Category News: Partner Organisations

Unlocking Potential: Talking about Knowledge Management with Mary Gatitu, Director of Rescue Dada Centre

: Published: December 9, 2020:

News Report on Online Session Series “Knowledge Management for Beginners”

HORIZONT3000’s partner organisations in East Africa have a wealth of knowledge and experiences that could contribute to the achievements of their strategic goals. However, with many organisations this knowledge resides within the heads of staff and is not readily available for other staff or outsiders. Systematically managing knowledge …

Diego Santos and Central America: "Let's show the people that we stand with them!"

: Published: November 2, 2020:

In the midst of one meeting after the other and the thorough handover process of the Programme Coordination of the Central American Region to his successor Kristina Kroyer, Diego Santos-Santiago managed to take the time to have a chat with me, answer some questions and paint a picture of the current situation in Central America regarding our …

Knowledge Management: Learning in Civil Society Organizations

: Published: November 27, 2020:

Before starting to coordinate the KNOW-HOW3000 programme in Central America, I had never put that much thought into what knowledge management actually meant. Thus I started to research and read that knowledge management experienced a peak moment in the 80s in the scope of the business world. In order for the employees to be more competitive, business owners were …

The Policy Dialogue Manual 2019/2020

: Published: September 29, 2020:

Since the beginning of the year, in the scope of our consortium project funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) we have created a print and digital version of our “POLICY DIALOGUE” manual ready for partners to read, use, share, apply, learn with etc. The manual was produced within the consortium project involving HORIZONT3000 (lead), GROOTS …

A day in the life of a Technical Advisor: Peter Tantius

: Published: September 15, 2020:

The Knowledge Management team is always busy trying to make knowledge transfers possible and easier between members of our community. Recently, Peter Tantius, Technical Advisor (TA) in Mozambique, has supported our intentions often. He got in touch with us in order to share several documents that he thought might be of benefit for other projects as well …

FSM and fight to save the conifers in El Salvador

Publicado: 27 de agosto, 2020

Una de las organizaciones ganadoras de los últimos CONOCILÍMPICOS 2019/2020 fue la Fundación Segundo Montes de El Salvador.: : La experiencia que submitieron trata de como salvar las reservas de coníferas en El Salvador luchando contra la plaga del gorgojo descortezador del pino. Con el premio que ganaron realizaron otra iniciativa relacionada a su …

Non-profit and for-profit hand in hand?

: Published: July 15, 2020:

First steps towards collaboration between organic farmers and the tourism and gastronomy sector in the Apaneca-Ilamatepec Biosphere Reserve in El Salvador.

In 2007 UNESCO declared a natural area in the West of El Salvador as the Apaneca-Ilamatepec Biosphere Reserve (RBA-I for its Spanish abbreviation). The goal of this declaration is to minimize conflict between development and conservation. The …

Triangular Technical Advisory

: Published: May 7, 2020:

A Triangular Technical Advisory is a so-called south-south cooperation, in which the capacities of one of the Partner Organizations are beneficial for another one or more Partner Organizations. As a new instrument within the Technical Advisory Program this innovative concept focusses on knowledge transfer between the Partner Organisations. One PO, the ‘Receiving Partner Organisation’ demands advisory from …

New Internal Project Partner Database to Come

: Published: April 1, 2020:

In the year 2018, HORIZONT3000 has undertaken its first intellectual capital report (Wissensbilanz). One main outcome and recommendation of it was to manage more systematically our information and knowledge about our local Partner Organisations.

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So far, HORIZONT3000 has managed the various information and knowledge on Partner Organisations in different word files and documents. A more …

Recap & Kick off: Consortium Project Policy Dialogue

: Published: February 11, 2020:

2020 is the year that we are kicking off Phase III of the Consortium Project Policy Dialogue (PD) in East Africa. Thats the reason why we came together in November last year with the involved Partner Organisations to exchange experiences, learn from each other and collectively reflect on the future and further development of the Consortium Project. …

Senegal: Participative Research on Agroecology

: Published: February 11, 2020:

Retrouvez la version française ci-dessous.: : Agroecology is the trending topic when it comes to sustainable and effective solutions regarding Rural Development. Thats the reason why I would like to introduce you to this project about Participative Investigation on Agroecology in the Nioro du Rip Department in Senegal, which is still ongoing until the end of this year. I …

Soil Conservation and Evaluation in Mozambique

: Published: January 20, 2020:

Any sustainable farming operation will have to consider that soils are a crucial and diminishing resource in agricultural production. Soils take a long time to form (thousands of years) and can be destroyed within just a few years. Fertile land is essential for sustaining agriculture. The productivity of land has, however, decreased due to more intensive use …

Ethiopia: Shaking rusty hierarchies and cultivating new healthy environments

: Published: January 27, 2020:

Pooling our energies and concentrations on whats ahead in 2020 and beyond, gender is definitely a big issue for HORIZONT3000. Thats the reason why we would like to take the opportunity and look back at the DKA and HORIZONT3000 Partner Meeting that took place in November 2019 in Arbaminch, Ethiopia, where gender issues constituted a main topic …

Presentation of the results of the 'Gender Study' in Central America

: Published: January 9, 2020:

On October 24, after the “Campesina Family” Community of Practice meeting organized by KNOWHOW3000 in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala, Dagny Skarwan presented the results of the Gender Analysis of the HORIZONT3000 ADA Co-financing program in Central America.: : : : Since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals at …

Sharing knowledge on Securing Livelihoods for South Sudanese Refugees

: Published: December 19, 2020:

Sharing knowledge on securing livelihoods for South Sudanese refugees was the theme of a recent sharing event in Arua (20.-21.11.2019), Uganda organised by the resident NGO PALM Corps together with AFARD and HORIZONT3000. The event concluded the first joint project by AFARD and PALM Corps that aimed at securing livelihoods for South Sudanese refugees and host communities …

NEW BOSSET HEALTH CENTRE FOR 28.000 PEOPLE

: Published: November 25, 2019:

I have been working as a Technical Advisor at the Diocese of Daru-Kiunga, Western Province in Papua New Guinea since July 2018. Today I would like to tell you more about a project I am currently involved in. Together with local leaders of the village and women representatives, we are working on providing expanded and improved health-care …

Videos: Communitiy of Practice Meeting “Familia Campesina”

: Published: November 15, 2019:

On October 22 and 23, 2019, participants from several HORIZONT3000 Partner Organisations from El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala met at the PACAMAN Training Center (CCDA) in San Lucas Tolimán, Guatemala.: : The topic of this Community of Practice (Familia Campesina – Peasant Family) was Strategies for the promotion of agroecology facing the effects of Climate Change.: : …

Go Green With Schools

: Published: November 18, 2019:

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Hi, my name is Silke Goos, since November 2018 I am working with the Partner Organisation AFIRD and I would like to tell you more about our project that I am fully convinced of. The project deals with permaculture trainings in primary schools …

KNOWLYMPICS 2019 Announcement

: Published: October 25, 2019:

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In our KNOW-HOW3000 Knowledge Management Programme we have developed an Experience Capitalisation Process in order to promote learning and sharing processes among our partners.  For this purpose we produce single-page presentations (“Good Practices” and “Learnings from Failure” at a Glance) as well as detailed descriptions (“Good Practices” and “Learnings from …

Golden Times for Knowledge Management

: Published: October 17, 2019:

We have a new companion in our office. Even though our new team member is quite small, it has received a lot of attention, which is probably linked to its shiny, golden presence. Yes, you might have guessed it: HORIZONT3000 has won an award! We are very excited to tell you more about it:: : The KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT 4 …

Arriving on a TA assignment in Kampala, Uganda, East Africa

: Published: September 19, 2019:

As Flying TAs, Agnes and I arrived in Uganda in mid-August curious to meet our new colleagues at the Regional Office East Africa (ROEA) and the various Partner Organisations we will work with. Our first days were organised smoothly: we were introduced to the city of Kampala by ROEA drivers, went apartment hunting and got acquainted with …

CSO & Policy Dialogue: Project Evaluation

: Published: September 12, 2019:

The Consortium Project “Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) & Policy Dialogue is a three years programme funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) with the aim to Further strengthen capacities of East African CSOs regarding their policy dialogue engagement.: : : : Its second phase from January, 1st 2017 until December, 31st 2019 succeeded …

Sector Update #2: Knowledge Management

: Published: October 7, 2019:

In this second round of our brand new series of Sector Updates, we will take a look at what’s going on in terms of Knowledge Management at HORIZONT3000. A while ago, we have carried out an external evaluation of our Knowledge Management Programme KNOW-HOW3000 in its third phase from 2016 until 2018. Also we asked our Knowledge …

When to step forward and when to step back?

: Published: August 20, 2019:

: : Theo Sowa during a TED Talk; Source: africanfeministforum.com: : A few years ago I experienced how Theo Sowa, Ghanaian activist and feminist left a room full of representatives of northern donors and NGOS speechless and reflective with a powerful and critical speech. She pleaded …

In-Country Training: A report from Central America

: Published: August 14, 2019:

Before leaving Austria to start my assignment as a Technical Assistant in Central America (flying-TA) I was wondering what’s going to happen during my In-Country Training, who will I meet and what will I learn? With this article I want to share my experiences, some pictures and give a very brief overview of the projects I got …

1 Systematisation, 3 Projects and 4 Partner Organisations

: Published: August 5, 2019:

Healing, Leadership and Agriculture for a Fair and Decent Life – that is what brought four of our Partner Organisations in Guatemala – the Asociación MIRIAM, the Colectivo NOj, the Comité Campesino del Altiplano (CCDA) and the Pastoral Social, Diócesis de Quiché (PSQ) – to pair up and go through the process of a joint systematisation of their …

Knowledge Management: Let the drawings do the talking

: Published: July 30, 2019:

KNOW-HOW3000 is all about joint learning and sharing activities. Communities of Practice (CoP) pose a great space for these purposes. In this post we would like to talk about Central Americas CoP and present a quick retrospective of their activities throughout 2018.: : As part of the final report of 2018 on the KNOW-HOW3000 programme our dear colleagues …

Comparing faith-based and secular NGOs

: Published: November 12, 2019:

In the field of development cooperation, there are mainly two actors who implement projects, namely; faith-based organizations (FBO) and secular non-governmental organizations. Although both of them have similar aims, they are very different in terms of operation, still, when it comes to terms and definitions, the boundaries are often blurry.: : For over 5 years, the Cultural Research Centre …

TRAININGS ON PROJECT CYCLE MANAGEMENT

Together with our Member Organisations Brothers and Sister in Need, DKA Austria and Welthaus Graz we already organized two trainings in 2018 for our Partner Organisations in Uganda and Tanzania.: : Topic of the Trainings was Project Cycle Management (PCM) with the objective to deepen the knowledge of the employees …

COMMUNITIES OF PRACTICE (COP)

Besides Local and Regional Sharing Events for experience exchange purposes, the building of Communities of Practice (CoP) in every region is also promoted in the new project phase. CoP are groups of people who share a passion for something that they do and interact regularly to learn how to do it better. CoP are a proven method within Knowledge Management to foster structured learning …

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