Kepa provides training in the following subjects:
- development cooperation
- global education
- private sector collaboration
- advocacy work
Kepa’s trainings provide you with information and skills to act for global solidarity, both in Finland and elsewhere in the world. The average grade given to our trainings is 4.3 out of possible 5.
Development cooperation trainings
Development cooperation trainings are directed at Finnish CSOs implementing or planning development cooperation. Trainings include topics such as human rights based approach (HRBA), planning, monitoring and evaluating development cooperation projects and programmes, development effectiveness, and financial administration of projects and programmes.
We also focus on effects of development cooperation, which can be both positive and sometimes harmful. For example, it is important to see whether CSOs work is sustainable, or if it causes dependency on outside support.
Global education trainings
Global education trainings are directed at Finnish CSOs implementing or planning global education projects. Training topics include values and ethics of global education and communication, critical global education, planning, monitoring and evaluation of global education projects, and effectiveness of global education.
Advocacy work and communications trainings
Advocacy trainings are directed at Finnish CSOs implementing or planning advocacy work. We offer training for both beginners and more experienced organisations. Training topics include planning and implementation of advocacy work and campaigns, and thematically e.g. funding for development, climate justice, global economy and Agenda 2030.
Communications trainings are directed at Finnish CSOs who wish to enhance their skills in communications. Training topics include using social media in CSO communications and how to share results and effectiveness of CSO work. Some trainings are meant for professionals in CSO communications, and others are for CSO people with no prior experience or knowledge in communications.
Kepa's online Self Study Package on Project Cycle Management in Development Cooperation is designed for Finnish CSOs to assist in planning and implementing development cooperation projects with their Southern partners. It particularly meets the needs of persons new to development cooperation, as well as new employees and volunteers in more experienced CSOs.