Apply Now! – Capacity Development Workshop (Guyana): Proposal Writing

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding a three-year Local Capacity for Local Solutions project geared at improving the managerial and operational capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC). The project will utilize innovative methods that support organizations to be more efficient, effective and sustainable. RTI International is the prime implementer of the project and the Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) is a contracted partner. Countries that the project targets include: 1) Antigua and Barbuda; 2) Barbados; 3) Dominica; 4) Grenada; 5) Guyana; 6) St. Kitts and Nevis; 7) St. Lucia; 8) St. Vincent and the Grenadines; 9) Suriname; and 10) Trinidad and Tobago.

The project will build the hard and soft skills of NGOs working in the focal areas of environment, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security and LGBTI. The project will utilize innovative methods and approaches to deliver capacity training that supports organizations to expand their service delivery and improve their sustainability.   

The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is offering 15 scholarships to NGO leaders/managers to attend a Capacity Development Workshop: Proposal Writing. The participants must work in the focal areas identified (environment, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security, LGBTI) and be BASED IN GUYANA.

Scholarship Offer: 
The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is offering 15 scholarships which are only available to NGO personnel whose portfolio contains proposal writing. Only one representative per organisation will be chosen to attend. 

The scholarship covers tuition, workshop materials, and meals. 

A letter of endorsement from the supporting organisation is required, which indicates the nature of the relationship between the applicant and the endorsing organization, the reason for endorsing the applicant and the expected benefits to the organisation from the applicant’s participation. (Please note your application will not be reviewed without the letter of endorsement. Candidates are expected to be endorsed by the organization that they are employed.)

Proposed dates: December 03rd – 07th, 2018
Location: Guyana

 
 
Deadline for Application: Friday 09th November, 2018 by 11:59 pm (UTC/GMT -4).

Good Governance Scorecard – Infographic

The Caribbean Policy Development Centre (CPDC) is executing a project entitled “Support to Facilitate the Participation of CARIFORUM Civil Society in the Regional Development and Integration Process”. The project is funded by the European Union with a major focus on the strengthening of civil society and appraisal of the internal and external environment for good governance. The Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) Governance Score Card is one of the key deliverables for the project.

The Scorecard adopted the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Corporate Governance Methodology for scoring the good governance practices among NGOs. Interpretation of 
the scores informs the recommendations made for improvement of good governance practices within organisations across the CARIFORUM region. The NGO Governance Score Card and Infographic provides a snapshot of the internal governance operations of a sample of civil society organisations across the region. The survey instrument was used to assess the application of the principles of good governance within the NGO sector in order to (1) identify the areas of weakness and (2) motivate organizations to commit to strengthening their good governance practices.

Click to View the Good Governance Scorecard Infographic

Apply Now – Online NGO Professional Management Certificate Course

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is funding a three-year Local Capacity for Local Solutions project geared at improving the managerial and operational capacity of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the Eastern and Southern Caribbean (ESC). The project will utilize innovative methods that support organizations to be more efficient, effective and sustainable. Countries that the project targets include: 1) Antigua and Barbuda; 2) Barbados; 3) Dominica; 4) Grenada; 5) Guyana; 6) St. Kitts and Nevis; 7) St. Lucia; 8) St. Vincent and the Grenadines; 9) Suriname; and 10) Trinidad and Tobago.

The Local Capacity for Local Solutions project is offering 40 scholarships to NGO personnel to pursue an online NGO Management Certificate Course delivered by the University of the West Indies, Open Campus. The Certificate consists of two courses: MGMT 073: Essentials of NGO Management and MGMT 074: Developing and Managing Projects, and are expected to be undertaken concurrently. The applicants must work in the focal areas identified (environment, HIV/AIDS, youth/citizen security or LGBTI) and be based in one of the ten target project countries. 

Application Process: 

Step 1 – UWIOC Application Form:  http://www.open.uwi.edu/admissions/apply-now

Step 2 –USAID RTI CPDC Scholarship Application Form: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VJ29KPV

 

Both UWIOC and CPDC Scholarship application forms MUST be completed in order to qualify for the CPDC Scholarship.

Application Deadline: Friday 07th December 2018 by 11:59 pm (UTC/GMT -4).