Upcoming Events & Training

Upcoming Events and Training

Scotland's International Development Alliance holds several events and training courses throughout the year. We also advertise events on behalf of our members and other events of interest to the Scottish international development sector.

Browse our events listings below.

Online Training Course: Introduction to Institutional Funding

27th January 2020

This online training course designed for small NGOs will help you to think strategically about applying for institutional funds and how to factor sustainability into your strategies. The course will comprise an introductory exercise, a live webinar and access to a discussion forum, taking approximately one day to complete.

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Safeguarding Working Group

29th January 2020

The Safeguarding Working Group will meet in Edinburgh on Wednesday 29 January. This working group is part of our continuing commitment to transforming standards of safeguarding and aims to provide a space for members to share their experience of fostering safe organisations and building robust safeguarding policies, procedures and practice.

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Alliance Policy Committee meeting

3rd February 2020

The Alliance Policy Committee is a sub-group of our board and is made up of representatives from our membership. The Committee meets to share policy and advocacy priorities, find ways to collaborate and steer the Alliance's policy work going forward. This particular meeting will focus on our work on policy coherence and how the Alliance will engage with COP 26 in Glasgow.

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COP 26 planning meeting - Activities, Inputs and resources

17th February 2020

COP26 climate change negotiations are coming to Glasgow in November 2020. Join us for more discussions on how the Alliance can best engage with this process and ensure that front line voices are heard loud and clear.

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The ‘how’ of the SDGs: enhancing coherence across sectors

19th February 2020

This interactive workshop session held at the Gathering 2020 in Glasgow will draw together domestic and international sectors and ask how can we work together to enhance policy coherence and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)?

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Safeguarding Training for Trustees - Edinburgh

26th February 2020

The Alliance is providing a set of workshops for board members, to ensure that Scotland-based organisations working internationally are supported and equipped to transform polices and practice,  and strengthen their capacity.  The next training session will take place on Wednesday 26 February, 2020 in central Edinburgh.

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Leave no-one behind (LNOB) Working Group

27th February 2020

Save the date! The LNOB Working Group will meet in the afternoon of Thursday 27 February in Stirling. Further details to follow.

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Project Management Training in Perth

3rd March 2020

This training course will cover the basics of designing and managing a project. Northern Star Associates will run a one-day workshop in Perth for Alliance members on the 3 March to share examples of best practice, adaptive management and help you leverage solutions to common project management problems.

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Safeguarding Training for Focal Points

4th March 2020

Safeguarding Training for designated Safeguarding Focal Points will take place on Wednesday 4 March in Edinburgh. This is designed for staff members, trustees or other individuals who are designated as the main point of contact or responsibility for safeguarding in their organisation.

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Webinar: Top tips for developing and using a Theory of Change 

10th March 2020

Whether you are a small charity, large federated NGO, consultant, or international development researcher you will likely be asked to develop a Theory of Change for a development project or programme. This lunchtime webinar with Isabel Vogel will help you understand what creating and using a Theory of Change looks like in practice.

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Telling my story: Analysing and Reporting on Outcomes

11th March 2020

This workshop facilitated by Evaluation Support Scotland in Edinburgh will help you to get to grips with preparing an end of year donor report. It is primarily for Scottish Government international development small grants recipients.

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Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Working Group

18th March 2020

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Working Group will meet in Edinburgh on Wednesday 18 of March to discuss evaluation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the OECD DAC's new evaluation criterion coherence. The MEL Working Group offers members a space to share approaches to MEL, discuss innovative MEL theories and source new practical tools.

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Safeguarding Training for Trustees (Saturday Session)

25th April 2020

This Safeguarding for Trustees Training is the fifth of a set of workshops. These are running inside and beyond the central belt through 2019 to 2020 for board members from Scotland-based organisations working internationally. This particular training session is being offered on Saturday 25 April, to reach trustees who are not able to attend trainings offered during working hours.

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Webinar: Building a sustainable project legacy and leaving a positive impact

30th April 2020

This short lunchtime webinar with Ian Gray will help you understand why planning for project sustainability is so important. It will also cover solutions to commonly encountered problems when projects start thinking about the positive legacy they want to leave.

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More Events & Courses

Book Launch: Public Alternative to the Privatisation of Life

28th January 2020, 15:30

Jubilee Scotland has the pleasure of hosting Dexter Whitfield (Director, European Services Strategy Unit) to speak about his exciting new book Public Alternative to the Privatisation of Life.The book sets out a radical agenda for decommodification, public ownership and provision, re-municipalisation, reconstructing democracy, public management and public investment.

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Climate Justice and Water Security in Malawi and Nigeria

29th January 2020, 12:00

A warmer world with more frequent extreme flooding, droughts and unpredictable rainfall patterns will threaten access to water for the poorest and most vulnerable people across much of Sub-Saharan Africa. The need for climate justice and fair water management is vital to address this growing crisis. Join Glasgow Caledonian University for two presentations and Q&A on climate change and water security in Malawi and Nigeria by experts in this field.

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University of Edinburgh 2020 Environment & Society Research Mixer

29th January 2020, 13:45 to 16:30

An opportunity for students to share their own dissertation research ideas with academics and practitioners from different sectors, including international development. Academics and practitioners have the opportunity to share their sector knowledge and explore possible opportunities for collaboration with students (e.g. placements / dissertation support).

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Rethinking Private Financing of Scottish Public Projects

29th January 2020, 18:00 to 20:00

Jubilee Scotland would love to see you at their event “Rethinking Private Financing of Scottish Public Projects”, hosted at the Scottish Parliament (sponsored by Neil Findlay, MSP). All MSPs and a range of organisations have been invited to join the event. Jubilee Scotland will present findings from their report on private financing of public projects in Scotland.

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The Gatherings

19th February 2020, 10:00 - 22nd February 2020, 13:00

Join Christian Aid at the Gatherings 2020 to explore how they respond to communities in crisis across the world. Christian Aid commit almost a third of their total income to our humanitarian work. Every year Christian Aid reaches millions of disaster-affected people. At the Gatherings 2020, find out how Christian Aid provide urgent, practical help in times of crisis and beyond.

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Workshop: How to make your voice heard

29th February 2020, 10:00 to 12:30

How do you make sure your local politicians know what matters to you and your local community? Throughout 2019 Jubilee Scotland have been working on our campaign against Public Private Partnerships. Now, they want to share their findings in a workshop which will equip you to engage with local politicians and thereby have a say in the matters that affect your community. The workshops will give you life‐long skills that will enable you to engage with the work of local councils and MSPs.

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