IIRR Training

Special Training Courses only in Cambodia
Second semester 2014
Training Courses
Key Facilitator
25-29 Aug
Enhancing Market Access of Poor Farmers through Value Chain Development
Ms. Sheilah Vergara
01-05 Sep
Analyzing Policy, Methods and Tools to Mainstream Gender in Rural Development Projects
Ms.  Sheilah Vergara
08-12 Sep
Strengthening SMEs through  Value Chain Assessment and Analysis
Ms.  Sheilah Vergara
06-10 Oct
Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
Ms. Marissa Espineli
24-28 Nov
Addressing Household Food Security in the Context of Changing Climate and Environment
Dr.  Julian Gonsalves
01-05 Dec
Nutrition garden interventions in schools and communities
Dr.  Julian Gonsalves

Course Highlights
  • Highly participatory methods for adult learning
  • Participants themselves are resource persons and facilitators
  • Field practicum (1day)
  • Action plan

Special Discounts

Returning Students
  • 3% Discount for all returning students (copy of IIRR certificate)
  • An additional 2% discount is available for women
Group discount
  • 5% discount, for a group of six from the same organization.
The training fee covers course fee, lunch and coffee breaks, course - related materials, and field and agency visits.

The investment fee is to be payable three weeks before the training date at STAR Kampuchea – IIRR’s Foreign Trade Bank of Cambodia account number: Dollar S/A #020-30-400-002915-2

IIRR reserves the right to cancel the course two weeks before the schedule if the required quorum is not met. This will be immediately conveyed to the applicants. Course fees will be refunded in full.

Training on Enhancing Market Access of Poor Farmers through Value Chain Development
The course provides participants with in-depth analysis of various market forces and linkages between small scale rural producers, processing firms, buyers in urban areas and input suppliers to improve market access of poor farmers through value chain development.EDI

Training on Analyzing Policy, Methods and Tools to Mainstream Gender in Rural Development Projects
This course focuses on assessing equal gender participation in development projects and in improving program/project design and implementation to encourage equal participation of both gender in development processes.

Training on Strengthening Small and Medium Scale Enterprises through Value Chain Assessment and Analysis
The course provides an overview of concepts and principles in value chain, development of SMEs and the importance of business development services. It tackles market assessment; value chain analysis; and design and management of SMEs for long-term sustainability.

Training on Participatory Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning
The course focuses on participatory monitoring, evaluation and learning as a management tool for strengthening participation, enhancing local capacity, and increasing local people’s confidence and control over development decisions and processes.

Training on Addressing Household Food Security in the Context of Changing Climate and Environment
The course addresses the challenges that small holders are expecting to face in meeting their food and livelihood needs especially the challenges posed by climate change. A range of approaches to address these challenges will be discussed including Climate smart agriculture approaches in a range of ecosystems (forest, upland, rained lowlands and coastal),

Training on Nutrition garden interventions in schools and communities
This is   a skills development course which will focus on ways to leverage the nutrition contributions of agriculture using bio intensive and conservation agriculture approaches.  Special attention will be devoted to school and family nutrition. Attention will be devoted to ways of conserving local agro biodiversity for nutrition and livelihood needs.  Participants will discuss ways to link gardens, nutrition and school education programs.

Please contact: Mr. Or Thy, Cambodia Country Manager
Mobile No.: (855) 12-985-272  Telephone No.:(855) 23-211-612
E-mail: cambodia@iirr.org / orthy.smt@gmail.com
Address: #71, St 123/468, Sangkat Tuol Tumpong I, Khan Chamkamorn, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

IIRR IS A LEADER IN PROVIDING INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSES. VISIT www.iirr.org for more details. We also provides customize training, training needs assessment, program and organization evaluation, baseline development, organizing events, documenting experiences and conducting writeshops for project learning purposes.

Sheilah is the Program Specialist for Training and Capacity Building Specialist at IIRR’s Regional Center for Asia starting 2011. She started working in IIRR in 2006 as Program Manager of the Community Agricultural Program (CATP), funded by the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR). She continued the CATP Program with the Southeast Asian Fisheries and Development Center-Aquaculture Department (SEAFDEC-AQD) in 2009 and had a brief stint as Training Officer of the Aboitiz Power Renewables Incorporated in 2010. As IIRR Program Specialist, she leads the designing, coordinating, facilitating and monitoring of International Training Courses, Customized Courses and Study Programs on Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation, Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction, Writeshop Process, Enterprise and Livelihood, Value Chain Development, Food Security, Gender, Natural Resource Management, Participatory Local Governance, and other development courses. These trainings are being held in the Philippines, Cambodia, Pakistan and Nepal. As early as 2006, she has already been facilitating sessions for IIRR’s international training courses and writeshops in Pakistan, Indonesia, Malawi and the Philippines.

She has Ph.D. units in Environmental Science and Management, a Masters in Management major in Agribusiness Management and a Bachelors of Science in Development Communication major in Development Journalism from the University of the Philippines Los Banos.

Marise is currently IIRR’s Regional Center for Asia Director. She has over 30 years experience in development, having worked in organizational and program leadership, capacity development, monitoring and evaluation, training development and management, gender mainstreaming, fundraising and financial management in Asia, Africa and Latin America. An experienced trainer, Marise has been with IIRR’s training department for over 10 years in various capacities such as Head, Education and Training Program, Director for Education and Training Department, Assistant Director for Training, and Training Specialist. She was Deputy Director for the Regional Center for Asia from 2004 to 2006. Now as IIRR regional director, Marise provides leadership, technical and process-based inputs and resources to IIRR programs and systems that support program implementation. She led the establishment of IIRR’s country program in Cambodia.

As member of the Prolinnova International Support Team, Marise provides support to developing and implementing its monitoring and evaluation (M&E) system. She facilitated the M&E training for Prolinnova partners in 2010 in Ethiopia. Marise was also Director of the Aga Khan Foundation’s Programme for Professional Development. She led the setting of programmatic direction for a capacity development program for development professionals from the government and CSOs for sustainable development of the Central Highlands Region of Afghanistan. The program was in close coordination with the government of Bamyan and other international organizations.

Marise holds a Masters in International and Intercultural Management from the World Learning Institute in Vermont, USA and is currently completing a PhD in Applied Cosmic Anthropology from the Asian Social Institute, Manila.

Julian has thirty-five years of experience in the design, management and evaluation of international rural and agricultural research and development programs. He is currently a freelance consultant, reviewer, and evaluator for international and regional organizations (including IIRR) and donor agencies. His special areas of interest/competence are in: Program formulation/design, review and evaluation, external assessment, training design and evaluation; Sustainable resource use and management; Farmer-led extension; Community-based natural resources management/community forestry; Participatory development approaches; Designing integrated conservation development activities; Research partnerships; Strengthening institutional capacity and human resources development; Networking, advocacy and collaborative mechanisms for effective partnerships; and Approaches for scaling up impact of pilot program for research efforts.

Julian currently serves as Senior Advisor to the UPWARD CIP in the Philippines, and as a member of the Prolinnova Oversight Group. For eight years, he served as Vice President-Program for the International Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) and another eight as Director for Appropriate Technology Unit. He was responsible for proposing and first field-testing and developing the participatory workshop process for documenting best practices, considered among the more innovative services that IIRR provides globally. He was also responsible for supervising the development, fund raising and management of a portfolio of projects in agriculture, health, capacity building and training and information, education and communications. He also was on the NGO Committee of the CGIAR for three years.

Julian has a Ph.D. in Extension Education and International Agricultural and Rural Development from Cornell University. Masters Degree in Communication (knowledge utilization program) from Michigan State University. Bachelors Degree in Agronomy, University of Agricultural Sciences (Bangalore). He was a Rockefeller Fellow from 1979-1984. Among his awards are: Recipient of the 1991 United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) Global 500 award for Environmental Achievement; 1991 Award Winner of the Crop Science Society of the Philippines, Achievement Award for Extension; Finalist, The Alvin C. Eurich Award for Excellence in Public Education and Communication to increase environmental awareness, Academy of Educational Development, Washington; and Recipient of Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development 1997 Award, Germany.

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