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Workshop: Designing & Funding International Development Projects 

DIPLOMA 140: Blended Online/Live Workshop Training Program
Designing & Funding International Development Projects
Blended Training Program—Including:
A 5 Day Live Workshop. September 21 - 25, 2015. Pitzer College, Claremont, California.

Program Information
Designing & Funding International Development Projects.
In this blended learning, 4 month training program you will participate in:
PHASE I: Four weeks. September 1 - 25, 2015.
  1. 3 weeks pre-workshop. Guided Field Data Collection: Community Needs Assessments. Conduct a needs assessment with a target population in preparation for use in the workshop—guided through distance learning by CSDi staff. We will provide all of the tools and information you need to conduct the needs assessments.
  2. 5 days. A Face-to-Face Workshop. Full Project Design and Development. Working with the CSDi workshop leader, you will use your needs assessment to begin the development of a complete, fundable, launchable project.
  3. 2 optional field days. Don't have community access? Participate in two additional field days the Saturday and Sunday prior to the workshop conducting a participatory needs assessment with our local partner near the workshop venue.
  4. Completion Certificate. Receive a workshop completion certificate from the Center for Sustainable Development.
PHASE II: 12 weeks. September 28 - December 18, 2015.
  1. Post-workshop: Enroll in OL 343 and OL 344 to form a project team, design capacity-building workshops and launch your project.
  2. OL 140 Diploma. Upon completion, receive a Diploma from the Center for Sustainable Development.
Detailed information and logistics. Visit the Diploma 140 training program description to find full, detailed information, logistics and a syllabus.
Join us for this transformative program with other participants from all over the world.
Would your organization like to learn how to increase efficiencies and impact in their programs? This four month diploma program—attended by international participants—will provide a system of building block activities for you to use on the ground in developing and implementing successful adaptation to climate change projects that can be co-managed and sustained by communities. Based on use by participants from 153 different countries, the techniques illustrated in this training course use a step-by-step progression to lead participants through problem assessment, project design and implementation. You will package your project design components for enhancing donor communications.
The course will equip you with the tools and techniques you need to improve current project effectiveness, to introduce sustainable, impact-oriented project design into organizational programming, and to generate new projects. This practical training course is appropriate for administrators, policymakers, all levels of practitioners—as well as for students of development.

Designing & Funding International Development Projects.
This blended learning program will lead you through the development of a real project, in real time, in a real community, and leave you with the practical field tools and resources to sustain it.
What does climate change adaptation mean at the community level? What practical tools are available today for communities to use in adaptation? For practitioners who wish to begin working now at the community level to successfully adapt to the challenges that face us.
Development Professionals from 153 countries and 500 different organizations have developed course projects that are impacting over 400,000 people. See a sample assignment and sample of our 100 best field partner projects.
Detailed information and logistics. Visit the Diploma 140 training program description for find full, detailed information, logistics and a syllabus.
Tim Magee, Executive Director
Tim Magee is the author of A Field Guide to Community Based Adaptation published by Routledge, Oxford, England.
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The Center for Sustainable Development specializes in providing sound, evidence-based information, tools and training for humanitarian development professionals worldwide. CSDi is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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