CDWG Capacity Development Working
Meeting 13th April 2010 NGO Resource
Chaired by Mike Hall VSO
Co-chaired by Helene Cunat CARE
Minutes noted by Mike Hall and Helene Cunat.
Attendees introduced themselves
Care: CARE VIETNAM PROGRAM AND APPROACH IN CAPACITY
Highlights ; focus on the strengths based approach to organisational capacity assessment and CARE’s
support in organisational development for Community Based Organisations and Self Help Groups of
PACT: Pact Vietnam’s Approach: Supporting Organizational Capacity
Development for Enhanced Efficacy & Sustainability
Highlight; focus on PACT’s participatory and tailor-made approach on organisational capacity
assessment for LNGOs and support on organisational capacity building.
CECODES/SNV: DEVELOPING CAPACITIES FOR SOCIAL INNOVATION”
Highlight on SPARK; an initiative to build the capacities of organizations and individuals who wish to
scale up innovative solutions and models that have successfully addressed poverty-related issues
such as employment creation, income generation, heath care, education, culture, and the
VSO: Code of Practice: Supporting Civil Society in Vietnam in
Starting off with one framework for certification as a tool to encourage increased capability in Local
NGOs, considering other possible ways, suggesting a group to work so see what might best work in
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(The Presentations are available on the website.)
Brainstorming Ideas for WORKPLAN
The following ideas were discussed:
1. Enhancing members understanding of what was happening in Capacity development;
including establishing resources about:
A calendar of events in capacity development (to be used also as a source of guest
speakers to the group for thematic discussions, where possible).
A Project Matrix.
A list of available suppliers of capacity development services (local and INGO) suggested
by some as a Michelin Guide to capacity development suppliers. This should be closely
coordinated with existing tools whenever appropriate.
A tool bank (with a combination of directly accessible materials and also links to other
sources of them)
2. Topics for discussion (or presentations). Things people wanted to know about.
Abt Associates and their work on building capacity for SHG groups in the field of HIV as
well as in supporting legal registration.
The legal situation for LNGOs and CBOs/SHGs (especially registration) and its impact on
Grant making; best practices, capacity required for recipient organisations but also for
LNGOs who are starting to perform the role of grant managers and support available.
Capacity development support to Networks
Mentoring approaches and programmes to foster capacity development.
The Code of Practice. It was suggested that a small subgroup consider the issues and
make proposals for the full group. Issues that were raised were reviewing case-studies of
approaches like the Cambodian example and others especially in similar contexts;
making sure that the initiative addressed the needs of local organisations and that it
brought benefits to them, and that it fitted well into the Vietnamese culture; discussions
with VUSTA were recommended, especially as CARE knew that VUSTA was starting to
consider a similar initiative. Perhaps the group could see if it would work to establish a
dialogue focused on helping VUSTA achieve their objectives.
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It was requested that the ToR for the CDWG be translated into Vietnamese and circulated for
information to all the WG members. It was also noted that participation from Vietnamese
Organisations including CBOs and SHGs of PLHIV should be emphasized. At the first meeting there
was a large number of Vietnamese Organisations represented indirectly by volunteers working with
them but discussion centred on getting more local representation and this was agreed to be a key
factor if the WG was to be successful. The need for translation was discussed and some
organisations suggested that they could offer staff to translate for the meetings as long as this task
was shared and rotated. The need for publicity was emphasised and the value of feeding information
to and from other working groups was stated.
Mike and Helene would develop a work plan based on the meeting and present to the core group
meeting first and to the next CDWG full meeting once endorsed by the core group.
Mike to progress the webpage
In the meeting the next meeting was agreed to be on 8th June at 2pm in the NGORC meeting room.
(But this has had to be changed with proposed meetings now of the core group on the 22nd June and
the next full meeting on the 13th July).
Mike Hall and Helene Cunat
Chair and co-chair
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Name Organisation Email Tel:
1 Steve Copple Samaritan’s email@example.com 6251 0448
2 Ian Bromage CCIHP/VSO Ian.firstname.lastname@example.org
3 Thang Mai SCDI email@example.com
4 Pham Hoai Thanh SCDI firstname.lastname@example.org
5 Dang Hoang Giang CECODES email@example.com
6 Trấn Chung Châu CARE firstname.lastname@example.org
7 Do Thanh Lam SNV email@example.com
8 Helene Cunat CARE firstname.lastname@example.org
9 Mike Hall VSO/CEPHAD email@example.com
10 Lynette Savings VSO/LIGHT firstname.lastname@example.org
11 Jeannie Zakharov NGORC/AVI email@example.com
12 Amy Sunseri PACT firstname.lastname@example.org
13 Hannah Lee CARE email@example.com
14 Shimpei Chihara VICOMC/VSO firstname.lastname@example.org
15 David Graham VSO email@example.com
16 Rachel Toner VCSPA firstname.lastname@example.org
17 Kiran Dhillon VNP+ email@example.com
19 Kathy Joyce PACT/VSO firstname.lastname@example.org
20 Claude Potvin AVI email@example.com
21 David Lankester REACH/VSO firstname.lastname@example.org
22 Roisin Hood n/a email@example.com
23 Trish Kane USSH/VSO Trishk2@hotmail.com
24 Tran Huy Thong RDH Thong.firstname.lastname@example.org
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