As a result of decentralization reforms enacted in 2006, the climate was ripe for CHF International's USAID-funded GEII project (www.chf.ge) to introduce and initiate LED planning in municipalities throughout the Republic of Georgia.
posted by: Gwen-Swinburn11.05.2009
The LEDNA team is in the process of identifying sites and resources that have a lot of relevant free knowledge for LED practitioners. Here are some we have already found http://www.ledna.org/en/taxonomy/term/1216. We are looking for more. Or key criteria are as follows:
posted by: IrinaMendoza30.04.2009
I love the idea of an open resource-sharing website where LED experts and non-experts have access to LED- related resources and the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences. The first time I entered LEDNA’s website, I instantly remembered the long hours I once spent searching for information on LED projects. Thus, I really appreciate the effort and work of building this website, without a doubt LEDNA is a great reference point for LED resources and expertise.
posted by: aide4youth29.04.2009
I have a massive youth development project I want to establish as a project. I need facilitators to help establish a business incubator for young entrepreneurs and a resource centre for youth development. These projects will cost us much but we trust that we can raise the necessary resources to make it happen. When completed, these will be part of a Centre of Excellence for youth development and empowerment in Ghana ahd the West African sub-region.
posted by: BarbaraKue26.04.2009
For a literature review, I am looking for examples of very practical experiences with monitoring & evaluation of pro-poor LED/MSE development projects: what experiences were made with different tools in evaluating such projects? what are the lessons learned on what works well and what pitfalls there are? how were these learning experiences used by stakeholders?
I would appreciate if ledna members could point me to relevant papers that might not always be easily retrievable through search engines.
Many thanks for your help!
posted by: Jason-Musyoka21.04.2009
"Building our Communities, Building our Nation: Youth in Development"
A Learning and Experience Sharing Public Forum
Expression of Interest
1.0 Brief Background
The Kenya Community Development Foundation (KCDF), under the auspices of the Youth Development Programme in collaboration with other partners is hosting a three-day Learning & Experience Sharing Forum in June 2009. This event provides the platform for youth-led initiatives to demonstrate their positive initiatives in contributing to the national development agenda.
posted by: Jason-Musyoka20.04.2009
Breaking news: The East African LED Team comes together in nairobi, subsequently joining up the LEDNA website...!
For those of us who attended the International Youth Foundation Conference here in nairobi, LED could NOT be more relevant. Al ot of emphasis on delivery of services to the youth by the youth for the Youth..
It was GREAT to exchange our successes and failures, from conceptual to practise deficits...all of which demonstrated that we still have a long way to go, to deliver local development successfully.
posted by: Suzanneh16.04.2009
In my bachelor thesis I try to link the three subjects above: Microfinance, women and LED. The purpose of my bachelor thesis is trying to link these three areas. I hope to do this by looking at what micro finance means for local economic development, and by looking at the effects of micro finance on women. After doing this I will combine the results derived from my research and draw conclusions about the meaning of these three subjects.
posted by: Gwen-Swinburn07.04.2009
LEDNA has commissioned a series of reports on local economic development activirty in more than 20 African countries. These reports can all be found on our LEDNA knowledge hub here. The forms, methodology and guidelines for the desk research can be found here. The research is ongoing and has been funded by SDC, UNCDF, USAID, ILO and GTZ.
posted by: Gwen-Swinburn30.03.2009
I have been approached by members looking for project ideas on developing infrastructure projects that specifically target LED and local job and entrepreneurship creation. When I see our resources on water and sanitation as well as transport, it is clear we have a long way to go to capture project ideas and methods and established practice as well as new ideas. Do you have ideas on how we can ensure that local jobs and skills can be created in conjunction with infrastructure projects?
Can we start sharing ideas now?