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CRED' Capacity Building and Training Programme enables people, communities and organizations to strengthen their capabilities to develop, implement and maintain effective health sector services. The programme also provides guidance and support on preventing and responding to disasters, conflicts and other humanitarian emergencies.
The Centre develops, implements and evaluates training materials and courses to help international agencies, national governments, non-governmental organizations, research institutes and schools of public health strengthen their technical capacity in emergency public health management.
CRED strives to improve disaster management capacities through institutional and community capacity-building, information and data management, and partnerships. In addition, the Centre provides training in public health, epidemiology, natural disaster management and complex emergency intervention.
Burton D. Morgan Foundation, The;
In 2018, Burton D. Morgan Foundation planted the seeds of entrepreneurship around Northeast Ohio through our work in grantmaking, ecosystem building, and knowledge sharing. Below, we are pleased to present the fruits of our labor.
Baltimore is the 30th-largest US city by population and is a study in contrasts. It has a low average income compared with other wealthy Northeast cities, has nine colleges and universities, and is a magnet for people pursuing higher education but has undergone decades of population loss. A large social sector provides important services to residents and buoys the local economy: nearly every third job in the city is with a nonprofit employer. But this also illustrates the city's limited economic vibrancy. This mix of market and nonmarket forces makes Baltimore an important place to examine the geography of opportunity in an American city.
Taylor Newberry Consulting;
This Question Bank offers users the ability to draw from a variety of questions that can help to inform and start a dialogue with grant applicants or recipients on their learning culture and goals. Some of these questions can be used in a grant application template or in a more informal conversation with a potential grant recipient. They may also be useful internally for discussing or reviewing a grant application.
Taylor Newberry Consulting;
This 18-question self-assessment tool is meant to help organizations to identify and assess the state of learning in their organization. This tool is a starting point for discussion that can help identify areas of strength as well as areas for improvement.
Center for Disaster Philanthropy;
According to the UN Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) drought causes more deaths and displaces more people than any other natural disaster. UNCCD also states that by 2050, worldwide population growth will result in a 50 percent increased demand for water.
Drought is often defined as an unusual period of drier than normal weather that leads to a water shortage. However, high temperatures and lack of precipitation are not the only causes of drought; overuse and misuse of water can also result in drought.
Droughts can occur in any climate zone and are a normal part of the climate cycle. They can be short or last several years.
Like other weather hazards, droughts may require extra vigilance or a change in normal behavior. For example, water usage such as watering lawns may be restricted. Similarly, camp or trash fires may be prohibited to prevent a wildfire.
University of California Irvine;
The Global Integrated Drought Monitoring and Prediction System (GIDMaPS) is a drought monitoring and prediction system that provides near real-time drought information based on multiple drought indicators and input data sets.
With recent developments in federal education policy, school turnaround has become an increasingly prominent area of focus for practitioners and policymakers nationwide. However, what we know about effectively turning schools around is limited.
In this archived webinar, we explore strategies at the school and district level to improve the most struggling schools. (Note that our focus is not on the lowest five percent of schools but on schools in the lowest third of school performance in California.)
This webinar focuses on:
Effective strategies cited by 9 turnaround school principals
The role the district can play in both contributing to and reversing school failure
A practitioner perspective on what is required for dramatic school change
What instructional practices are most likely to lead African American male students to excel academically?
The quality of instruction influences the quality and quantity of learning for all students, but especially for African American males.
For the past six years, the National Center for Urban School Transformation has been identifying and studying urban schools that achieve outstanding academic results for all students, including African American males. These studies have pinpointed practices that lead African American male students to excel.
This webinar provides information about the instructional practices that make a difference, and also discusses strategies for changing instructional practices in schools.
Specific topics addressed are:
Key instructional practices that influence the extent to which African American males are likely to learn rigorous academic content
Key instructional practices that influence the commitment and engagement of African American males
Schoolwide practices that influence changes in classroom instruction
This archived webinar is the fourth in a four-part series designed to help school, district, and state administrators implement the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement, a framework developed by WestEd's Center on School Turnaround.
Effective leadership is critical for sustained improvement in schools and districts. Education leaders — individually and as members of a leadership team — spearhead the design and implementation of processes that strengthen culture, capacity, and skill to improve student outcomes.
Learn about WestEd's approach to Transformational Leadership using the Four Domains for Rapid School Improvement. Our Transformational Leadership team guides viewers to enhanced understanding of leading for change, as well as adjusting and prioritizing instructional approaches and practices. They share research-informed strategies for:
Diagnosing and responding to student learning needs
Providing rigorous evidence-based instruction
Removing barriers and providing opportunities for all students