Events, workshops and trainings
The Diaspora Programme offers a range of workshops and courses for diaspora organizations and volunteers. See our upcoming arrangements below, and sign up!
Transport: You can get you transportation cost reimbursed upon valid receipts/documentation if you live more than 50 km away from the training venue. You must use the cheapest mode of transport. Use of car requires that there are at least two people in the car participating in the course and the standard rate for this is kr 1,25 per km.
Events organized by Diaspora Programme
Introduction to the Diaspora Project Support fund (DiPS)
Somali Women Night
- September 16: Copenhagen Sign up here
From idea to project
- Date TBC: Copenhagen Sign up here
- September 29: Copenhagen Sign up here
Get help with your project budget
No matter how far you are with your budget, bring it along to the training for more concrete support.
How to write a project proposal
The entire DiPS proposal format will be reviewed - with a concrete focus on your needs assessment, risk analysis, coordination section, sustainability and overall implementation strategy.
Always keep an eye on our website or follow us on facebook for more updates www.facebook.com/diaspora.programme
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Online Courses and Webinars
DEMAC E-learning: Diaspora Humanitarian Training
This online training course has been created by DEMAC to provide diaspora responders with information, tools and guidance for enhancing a humanitarian response.
The course is made up of 3 modules which will take 125 minutes in total (extra time may be taken to complete activities in a supporting workbook) and you will be able to download a certificate after you have completed all the modules and the feedback form.
Learn more about the course at DEMAC website.
Access the course at Kaya Connect.
Diaspora e-mentoring for local aid actors
Are you interested in providing or getting support in Finance, Proposal development or perhaps Advocacy?!
DEMAC’s online mentoring initiative provides the opportunity for Syrian, Somali, Sierra Leonean and Nigerian Diaspora individuals, companies or NGOs to share their knowledge, skills and experience with local organisations in country of origin or fellow diaspora organisations looking to improve their skills to be able to better deliver aid to the affected communities.
Through online peer-to-peer support, knowledge-sharing and guidance, both the mentors and the mentees will get the opportunity to strengthen their skills, boost their confidence and together help foster further development in their home country.
What are the topics of support?
- Finance (Creating budgets, monitoring spending, creating financial reports, etc)
- HR (Recruitment procedures, contracting employees, onboarding, etc)
- Procurement (Procurement procedures, contract types, due diligence, etc.)
- Fundraising (finding the right channels of funding, etc.)
- Proposal Development (Applications, LFA, etc)
- Report writing (narrative and/or financial reports, etc.)
- Advocacy (Engaging in advocacy, etc.)
- Communication (Internal and/or external communications, etc.)
- Humanitarian coordination
- Duty of care, safety and security; risk management
What is required of me?
The mentoring relationship is informal and it is up to the mentor and mentee to decide the terms and conditions. We encourage building a supportive relationship, rather than providing one-off advice. DEMAC will do the matchmaking and facilitate the first contact based on the information provided in the online application form.
Are you a Diaspora or local organization working on humanitarian assistance in Syria, Somalia, Nigeria or Sierra Leone & looking to develop your skills set, boost your confidence and enhance the overall performance of your organization?
Are you an experienced individual, company, NGO or network in the Diaspora looking at ways of offering your expertise to help further the development of a local organisation in your country of origin or a fellow diaspora organisation?