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Trainings were viewed as inflexible and were not tailored to regional issues. The same curriculum was used across all trainings, regardless of the local context. Training would have been more …
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The capacity building programme successfully increased the’ levels of environmental awareness and stewardship, as evidenced by a municipality being awarded as the cleanest in Lanao del Sur, and the creation …

The project required a complex but clearly delineated division of labour and responsibilities between an external Civil Society Organisation and a country based Implementing Partner. This was well presented in …

In a crowded donor environment with multiple civil society actors, and a highly volatile and dynamic political and security context, the project demonstrated the need to maintain good links with …

Creating trust with the government was key in a political environment that has been predominantly closed and opaque. The grantee and implementing partner met with the competent authorities to introduce …

Primary victims of conflict and insecurity in post-conflict and fragile states are often located far away from capital cities – where decision-making and consultation processes are centralised – and their …

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If a women’s empowerment project engages both women-only organizations and mixed organizations, it should discuss with stakeholders at the beginning of the project how to manage the dual discourse.

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In low-income countries, women’s empowerment projects should develop collaborations with organizations specialized in literacy to enable rural women to acquire computer skills.

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In Haiti, as in many low-income countries, IT is under-utilized as a tool to empower rural women. Making it more accessible strengthens the capacity for action and self-esteem of rural …

A community and resource centre open not only to women refugees but also to local women is a significant opportunity to fight xenophobic sentiment and discriminatory discourse.