers two professional training courses: Water Security for Policy Makers and Practitioners and Water Stewardship. The course introduces and explores different interpretations of water security in an international and developing economy context. Participants will acquire a wide variety of tools and analytical frameworks from a variety of disciplines and an extended understanding of this key national and global issue. They will leave the course with an ability to critically assess and address current water security issues and policies and to gain an appreciation of the relations between water security and development, health, climate, food, and national security. Participants will also substantially develop their networks and resource bases.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Gender, within the context of international development, is an extremely important and sensitive matter. Gender inequality is still prevalent, but achieving justice within this matter can also be a means of addressing poverty, food security, education and health. According to Oxfam: “Women form the majority of those living in poverty, and have fewer resources, less power and less influence in decision making when compared to men.” Most development organizations and research institutions now recognize the importance of including gender analysis and research in their work. This course will enable participants to develop an understanding of key gender concepts and the methods that can facilitate the design, collection and analysis of gender-sensitive data.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) The five-day short course introduces participants to practical skills and approaches to build capacity and take action inside a development organisation for the delivery of gender aware policy, programmes and projects. Experience of gender mainstreaming has taught us the importance of building gender knowledge and practical skills among staff and leadership and the significance of an inclusive workplace environment for gender equality. The internal workplace shapes external practice. The course draws from the experience of working inside a range of development organisations.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) The increasing use of cash transfers and market-based strategies in response to food insecurity requires high market analysis skills to optimise the effectiveness and efficiency of food assistance interventions. Interventions to contrast conditions of food insecurity make increasingly use of cash distributions and, more in general, of market-based strategies, in addition to the traditional strategies based on commodity handout. This strategic shift is based on the consideration that markets are key elements of peoples’ livelihoods in all contexts, both in normal conditions and in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, as long as conditions allow markets to function properly. Therefore, it has become increasingly important to incorporate market analysis in all phases of the project cycle, and in particular with reference to needs assessment, project design, M&E. This study proposes and applies a few tools to assess the feasibility of cash transfers and support the selection of intervention strategy in response to conditions of food insecurity.
Policy debates and on-the-ground work on new forest governance schemes, such as reducing emissions from deforestation and forest degradation (REDD+), payments for environmental services (PES) and forest law enforcement, governance and trade (FLEGT), increasingly focus on the need to enhance equity and serve the essential rights and needs of people. These justice concerns are particularly expressed in discussions on the recognition of rights, participation of stakeholders, sharing of benefits, and development of grievance mechanisms. Whilst there is a growing understanding of the value of social justice in forest governance, creating a win-win environment for communities, governments and companies, turning rhetoric into reality remains slow and challenging.
With the appropriate tools in hand, practitioners can operationalise justice in REDD+, PES and FLEGT beyond the application of ‘do no harm’ principles and social safeguards. This is pivotal for developing socially sound and effective forest governance schemes that maximise benefits for communities, governments and companies.
By combining theory and practice, the course offers an excellent setting to reflect on justice challenges in forest governance, to exchange experiences with researchers and experts, and to develop personal action plans.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Sustainable management of natural capital underpins human development and well-being. Ecosystem services provide a conceptual framing to help identify and manage synergies and trade-offs in the natural capital, natural resource management, food security and biodiversity conservation domains. This course is designed for practitioners working in government institutions, NGOs, international agencies and private sector with an interest in identifying, appraising and managing the synergies and trade-offs among multiple users and uses of nature.
School of International Development, University of East Anglia (DEV) Equip yourself with a wide range of tools and analytical frameworks that are commonly used to evaluate complex interventions when experimental and quasi experimental approaches are not feasible. Case studies will be used to show methods in practice and there will be opportunity to discuss your projects with the course leaders and other evaluation professionals attending the course.