Networks Archive

  • Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting joined The Alliance for Useful Evidence. The Alliance is a UK-based network that promotes the use of high quality evidence to inform decisions on strategy, policy and practice. It is an open access network of individuals from across government, universities, charities, business and local authorities in the UK and internationally. We do this through advocacy, publishing research, sharing ideas and advice, and holding events and training. If you are interested in the use of evidence in policy making, then you should join our free network of over 3000 individuals across the world. See more at: http://www.alliance4usefulevidence.org Recent activities View RSS feed

    The Alliance for Useful Evidence champions the use of evidence in social policy and practice

    Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting joined The Alliance for Useful Evidence. The Alliance is a UK-based network that promotes the use of high quality evidence to inform decisions on strategy, policy and practice. It is an open access network of individuals from across government, universities, charities, business and local authorities in the UK and internationally. We do this through advocacy, publishing research, sharing ideas and advice, and holding events and training. If you are interested in the use of evidence in policy making, then you should join our free network of over 3000 individuals across the world. See more at: http://www.alliance4usefulevidence.org Recent activities View RSS feed

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  • Karsten Weitzenegger is an Associate of SEEDwork, the expert association for sustainable economic development and employment. Please visit my profile at http://www.seedwork.net/profile/karsten-weitzenegger SEEDwork is a registered non-profit association composed of professionals with long-standing experience in technical and financial development cooperation. The purpose of the association is the promotion of societal and economic development in developing and threshold countries. SEEDwork focuses on sustainable growth, decent work, and the promotion of international cooperation in this regard. “Growth – Income – Social Inclusion” We promote economic development and employment in a range of different areas. In many cases, reforms in the financial sector are necessary to establish transparency for investors or to provide individuals and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with funding. This may especially apply to micro-credits for the small entities. Therefore, we link existing and would-be entrepreneurs to financing institutions. Regarding sustainable business development we use value chain analyses as […]

    Weitzenegger joins SEEDwork Sustainable Economic Development and Employment

    Karsten Weitzenegger is an Associate of SEEDwork, the expert association for sustainable economic development and employment. Please visit my profile at http://www.seedwork.net/profile/karsten-weitzenegger SEEDwork is a registered non-profit association composed of professionals with long-standing experience in technical and financial development cooperation. The purpose of the association is the promotion of societal and economic development in developing and threshold countries. SEEDwork focuses on sustainable growth, decent work, and the promotion of international cooperation in this regard. “Growth – Income – Social Inclusion” We promote economic development and employment in a range of different areas. In many cases, reforms in the financial sector are necessary to establish transparency for investors or to provide individuals and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) with funding. This may especially apply to micro-credits for the small entities. Therefore, we link existing and would-be entrepreneurs to financing institutions. Regarding sustainable business development we use value chain analyses as […]

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  • 5 Discussion Points by Karsten Weitzenegger delivered at the German Development Institute (DIE) Alumni Conference, Bonn, 9 September 2016 Challenges and Solutions -The 2030 Agenda as an Imperative for a Sustainable Future 1 The implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is challenging at local, national, and global scales. Knowledge is recognised as ‘Means of implementation’ for the SDGs, in form of capacity‐building, technology development and transfer. Beyond the technical solutions, knowledge for social change is needed at all levels. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” (Albert Einstein) 2 Sharing knowledge has helped humankind to survive and evolve into an intelligent and productive species. Knowledge sharing can make the difference between survival and extinction. In a historical dimension, states have to learn quickly how to cooperate, especially in managing the global commons. However, humankind has not enough experience in saving our […]

    Knowledge Networks for Sustainable Development – The 2030 Agenda as an Imperative for a Sustainable Future

    5 Discussion Points by Karsten Weitzenegger delivered at the German Development Institute (DIE) Alumni Conference, Bonn, 9 September 2016 Challenges and Solutions -The 2030 Agenda as an Imperative for a Sustainable Future 1 The implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) is challenging at local, national, and global scales. Knowledge is recognised as ‘Means of implementation’ for the SDGs, in form of capacity‐building, technology development and transfer. Beyond the technical solutions, knowledge for social change is needed at all levels. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” (Albert Einstein) 2 Sharing knowledge has helped humankind to survive and evolve into an intelligent and productive species. Knowledge sharing can make the difference between survival and extinction. In a historical dimension, states have to learn quickly how to cooperate, especially in managing the global commons. However, humankind has not enough experience in saving our […]

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  • The second annual Solutions Summit is a catalytic gathering that will take place at UN Headquarters in NY on the evening of 21 September 2016 during UN General Assembly week. Solutions Summit 2016 will highlight projects advancing the objectives of one or more of these upcoming global Summits and Conferences: UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants – UNHQ NY – September 2016 UN Habitat III Conference – Ecuador – October 2016 UN Climate Change Conference – Morocco – November 2016 Open Government Partnership Global Summit – France – December 2016 Oceans Conference – Fiji – June 2017 _WHAT ARE THE INTENDED OUTCOMES? During the Solutions Summit, a group of selected global innovators will be invited to give a ‘lightning talk’ outlining their breakthrough efforts to a juxtaposed audience of senior policymakers who have the means to pave solid regulatory foundations, investors who care deeply about long-term change and impact, and […]

    Solutions Summit gathers solutions for the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

    The second annual Solutions Summit is a catalytic gathering that will take place at UN Headquarters in NY on the evening of 21 September 2016 during UN General Assembly week. Solutions Summit 2016 will highlight projects advancing the objectives of one or more of these upcoming global Summits and Conferences: UN Summit for Refugees and Migrants – UNHQ NY – September 2016 UN Habitat III Conference – Ecuador – October 2016 UN Climate Change Conference – Morocco – November 2016 Open Government Partnership Global Summit – France – December 2016 Oceans Conference – Fiji – June 2017 _WHAT ARE THE INTENDED OUTCOMES? During the Solutions Summit, a group of selected global innovators will be invited to give a ‘lightning talk’ outlining their breakthrough efforts to a juxtaposed audience of senior policymakers who have the means to pave solid regulatory foundations, investors who care deeply about long-term change and impact, and […]

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  • Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting uses Wikiprogress, This is a global platform for you to gather, share and create information about measuring the progress of society. www.wikiprogress.org Wikiprogress is a global platform for sharing information in order to evaluate social, environmental and economic progress. It is open to all members and communities for contribution – students and researchers, civil society organisations, governmental and intergovernmental organisations, multilateral institutions, businesses, statistical offices, community organisations and individuals – to anyone who has an interest in the concept of “progress”. Wikiprogress was launched in 2009 at the OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy in Busan, Korea. Explore Categories Child Well-being Wikiprogress America Latina Governance and Civic Engagement Networks and Partners Society and Culture Countries Health Online Consultations Subjective Well-being Data and Statistics Housing Personal Security Sustainable Development Education and Skills Human Well-being Post-2015 Transport and Access to Services Environment Income and Wealth Progress Initiatives […]

    Wikiprogress is the Platform on Measuring the Progress of Societies

    Karsten Weitzenegger Consulting uses Wikiprogress, This is a global platform for you to gather, share and create information about measuring the progress of society. www.wikiprogress.org Wikiprogress is a global platform for sharing information in order to evaluate social, environmental and economic progress. It is open to all members and communities for contribution – students and researchers, civil society organisations, governmental and intergovernmental organisations, multilateral institutions, businesses, statistical offices, community organisations and individuals – to anyone who has an interest in the concept of “progress”. Wikiprogress was launched in 2009 at the OECD World Forum on Statistics, Knowledge and Policy in Busan, Korea. Explore Categories Child Well-being Wikiprogress America Latina Governance and Civic Engagement Networks and Partners Society and Culture Countries Health Online Consultations Subjective Well-being Data and Statistics Housing Personal Security Sustainable Development Education and Skills Human Well-being Post-2015 Transport and Access to Services Environment Income and Wealth Progress Initiatives […]

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  • Since the first issue of NORRAG News was released in 1986, it has been an invaluable source of knowledge on education and training policies and cooperation. In order to capitalize on the knowledge produced over the years by a whole range of contributors, NORRAG has developed a new advanced search tool, which will considerably enhance the accessibility and searchability of all NN articles (in English, but also in French and Spanish!). NORRAG News is a biannual publication, edited by Professor Kenneth King, which critically examines a specific, topical theme in the area of education, training and aid policy. These will now be searchable not only by keyword, but also by author, date of publication, theme(s) and countries/regions addressed. In other words, almost 30 years of multifaceted knowledge are now available in just a few clicks! http://www.norrag.org/en/publications/norrag-news.html

    NORRAG News search tool on education and training

    Since the first issue of NORRAG News was released in 1986, it has been an invaluable source of knowledge on education and training policies and cooperation. In order to capitalize on the knowledge produced over the years by a whole range of contributors, NORRAG has developed a new advanced search tool, which will considerably enhance the accessibility and searchability of all NN articles (in English, but also in French and Spanish!). NORRAG News is a biannual publication, edited by Professor Kenneth King, which critically examines a specific, topical theme in the area of education, training and aid policy. These will now be searchable not only by keyword, but also by author, date of publication, theme(s) and countries/regions addressed. In other words, almost 30 years of multifaceted knowledge are now available in just a few clicks! http://www.norrag.org/en/publications/norrag-news.html

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  • The Independent Evaluation Group of The World Bank Group hosts an Evaluation Capacity Development webpage. It features resources to help build evaluation knowledge and skills, “how to” help guides to design and manage evaluation process and help in using evaluations as a means to improve project performance. Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD) efforts strengthen and sustain both individuals and organizations to: Access, build, and implement evaluative knowledge and skills; Design, implement, and manage effective evaluation processes and findings; and Use evaluations as a performance improvement tool. Quick Search ECD Working Papers ECD Guides IEG also has Resources for Evaluators/Networks at https://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/evaluators The World Bank Group also offers “A Curated List of Our Postings on Technical Topics – Your One-Stop Shop for Methodology” http://blogs.worldbank.org/impactevaluations/curated-list-our-postings-technical-topics-your-one-stop-shop-methodology Of course this is all included in my Evaluation Resources Library Monitoring and Evaluation Reading List

    IEG’s Evaluation Capacity Development Website

    The Independent Evaluation Group of The World Bank Group hosts an Evaluation Capacity Development webpage. It features resources to help build evaluation knowledge and skills, “how to” help guides to design and manage evaluation process and help in using evaluations as a means to improve project performance. Evaluation Capacity Development (ECD) efforts strengthen and sustain both individuals and organizations to: Access, build, and implement evaluative knowledge and skills; Design, implement, and manage effective evaluation processes and findings; and Use evaluations as a performance improvement tool. Quick Search ECD Working Papers ECD Guides IEG also has Resources for Evaluators/Networks at https://ieg.worldbankgroup.org/evaluators The World Bank Group also offers “A Curated List of Our Postings on Technical Topics – Your One-Stop Shop for Methodology” http://blogs.worldbank.org/impactevaluations/curated-list-our-postings-technical-topics-your-one-stop-shop-methodology Of course this is all included in my Evaluation Resources Library Monitoring and Evaluation Reading List

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  • The video documentation of the Global Conference: Building a Global Citizens Movement is ready. Spend 9 minutes worth watching and connect yourself to the global citizen movement! In July 2013, 200 active citizens from around the world met in Johannesburg to start “Building a Global Citizens Movement”. This research conference, co-organised by DEEEP/CONCORD in collaboration with CIVICUS – World Alliance for Citizens Participation and GCAP – Global Call to Action against Poverty, was not a one-shot experience. All together we want to start building a Global Citizens Movement gathering grassroots movement, civil society organisations and activists from 6 continents. The Johannesburg conference was the first, but not the last! Through a participative and transparent methodology, the participants endorsed the Johannesburg Compass: Questions and orientations as a first-step engagement towards the movement. Find the text in its current version (the one endorsed during the conference) here. The platform will be the […]

    DEEEP Global Conference: Building a Global Citizens Movement

    The video documentation of the Global Conference: Building a Global Citizens Movement is ready. Spend 9 minutes worth watching and connect yourself to the global citizen movement! In July 2013, 200 active citizens from around the world met in Johannesburg to start “Building a Global Citizens Movement”. This research conference, co-organised by DEEEP/CONCORD in collaboration with CIVICUS – World Alliance for Citizens Participation and GCAP – Global Call to Action against Poverty, was not a one-shot experience. All together we want to start building a Global Citizens Movement gathering grassroots movement, civil society organisations and activists from 6 continents. The Johannesburg conference was the first, but not the last! Through a participative and transparent methodology, the participants endorsed the Johannesburg Compass: Questions and orientations as a first-step engagement towards the movement. Find the text in its current version (the one endorsed during the conference) here. The platform will be the […]

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  • I recently updated DOCON, the Directory of Consulting Firms active in International Development Cooperation at http://www.docon.info. Here you can find service providers, consortium partners or employers. The list is sorted by country of Headquarters. Companies are listed world-wide, but I make an effort to cover the European Union Member States and the ACP African, Caribbean, Pacific Group of Countries, as many consortia are formed in these regions. Please help growing this directory. I especially look for more African consulting companies as local partners, as are currently listed here: http://www.weitzenegger.de/docon/htm/acp.htm. Everyone can suggest an entry at http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/?page_id=7901. It’s free and hand-edited, so no spam appears.

    DOCON 2013 Directory of Consulting Firms active in International Development Cooperation | www.docon.info

    I recently updated DOCON, the Directory of Consulting Firms active in International Development Cooperation at http://www.docon.info. Here you can find service providers, consortium partners or employers. The list is sorted by country of Headquarters. Companies are listed world-wide, but I make an effort to cover the European Union Member States and the ACP African, Caribbean, Pacific Group of Countries, as many consortia are formed in these regions. Please help growing this directory. I especially look for more African consulting companies as local partners, as are currently listed here: http://www.weitzenegger.de/docon/htm/acp.htm. Everyone can suggest an entry at http://www.weitzenegger.de/content/?page_id=7901. It’s free and hand-edited, so no spam appears.

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  • The production company Made in Africa TV is taking AfriGadget to the East African airwaves to inspire millions of viewers to become active creators of new and ingenious products, themselves. Made in Africa TV plans to produce AfriGadget as separate programs in each of the Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan television markets. A local presenter will host the program and introduce the correspondents and their stories. Combined, these stories offer a unique opportunity to discover a wide range of innovations, new products and different approaches to the same goal. The program will be broadcast on a weekly basis. Each episode of AfriGadget TV will consist of five thoughtful stories from around the region, highlighting remarkable and unexpected hardware innovations by East Africans. These stories are inspiring mini-documentaries, portraying young and old, men and women, as well as high and low-tech innovators and their products. Made in Africa TV is an East […]

    Made in Africa TV | AfriGadget TV | African ingenuity on the Air

    The production company Made in Africa TV is taking AfriGadget to the East African airwaves to inspire millions of viewers to become active creators of new and ingenious products, themselves. Made in Africa TV plans to produce AfriGadget as separate programs in each of the Kenyan, Tanzanian and Ugandan television markets. A local presenter will host the program and introduce the correspondents and their stories. Combined, these stories offer a unique opportunity to discover a wide range of innovations, new products and different approaches to the same goal. The program will be broadcast on a weekly basis. Each episode of AfriGadget TV will consist of five thoughtful stories from around the region, highlighting remarkable and unexpected hardware innovations by East Africans. These stories are inspiring mini-documentaries, portraying young and old, men and women, as well as high and low-tech innovators and their products. Made in Africa TV is an East […]

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  • Here is a list of networks active in poverty reduction and poverty research. Most of them are open for researchers and practitioners willing to interchange knowledge on poverty issues. The Poverty Research Archive covers them all. If your network is missing here, please let me know. Eldis Poverty Resource Guide www.eldis.org/poverty The aim of Eldis is to support the documentation, exchange and use of evidence-based development knowledge, to communicate this knowledge effectively through a range of appropriately designed services, to reach audiences of researchers, development practitioners and policy formers at national and international levels, and to provide this information and services free of charge at point of use. The Eldis Poverty Resource Guide offers quick access to key documents, organisations, research themes, discussions and other resources. The Eldis Poverty Community makes it possible to meet other Eldis readers interested in poverty issues. Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) http://www.pegnet.ifw-kiel.de […]

    Poverty Alleviation Networks

    Here is a list of networks active in poverty reduction and poverty research. Most of them are open for researchers and practitioners willing to interchange knowledge on poverty issues. The Poverty Research Archive covers them all. If your network is missing here, please let me know. Eldis Poverty Resource Guide www.eldis.org/poverty The aim of Eldis is to support the documentation, exchange and use of evidence-based development knowledge, to communicate this knowledge effectively through a range of appropriately designed services, to reach audiences of researchers, development practitioners and policy formers at national and international levels, and to provide this information and services free of charge at point of use. The Eldis Poverty Resource Guide offers quick access to key documents, organisations, research themes, discussions and other resources. The Eldis Poverty Community makes it possible to meet other Eldis readers interested in poverty issues. Poverty Reduction, Equity and Growth Network (PEGNet) http://www.pegnet.ifw-kiel.de […]

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  • IF WE Challenge | IF WE ask the right questions, we can change the world.

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