Category: Central America

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 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 …

Learning from Failure: Control of the Pine Bark Beetle

Country: El Salvador; Organisation: Fundación Segundo Montes: : AT A GLANCE: Control of the Pine Bark Beetle in Morazán (English): : A UN VISTAZO: El Control del Gorgojo Descortezador en Morazán (Español): : Systematisation of the Learning from Failure experience: Control of the Pine Bark Beetle in Morazán (Español): :  : :  

Good Practice: Collecting and Reusing Rainwater

Country: El Salvador; Organisation: FUNDESYRAM-Foundation for Socioeconomic Development and Environmental Restoration: : AT A GLANCE: Collecting and Reusing Rainwater (English): : A UN VISTAZO: Recoger y reusar aguas pluviales (Spanish): :  

Good Practice: Water Supply System for Salvadoran Community

Country: El Salvador; Organisation: ADES – Asociación de Desarrollo Económico Social: : AT A GLANCE: A water supply system for the community of Los Hernández, Cabañas in El Salvador (English): : A UN VISTAZO: Sistema de abastecimiento de agua para el caserío Los Hernández, Cabañas en El Salvador (Spanish)

The fight to save the conifers in El Salvador

: Published: August 27, 2020:

The Fundación Segundo Montes was one of the lucky winners of the latest KNOWLYMPICS 2019/2020.: : The experience that they have submitted deals with saving the conifer reserves in El Salvador by fighting the spread of the bark beetle. With the prize they won they took the chance to start a new …

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 …

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 …

Good Practice: Organisational strategies for the youth network of ACIJOES

Country: El Salvador; Organisation: ACIJOES: : AT A GLANCE: Organisational strategies for the youth network of ACIJOES (English): : AT A GLANCE: Estrategias organizativas de la red juvenil de la ACIJOES (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Estrategias organizativas de la red juvenil de la ACIJOES (Spanish)

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 …

Learning from Failure: Limitations of the implementation of an organic production process

Country: El Salvador; Organisation: Fundación Segundo Montes (FSM): : EN UN VISTAZO: Limitantes para emprender un proceso de producción orgánica (español): : At a Glance: Limitations of the implementation of an organic production process (inglés): : In Detail: Limitantes para emprender un proceso de producción orgánica  (español)

Good Practice: Families and Communities Prepared for Climate Change

Country: Nicaragua; Organisation: BlueEnergy (bE) and Bluefields Indian and Caribbean University (BICU): : AT A GLANCE: Families and communities prepared for climate change (English): : AT A GLANCE: Familias y comunidades ante el cambio climático (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Familias y comunidades ante el cambio climático (Spanish)

KNOWLYMPICS... and the Winners Are...

: Published: March 17, 2020:

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 one-page presentations (“Good Practices” and “Learnings from Failure” at a Glance) as well as detailed descriptions (In Detail “Good Practices” and “Learnings from Failure”) based on the …

Good Practice: Active Paternity with indigenous men

Country: Nicaragua; Organization: Asociación Educativa Integral para una Juventud Sana (AEIJSA): : AT A GLANCE: Active Paternity with indigenous men (English): : AT A GLANCE: Paternidad activa con hombres indígenas (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Paternidad activa con hombres indígenas (Spanish)

Good Practice: in line with integral health and life through agro-ecology

Country: El Salvador; Organization: Centro Divina Providencia: : AT A GLANCE: In line with integral health and life through agro-ecology (english): : AT A GLANCE: En sintonía con la salud integral y la vida a través de la agroecología (spanish): : IN DETAIL: En sintonía con la salud integral y la vida a través …

Good Practice: Bio-intensive crops applied by female peasants

Country: Nicaragua; Organization: Fundación entre Mujeres (FEM): : AT A GLANCE: Bio-intensive crops applied by female peasants (english): : AT A GLANCE: Cultivos biointensivos implementados por campesinas (spanish): : IN DETAIL: Cultivos biointensivos implementados por campesinas (spanish): : Additional Material: : Testimonio: Promotora de Agroecología FEM (spanish)

Good Practice: Diploma programs in gender for a life free of violence and racism

Country: Guatemala; Organisation: Asociación Proyecto MIRIAM para la promoción intelectual de la mujer: : AT A GLANCE: Diploma programs in gender for a life free of  violence and racism (English): : AT A GLANCE: Diplomados de género para una vida libre de violencia y racismo (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Diplomados de género para una …

Good Practice: Promotion of a full life, free of racism and gender violence

Country: Guatemala; Organization: Asociación Proyecto MIRIAM para la promoción intelectual de la mujer: : AT A GLANCE: Strategic model for the promotion of a full life, free of racism and gender violence (English): : AT A GLANCE: Modelo estratégico para la promoción de una vida plena, libre de racismo y violencia de género (Spanish): : …

Good Practice: Promotion of a full life, free of racism and gender violence

Country: Guatemala; Organization: Asociación Proyecto MIRIAM para la promoción intelectual de la mujer: : AT A GLANCE: Strategic model for the promotion of a full life, free of racism and gender violence (English): : AT A GLANCE: Modelo estratégico para la promoción de una vida plena, libre de racismo y violencia de género (Spanish): : …

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 …

Good Practice: Self-saving and community microcredit systems

Country: El Salvador; Organization: Fundación para el Desarrollo Socioeconómico y Restauración Ambiental (FUNDESYRAM): AT A GLANCE: Self-saving and community microcredit systems (English): : EN UN VISTAZO: Autoahorro y microcréditos comunitarios (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Autoahorro y microcrédtios comunitarios (Spanish): : Additional Material: : Manual Self-saving systems (Spanish)

Good Practice: Flor de Maíz - Alternative sources of income for women

Country: El Salvador; Organization: Fundación Hermano Mercedes Ruíz (FUNDAHMER): : AT A GLANCE: Colectivo Flor de Maíz – Alternative income sources for women (English): : AT A GLANCE: Colectivo Flor de Maíz – Caminando hacia una economía alternativa (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Colectivo Flor de Maíz – Caminando hacia una

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.: : …

Good Practice: Leadership School

Country: Nicaragua; Organization: University of the Autonomous Regions of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua (URACCAN): : AT A GLANCE: Preparatory Leadership School (English): : : AT A GLANCE: Preparatoria – Escuela de Liderazgo (Spanish)

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 …

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 …

Sector Update #1: Rural Development & Natural Resource Management

: Published: August 16, 2019:

Together with the launch of the KNOW-HOW3000 News Area, we are also initiating the Sector Update Series and I am excited to be the first one to update our Community on what the Rural Development sector is up to right now.: : Just to give you an idea about what you can expect from this series: We, the Sector …

Good Practice: Bilingual, Intercultural and Participative Education

Country: Nicaragua; Organization: Foundation for the Autonomy and Development of the Atlantic Coast of Nicaragua (FADCANIC): : AT A GLANCE: Bilingual, Intercultural and Participative Education (English): : AT A GLANCE: Educación intercultural bilingüe y participativa (Spanish)

Good Practice: Professionalising Teachers

Country: Nicaragua; Organization: University of the Autonomous Regions of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua (URACCAN): : AT A GLANCE: Professionalizing Teachers (English): : AT A GLANCE: Profesionalización de Docentes (Spanish)

Good Practice: Intercultural, communitarian university - URACCAN

Country: Nicaragua; Organization: University of the Autonomous Regions of the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua (URACCAN): : AT A GLANCE: Intercultural, communitarian university URACCAN (English): : AT A GLANCE: Universidad comunitaria intercultural – URACCAN (Spanish)

Safety first – how security measures shape everyday life in El Salvador

: Published: July 8, 2019:

Security measures. In the end, that were the words that made it to the title. There were a few other ones that were floating through my mind: violence, homicide rate, gang crimes – these are basically the biggest problems of this country and the main reasons that make Salvadorians assume the high risks to migrate – mostly …

Good Practice: SUMA - Sustainable financial management in Higher Education institutions

Country: Region Central America; Organization: FH Joanneum: : AT A GLANCE: SUMA – Sustainable financial management in Higher Education institutions (English): : AT A GLANCE: SUMA – gestión financiera sostenible en Instituciones de enseñanza superior (Spanish)

Good Practice: EQUALITY - Promoting gender equality

Country: Region Central America; Organization: FH Joanneum: : AT A GLANCE: EQUALITY – Gender Equality in Higher Education Institutions (English): : AT A GLANCE: IGUALDAD – promoviendo la igualdad de género (Spanish)

NEW VIDEO FEATURING LA FUNDACIÓN ENTRE MUJERES

: Published: May 20, 2019:

Did you already get to know the magnificent work the organisation Fundación entre Mujeres (FEM) does on a daily basis? If not, this video poses a great opportunity for you to do so. Meet the women behind the organisation and learn what their work is all about. Click below and watch the video here:: : : : : The video was created by …

Good Practice: Popular Education

Country: Nicaragua; Organization: Center for Education and Training in Honor of Sister Maura Clarke (CECIM): : AT A GLANCE: Popular Education (English): : AT A GLANCE: Educación Popular Los Quinchos (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Educación Popular Los Quinchos (Spanish)

Good Practice: Universities tackling Climate Change

Country: Nicaragua; Organization: Bluefields Indian and Caribbean University (BICU): : AT A GLANCE: Universities against Climate Change (English): : AT A GLANCE: Universidades frente al Cambio Climatico (Spanish): : IN DETAIL: Universidades frente al Cambio Climático (Spanish)

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