Category News: Technical Advisors

Walking a Tightrope Under Covid-19

: Published: December 21, 2020:

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I have to admit, this is a somewhat attention-grabbing title for an experience report that attempts to describe the balancing act that my work as an advisor in the development sector in Mozambique in 2020 entailed. What do I mean here by tightrope walk?

I went to Mozambique at …

Learnings from the Community of Practice “Social Enterprise Development”

: Published: June 7, 2021:

The Community of Practice “Social Enterprise Development” was founded in 2020 by a group of HORIZONT3000 Technical Advisors from all around the globe. A Community of Practice (CoP) is formed by a group of people, who have a common interest in the same topics and seek to learn together and from each other (Wenger, E, McDermott, R, …

Insights from our Knowledge Management Kick-off Event in Mozambique

: Published: July 20, 2021:

On May 19th and 20th 2021 the team of HORIZONT3000 Mozambique met in Beira to discuss the topic of knowledge management and the knowledge management program of HORIZONT3000, called KNOW-HOW3000. It was the first time, such an event took place, and it was a great success!

What were the main objectives of the workshop?: : The first …

Launch of Resource Mobilisation Manual

: Published: August 16, 2021:

On 21st July 2021 KNOW-HOW3000 launched a resource mobilisation guide to all our colleagues and partners. We have noticed that our partners in East Africa need support in increasing their capacity to mobilise resources – be it to raise funds from donors or to generate income from social enterprises. While trainings or individual consultancies are very effective …

Interview Series - TA Report with Magdalena Schneidhofer

: Published: October 18, 2021:

What are our TAs up to? I took the interview series as an opportunity to catch up with some of our Technical Advisors and see what they have to tell us about their projects, challenges, hightlights, lessons learned etc.: : This is how I came to have a very interesting conversation with Magdalena Schneidhofer, TA at Justice Centre …

The shared responsability for wellbeing of women and men

: Published: October 13, 2020:

COVID-19 has put our world upside-down and the planning of the KNOW-HOW3000 activities in Central America was not spared either. We had to adapt to a new reality, which translated to diving into a virtual world.: : A crucial challenge for 2020 was to follow-up on outcomes of the gender diagnosis that had been carried out last year among …

Papua New Guinea - The End or the Beginning?

: Published: September 21, 2020:

A personal essay of a returnee

I am sitting in the train on my way through the beautiful Austrian alps. Lush green, blue lakes, pleasant temperatures. I’ve been back „home“ for three months now and still it makes me sad, whenever Papua comes to my mind. I decide to use the time of my train ride to put …

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 …

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 …

„Trafficking in Persons Report" Hero Award

: Published: July 8, 2020:

Every year the US Department of State produces the “Trafficking in Persons Report” that asses the efforts done by governments around the globe in combating human trafficking and modern slavery. The report is one of the most important annual publications in the comparative assessment of global efforts against human trafficking.

In the report, the Department …

Covid-19 - Working Situation of TAs in Central America: Tools and Thoughts

: Published: June 8, 2020:

Since the beginning of the Corona Crisis certainly a lot has changed. The goal of this article is to take a closer look at the realities of the daily working routines of our TAs and at the implications for knowledge management. Since digitalization processes cannot be neglected when talking about knowledge transfer, it is also important to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

NEW SEARCH FUNCTION AT THE PLATFORM

We are glad to inform you about a new search function to look for our Technical Advisors that you should try out! This is especially helpful if you are using the “Borrow-a-TA”-approach, or if you want to get advice from one of our specialists registered at the KNOW-HOW3000 Platform (please note, you have to log in first).: : To use the search …

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