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Oct 19
Online book launch on GENDER EQUALITY AND FEDERALISM, 22 October 2020 3:00pm-4:20pm Swiss time

The Forum of Federation is launching its new Report on Gender Equality and Federalism.

The Report examines the complex gender dynamics in federal and decentralized countries, and identifies the advantages and disadvantages that multilevel systems present in the context of advancing gender equality in critical areas of women's lives.

Alongside the Report author Dr. Christine Forster, Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, Canada, and  Honourable Muferihat Kamil Ahmed, Minister of Peace, Ethiopia, will join the event to reflect on experiences of gender equality and governance. ​

You can watch the event here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WG3R1TWAURU​

Sep 23
Webinar: COVID-19 and the Buisiness Case for Democracy

Dear colleagues, this an invitaiton to an interesting webinar by the DAC GovNet that I would like to forward you:

 “Covid-19 and the Business Case for Democracy: Do Democracies Deliver?Virtual Roundtable Event on October 52020, 14:00-15:30 CET (Stockholm, Paris)Feel free to circulate this invitation in your organizations.

The event is organized by the Varieties of Democracy (V-Dem) Institute in collaboration with the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development of the European Commission, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ).

 Confirmed speakers include Staffan I. Lindberg (University of Gothenburg), Anna Lührmann (University of Gothenburg), Carl-Henrik Knutsen (University of Oslo), Annika Silva Leander (International IDEA), Achim Johannsen (BMZ) and Thomas Millar (European Commission). 

The Roundtable is a closed event (registration required) for development cooperation professionals working for the EU, BMZ, GIZ, or their partner organizations as well as academia. To register, please email natalia.natsika@v-dem.net.

For more information, please see the event announcement under this link: https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/Documents/BCFD%20Event%20Announcement.pdf​​​​

Kind regards, Ursula

 


Sep 09
New Research and Action programme on ‘Emergent Agency in a Time of Covid’

Mutual aid groups morphing into long term citizens’ organizations; women’s organizations forming to address the surge in domestic violence during lockdown; small producers switching to producing protective equipment for health and care workers.

Across the world, people are responding to the pandemic at a local level by acting, organizing and learning. What kinds of patterns can be identified in this ‘emergent agency’? How could others support and amplify this work? And what could be the long term impact of all of that?

That’s the focus of a new research programme between Oxfam and the LSE’s Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity (AFSEE) programme: Emergent Agency in a Time of Covid-19’.

There are several ways how you can join: https://oxfamblogs.org/fp2p/launching-a-new-research-and-action-programme-on-emergent-agency-in-a-time-of-covid-want-to-join-us/

Sep 07
"Facilitated" Political Economy Analysis Process in the Horn of Africa

​Dear Network members

The cooperation offices in Nairobi and Addis are embarking on an interesting journey. They are looking for consultants knowledgeable in Political Economy Analysis, that would lead a process, where they facilitate the analysis in close collaboration with the office. The aim is twofold:

(1) To support the Cooperation Office in reflecting on and analyzing the context in Somalia, and the arid and semi-arid areas in Kenya and Ethiopia and its implications for the priority areas of future intervention of Swiss cooperation (Swiss Cooperation Program 2022-2025), according to a logic of a political economy analysis (PEA).

(2) To do this in a “facilitated way”, meaning that the involved office staff is actually learning about the method by doing the analysis together with the consultants. Therefore, the inclusion and participation of the office staff is a key aspect of the mandate, and also helps that new knowledge and reflections are owned and used in the office for the implementation of the future Cooperation Program.​

Deadline is already the 18th of September. 

https://reliefweb.int/job/3667278/international-and-local-consultant-charge-facilitated-political-economic-analysis-pea


 

Aug 24
External review of: “Decentralisation and Municipal Support” (DEMOS) Phase II

The Swiss Cooperation Office Kosovo is requesting the services of an experienced team of consultants (preferably one international and one national expert) to conduct an external review of the project “Decentralisation and Municipal Support” (DEMOS) Phase II, initiated and mandated by the SDC, co-financed by the governments of Kosovo, Sweden and Norway, and implemented by Helvetas Swiss Intercooperation. The external review will feed into the planning of DEMOS Phase III (envisaged exit phase for SDC). These terms of reference outline the framework upon which the consultants shall provide their services (https://www.shareweb.ch/site/DDLGN/CUG/NetworkDocuments/Shared%20Documents/ToR_%20external_review_DEMOS_phase2_vers%2018.08.2020_.pdf).

If you are interested, please send a technical proposal (max. 3 pages, excluding annexes), which shall include: Understanding of the consultancy (Proposed approach and methodology to complete the task, Proposed timeframe, Financial proposal) and Annexes (CV of the consultant, Relevant reference projects from previous successful mandates) to the Senior National Programme Officer saranda.cana@eda.admin.ch not later than 20 September 2020


Aug 20
2 Webinars: How the Covid-19 Crisis Challenges Multi-level Governance in Asia

How the Covid-19 Crisis Challenges Resilience and Functionality of Multi-level Governance Systems in Asia 

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The DeLoG Secretariat in cooperation with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is organising two webinars exploring the implications of the Covid-19 crisis to multi-level governance systems in the Asia-Pacific region.   


 

These webinars are organised in partnership with the ADB, the Local Governance Initiative and Network (LOGIN) Asia and the German Development Cooperation (GIZ). Panelists will include representatives from several ADB-Developing Member Countries, ADB-staff, academics, and the OECD.  

The webinars are scheduled for and 10 September 2020, at 2 pm CEST (=8pm Manila time).  

 

The first webinar (2 September) on “Policies and Strategies Post Covid-19: How to strengthen Multi-level Systems in Asia” will look at policy and strategy challenges for Asia’s multi-level systems, explore how the political, fiscal and administrative features of multi-level systems can be improved to cope with the medium-term implications of Covid-19, and will also examine implications of the pandemic for realising the 2030 Agenda in the region, and for the efforts to localise SDGs.  

Online registration for this webinar is open now.   

 

The second webinar (10 September) on “Coping with the Crisis: Multi-level Systems in Action” will discuss practical experiences of different countries in the region in responding to the Covid-19 situation, looking in more detail at the respective roles and mandates of each level of government, and the effectiveness of existing mechanisms and processes of coordination and communication between levels of government.   

Online registration for this webinar is open now.  

 


 


 

Aug 14
Publication sur la gestion des risques électoraux dans la région du G5 Sahel

es pays du G5 Sahel – Burkina Faso, Tchad, Mali, Mauritanie et Niger – organiseront des élections en 2020 et 2021. Ces élections se dérouleront dans un contexte où tous sont confrontés à de graves défis humanitaires et sécuritaires, aggravés par la fragilité de leurs institutions.

La propagation de la pandémie de COVID-19 et ses impacts socio-économiques aggravent la situation et soulèvent même des questions sur la possibilité d’organiser des élections dans un environnement si volatil.

Ce guide a été développé par International IDEA pour aider les décideurs et les praticiens dans ce contexte.​


 

Il est accessible sur ce lien:

https://www.idea.int/publications/catalogue/guide-risk-factors-elections-g5-sahel-region-external-factors?lang=fr




Aug 11
E-Learning Course on Decentralization, Local Governance, and Localizing SDGs in Asia

​ADB's Governance Thematic Group has announced the piloting of a new e-learning opportunity on Decentralization, Local Governance, and Localizing SDGs in Asia. 

The development of this tutored six-module course over 2 months targets ADB staff and relevant national and sub-national government officials from the Bank's Developing Member Countries (DMCs). 

There will be a limited number of slots for representatives from other development partners interested to deepen their understanding about decentralization processes and the challenges for localizing SDGs in the Asia-Pacific region. 

Online registration for the course is open until 15 August 2020. Selected applicants will be informed of their acceptance by 21 August 2020. The first module will go online on 7 September 2020 and the tutored course will run until 2 November 2020.


 

Jul 15
Evaluation Regional Development Program Albania - consultant needed

Dear all,

The Embassy of Switzerland in Albania is looking for a consultant or team of consultants for conducting an evaluation for Regional Development Program in Albania.

Time dedicated to the mandate: 35 days, between October to December 2020. The evaluationforesees a field mission in Albania, tentatively in the period from 16-27 November 2020 (subject of confirmation). ​

Application process: We invite organizations/teams of consultants who wish to apply to refer to the attached Terms of Reference (ToR - 771.221_7F-07021.04_ToRs_RDP evaluation.docx) including a cover letter, with CVs and previous background on similar assignments,  and a competitive quote) by e-mail to elda.bagaviki@eda.admin.ch by August 24, 2020 COB.

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.


 

Best regards,

Elda Bagaviki

National Programme Officer

Decentralisation and Local Governance

 

Embassy of Switzerland in Albania

Rruga Ibrahim Rugova, 3/1

1019 Tirana, Albania

Tel: + 355 04 2240102

      + 355 682060482

      + 41584803915

elda.bagaviki@eda.admin.ch;

https://www.eda.admin.ch/albania


 

Jul 08
Recherche d'un/une consultant/e international/e pour une mission d’évaluation

La Division Coopération Internationale de l’Ambassade de Suisse en Tunisie est à la recherche d'un/une consultant/e international/e pour une mission d’évaluation à mi-parcours des projets suisses PEV en Tunisie principalement. Le dernier délai de postulation est le 20 juillet 2020.

Pour tous renseignements concernant ce mandat veuillez consulter ces TDS.  

Si vous avez encore des questions n’hésitez pas à contacter willi.graf@eda.admin.ch  ou nosra.ayari@eda.admin.ch.

L’offre doit être envoyée au plus tard le 20/07/2020 par voie électronique aux adresses e-mail suivantes : willi.graf@eda.admin.ch  et nosra.ayari@eda.admin.ch

 


 

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