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Organizational development including enhancement of management structures, processes and procedures, within organizations and among different organizations and sectors to meet present and future needs.
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I am looking for Theories that support capacity building, to used in the study as Theoretical Framework.
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Determine the objective of the research and study, then proceed to collect data and data, develop a program through artificial intelligence or other statistical programs, and build the model for the subject of your study.
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The reform in the education sector includes shifting accountability for student learning to schools and having periodic school evaluations. As inspection is mostly for accountability purposes, my research will be on how school staff perceive internal review and whether this exercise has the potential to contribute to capacity building which will help sustain school improvement. My query is on the research questions and the conceptual and theoretical framework as well as the gaps in the literature that I might explore.
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I wish to evaluate how access to infrastructure influence the performance of SME and also how capacity building by devolved governments affects the same i.e.performance of SME's in developing countries.
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return on investment, efficiency and sustainability
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I need your perspective about energy efficiency improvement using simulation software (e.g. Petro-Sim), how it is linked to process optimization, digital transformation, capacity building, culture change, or business excellence.
I need your inputs regarding industry in general and to some extent focusing on oil & gas or petrochemicals.
Any researches that could support your perspective will be highly appreciated.
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By now, most of us understand the high-level benefits of the Internet of Things (IoT) in process manufacturing. But the IoT offers relevant, practical data that can improve your day-to-day operations as well. For example, using the IoT to monitor your compressed air consumption can help you optimize your process in a variety of ways. This white paper explores how enabling the IoT in a pharmaceutical production environment saves energy, improves machine processes through predictive analytics ...
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I am a doctoral student, again in the research process the title of the research topic is capacity building of nurses in health services, please advise
thank you
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Dear sir
Thank you for your input, the results of the literature review are trying to do a strategy with a spiritual and technological approach, can you provide additional references? thank you
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1. What exactly will be for new opportunities after covid
2. Will the postdoc openings be same or restricted
3. For how long this trend may exist
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Use of Information-technology and reduced use of manpower in Post-COVID era of Job Market
The job-market will increasingly be based on working from home with IT based applications and solutions for everything. This trend may increase in Post-COVID-19 period and may be for indefinite period: Examples include:
1. Further increase in e-banking
2. E-trade and E-payment at the supermarkets, and e-travel documentations (tickets, refunds, cargo)
3. Robotics use in the construction and production industry
4. E-health, telemedicine and use of Robots to look after patients and deliver medicine and food (further reducing the human-touch as healing power)
5. E-education and evaluation for examinations.
6. Robotic army
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Academic research has been challenging for many local communities as it does not serve community needs. Moreover, many local communities see the term "research" is a different form of colonization for their community, land, and culture, particularly for many Indigenous communities. As a researcher, this is high time to transform our research into community capacity building. What are your perspectives on this challenge from your research? How are you trying to solve this?
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Thanks Hein for your comment.
It may be true that research money does not paid by local authority directly; however, in most cases research money comes from people tax money through government or companies's (extracted from local natural resources or local labor force). Therefore, research money is also local people's money directly and indirectly. On the other issue, research has NEVER been free from "the expectation". Most research always do have agendas/goals/exceptions, these exceptions may be directly or indirectly connected with institutional/academic/industries needs. So, research has never been truly “neutral", there are many done on this science false "neutrality" claim. False "neutrality" is also government or companies's exception.
However, my question was in different point in this post. As a researcher what are our responsibilities while we are doing research in community's natural resources, health, economy, and development? Whose observations give shape to our research questions and practices? Does the research fit with the priorities for research defined by community? Do we have the capacity to participate in our research? Does this research fit with community values? Is the researcher-community agreement fair in terms of benefit sharing, plans for conduct and dissemination, and all other elements of a rigorous community-based research agreement?
I know there are many research done in these challenges; however, the many communities are still facing many challenges from academic and non academic research, and many issues remain unsolved. Many communities are very fearful when they hear the term "research". It does not mean they do not want research, many communities have been using the term "research" from many generations; however, they have different meanings and purposes. As a western-trained researcher, are we failed to understand the community meanings of research that can be benefited for both (participants and research)?
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The technology gap is the divergence between nations and communities in their abilities to access, diffuse and use scientific and technical knowledge. It is one of the main causes of the rapidly expanding socio-economic gap between rich and poor nations and constitutes a major challenge for developing countries in their efforts to achieving the development goals.
Countries diverge greatly in their access to Science and Technology (S&T) knowledge; most of this knowledge is generated in developed countries, as they also have varying capacities to translate S&T knowledge into goods and services and invest in human resources and entrepreneurial capacity-building. Similarly, counties diverge in appreciation of the importance of science and technology to development; in capabilities to provide S&T advice to multilateral negotiations at the international level, and to implement the results of such negotiations at the national level.
As a scientist, can you kindly share your contribution in bridging the Gap in knowledge generation and technological activity between industrialized and developing countries?
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Technology is very important for every country, to make an advanced using resources efficiency, education system , can give you the real applied knowledge as the base to Patent and innovation.
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The subject of my project is to increase the production capacity of the ethylene oxide unit . I want simulate the purification of unit in ASPEN HYSYS .Someone has an article on capacity building strategies.Thanks
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Hello,
Please try to take a look at Process Design and Integration by Robin Smith (2016) I guess you could some good guidelines.
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"Science has clearly shown that we need enhanced ambition to defeat climate change" (Dr. Patricia Espinosa). In other words, we need a strong desire to achieve the SGDs and defeat the climate change.
Which one is the most challenging at the moment?
Ambition in mitigation.
Ambition in adaptation.
Ambition in finance.
Ambition in technical cooperation and capacity building.
Ambition in technological innovation.
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A sixth ambition should be added to the list (in my opinion) and this is communicating more effectively to people (across cultures and levels of instruction) what global climate change is all about. Science has been able to provide substantial evidence that climate change fostered by human activities is truly happening. However, science has failed (in my opinion) to convey its message to the non-science segments of society. Therefore, I think that the arts (that are aiming at reaching peoples' heart rather than the brain), should become more employable in assisting scientists to communicate effectively about this issue. I do not want to denigrate the sciences at all here yet, as a scientist myself, I think that we have to reckon with the fact the communication modes from the science community have been often exclusive and difficult to understand by a majority of people and this has affected tremendously active measures of climate mitigation so far.
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I'm looking for case studies about apex organizations, second tier cooperatives, or federated cooperatives in any region (an organization who's members are agricultural cooperatives, not individuals). I'm interested in how NGOs build capacity in these organizations, how the organizations serve their member cooperatives, and what works/doesn't work.
Thank you!
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Dear Anna ,
For your search you can consult Dr.Howard Richards , who is an expert on Social Economy and have many publications.
Also to colombian colleagues at the Cooperative University .
If you need their e-mail addresses let me know.
Good luck and good work!
Professor Alicia Cabezudo
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I am currently working in a secondary independent public school. I have identified a need for literacy support in foundational decoding skills. I am working to build capacity amongst all teachers to understand the tools neccessary to increase literacy in the high school. I would be interested to know more about how this research came about for you and what the next step is from collating the results from the survey. Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Victoria Tickle
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I am currently working in an ASC school primary and have noticed some changes in the children when I comes to communicating whether it be verbal.or no verbal. I am at present just coding the results if my findings and will get back to you shortly as to what I actually fund out
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I am currently working in a secondary independent public school. I have identified a need for literacy support in foundational decoding skills. I am working to build capacity amongst all teachers to understand the tools neccessary to increase literacy in the high school. I would be interested to know more about how this research came about for you and what the next step is from collating the results from the survey.
Thank you for your time.
Sincerely,
Victoria Tickle
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I am also curious, what made you find it necessary? literacy support in terms of reading resources like school library or home library (are resources scarce)? helping in reading and writing, are there high rates of illiteracy cases? (if yes to parents or students are not able toi read)? if it is parental participation to help in reading....who are you to equip with skills, can parents confirm homework is done and correctly when they cant read and write? you need to pick an aspect to focus on, i hope i have helped you to focus. Thank you
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I'm interested on the role of the environmental education as a tool to promote and achieve community engagement processes on environment issues. I´ll appreciate your help!
Me interesa el papel de la educación ambiental como herramienta para promover y lograr procesos de participación comunitaria en temas ambientales. !Apreciaré su apoyo!
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Look up the work of Takako Takano here on RG. She has published and also is involved in programs that, I think, align with your interests here.
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Just a quick quick question Dr in institionilising M&E what will be the key focus areas as in most cases when one attends the so called microwave five day or three M&E causes one is often told
capacity building is key in institutionilising M&E.
I am still worried about the lack of national policy on M&E in RSA and guidelines so as to have common standards that will be able to regulate the sector , e.g . Often the so called expects are robbing people through the three or five days mirco wave trainings just my toughts ?
looking forward to your final product of this work.
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I am not sure if I am trying to respond to your query. I will try though, An M&E framework’s most important element is identifying and defining relevant indicators efficiently.
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As sharing of experiences and possibly of materials used to build capacity at the broader level with respect to the conservation of crop wild relatives is limited, readers are encouraged to use this 'forum' to do this.
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Bioversity International's vision is that agricultural biodiversity nourishes people and sustains the planet. They organize trainings also.
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I am interested in doing a research on the topic stated above. However in our current Education system. Policy and Planning unit is initiated and therefore working in this area may need capacity building on how to develop effective policy and how the system could go about proper implementation of such policies in place. 
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I hope the following articles and books could help:
Bray, T. M. (2009). Confronting the shadow education system: What government policies for what private tutoring?. United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization; International Institute for Educational Planning.
Aho, E., Pitkanen, K., & Sahlberg, P. (2006). Policy Development and Reform Principles of Basic and Secondary Education in Finland Since 1968. Education Working Paper Series. Number 2. Human Development Network Education.
Ball, S. J. (1998). Big policies/small world: An introduction to international perspectives in education policy. Comparative Education, 34(2), 119-130.
Yusuf, M. O. (2005). Information and Communication Technology and Education: Analysing the Nigerian National Policy for Information Technology. International Education Journal, 6(3), 316-321.
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Dear FW BON members
In the GEO Handbook on Biodiversity Observation Networks, it is clearly emphasized that developing countries are a special focus in monitoring and conservation effort and capacity building. However as I see, BON networks are mostly comprised by people and organizations of developed country with limited access and knowledge of information and situations in developing countries. Personally I had an attempt to build contacts with GEO BON networks without success. In the profiles of the projects such as FW BON, there are authoritative members posting high impact articles, case studies and guides, however I do not think that this help in achieving the goals of the projects. Could you please explain more details about the project, and how the people can be involved or collaborate as to make the declared goals feasible?
Best regards
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I don't think you are at all alone. This is a challenge especially for the global south.
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The SMART formula has been ttrained for decades in management trainings? Is it really effective? Or what is most important when it comes to achieving one's goals and putting one's intentions into practice?
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hi Dear Lochner
that is nice question. I found book that has been written by  Schoenfeld, A. H. (2010).  called as " How we think: A theory of goal-oriented decision making and its educational applications" .[Routledge].
I am sending you access link to the soft copy of above book herewith  and as I believe it will be useful for your need
Best regards
Dr, Kumara
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I am using organisational capacity building as a predictor of another variable in a study, but I do not have a clear information about what the dimensions of capacity building are. Can anyone help?
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An organisation is also a community and therefore these domains can be used- see:
Laverack, G. (2008) Health Promotion: How to Build Community Capacity. In Jirojwong, S. and Liamputtong, P. (eds) Population Health, Communities and Health Promotion. London. Oxford University Press. Chapter 11.
Laverack, G. (2007) Health Promotion Practice: building empowered communities. London. Open University Press.
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I am looking at the connection between successful change management and a leader's ability to develop/coach employees.   
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The author I generally use in change management is Kotter, he has many articles on the subject.
An important idea concerning change was Organization Development, the roots of change management are there. An example of these ideas is the Blake and Mouton grid.
Regards
Gustavo Concari.
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Can this be translated into effective training and capacity building proposals? At scale, and not just pilots?
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Dear Hearther,
Thank you very much for your response. appreciate it. Yes, I am looking for research based examples for the purpose. I have a challenge here that there are masked under attribution studies which are not sharp or rigorous. Making a preposition to a national institution which training about 1.3 million Field level functionaries with basic and refresher plus special purpose training is quite a task. More so because there snot measurables beyond pre and post test which is no measure for its effectiveness and reltion to result and impact.
I understand the while ROI or SROI may not be fully appropriate for the purpose there is some merit in utilising them or tailoring them appropriately for the purpose. I am looking for examples where by people have done that even if they may not be perfect. In comparison in the commercial world the training is usually liked to performance and targets. Is that something that can be looked into. Social change can not be a rhetoric when such heavy investments are called for an require justification for putting in more resources.
So look forward for some more insight into the matter. welcome further thoughts and ideas. 
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I intend to conduct a survey among training institutes all over the world. Especially among those that train local officials
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Emergency Management and Emergency Services. Emergency Management Institute (EMI) in Emmittsburg, MD and Center for Domestic Preparedness Aniston, AL.
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Every employee requires time to time in service training especially those are dealing with health services. Here point rise whether the only technical training or along with technical, change in behavior is also important, so that they do duty with the letter and spirit.
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Brief in class (traditional) training followed by structured on-the-job training using the MTP approach. MTP=Monitoring, Training Planning
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Transforming HR for Enhanced Organizational Capability
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It's a matter of alignment of HR treatment and Organisation Goals. Creating the environment for Love to organisation and goals is the way to enahanced capability of organisation. 
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Can you recommend or do you know of research on health care projects/initiatives that incorporate a blended-learning approach for capacity building, especially for medical education in a resource low environment?
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Can these theories (Theory of needs, social change theory) be used to study relationship between teachers' capacity building and academic performance of students in the school system?building. Please kindly provide additional theories if you consider it appropriate. Thanks. looking forward to your quick and positive response in appropriation.
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I like resiliency theory. Rutter is the original author, but there is much work on resiliency in children. Resilience is essentially an individual's ability to adapt to stress and adversity.
If a teacher is adaptable, has positive relationships, has good communication and problem-solving skills - they will have a more positive influence on students.
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We are in the days of technology obsolescence and technology obsolescence is such an issue that influence the telecom sector highly. We are moving from 2G to 3G to 4G and its going at different pace and different level.
The scenario is that these changes are happening in telecom sectors and the employees are redundant to face the challenges of these technological wave. They are incompetent to face these challenges and it develop competence depletion day by day. Further, these technology wave is affecting the business performance at large level. Many employees have got Golden shake hand and faced the challenges of retrenchment.
Several telecom companies have closed done and others are in the wave of mergers and acquisition.
It is my belief that if an organisation can at least forecast these changes and prepare the organisation towards continuous improvement through "innovation capacity (R&D) and capacity building (T&D)" they can maintain the business performance.
My confusion here is that whether these variables, innovation capacity (R&D) and capacity building (T&D) acting as "mediation" towards business business performance or "moderation" towards business performance.
Since these two variables are equally stimulating the effect, I feel these two variables are acting as [innovation capacity (R&D) and capacity building (T&D)] "mediation". Since it is not the variable which are not nominated like age gender or education like socio-demographic variables, innovation capacity (R&D) and capacity building (T&D) cannot act as moderator between technology obsolescence and business performance.
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Dear Kumar,
From a theoretical point of view, "innovation capacity (R&D) and capacity building (T&D)" are close to the concept of dynamic capabilities (Teece et al. 1997).
This concept is usefully instrumented by Pavlou and El Sawi (2005) as a mediator variable and use environnement turbulence as a mediator. It might be useful for you conceptualisation work.
Hope it can help
Regards
SB
Teece, David; Pisano, Gary; Shuen, Amy (1997). Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management "Dynamic Capabilities and Strategic Management". Strategic Management Journal 18 (7): 509–533.
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Please, see attached document.
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You might want to look into the work that is done by some of my colleagues. In our group we have developed a model to assess competence-based education in Dutch VET. This model is grounded in constructivist learning theories such as cognitive apprenticeship, and is also validated by teachers and experts. For more information see the work of Renate Wesselink and Lidwien Sturing. The same model is also used in Uganda (research by George W. Kasule) and Indonesia (research by Zainun Misbah). I hope this will help you further.
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I'm looking for papers that may describe the development or delivery of training in consumer advocacy involving indigenous patients/advocates. Related papers such as those involving community capacity building in order to support Indigenous patients/community members address local community health needs may also be relevant. Can anyone help please?
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Thanks Tass. Yes I thought the same re Maurizio's publication. Too much text for Google Translate I suspect. Yes cultural meanings very important.
Thanks for your best wishes. I'll let you know how we progress.
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Training and non training areas can be found out on the basis of TNA.
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Along with capacity building, the casual attitude to disaster management by the powers that be at district and state levels worry me the most. There is a dire necessity to engage private players and universities apart from NGOs to engage themselves on a continuous basis with disaster management. The disaster management centres in California and Hawaii keep themselves alert throughout the year.
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Society became a potential power for domestic security, especially related with sense of country belonging.
Indonesia start this education from elementary school till to under graduate school.
What is more efficient?
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In Jordan, Minstry of Education started educated "Civil Education"as part of the curriculum for basic grades (1st to 10th grade". Trying building the values and civic concepts among students related to the country "commitment, loyalty, human rights,..."
Even at University level there is a course "National -Civic- Education", it is a compulsary course for all students.
I think it is still a baby step toward building the commitment and loyaltyg toward their home country.