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March 2015

INTRAC course in Kenya!
We are pleased to announce our first course in Nairobi, Kenya! Influencing and Supporting Change in Complex Contexts has been developed with the Inter Agency Working Group for Disaster Preparedness in East & Central Africa (IAWG) Policy & Advocacy Working Group and International Federation of the Red Cross. Read on for all the details!

February 2015

New ONTRAC! The role of INGOs in complex and politically charged contexts
Our new issue of ONTRAC "The role of INGOs in complex and politically charged contexts" looks at the different roles and initiatives INGOs have in ‘politically charged’ contexts, focusing on context and partnership. Read ONTRAC, download it for free and leave your comments!

“Action research: civil society activity for conflict prevention in the Fergana Valley” Final Conference
INTRAC Central Asia is hosting the final conference reviewing the results and lessons learned from the three-year Program “Action research: civil society activity for conflict prevention in the Fergana Valley” in Osh on 10-11 February.

INTRAC Central Asia projects in early 2015
INTRAC Central Asia Programme will be holding the final conference for its 3-year programme “Research in action” civil society working to prevent conflict in Fergana Valley”. We will also be working with previous partners in Kazakhstan and be involved in an organization assessment for the Step by Step programme in Armenia.

January 2015

Building sustainability of civil society- workshop report
Between October and December 2014, INTRAC convened an important debate around civil society sustainability. "Building sustainability of civil society: Debates, challenges and moving forward" captures highlights from these activities. Read it here and leave your comments.

New M&E Paper! Measuring advocacy impact: Case study of a capacity building programme
This INTRAC M&E Paper documents a long-term advocacy capacity building initiative undertaken by INTRAC with Norwegian Church Aid, ChristianAid, and Church of Sweden to measure advocacy impact.

December 2014

Building sustainability of civil society workshop - Feedback from participants
Over 80 participants attended INTRAC's "Building sustainability of civil society" workshop hosted in Oxford, 25-26 November 2014. Check out what our participants thought about it!

November 2014

Briefing Paper 41: Models of INGO Sustainability: Balancing Restricted and Unrestricted Funding
Our latest 12-page INTRAC Briefing Paper explores different models of resourcing strategies that international NGOs (INGOs) have adopted to ensure their financial sustainability.

Free webinar: Building sustainability of civil society
Following on from our Building Sustainability of Civil Society Workshop (Tuesday 25 - Wednesday 26 November), INTRAC will host a free webinar on civil society sustainability on Thursday 4th December 2014. Speakers will discuss core aspects of civil society sustainability and share learning from the workshop. Confirmed speakers include Felix Wood from Afrikids, UK, Jenny Hodgson, Global Fund for Community Foundations, and Anabel Cruz from Institute for Communication and Development, Uruguay.

October 2014

Annual report 2013-14
INTRAC's 2013-14 annual report highlights our research, training, and consultancy work in civil society dynamics; planning, monitoring, evaluation, and learning; and trends in international NGO and donor practices. It also includes sections on our values, key aspects of our work in 2013-14, the Central Asia Programme, Development in Practice, our work with the Civil Society Support Programme (Ethiopia), and on our finances.

Building Sustainability of Civil Society workshop
On 25-26 November, 2014, INTRAC is putting on a two-day workshop for practitioners, CSOs, foundations, social enterprises, private sector representatives and development agencies to share experiences of and practical responses for the sustainability of civil society.

Sustainability in transition: Two blog posts
When development practitioners talk about the sustainability of civil society organisations, particularly in the South, they often talk about finding new sources of external funding to replace retreating European NGOs and state agencies. In fact, they should be talking about developing a local constituency and local funding base, argues Brian Pratt in two blog posts on Alliance.

September 2014

Development in Practice special double issue on endogenous development in Africa
Development in Practice, a peer-reviewed international journal edited by INTRAC and published by Taylor & Francis, now has out a special double issue on endogenous development in Africa.

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