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Training and Events on Culture for Development

Culture. Market. Development.

Stimuli from the Creative Industry for International Cooperation

http://tinyurl.com/8zh75om

International conference, 25.09.2012 – 26.09.2012 , Bonn, Germany

Can the creative and cultural industries (CCIs) be considered a job creation machine that can guarantee many people a steady income even in a difficult economic environment? Can their potential be leveraged for the purpose of international cooperation? What social, economic and political frameworks need to be in place so CCIs can contribute to sustainable development?


IETM – Calendar

http://www.ietm.org/?p=information&q=events

A global network to stimulate the quality, development and contexts of contemporary performing arts.


The International Seminar on Culture and Development, Girona May 2010

http://www.culturaydesarrollo2010.es/eng/documentacion.asp

This section provides access to various types of documentation on culture and development as well as seminar content.


Art4Development.Net’s art’ishake learning series on Creative Capacity Building

http://www.art4development.net/lecturesandguestspeakers.html

A multidisciplinary and multisectoral approach in development with arts" provide insights to issues and ways of making positive difference in communities through creativity.


ArtsProfessional Events Calendar

http://www.artsprofessional.co.uk/calendar/index.cfm

A calendar of forthcoming professional development opportunities – including training, meetings and conferences – provided by ArtsProfessional magazine.


Cultural Diversity Programming Lens, UNESCO Bangkok

http://www.unescobkk.org/culture/cultural-diversity/cultural-diversity-programming-lens/

In order to ensure that cultural diversity is taken into account at all stages of programme implementation and policy making, UNESCO is developing a cultural diversity programming lens. Together with partner agencies and organizations, UNESCO will use the lens to identify gaps and shortcomings of interventions and develop appropriate indicators for the promotion of cultural diversity.

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Guía para la evaluación de impacto de la formación profesional

La elaboración de esta “Guía para la evaluación de impacto de la formación profesional” es el producto de una intensa y fructífera construcción colectiva de conocimiento de las instituciones miembros de la red OIT/Cinterfor, para lo cual sus especialistas aportaron sus valiosos conocimientos y experiencias. Igualmente, los miembros del Consejo de Administración de la OIT que participaron, enriquecieron los debates, coadyuvando a que el documento esté en concordancia con las decisiones adoptadas por la Conferencia Internacional del Trabajo y el Consejo de Administración. De esta manera se observan las orientaciones del programa y presupuesto 2012-2013 en el sentido de que “OIT/Cinterfor seguirá promoviendo una comunidad de aprendizaje y de cooperación entre las instituciones nacionales de formación profesional en la región de América Latina y el Caribe, inclusive a través de sistemas de información basados en la web, reuniones regionales y acuerdos de cooperación Sur-Sur”. Guía para la evaluación de impacto | de la formación profesional.

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Certificate Course on Using ICT Tools for Effective Monitoring, Impact Evaluation and Research

E Course on ICT based M and E, Impact Evaluation and Research.

The Development CAFE has announced this interesting course.

Overall Course Outcome:
The ICT tools for Monitoring and Evaluation course will introduce you to tools and techniques to measure and report project/programme outcomes to your stakeholders, including donors, funders, supervisors or the general public using innovative ICT based tools. At the end of the course, you will become familiar with the components of an effective monitoring and evaluation plan using ICT, and methods and tools to conduct data collection, statistical analysis and reporting.

Who Should Attend?
Professionals such as Monitoring and Evaluation Officers, Grant Managers, Social Entrepreneurs, Program Officers, Project managers, Research Scholars and Students and any other professionals who are involved in the monitoring and evaluation process will benefit from this course.

About the Organization:
The Development CAFE is a registered nonprofit organization aimed at enhancing information and communications technology (ICT) skills for development professionals, scientists, researchers and students around the world. DevCAFE’S Professional Development for Development Professionals (PDDP) program aims to expand delivery of ICT skills to development professionals through innovative methods that meet the unique needs of learners. Instruction is delivered through a completely online format, Offline (DVDs/email) are also available for those with limited internet access.

Register Online: http://www.e-dev.org/Reg.html

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adbresultsmatter.org | Results-focused Project Design and Management” (RfPDM) training

The site “Results-focused Project Design and Management” (RfPDM) is a platform where facilitation and development cooperation meet. While we cater primarily to the former and future participants of The Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) Training of Facilitators’ (TOF) and other alumni of our Results-focused Project Design and Management (RfPDM) workshops, our doors are open to development practitioners, trainers, facilitators, development executives, donors, consultants, contractors and project managers. This will insure broader sharing of experiences, perspectives and tools among colleagues and peers. http://adbresultsmatter.org

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IDEAS Series of webinars on Monitoring & Evaluation

IDEAS International Development Evaluation Association

From IDEAS Administrator
PostNet Suite #84, Private Bag X12, Cresta
Johannesburg 2118, South Africa

E-Mail: admin@ideas-int.org <mailto:admin@ideas-int.org>

www.ideas-int.org <http://www.ideas-int.org> Dear Member,

A 4-part series of webinars on Monitoring & Evaluation is open to the public, every Thursday in July, starting July 5^th . The sessions are free but registration is required.

The webinars are cosponsored by Catholic Relief Services, American Red Cross/Red Crescent, United States Agency for International Development, and AEA’s International and Cross Cultural TIG
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Monitoring & Evaluation Planning for Projects/Programs – Scott Chaplowe*
*Scheduled:* Thursday, July 5, 2012, 2:00 – 2:20 PM EDT
*Description:*This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation. In this Coffee Break, Scott Chaplowe will provide concise guidance to develop and implement an M&E system for project planning, implementation, and evaluation. The webinar covers the key components of a M&E system that trace a logical train of thought from the project’s theory of change to the specific objectives needed for these changes, methods for measuring change, and protocols for collecting and analyzing data and information.
*Register:*Open to the public. Preregister at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/244654536
American Evaluation Association: www.eval.org <http://www.eval.org/>

*Evaluation Jitters Part One: Planning for an Evaluation – Alice Willard*
*Scheduled:* Thursday, July 12, 2012, 2:00 – 2:20 PM EDT
*Description:*This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation.One of the challenges with evaluations is that staff often think the work to prepare for an evaluation is completed with the basic scope of work. As a result, evaluators often arrive to conduct an evaluation and find that some basic data organization and prep work have not been done, adding stress, misunderstandings, and cost to the evaluation. This Coffee Break will introduce The Pre-Evaluation Guide, which provides several easy steps to help prepare for an evaluation, from basic document management through logistics organization.
*Register:*Open to the public. Preregister at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/773488608 <https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/773488608%20>
American Evaluation Association: www.eval.org <http://www.eval.org/>

*SMILER: Simple Measurement of Indicators & Learning for Evidence-based Reporting – Guy Sharrock & Susan Hahn*
*Scheduled:* Thursday, July 19, 2012, 2:00 – 2:20 PM EDT
*Description:*This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation. To be successful projects must lean towards an adaptive management style and all staff must have a clear understanding of the project monitoring system and their role in its implementation. Yet few manuals exist on the nitty-gritty task of how to set up a monitoring system. CRS has created an approach to setting up a project monitoring system – SMILER – that includes mechanisms to turn data into useful knowledge that informs project learning and decision making whilst maintaining a focus on achieving results and reporting accomplishments. By emphasizing project monitoring, SMILER seeks to balance the need for project staff to seek and listen with the more formal obligations of evaluation to quantify and prove. The presentation will introduce SMILER and some useful tips of turning M&E rhetoric into practical reality.
*Register:*Open to the public. Preregister at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/797218760
American Evaluation Association: www.eval.org <http://www.eval.org/>

*Evaluation Jitters Part Two: Managing an Evaluation – Alice Willard*
*Scheduled:* Thursday, July 26, 2012, 2:00 – 2:20 PM EDT
*Description:*This webinar is part of a four-part series on monitoring and evaluation. Once an evaluation begins, the evaluation team needs a key organizational contact. This contact is often a junior staff person assigned to ‘manage’ the evaluation process. Rather than a technical or a senior manager, this contact’s job can include helping smooth logistics (setting up meetings), providing routine communication to the organization’s management about the progress of the evaluation, and also serving as the ‘go to’ for challenges and opportunities that come up during an evaluation. This webinar will introduce The Managing an Evaluation Guide, which provides several tips on how to schedule and organize the evaluation team.
*Register:*Open to the public. Preregister at https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/751789457
American Evaluation Association: www.eval.org <http://www.eval.org/>

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Live Webinar on: EVALUATIING SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Live webinar on:
EVALUATIING SUSTAIINABLE DEVELOPMENT
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Live webinar on:
EVALUATIING SUSTAIINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Where: in front of your personal or work computer anywhere in the world
When: Tuesday, 5th April 2011, from 10h30 to 11h30 AM New York Time

Within the new series of monthly live webinars on “Emerging Practices in Development Evaluation1”, UNICEF,the Rockefeller Foundation, Claremont Graduate University, IOCE and DevInfo, are pleased to announce the webinar with Alastair Bradstock and Steve Bass, from the International Institute for Environment and Development (iied).
Webinars are free and open to interested people. You may attend virtually from your personal or work computer anywhere in the world. In addition to watching live presentations, you will have the option to ask questions and provide comments. You just need a computer, internet connection, speakers and a mic/headphone. You will also be able to write comments and continue the discussion after the webinar.
Agenda
Tuesday, 5th April 2011, from 10h30 to 11h30 AM New York Time.
Please check the local time in your own town at http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html
10h15 – 10h30 Log in (To log in, simply type your name and organization) of participants at
https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/meeting.jnlpsid=2008270&password=M.35CA10352FCB356727E3E1CED9E262
10h30 – 10h35 Welcome: Marco Segone, Systemic management, UNICEF Evaluation Office
10h35 – 10h40 Introduction: Stewart Donaldson, Dean & Chair of Psychology School of Behavioral &
Organizational Sciences, Claremont Graduate University
10h40 – 11h00 Evaluating Sustainable Development
Alastair Bradstock and Steve Bass, International Institute for Environment and Development
11h00 – 11h20 Questions and Answers: Moderator: Stewart Donaldson, Claremont Graduate University
11h20 – 11h30 Closing and Wrap-up: Penny Hawkins, Evaluations Specialist, the Rockefeller Foundation
1 The opinions expressed are the personal thinking of the contributors and do not necessarily reflect the policies or views of the organizing institutions or any other organization involved and named in this series of webcast

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Live webinar on: EXPLORING EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES for FACILITATING EVALUATION CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

Live webinar on:
EXPLORING EFFECTIVE STRATEGIES for FACILITATING
EVALUATION CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT

Where: in front of your personal or work computer anywhere in the world When: Tuesday, 22nd February 2011, from 11h30 AM to 12h30 PM New York time

Within the series of monthly live webinars on Developing national capacities for country M&E systems with authors of the new book “From policies to results. Developing national capacities for country M&E systems”, UNICEF, IOCE and DevInfo, in partnership with UNDP, WFP, UNIFEM and ILO, are pleased to announce the eighth webinar with
Hallie Preskill, Executive Director, Strategic Learning & Evaluation Center, FSG Social Impact Advisor & former President of AEA, and Alexey Kuzmin, President of Process Consulting Company & former Chair, IPEN, on “Exploring Effective Strategies for Facilitating Evaluation Capacity Development”.

Webinars are free and open to interested people. You may attend virtually from your personal or work computer anywhere in the world. In addition to watching live presentations, you will have the option to ask questions and provide comments. You just need a computer, internet connection, speakers and a headphone/mic. You will also be able to write comments and continue the discussion after the webinar.

Agenda
Tuesday, 22nd February 2011, from 11h30 AM to 12h30 PM New York Time. Please check the local time in your own town at
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/meeting.html

11h15 – 11h30 Log in (To log in, simply type your name and organization) of participants at
https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/launch/dropin.jnlp?sid=vclass&password=J26K7V9DN1UCZT0K0MXU

11h30 – 11h35 Welcome and introduction
Marco Segone, Systemic management, UNICEF Evaluation Office

11h35 – 11h50 Hallie Preskill, Executive Director, Strategic Learning & Evaluation Center, FSG Social Impact Advisor & former President of the American Evaluation Association

11h50 – 12h05 Alexey Kuzmin, President, Process Consulting Company & former Chair, IPEN

12h05 – 12h25 Questions and Answers
Moderator: Abigail Taylor, Knowledge Management Specialist, UNICEF Evaluation Office

12h25 – 12h30 Wrap-up
Marco Segone

For additional information, please contact Marco Segone at msegone @ unicef.org

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Upcoming Training and Event

3rd Latin American Cluster Conference (3CLAC)
www.clusterslatinoamerica2008.com
Chihuahua, Mexico, 27 May 2008

Internationalization of the Competitive Clusters: Which Strategies, Which Tools? Which Methodes?
http://tinyurl.com/6nhqp7
In cooperation with the German Kompetentznetze and under the high patronage of the French Secretary of State for Trade and SMEs, Europa InterCluster is co-organising on 24 June in Limoges a conference on the internationalisation of clusters. This will be an opportunity for cluster managers from all over Europe to relate their cooperation practices.

5th Microfinance Training of Trainers: A Blended Distance Learning Course

http://www.adbi.org/event/2532.5th.microfinance.distance.learning.course/
The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) of the World Bank are pleased to offer the fifth Microfinance Training of Trainers (MFTOT) Course from 16 July to 30 October 2008. MFTOT is a unique blended distance learning course which aims to enhance the knowledge of microfinance practitioners and strengthen the institutional capacity of microfinance in the Asia-Pacific Region.

The Housing Finance Summer Academy
http://www.frankfurt-school.de/housing-finance
20-25 July 2008 in cooperation with Housing Development Finance Corporation, India.
The Housing Finance Summer Academy focuses on providing practical knowledge and tools in housing finance for successfully managing lending operations while picking up on the newest development and best practices on the market.

Making Markets Work – a two-week training programme
http://www.springfieldcentre.com/index.php
Glasgow, UK, 13 – 23 Aug 2008, Springfield Centre

This unique programme focuses directly on a key challenge facing governments and development agencies: how to make markets function more effectively for business and for poor people? The programme builds on the Springfield Centre’s successful record in offering training on the market development approach to more than 700 people over the last nine years. Closing date for applications is Wednesday 21st May 2008.

The Micro Banking Summer Academy
http://www.frankfurt-school.de/summer_academy
Preparation Course ”Microfinance Principles” (22-24 August 2008)
Week 1 ”MFI Management in a Changing Environment” (24-29 August 2008)
Week 2 ” Commercial Microfinance in a Competitive Environment”(31 Aug– 5 Sep 2008)

Building Inclusive Financial Systems: How Can Funders Make a Difference?
http://cgap.org/direct/training/training.php
Dubrovnik, Croatia, 8-12 September 2008

Kigali, Rwanda, 10-14 November 2008 en français
This CGAP/MFMI course is tailored specifically to donors, investors, and policymakers interested in keeping up with the rapidly evolving world of microfinance while gaining practical skills in microfinance appraisal and performance-based management.

The 2008 WTO Public Forum ”Trading into the Future”
Geneva, Switzerland, 24 – 25 September 2008, WTO headquarters
http://www.wto.org/english/forums_e/ngo_e/forum08_background_e.htm
Civil society representatives interested in organizing a session during this year’s Forum should fill out the Call for Proposals Form (available on the NGO page of the WTO website).

Microinsurance Conference 2008
http://tinyurl.com/5ugvj3

Cartagena, Colombia, 5-7 November 2008
There are many challenges in providing microinsurance. Low-income persons are vulnerable to risks, but so far insurance has been accessible only to a few, often through informal or mutual schemes. In most countries, commercial insurers have largely stayed away from the low-income market, mainly because of high costs and small premiums. Yet that is beginning to change, as new cost-effective models are emerging to extend insurance to the poor.

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Training and Events

Europe Africa Business Summit (EABS)
http://www.europeafricabusinesssummit.org
Hamburg, 28-30 April 2008, CCH
Europe-Africa Business Summit 2008 is the first biennial Europe-Africa Business Summit to take place in Europe, organised by private non-governmental bodies and strives to increase European private sector awareness of the many commercial opportunities in Africa. The major theme of the summit is ”The State and the Future of the European-African Economic Relationships”.

Economics of Innovation and Patenting
http://www.zew.de/en/veranstaltungen/details.php?LFDNR=795
The Centre for European Economic Research (ZEW) in Mannheim is pleased to announce its 3rd conference on the economics of innovation and patenting. The aim is to stimulate the discussion between international researchers conducting related empirical and theoretical analysis. In addition, the conference will focus on policy implications of recent research. The event will be held June 13-14, 2008. Registration deadline: May 9, 2008.

Producing policy change: Innovation in the agriculture sector
http://www.odi.org.uk/events/2008/05/agriculture/index.html
London, Friday 9 May, 12:30-2:30pm
Seminar of the EADI Working Groups on Multidimensional Poverty and Knowledge, Policy and Power, co-hosted by ODI; RIU and held in conjunction with DSA and IDS.

e-Learning Course on Fundamentals of Risk Management
http://www.unitar.org/pft/elearning
May 12 to June 20, 2008 United Nations Institute for Training and Research.
This UNITAR online course is designed for participants from both public and private sectors who need a practical introduction to risk management principles, methods and techniques.

International Conference on African Studies

Grenzen und Übergänge Frontières et Passages Frontiers and Passages
http://www.vad-ev.de/cms
Freiburg im Breisgau (Germany) and Basel (Switzerland) 14-17 May 2008
For the first time the African Studies Association in Germany (VAD) and the Swiss Society for African Studies (SGAS) co-organise a conference, which is to discuss the current developments in Africa and the state of research on the continent. Registration until May 7, 2008.

The International Economy in the 21th Century
http://www.idec.gr/iier/
Athens, Greece, 16 – 18 May 2008
Towards Globalization or Regionalization? Organizers: Institute of International Economic Relations (IIER)

Workshop with C K Prahalad (Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid, etc.)

http://www.msm.nl/prahalad
Maastricht, 20 May and a one-day Africa Round Table 21 May, The Maastricht School of Management (MSM)

Conference: Latin America meets Europe
http://www.nimd.org/default.aspx?menuid=88&type=eventitem&contentid=23
The Hague, 26 May 2008, Organisation: Socires, NIMD, SID and others
At the conference political, social and economic developments in Latin America will be addressed with special attention to the issue of energy supply and food security.

Conference on global competition and European companies’ location decisions, http://www.eurofound.europa.eu/events/2008/confpoznan/index.htm

Pozna?, Poland, 3–5 June 2008, IBB Andersia Hotel, Plac Andersa 3
Globalisation brings new opportunities and markets for business and companies. It also brings more choice and lower prices for customers. But for workers it can mean the loss of jobs and the erosion of incomes, living standards and the European social model. So what makes companies decide to locate their business in the EU? Is it inevitable that they abandon European countries for low-cost, poorly-regulated locations elsewhere? Can policymakers influence that decision? And what does it mean for European integration if production and jobs move from one Member State to another? The conference is aimed at the key players in the debate – companies, employers, workers, politicians, and public authorities at local and national levels.

Tools of the Trade for Development Practitioners
http://www.mdi-nh.org
Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, 08 – 21 June 2008

e-Learning course: Intellectual Property Policy and Development
http://www.unitar.org/pft/ipdev
9 June to 25 July 2008 (six weeks).

Designed for officials and professionals in full-time work, this instructor-led online course, which has been reviewed by leading academics and policy makers, will provide participants with the necessary background knowledge to conduct strong analysis and research on IP policy issues, to effectively participate in policy discussions and multilateral negotiations, and to address IP issues in legislation, regulations and guidelines. This course, which has been developed by United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) jointly with South Centre, an Intergovernmental Organization of developing countries, is intended to educate and enable government delegates, public and private sector officials in charge of IP related issues, and other stakeholders to further understand the linkages between IP and development.

Forum on Growing Inclusive Markets
http://www.gim2008.ca
Halifax, Canada, 20-21 June
The International Council for Small Business holds a World Conference in Canada, 22-25 June. IDRC, CIDA, UNDP and others are holding a pre-conference Forum on Growing Inclusive Markets.

Regulatory Impact Analysis Training Courses
http://www.coleurop.be/ria2008
Belgium, 23-27 June and 6-10 October 2008; The College of Europe and Jacobs and Associates

2nd ValueLinks Introductory Training Seminar

http://www.idc-aachen.de/english/2_4.html
Oestrich-Winkel, Germany, 8-12 September 2008

Seminar on child labour, education and youth employment: a challenge for economic growth and social progress
http://tinyurl.com/5oswcb
Madrid, Spaijn, 11 – 12 September 2008, UCW Seminar III
UCW Project and the Instituto Figuerola of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid are organizing a two-day seminar to present recent research on child labour and its linkages with educational and youth employment outcomes. The seminar will also aim at identifying key information gaps relating to these themes, thereby helping to guide furture research efforts. We are calling for papers to be presented at the seminar.

Regional Comparative Advantage and Knowledge?Based Entrepreneurship
http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/RICAFE/newsAndEvents.htm
The RICAFE2 third Conference will be held on 9 & 10 October 2008 at the University of Amsterdam Business School. The organizers invite submissions for empirical and theoretical papers on the financing of knowledge-based entrepreneurial firms, on the influence of venture capital on firms’ ability to translate technological advances into successful products, and on the contribution of knowledge-based entrepreneurship to regional dynamics.

Knowledge creation & Optimal Teaching and Learning Environments: What Works?
http://www.earli-pbpr.org
Bergen, Norway, 26-28 November 2008
3rd European Conference on Practice-based and Practitioner Research on Learning and Instruction

What Can Microfinance Contribute to Agriculture in Developing Countries?
http://www.fondation-farm.org/IMG/pdf/Farm_microfinance_conf_eng.pdf
Proceedings from the International Conference held in
Paris, 4-6 December 2007

Donor Committee for Enterprise Development
http://www.enterprise-development.org
Oslo, 10 – 11 December 2008
The 30th Annual Meeting for members of the Committee will be hosted by Norad

Global Directory of Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution Programs
http://www.peacejusticestudies.org/globaldirectory/
This is a comprehensive, annotated guide to peace studies and conflict resolution programs at colleges and universities worldwide. This edition profiles over 450 undergraduate, Master’s and Doctoral programs and concentrations in 40 countries and 38 U.S. states. Entries describe the program’s philosophy and goals, examples of course offerings and requirements, degrees and certificates offered, and complete contact information, including links to email and websites.

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Upcoming Training and Events

Seven Training modules for Entrepreneurs
http://www.bds-forum.net/training-modules/
Training module for business start-ups in French and English. Introducing the four steps of business implementation including practical exercises (action planning, business idea generation, analyse your competencies, SWOT analysis of the business idea (Strengths-Weaknesses-Opportunities-Threats). These training modules are published without copyright and free for use. Modules: 1 on Steps of business implementation, 2 on Marketing, 3 on Accounting, 4 on Administrative procedures, 5 on Financing your business, 7 on International Trade Promotion.

Greening the Economy – New Energy for Business
http://www.ebsummit.eu
21 – 22 February at the 6th EBS!
The sixth European Business Summit provides the perfect meeting opportunity for more than 2000 participants from the business community, EU and national political circles, scientific platforms and NGOs from more than 60 nationalities, to debate and exchange views on how to boost business in Europe and Europe in business. Climate change, energy and eco-innovation are at the heart of today’s worldwide debate. Key question for Europe is how to become more competitive whilst being global leader in climate quality at the same time. Therefore, the 2008 EBS will focus on how the EU can turn the ‘carbon challenge’ into business opportunities, giving new energy to growth and jobs.

Value Chain Concepts
http://www.mdf.nl
The Netherlands, 25-29 February 2008
Hans Posthumus Consulting and MDF will present, discuss and practise the Value Chain Concept in a structured and participatory way. Due attention is given to the various approaches that exist among Value Chain Development practitioners and the various roles that donors, development organisations, private sector organisations, governmental organisations and other stakeholders can play. You will exchange experiences, practice tools and instruments to develop your skills and increase your understanding of the actual practices as well as the process and management thereof. The training approach will be experience-based with emphasis on practical examples. MDF/HPC staff and external resource persons will facilitate, deliver lectures, exercises and discussions, complemented by exploring real-life cases chosen from cases proposed by the participants.

International Anti-Corruption Conference
http://www.dbbakademie.de/korruptionbetrug.html
Cologne, Germany, 25 – 26 February 2008
The international conference on the topic of corruption aims at providing information about the developments on fighting corruption in the European Union as well as promoting better co-operation among the Member States. The international conference supports the co-ordination of actors.

Regional Innovation Strategies for Cluster Internationalisation and Global Competitiveness
http://www.clusterforum.org/media/191207Agenda_02_2008.pdf
Karlsruhe, Germany, 26-27 February 2008
The focus of the International Conference CLOE – Clusters Linked over Europe is on exchanging experiences, how best to support successful cluster evolution and how to stimulate knowledge, innovation and internationalisation of clusters.

Banking on Development
http://www.oecd.org/site/0,3407,en_21571361_37824719_1_1_1_1_1,00.html
Geneva, Switzerland 28-29 February 2008
OCED-led Policy Public-Private round table. Jointly organised with the World Economic Forum (WEF) in the context of the OECD Global Forum on Development.

Business Planning and Financial Projections with Microfin
http://www.microfin.com
Washington DC, USA, 7 – 11 April 2008
Bali, Indonesia, 31 Mar – 4 Apr 2008
Microfin has long been the microfinance “industry standard” for planning and budgeting. This course uses the new version of our software, Microfin 4. Microfin 4.0 includes 200 major enhancements over Microfin 3.0, including an expanded range of financial products, improved guidance and error-checking features, versatile graphing, and much more.

Second Conference on Micro Evidence on Innovation in Developing Economies
http://rqsi.ulaval.ca/url.php?i=3119&f=News&l=En
Beijing, China, 21 – 23April 2008
The aim of the conference is to bring together researchers from around the world to discuss the importance and the different dimensions of innovation in relation with economic growth and development. In this second Conference, a particular emphasis will be put on innovation in China and other BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, South Africa) countries.

Radical Challenges in Innovation Management
http://rqsi.ulaval.ca/url.php?i=3118&f=News&l=En
The 9th Continuous Innovation Network (CINet) conference will take place in Valencia on 8-9 September 2008. Academics, practitioners and consultants involved in managing innovation and change are invited to submit presentations. Abstracts should be sent electronically to the conference secretariat before March 3, 2008.

First International Workshop on Economic Aspects of Corruption
http://eri.ir/fa/index.asp?tar=page&id=88
Tehran, Iran, 3.-4.November 2008.
Deadline for paper Submission: 1.April 2008.

Microfinance Passport distance learning course
http://www.microfinancepassport.com
Plural India announced the launch of its “Microfinance Passport”, a four-month distance learning course for those interested in the emergent field of microfinance. The course comprises two comprehensive modules spanning an expansive range of topics in microfinance, both at the macro and micro level, Freestyle (debate sessions) and GroundZero (field visits to partner microfinance institutions).

e-Learning at UNITAR 2008
http://www.unitar.org/pft/elearning
The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) is pleased to announce its 2008 e-Learning Course Calendar. For 2008, UNITAR will be conducting over least fifteen online courses intended for a global audience of finance-sector and trade officials.