Supporting Community-Based Organisations: A Language, Education and Development Community of Practice Event

Supporting Community-Based Organisations: A Language, Education and Development Community of Practice Event

Bangkok Christian Guest House (map)

Over recent years there has been increasing recognition of the importance of localisation of activities, including decision-making, leadership, resourcing, partnerships, implementation and monitoring and evaluation. This event will make space to learn from those who have experience in creating, running, and working with Community-Based Organisations (CBOs), and begin to explore some of the following areas:

  • what is a CBO, and why does it matter?
  • how to get started setting up a CBO
  • different models/structure of CBOs
  • challenges faced by CBOs
  • funding and resourcing for CBOs
  • communication within and with CBOs
  • creating learning cultures within CBOs
  • working with CBOs in healthy ways
  • connections between CBOs and other existing community structures
  • how CBOs are connecting with the SDGs

While we are very excited about this opportunity, we are still in the early stages of planning and would love to get your input. Is this topic interesting to you? What would you like the event to cover? Please click here to give us your initial thoughts.

LOGISTICS

When? 4-6 October 2018 (3 days)
Where? Bangkok Christian Guest House, 123 Saladaeng Soi 2, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500, Thailand. Directions here.
How? The event will be facilitated in English, adopting a participatory style. Feedback to the whole group will be in English, but participants are encouraged to use whichever languages they are most comfortable with when working in smaller groups.
Costs? Early-bird registration (before 4 August 2018): 100 US Dollars per person. Registration after 4 August 2018: 120 US Dollars. This fee covers all event materials, lunch and snacks for 3 days.
Accommodation: Participants are responsible for arranging and paying for all their travel, accommodation and food costs (including evening meals, local transport and - of course - flights). Rooms can be booked at the venue by emailing reservations@bcgh.org. Please mention you are attending this event in any communication with the venue.

Any questions? Check out the FAQs and email languageimpact@sil.org if you have any remaining queries.