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SIDA International Training Programmes: Climate Change and Mitigation

As part of the Swedish International Development Agency’s International Training Programmes, the Climate Change and Mitigation training programme will be held in two parts: at Norrkoping, Sweden and at another location (to be decided) from 28 February to 25 March 2011 and in October/November 2011 respectively.

This training programme is organised by SMHI in cooperation with SWECO and Stockholm Environment Institute.

The overall objective is to increase the knowledge about climate change and its consequences. The aim is to provide methods for identification of vulnerable sectors in the society, both in a national and an international perspective. Eligible participants can be from NGOs, consulting firms, government, environmental institutes, research organizations and industries. They should be holding key positions in their organizations and should be well-acquainted with climate change issues.

The programme contains a 4-week training course in Sweden and a follow-up seminar in Asia, Latin America or Africa. The training course includes lectures, group and individual exercises as well as study tours. An individual project work is an important part of the programme.

Candidates from Africa, Asia, Eastern Europe, Latin America and the Middle East can apply to participate in the programme. Participation costs and accommodation are covered by SIDA but international travel has to be covered by the participant.

The deadline to apply is 29 October 2010. For more information, visit this link.

EDITED: The application form to apply to this training can be downloaded from this link.

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  1. Julius Justice Musim says:

    I am seriuosly interested in this course. I am aUgandan working asa Deputy Director of a local NGO called Agency For Integrated Rural Developemnt.

    Our organization is training 813households in sustainable agriculture.

  2. Atlas Of Risks Of Climate Change On The Egyptian Coasts And Defensive Policies (2 volumes)
    By Prof. Dr./ Khaled Abd El-Kader Ouda
    Professor Emeritus of Stratigraphy and Paleontology, Geology Department
    Faculty of Science, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
    This study aims at evaluating qualitatively and quantitatively the importance of the risks to which the Egyptian coasts— a distance of about 3500 km—are exposed, as a result of rising sea level in amounts up to one meter. It also suggests traditional and non-traditional ways of defense, that may help to avoid or reduce these risks, or to adapt to them. The results of this study about climate change and its impact on the Egyptian coasts will be a significant resource to researchers, experts and decision makers working at private institutions and in public administrations, to plan strategies in order to organize plans for the protection of the Nile Delta and other parts of the Egyptian coast as sea level rises.
    The study examines the causes and consequences of the global warming as described in reports by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change; and their Fourth Assessment Report as well as in subsequent scientific reports by various research groups worldwide. It also examines the impact of global warming on the level of seas and oceans and the potential risks for the Middle East and North Africa, as contained in the report of the scientific team of the World Bank, 2007.
    The study considers successively 1) the topography and geomorphology of the Nile Delta ; 2) the impacts on the Nile Delta during the last century of the combined effects of a) severe coastal erosion processes, b) sediment deficiency since the construction of the Aswan high Dam, c) sea level rise, d) delta subsidence as well as e) human impacts on the coastline; 3) the present geomorphology of the northern lakes of the Nile Delta after having been suffered from intensive human impacts which have led to drying and reduction in surface area by about 50% -83% of their original size during the last 25 years; 4) the various scenarios of the impact of sea level rise on these coasts. This discussion ends with an illustration of the risks on the Egyptian coasts on topographic maps designated for all coasts beaches and shores using Digital Elevation Data derived from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission SRTM NASA space.
    The impact that sea level rise of up to one meter is expected to have is illustrated graphically on various coasts: the Northwest Delta (West of Rosetta Branch), the North Delta (between the two Nile branches), the Northeast Delta (East of Damietta Branch); the shores of Alexandria, From Abu Qir east to Agami west; the shores of the coastal plain of the northern Western Desert from Alexandria east to Sallum west; the shores of the northern coastal plain of Sinai Peninsula, the western and eastern coasts of the Gulf of Suez, the western coast of the Gulf of Aqaba , the Egyptian coast of the Red Sea from Hurghada north to Halaib south, and the coasts of the Bitter Lakes and Temsah Lake along the Suez Canal.
    The topographical maps of all coasts were matched with satellite images to evaluate quantitatively the size of the area that, for each coast, will be affected by sea level rise. The sources of threat were identified for each coastal region, along shores, sandy belts, eastern and western bridges of the western branch of the Nile (Rosetta Branch, North of Fowa), eastern bridge of the eastern branch of the Nile (Damietta Branch, north of Damietta), and western bridge of the Suez Canal (north of Ballah). The low-lying coastal areas, wet and dry, which are threatened of marine invasion either directly from the sea or indirectly through the northern lakes, and the areas where subsurface leakage may occur as a consequence of sea-level rise have been delineated and measured. They are also graphically represented on both topographic maps and corresponding satellite images. Cities, neighborhoods, villages, ranches and agricultural land that are threatened of isolation as a result of marine invasion have been determined with great detail. The environmental problems that plague the Nile Delta because of uncontrolled human activities, and which, associated with climate impacts contribute to make the Nile Delta potentially one of the coastal areas in the world most threatened by the rise in global sea level during this century are also discussed
    The study includes 734 colored plates among which detailed topographic, geomorphologic and geographic maps of coasts and beaches of Egypt as they are today, and as they are expected to become with rising sea levels; The sources of threat, the new shore line expected due to sea level rise and the dimensions of the threatened wet and dry lands are graphically represented on satellite images downloaded electronically on the topographical maps. Means of protection are proposed and locations of deep seawalls, sandy dams and bridges are suggested as well as land barriers to be set aside to counter the invasion of the sea off the coast of the Nile Delta. It is understood that these proposals may be suitably modified by experts in order to reduce the costs associated with coastal protection as long as efficiency and benefits are not lost.
    The topography, geomorphology and geology of the Qattara Depression, are described with the hope to revive the proposal of connecting the Qattara Depression to the Mediterranean Sea to reduce the effects of sea level rise on the Nile Delta while creating a positive economic return. The national need to implement the Qattara -Mediterranean project has been emphasized in order to save billions of Dollars that will be lost as a result of the marine invasion of the northern coast of the Nile Delta. All earlier objections encountered in the implementation of this project have been refuted. An economic feasibility of this project has also been proposed in light of the new economic innovations. It is also proposed the most appropriate places from the standpoint of topography to create a surface channel between the Mediterranean and Qattara Depression. The view is expressed of the need to restore a natural balance to the River Nile. That balance was lost after the construction of the High Dam at Aswan. The negative effects of the High Dam on the Egyptian Delta must be assessed and work must be immediately undertaken to remedy them for the benefit of future generations.
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    address: 10 botros ghaly st roxy cairo egypt

  3. JOSEPHINE MUHONJA AB says:

    This is a good course but I wish International Travel costs could be covered to enable many attend.

  4. Karim Dino Soomro says:

    Respected Sir,

    Currently my services in Civil Society Organization and i have got Degree in Natural Science faculty particularily in subject of Enviornmental Sciences and Ecology

    our organization working in Far falling areas.

    in our field areas there are climate change symptoms arising day by day increasing

    i have dire and keen interst in to Attend workshop of Climate cahne and mitigation

    Karim Dino Soomro

    Hyderabad Sindh

    pakistan

  5. Hassana Pindar says:

    As a gender officer working with an NGO, Climate change impact is affecting the female gender greatly, such that the adaptation strategy requires serious financial attention as seen in the communities where the impact on youth and women is high, this require funds to help communities Adapt the mitigation strategy.

  6. Dr.Haseebullah.Niayesh says:

    I am Dr.Haseebullah, the leading person in Skill up Consultancy Services Firm
    Below is the details of Skill-up Consultancy Services Firm:

    Vision

    Promote professionalism, evidence based decision making, team work and culture of trust in the organization.

    Mission

    Professionalism is the guiding force in Skill-up Consultancy Services Firm. Skill-up Consultancy Services Firm (SCSF) is committed to assist the client’s organizations to establish sound, professional and dynamic working environment through its inputs and technical assistance.
    People
    Skill-up Consultancy Services Firm (SCSF) has assembled an unparalleled team of executives, managers, leaders and capacity buildings experts. The Skill-up Consultancy Services Firm (SCSF) is highly specialized in the areas of monitoring, evaluation and research and training capacity building. The firm has vested experience in the area of providing technical assistance to the state, NOGs and civil society organizations in conducting critical institutional analysis, exploring the existing gaps in their performances and management style of high- and mid-level executives and managers, with world-class expertise in health and education. Our staff has deep professional experience as health and education analysts, consultants, researchers, and evaluators. This combination of knowledge in health and education and experience in classroom and field enables Skill-up to provide critical and credible support to our clients.
    Board of Directors
    1. Dr. Mohammad Daim Kakar
    Dr. Daim Kakar is one of the leaders known in international arena. He is a graduate of Kabul Medical University. He has also received his Master of Public Health from Liverpool University in the UK. He has been working in highly competitive positions and possesses scores of leadership skills.
    2. Dr. Ismail Hail
    Dr. Hail is a graduate of Kabul Medical University. He has been working in top executive positions of national and international NGOs. He is currently working as a director of Humanitarian Assistance and Development Association for Afghanistan (HADAAF).

    3. Mr. Sardar Mohammad
    Mr. Mohammad is a pedagogist, graduated from University of Pedagogy in 1980 where?. He is an expert in the field of education. He is currently working as math lecturer in Habibia High School. He is also working as an education consultant with Iqra Private School.
    4. Ms. Halina Dost
    Ms. Halina is graduated from the university of science , Kabul Afghanistan.Currently she is an education expert. She has a vast experience in the area of education and management. She is an excellent mentor, supervisor, and manager. Currently she is in charge of training in the UNAMA.
    5. Dr. Farzana Salim
    Dr.Farza is a talented doctor, graduated from Kabul University. She has completed her high school in the United States of America. She is currently working as a researcher in Afghanistan.
    Management Team
    Skill-up Consultancy Services Firm manages their activities in a participatory manner in close consultation with management team members. All major decisions are taken by management team and forwarded to Board of Directors for approval. The management team consists of Founder and CEO, Research Unit Manager, Capacity Building Unit Manager, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit Manager, Finance and Administration Unit Manager.
    The Founder and Senior Staff

    Haseebullah Niayesh MD.MBA, MPH
    President & CEO
    Dr. Haseebullah Niayesh is a distinguished Physician. He has a vast paradigm of working experience in both Afghanistan and international context. He received a certificate in Public Health from MOPH/London of School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2006. He has received his Master in Business Administration (MBA) “specialty in Health Management” from Pakistan. He received his Master in Public Health (MPH) from The Johns Hopkins University in the USA. He is a research, monitoring and evaluation expert. He has been working as Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant/Focal Points with Third Party Evaluation (The Johns Hopkins University) in Afghanistan for around six years. Dr. Haseebullah is a core member of Technical Advisory Group (TAG) , Ministry of Public Health and a founding member of Afghanistan Public Health Association in Afghanistan. He is the author/coauthors of several scientific and research papers published in national and international journals.

    Dr Haseebullah.Niayesh has contributed in multiple scientific papers and researches.
    Niayesh Haseebullah, “Determinants of primary care service quality in Afghanistan”, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 16 September, 2008
    Niayesh Haseebullah “Measuring and managing progress in the establishment of basic health services, the Afghanistan Health Sector Balanced Scorecard”
    International journal of health planning and management, 24 April 2008, http://www.interscience.wiley.com

    Niayesh Haseebullah, Infants and Under-five Mortality in Afghanistan, Current Estimates and Limitations” August 25, 2008 under peer review

    Niayesh Haseebullah “Infant and Under-five Mortality in Afghanistan: Current Estimates and
    Limitations” WHO Journal
    Cost effectiveness of Rota virus vaccination program for Afghanistan Niayesh.Haseebulah, Demian Waker, John, Najim, under review

    Dr.G.R Awab
    Chief Researcher

    Dr. Ghulam Rahim Awab received his MD in 1995. He furthers his education and received his MPH and then PhD in 2009 from Mahidol University. He is a distinguished scientist and has vested experiences in research. He has carried out many researches in and out of Afghanistan.
    Following are the list of studies and researches he has conducted.

    1. Therapeutic efficacy of anti-malarial drugs in the treatment of un-complicated malaria in Afghanistan, 2004 -2007 (Single arm Clinical Trial).
    Published: Afghanistan Annual Malaria Journal. 2008.
    2. Comparative efficacy and safety of Artekin and Chloroquine for treatment of vivax malaria in Afghanistan (Clinical Trial). Published:
    3. Comparative efficacy & safety of Artekin and Artisunate+Fansidar for treatment of falciparum malaria in Afghanistan (ready for publishing).
    4. G6PD deficiency prevalence survey in Afghan Population. (ready for publishing)
    5. Molecular characterization of Malaria parasites in Afghanistan (PCR genotyping).
    6. Day7 drug level of anti-malarial drugs. (on-going).

    Najim Dost
    BA, MPA/ID, Ph.D Candidate
    Chief Analyst

    Najim Dost is currently pursuing his PhD at Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. He completed his undergraduate studies at Trent University in Canada, studying economics and business administration. Then, he went on to Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government to get his MPA in International Development. He has more than five years of work experience in the area on international development in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. His research interests include the role of state and NGOs in economic growth and development. He is committed to offering his advisory services to the Skill-up Consultancy Firm while he is in the US.

    Attaullah Sayed Zai
    MD, MSc,
    Researcher, Analyst

    Dr Sayed Ataullah is a medical doctor graduated from Kabul Medical University in 2003, after graduation he started working with BRAC Afghanistan in USAID-REACH Paghman project as a quality improvement manager, and was looking for reproductive health, child health, immunization, Health Management Information System, and Monitoring &Evaluation programs and worked till the end of March 2006. Then he joined Aga Khan University for his graduate studies in 2006, he completed MSc Epidemiology and Biostatics in 2008. In November 2008 he joined Aga khan university Afghanistan office as a Program manager and working till date. Dr Ataullah provides technical assistance to Research department of MoPH in designing, implementing, data management, analysis and report writing of research studies.

    Research Experience

    Principal Investigator:
    1. Risk factors for pregnancy losses (stillbirths and abortion) in tertiary care hospitals of Kabul city Afghanistan (case control study design, incidence cases and controls were recruited within first 48 hours after termination of pregnancy)
    Co-PI:
    1. Knowledge Attitude and Practices among caregiver toward polio in target areas of Afghanistan
    2. Mix study on Gender barriers on health seeking behavior (WHO) in three provinces i.e. Nangarhar, Bamyan and Kapisa
    3. Mix study on Gender barriers on health seeking behavior (UNFPA) in four provinces i.e. Logar, Baghlan, Badakhshan and Faryab
    4. Study on use and effective use of partograph, APHI MoPH
    5. Coverage of iodine salt use in Nangarhar province.

    Dr.Pawiz
    Researcher
    Dr Sardar Mohammad Parwiz is a medical doctor. He has received a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Institute of Management Sciences in Pakistan . He has a track record or exceptional performance during his decade long work experience with national and international organizations. He is specialized in Monitoring and Evaluation and Research. He has conducted many researches in Afghanistan. He has been backstopping with Senior Researcher and other experts in the organization.

    Mohmad Jebran Mudacer
    Admin Finance Director

    M. Jebran Mudaser has graduated from the University of Law where?. Following his graduation he has been working with national and international NGOs. He has received training in Administration and Finance. Currently He is working as Deputy Director and Director of Administration and Finance in Skill-up Consultancy Firm.

    Culture and Capacity
    The culture at Skill-up Consultancy Services Firm is dynamic, fast-paced, and collaborative. The firm is established by a group of dedicated, highly professionals motivated and competent scientist. The working environment itself is lively, innovative, and professional. Easy access and open doors are the norm, friendly faces abound, and teamwork is highly valued. Skill-up also supports employees working from home and oversees as necessary, and provides the means and equipment for our staff to be productive whether working inside or outside of the office.
    Fellows working in Skill-up consultancy firm are currently providing technical assistance to state and non state entities in term of capacity building, development of systems within client organization, critically reviewing organizations system and offering feedback and technical assistance to help grow their systems, through conducting research and mid project evaluation, end project and post end project evaluation of project and assisting organizations to develop it policy, strategy and plan, implement monitor and evaluate their projects.
    Our Offer:
    Skill-up Consultancy Services Firm (SCSF) is committed to contributing and improving the paradigm of structures and system in state (governmental) and non state (nongovernmental) organizations through providing consultancy services in the area of improved management, research, monitoring and evaluation and training and capacity building.
    Skill-up Consultancy Services Firm has been using numerous innovative leadership management tools. The firm uses THE latest tools and approaches to assist the client’s organizations to critically review their organizations and staff’s management and negotiation styles, and proposes solid recommendations to bring improvement.
    One of widely management and negotiation tools is called Thomas-Kilman Instrument. This tool will avail the clients the opportunity to figure out their conflict handling modes (avoiding, accommodating, compromising, competing and collaborating) and provide you with solid recommendations to improve your management and negotiation style. It is very useful tool for managers, especially high level managers in the organization.
    Skill-up Consultancy Services Firm also will help the client’s organizations in improving thier performance, working environment, time management, planning and budgeting.
    Skills up Consultancy Services Firm is committed to critically analyzing organization monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and assists them in developing Monitoring and Evaluation System.
    Balanced Score Card (BSC) is one of the widely used tools that Skill-up Consultancy firm will train organization’s staff how to develop and use it in order to relate their organization goals and objectives to their strategic interventions.
    Skill-up is specialized in conducting monitoring, evaluation and research studies to assist you in making evidence based policy decisions.
    Skill-up has the expertise in conducting training in the area of effective communication, report writing, proposal writing and policy development through conduction of SWOT analysis, stakeholder analysis and applying other methods.
    Skill-up consultancy firm is specialized in conducting public health short and long term training.
    We offer you:
     The latest and up to date training capacity building skills in effective communication (correspondence, report writing and proposal writings)
     Training capacity building in management, leadership, human resource, planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation.
     Conducting Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop and seminars
     Conducts pre-project, mid -term project, end project and post end project evaluation.
     Design and conduct research to assist the client organization to take evidence based policy decisions.
     Develop monitoring tools in system for organizations.
     Offer short and long courses in public health especially epidemiology and statistics.
     Assist our clients to critically analyze their organization and figure out gaps in their performances and recommend remedial actions.
     Assist organizations in developing policies and strategies.
    Legal Status, Recognition and Rewards
    Skill-up is registered with the Investment Support Services Agency (ASSA) in Afghanistan. Most of fellows working with Skill-up are members of technical and professional associations in non state and state organizations.

    Skill-up has established a Recognition and Rewards Program to formally recognize the outstanding work being done by employees every day and to celebrate success stories and achievements.

    Contact Us
    Pule-e- Surkh, Left Second Street, House number

  7. Dr.Haseebullah.Niaye says:

    I am Haseebullah Niayesh the leading person Skill Up Consultancy Services Firm:
    Below is the information on (SCSF)

    Vision

    Promote professionalism, evidence based decision making, team work and culture of trust in the organization.

    Mission

    Professionalism is the guiding force in Skill-up Consultancy Services Firm. Skill-up Consultancy Services Firm (SCSF) is committed to assist the client’s organizations to establish sound, professional and dynamic working environment through its inputs and technical assistance.
    People
    Skill-up Consultancy Services Firm (SCSF) has assembled an unparalleled team of executives, managers, leaders and capacity buildings experts. The Skill-up Consultancy Services Firm (SCSF) is highly specialized in the areas of monitoring, evaluation and research and training capacity building. The firm has vested experience in the area of providing technical assistance to the state, NOGs and civil society organizations in conducting critical institutional analysis, exploring the existing gaps in their performances and management style of high- and mid-level executives and managers, with world-class expertise in health and education. Our staff has deep professional experience as health and education analysts, consultants, researchers, and evaluators. This combination of knowledge in health and education and experience in classroom and field enables Skill-up to provide critical and credible support to our clients.
    Board of Directors
    1. Dr. Mohammad Daim Kakar
    Dr. Daim Kakar is one of the leaders known in international arena. He is a graduate of Kabul Medical University. He has also received his Master of Public Health from Liverpool University in the UK. He has been working in highly competitive positions and possesses scores of leadership skills.
    2. Dr. Ismail Hail
    Dr. Hail is a graduate of Kabul Medical University. He has been working in top executive positions of national and international NGOs. He is currently working as a director of Humanitarian Assistance and Development Association for Afghanistan (HADAAF).

    3. Mr. Sardar Mohammad
    Mr. Mohammad is a pedagogist, graduated from University of Pedagogy in 1980 where?. He is an expert in the field of education. He is currently working as math lecturer in Habibia High School. He is also working as an education consultant with Iqra Private School.
    4. Ms. Halina Dost
    Ms. Halina is graduated from the university of science , Kabul Afghanistan.Currently she is an education expert. She has a vast experience in the area of education and management. She is an excellent mentor, supervisor, and manager. Currently she is in charge of training in the UNAMA.
    5. Dr. Farzana Salim
    Dr.Farza is a talented doctor, graduated from Kabul University. She has completed her high school in the United States of America. She is currently working as a researcher in Afghanistan.
    Management Team
    Skill-up Consultancy Services Firm manages their activities in a participatory manner in close consultation with management team members. All major decisions are taken by management team and forwarded to Board of Directors for approval. The management team consists of Founder and CEO, Research Unit Manager, Capacity Building Unit Manager, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Unit Manager, Finance and Administration Unit Manager.
    The Founder and Senior Staff

    Haseebullah Niayesh MD.MBA, MPH
    President & CEO
    Dr. Haseebullah Niayesh is a distinguished Physician. He has a vast paradigm of working experience in both Afghanistan and international context. He received a certificate in Public Health from MOPH/London of School Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in 2006. He has received his Master in Business Administration (MBA) “specialty in Health Management” from Pakistan. He received his Master in Public Health (MPH) from The Johns Hopkins University in the USA. He is a research, monitoring and evaluation expert. He has been working as Monitoring and Evaluation Consultant/Focal Points with Third Party Evaluation (The Johns Hopkins University) in Afghanistan for around six years. Dr. Haseebullah is a core member of Technical Advisory Group (TAG) , Ministry of Public Health and a founding member of Afghanistan Public Health Association in Afghanistan. He is the author/coauthors of several scientific and research papers published in national and international journals.

    Dr Haseebullah.Niayesh has contributed in multiple scientific papers and researches.
    Niayesh Haseebullah, “Determinants of primary care service quality in Afghanistan”, International Journal for Quality in Health Care, 16 September, 2008
    Niayesh Haseebullah “Measuring and managing progress in the establishment of basic health services, the Afghanistan Health Sector Balanced Scorecard”
    International journal of health planning and management, 24 April 2008, http://www.interscience.wiley.com

    Niayesh Haseebullah, Infants and Under-five Mortality in Afghanistan, Current Estimates and Limitations” August 25, 2008 under peer review

    Niayesh Haseebullah “Infant and Under-five Mortality in Afghanistan: Current Estimates and
    Limitations” WHO Journal
    Cost effectiveness of Rota virus vaccination program for Afghanistan Niayesh.Haseebulah, Demian Waker, John, Najim, under review

    Dr.G.R Awab
    Chief Researcher

    Figure 1
    Dr. Ghulam Rahim Awab received his MD in 1995. He furthers his education and received his MPH and then PhD in 2009 from Mahidol University. He is a distinguished scientist and has vested experiences in research. He has carried out many researches in and out of Afghanistan.
    Following are the list of studies and researches he has conducted.

    1. Therapeutic efficacy of anti-malarial drugs in the treatment of un-complicated malaria in Afghanistan, 2004 -2007 (Single arm Clinical Trial).
    Published: Afghanistan Annual Malaria Journal. 2008.
    2. Comparative efficacy and safety of Artekin and Chloroquine for treatment of vivax malaria in Afghanistan (Clinical Trial). Published:
    3. Comparative efficacy & safety of Artekin and Artisunate+Fansidar for treatment of falciparum malaria in Afghanistan (ready for publishing).
    4. G6PD deficiency prevalence survey in Afghan Population. (ready for publishing)
    5. Molecular characterization of Malaria parasites in Afghanistan (PCR genotyping).
    6. Day7 drug level of anti-malarial drugs. (on-going).

    Najim Dost
    BA, MPA/ID, Ph.D Candidate
    Chief Analyst

    Najim Dost is currently pursuing his PhD at Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado. He completed his undergraduate studies at Trent University in Canada, studying economics and business administration. Then, he went on to Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government to get his MPA in International Development. He has more than five years of work experience in the area on international development in Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. His research interests include the role of state and NGOs in economic growth and development. He is committed to offering his advisory services to the Skill-up Consultancy Firm while he is in the US.

    Attaullah Sayed Zai
    MD, MSc,
    Researcher, Analyst

    Dr Sayed Ataullah is a medical doctor graduated from Kabul Medical University in 2003, after graduation he started working with BRAC Afghanistan in USAID-REACH Paghman project as a quality improvement manager, and was looking for reproductive health, child health, immunization, Health Management Information System, and Monitoring &Evaluation programs and worked till the end of March 2006. Then he joined Aga Khan University for his graduate studies in 2006, he completed MSc Epidemiology and Biostatics in 2008. In November 2008 he joined Aga khan university Afghanistan office as a Program manager and working till date. Dr Ataullah provides technical assistance to Research department of MoPH in designing, implementing, data management, analysis and report writing of research studies.

    Research Experience
    Principal Investigator:
    1. Risk factors for pregnancy losses (stillbirths and abortion) in tertiary care hospitals of Kabul city Afghanistan (case control study design, incidence cases and controls were recruited within first 48 hours after termination of pregnancy)
    Co-PI:
    1. Knowledge Attitude and Practices among caregiver toward polio in target areas of Afghanistan
    2. Mix study on Gender barriers on health seeking behavior (WHO) in three provinces i.e. Nangarhar, Bamyan and Kapisa
    3. Mix study on Gender barriers on health seeking behavior (UNFPA) in four provinces i.e. Logar, Baghlan, Badakhshan and Faryab
    4. Study on use and effective use of partograph, APHI MoPH
    5. Coverage of iodine salt use in Nangarhar province.

    Dr.Pawiz
    Researcher
    Dr Sardar Mohammad Parwiz is a medical doctor. He has received a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Institute of Management Sciences in Pakistan . He has a track record or exceptional performance during his decade long work experience with national and international organizations. He is specialized in Monitoring and Evaluation and Research. He has conducted many researches in Afghanistan. He has been backstopping with Senior Researcher and other experts in the organization.

    Mohmad Jebran Mudacer
    Admin Finance Director

    M. Jebran Mudaser has graduated from the University of Law where?. Following his graduation he has been working with national and international NGOs. He has received training in Administration and Finance. Currently He is working as Deputy Director and Director of Administration and Finance in Skill-up Consultancy Firm.

    Culture and Capacity
    The culture at Skill-up Consultancy Services Firm is dynamic, fast-paced, and collaborative. The firm is established by a group of dedicated, highly professionals motivated and competent scientist. The working environment itself is lively, innovative, and professional. Easy access and open doors are the norm, friendly faces abound, and teamwork is highly valued. Skill-up also supports employees working from home and oversees as necessary, and provides the means and equipment for our staff to be productive whether working inside or outside of the office.
    Fellows working in Skill-up consultancy firm are currently providing technical assistance to state and non state entities in term of capacity building, development of systems within client organization, critically reviewing organizations system and offering feedback and technical assistance to help grow their systems, through conducting research and mid project evaluation, end project and post end project evaluation of project and assisting organizations to develop it policy, strategy and plan, implement monitor and evaluate their projects.
    Our Offer:
    Skill-up Consultancy Services Firm (SCSF) is committed to contributing and improving the paradigm of structures and system in state (governmental) and non state (nongovernmental) organizations through providing consultancy services in the area of improved management, research, monitoring and evaluation and training and capacity building.
    Skill-up Consultancy Services Firm has been using numerous innovative leadership management tools. The firm uses THE latest tools and approaches to assist the client’s organizations to critically review their organizations and staff’s management and negotiation styles, and proposes solid recommendations to bring improvement.
    One of widely management and negotiation tools is called Thomas-Kilman Instrument. This tool will avail the clients the opportunity to figure out their conflict handling modes (avoiding, accommodating, compromising, competing and collaborating) and provide you with solid recommendations to improve your management and negotiation style. It is very useful tool for managers, especially high level managers in the organization.
    Skill-up Consultancy Services Firm also will help the client’s organizations in improving thier performance, working environment, time management, planning and budgeting.
    Skills up Consultancy Services Firm is committed to critically analyzing organization monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and assists them in developing Monitoring and Evaluation System.
    Balanced Score Card (BSC) is one of the widely used tools that Skill-up Consultancy firm will train organization’s staff how to develop and use it in order to relate their organization goals and objectives to their strategic interventions.
    Skill-up is specialized in conducting monitoring, evaluation and research studies to assist you in making evidence based policy decisions.
    Skill-up has the expertise in conducting training in the area of effective communication, report writing, proposal writing and policy development through conduction of SWOT analysis, stakeholder analysis and applying other methods.
    Skill-up consultancy firm is specialized in conducting public health short and long term training.
    We offer you:
     The latest and up to date training capacity building skills in effective communication (correspondence, report writing and proposal writings)
     Training capacity building in management, leadership, human resource, planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation.
     Conducting Training of Trainers (ToT) workshop and seminars
     Conducts pre-project, mid -term project, end project and post end project evaluation.
     Design and conduct research to assist the client organization to take evidence based policy decisions.
     Develop monitoring tools in system for organizations.
     Offer short and long courses in public health especially epidemiology and statistics.
     Assist our clients to critically analyze their organization and figure out gaps in their performances and recommend remedial actions.
     Assist organizations in developing policies and strategies.
    Legal Status, Recognition and Rewards
    Skill-up is registered with the Investment Support Services Agency (ASSA) in Afghanistan. Most of fellows working with Skill-up are members of technical and professional associations in non state and state organizations.

    Skill-up has established a Recognition and Rewards Program to formally recognize the outstanding work being done by employees every day and to celebrate success stories and achievements.

    Contact Us
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  8. fundsforngos says:

    The link to the application form: https://itp.sida.se/itp/Programcatalog.nsf/0/FDBE

  9. hello,

    GHANA my motherland used to experience rainy seasons, dry seasons at fixed month in every year, but this year things has totally changed. rainny seasons has changed from june july at it peak to a different month. farmers are complaining , fishermen are also complaining, everyone is some way or the other is no understanding why . if only my ngo could secure adeequate funds to go round educating what is really happening. kidly send me the application form.

    thank you

  10. I am Patrick, working with ICOSEED , a local NGO in Kenya as the MD.We work in environmental management, climate change and mitigation among other activities.I would be pleased to get some training in climate change .Please send me application forms for this course.

    Patrick

  11. Hon. Kule Sulaiti says:

    RWADIPO is an organisaion that has envoronmental interventions as well.

    I would like to participate but has not got a link for the application form.

    We operate in Kasese-Uganda.

    I ask to be aviled wityh one.

  12. JYOTIRMAYA KHARA says:

    I have been introducing some activities regarding Control of Global Warming in Orissa region of India since last 4 years.I hope your training would help me in my effort.Please send me the application form and other details regarding SIDA International Training Programmes: Climate Change and Mitigation.

    Thanking you.

    Jyotirmaya Khara

    India.

  13. Nathan Koteki says:

    Nathan Koteki

    October 19,2010

    Dear Sir,

    I have been involved in training communities concerning climate change issues. of late my communities have experienced disasters related to climate change In June this year a mudslide occurred and over 200 people perished and attending this workshop would be very vital. My main limitation is that my organization is small and i cannot afford the cost of air fare. Is it possible to be helped?Thanks

  14. Banza Chela says:

    Dear Sir/Madam,

    i am interested to participate in the climate change and mitigation training.

    Would you kindly send me the application form.

    Regards,

    BANZA CHELA(Mr)

    Lusaka

    Zambia 10101

    Africa

  15. Arulraj Louis says:

    Dear Madam/Sir,

    The effects of climate change in India is already being felt. Swift and concerted action is the need of the hour. For this your training program will be of great help, I think. Hence I want to apply, but couldn't find the Application form together with the invite. Please send me an application form and oblige.

    Thanking you

    Yours sincerely,

    Arulraj Louis

  16. dear

    i want to participate in this international training of the climate change, i already worked for the coastal and riverine and lakes community of the sindh, lot of the sudden incidents held with the poor community, they are surviving and lot of the natural disauster of the affecties, so kindly you will assure me my participation for the training and confirmation for the detail of the mail. i want to take efforts for the coastaline communities of the area. and this experience of workshop is fruitful to enhance my skills.

    with regards

    sayeda Mona shah

    pakistan sindh

  17. Eliah CD Kamphinda says:

    THE EFFECT OF CLIMATE CHANGE IN THE MALAWI CIVIL SERVICE

    Malawi for decades has been enjoying good weather and bamper yield in the gardens because traditionally people used to know which months were wet, dry and cool. Today, nobody knows when is winter or summer. Sometimes you do not know when the rains will stop.

    Over the years people have been blamed for producing charcoal out of indigenous trees which are known for promoting good rains. It is also believed that the people have rampantly cut down trees along the rivers and resultantly most rivers are dry and that is why currently is facing alot of black-outs because the hYro-electric powers cannot generate enough power.

    The failure to generate more power has resulted in the public service to provide quality services to the citizens. Often times civil servants have failed to perform due non-availability of power. In some districts, civil servants had to leave their homes due to flooding of rivers due less trees in their areas.

    It is my belief that time is ripe for civil servants trade union to identify a viable projects which can empower the citizens to take care of the natural resources at their disposal for their own good.

    Citizens must know that their carelessness causes the public service to fail to perform in one way or another.

  18. Eliah CD Kamphinda says:

    Climate change has caused alot of miseries to the Public service in this country. As the President of civil Servants Trade Inion in this country, I feel we have a lot of things we can do to mitigate this. We need to identify projects which our members in the Departments of Forestry, Meteorological services, Environmental Affairs can come together with programmes which can find lasting solutions.

    It is my thinking that we need collective approach for a third world nation like Malawi, whose some of the citizens rely on charcoal. The union, with key players can help to initiate this since the Departments mentioned are in the civil service and that the employees are our members.

  19. muhammad iqbal says:

    Dear sir,

    i am muhammad iqbal from pakistan. i would like to apply for "climate change and mitigation" but i didn't find the application form. please send me the applicatin form.

    Thanks