October 16, 2015, |Mogens Lykketoft (left), President of the seventieth session of the General Assembly, meets with Oprah Winfrey, television talk show host and executive producer of “Belief”, a seven-part documentary series.
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Last minute gift ideas! Holiday eCourse Offer – This Weekend Only!
Oprah Learns That Love Doesn’t Hurt
AN EVENING WITH OPRAH 2015 TOUR
Oprah is thrilled to bring you two eCourses from exceptional teachers that will help you write the new life story you want for yourself and give you the tools to become the highest best version of yourself. Since you previously expressed interest in learning more — we’re happy to extend a limited-time offer of 10% off Rob Bell’s Practical Guide to Finding Joy and Meaning in Everyday Life and Brené Brown’s The Gifts of Imperfection.
Rob Bell’s Practical Guide to Finding Joy and Meaning in Everyday Life helps you find deeper meaning in your everyday interactions. Through thought-provoking teaching videos and online journal assignments, practical tools and exercises, this course will help you take those small moments of joy and create a foundation for wholeness, fulfillment, and growth.
Brené Brown will guide you through the 10 guideposts for Wholehearted living in her course, The Gifts of Imperfection. Through art journaling and creative exercises, you’ll begin a courage-building journey towards the realization that “I am imperfect and I am enough”.
This weekend only, register or send eCourses as a gift to family, friends – or yourself for 10% off the regular price. Hurry, this special holiday offer ends Sunday!
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News: Foundation gives graduates a lifetime opportunity
Johannesburg, 14 August 2015 – For some graduates, real-world experience remains the only thing that separates them from their dream jobs. Understanding this, the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation (OWLAF) hosted its first networking event, which provided the OWLAG graduates the opportunity to engage with business executives and learn from their experiences in preparation of their careers. Representatives from over 50 corporates spanning a wide range of industries, attended the event.
“OWLAF provides tertiary support in the form of funding to supplement the girls’ scholarships and student loans. However, we realised that our students and alumni do not have access to professional networks. As a result, we have committed to helping our students engage the networks that are necessary in helping them find jobs,” said Rebecca Sykes, President of OWLAF.
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New Publications on Sustainable Development Higher Ed
A Month-Long Celebration in January Honoring Civil Rights Legends
MARTA ON WATER FOR ALL–HR ISSUE
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REMINDER: UNEP Online Course on Disasters and Ecosystems starting on 12 January 2015. Free registation !
We trust that the year has started well for you.
Please see below announcement for your information and / or action.
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“Disasters and Ecosystems: Resilience in a Changing Climate”, a new Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) to be launched on 12 January, 2015
What we all know is that disasters are increasing worldwide. What role do ecosystems play in reducing disaster risks and adapting to climate change? This is the topic of an exciting new Massive Open Online Course that will go live in January 2015. It was developed jointly by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), the Center for Natural Resources and Development (CNRD) and the Cologne University of Applied Sciences (CUAS), Germany, and the Global Universities Partnership on Environment for Sustainability (GUPES).
The MOOC covers a broad range of topics from disaster management, climate change, ecosystem management and community resilience. How these issues are linked and how well-managed ecosystems enhance resilience to natural disasters and climate change impacts are the core theme of the course.
The MOOC is designed at two levels: the leadership track, with the first 6 units providing general introduction to the fundamental concepts, which is suitable for people from all backgrounds who wish to have a basic undertaking of the topic. The second level, or expert track comprises 15 units with more in depth learning on the various tools of ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation.
The course is delivered by both scientists and practitioners. In addition there are guest lectures from global leaders and experts, such as Achim Steiner, the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, Julia Marton-Lefèvre, outgoing Director General of the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Rajendra Pachauri of Teri University and affiliated with the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and Margareta Wahlström of the UN International Strategy on Disaster Reduction (UNISDR).
Students will have the opportunity to enhance their knowledge through quizzes, real life and fictitious problem-solving exercises, additional reading materials, videos and a discussion forum.
An Expert-of-the-Week will be available to respond to questions and interact with students. Students will receive weekly newsletters with up-to-date news on ecosystem-based disaster risk reduction and adaptation.
The course is invaluable for universities around the world, where faculty members can use it to update their curriculum and use the lectures and teaching materials for blended learning for their own courses. At the same time, the MOOC format also allows those currently outside the university system to learn about the new developments in the area of disasters and climate change, without having to enroll in a university or pay for an online course. Those who successfully complete the course will be provided with a course certificate.
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Integrated Courses / Training Sessions in Review, Design, Implementation and Evaluation of TVET Systems and Policies
Moustafa Wahba [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Subject: Integrated Courses / Training Sessions in Review, Design, Implementation and Evaluation of TVET Systems and Policies
I noticed with interest that the UNESCO cluster office in Quito, in
collaboration with the Regional Bureau for Education in Latin America and
the Caribbean (OREALC/UNESCO Santiago), and with the support of the Youth
Literacy and Skills Section at UNESCO HQ and UNESCO-UNEVOC, are proposing
to organise a blended-learning course to develop capacities in the review,
design, implementation and evaluation of TVET policies in the Andean
countries. The UNESCO is currently calling for interested organisations,
preferably located in the region, to submit an application for the
development and delivery of the course.
In view of the above announcement I wish to advise the following details of
the Integrated Courses / Training Sessions which I developed for ”Review,
Design, Implementation and Evaluation of TVET Systems and Policies” and
advise that I am willing to address these courses in English online or at
class via the Skills Section at UNESCO HQ and UNESCO-UNEVOC for those
interested bodies / individuals.
In different Enterprises and Technical and Vocational Education and
Training TVET Institutions (Institutes, Centres and Industrial Schools),
due attention is given to the performance of the workers / trainees /
students by applying both Competency Based Education and Training CBET
System as well as Competency Based Workers / Trainees / Students Assessment
and Verification Assurance Quality Management System; known simply as
Competency Assurance Management System CAMS.
The CBET is applied by the management of Enterprises and TVET Institutions
with a view to effectively train their workers / trainees / students to
achieve particular competencies (Awareness, Knowledge, Skills and Attitude
/ Behavior) via a Competency Based Approach.
The CAMS is applied by the management of an Enterprise or TVET Institution
with a view to have reasonable assurance of meeting the Enterprise / Oil &
Gas Company / TVET Institution business objectives by assuring that their
workers / trainees / students are well assessed, verified and certified as
competent. The CAMS is quality-assured structural process used to determine
the qualification level (standard) of the workers / trainees and students
belonging to different Enterprises, Oil & Gas Companies and TVET
Institutions as well as giving them recognition of the attainment of
particular competencies (Awareness, Knowledge, Skills and Attitude /
Behavior) according to their occupations / professions.
The corporate management of an Enterprise or TVET Institution has to
clearly state the mission of their Competency Based Education and Training
CBET System & Competency Assurance Management System CAMS and which are
generally derived from the following Mission Statement:
The purpose of the Competency Based Education and Training CBET System &
Competency Assurance Management System CAMS is to provide guidelines that
will enable the management of Enterprises, Oil & Gas Companies and TVET
Institutions to set valid and reliable controls in place with a view to
have reasonable assurance that their workers / trainees / students are well
trained, acquired the required awareness, knowledge, skill and attitude
competencies, provided evidences, assessed, verified and certified to be
competent to effectively perform all tasks assigned to them, including
Health Safety and Environmental Protection HSEP (Occupational Health and
Safety OHS) and Business Critical Tasks (known simply as Critical Tasks),
up to the required Minimum Competency Level (Standard) at Work Location.
As highly specialized in the fields of Technical and Vocational Education
and Training TVET and Competency Management, I have developed and currently
addressing a group of Training Modules / Courses to be used as an
“Integrated Training Programme for Review, Design, Implementation and
Evaluation of TVET Systems and Policies ” to enhance the capacity building
of the Managers, Executive Officers, Trainers / Instructors / Teachers,
Master Trainers and Assessors / Observers / Verifiers working in Technical
and Vocational Education and Training TVET, Competency Based Education and
Training CBET System & Competency Assurance Management System CAMS.
The “Integrated Training Programme” explains in detail the TVET Systems,
CBET Systems & CAMS via the following Training Modules / Courses:
1. Module 1: Strategic Management of TVET & TVET Institutions
2. Module 2: Quality Assurance Management of TVET & TVET Institutions
3. Module 3: Competency Approach to Training and Career Development
4. Module 4: Maintenance Management of TVET Institutions
5. Module 5: Monitoring & Evaluation M&E of TVET & TVET Institutions
6. Module 6: Management Information System MIS & and Knowledge Management
KM for TVET & TVET Institutions
7. Module 7: Competency Assurance Management System CAMS for Enterprises
and TVET Institutions
The above Training Modules / Courses are covering all the following
milestone events associated with a full Training Life Cycle (Training
1. Training Needs Analysis
2. Job / Occupation Analysis
3. Identification of Competencies
4. Competency Development Framework
5. Selection of Critical Tasks
6. Development of Curriculum and Training Programmes
7. Learning, Training and Collecting Evidences
8. Assessment & Verification
9. Gaps Analysis & Specific Gaps Elimination Programme SGEP
Eng. Moustafa Wahba
Competency Assurance & TVET Consultant
Scottish Qualification Authority SQA Qualified Internal Verifier IV
E-mail address: email@example.com
Competency Assurance Management System CAMS for Enterprises & TVET
Competency Based Approach to Training & Career Development – Course
Maintenance Management – Course Outline
Management Information System MIS & Knowledge Management KM for Enterprises
& TVET Institutions
Monitoring & Evaluation M&E of Enterprises & TVET Institutions – Course
Quality Assurance Management of TVET & TVET Institutions – Course Outline
Strategic Management of TVET & TVET Institutions – Course Outline
What: In this learning session, Josefina Braña-Varela, Policy Director of WWF’s Forest and Climate Programme, will discuss the challenges and opportunities for REDD+ at the upcoming UNFCCC COP20 in Lima, Peru. Josefina will cover WWF’s REDD+ asks related to safeguard information systems, the joint mitigation and adaptation mechanism and coordination of support around the national entities/focal points who serve as liaisons with the UNFCCC Secretariat and other bodies of the Convention, among other topics.
A Q+A session will follow the presentation.
Africa 2.0 Annual Symposium 2014 -2015
Mr. Ibrahim Ceesay
Head of Programmes- African Youth Panel (AYP) Chair- African Youth Alliance on Post-2015 (AYAP) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: www.africanyouthpanel.org Subject: Call for the 10th Africa-Europe Training Course
(AYICC) Call for the 10th Africa-Europe Training Course
Following the inspiring University on Youth & Development in Mollina, the North-South Centre of the Council of Europe is happy to launch the call for the 10th Africa-Europe Training Course for Youth Organisations, in partnership with the European Youth Forum, the Pan African Youth Union and the Network of International Youth organisations.
The training will take place from 25th January to 1st February 2015 in Nairobi-Kenya.
We will kindly ask you to disseminate the call, which you can find on the North-South Center website or by clicking the following link:
I remain at your disposal for any further clarification you may need.
Thank you in advance and best regards,
António Saraiva Lima
Trainee – Youth Co-operation
North-South Centre of the Council of Europe
Rua São Caetano, nº 32 | 1200-829 Lisboa | Portugal
Ibrahim Ceesay Head of Programmes- African Youth Panel (AYP) Chair- African Youth Alliance on Post-2015 (AYAP)
[GGCA] Free eCourse: Gender-sensitive Governance: what does it look like and how can we work towards it?
Registration Deadline October 30th
Gender Hub, a new online service providing information and knowledge resources on Gender for Nigeria, is offering a free online course‘Gender-sensitive Governance: what does it look like and how can we work towards it?‘ between Monday, 3 November 2014 at 09:30 – Friday, 28 November 2014 at 17:00 (WAT). Deadline to register is Thursday, 30 October, 2014.
Details are below for those interested.
- Appreciate the differing understandings of governance and how the concept has evolved over time
- Understand why governance needs to be gender-sensitive despite the barriers and challenges to this goal
- Be able to analyse governance institutions, particularly government institutions, from a gender perspective to expose gender-blind policy and discriminatory practices
- Appreciate the context of gender and governance in Nigeria
- Understand how change can happen in government institutions themselves so they respond better to the needs of women, challenge gender inequality and promote women’s rights
- Be aware of the mechanisms that need to be in place to ensure government institutions are held to account for their record on promoting gender equality by civil society and citizen
- Understand what gender-sensitive governance could and should look like, and understand the practical actions to progress towards this goals
- Know about the real-world challenges to change that are commonly faced, be inspired by other stories of practical action, and be aware of useful guides and toolkits
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