Last chance to register for Social Return On Investment (SROI) training

10-06-2011

Date:               Tuesday June 28 until Thursday June 30, 2011
Time:               09.00 - 17.00
Location:         PTG3, Plompetorengracht 3, 3512 CA in Utrecht
Costs:             € 700 for three days (training materials, drinks and lunch included)

Why Social Return on Investment?
Social Return on Investment (SROI) is a new, alternative approach to monitoring and evaluation (M&E) which incorporates social, environmental, economic and other values into decision making processes. It reveals the hidden landscape of these values, previously externalised from market values, and puts them in a framework with economic values. This, in turn, creates a new, more holistic perspective on whether a development project or social business is beneficial or profitable. This new perspective can open up new opportunities and form the basis for innovative initiatives that genuinely contribute to positive social change and poverty reduction for all. In this way SROI balances proving and improving.

In the last five years, Context, international cooperation has built up a track record of SROI in the international development sector. Context works with social enterprises in Africa and Asia on a day to day basis to apply the SROI methodology. As part of a collaborative process a Practical Guide on SROI has been developed.  In this training course, we will be sharing our experience with SROI, and the Practical Guide will be used as a main reference document.

What is the purpose of the training?
At the end of the training, you will be able to:
- Apply the SROI methodology in the sector of international cooperation;
- Produce your own SROI report to demonstrate the added and hidden values of your initiative;
- Position SROI within the field of M&E and in relation to different valuation methodologies, social business, value chains and pro-poor market development or inclusive markets.

Who should participate?
The training course is aimed at project officers, community facilitators, social entrepreneurs, Planning, Monitoring & Evaluation officers and those interested in social entrepreneurship and social business strategies in the field of international development. The training course will be organised for a minimum of 15 participants and is limited to a maximum of 25 participants.

Interested to participate?
Please let us know if you would like to participate in this training, by sending the registration form to Mirte van den Oosterkamp: mvdo@developmenttraining.org. Registrations will be open until June 16, 2011 and allocated on a first come, first served basis.

For more information about registration, please visit our website:
www.developmenttraining.org

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