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Finalizing Chin State Local Social Plan

The elaboration of the Local Social Plan (LSP) for Chin State in Myanmar is soon coming to an end. After several participatory workshops in Hakha, Chin State, the team has a wealth of information and input from local participants. The LSP will present plans for social protection mechanisms for vulnerable groups: children, persons with disabilities, elderly people and women. Focus is on access to health and educational rights, as well as strengthening of capacity and  access to information for NGO and government actors. Bente Consulting is responsible for the finalization of the LSP, which will be presented in Naypyidaw, Myanmar in September 2014.

Review of LO/FTF Council

Bente Consulting in collaboration with Yebo ApS has won the tender for the Danida review of the LO/FTF Council's partnership programs with trade unions in Middle East, North Africa, sub-Saharan Africa and Asia. The assignment will be carried out by a team of four consultants and include document review, key informant interviews at LO/FTF head quarter, a global questionnaire survey, field visits to partners in the MENA region, Rwanda and Tanzania and a desk review of the Asia program. The review will be carried out in the period of May to July 2014.

Danida Country Program Appraisal in Tanzania

Bente Consulting will participate in the Danida appraisal mission of the new Tanzania Country Program. The country program comprises four main thematic programs: governance, business development, health and general budget support. Bente Consulting will provide input on human rights based approach (HRBA), gender and results monitoring. The appraisal mission takes place from April 25th to May 10th, 2014.

Danish Association of the Blind - LogFrame and Monitoring Plan

As a follow up of the evaluation of the Danish Association of the Blind's (DAB) partnership project with Lao Association of the Blind and Mongolian National Federation of the Blind in August 2013 and a fact finding mission to Myanmar in November 2013, Bente Consulting will support DAB in the preparation of the third phase of the Asia-Pacific partnership project. The assignment is scheduleed for February and April 2014 and will focus on the development of a LogFrame model, as well as the design of a Monitoring Plan.

CO2 compensation 2013

As a compensation for the almost 77,000 kilometers travelled during 2013, Bente Consulting has contributed DKK 2,605 to the Bird Life International's buying of threathened forest habitats in Ecuador, which are home to some of the world's highest bird species diversity. Read more about climate and CO2 compensation at Dansk Ornitologisk Forening's webiste

Development Planning in Myanmar

Chin State Development Plan and Local Social Plan. In January and March 2014, Bente Consulting ApS will be engaged in the development of a comprehensive regional plan for Chin State in Myanmar. The plans will be developed through a bottom-up participatory planning process, which will include stakeholder meetings government, local communities, other stakeholders and villagers to facilitate the identification of opportunities and needs for development and social protection measures. The work is commissioned by UNICEF / Danida and carried out by Institute for International Development.

Fact finding in Myanmar with Danish Association of the Blind

Bente Consulting ApS has assisted the Danish Association of the Blind (DBS) in undertaking a facts finding mission in Myanmar in early November 2013. The fact finding was carried out in close collaboration with the DBS and the Myanmar National Assication of the Blind (MNAB). Focus was on contextual, problem and stakeholder analysis on which reports are being prepared. An organizational capacity assessment workshop was carried out with MNAB, using the OCTAGON-model for organizational assessment. Organizational capacity assessment workshop with Myanmar National Association of the Blind during which participants engaged in discussions on organizational structure, vision & mission, internal democracy, planning and activities, relevance, target groups, networking and advocacy...... "And we were kept busy with many questions and had no time to get bored during the whole day!", said one of the participants. Read more about DBS's development work here.

 

 

 

HRBA training of Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Bente Consulting ApS has prepared and facilitated an internal workshop on Human Rights Based Approach (HRBA) for staff at the Danida Technical Advisory Services (Danish: UFT). The workshop took place 3-4 December with 18 participants and aimed at sharing experience and identify good practices and HRBA tools, which can be used in the roll-out of the HRBA to embassies. The workshop was the culmination of an interactive planning process, which started in October. Workshop results are summarized in an internal working paper for UFT to carry forward. Read more about the Danida HRBA Guidance Note here.

CSR - Support to MSF in Syria

Bente Consulting has supported the work of MSF's (Medecins Sans Frontieres / Læger uden Grænser) work in Syria with a donation of DKK 2.000. Read more about MSF in Syria here.

  

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