Online Projects
CLI's impact through online facilitation
Germany/worldwide - Digital Peer-Learning Program
DIGIPEER project Learnspace session June 2020

Participants from Cilvil Society learn about and build their capacities regarding practical development topics and approaches to stakeholder collaboration supported by digital dialogue platforms, including how the latter can be used to improve international cooperation. DIGIPEER started in December, 2019 and is a free of cost program for German development NGOs and their implementation partners.

Project Facts:
Digital Peer-Learning Program DIGIPEER

Project time: 2019-2020

Sector(s): civil society

Main SDG: 17 Partnerships for the goals

Stakeholders: German development NGOs and their international implementation partners

Outcome: A study on how digital dialogue can be enhanced was conducted, in total six online seminars took place, key players of German development NGOs and their project partners were equipped with digital dialogue tools

CLI Project Managers: Sabine Heckmann, Ursula Ploetz

Registration for DIGIPEER's Interactive Wrap Up Session

In closing our project, we are delighted to invite you to our DigiPeer Interactive Wrap Up Session.

  • Engage in exchange and learning among DigiPeer participants on:
    • best practices and lessons learned from implementing digital dialogues and collaborations
    • important developments in this field
  • Deepen trust and mutual support among DigiPeer participants
  • Discuss ways in which DigiPeer participants want to further engage with one another and CLI

It is 2.5 hours long and held in English.

Date: November 5th, 2020 1.00 pm CEST

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Germany/worldwide - Trainings for Multi-Actor Partnerships (MAP)
MAP Online Training

Since 2016, CLI has been the expert for stakeholder dialogues and collaboration processes in the MAP programme. To enhance the design and implementation of collaboration processes with multiple stakeholders, bengo, on behalf of BMZ, offers capacity building through seminars and short focus sessions for German civil society actors and their local partners facilitated by the Collective Leadership Institute (CLI). In 2020, a new advanced training format and online seminars were introduced.

Project Facts:
Trainings for Multi-Actor Partnerships (MAP)

Project time: 2020

Sector(s): civil society

Main SDG: 17 Partnerships for the Goals

Stakeholders: German civil society organizations in the development sector and their international partners

Outcome: Civil society organisation leaders were trained either in establishing multi-stakeholder initiatives or enhancing already existing initiatives with the Dialogic Change Model.

CLI Project Managers: Dr. Petra Kuenkel, Sabine Heckmann, Theresa Kuschka

Russia/Belarus - Platform for Civil Society Dialogue
Building a platform for civil society dialogue in Russia and Belarus

In the beginning of June 2020, CLI started the project “Platform for Civil society Dialogue” with a three-day Kick-Off Workshop in cooperation with its Belarusian and Russian partners. The project focuses on the development of a dialogue platform between representatives of Russian and Belarusian civil society organizations who are engaged in the social sector, particularly in inclusion and strengthening rights of marginalized social groups such as women, persons with disabilities, and senior citizens.

Project Facts:
Platform for Civil Society Dialogue

Project time: 2020

Sector(s): civil society

Main SDG: 17 Partnerships

Stakeholders: 20 CSOs from Russia and Belarus who are active in the social sector, for each country one partner NGO

Outcome: Increased opportunities for cooperation and partnership between the organizations’ representatives, a constructive dialogue and cooperation structure among civil society organizations in Belarus and Russia, promoted discussion of values.

CLI Project Managers: Alina Gruen, Martin Fielko, Theresa Kuschka

Kenya - Youth Empowerment and Employment in the Agriculture Sector
Art of Leading Collectively virtual course for project in Western Kenya

This GIZ project aims on increasing youth empowerment and employment, predominantly in the agriculture sector, in Western Kenya. An originally planned workshop for March 2020 in person in Nairobi, was postponed until the end of May, made entirely virtual, and relied on all 12 participants coming from three different provinces. The course was held on the Microsoft Teams platform with CLI facilitators in Germany and Denmark, and participants in Kisumu and Nairobi, Kenya. Over the three-day course, participants learned to use the Collective Leadership Compass and apply it to their individual leadership development, to their collaboration system, and to planning meetings and events to move their process forwards with increased aliveness.

Project Facts:
Youth Empowerment and Employment in the Agriculture Sector

Project time: 2020

Sector(s): public sector

Main SDG: 1 No Poverty

Stakeholders: 12 GIZ staff members from three different provinces in Western Kenya

Outcome: Participants applied the Collective Leadership Compass to their individual leadership development, to their collaboration system, and to planning meetings and events.

CLI Project Manager: Douglas F. Williamson; co-facilitation by Collective Leadership Specialist Jacob Fink Ferdinand

The Art of Leading Collectively

- 3 days of online-training
- core methodology: CLI Collective Leadership Compass
- tuition fee: € 467 per online presence day
Registration status: LAST PLACES AVAILABLE!

11 November — 16 November 2020
Collective Leadership Institute gGmbH, Kurfürstenstraße, Potsdam, Germany
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Jordan - Creating Youth Employment Opportunities by Empowering Young Collective Leaders
CLI, BTCB Jordan and DHD Jordan project team members

Since early 2020, CLI has been partnering with two Jordanian non-profit organisations, Bothorona for Training and Capacity Building as well as Drabzeen Human Development, in a project funded by the European Union to support three Jordanian communities to develop and realize their own solutions for economic youth empowerment. In order to achieve this, project partners aim to train and support youth-focused and youth-led civil society organizations (CSO) in North Western Badiah, East Western Badiah, and Al Taybeh to initiate and facilitate a structured dialogue among people effected and concerned by the challenge of youth unemployment, such as young citizens, community leaders, local authorities, and the administration. The core project team supports the CSOs to ensure that this is not a dialogue for dialogue’s sake, but a co-creative exchange that comes up with concrete community development initiatives. CLI’s Online Learning approaches have been integrated into the project, providing the means to go fully online with all activities so far, including core project team and external communications, as well as engaging CSOs via interactive and dynamic online sessions.

Current situation: CLI and its projects partners are implementating a fully online engagement mission for the CSOs, including orientation sessions and planning workshops

Announcement of Call for Proposals for eligible Jordanian CSOs
CLI is launching a Call for Proposals in collaboration with Bothorona for Training and Capacity Building and Drabzeen Human Development under the EU-funded project “Empowering Teams of Young Collective Leaders: Transforming Policy Dialogues for Employment Opportunities in three Jordanian Communities”.
CSOs working on youth employment opportunities in

  • East or North Western Badiah in the disctricts of Alkhaldieh, Husha, al Mansura, al Zatari and al Jamal, please check if you are eligible to apply and submit your proposal until July 18, 2020 (see documents below).
  • Al Taybeh, Ma’an, please check if you are eligible to apply and submit your proposal until July 25, 2020 (see documents below)

We are particularly looking forward to receiving applications of the eligible CSOs who have already attended the CSO engagement sessions previously announced via Call for Interest.
There will be an online Q&A session on further details to this call on July 7 for Badiah, and July 14 for al Taybeh. Any questions regarding Taybeh can be directed to DHD until July 15 at info@drabzeen.org and questions regarding Badiah can be directed to BTCB until July 8 via info.btcbmafraq@gmail.com

Application documents for East Western Badiah, Mafraq, Jordan
Application documents for North Western Badiah, Mafraq, Jordan

Application documents for Taybeh, Ma’an, Jordan

Project Facts:
Creating Youth Employment Opportunities by Empowering Young Collective Leaders

Project time: 2020 – 2022

Sector(s): civil society, public sector, private sector

Main SDG: 8 Decent work and sustainable economic growth

Stakeholders: Staff members of up to six local CSOs and their public and private sector stakeholders on local and national level

Outcome: Selected youth members from Jordanian CSOs are strategically empowered as initiators and facilitators of Policy Dialogues between citizens, key stakeholders, and local authorities on youth employment.

CLI Project Managers: Elisabeth Kuehn, Dominic Stucker, Stephanie Langsch, Mai ElAshmawy

The Art of Stakeholder Collaboration

- 4 days of online-training
- core methodology: CLI Dialogic Change Model
- tuition fee: € 350 per online presence day
Registration status: OPEN

24 November — 2 December 2020
Collective Leadership Institute gGmbH, Kurfürstenstraße, Potsdam, Germany
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Russia, Sweden, Germany - Online study tour "Partnerships Matter"

CLI conducted an online study tour called “Partnerships Matter – Implementation of Multi Stakeholder Cooperation Tools for Sustainable Development” for Russian NGOs and their Swedish and German counterpartsin June 2020. The participants learned about the methodology of the Dialogic Change Model, exchanged with practitioners from four German NGOs, and formulated concrete next steps for the working group “civic participation for sustainable development” of the forum. This project was funded by EU-Russia Civil Society Forum.

Project Facts:

Project time: 2020

Sector(s): civil society

Main SDG: 17 Partnerships for the goals

Stakeholders: Experienced leaders of 4 Russian NGOs, 1 Swedish, 1 German NGOs, their beneficiaries, and 4 experts on partnerships from German NGOs

Outcome: A resource paper on partnerships methodologies and tools was published, the trust and will to collaborate among Russian and EU NGOs increased, a concrete work plan until May 2021 to increase SDG awareness within the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum and beyond was developed.

CLI Project Managers: Alina Gruen, Ursula Ploetz, Martin Fielko

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Tunisia - youth NGO empowerment for Good Governance

Since February 2017, CLI collaborates with We love Kairouan (WLK), a youth civil society organisation in Kairouan, Tunisia, to strengthen civil engagement, local good governance and decentralisation of the democratic process in Kairouan. WLK supports local identity, culture and environmental awareness in the city and region of Kairouan. With CLI’s transformation support, We love Kairoun developedBab el Medina’ (‘Gates of the Medina’), an action-oriented dialogue platform between local administration and citizens. Its objective is to develop and implement ideas and concrete actions on the sustainable development of the ancient city centre, the Medina, in Kairouan, a UNESCO world heritage site. The platform is unique in its truly collaborative approach to urban development, where citizens are not merely consulted on their opinions, but co-create a shared understanding of what is important, and what should be done, together with the local public power.

Since Bab el Medina started, We love Kairouan has now

  • a team of 6 CLI specialists, designing and facilitating project steps and workshops
  • gained more than 30 new young volunteers,
  • expanded its activity to three more projects on local development, with funds i.a. from USAID, and
  • gained personal recognition for their work from, amongst others, Kairouan’s mayor and the Tunisian Minister for Culture. The “Houma Up” innovation action was covered by the national TV station Tunisia 1.

Ongoing Action (2020-2021): Young Leaders Network for Good Governance in Central Tunisia

In a trainers-of-trainer approach, CLI and WLK will work over the next two years to upscale the Bab el Medina platform into a regional network: Working with three new youth NGOs – Youth Activists in el Krib, the Association for Natural Resources and Development  (ARND) in Regueb and the Association for Youth and Cultural Development in Hergla (ACDJH) – CLI and WLK will train and coach together project teams from these associations to set up their local dialogue platform for sustainable development with stakeholders, and eventually to come together in a regional youth leader network for good governance.

Current situation: CLI and WLK co-facilitated an e-tailor-made training based on an integration of the Collective Leadership Compass and the Dialogic Change Model. All new NGO participants framed their initiatives with local stakeholders, identified key stakeholders and developed an engagement plan for those stakeholders to test their context analysis and create resonance for the initiative in the next 3 to 4 months. The initiatives developed were sustainable agriculture in the Regueb (ARND), promotion of local culture and urban development in Hergla (ADCJH) and an eco-tourism village in el Krib (Youth Activists).

Next steps: In the next weeks, WLK with needs-based support from CLI will accompany and coach the NGOS to implement their engagement plans for their initiative. Their results will be the basis for the next e-tailor-made training in June, where process plans for strategically building the platform will be developed.

Action 1 (2017-18): The revitalization of the Souk al Mouajel, a historic covered market

The first action of the platform focused on the Souk al Mouajel, a historic covered market site in the Medina center that can trace its roots back to the 12th century, and that is currently run down and dysfunctional. Applying the CLI approach, We love Kairouan expertly facilitated the co-creation of a sustainable architectural restoration, with details that interlink economic, social and ecological aspects, and that bridge tradition and modernity – such as renewable energies for the lighting combined that illuminates the traditional combination of workshop and sale spaces for artisans and merchants. The plan for the Souk includes details on necessary resources and is accompanied by clear statements of commitment by the public administration for its implementation. The plan is currently undergoing preparation for implementation by the municipality.

Action 2 (2019): Green Action Network for the Medina

Based on the huge success of the action on the Souk, the second initiative by the platform will focus on the environmental aspects in the Medina. Points of interest are in particular the reduction of pollution through dysfunctional waste management and exhausts. Accordingly, the Bab el Medina platform has been expanded to also include the National Waste Management Agency and the New Environmental Police. Citizens and local public officials on the platform chose the area around Rahba Place in the Medina to develop a comprehensive plan for a sustainable redesign of the city’s area, including energy efficient public transport, pollution reduction and improved waste management and recycling. The platform is organized into task forces advancing the funding and implementation of each step of the plan.

Supported by the ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen) with funds from the German Federal Foreign Office.

 

Impressions from Collective Leadership Training for We love Kairouan, 2018
Impressions from Collective Leadership Training for We love Kairouan – Module 2
Project Facts:
The transformative dialogue platform 'Gates of the Medina'

Project time: since 2017, ongoing

Sector(s): civil society, public sector, private sector

Main SDG: 16 Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Stakeholders: Staff members of the local NGO “We Love Kairouan” (Kairouan), Youth Activists (el Krib), Association for Natural Ressources (Regueb), Asscoiation for Youth and Cultural Development (Hergla) , their public and private sector stakeholders on local and national level

Outcome: An action-oriented dialogue platform between local administration and citizens was created, a sustainable architectural restoration of the Souk al Mouajel and a sustainable urban development plan for a city quarter in Kairouan was created; a regional youth leaders network and local actions in el Krib, Hergla and Regueb are in development

CLI Project Managers: Elisabeth Kuehn, Sabine Heckmann, Stephanie Langsch

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