"Theories of change help aid workers and peacebuilders to make their programs more effective, but they are rarely used to their full potential. Creating a detailed logic of intervention helps to identify gaps in programming, highlight assumptions that need to be tested and provide a sound base for strategic choices that can increase impact. This course provides the conceptual background for working with theories of change in fragile contexts and then focuses on how 'good' theories of change can be developed and used by practitioners to gain an in-depth understanding of the change their programs trigger."
"Communicating peace and conflict can be crucial in serving peacebuilding purpose. Traditionally, mass media have been disseminating information that shape public opinion on peace and conflict. Over the past decade, digital technologies have created new opportunities for the inclusion of individuals in communication activities. At the same time, several challenges have emerged, such as issues of confidentiality, credibility, trust, privacy, and security. Course participants will critically reflect on trends, challenges, and practice of communicating peacebuilding."
The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) in Kyrgyzstan is looking for a team of consultants for conducting a scoping study on civil society in Kyrgyzstan and modalities for its support.
Time dedicated to the mission: up to 60 person-days, between April-June 2021 (according to the agreed scoping study plan). The work in the field will depend on the epidemiological situation in the country.
We invite organizations/teams of consultants who wish to apply to refer to the attached Terms of Reference (ToR) and to send their applications (including a cover letter, information about proposed approach and methodology, team composition with CVs and previous background on similar assignments, availability timeframe and a competitive quote) by e-mail to email@example.com by March 29, 2021 COB (Bishkek time).
In case of questions or clarifications needed, organizations/teams of consultants will be invited to an interview by phone or videoconference.
We would appreciate if you can distribute this announcement within your networks.
Elena Zakirova (Ms.) National Program Officer, Governance
Swiss Cooperation in the Kyrgyz Republic
21 Erkindik boulevard
Bishkek 720040, Kyrgyzstan
Phone + 996 312 301036 (ext. 845382)
Phone: +41 58 48 45382
Fax + 996 312 303677
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"Without careful consideration of how COVID-19 – and national and international responses to it – interacts with conflict dynamics, there is a risk that aid could unintentionally exacerbate conflict in recipient communities, while opportunities to contribute to positive peace could be missed."
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