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Newsletter: From Evidence to Action


  • MS-TCDC is a Training Centre for Development Cooperation in Eastern and Southern Africa. MS-TCDC is situated close to Arusha in Northern Tanzania (East Africa). Throughout the year different courses and workshops run concurrently in a lively international atmosphere promoting sharing of experience and cross cultural discussions. Excellent facilities together with a quiet and pleasant atmosphere make it an ideal place for reflection and learning.
  • This five day training course is designed for people who are interested in using the NIDS panel data but have not yet done so. Participants must have Honours-level Econometrics, and prior experience using STATA to analyse cross-sectional household survey data. However, experience working with panel data is not necessary.
  • The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, will host a one-week intensive short course on Children's Rights in Africa in 21 - 25 July 2014.
  • The course is aimed at professionals in all fields, policy makers and implementers at national, provincial and municipal levels of government offices, non-governmental organizations, disabled people organizations, principals of school, academics and university students who need to undertake an elective course, for accreditation, project managers and faith based communities who want to learn more about policy development and the contexts and factors that impact on the implementation of policies for disabled people.
  • The Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, will host a one-week intensive short course on Children's Rights in Africa from 4 to 8 November 2013.
  • This six-week course offered jointly by HREA and the Right to Education Project provides human rights, development and education advocates with concepts, skills, and tools to deepen their knowledge and strategise their work on the right to education. The course will look at the theoretical foundations of the right to education, how to apply them in order to identify stakeholders, obligations and violations, and what strategies may be used to promote and realise the right.
  • This eight-day course presented by DataFirst runs from 18 - 21 June 2013 and 24 - 27 June 2013.
  • Monitoring and evaluation is an essential component of international NGOs, NGOs and civil society organisations striving to continually improve their work and have greater accountability. Given the high demand in the sector, this foundation course is designed to develop individuals' understanding of what M&E entails, why it is so vital, and how to do it well and in a participatory way. The first part of the course starts on 18 June 2013.