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International Training Programme on Logical Framework Analysis for Designing Development Projects

International Training Programme on Logical Framework Analysis for Designing Development Projects

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Sambodhi - an initiative catering to research and allied service needs of the social sector for design and development of state-of-art knowledge ware products and provision of knowledge-based services is organising a training programme for trainers! Programme title: 'International Training Programme on Logical Framework Analysis for Designing Development Projects' Duration: 6 Days, From 18th to 23th February 2008 Venue: New Delhi The programme is aimed to augment existing knowledge of the participants on Logical Framework Approach with concurrent enhancement of skills for using the approach for development project design. The programme is for strategic and tactical level development professionals working with Donor agencies, Government Departments, NGOs and consultants involved in desi
TOG Seminar Proceedings

TOG Seminar Proceedings

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The Oceanic Group,  a not-for-profit society recently organised a Seminar on "Sustainable Development: Post Bali" at the India Habitat Center. The seminar began with Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar, the honourable Minister for Panchayati Raj, Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India releasing a book titled 'Local Environmental Governance in India' by Lead India in collaboration with the British High Commission. Mr. Aiyar then spoke about the importance of local governance in a developing country like ours. The stage was then handed over to Dr. Jyoti Parikh, Executive Director, Integrated Research for Action and Development (IRADe) and keynote speaker for the event, who was also part of the team of delegates who had represented India at the Bali Summit. With the help of a presentation, D
Cycle ahoy!

Cycle ahoy!

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Students of the University of Delhi (North Campus) no longer need to get into the bargaining game with the Rickshaw pullers, moments after getting off the Metro at the Vishwavidyalya Station. They now ride themselves to their respective colleges...and with pride!   Bicycle Ahoy! With an ID proof and Rs.10, one can now hire a bicycle for four hours (Rs.10 for subsequent four hours slot). The idea has found many takers in the campus. Many students can also be seen learning how to ride the cycle, from friends and other cyclists - who are now in love with this 're-discovered' mode of transport! Previously on DelhiGreens: Another feather in Delhi Metro's 'green' cap This is what we need..
Gharials float dead by the dozens in Chambal

Gharials float dead by the dozens in Chambal

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Following is a thought provoking and alarming article on the status of Gharials in India by Gauri Gharpure, who is currently working as a content writer and is an avid blogger herself. Gharials float dead by the dozens in Chambal December 13, 2007 4:22:51 PM  At least 21 gharials (Gavialis gangeticus) have been found dead in the Chambal River in Etawah's Chakar Nagar sub-division of Uttar Pradesh in the National Chambal Santuary. This reptile is listed in the Critically Endangered (CR) category of the IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources). These deaths, the cause of which is yet to be ascertained, are a big blow to the Gharial Rehabilitation Project started in 1975. As no other acquatic species seems to be affected yet, whether the deaths were due
Yamuna Satyagraha: Campaign to save a river

Yamuna Satyagraha: Campaign to save a river

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EVEN as the construction of the Commonwealth Games Village adjacent to the Akshardham Temple is in full swing, members of the Jal Biradari organisation are in no mood to quit and have vowed to continue their agitation. A sticker at the Protest Site Led by the waterman of India, Rajendra Singh, the protest has been going on since August 01, 2007. The satyagrahis, as they like to call themselves, are demanding immediate halt on all construction activities on the Yamuna floodplains. They are also urging the Delhi government to shift the Games Village site to elsewhere. Yamuna Satyagrah Camp Such is the determination of the satyagrahis that they actually mock at all the construction work going on there. They are sure that their protest will ensure the restoration of the river bed and bring d
Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

Delhi Sustainable Development Summit

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The World Sustainable Development Forum's India chapter - Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), organised every year by The Energy & Resources Institute (TERI) will take place from 7th to 9th Februrary, 2008. The DSDS (Delhi Sustainable Development Summit) is an annual event which has become the most important gathering of leaders drawn from various parts of the world concerned about global sustainable development. According to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change(IPCC), 'Sustainable development can reduce vulnerability to climate change, and climate change could impede nations’ abilities to achieve sustainable development pathways’. The problem of climate change is global requiring a collective solution, which has developed as a consequence of intensified unsustainabl
Our National bird..at the first PM’s residence!

Our National bird..at the first PM’s residence!

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A peacock walks by a banner at the Teen Murti Bhawan, raised to remind us of our 'unity in diversity' and calls for greater tolerance and  respect for others - which has been the roots of this great Nation! The lush green lawns of the first Prime Minister's residence host a very large number of peacock population, which can be seen together particularly during evening.
Delhi’s underground workforce: Trees!

Delhi’s underground workforce: Trees!

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The Working Trees of Delhi! "Not sure about my Hindi credentials – long hair and a Ferrari-red Santro don’t help much either – he explains with a touching indulgence that while living one needs trees, when one is dead one needs the help of a tree for the onward journey; this then is the strange spectacle of a tree." ...is how Mr. Salil Chaturvedi begins to explain the invisible role played by the trees in Delhi. He rests his case with... I can’t help but wonder, in this urban landscape, to whom does the tree belong? To the government that plants them? To the intended beneficiary: the citizen of the city? Or to the tinker or tailor who sets up shop under it? I wonder what the tree would have to say on the matter. Click here or on the image above to read/view the short and brief story
Invitation: TOG Seminar on “Sustainable Development: Post Bali”

Invitation: TOG Seminar on “Sustainable Development: Post Bali”

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The Oceanic Group (TOG), a non-profit society dedicated towards awareness building on Environment & Health issues had launched a Bimonthly Interactive Seminar Series on Climate Change (CC) on 4th of June, 2007 in collaboration with the India Habitat Centre (IHC). The presentations at the seminars are to be edited and compiled in the form of a book to be launched on the next World Environment Day. The fourth edition of this series will take place on Tuesday, 18th December 2007. The fourth seminar is being chaired by Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar, Honorable Minister for Panchayati Raj and Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India and the distinguished speakers are H.E. Mr. Charles Richard Vernon Stagg, High Commissioner, British High Commission; and Dr. Jyoti Parikh, Executive Director,
Sambodhi: Project Monitoring and Evaluation Training

Sambodhi: Project Monitoring and Evaluation Training

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Sambodhi - an initiative catering to research and allied service needs of the social sector for design and development of state-of-art knowledge ware products and provision of knowledge-based services is organising a training programme for trainers! Programme title: 'Inclusive Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects' Duration: 4 days, From 17th to 20th December 2007 Venue: New Delhi The training is aimed at augmenting knowledge and skills of operational and middle-level functionaries in various organizations implementing projects and involved in participatory monitoring & evaluation functions. Specifically, the training is aimed at: Providing conceptual clarity for facilitating better understanding of Stakeholder Centric Monitoring and Evaluation approaches Developing...