Video from launching event

Cal for proposals
Posted: Thursday, June 04 2015 00:00

Albanian Local Capacity Development Foundation (ALCDF), in the framework of the project “Leveraging the Capacities of CSO-s in the North of Albania for the betterment of biodiversity and environment protection” - EcoNord projectthat is financed from the European Union Delegation in Albania as part of its programme “Civil Society Facility – Civic Initiative and Capacity Building Component”, launches its first round of Call for Proposals under the grants of Local Initiative Fund of the project.

Local Initiative Fund intends to “To financially support small projects addressing conservation and enhancement of biodiversity, sustainable management of natural resources and promotion of civil society initiatives on these issues” in the North of Albania, and specifically in Diber, Kukes, Shkoder and Lezhe qarks”.

Active Civil Society Organizations working in the North of Albania and enable solutions for issues relating to environment protection and biodiversity. Furthermore, formalized producer and/or community groups such as Association of Forest Users’, irrigation, medicinal plants, agriculture, bee keepers active in the North of Albania are also invited to apply.

How rural communities in Albania get the capacity builders they need
Posted: Friday, June 14 2013 16:46

Interview  by Lucia Nass on June 12, 2013 at 19:30 posted in

In 2009, the Albania Local Capacity Development Foundation (ALCDF) pioneered

 a ground breaking concept. Rural communities were not getting the capacity

 building services they needed to advance in tourism, forestry, agriculture, and

 local government. Lindita Manga (photo), Executive Director of ALCDF, explains

 how it all started. “We noticed the disconnect between rural communities and capacity

 builders. What could help to create direct communication and interactions between

the two? We developed the idea of an online platform. Capacity builders would

 have one place to find work, and communities could find the capacity builders they needed.”

It took a long time to develop this platform. Meanwhile, Lindita and other colleagues from

 SNV Netherlands Development Organisation brought together 6 Albanian Associations

 who became the founders of ALCDF. Today, Lindita is paid by the foundation, and

 the founders still monitor if ALCDF plays it role well. I interviewed Lindita to get an 

update of their lessons and achievements for the start-up of LCDF in 

Ethiopia. (also see my interview with Quynh Anh from SPARK - LCDF Vietnam)

ALCDF is represented with two studies in “Albanian Catalogue of Innovations for Human Development”
Posted: Tuesday, December 11 2012 12:30

Two local initiatives assisted and promoted by ALCDF “Partnerships for Innovations” fund were selected by ACTI “The National Agency for Research Technology and Innovation” and BAZH for the “Albanian Catalogue of Innovations for Human Development”.

The meeting took place on 6 December 2012, hr 11:00 at the offices of the Albanian Agency for Research, Technology and Innovation (ARTI) within the framework of the project activities ongoing in Albania for the production of the National Catalogue of Innovations for Human Development.

ALCDF organizes the Agribisness fair in Diber Region
Posted: Wednesday, October 24 2012 11:45

On 12-13 October 2012 ALCDF foundation, in cooperation with the Department of Agriculture of Dibër Region and the support of the CNVP (Connecting Nature Values ​​of People), Societe Generale Bank, KASH, First Financial Development Society (FAF), organized Dibra Agribusiness Fair "Celebrating the Harvest”, an event of importance to the region of Dibër and crowning achievements of small and medium business in this area.


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