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punto.sud LEARNING EVENTS AND RESOURCES

punto.sud Training Experience

Over the last 10 years, punto.sud has built a strong reputation as a leading provider of effective, expert and high-quality international development training, mainly in the themes of project planning and management, effectiveness and donors’ procedures. In the last decade a relevant number of training modules have been delivered by punto.sud trainers and facilitators in more than 40 countries in Latin America, Middle East, Asia and Africa for the benefit of around 4.000 INGO, CSOs, UN and European Commissions’ staff.

Nowadays punto.sud offers a wide range of courses all over the world, focusing mostly on making the cooperation among CSOs and donors agencies more efficient and collaborative. Main topics range from fundraising to project planning, monitoring, respect of contractual obligations, financial management and internal audit.

Training programmes are based on the adoption of highly interactive learning methods like role-playing, use of case studies, focused conversations, appreciative inquiries, group works, dramas, quizzes, debates, simulations, real life cases and individual reflection.

punto.sud approach aims at behavioural changes, through active involvement of participants in order to acquire insights and skills and change attitudes to fulfil new tasks and responsibilities.

Training Across Different Themes

punto.sud offers a wide range of international development courses under the following categories:

  • Project Cycle Management – learn how to plan, budget and manage projects, and the techniques and ways of working that are important for good development work.
  • Effectiveness – explore how to monitor, evaluate and assess the impact of your projects and programmes, and learn how to apply the latest tools and techniques.
  • Fundraising and Donors’ Procedures – get the inside track on how to access and manage funding from a variety of donors and on how to cope with each donor’s procedures.
  • Governance – get benefit from our governance training programme, focused on the development of senior staff and boards of trustees working with national and international development NGOs.
  • Networking – learn how to establish, manage and monitor an effective partnership to implement projects in a collaborative and synergic way.
  • Communication and Advocacy – acquire skills and techniques needed to communicate your key messages, advocate and campaign effectively, and get an insider view on who to influence and how, including the appropriate use of social networks.

What We Offer

Our training offer includes:

  • Classroom training (free or paid courses) – attend one of our training courses in Italy or around the world.
  • E-learning (free or paid courses) – if you are busy and cannot travel, take part to our e-learning courses whenever it is more convenient for you.
  • Webinar – watch our seminars broacasted live on the Internet, interacting with other participants and asking real-time questions to the trainers.
  • In-house training – have one of our existing training courses delivered in your offices (or a venue of your choice).
  • Bespoke training – customise or design a training course from scratch so that it meets your requirements exactly.
  • Consultancy and Helpdesk support – receive from one of punto.sud expert face-to-face and e-mail support about a specific project or set of projects financed by the same donor.

Reasons To Book With punto.sud

punto.sud Learning and Training Programs are delivered by its permanent staff, who has considerable experience in the field and, consequently, a high level of familiarity with the daily problems faced by operators working on the ground. Our trainings are therefore distinctly “field focused”.

punto.sud aims to support the process “Funds (donor) vs Action (implementing organisation)”, resulting in:

  • A more efficient use of the resources: reduction of costs and/or increase of quantity/quality of delivered;
  • A reduction of management inaccuracies (mistakes vs. internal procedure, vs. donors’ rules, vs. international accountability standards);
  • Better monitoring of the action (transparent management, verifiable outcomes);
  • Capacity development of operators involved;
  • Routinization of change management in place.

Contact  

For more information or to organise in-house training courses, please contact Mrs Simona Pogliani (Chief of the Training Department)

Learning Events By Theme

E-learning – All you need to know about financial support to third parties

2018 open e-learning, DEV-CO training, E-learning, EU development&cooperation

In the last years, the EU has increased its interest in using financial support to third parties as a key component of EU external aid Actions. This means that Grant…

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E-learning – Be prepared for expenditure verification and audit

2018 open e-learning, DEV-CO training, E-learning, EU development&cooperation, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures

Want to know how to be prepared for expenditure varication and audits of an EU-funded project? Follow this eLearning course to get all the practical tips and tricks to ensure…

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Webinar – How to deal with simplified cost options (1 lesson)

2018 open webinars, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, Webinars

In the last years, the DG DEVCO and DG NEAR encouraged grant applicants to present their budgets, including simplified cost options. The main aim of this approach is to simplify…

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Webinar – Getting funds from DG ECHO: Single Form A to Z (3 lessons)

2018 open webinars, DG-ECHO training, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, Webinars

The European Union, through its Directorate General for Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (DG ECHO), is one of the main donors for humanitarian aid actions, implemented by NGOs, UN…

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E-learning – All you need to know about PAGoDA

2018 open e-learning, E-learning, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, UN-EU training

Improve your skills in getting EU funds and managing your EU- funded actions: get inside the EU programming and funding system, be ready for direct negotiations with the EU delegations…

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E-learning – What you need to know about procurement in DG ECHO funded actions

2018 open training (DG ECHO Framework Contract), DG-ECHO training, E-learning, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures

This e-learning course provides a complete presentation of procurement procedures to be applied by NGOs when dealing with procurement processes in DG ECHO funded actions. It consists in an in-depth…

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E-learning – How to deal with key financial aspects of DG ECHO funded Actions

2018 open training (DG ECHO Framework Contract), DG-ECHO training, E-learning, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures

This training is provided in asynchronous modality, therefore lessons will be available on the distance learning platform at any time. The training is delivered through presentations completed by background speech…

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Webinar – Preparing successful proposals on EU development cooperation (3 lessons)

2018 open webinars, DEV-CO training, Effectiveness, EU development&cooperation, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, Project Cycle Management, Webinars

The European Union is one of the most important donors supporting NGOs’ actions in development cooperation. It can be considered a “generous” donor, allocating huge funds for development cooperation projects,…

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Webinar – The theory of change (1 lesson)

Effectiveness, EU development&cooperation, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, Project Cycle Management, Webinars

There is nothing more practical than a good theory. Based on this assumption there have been many discussions in recent years on how better design logic models than do facilitate…

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Webinar – The EuropeAid Logframe

DEV-CO training, Effectiveness, EU development&cooperation, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, Project Cycle Management, Webinars

All those involved in designing interventions for Development Cooperation today need to know how to formulate and manage the Logical Framework, which is used in all project phases, from formulation…

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Webinar – Il Quadro Logico di EuropeAid

DEV-CO training, Effectiveness, EU development&cooperation, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, Project Cycle Management, Webinars

Oggi tutti coloro che sono coinvolti nella progettazione degli interventi di cooperazione allo sviluppo devono sapere come formulare e gestire il Quadro Logico, utilizzato in tutte le fasi del progetto, dalla…

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Classroom – Drafting a proposal: the Single Form

DG-ECHO training, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, Project Cycle Management

The course provides an overview of the Single Form format, the partners’ tool to access ECHO funds. Through the use of very practical learning methods like analysis of cases, group works, plenary…

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Classroom – Ensure quality in humanitarian actions

DG-ECHO training, Effectiveness, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures

ECHO develops a number of policies on humanitarian aid and civil protection issues and specific guidelines to facilitate their implementation on the ground. This course will present the main policies  and then…

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Classroom – All you need to know about Emergency Actions

DG-ECHO training, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures

This course aims to enhance knowledge on ECHO rules, procedures and tools to address sudden humanitarian crises. The course focuses on ECHO tools, but includes useful material developed by other reputable International Organisations.

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Webinar – Managing successful EU-funded projects on development cooperation (5 lessons)

2018 open webinars, DEV-CO training, Effectiveness, EU development&cooperation, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, Project Cycle Management, Webinars

The European Union is one of the most important donors supporting NGOs’ actions in development cooperation. It can be considered a “generous” donor, ready to allocate huge funds for development…

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Classroom – Project Monitoring and Evaluation

Effectiveness, Project Cycle Management

This course is based on punto.sud experience acquired in many years of field work, where different monitoring and evaluation approaches and methods have been implemented and tested. It intends to…

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Classroom – Logframe Analysis and Project Management

Effectiveness, Project Cycle Management

This course is based on punto.sud experience acquired in many years of support to organisation as well as form a direct management of projects. It intends particularly to propose and…

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Classroom – Managing ECHO Humanitarian Actions

2018 open classrooms, DG-ECHO training, Effectiveness, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, Project Cycle Management

Humanitarian actions must be an effective and ethical expression of human solidarity. Most part of humanitarian aid operations are funded by public institutions, with the European Union representing the world's…

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E-learning – CSOs and participation: Lobbying, Advocacy and Policy Influencing

Advocacy, E-learning

This e-learning course provides support to CSOs on how effectively influence the decision-making process at local, national and international level. It also allows participants to better understand the importance of…

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E-learning – A very short introduction to the DG ECHO 2014 FPA

2018 open training (DG ECHO Framework Contract), DG-ECHO training, E-learning, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures

This course intends to provide an overview of DG ECHO, its working modalities and the main elements of the 2014 FPA for NGOs. This e-learning is provided in asynchronous modality;…

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E-learning – DG ECHO Final Report 2014

2018 open training (DG ECHO Framework Contract), DG-ECHO training, E-learning, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, Project Cycle Management

This e-learning course aims to support participants in dealing with the steps required by ECHO for a correct preparation of the final report. The course covers both financial and operational…

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E-learning – DG ECHO Audit process 2014

2018 open training (DG ECHO Framework Contract), DG-ECHO training, E-learning, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures

The heart of this e-learning consists in one session dedicated to field audits and another one dedicated to HQ audits. DG ECHO partners will have the opportunity of listening to…

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E-learning – DG ECHO | Become a master of APPEL and the PDF SF

2018 open training (DG ECHO Framework Contract), DG-ECHO training, E-learning, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, Project Cycle Management

This e-learning course provides a complete presentation of the PDF Single Form 2014, in order to improve the participants’ capacity in dealing with its technicalities and to increase confidence in…

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Classroom – Final reporting of a DG ECHO-funded Action

DG-ECHO training, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, Project Cycle Management

This course focuses on the closing phase of an Action; the main topics refer to an overview of eligibility of costs, management of remaining supplies, final reporting. It covers both…

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Classroom – The DG ECHO Audit process

DG-ECHO training, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures

The course focuses on the various steps of the audit process and its working methodology, in order to help partners to afford smoothly the audit of DG ECHO funded Actions,…

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Classroom – Implementing a DG ECHO funded Action

DG-ECHO training, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, Project Cycle Management

This course intends to equip participants with all the information needed to properly manage an ECHO funded Action. It starts with the study of the Partnership Instruments and the hierarchy among…

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Classroom – Preparing a DG ECHO Action: the Single Form

DG-ECHO training, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, Project Cycle Management

The course starts with an overview of the financing decisions process and the HIPs, to understand ECHO priorities and proposals' assessment modalities. After that, it analyses the Single Form format (the partners’ tool to access ECHO…

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Classroom – Fundraising, communication and campaigning

Advocacy

Improve your skills in designing a Communication Plan to enhance your fundraising campaign. In this course you will get a general overview of the basic elements of the communication and…

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E-learning – Get funding from the EU from Western Balkans and Turkish CSOs

E-learning, EU development&cooperation, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, Project Cycle Management

Sign up to this free e-learning course to understand all necessary steps to be successful in getting funds from the European Union. This online course will show you how to…

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E-learning – Social media, activism and participation

Advocacy, E-learning

Get this e-learning course to start or improve your communication strategy through the use of social media. Social Media tools offer the possibility to communicate effectively and in a variety…

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Classroom – PAGoDA: the new UN-EU framework

EU development&cooperation, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, UN-EU training

Are working for a UN Agency? Improve your skills in getting EU funds for your actions. Get inside the EU programming and funding system, be ready for direct negotiations with…

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Classroom – Be accountable: master the EU rules

EU development&cooperation, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures

Strengthen your skills in managing EU-funded projects (financed by DG DEVCO/DG NEAR) by properly comply with contractual procedures and use effective tools. This course will give you an in-depth knowledge…

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Classroom – Get funding from the European Union

EU development&cooperation, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, Project Cycle Management

Improve your understanding of the most important funding opportunities and mechanisms offered by the EU to support projects of CSOs. This course focuses in particular on all the necessary steps…

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Classroom – Become a master of project finances on EU development cooperation

2018 open classrooms, DEV-CO training, EU development&cooperation, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, Project Cycle Management

Make the most from the practical overview of all aspects related to financial management of EU funded projects, starting from the preparation of a proper and realistic budget, to the…

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Classroom – Working with the EU on development cooperation

2018 open classrooms, DEV-CO training, EU development&cooperation, Fundraising & Donors' Procedures, Project Cycle Management

Get an overview of the EU relevant actors and main programmes and identify funding opportunities which are more suitable for your organisation’s long-term strategy. Discover how to be successful in…

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