Seminar 1 Report
The SURUDEC Seminar Series was aimed at developing and creating a space for critical reflection and constructive dialogue among key rural development stakeholders. Each theme-specific seminar was structured as a brief and thought-provoking presentation by invited panellists, followed by an exchange of views and experiences from the participating stakeholders. This report outlines the issues tacked in the SURUDEC Seminar 1 entitled Rural development and governance: A space for rural voices? Issues explored included whether community plans change resource allocations making them more responsive to people’s priorities, do models exist for accountability and developing good practice and approaches and what are practitioner’s views on deepening local benefits in community-driven development? – PDF Download
Seminar 2 Report
Seminar 2 on Grant Support Schemes: Financial Management and Oversight dealt with the challenge of finding appropriate financial management systems which meet the needs of both grant managers and grant beneficiaries. Is this at all possible? – PDF Download
Seminar 3 Report
Seminar 3 on Managing Rural Development and Project Implementation: Experiences from the Field focused on a broad range of projects (not just SURUDEC) and was aimed at providing insights into the successes and challenges regarding institutional arrangements, management structures, how human capital was developed, how finances were managed etc in a range of development projects. – PDF Download
Seminar 4 Report
The 4th Seminar entitled Monitoring and Evaluation: Making it essentially simple discussed three levels of M&E aimed at documenting lessons for the future regarding rural development: M&E at a provincial level from the OTP, two SURUDEC grantees outlined the challenges they experienced with M&E systems and SURUDEC’s management team outlined their particular M&E needs. Each group in this hierarchy had different foci and thus required very different information sets. One overriding and common information focus is the process and impact of actions on community beneficiaries. With this in mind papers presented at the M&E seminar looked at two aspects of information needs. The first was the process aspect, namely the monitoring of inputs and outputs, and the other was the impact of the actions on intended beneficiaries. – PDF Download
Seminar 5 Report
SURUDEC Seminar 5 Report – This seminar (the last in the series) entitled Rural Livelihoods and Development Planning: Experiences from the Eastern Cape explored how the livelihoods approach and the analysis of diversity of household and community livelihood strategies are becoming embedded in the context of institutions and government policies and approaches to rural development in the Eastern Cape. Presentations were made by ECSECC, SURUDEC and the Agricultural Extension Department at the University of Fort Hare. Held at Osner Hotel in East London on 19 April 2012. – PDF download
AB Training Toolkit
Agri Enterprise Toolkit
Financial Management Toolkit
OD and Functional Management Training Manual
The Organisational Development and Functional Management Training Manual has been designed to assist community leaders to strengthen their organisational capacity to implement integrated community development plans. This manual was used in three training sessions for SURUDEC grantees in Port Elizabeth, East London and Mthatha in late 2011. Should you require a copy of this toolkit, please email email@example.com and we will send you a copy.
This toolkit will guide your organisation on the basic requirements in handling Value Added Tax in Associations Not for Gain and other non profit organisations.
Should you require a copy of this easy-to-use toolkit, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you a copy.