SDC/NADEL – Winners of the impact award 2017

In order to inspire NGOs to learn from impact evaluations and integrate them into their work, SDC and NADEL have, for the second time, asked Swiss NGOs working in international development to submit proposals for an impact evaluations on their work. We have received proposals from 30 Swiss NGOs partnering with various European research institutions.



SIETAR – 2018 Congress

Over the years, the intercultural field has revisited the notion of culture and the impact of different norms on human exchanges, focussing on the issues impacting intercultural interactions.

In parallel, the drive towards uniformity for the benefits of globalisation has clearly shown its limitations and the positioning of man at the centre of the ecosystem we occupy, demonstrated its incoherence with sustainability.

In a world undergoing profound mutations, a key element for social transformation is the co-existence of diverse cultures, ethnicities, nationalities, religions and values. Discriminatory attitudes and policies against those perceived as different have crept into organizations and society at large, in an attempt to neutralize, reduce or even eliminate diversity, wrongly perceived as a cost and disturbance.

Our purpose for this congress is to go beyond differences and focus on new perspectives, practices and positive actions that can support the co-creation of a common culture that will nurture itself from increased diversity – both in our daily lives and in the workplace – and lead to a better world.

Our role as intercultural trainers, coaches and mediators is essential to support this process. Our practice needs to respond to the challenge.

In the coming weeks, further information will be communicated about the conference, speakers and presenters, pre-conference certifications and logistical support for participants intending to travel

We have a great venue in Lugano thanks to the support of our academic advisor, the Università della Svizzera italiana.

The Board welcomes your attendance, asks you to save the date in your agenda and to spread the word for our first congress which, we trust, will provide for inspiring exchanges and enhanced learning opportunities. Membership rates for registration will be extended to all SIETAR National Association members.

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OECD – Launch of the OECD Inclusive Growth Platform

The OECD Inclusive Growth initiative was created to address growing inequalities in income, health, jobs and education. These inequalities are fracturing societies and undermining economic growth. This new online platform will bring together policy-makers, businesses and communities to address these challenges and decide on future policies so that everyone has a shot at success.

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AP – Webinar : How to drive video adoption in reporting

The amount of time consumers spend with digital video continues to grow — up to 73 minutes per day now in the United States, according to eMarketer, or nearly 30 more than they did just four years ago.

This shift has allowed media and non-media companies alike to cover stories with new perspectives and even opened doors to alternative formats such as virtual and augmented reality.

In recent years at AP, our text-based reporters have undergone training to learn the best strategies for developing multimedia narratives. Recently, we hosted a webinar featuring news directors from the western U.S. and Latin America to describe the results we’ve seen from these efforts in their regions.

Looking for best practices to train your staff on the latest technologies? See these five recommendations from our recent webinar for developing multimedia narratives.

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pwc – Young Workers Index 2017 : The $1.2 trillion prize from empowering young workers to succeed in an age of automation

This year’s update of our Young Workers Index shows that the OECD has continued to make progress on a number of key indicators of youth empowerment. Switzerland, Iceland and Germany continue to lead the OECD, taking the top positions on the index.

In this edition, we explore the implications of an increasingly automated workplace for young workers and discuss how governments and business can support them to succeed in an automated world.

In our analysis of the GDP gain from lowering NEET (not in education, employment or training) rates of young workers to German levels, we find that the OECD could experience a long-term gain of around $1.2 trillion.

View the key findings of our research and explore the results further using our interactive data tool. We provide more detailed analysis and commentary in the full report, which you can download below.

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CMRubinWorld – The Global Search for Education : On the Road to 2030 Our Planet Made a Plan

Since September 2015, education leaders and other influencers around the world have encouraged schools to promote all the goals. We’ve talked to teachers that acknowledge there’s nothing like real world challenges and case studies which allow students to apply the knowledge skills and dispositions they will need to succeed in an interconnected world.

How are we all doing so far? What have leaders learned from the implementation journey, and as a new school year begins, how can we build on those lessons to improve our efforts to achieve our planet’s plan moving forward?

Thomas Gass was appointed by the UN Secretary-General as Assistant Secretary-General for Policy Coordination and Inter-Agency Affairs in UN DESA and he took office on 3 September 2013. The Global Search for Education welcomes Thomas Gass.

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socialcops – How to Conduct a Successful Focus Group Discussion

A Focus Group Discussion (or FGD) is a qualitative research method in the social sciences, with a particular emphasis and application in the developmental program evaluation sphere.

FGDs are a predetermined semi-structured interview led by a skilled moderator. The moderator asks broad questions to elicit responses and generate discussion among the participants. The moderator’s goal is to generate the maximum amount of discussion and opinions within a given time period.

  • When Should You Use a Focus Group Discussion?
  • Creating the Questionnaire
  • Length of the Focus Group Discussion
  • Preparing for the Focus Group Discussion
  • Moderator Techniques for Focus Group Discussions
  • Limitations of Focus Group Discussions

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Humanitarian Leadership Academy – New online course : Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring

Welcome to an Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring that has been specifically designed to help you develop your understanding of coaching and mentoring and the benefits of using them when working in an emergency response. With this course and accompanying toolkit, you will be able to recognise how to structure and carry out an effective coaching or mentoring session.

This course uses video and scenarios to help you to build and strengthen your understanding of how to put coaching and mentoring skills effectively into practice.

On completion of this course you will:


    • Understand the differences between coaching and mentoring
    • Explain the purpose of both approaches and how they can be used within the constraints of the humanitarian sector
    • Recognise the benefits of coaching and mentoring for different stakeholders
    • Describe the steps of a coaching model: What? So what? Now what?

Be able to

  • Hold a coaching and mentoring session
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the approach used and identify how to improve it
  • Implement the coaching/mentoring phases – set up (contracting), establish the relationship, structure conversations, review the process


  • Have the confidence to practise the skills
  • Be prepared to coach
  • Be curious to improve your skills further

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NZZ – (Sponsored Content) Wie man Kinder und Jugendliche in El Salvador vor Banden schützen kann

Interaktiver Unterricht und nachschulische Betreuung sorgen dafür, dass Kinder und Jugendliche weniger leicht von Banden rekrutiert werden können. (Bild: PD)

Wie viel friedlicher es sich in der Schweiz lebt als in anderen Ländern, lässt sich bereits an einer einzigen Zahl ablesen – der Mordrate. In der Schweiz wird pro Jahr statistisch eine von 200’000 Personen Opfer eines tödlichen Gewaltdelikts. In El Salvador sind es laut der NGO Seguridad, Justicia et Paz 217.

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(Dieser Artikel wurde von NZZ Content Solutions im Auftrag der Stiftung Kinderdorf Pestalozzi erstellt. Die Stiftung Kinderdorf Pestalozzi trägt die redaktionelle Verantwortung für diesen Inhalt.)