MDF

feb
26

Training and Facilitation Skills

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Other Countries
  26 February 2019 - 09:00 to 01 March 2019 - 05:00
  Yangon, Myanmar

Why this course 

Training is an activity that most professionals in development will conduct sooner or later. Transferring skills and knowledge is valuable and rewarding, if done by an accomplished trainer. Learn from us, professional trainers, and get our tips and tricks in training design and delivery. Build your self-confidence and become creative in the use of a variety of learning methods.

Course objectives 

By the end of this course, you:

can design a quality training programme based on learning needs and styles

can design and deliver attractive and interactive learning sessions

have put your facilitation skills in practice in a safe environment

-   know yourself better and have received feedback from group and trainers

Course agenda

Day 1:

Opening & introductions

Learning theories

The training cycle

Learning styles

Day 2:

Learning needs assessment

-  Learning objectives a

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jul
09

Results-Based Project Management

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  09 July 2019 - 09:00 to 12 July 2019 - 05:00
  Yangon, Myanmar

Why this course 

During the last decade, results-based management (RBM) has gained much influence in planning programmes for social impact. Still many organisations struggle to plan for real, impactful results with the accompanying processes and tools. RBM has consequences for the entire organisation: for project planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning. Learning how to design a solid RBM framework - in various forms – is a good first step to integrate RBM in your organisation and programmes.

Course objectives 

By the end of this course, you will:

Learn RBM in a changing context (e.g. SDGs, private sector involvement, conflict situations)

Learn various methods for designing results (for example: Theory of Change, Stakeholder Analysis, Appreciative Inquiry, Outcome Mapping)

Get insights in different RBM frameworks (e.g. Results Framework, Outcome Strategy Map)

Learn how to design a results-based monitoring & evaluation plan, including KPI’s (key p

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mar
12

Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  12 March 2019 - 09:00 to 15 March 2019 - 05:00
  Yangon, Myanmar

Why this course 

All development projects need constant tracking of progress to capture essential quantitative and qualitative changes. Do you need to design a systematic way to collect, analyse and use data - so that genuine learning by all actors can take place?

This course teaches you five practical steps to design M&E systems. It shows various monitoring and evaluation methodologies and tools. Always practical and easy-to-use, so you can design a system completely customized to your needs.

Course objectives 

By the end of this course, you will:

ü Be able to apply the five steps to design MEL systems

ü Know how to design and use indicators and progress markers

ü Understand the benefits of digital data collection and have practices digital tools

ü Be able to apply the core steps of Most Significant Change technique

ü Be better prepared to design and learn from evaluations

Course agenda

Day 1:

ü Opening &, introductions

ü Introduction to PCM, RBM

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dec
03

Short course: Enterprising Project Design

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  03 December 2018 to 05 December 2018 - All Day Event
  Ede, the Netherlands

Using an entrepreneurial mindset to maximise your social impact

Do you want your project to become less dependent on external funding? The world is changing and so is the nature of developing projects and programmes. It is no longer sufficient to just do ‘good’. Projects need to have an exit strategy and you need to know how to realise that. In this practical course, you learn how to turn current trends into opportunities. Source inspiration from best practices and get started with designing projects that make financial sense.

  • Learn how to keep up with current trends and increase added value
  • Identify the success factors of enterprising projects and programmes
  • Use business tools to turn your projects and project tools into valuable products
  • Learn to utilise your network and present your business case clearly


  Download the course flyer with an extended content description here or check the website! 



Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 11 July 2018 at 09:22

First regional Bizconnect Workshop at State Agriculture Institute (Tharyarwaddy)


AgriProFocus Myanmar facilitated the first Regional Bizconnect workshop on 6 July 2018 at Tharyarwaddy State Agriculture Institute. This event is in cooperation with the Nuffic Niche project by Aeres Group and MDF Asia Myanmar aiming at strengthening Agricultural Vocational Education In Myanmar. The objective is to improve linkages and exchange between SAI and private sector, to improve the SAI’s understanding of the skills and capacities required by the agribusiness companies and to help the students to learn about opportunities and build their network in the agricultural sector.


U Phe Saung Head of SAI department delivered the opening speech for the bizconnect workshop event. He said that “ welcome for this kind of event in the future to improve the linkages between SAI and private sector companies for future agriculture sector development. He believe that students can get opportunities for their future c

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mar
20

Making Partnerships Work

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  20 March 2018 - 09:00 to 23 March 2018 - 17:00
  Hanoi, Vietnam

Training

Making Partnerships Work

Adding value through partnerships

Real meaningful change cannot be achieved alone. Organisations need to team up to pool resources, stimulate innovation, influence policy makers and maximise impact. Developing healthy partnerships means developing ways of working together and mobilising energy that will produce results. How to getting there is what this course is about.

  • Learn to use various policy change planning tools and a strategic planning methodology
  • Develop skills in communication, negotiation, lobbying and presentation
  • Learn to conduct a stakeholder analysis
  • Understand the increasing role of social media in influencing social change

Download the course flyer with an extended content description here.



mar
13

Leadership and People Management

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Indonesia
  13 March 2018 to 16 March 2018 - All Day Event
  Bali, Indonesia

Training

Leadership and People Management

Lead, inspire and manage diverse teams of people

This Leadership and People Management workshop, is designed to support formal or informal leaders, to be more authentic in their transactions and develop behaviours that enable the individual and the organisation to perform at the highest level. Be prepared to look inwards as well as outwards. Especially important for those facing challenges in leading others. You will develop your leadership and walk away with a practical management toolkit.

  • Know more about yourself as a person and a leader, including: specific strengths and what is holding you back
  • Be aware of different styles of leadership, what type of leader you are and how you can develop further
  • Have sharpened practical skills in leading and managing others (feedback, coaching, team work, conflict management, & resistance)
  • Understand diversity and cultural issues in leadership.

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nov
21

Business Challenge in food processing

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Kenya
  21 November 2017, 09:00-13:00
  Nairobi - Kenya

Call for Business Challenges

Is your company operating in the food processing sector in Kenya and are you facing a specific challenge for which you need an innovative solution? Would you like to take the chance to benefit from applied, market-driven research and to develop innovative solutions with the help of multi-disciplinary teams of students and faculty members at a renowned Technical University?

Register here for the business challenge that will take place on 21st of November 2017 in Nairobi, Kenya.

To conduct the food processing survey click here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/innofoodKE

Learn more about the innofood project by visiting the website

The INNOFOOD initiative is a project of MDF Training and Consultancy (MDF) and BoP Innovation Center (BoP Inc) in partnership with the Ho Technical University in Ghana and the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture & Technology in Kenya. It is made possible by the Netherlands Initiative for Capacity development in Higher Education (NICHE

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 30 June 2017 at 05:17

First successful exchange between agribusinesses and State Agricultural Institutes (SAIs)

On Wednesday, June 28, Aeres, MDF and AgriProFocus organized a workshop about modernizing and diversifying the curriculum of the SAIs and assessing the requirements of the private sector for future students. For the SAI teams, it was the first time to directly exchange ideas with representatives from agribusinesses. 

The Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through its funding partner NICHE work together to strengthen agricultural schools in Myanmar. The NICHE programme in Myanmar concerns the strengthening of 5 pilot State Agricultural Institutes (SAIs) with an outreach to the 9 other SAIs. Hands-on support will be provided with curriculum review, teacher development and ICT needs. It also ensures that the SAI curriculum will be better tailored to job profiles and real job needs in the regions.

Capacity for curriculum de

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Roel Snelder Congrats: sounds like a strong foundation for educating aspiring Myanmar agri-professionals to be able to link to innovative agri-businesses

1 year 6 months ago

jun
28

Strengthening linkages between SAIs and private sector

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  28 June 2017, 11:00-15:00
  CARTC, Hlegu

MDF Asia, Aeres and AgriProFocus Myanmar would like to invite you to participate in a workshop on Wednesday, June 28, on modernizing and diversifying the curriculum of State Agricultural Institute (SAIs) and assessing the requirements of the private sector for future students.

The Myanmar Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation (MoALI) and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, through its funding partner NICHE work together to strengthen agricultural schools in Myanmar. The NICHE programme in Myanmar concerns the strengthening of 5 pilot State Agricultural Institutes (SAIs) with an outreach to the 9 other SAIs. Hands-on support will be provided with curriculum review, teacher development and ICT needs. It also ensures that the SAI curriculum will be better tailored to job profiles and real job needs in the regions.

Capacity for curriculum development starts with a clear understanding of the requirements of the labour market. From June 27 to 29, five pilot SAIs will participate

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 10 May 2017 at 04:09

Vacancy: Trainer/Capacity Builder at MDF Asia Myanmar 

  Under the Young Expert Programme of the Netherlands Government, MDF Asia Myanmar office in Yangon is currently seeking to fill the following position: Trainer / Capacity Builder. 

The YEP programme is an excellent opportunity for medium-level professional with Myanmar nationality as it involves extensive training and coaching in the Netherlands and in Myanmar. 

The trainer is expected to (assist with) preparing, conducting / facilitating training and capacity building sessions for (middle) managers in the agriculture and water sector (amongst others). The topic of these trainings is diverse, and depends on the expertise of the trainer. Examples include project and program management skills, management skills, and communication skills Under the close guidance of the country director, the (junior) trainer will also be asked to assist with workshops, research, data collection, reporting. 

This position will be under t

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Netherlands
Posted 19 April 2017 at 07:07

Results Measurement for Sustainable Private Sector Development Course, August 2017

Dear colleagues,

We are pleased to inform you that we will offer the Results Measurement for Sustainable Private Sector Development Course in August 2017. This 5-day course will take place in The Netherlands from 14th to 18th August 2017.

This course targets intervention and results measurement staff and managers that are working in Private Sector Development programs. The course offers a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of all aspects that practitioners need to set up a practical results measurement system for internal learning and communicating credible results. Many practitioners have benefited from this reputed course over the past seven years. The course is offered by HPC and MDF, with Hans Posthumus and Phitcha Wanitphon as lead trainers.

Course information can be found through this link. For more information, see also www.hposthumus.nl or email Hans Posthumus at hans@hposthumus.nl.

There is a

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 6 April 2017 at 04:45

A new network and fresh perspectives on Nuffic Alumni food security event Yangon

On March 31 and April 1, MDF Myanmar, Holland Alumni Association Myanmar (HAAM), Golden Plain and AgriProFocus Myanmar organized a Nuffic Alumni event about food security in Yangon.

All Myanmar professionals that studied in the Netherlands or received training from a Dutch institution were invited to network and learn about hot topics related to food security. Furthermore, Dutch and Myanmar companies, NGO’s, farmers organizations and even members of parliament active in the food security sector attended the two day event.

On the first day, Ohnmar Khaing, Myanmar Program Manager at the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), introduced the food security framework and current debates. Participants then were invited to share their own ideas about lessons learned and opportunities in shaping food security in Myanmar in a world cafe discussion.

Critical questions to the government

The aft

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Wim Goris thanks for the update. will you circulate presentations too?

1 year 9 months ago

Bente Meindertsma Yes, we sent around the presentations to all the participants. If you're interested, I can share them with you too. 

1 year 9 months ago

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 10 March 2017 at 07:42

MDF visit to Zwekabin SAI to conduct ICT assessment

I had visited to two  State Agriculture Institute( SAIs )  Tharyawady, Bago region and  Zwekabin, kayin State in February 22-23, 2017 in order to ICT assessment. This is the one of the mission of  NICHE project. If you want to know  more you can see my report with attach file.



Janine Schoeman Hi Aye Aye, Thank you for sharing this. The report is not attached, can you attach it please. Or if you have trouble doing this, you can send it to me and I can attach it for you. jschoeman@agriprofocus.com

1 year 10 months ago

jun
06

Introduction to Inclusive Business  - online course

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Netherlands
  06 June 2017, All Day Event
  Online course

Online course: Introduction to Inclusive Business  

The course is aligned to a number of existing activities done by MDF, CDI and the Inclusive Business Accelerator consortium, and is supported by the Food & Knowledge Business Platform. After the launch on June 6, 2016, the course will always be available on the IBA.ventures platform.

Inclusive business refers to sustainable business solutions that go beyond philanthropy and expand access to goods, services and livelihood opportunities for low-income communities in commercially viable ways.

Inclusive Business ventures deliver high socio-economic value by engaging the poor as producers, distributors, suppliers, or consumers, and present an exciting opportunity for the private sector because they are good for business. A variety of commercial returns–market entry, market share, secure supply chains, product line innovation, and competitive advantage–all help to build market value.

Target groups

Since this educational programme is posi

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 17 February 2017 at 05:36

Nuffic NFP Scholarship opportunities at MDF Training & Consultancy

Registration is open again for Myanmar nationals to join MDF courses in the Netherlands with scholarship! The NFP & MSP sponsorship enables carefully selected professionals to join courses at MDF Head Office free of charge. The deadline for subscription is 26 March 2017 and applies for the following courses:

- Management of Development Projects and Programmes: 28 August - 22 September 2017

- Organisational Development: 31 October - 9 November 2017

- Monitoring & Evaluation and Learning: 7 - 16 November 2017

Read more about the criteria and registration on our Sponsorship page: https://mdf.nl/nfp-and-msp-sponsorship

mar
31

Food Security Nuffic Alumni Event

Event posted by in AgriProFocus Myanmar
  31 March 2017 to 01 April 2017 - All Day Event
  Yangon

MDF Asia, Holland Alumni Association Myanmar (HAAM), Golden Plain and AgriProFocus Myanmar are organizing a two day conference about challenges in achieving food security in Myanmar and the Dry Zone specifically. The aim of the conference is to bring together Nuffic Alumni from the agricultural sector and Dutch and Myanmar businesses, NGO’s and researchers to discuss innovative approaches to addressing challenges in achieving food security in Myanmar.   

More information will follow soon. If you are interested to join, please send an email to bmeindertsma@agriprofocus.com



Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 30 January 2017 at 09:11

Narrative Report on NICHE project at SAI Shwebo Township

State Agriculture Institute (Shwebo) situated on Shwebo- Yeu older road of Shwebo in Sagaing Region. It was opened dated on 18-1-1982. There is 488 students in Academic Year 2015-16, and number of staff 107 inclusion teachers. It is total land area 200 acres and cultivated land is low land ( Paddy) 56 acres and Upland 8.8 acres, Animal husbandry 22.6 acre including fish ponds, Horticulture 22,6 acres and Fallow land 48 acres and rest acres 42 acres is Building and road.

Current situation is there is one library but no facilities, laboratories are lack of facilities For example- In Chemistry Lab, They needs pH meter for soil test box , moisture test , event balance is very old. Multimedia class room also empty materials even no tables and chairs. Although there is 5 computers, they can used 3 computer for only office uses. One projector was used only demonstration.

This year total students are 573 and male students 375 and female students ar

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Posted By in AgriProFocus Other Countries
Posted 18 January 2017 at 10:07

DEMENAGEMENT DU RESEAU AGRIPROFOCUS RD CONGO  

Le réseau AgriProFocus RD Congo tient à vous informer que l'organisation ICCO COOPERATION qui a hébergé AGRIPROFOCUS RDC (de Novembre 2012 à Décembre 2016) a fermé officiellement et définitivement son bureau en RDC au 31 Décembre 2016.

Ainsi, le reseau AGRIPROFOCUS RD Congo est hébergé (à partir de ce mois de Janvier 2017) par l'organisation Néerlandaise MDF-Afrique Centrale, basée à Goma, Nord-Kivu.

Le bureau MDF-Afrique Centrale est situé sur 25, Avenue du Lac, Keshero, commune de Goma, Nord-Kivu.  

Pour faire connaître le réseau aux agents de MDF-AC, la coordination de votre réseau a organisé une séance d'information sur la vision-mission du réseau, sur sa nouvelle stratégie et la plateforme en ligne .

ce fût un bon moment de découverte et d'union entre MDF-AC et AgriProFocus RD Congo.

Posted By in AgriProFocus Myanmar
Posted 16 December 2016 at 04:29

Welcome drinks AgriProFocus and MDF Myanmar

Yesterday evening, AgriProFocus and MDF celebrated the opening of their joint office in Myanmar. At the side of the beautyful Inya Lake in Yangon, we raised the glass with our first Dutch and Myanmar partners. Ambassador of the Netherlands Wouter Jurgens stressed the importance of capacity building and links between different stakeholders in the value chain in Myanmar. There embassy therefore warmly welcomed AgriProFocus and MDF in Myanmar, and wished us growth and success for the coming years. 

Janine Schoeman Congrats with the official opening! It looks like you picked an amazing spot to celebrate!

2 years 1 month ago