Enhancing Quality and Accountability throughout Project Cycle Management

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  • September 29, 2014

CWS-P/A is organizing a 5 day multi-agency course titled "Enhancing Quality and Accountability throughout Project Cycle Management" in humanitarian action and non-emergency with entry points to technical sectors such as Water, Food, Shelter, Health, Education, Child Protection, Livestock and Livelihoods, Markets and Financial Systems etc. on December 9th – 13th, 2014 in Bangkok, Thailand.

This course is a unique opportunity for all agencies, as it is focusing comprehensively on Joint Standards and is being promoted for the third time in the region. It aims to gather professional humanitarian workers from INGOs, NGOs, UN, donors, universities and government agencies from around the world who are leaders in promoting and implementing approaches for enhanced quality and accountability (Q&A). It will also allow individuals to understand the significance of linkages between various standards and assist agencies in collaborating and coordinating with various actors towards a common goal.


The methodology will be very participatory, allowing participants to be involved in a dynamic way at all times through presentations, debates, experience sharing, group work, learning pairs, writing workshops, design of proposals and recommendations, etc. The course will be conducted in English - Sylvie Robert has designed this course and would be the main facilitator, with Rizwan Iqbal, co-facilitator from CWS-P/A.

Increasing Accountability Using Sphere Minimum Standards

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  • September 25, 2014

A three-day training to enhance the capacity of humanitarian workers on Sphere Minimum Standards was organized by CWS-P/A in Kabul, Afghanistan. Twenty-one participants representing international and national non-governmental organizations (I/NGOs) in Afghanistan learned the usage of Sphere Minimum Standards in order to ensure quality and accountability in humanitarian action.

The participatory approach of the workshop employed a variety of learning methodologies to address both classroom learning and sharing of good practices. Through interactive discussions, group work, case studies, competitive games, lectures and videos, participants acquainted themselves with the usage of the Sphere Handbook. Particular emphasis was placed on the project cycle with linkages to technical interventions. They learned to utilize this tool for improving quality and accountability of humanitarian actions by sharing, learning, and practicing. “Every participant had an opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences. Practical exercise helped us to explore how to use the Sphere Handbook,” shared Namatullah, one of the participants.

Empowering Children to Become Change Agents

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  • September 25, 2014

“During my childhood, I witnessed a flood in my village. As I recall that day, everything was destroyed. After attending training on disaster risk reduction (DRR), I learned the causes of floods and how it has an impact on us. I also learned safety tips and saw flood simulation models. I feel very knowledgeable after attending this training, and I am very keen to share this information with my family, friends, and community members,” shared Bashir Ahmed, a ninth grade student.

One hundred fifty participants including students and teachers participated in DRR trainings organized by CWS-P/A during the month of August 2014. Students of different villages in Thatta stepped forward to establish School Young Children Safety Club. Comprising of an executive and general body, their aim is to continue practicing DRR activities at schools by disseminating information to create awareness.

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Q&A for Project Cycle Management


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