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Amouzou Bedi 28 August 2014

Knowledge has an important role to play in addressing development issues, but this requires access to information as well as the availability of relevant and useful knowledge. Knowledge is central to sustainable development. Knowledge is essential for survival and sustainability.

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EuropeAid – or DG DEVCO – is responsible for designing EU development policies and delivering aid to reduce poverty in the world, while ensuring sustainable development and promoting democracy, peace and security. In November last year, EuropeAid welcomed new Director General, Fernando Frutuoso de Melo. Earlier this week, capacity4dev.eu took a camera to his office for an informal conversation on the context of European development cooperation in 2014.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 18 December 2013
The Oxford Martin Commission for Future Generations, a unique, interdisciplinary research community chaired by former World Trade Organization head, Pascal Lamy, released their long anticipated “Now for the Long Term” report in October. It offers frank discussion on how to break gridlock on major global challenges. At the recent European DevDays, Lamy spoke with us about the report, offering a line of thought that may resonate in the upcoming debate on the post- Millennium Development Goals framework.
Development institutions are learning new ways to share knowledge. The traditional hierarchical model of training, in which information is passed down from teacher to student, or donor to recipient, is not always the most effective. Instead, partnerships are emerging through which experiences can be shared.
María Sancho Hidalga created a new WIKI page 19 November 2013

The RAC is a non-invasive approach to assess Capacity Development outcomes

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12 October 2010

Public Group on Capacity Development & Technical Cooperation

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The Practitioners’ Network of European Development Cooperation is an informal platform that brings together European public agencies and institutions in charge of executing bilateral and EU development cooperation. They have joined forces to share their experience and good practice, and work on European Union policy issues with regard to development.
Last October, Marcus Cornaro left the Directorate General for International Cooperation and Development (DG DEVCO) to take up a new post as Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to South Africa. In this interview he shares some of the challenges of working in a graduating country and how South Africa can serve as an example to the region.
Capacity4dev Team created a new Article 13 January 2014
GIZ, a German federal organisation, assists the German Government in achieving its objectives in the field of international cooperation for sustainable development. At the recent European Development Days, Managing Director Dr Christoph Beier reflected on the changing landscape of development cooperation, and what he considers to be the priorities of the Post-2015 Agenda.
The “EU Dev Days” are Europe's premier forum on international affairs and development cooperation. This year, more than 5000 people will gather in Brussels on 26 and 27th November for questions and debate around the event’s main theme - the Post 2015 Development Agenda.

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