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Leading Indian researcher Vishal Gaikwad reviews publication ‘Facilitating Organisational Change within Development Organisations’

The renowned Indian researcher Vishal Gaikwad of the Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics  has written a positive review of the publication 'Facilitating Organisational Change within Development Organisations' (Ed. Fons van der Velden, 2013). Read the review here! "The goal of this book is to provide practice-based introduction and guidance for policy-makers, practitioners, and students on the subject of capacity [...]

Training Social Return on Investment uitgesteld naar voorjaar 2014

De Social Return on Investment (SROI) training die gepland stond voor 19 tot 21 november 2013 is uitgesteld naar voorjaar 2014. Zo gauw meer bekend is over deze training, geven wij een update via deze site. Wilt u op de hoogte gehouden worden van een nieuwe training of in de tussentijd al verder praten over [...]

Context MasterClass: Social Impact Assessment (19 september 2013)

Wat? Sociaal ondernemen is ‘in’, maar wat is sociaal ondernemerschap? Wat zijn de kenmerken ervan? Welke kansen biedt het? Waar liggen de uitdagingen? En: hoe meten we resultaten van sociaal ondernemerschap? Sociale ondernemingen en ontwikkelingsorganisaties creëren waarde op het economische vlak,  in de sociale sfeer en op het vlak van milieu. De vraag is hoe [...]

First stage of exchange programme with Training for Transformation from South Africa has been finished

Context, international cooperation is engaged in an exchange programme with Training for Transformation from South Africa. Training for Transformation is one of the prestigious training institutes in Southern Africa that has a long tradition which was started with the publication of the ‘Training for Transformation manuals’ (Training for Transformation; a handbook for community workers) by [...]

Watch now! Introduction video to Social Return On Investment

This introduction video to Social Return on Investment will take you on a brief journey through the basics of SROI. Why SROI? What are the purposes of SROI? And how does it work? Watch this short video to find an answer to these questions. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O1fY-TmPYPw&feature=youtu.be Want to find out more about SROI? Click here for a short [...]

New book is published: Facilitating Organisational Change within Development Organisations

A new book of Context director Fons van der Velden ‘Facilitating Organisational Change within Development Organisations; A Resource Book for Development practitioners’ has been presented in Jaipur, India on March 20, 2013. Staff members of Context partner organisation Cecoedecon presented the first copy to Prof Dr Shanti K. Khinduka, dean emeritus of the George Warren [...]

SROI training in Nairobi, Kenya October 2011

Context, international cooperation and ICS Africa are organising a training course on Social return on investment (SROI) in Nairobi, Kenya, on Monday 24 October - Friday 28 October 2011. Please find the invitation for this training course here. The training course will be building on Context's experience on SROI, developed with partners including ICS, and [...]

Seminar on Social Business, Civic Driven Change and Social Return on Investment, India, September 16 and 17, 2011

In light of rapid changes and increased complexities and challenges in the international political and development scene, and Context, international cooperation together with Indian organisations engaged in Social Business --Accion Fraterna, Association of Organic Farmer Groups India (Coffee initiative), Cecoedecon, Context, India, Foresee and Shri Jagdamba Samiti (Apple initiative) -- decided to organise a Social [...]

By | 2015-03-24T11:00:53+00:00 August 18th, 2011|Civic driven change, Social business|0 Comments

Welcome to the Knowledge Management for Development Journal

It is with great pleasure that I would like to acknowledge the formal publication by publisher Routledge of the Knowledge Management for Development Journal which has close links to Context, international cooperation. The Editor-in-Chief, Sarah Cummings, is a colleague here. My congratulations go to all members of the editorial team who have made this possible. [...]

Second meeting of Think Tank on Civic Driven Change

During 11-13 May 2008, the second meeting of the new Think Tank on Civic Driven Change will be taking place in Hilversum, The Netherlands. A first meeting took place in January at the Institute of Social Studies (ISS) in Den Haag. The purpose of the meetings of this international group of experts is to create a narrative on Civic Driven [...]

By | 2015-03-24T09:34:05+00:00 January 15th, 2008|Civic driven change, Mentoring & coaching|0 Comments