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

CLI is pleased to announce its new, digital capacity building program for civil society organisations working worldwide in the field of sustainable development.

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 learn about and build their capacities regarding practical development 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.


CLI has scheduled its Online Kickoff Session for our new program “DIGIPEER digital peer-learning program” for civil society organizations in Germany and their international implementation partners on February, 19th, 2020, 1.30 pm – 3.30 CET!

DIGIPEER is an online-based program to develop and enhance the dialogical, management and learning capacities of implementers of international development cooperation projects.

We are currently preparing the detailed curriculum which will be presented at our kickoff event. In order to adapt DIGIPEER even more precisely to your situation and needs, we would like to integrate your valuable opinions and perspectives. If you could, please complete our survey. You are welcome to forward it to your international implementation partners as well, whose perspectives we equally value.

Registration for DIGIPEER Kickoff Session

The Kick-Off Session is for free and open to participants from Civil Society Organisations working in the development cooperation and their international partners.

It is held in English and will focus on:

• Presentation of the capacity building program DIGIPEER
• Results from our research for DIGIPEER
• Procedure of participation in DIGIPEER
• Your questions and recommendations

Register here
Timeline for the curriculum of CLI's DIGIPEER - Digital Peer-Learning
  • Details will be presented at the Online Kickoff Session on Feb 19th, 2020, register here
  • Any questions? Send us an email

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 and 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.


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.

Do I need any prerequisite knowledge?


What do I need?

A stable internet line with 1.2 Mbps (downoad and upload) bandwidth. Participants need a computer or tablet to join the online seminars.

Are there any costs?

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

How to apply?

We will post the registration links here on our website as soon as our curriculum dates are public. If you want to receive a notification via e-mail please write us.