DIGIPEER
Digital Peer-Learning for Civil Society
How can digitalization support stakeholder collaboration processes?

DIGIPEER” is a digital peer-learning capacity building program that helps German development NGOs (direct target group) and their international partners implement projects in a more collaborative, effective, and results-oriented manner. The programme is funded by Engagement Global on behalf of the Ministry for Development Cooperation (BMZ).

Participants learned about and build their capacities regarding practical topics, approaches to stakeholder collaboration, and virtual dialogue platforms, including how the latter can be used to improve international cooperation.

DIGIPEER started in December, 2019 and we are currently in our last steps before closing this program in 2020.

You can watch the videos of the online sessions and/or read our learning materials.

We will soon publish our second and final study. Thank you for supporting us!

Survey

In January we asked you about your opinion regarding the benefits or potential obstacles of digital dialogues for development cooperation. Your stories have been collected in the Digipeer Study 1. Your responses helped us to make our facilitation of the online seminars and 3D learnspaces interesting and relevant to your needs.

Now we would love to see, on the one hand, how your opinion on digital dialogues for development cooperation might have changed and, on the other hand, understand how our DigiPeer program helped you in your work.

Complete our survey

To support us reflecting on the program, to share your experiences from digital dialogues, and to express your interest in going with us into a next phase, we created a short 15 min-survey.
We would greatly appreciate your feedback until the 10th of November.

Click here to open survey
Videos
Studies
DIGIPEER Study 2 - Teaser
Digital Dialogues for Network Building and Collaboration

This CLI study will reflect about the impact digital dialogues can have in order to enliven development cooperation, share experiences from this capacity building program and explore opportunities for the future.
The study will be published soon, you can download a teaser here:

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DIGIPEER Study 1
Digital Dialogues for Network Building and Collaboration

This CLI study gives an overview of the insights from the interviews and survey, as well as guiding thoughts and an overview of the capacity development programme.

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DIGIPEER Study 2 - Teaser
Digital Dialogues for Network Building and Collaboration

This CLI study will reflect about the impact digital dialogues can have in order to enliven development cooperation, share experiences from this capacity building program and explore opportunities for the future.
The study will be published soon, you can download a teaser here:

Download
Learning Books
Digipeer Learning Book 1
Engaging people into preparatory conversations and engagement steps for building a cross-sector team

This CLI Digipeer Learning Book gives you an overview of the Aliveness concept, the idea of Collective Leadership and the Container for Change as well as explains the Dialogic Practices. It is based on our first online sessions.

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Digipeer Learning Book 2
From the initiating team to an enlivened collaboration eco-system

This CLI Digipeer Learning Book gives you an overview of the concept of Stakeholder Collaboration Eco-Systems and Transformations as well as explains how to use the Collective Leadership Compass to bring aliveness into your work. It is based on our second online sessions.

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Digipeer Learning Book 3
Cultivating a Culture of Learning through the Collective Leadership Compass for Joint Collaboration

This CLI Digipeer Learning Book gives you an overview of what we understand by a Culture of Learning, how implicit Theories of Thinking are influencing our learning, and why a generative Dialogue is important to enliven your learning. It is based on our third online sessions.

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Curriculum
FAQ
What is DIGIPEER?

DIGIPEER is a digital peer-learning capacity building program funded by Engagement Global Germany on behalf of the German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development to provide know-how for network-based dialogue and collaboration.

DIGIPEER lasts ten months and is based on three online seminars and three 3D peer group sessions. The online seminars are held in zoom. The three 3D peer group sessions take place in a virtual, specially developed learning environment. The further education offers participants knowledge about concepts and methodology for successful dialogue processes with the help of new media as well as exchange of experience about fields of application and use of the new media in their international cooperation processes. During the training, the participants of the 3D peer group sessions work on their own concrete cases from their work context in order to facilitate the transfer of what they have learned into practice. DIGIPEER is designed in English and online. The learners act together in a virtual environment and are supervised by trainers.

Why DIGIPEER?

On the one hand requirements for participating in online offers have changed considerably in the recent past and digital communication, management and further training opportunities have become more present.

On the other hand coping with everyday life work has become more complex for most civil society actors, inter alias, and thus became difficult to take on presence trainings. In our view, DIGIPEER does not replace face-to-face capacity building, but we understand DIGIPEER as an accompaniment to “present” learning processes.

Who can apply?

The capacity building program offered in DIGIPEER is dedicated to German civil society organizations involved working in development cooperation and also to their international partner organizations.

In the online seminars you can participate as a single representative from your organization or as a team. The 3D peer group sessions take place in tandem, you and your international partner. This will give you the opportunity to work on your own concrete case as a team.

Do I need any prerequisite knowledge?

No.

What do I need?
  • Online Seminars: Participants need a stable internet line with 1.2 Mbps (download and upload)
    bandwidth and a computer or tablet to join the online seminars.
  • 3D Learnspace Sessions: Participants need a computer with Windows 7 or higher and a stable
    internet connection with at least 4 Mbps (DSL 4000) as data rate.
What if I missed a session?

The online seminars are recorded and you can find the latest one here. For additional reading material on the past online seminar, please feel free to contact us.

Are there any costs?

DIGIPEER is funded by Engagement Global. The participation is free of charge for all capacity building events.

How to apply?

Unfortuntatelly all activities took place. You can watch the recordings of the online sessions in our YouTube-Channel.

Do you have a question regarding the registration?