NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR VOCATIONAL SKILLS.

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21 Feb 2020, 3:06 p.m.

Shaun Ferris

Check a couple of sites.

https://www.crs.org/publication-tags/value-chains
https://www.crs.org/our-work-overseas/research-publications/marketing-basics
https://www.crs.org/our-work-overseas/research-publications/seven-steps-marketing
https://www.g-fras.org/en/knowledge/new-extensionist-learning-kit-nelk.html#module-10-the-role-of-extension-in-value-chains
https://www.g-fras.org/en/knowledge/new-extensionist-learning-kit-nelk.html#module-11-agricultural-entrepreneurship

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20 Feb 2020, 7:51 p.m.

Patrick Engoru

Dear Anusha,
Thank you very much
Best of Regards,
Patrick

On Tuesday, February 18, 2020, 6:04:34 PM GMT+3, [Hidden email] via Dgroups <[Hidden email]<div class="original_message_link">Original message
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Please refer to the ILO training manuals for SME trainings;http://www.siybassociationsrilanka.lk

Regards,
Anusha RatnayakeDirectorBusiness Creations (GTE) LtdLife After War Project Office31, YMCA Scheme, Ampara, Sri LankaMob: 0094 773481466/   0094 714431743Phone: 0094 632223346e-mail: anushabcg@yahoo.com          web: www.businesscreationssrilanka.com Skype: anusha.ratnayake
On Friday, 14 February 2020, 01:19:44 am GMT+5:30, Patrick Engoru via Dgroups <[Hidden email]> wrote:

Greetings Colleagues,
Can any one share with me any training manuals or other material that you may have that are connected to training farmers on basic economic skills or even aspects of farming as a business.
Best of Regards,
Patrick Engoru
Country Director

Raising Africa

19 Feb 2020, 5:59 p.m.

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The farmers training manual is very useful.Many thanks

Regards
Pauli

https://www.linkedin.com/in/pulikesh-naidu/

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> Find the attached FaaB trainers' guide. I hope you find it useful.
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> Regards
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> Taban Kaps Robert
> Food Security Specialist
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18 Feb 2020, 2:46 p.m.

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Please refer to the ILO training manuals for SME trainings;http://www.siybassociationsrilanka.lk

Regards,
Anusha RatnayakeDirectorBusiness Creations (GTE) LtdLife After War Project Office31, YMCA Scheme, Ampara, Sri LankaMob: 0094 773481466/   0094 714431743Phone: 0094 632223346e-mail: anushabcg@yahoo.com          web: www.businesscreationssrilanka.com Skype: anusha.ratnayake
On Friday, 14 February 2020, 01:19:44 am GMT+5:30, Patrick Engoru via Dgroups <[Hidden email]<div class="original_message_link">Original message
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Greetings Colleagues,
Can any one share with me any training manuals or other material that you may have that are connected to training farmers on basic economic skills or even aspects of farming as a business.
Best of Regards,
Patrick Engoru
Country Director

Raising Africa

18 Feb 2020, 2:46 p.m.

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Sure, please do. Most welcome.

Regards,

Zaki

18 Feb 2020, 2:46 p.m.

Taban Kaps Robert

Dear Patrick,
Find the attached FaaB trainers' guide. I hope you find it useful.
Regards
Taban Kaps RobertFood Security Specialist
On Thursday, 13 February 2020, 22:50:08 EAT, Patrick Engoru via Dgroups <[Hidden email]<div class="original_message_link">Original message
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Greetings Colleagues,
Can any one share with me any training manuals or other material that you may have that are connected to training farmers on basic economic skills or even aspects of farming as a business.
Best of Regards,
Patrick Engoru
Country Director

Raising Africa

18 Feb 2020, 2:46 p.m.

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Hi Patrick.
Please check with Fabio, the sector coordinator, on
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Regards
hailu

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18 Feb 2020, 2:46 p.m.

Gerald

thanks i looking for the same material as well im going to be working with
smallholder farmers women and girls. my aim is to impact cultural and
religion norms that are hindering women and girls to be financially
literate and financially included.

regards

Gerald

Financial Inclusion for Sustainable Development

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18 Feb 2020, 2:46 p.m.

Andabati Jephate

Dear Patrick

There are many approaches used in training farmers but first have a look
at this that has shown significant contribution in creating systemic change
upstream the value chain.

https://knowhow3000.org › Manuals & Handbooks › ENG_ERI Manuals
<https: knowhow3000.org="" wp-content="" files="" rd-nrm="" manuals%20%26%20handbooks="" enabling%20rural%20innovation%20(eri)="" eng_eri%20manuals="" eng_man_eri%20farmer%20facilitator's%20manual_zoa_2015.pdf="">

Best regards

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18 Feb 2020, 2:46 p.m.

Monty Lynn

Patrick,

From a value chain perspective, you might consider:

*Integrating Extremely Poor Producers into Markets* -
https://www.marketlinks.org/sites/marketlinks.org/files/resources/markets_field_guide_iv.pdf

Monty

Monty Lynn, PhD
International Development | Abilene Christian University
ACU Box 29325, Abilene, Texas 79699 USA
325.674.2593

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13 Feb 2020, 7:49 p.m.

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Hi Zaki.
Thanks for sharing the market assessment toolkit. It is worth sharing with
our members. Would like us to do so?
Regards
Hailu

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On Wed, Feb 12, 2020 at 11:10 PM zaki_raheem@dai.com
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> wrote:

> Hi Esther,
>
> I'm one of the authors of the Women's Refugee Commission toolkit
> referenced here. Glad to see some colleagues have continued to reference it
> at times. I certainly agree that the first iteration was a bit long. We
> worked with WRC and IRC and simplified the toolkit and tested in a few
> other markets outside of Uganda, such as Liberia, and compiled some
> learning on how to make the process a bit more streamlined and efficient.
> See links here:
> -
> https://www.womensrefugeecommission.org/issues/livelihoods/research-and-resources/796-market-assessment-toolkit-user-guide
>
> We also worked with the team to develop a video learning series so that
> local program managers can use the toolkit with their teams in the field in
> an easier way. And this updated version continues to be refined / modified
> - most recently in 2016. I hope this additional link is helpful for you and
> others.
>
> Also, please feel free to reach out directly if you would like to learn
> more.
>
> Kind regards,
>
> Zaki
>
>
> Zaki Raheem
> Senior Specialist – Enterprise Development & Entrepreneurship
> Sustainable Business Group, DAI
> Tel (Office): +1-301-771-7546
> US Mobile / WhatsApp: +1-202-751-5706
> Skype: zakiraheem
>
> DAI - Shaping a more livable world.
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: [Hidden email] <[Hidden email]> On Behalf
> Of Sophia Kousiakis
> Sent: Wednesday, February 12, 2020 11:30 AM
> To: Markets in Crises <[Hidden email]>
> Subject: [mic] NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR VOCATIONAL SKILLS.
>
> Hi there,
>
> I'm sure others will have more to share however here's a quick copy and
> past of the inventory we draw from here at NRC for our youth education
> programmes:
>
> - Mercy Corps: Youth-led market assessment toolkit
>
> https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Forange.ngo%2Fwp-content%2Fuploads%2F2018%2F01%2FYouth-Led-Labour-Market-Assessment-Toolkit.pdf&data=01%7C01%7CZaki_Raheem%40dai.com%7C89d228cc6e17410b3a7408d7afd9bf3f%7C7107113de20b4c20a4ce553cabbf686d%7C0&sdata=gR4Uxarrc8VG5WH72YPV5oyEa%2Btrl4GmT86XHDGddLw%3D&reserved=0
>
> - From Women's Refugee Commission:
> Market assessment toolkit for vocational training providers and youth
> (2013). - Good tool, youth-led focus, but quite long and needs to be picked
> through
>
> https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.womensrefugeecommission.org%2Fimages%2Fzdocs%2FMarket_Assessment_Toolkit_rev._2013.pdf&data=01%7C01%7CZaki_Raheem%40dai.com%7C89d228cc6e17410b3a7408d7afd9bf3f%7C7107113de20b4c20a4ce553cabbf686d%7C0&sdata=4prJz5ncKZ5ACfNUC%2F%2BQ90BD7mRJSRwJBk1suUKLDak%3D&reserved=0
>
> - World Bank Employer Policy Primer: Active labour market programmes for
> youth - a framework to guide youth employment interventions (2010). Short
> 10 page doc. Some steps they suggest to think through are helpful
>
> https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fsiteresources.worldbank.org%2FINTLM%2F214578-1103128720951%2F22795057%2FEPPNoteNo16_Eng.pdf&data=01%7C01%7CZaki_Raheem%40dai.com%7C89d228cc6e17410b3a7408d7afd9bf3f%7C7107113de20b4c20a4ce553cabbf686d%7C0&sdata=R6OhmjX%2FdqK4tZ0mgi1hZyoGdQqlRjedCRkU5lxfPP8%3D&reserved=0
>
> Final point to mention, given how youth are such an incredible resource
> and should be involved in both decisions that will affect them + learn some
> skills along the way, we often in NRC consider if we have the capacity to
> conduct a youth-led assessment. However, this is only done when there is
> capacity, commitment and interest in youth participation more broadly by a
> country office. This therefore is not the default as we could do more harm
> than good depending on the context. We advise that any country office
> interested in youth-led market assessments receive orientation sessions on
> the positive youth development approach and/or a session on what meaningful
> youth participation means (more guidance coming in the forthcoming IASC
> guidelines for working with and for young people in humanitarian and
> protracted settings).
>
> Hope this s somewhat helpful! Looking forward to seeing what others have
> to share as we are always on the look out to learn more!
>
> Best,
> Sophia
>
> Sophia Kousiakis
> Global Youth Specialist
> Field Operations, Head Office
> Phone: + 47 948 02 729 | Skype ID: nrc_sophia.kousiakis | Twitter:
> @SophiaK_Edu
>
> Norwegian Refugee Council
>
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: [Hidden email] <[Hidden email]> On Behalf
> Of ESTHER PAUL MSHELBWALA
> Sent: 11 February 2020 22:43
> To: Markets in Crises <[Hidden email]>
> Subject: [mic] NEEDS ASSESSMENT FOR VOCATIONAL SKILLS.
>
> Dear MIC,
> I am in the process of conducting needs based assessment for youth
> vocational skills needs, please any one with useful documents and guiding
> questions should please share with me.
>
> Best Regards.
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13 Feb 2020, 7:49 p.m.

Patrick Engoru

Greetings Colleagues,
Can any one share with me any training manuals or other material that you may have that are connected to training farmers on basic economic skills or even aspects of farming as a business.
Best of Regards,
Patrick Engoru
Country Director

Raising Africa

12 Feb 2020, 8:05 p.m.

[Hidden email]

Hi Esther,

I'm one of the authors of the Women's Refugee Commission toolkit referenced here. Glad to see some colleagues have continued to reference it at times. I certainly agree that the first iteration was a bit long. We worked with WRC and IRC and simplified the toolkit and tested in a few other markets outside of Uganda, such as Liberia, and compiled some learning on how to make the process a bit more streamlined and efficient. See links here:
- https://www.womensrefugeecommission.org/issues/livelihoods/research-and-resources/796-market-assessment-toolkit-user-guide

We also worked with the team to develop a video learning series so that local program managers can use the toolkit with their teams in the field in an easier way. And this updated version continues to be refined / modified - most recently in 2016. I hope this additional link is helpful for you and others.

Also, please feel free to reach out directly if you would like to learn more.

Kind regards,

Zaki

Zaki Raheem
Senior Specialist – Enterprise Development & Entrepreneurship
Sustainable Business Group, DAI
Tel (Office): +1-301-771-7546
US Mobile / WhatsApp: +1-202-751-5706
Skype: zakiraheem

DAI - Shaping a more livable world.
www.dai.com/sbg

12 Feb 2020, 4:30 p.m.

CoupleJosue2011

Dear Esther
I share with you these two useful document for your process,
Previously i work much in income geretion activities and skill training.
I hope , you will found them very useful.
Thinks

Le mar. 11 févr. 2020 à 23:53, ESTHER PAUL MSHELBWALA <[Hidden email]>
a écrit :

> Dear MIC,
> I am in the process of conducting needs based assessment for youth
> vocational skills needs, please any one with useful documents and guiding
> questions should please share with me.
>
> Best Regards.

--
Mashali Mudakomwa Josue
Expert en renforcement des résiliences.
Tél: +243973723344, +243817552228
Bureau de consultance humanitaire
GOMA/NORD-KIVU

12 Feb 2020, 4:29 p.m.

Annabella Skof

Dear Esther,

The ILO has a range of guides you may wish to look into. For example:

Guides to skills anticipation: https://www.ilo.org/employment/Whatwedo/Projects/WCMS_534345/lang--en/index.htm <https: www.ilo.org="" employment="" whatwedo="" projects="" wcms_534345="" lang--en="" index.htm=""> (this one provide the 6 volumes tackling the different approaches and tools. Including establishment survey, PES, tracer studies, sectoral level.
ILO manual “Developing and running an establishment skills survey” http://www.ilo.org/skills/pubs/WCMS_548324/lang--en/index.htm <http: www.ilo.org="" skills="" pubs="" wcms_548324="" lang--en="" index.htm="">
ILO skills anticipation - systems and approaches https://www.ilo.org/skills/areas/skills-training-for-poverty-reduction/WCMS_616207/lang--en/index.htm <https: www.ilo.org="" skills="" areas="" skills-training-for-poverty-reduction="" wcms_616207="" lang--en="" index.htm="">
ILO anticipating and matching jobs - https://www.ilo.org/skills/areas/skills-training-for-poverty-reduction/WCMS_534307/lang--en/index.htm <https: www.ilo.org="" skills="" areas="" skills-training-for-poverty-reduction="" wcms_534307="" lang--en="" index.htm="">
Approaches to anticipating skills for the future of work https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---dgreports/---inst/documents/publication/wcms_646143.pdf <https: www.ilo.org="" wcmsp5="" groups="" public="" ---dgreports="" ---inst="" documents="" publication="" wcms_646143.pdf="">
Skills anticipation https://www.oitcinterfor.org/sites/default/files/Olga_Strieska_compendiumanticipationskillsneeds_0.pdf <https: www.oitcinterfor.org="" sites="" default="" files="" olga_strieska_compendiumanticipationskillsneeds_0.pdf="">

This guide developed in Lebanon recently gives an overview of the some of the approaches included in the above and also provides guidance on designing a market-based skills training: https://www.ilo.org/wcmsp5/groups/public/---arabstates/---ro-beirut/documents/publication/wcms_666243.pdf

Good luck!
Annabella

12 Feb 2020, 4:29 p.m.

Sophia Kousiakis

Hi there,

I'm sure others will have more to share however here's a quick copy and past of the inventory we draw from here at NRC for our youth education programmes:

- Mercy Corps: Youth-led market assessment toolkit
http://orange.ngo/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Youth-Led-Labour-Market-Assessment-Toolkit.pdf
- From Women's Refugee Commission:
Market assessment toolkit for vocational training providers and youth (2013). - Good tool, youth-led focus, but quite long and needs to be picked through
https://www.womensrefugeecommission.org/images/zdocs/Market_Assessment_Toolkit_rev._2013.pdf
- World Bank Employer Policy Primer: Active labour market programmes for youth - a framework to guide youth employment interventions (2010). Short 10 page doc. Some steps they suggest to think through are helpful
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTLM/214578-1103128720951/22795057/EPPNoteNo16_Eng.pdf
Final point to mention, given how youth are such an incredible resource and should be involved in both decisions that will affect them + learn some skills along the way, we often in NRC consider if we have the capacity to conduct a youth-led assessment. However, this is only done when there is capacity, commitment and interest in youth participation more broadly by a country office. This therefore is not the default as we could do more harm than good depending on the context. We advise that any country office interested in youth-led market assessments receive orientation sessions on the positive youth development approach and/or a session on what meaningful youth participation means (more guidance coming in the forthcoming IASC guidelines for working with and for young people in humanitarian and protracted settings).

Hope this s somewhat helpful! Looking forward to seeing what others have to share as we are always on the look out to learn more!

Best,
Sophia

Sophia Kousiakis
Global Youth Specialist
Field Operations, Head Office
Phone: + 47 948 02 729 | Skype ID: nrc_sophia.kousiakis | Twitter: @SophiaK_Edu

Norwegian Refugee Council
www.nrc.no| Facebook | Twitter

12 Feb 2020, 4:29 p.m.

Paul Onyekwe

Dear Esther,
Where (country and location) do you intend to carry out this assessment. I
would love to volunteer, if it in same location that am in.

Regards

11 Feb 2020, 9:43 p.m.

ESTHER PAUL MSHELBWALA

Dear MIC,
I am in the process of conducting needs based assessment for youth
vocational skills needs, please any one with useful documents and guiding
questions should please share with me.

Best Regards.