Previous Events & Training

Previous Events & Training

Find summaries, resources, pictures, videos and much more from previous Alliance events and training courses.

Round table meeting with Scottish Human Rights Defenders Fellow Laura Miti

This round table event held on 9 December in Edinburgh was an opportunity to explore issues such as accountability and transparency in aid and service delivery in Zambia, as well as the impact of grassroots education and mobilisation on systemic change.

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Alliance AGM 2019

In December 2019, members of Scotland’s International Development Alliance were invited to join us for our Annual General Meeting (AGM) under the theme of ‘The Sustainable Development Goals: entering the decade of delivery’. It featured the launch of our SDG Report:Working towards the Global Goals, and a panel discussion on the question of whether 2020-2030 will be the decade of delivery for the 2030 Agenda.

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Photo Exhibition & Reception 2019

On 6 November, we held our first ever photo exhibition at Edinburgh's City Art Centre, showcasing the most powerful photos exhibited to our 2019 photo competition. There were photos from projects in 13 different countries ranging from Uganda, and Zambia, to India, Nepal and Peru.

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Improving MEL for better project outcomes

The training workshop held on 30 October in Glasgow was designed for Scottish Government small grantees, covering what monitoring, evaluation and learning means for programming, why it is important and what it means practically for your project.

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WEBINAR: How do you know your organisation's governance is good?

Governance is about leadership and the work of the trustees to ensure an organisation is effectively and properly run. But, how do you know if the governance of your organisation is good? This webinar introduced SCVO's good governance check-up and the Alliance's safeguarding healthcheck.

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DFID Roundtable – preparing for Brexit

Representatives from the UK Department for International Development (DFID) hosted a roundtable discussion event in Edinburgh about how Brexit might affect the international development sector and what organisations can do to be prepared.

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WEBINAR: What makes a successful application to the Scottish Government small grants?

On 2 October we held a webinar with the Corra Foundation to discuss what makes a good application to the Scottish Government international development small grants window. The deadline for the application is Friday the 8th of November, good luck!

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Alliance Conference 2019: Putting Gender Front and Centre

On 25 September 2019 we gathered with over 200 representatives from across Scotland’s vibrant and diverse international development sector, with the promise of Putting Gender Front and Centre. On the fourth anniversary of the UN Sustainable development goals, we explored practical solutions to the question ‘how can we create sustainable, enabling environments for women and girls?

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Inclusive and gender-sensitive programming

The workshop designed for Scottish Government international development grant holders explored what inclusive and gender-sensitive programming means in practice. The workshop was led by Sadie Watson and held in Edinburgh on 4 September.

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Proposal Development Series

This brand-new proposal development series covered the essential stages of writing a fundable project proposal. The five-part series of half-day workshops addressed the component parts and underlying processes that need to be in place to help you write an evidenced and persuasive project proposal. Sessions covered: project design, budgets, monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL), due diligence and writing an application itself.

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Small Charities Dialogue Day

The first ever Small Charities Dialogue Day was held on the 30 May 2019 in Edinburgh. It provided an opportunity share good news stories and hear about the experiences of three small charities, based in Scotland and working internationally. It was also an opportunity to input members' views into an open and facilitated dialogue with key donors, including: the Scottish Government, Department for International Development and the People's Postcode Lottery.

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Bring your annual reports to life 2019

Rosie McIntosh from Third Sector Labs delivered training on bringing your organisation's annual report to life in Stirling on 13 March 2019. The session identified innovative new strategies to deliver reports via and showcased best practice from across the sector.

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