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Joint Programming: Training for Headquarters and Delegations

Joint programming is a powerful tool that aims to facilitate the coordination of different partners in a given sector. To help EC staff make the most use of this approach, DG DEVCO is organinsing a JP training in September.

The overall objective of this one-day training is to help course participants identify practical steps towards institutionalising joined approaches at partner-country levels.

"Joint programming is still quite a new phenomena," said course instructor Alexander O'Riordan. "Nonetheless, the EU and the Member States have a long history of working together. This training will attempt to distill the lessons learned from this cooperation, so that development workers don't need to repeat the mistakes of the past."

More specifically, the training aims to give a better understanding of:

  • The added value of working in a joined-up manner at country level;
  • How joint programming processes can be taken forward drawing on key building blocks, each of which can deliver added value to programming, implementation and policy dialogue in partner countries;

Additional info

The following documentation can be consulted before the course:

- Capacity4Dev public group on Joint Programming

- Capacity4Dev public group on Aid Effectiveness

- Joint Programming Guidance

"The training will focus on how to get a joint programming proces started, build consesus, take advantage of available tools," said O'Riordan. "And, most importantly, how to institutionalise the joint work and make sure that our organisations sustain momentum and keep the joint effort going."

The course is aimed at staff working in Delegations and Headquarters, in particular those working with donor coordination and joint programming. Depending on availibility, it might also be open to colleagues from the "Relex" family (DEVCO, NEAR, ECHO, TRADE, FPI, ECFIN and EEAS staff working in HQ) and Member States staff.

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last update
4 November 2019

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