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Archive for 2017

Careers shape futures: supporting emerging evaluators

18 October 2017

Choosing a career path can be a daunting or exciting journey for anyone, young or old. But when you are younger, the possibilities are endless and exploring them can become life-changing. When Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) was approached by the South African Institute of International Affairs as well […]

The Courage to Learn

13 October 2017

It takes courage for a funder of a programme to receive feedback on what has worked, and what has not worked. It takes even more courage to share this with an audience that includes donors and other powerful stakeholders. This is what Zenex Foundation did at its Breakfast Seminar in […]

Evaluations enable learning: Zenex celebrates a milestone for the learner programme

10 October 2017

Late in 2014 Creative Consulting & Development Works (CC&DW) was contracted by the Zenex Foundation to do a comprehensive evaluation of the Zenex Learner Programme, as part of a 10-year retrospective review of the high school intervention programme. The Zenex Foundation will host a seminar on Wednesday 11 October in […]

BOOK YOUR SEAT TODAY! Creative data visualisation workshop at SAMEA

6 September 2017

The SAMEA 6th Biennial Pre-Conference Capacity Building Workshop Series will precede the 6th Biennial SAMEA Conference with the theme ‘‘Purpose-driven Monitoring and Evaluation’’ and features workshops by distinguished M&E professionals. CC&DW is proud to be selected as an M&E thought-leader and will host a 1-day workshop covering Data Visualisation. Dates: 23 October 2017 […]

Be a Part of our Customised, Practical and Engaging Technical Assistance in M&E Design

7 August 2017

We recently held a technical assistance session on M&E Design in Cape Town in July 2017. Have a look at what facilitator Dr Donna Podems highlighted as the main aims and objectives of this training: “Since every organisation is unique, we understand that generic training is not always the most useful […]

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela: Dignity personified

24 July 2017

“A society that does not value its older people denies its roots and endangers its future. Let us strive to enhance their capacity to support themselves for as long as possible and, when they cannot do so anymore, to care for them.” ~ Nelson Mandela in a message announcing 1999 […]

10 Inspirational quotes to celebrate Mandela Day

18 July 2017

Nelson Mandela’s birthday is celebrated today and in honouring his legacy we are encouraged to recognise our own ability, and responsibility, to make this world a better place. Mandela Day commemorates the 67 years of public service that Nelson Mandela spent making a difference to South Africans and the world. The United Nations declared Nelson Mandela International Day in November […]

Join the M&E Design workshop this month

6 July 2017

We chatted to Dr Donna Podems recently to get you some insider info on our upcoming M&E Design training happening this month: Who is the course designed for? Donna: Its for people who have a background in M&E and or project management and this course will help them to apply […]

Sharing stories and new points of view in fieldwork training

26 June 2017

Fieldwork for the Older Persons Act (OPA) Implementation Evaluation is currently under way, and this group of dedicated fieldworkers is set to fulfill their task diligently. Their training took place on 6 and 7 June, and the group worked hard to become familiar with the purpose and design of the […]

The Design Ecosystem of the Western Cape

26 June 2017

In May, CC&DW presented the key findings of our baseline study for the Department of Economic Development and Tourism, on the design ecosystem of the Western Cape, at the CCDI here in Cape Town. What is it about? Design thinking, which is often misunderstood, is not adopting a vague and […]