Previous Events & Training

Previous Events & Training

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

Participative Photography

This day-long training from PhotoVoice covered the principles and practicalities of setting up a participative photography project which allows people you're working with to express their stories in their own voice using photography and captioning. This training was part of our ongoing work to change how we in the sector approach imagery and storytelling.

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IATI Publishing Starter training

Data4Development led a two-week course aiming to help organisations and individuals new to the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) become more confident about publishing.

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Remote MEL webinar

This webinar drew together examples of what we have learned about doing remote Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. We discussed how the sector has adapted and improved its remote data collection, analysis and learning processes during a difficult year when project plans were disrupted.

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Steps to Success: from writing your Scottish Government report to sharing and applying project learning

This online workshop with Emily Balls in March covered different aspects of monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) relevant for annual reporting and the end of a project. We discussed how to analyse your MEAL findings and share project learnings after a difficult year with plans disrupted by the COVID-19 outbreak. It was primarily designed for recipients of Scottish Government international development small grants.

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Writing an effective case for support

This interactive workshop series with Marie McQuade and Rajan Rasaiah discussed the importance of writing strong fundraising materials underpinned by a clear organisational message.

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Building better partnerships

The Partnership Brokers Association delivered a series of interactive workshops unpacking how we can build better partnerships. The sessions held in February 2021 covered a principled approach to partnership, reviewing partnerships and common challenges that arise.

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Decolonising Language in International Development

We invited our members to join us for a roundtable discussion to reflect on issues of language, equity and communication, via open conversations around a draft paper 'Decolonising language in international development in Scotland'

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Putting innovation into practice

This interactive online course with Ian Gray introduced attendees to innovation principles, processes and discussed ways to overcome organisational barriers to innovation. Attendees investigated ways to communicate innovation to trustees, funders and partners.

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Using logframes for project management

This 8 December interactive workshop with trainer Jane Davies aimed to build confidence in using logframes more effectively in daily work. The session presented a range of good practice examples and explored them using dialogue and peer learning between members.

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Power, privilege and pay in the international development and humanitarian sector

On Friday 4 December we held a round table to discuss the topic of fair pay. Dr Ishbel McWha-Hermann from the University of Edinburgh presented the findings of a research study Project FAIR and we heard two case studies from international NGOs WaterAid and Save the Children.

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Alliance AGM and All Members Meeting 2020: A Brighter, Fairer Future

On 2 December 2020, members of Scotland’s International Development Alliance were invited to join us for our first fully-online Annual General Meeting (AGM) and All Members Meeting under the theme of ‘A Brighter, Fairer Future', featuring a panel on the topic, presentations on our current policy priorities, and the first public launch of Jonathan Glennie's new book The Future Of Aid.

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MEL for Scottish Government small grantees

This online workshop covered different aspects of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) relevant for grant management, and will discuss how to conduct MEL during the current COVID-19 outbreak. It is primarily designed for recipients of Scottish Government international development small grants.

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