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Young men are being passed over in favour of their aging grandmothers who are being selected to travel from far-flung villages across the world to India, where they receive innovative training as solar engineers.
Today is International Volunteer Day, and this year’s theme “Young Global Active” celebrates young people around the world who are effecting change through volunteering. In order to mark this day, Claus Sørensen, the Director General for Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection at the European Commission explains the importance of the new EU Aid Volunteers initiative, which will launch in 2014.
Achieving the Sustainable Development Goals will not be limited by an overall lack of money, but rather will depend on “the way finance is mobilised and used”. That’s the message from the European Report on Development 2015, released this week.
Following the April 2013 disaster at a garment factory in Bangladesh, the European Commission is promoting health and safety in the global industry, as well as sustainable production, consumption and decent work.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 25 March 2015
“If we can replace the hand hoe with a smartphone as the most common tool in the hands of an African farmer, then we are halfway towards our dream,” said Theo de Jager, President of the Pan African Farmers Organisation and the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions. That dream is to combat poverty in Africa by helping growers make the most of increasingly abundant data on prices, materials and weather.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 31 July 2015
Clarify what is to be evaluated! Tailor the approach! Position evaluation as a learning function!  These are three keys to better evaluation provided by Steve Montague, Fellow of the Canadian Evaluation Society, who came to Brussels to deliver a number of lively and thought provoking seminars early this summer.
Capacity4dev Team created a new WIKI page 19 September 2014

Training on the procedures to be followed in external aid management is designed to give staff the knowledge they need for their job. The training also aims to update staff knowledge and maintain their level of skill and management.

Huma Manners created a new WIKI page 21 August 2014

Empowering Rural Electrification / The EU Framework for Access to Sustainable Energy

W O R K S H O P

Dates : 29 / 30 Sept. 2014

Location :  Brussels

The Director General for International Cooperation and Development, Fernando Frutuoso de Melo, has told capacity4dev how a revitalised EU met its commitments to aid effectiveness in 2014, and he flagged the coming year as a unique chance to show how development benefits Europeans and partner countries alike.  
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12 July 2010 to 14 July 2010
in Brussels (Belgium)
Organised byEuropean Commission

The purpose of this seminar was to provide all EC Delegation staff involved
in the sector with a greater understanding of selected "hot" issues in
agriculture development, and learn how to apply this understanding within
the policy-making processes, using recent experiences.

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