N°1685 | Zimbabwe | Faune | Bhejane Trust

Wildlife Protection - Zambezi & Hwange National Park

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In 2000, a series of political changes occurred in Zimbabwe and caused a rapid economic meltdown as well as the collapse of many vital industries, including agriculture, manufacturing and tourism. This led to widespread unemployment and many socio-economic problems. People with critical food issues had little choice but to enter wildlife areas and kill wild animals for food.

Therefore, the increase in poaching and the economic recession caused many challenges and difficulties for the National Parks and their Authorities. Nowadays, because of the lack of government funding, National Parks have difficulties to function and are relying on external donors and conservation organisations for assistance. For this reason, PU volunteers offer valuable support to the various National Parks Units.

1. Hwange National Park

Hwange was established in 1928 when the first Manager, 22 year-old Ted Davison was sent to transform 14,500sq km of wilderness into a non-hunting wildlife reserve. He set up his headquarters at a place now known as Main Camp, near the village of Dete.
The Park is situated in North Western Zimbabwe along the Botswana border. It is an area with limited surface water and poor rainfall, which is making commercial agriculture impossible. In early times, the land was inhabited by traditional bushman tribes and Ndebele hunters who ventured there during the wet season.
During the dry months of the year, most of the people and animals moved away to the permanent river systems of the Chobe and Zambezi Rivers. Hence, in an attempt to provide permanent water and to keep animals in the Park throughout the year, Ted Davison drilled boreholes and pumped underground water into natural pans (shallow waterholes). Animals became dependent on this water supply and no longer needed to leave the Park during the dry season. This process continues today. As a result, the population of many animals has increased dramatically. In fact, nowadays, this region probably hosts the highest density of elephants in the world.

Hwange is Zimbabwe’s largest National Park and with more than 500 species recorded, it’s a paradise for wildlife enthusiasts.

The Park is divided in three main areas, and each one of them is managed by rangers, manager and environmentalists:

- Main Camp area in the North-East, which is the largest area and where most of researchers and organizations are working/operating.
- Umtshibi, which is 15 kilometres away from Main Camp.
- Sinamatella in the North-West, where there is another camp, named after the area.
- Robins, in the West.

These Camps are actually small villages, located inside of the Park, where tourists and researchers can have access to rentable housings when needed. National Parks’ staff working in the area can also live in these housings, as well as their families.

Wildlife in Hwange National Park:

The Park and its ecosystem are relatively well preserved and are even a sanctuary for many regional or world rare species such as cheetahs, painted dogs, rare birds such (Yellow Crimson breasted Shrike, Ground Hornbill...), roan antelopes and Oryx.

Poaching issue:
However, even if fauna is relatively preserved, poaching is still a threat for the park. Thanks to researchers and NGOs working in the park, damages created by poaching and the economic recession have been limited or restricted in Hwange National Park. However, for this situation to be maintained, animals need continued protection. This will help preserving the positive dynamic existing in Hwange Park and which is very fragile because of poaching and hunting threats.
There are two types of poaching in Hwange: subsistence poaching and commercial poaching (targeted rhinos horns and elephants tusks).

There has always been subsistence poaching along the borders of Hwange National Park. Before, small groups of people used bark rope to make “snares” and killed small animals for food. This did not disrupt the animal population. In recent times however, as the economy of Zimbabwe has collapsed, poaching has become commercialized and unsustainable. Using long lines of wire snares, poachers have eliminated entire populations of animals in some National Parks.

2. Zambezi National Park

Zambezi National Park (ZNP) was formed in 1952 by the amalgamation of the Victoria Falls Nature Reserve (set up in 1937) and the Victoria Falls Game Reserve (set up in 1931). The Zambezi National Park is adjacent to the town of Victoria falls and covers a surface of 55 000 ha. The park is crossed by a road going from Victoria Falls to Botswana, which basically divides the park into two very distinct areas: the river section, which is dominated by the presence of the Zambezi River and the Chamabondo vlei section.

Its northern part, called the “Zambezi section”, is bordered by the Zambezi River. On the other side of the river, there is Zambia. This area has a denser fauna frequentation, due to the presence of the river.

The southern part of the ZNP (called ‘Chamabonda section’) is much dryer. The Chamabonda section only has one road, from the South of the park to the North. At the moment there are no tourists visiting this side of the park due to a lack of visibility (high grasses) and a lack of attractivity (only one road and very little game viewing).

The park is composed of 4 types of landscapes : a vast open swathe with high grasses (southern part), small bushes (both southern and northern parts), the Kalahari forest (more like woodlands, with big trees growing on sand, both in Northern and Southern sections) and the river side (northern section).

Tourism in ZNP :

Nowadays, and since the poaching dramatically increased in 2008, there are not enough animals in the park to attract tourists. However, in the North of the park, there are actually four lodges for housing tourists . Most of people coming to the Park are Zimbabweans or Victoria Falls residents.

Wildlife in ZNP :

In Zambezi National Park live numerous species, such as elephants, cheetah, impalas, reedbucks, sables and waterbucks. However, the park has still to be developed and dynamized in order to attract tourists.

Poaching in ZNP :

As in Hwange National Park, there are two types of wildlife poaching in ZNP, subsistence poaching and commercial poaching.

- Subsistence poaching in ZNP is mostly a threat for impalas, as their number is rapidly diminishing. However, Kudus, which are also a target of this type of poaching, are reproducing fast enough not to become endangered.
- Commercial poaching is much more significant and involves very often well organized, funded, and armed networks. This type of poaching is aimed for bigger animals, such as elephants (for their tusks) and buffaloes for their bones because they are worth a lot on the market. These organised poaching networks in ZNP often come from Zambia.

Nowadays, Hwange and Zambezi National Parks’ real issue is the lack of resources. Hence, rangers and ecologists do not have access to vehicles in good working order and this is preventing them from doing their job: patrols, data collection… Therefore, organisations such as Bhejane Trust make up for the parks lack of resources by, for instance, bringing their support, maintaining waterholes, transporting rangers and providing useful equipments.

3. Behjane Trust :

The volunteers will work with an organization called Bhejane Trust.
Bhejane Trust is a Zimbabwean organization, founded the 30th July 2012, by three trustees: Stephen Long, Trevor Lane and David Brian Arthur Carson.

Over the past four years, they have been active at Sinamatella and the project has evolved from just rhino monitoring to take in all aspects of assistance to National Parks. With most of their activities at Sinamatella, they are colleagues of the Parks staff. Hence they make collective decisions with Parks and usually work along with them, in order to actually carry through whatever plans they make.

Bhejane Trust’s presence at Sinamatella allows them to assist some external research organisations with data collection, mainly sightings of the animals they are studying. The Bhejane Trust was focussing on rhino conservation. The project is now managed by Stephen' son. Indeed, BT continues to assist National Parks in a census of black rhino around Sinamatella. Now, the trust carries out several other projects such as the collection of bird distribution data, regular 24 hour’s game counts and road transect counts. BT members also regularly report sightings of Wild Dogs to the Painted Dog Conservation Project, Cheetahs to Cheetah Conservation Zimbabwe and other animals. Since 2013, BT is coordinating collection of data by Parks rangers for the Southern African Bird Atlas Project (SABAP).
Data collected by BT and its partners are transferred to park’s ecologists in order to help them in managing the park and its ecosystem. For instance, depending on the number of animals seen, environmentalists will decide to reintroduce some species in the park or to keep an eye on some other species. These data also help the park staff fight against poaching by disclosing which species are poached and which animals to protect.

Along with these wildlife based activities, Bhejane also supports the National Park authorities in numerous other ways. In ZNP, BT sometimes provides material and equipment to rangers. BT also assists rangers in Hwange National Park by transporting them and by providing them with food and materials on the field when it is necessary.
Finally, BT supports Sinamatella’s school with donations, transport...

BT has no formal employees except one of the trustees: Stephen Long (a trained ecologist), who is based at Sinamatella with his wife Sue. Support and management staff at Victoria Falls and at Sinamatella are unpaid volunteers.

The main objective is to assist wildlife conservation in Zambezi and Hwange National Parks by collecting various form of animal population data.

This main objective brings about various activities and sub objectives:

(i) ZNP road transect:
Objective: to produce a set of baseline data for large mammal populations which can be used in subsequent years to monitor population changes.

(ii)24 hours' count at Chamabondo Vlei.
Objective: same as in (i)

(iii)Road transects and 24 hours' counts at Sinamatella.
Objectives: same as in (i) and (ii)

(iv) “Outlying area patrol”
- detect the presence of rare or other interesting species: Wild Dogs, Black Rhinos, Cheetah, Lions, collared Elephants and Buffaloes, Ostriches and Brown Hyenas.
- search for signs of illegal activity (especially snares) at water points in areas that are rarely patrolled. The aim of this activity is to support the anti-poaching unit and help it to point more efficiently the areas subjected to poaching pressure.
- list birds as per the protocols of the Southern African Bird Atlas Project 2 (SABAP 2). This project is now in its second part (the 1st one was in 1997) and its aim is to create a bird atlas.
- locate and monitor nests of vultures and Black Eagles still for the SABAP 2 projects.
- monitor water supplies for animals in areas away from tourist routes.

(v) Mandavu Dam bird count.
Objective: to collect data on bird numbers at Mandavu Dam, which is the largest body of water in the Park and therefore holds a good representative sample of the water birds in residence at any given stage of the year.

(vi) Assistance with game-water supplies.
Objective: To help Parks staff maintain water supplies for animals during the dry season. •Development activities (One day per mission).

• Supervision of the volunteer :
Referent(s) for supervising the volunteer and missions:
Trevor Lane and Stephen Long. Both are trustees of Bhejane Trust.
Stephen Long will accompany the volunteer on the ground.

• Participation of the volunteer:

Apart from road transects, all activities will be carried out by foot, with the protection of armed rangers.

-ZNP road transect:
The counting is done from a vehicle, on roads.

-24 hour’s count at Chamabondo Vlei:
Bhejane has taken the responsibility to extend a series of dry season game counts at Masuma Dam in the Sinamatella area, for which data goes back approximately 30 years.
Volunteers are usually working in pairs, and they observe and record all mammals drinking at the dam throughout a 24 hour period. The dam can be watched from a viewing platform with no risk.

-Road transects and 24 hour ‘s counts at Sinamatella:
Road transects will be done from a vehicle, on roads that are opened to normal tourists.
Sinamatella already has considerable baseline data on populations collected during the past years by volunteers. Hence, to continue monitoring will permit to detect any changes that may trigger management actions by the Parks Authority.

-Assistance with game-water supplies:
A lot of the dry season water supplies for animals are artificial. Pumps are maintained by the Parks Authority. Bhejane Trust assists the Parks staff in keeping this game water infrastructure running.
The objective is especially to maintain solar pumps, which have been donated by Bhejane Trust.

-Development activities (One day per mission):
In Zambezi National Park, these could include work on water supplies for game ,in Chamabondo Vlei, refurbishment of the viewing platforms or in Siansimba Camp, searching for snares along the river.
At Sinamatella, our main development activities involve installation and maintenance of pumps for artificial water supplies for game.

At each water point, volunteers will circle the area, checking the trees and bushes for snares and looking for tracks of Cheetah, Wild Dogs, Ostriches and Rhinos along the paths . They may also set camera traps or collect cameras that were set by previous patrols.
Moreover, at water points, volunteers will note the amount of water available (ie ‘full’, ‘half full’, ‘nearly empty’ etc). This sort of information can be valuable because much of the water supply for animals in Hwange is artificially pumped and knowledge of the amount and distribution of natural water can help when decisions are made about increasing or decreasing the artificial supply.

Nom des bénéficiaires : Behjane Trust

Nombre de participants : 3

Motivation des participants

Bhejane Trust : PU’s volunteers support is very important as it helps Bhejane Trust to achieve the above objectives and to provide a real assistance to the parks.

Hwange National Park : Management of the Park is organized in a structured hierarchy with a number of specialized units that deal with the various different functions and activities in the Park. The Park is a very large area to manage and there are never enough rangers available for all the work to be done. For this reason, Bhejane Trust and Planète Urgence volunteers are able to provide valuable support to many of the different units in the Park.

Zambezi National Park: Bhejane Trust and PU’s volunteers make up for the lack of funding.

Aéroport / Lieu d'arrivée : Victoria falls (via johannesburg)

Transfert sur le lieu de mission

At arrival at Victoria Falls volunteers, are met by a driver (Harrison) from a specialist tourist-transfer company and driven to Victoria Falls by minibus. The journey takes approx 20 minutes. From Victoria Falls, transport into the Zambezi National Park is by 4 x 4 open safari vehicle. Depending on the part of the Park the volunteers are going to, the journey takes between thirty minutes and one hour. The journey from Victoria Falls to Sinamatella takes around 3 hours and is by minibus, then by 4 x 4 vehicle at the Park arrival. Throughout the time spent in the park, transport is in 4x4 open-topped safari vehicles.
The volunteers will be met by Trevor Lane, Stephen Long or Harrisson at the airport, depending on circumstances.
Victoria Falls airport has a cell-phone network and it is easy for the driver to communicate with Stephen Long or Trevor Lane in case of difficulty. If Harrison collects the volunteers at the airport, Trevor or Stephen will certainly meet and greet them in Victoria Falls which is only 15km from the airport.

Condition d'hébergement et d'intendance

- At Siansimba (Zambezi National Park): The accomodation is in tents, in a camp next to the river. Breakfast and evening meals will be served in camp and lunch will be taken ‘in the field’. 3 nights + 1 night at the counting platform ,chamabondo
- At Sinamatella (Hwange National Park): The accomodation is in two or four-bed National Parks Lodges Accommodation which are comfortable and adequately suit the life and activities of field researchers but are not luxurious. At Sinamatella, breakfast and evening meals are served at Lodge 15 where some of the volunteers will sleep and where we all meet for meals, briefings etc. (4 nights in the lodges + 1 nightcamping at Masuma Dam)
- Camping out in the park: sometimes this is at organized picnic or camping sites with toilets and washing facilities but more often we simply stay somewhere close to the work we are doing and there are no such facilities. ( 3 nights)
- Victoria falls Rest Camp (Vicfalls) (1 night)

Moyens mis en oeuvre

Bhejane provides tents, mattresses, and other necessary equipment and we carry a supply of fresh water with us. Volunteers should bring their own sleeping bags.
At Zambezi National Park, accommodation is in tents on the site next to the Zambezi River. As at Sinamatella, Bhejane provides tents and mattresses.


Number of Volunteers: between 3 and 6 people
The Volunteers will spend approximately half of their time in each Park.
Each volunteer mission will be different because of the ever-changing circumstances in the Parks but a typical two-week programme would be as follows.


Day 1 - Arrival at Victoria Falls. Transfer to Zambezi National Park. No formal activity in the afternoon. Overnight in camp at Siansimba Camp.
The transfer from the airport to Siansimba will take approx 1 hour 30 mins. On arrival at Siansimba we will set up camp then spend the rest of the afternoon by the Zambezi getting to know each other and discussing the programme for the week.

Day 2 - Road transect count - mammals survey. Overnight at Siansimba.
The protocol is to move along the river, stopping at certain selected points where the mammals are counted and numbers recorded.

Days 3 and 4 - 24-hours' count at Chamabondo. Overnight at the viewing platform.
This continues the population monitoring theme of day 2 but moves to the Chamabondo Vlei. This sector of the Park is completely different from the river section and tends to have different animals in larger herds.

Day 5 - Development activity in the Park. Overnight at Siansimba.
Bhejane Trust has been involved in 2012 in re-establishing water points in the Chamabondo sector of the Park so volunteers.

Day 6 - Pack up camp at Siansimba. Travel to Sinamatella. Time is spent at capturing data from Zambezi National Park on the computer. Overnight at Sinamatella.
The journey to Sinamatella will take approximately 3 hours 30 minutes. From Siansimba to Victoria Falls will be by 4 x 4 vehicle, from Victoria Falls to Hwange Town will be by mini bus and from Hwange to Sinamatella will be by 4 x 4 too. Arrival at Sinamatella early in afternoon. The volunteers will enter the data they have collected from Zambezi National Park on the computer on arrival at Sinamatella.

Day 7 - Briefing on activities for the week. Road transect count. Overnight at Sinamatella.
The transect count will be the Kashawe Loop/Lukosi River Drive count for which we already have a large amount of data collected by volunteers.
All large mammal species are counted: Elephanst, Giraffes, Buffaloes, Zebras, Waterbucks, Kudus, Widebeestes, Impalas, Steenboks, Warthogs, Lions...

Days 8 and 9 - 24-hours' count at Masuma Dam. Overnight at the Dam on day 8, at Sinamatella on day 9. In the afternoon of day 9, we will capture the data to the computer.
Masuma was counted regularly in the late 80s and early 90s and is always counted in the annual WEZ game count so there is a large body of data which our counts add to.
All large mammal species are counted as stated above.
Overnight accommodation is in tents at a public fenced camp site with good facilities (toilets, shower etc). The count ends at 12.00 and the volunteers will then return to Sinamatella where the data can be entered on the database.

Days 10, 11 and 12 - “Outlying area patrol”. Overnight camping in the bush for three nights.

Day 13 - Mandavu Dam bird count, Salt Spring and Sinamatella River road transects.
Alternatively, game-water supply projects. Overnight at Sinamatella.

Day 14 - Return to Victoria Falls. Visit of the Falls etc. Overnight at Victoria Falls Rest Camp.


For this project, volunteers must be physically fit but do not need to have special skills.
The volunteers shall have a good English level to fully understand instructions.
The climate is similar at ZNP and Sinamatella. During the cool dry season (April to August) the weather is warm (up to 25 degrees) by day but can become very cold, sometimes even below freezing, at night. Volunteers must bring suitable clothes for this range of temperatures. In the hot dry season (September to November) night time temperatures are more comfortable and can be quite high (15 to 20 degrees or more). Day time temperatures are also much higher, often reaching well over 30 degrees. As well as being suitable for the climate, the volunteer’s clothes should also be suitably coloured. Drab colours, especially green, brown and khaki are essential when camping.

Clothing and Personal Kit -
- Victoria Falls: In Victoria Falls ‘T’ Shirts and shorts are fine most of the time but you may like to bring a set of light casual clothes for going to a restaurant at night.
- Fieldwork: We will be doing lots of outdoor activities including walking. While volunteers will be walking, they will be accompanied by armed rangers.
I suggest a minimum of 3 sets of loose green/khaki-type shirts and trousers plus a hat/cap and comfortable socks and boots. If you want to wear shorts in the field you will need a pair of short gaiters to stop your socks being filled with spiky grass seeds. Long trousers that tightly cover the top of your boots will work just as well but some people like to use gaiters even with long trousers as the seeds can be very irritating.
June and July nights and early mornings can be very cold so bring something warm to wear.
- Day pack : It is useful but not essential, to have a pack to stow your camera, water bottle, sunscreen and other personal stuff when we are working or walking - but the aim is to carry as little as possible.
- Personal Water bottle: You should bring your own water bottle with approx 500ml to 1L capacity.
-Torch or flashlight: This is essential. I would advise you bring a head torch with rechargeable batteries or a suitable supply of batteries as you won’t be able to buy any in the Parks.
- Camera and Video: Highly recommended. Bring rechargeable batteries or a suitable supply of batteries plus an adequate supply of photo memory cards as you cannot purchase these things in the Parks.
- Binoculars: A good pair of binoculars is essential.
- Sunscreen: Even though it is winter you will need 35+ sunscreen. Insect repellent may be useful in the evening in the early part of the dry season (April through to June)
- Personal toiletries and medicines: Bring normal personal stuff like toothpaste, shampoo etc. Also bring personal medicines like headache tablets and antiseptic cream. Something to relieve insect bites and stings may be useful but there are very few insects to be seen from June through to the first rains in October or November. You will need a personal towel, especially when we are camping.
- Sleeping bag. You will need a sleeping bag when we are camping. Winter nights, especially June and July can be very cold. From September onwards a thinner sleeping bag will be fine.

This project is set up by our usual partners in Zimbabwe. Therefore, you can look at mission's reports on the former project online, on project fiche n°474.

Vous trouverez ci-dessous les 10 derniers rapports de mission de volontaires partis sur ce projet.

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N°2111 | Bénin | Web | Maison de la société civile

Transférer le site web de la MdSC, actuellement statique, vers site web dynamique

Former le personnel de la MdSC, basée à Cotonou, à la gestion d’une plateforme web dynamique

Sélectionnez une date de mission ci-dessous pour l'ajouter à votre dossier de candidature.


Pour la majorité des missions de renforcement de capacités auprès d'adultes, les dates sont fixées en fonction des disponibilités du volontaire et de notre partenaire local. C'est donc au volontaire de soumettre à Planète Urgence ses disponibilités pour réaliser cette mission.

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La MdSC a été crée en 2008 par les organisations de la société civile béninoise avec l’appui du Programme pour les Organisations de la société civile appuyées et renforcées (OSCAR) financé par l’Union Européenne.

La MdSC a été créée pour répondre au besoin grandissant de renforcement de capacités et de professionnalisation des organisations de la société civile béninoises. En effet, depuis les années 90 et plus précisément depuis la Déclaration de Paris de 2005, la société civile est devenue un pilier reconnu du développement. Les exigences en matière de transparence et bonne gouvernance des politiques de développement donnent une place de choix à la société civile pour assurer une élaboration concertée et un suivi des projets de développement. Au Bénin, les OSC sont nombreuses (12002 OSC recensées en 2013 par le Ministère Chargé des Relations avec les Institutions) mais elles ne sont pas toutes actives et parmi elles, beaucoup moins ont les moyens de monter des projets efficaces ou de faire financer des actions de proximité. La MdSC a pour but de permettre la création de synergies entre les acteurs de la société civile, de renforcer leurs capacités en matière de vie associative, montage de projet, recherche de financement, dialogue politique afin de permettre à ces dernières de jouer pleinement leur partition dans les politiques publiques de développement au Bénin.

Depuis sa création, la MdSC a mené plusieurs projets dont :
- un programme global de renforcement des capacités des OSC du Bénin
- le Projet d’appui à la création et à l’animation des espaces de dialogue entre OSC et autorités locales dans 25 communes
- le Projet d’Accompagnement des OSC pour un suivi Efficace des Politiques de développement au Bénin

Actuellement, la MdSC œuvre à la consolidation des « cadres intégrateurs » créés dans 6 communes du Bénin. Ces cadres sont des espaces de concertation entre tous les acteurs de développement à la base notamment les OSC, les autorités locales, le secteur privé et les services déconcentrés de l’Etat. Ils permettent la collaboration et la bonne gouvernance au niveau local, en vue d’une synergie d’actions entre les acteurs et d’un développement local durable.

La MdSC prépare également la mise en place de son service annuel d’Appui-Conseil, en lançant l’appel à candidature destiné à sélectionner des OSC pour leur fournir un soutien dans le montage de projet, un suivi rapproché et des informations personnalisées pour la recherche de financements.

Toutefois, il faut retenir que la MdSC travaille actuellement avec 600 OSC sur toute l’étendue du territoire nationale.

Former le personnel de la MdSC en charge du centre de documentation au fonctionnement d'une plateforme web (fonctionne sur SPIP) actuellement en statique vers un site web dynamique (optimisation de l'offre documentaire de l'association).

De façon spécifique, il s’agit de :
- modifier l’architecture de la plateforme web domiciliée à l’adresse http://www.mdscbenin.org/ qui est sous modèle statique pour la faire évoluer vers une plateforme dynamique
- faire défiler certaines informations d’actualité de la MDSC avec des supports en images
- disposer d’une base de données exploitable permettant d’avoir des informations compilées et organisées
- disposer d’un site dynamique (à l'image de http://www.travail.gouv.bj )

A l'heure actuelle, on observe des insuffisances et difficultés au niveau des fonctionnalités de recherche sur le site, notamment pour ce qui concerne l’accès sélectif à certains types d’informations (listes d’organisations par thématiques, par zones géographiques, accès à certaines catégories d’organisations, etc.).

La MdSC ne peut avoir recours à une expertise payante faute de ressources financières adaptées.

Cette compétence peut se trouver au plan local, la MdSC n’est pas en mesure d’employer quelqu’un et les frais des consultants sont en effet trop élevés. L'association a donc fait appel à Planète Urgence.

Le/la volontaire devra adapter sa formation autour des thèmes ci-dessous :

- gestion d’un site Internet / utilisation de Système de Publication pour Internet (SPIP) des statistiques mensuelles globales et par rubrique sur les visites de la plateforme web
- capacité à garantir l’intégrité des fichiers et le bon fonctionnement de la plateforme avec possibilité d’opérer des corrections au niveau de la programmation (idée que les fichiers qui seront postés sur la plateforme puisse être accessibles à tout moment, de manière précise, car actuellement, tous les fichiers postés ne sont pas visibles)
- sécurité et contrôle des accès aux différentes parties de la plateforme (back office, front office)
- suivi de la permanence de la disponibilité de la plateforme sur internet
- sauvegarde en offline de la base de données sur le serveur local de la MdSC avec synchronisation des données au niveau des deux serveurs (local et web).

Ce projet donnera lieu à une mission afin d’atteindre les objectifs poursuivis. Une seconde pourra être envisagée en fonction des résultats obtenus.

Pour vous aider dans la préparation de votre mission, vous pouvez contacter le réseau Compétences Solidaires.

Nom des bénéficiaires : Le personnel de gestion du centre de documentation de la MdSC

Nombre de participants : 3

Niveau des participants

Les bénéficiaires sont un groupe de deux femmes et un homme.

Une seule personne a été formée « sur le tas » à l’actualisation de la plateforme web. Actuellement, cette personne est chargée de mettre en ligne des informations à destination des OSC.

Ils ont entre 30 et 40 ans.

Formation des participants

Le niveau des bénéficiaires est élevé en français. Ils ont tous le niveau universitaire.

Aéroport / Lieu d'arrivée : Cotonou

Transfert sur le lieu de mission

Le/la volontaire sera accueilli/e à l'aéroport et conduit/e en voiture à son lieu de mission par Madame Evelyne, secrétaire, et le chauffeur de la MdSC.

La durée du trajet sera de quinze minutes.

Condition d'hébergement et d'intendance

Le/la volontaire sera hébergé(e) à l’hôtel Le Chant d’Oiseau au cœur de la ville de Cotonou.
Le/la volontaire disposera d’une chambre individuelle ventilée avec salle de bain et WC individuelle. Le lit est équipé de moustiquaire. L’accès à l’eau potable et à l’électricité est garanti. La sécurité est assurée par des agents de gardiennage en permanence sur les lieux d’hébergement.

La MdSC mettra à la disposition du volontaire un casque conforme aux normes de sécurité. Le chauffeur de la MdSC pourra le chercher ou le déposer éventuellement (selon la disponibilité du véhicule). Auquel cas, les transferts quotidiens se feront en taxi-moto (port du casque obligatoire).

Le/la volontaire prendra ses repas notamment le petit-déjeuner et le dîner à l’hôtel. Pour ce qui est du déjeuner, il/elle le prendra dans un maquis proche du lieu de mission et qui répond aux règles et normes en matière d’hygiène et de propreté.

Moyens mis en oeuvre

Deux (02) Ordinateurs portables disponibles (windows xp et 7, office 2007, logiciel documentaire CDS-ISIS pour Windows), un vidéoprojecteur, un paper board, un mini cyber (une petite salle composée d’ordinateurs avec connexion à internet), un serveur de sauvegarde des fichiers, un serveur de gestion du cybercafé.

Le/la volontaire devra prévoir les supports (papier ou numérique) d'activités utiles dans le cadre de la mission.


La mission aura lieu au siège de la Maison de la Société Civile à Cotonou, entre 9h et 16h. Des moments de pauses seront retenus avec l’accord du volontaire.

La mission peut intervenir à tout moment de l’année.

Vous trouverez ci-dessous le dernier rapport de mission de volontaire parti sur ce projet.

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N°2061 | Inde | Marketing/ Commerce/ Promotion/ Qualité | Purkal Stree Shakti Samiti

Transfer of marketing techniques to Purkal Stree Shakti Samiti for the development of their products’ customer base and markets

The mission is to teach Purkal Stree Shakti Samiti’s CEO and marketing manager further marketing techniques which will allow the organization to reach more customers and markets.

Sélectionnez une date de mission ci-dessous pour l'ajouter à votre dossier de candidature.


Pour la majorité des missions de renforcement de capacités auprès d'adultes, les dates sont fixées en fonction des disponibilités du volontaire et de notre partenaire local. C'est donc au volontaire de soumettre à Planète Urgence ses disponibilités pour réaliser cette mission.

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To teach Chinni Swamy (CEO) further marketing techniques, which will allow the organization to reach more customers and markets.

Stree Shakti is currently looking to hire a marketing manager, this person would also be a beneficiary of the mission.

As of now, the organization’s marketing efforts are limited to selling through exhibitions in India and making their project more visible. Because Stree Shakti gives great emphasis on quality and design, response from the Indian upper middle class as well as from western customers has been very encouraging. The organization already counts a couple of boutique buyers from the UK who buy its products on a regular basis.

In order to increase the number of buyers, the organization needs to be able to identify them and cultivate them into regular buyers.
Furthermore, as they are a member of the Fair Trade movement in India, they would like to reach out to more Fair Trade buyers abroad.

Purkal Stree Shakti Samiti needs to continuously train women of the community so that the workforce is constantly updated with skills. There is a stream of additional women wanting to be employed and all of them can be accommodated if they all can be skilled. Employing additional women increase production, hence the need for building markets and finding new customers. All these are efforts which need to happen on a continuous basis.

The Planète Urgence volunteer will ideally be a professional or qualified marketing person. His/her intervention will include :
- Helping in setting up a proper marketing team and building a marketing plan
- Formulating a strategy and action plan with the marketing team and teaching them appropriate skills to implement this plan
- Helping Stree Shakti identify boutique buyers around the world and establish connection with them
- Helping to establish connection with Fair Trade buyers abroad

Pour vous aider dans la préparation de votre mission, vous pouvez contacter le réseau Compétences Solidaires.

Nom des bénéficiaires : Stree Shakti CEO and marketing manager

Nombre de participants : 2

Niveau des participants

The CEO is a woman aged 70 years old. She is fluent in English and is a whole time volunteer. The names of the participants in the mission are as follows:
1) Chinni Swamy CEO
2) The Marketing Manager, if appointed when the mission starts

Formation des participants

They wish to take part in the mission as it will help them to improve their marketing skills. With this mission they will be able to develop the organization, enabling it to train/hire more local women in the future.

Aéroport / Lieu d'arrivée : Dehradun

Transfert sur le lieu de mission

One of the employees will receive the volunteer and escort her/him by taxi. It takes about 2 hours to travel from the airport to Stree Shakti’s area.

Condition d'hébergement et d'intendance

The volunteer will stay in a Bed and Breakfast Home stay in the vicinity. It should take about 30/40 minutes to travel everyday and Stree Shakti vehicle will be arranged for daily transportation.

There will be individual rooms, with electricity, Internet, attached bathrooms and air conditioning. Protection against mosquitoes will be provided.

Moyens mis en oeuvre

Whiteboard, paperboard, computers, video-projector, Internet connection are available with a good system configuration.

The volunteer can notify if any specific configuration will be required for any Software that s/he may wish to bring and use.


The volunteer will work in the registered office of Purkal Stree Shakti Samiti in Purkal Village.

The Organisation works between 10AM and 5PM every day of the week, including Saturdays, with a Lunch Break between 1.30PM and 2.30PM.

The volunteer will work for 5 days per week or more should s/he wish so.

On all working days, lunch will be provided in the office along with all the staff. Breakfast and dinner will be provided at the Guest House.

The mission cannot happen between August and end of February as this corresponds to the busy selling season. It can happen any other time of the year, preferably between March and July.

Possible dates of the volunteer will be confirmed according to the Festival holiday dates, which are based on the Lunar calendar and change every year.

Vous trouverez ci-dessous le dernier rapport de mission de volontaire parti sur ce projet.

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N°2100 | Inde | Theatre | Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK)

Training to reinforce the skills of RLEK Staff for preparing skits and role plays

RLEK wants to develop the capacity of its trainers for preparing skits and role plays which will make them able to disseminate their social message more clearly and produce more effective skits and plays.

Sélectionnez une date de mission ci-dessous pour l'ajouter à votre dossier de candidature.


Une mission a eu lieu en juillet en 2015. Le partenaire serait intéressé d'accueillir une nouvelle mission 1 an après soit aux alentours de juillet 2016. 

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Rural Litigation and Entitlement Kendra (RLEK) was founded in 1989 by Avdhash Kaushal, a former faculty member of the Lal Bahadhur Shastri National Academy of Administration, recognized for his achievements notably in 2003 when he was declared “Man of the year” by The Week magazine.

RLEK was created with the vision of achieving a just and sustainable society and accomplishing a mission to empower indigenous groups, marginalized populations, women and children to claim their rights and entitlements under the constitution of India.

RLEK’s mission is: to address the issues of poverty, socially and economically, political deprivation of women and marginalized communities, illiteracy amongst children and adults, female feticide, legal awareness, health and hygiene, disaster management etc...

To achieve this goal, RLEK leads many activities, including :
- developing need-based training manuals and modules for various institutions
- training many para-legal workers and lawyers
- generating community awareness and village mobilization
- forming Self Help Groups (SHG) and women federations
- gender capacity building of women and other marginalized groups for social, legal, economic and political empowerment,
- capacity building of NGOs/CBOs
- needs assessments
- action research
- preparation of training and Information, Education and Communication (IEC) material
- actions towards human rights, legal literacy, gender equity, sustainable livelihood
- advocacy & lobbying (for people-centered policies & laws)
- formal and non-formal children education, adult education
- health awareness
- holding workshops to bring about affirmative change and policy directions
- strengthening institutions of local-self governance
- documentation, monitoring & evaluation, data collection & situation analysis
- compilation and developing compendium etc.

Successful past projects include activities in the above-mentioned fields in collaboration with the Ministry of Law and Justice, Ministry of Rural Development, National Human Rights Commission, Ministry of Minority Affairs and local governments.

RLEK is currently involved in legal empowerment of women and the community. It has also undertaken political empowerment of Elected Women Functionaries in Local Self Governance.
RLEK is also running 15 Primary Schools for the children of marginalized and tribal communities.
It is also empowering Muslim women with income generation activities in the state of Haryana.

RLEK supports about 12,500 people directly via its activities. These people are marginalized communities living below the poverty line where RLEK works, the Self Help Groups women, Elected Women Functionaries, nomadic tribe members and the children coming to RLEK Primary schools run across Dehradun, Tehri and Uttar Kashi districts of Uttarakhand, and Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh.

RLEK activities are funded by various Ministries in Government of India such as Ministry of Rural Development, Ministry of Minority Affairs, Department of Justice etc. Other funding agencies are the United Nations and Development Programme (UNDP), Canadian Fund For Local Initiatives, to name a few.

RLEK employs 17 members of staff and has about 60 volunteers. In addition, more than 40 interns come each month from various universities from India and abroad.

To seep in the theatre skills deeper and wider. With the previous theatre training the master trainers got the professional touch in their skits. They further want to improve their skills and also wish to revise what they have learnt, so as to perfect the Art.

RLEK wishes to enhance the capacity of their trainers for preparing skits and role plays which will make them capable of disseminating their social message more clearly and produce more effective skits and plays.

By enhancing the capacity and the skills of the Master Trainers of RLEK will help in improving the quality of the skits and plays and therefore increase the chance to get their messages across. RLEK believes that the skits and plays are an impressive tool to impart training as it makes the rural uneducated people understand the deep meaning behind any training. This will help in RLEK’s mission to empower indigenous groups, marginalized populations, women and children to claim their rights and entitlements under the Constitution of India.

The performers from the skits and plays are the master trainers, teachers, volunteers and interns. RLEK intends not only to impart a follow-up training to previous participants but also include new participants.

Back ground
Within its activities, RLEK is giving much training to villagers using skits. The master trainers, as RLEK calls them, are working in different fields. Some are working in governance and gender issues, some for adult education and some in vocational training sector. These programs gather together a large range of subjects like health, community awareness, formal and non-formal education, gender equality etc.

As the rate of illiteracy is very high especially amongst women in the rural areas of Uttarakhand, therefore, RLEK believes that social messages with the help of skits and plays are easily understood and disseminated.

RLEK Master Trainers organize trainings in both ways, residential and non-residential. The residential ones are at RLEK’s office and non-residential are in the villages. Most of the master trainers are working full time at RLEK.

The Master Trainers are supported, while their training, by volunteers and interns.
The volunteers who support the master trainers are mainly teachers in the different schools supported by RLEK, working for different communities like the Van Gujjars, tribals, scheduled castes etc.

The volunteer’s intervention will be to give/ advance theatrical skills in the participants and also provide a follow-up for the ones who have already been trained on:
- Develop script for skits and plays;
- Manage the mise-en-scène;
- Perform/enact skits and plays.

RLEK expects that the mission will be able to capacitate the Master Trainers of the organization with the skills and ability to conduct skits and plays on various subjects like various laws related to women, women empowerment, good governance, how to prevent from female feticide, be alert during the time of natural disaster as the state of Uttarakhand is prone to natural disasters especially earthquakes, floods etc to name a few.

The volunteer should also guide the master trainers about the timing of introducing the skits and plays in their trainings, in order to maximize its effect.

At the end of the training the Master trainers of the organization will be able to convey their message in a more effective and efficient way thus helping the rural populace in understanding the issues and their solutions.

RLEK staff will be professionally trained and be will able to use skits and plays as an effective tool to impart training more effectively and efficiently.

At the end of the training different short skits and plays can be prepared on different topics and could be readily performed. At least one skit or play should be performed in a village to test it.

Pour vous aider dans la préparation de votre mission, vous pouvez contacter le réseau Compétences Solidaires.

Nom des bénéficiaires : All of RLEK and PRAGATI’s Master Trainers

Nombre de participants : 35

Niveau des participants

RLEK is envisaging this training for all the master trainers/ trainers working in RLEK, the State Resource Centre (Adult Education) run by RLEK, the Panchayati Rule And Gender Awareness Training Institute (PRAGATI, a sister organisation) and are also considering of calling some master trainers from Jan Shikshan Sansthan, RLEK’s unit in Bageshwar, working on livelihood-vocational training. We also intend to call teachers from our different schools in state of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh most probably the ones who didn’t attend the previous trainings. Also if possible we would like to include a few interns.

Between 30 and 40 people would participate in the mission. The participants will be of the age group between 25 and 45 years.

The master trainers are working with different communities and on different issues, therefore RLEK may divide them according to their field intervention. This will be decided on first day of the program.

Formation des participants

The participants can read and speak English. However, there are a handful of participants who are not well versed with the spoken English, the other staff members will be there to take care of the translation part if need arises.
The participant will be either a graduate or a post graduate degree holder.

Some of the participants will be first timers in the theatre training requested for the mission and for some it will be perfecting their skills and learning more from the volunteer; however, most of the trainers themselves make skits for the training programs. Interns also participate in the trainings and prepare skits and enact them with the help of the trainers, their level may vary.

Aéroport / Lieu d'arrivée : Dehradun jolly grant airport

Transfert sur le lieu de mission

RLEK vehicle will receive the volunteer from the airport and bring the volunteer to RLEK office campus in Dehradun.
It takes around 45 minutes from the Dehradun Jolly Grant Airport to accommodation/mission site.

Condition d'hébergement et d'intendance

The volunteer would be staying in RLEK’s fully furnished guestroom on the RLEK Campus in Dehradun. It is an individual room with attached bathroom with electricity supply around the clock. There is Wi-Fi within the campus so the volunteer can avail the internet facility anytime. Mosquito repellent will be provided.
The guestroom is modestly furnished with a double bed, a study table, chair and a T.V.

Moyens mis en oeuvre

The mission will be carried out in RLEK office.
A skit or play could be performing in a village or a community close to dehradun if needed.
The office campus is fully equipped with all the facilities such as whiteboard, smart board, paperboard, computers with Wi-Fi connection, video project.
RLEK will make and provide the facilities of whiteboard, paperboard, and laptops with internet connection to the mission.

The volunteer will be allowed to use all the above mentioned material, if he/she needs any other assistance within RLEK’s capacity, it will be provided to the volunteer.


Training would start at 11:00 and would continue till 17:00 with one hour lunch break.
The schedule of trainings days will depend upon the content and exercises of the mission.

All the meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and evening tea) are provided to the staff in the Mess (called the cooperative kitchen) within the RLEK office campus.

The mission can happen anytime of the year except for second week of November 2015 (8th November to 15th November 2015), during the lights festival called Diwali.


The expertise of the volunteers will be required in the field of theater.

Vous trouverez ci-dessous le dernier rapport de mission de volontaire parti sur ce projet.

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N°1833 | Népal | Organisation | Independent Living Center for PWDs Kathmandu (CIL-Kathmandu)

Training to improve the office management of the Center for Independent Living staff members, based on implementation of an efficient computer recording system

This training will help to build the capacity of CIL-Kathmandu staff members in office management and especially in records keeping, to improve the follow up of the cases they have to handle.

Sélectionnez une date de mission ci-dessous pour l'ajouter à votre dossier de candidature.


Pour la majorité des missions de renforcement de capacités auprès d'adultes, les dates sont fixées en fonction des disponibilités du volontaire et de notre partenaire local. C'est donc au volontaire de soumettre à Planète Urgence ses disponibilités pour réaliser cette mission.

La situation dans la vallée de Katmandou et les zones rurales non affectées par le tremblement de terre, nous permet de rouvrir ce projet.

ATTENTION, au Népal la plupart des missions ne sont pas réalisables en semaines 41 et 42 et en semaine 45, qui correspondent à une période de festivals qui paralysent les activités dans le pays.

A NOTER : une première mission a eu lieu sur ce projet en janvier 2014.

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The promotion of the independent living concept in Nepal is led by young energetic people with disabilities under the leadership of Mr. Krishna Gautam, who is himself disabled.

They established the Centre for Independent Living-Kathmandu for Persons with Disabilities in 2006. Mr. Krishna Gautam got an opportunity to get acquainted with the concept of independent living during a 10 month course, the 'DUSKIN Leadership Training" in Japan.
He is passionate in the promotion of the concept of Independent living and in changing the society to one with equal opportunities for people who have severe disabilities.
He has a 15 year-long experience in the disability movement. He is the founder president of Handicapped New Life Center Banke, the first DPO (Disabled People Organisation) in the Banke district. Similarly, he was the first Regional President of the National Federation of the Disabled Nepal and is also an ex-member of the Community-Based Rehabilitation National Network. He is currently a member of the Asia Pacific Network of Independent Living, the World Disability Union and the International Independent Living Network.

The main objective behind the creation of the Centre for Independent Living organisation is to shift the paradigm of disability from charity based one to one based on rights.
It was established for the promotion and strengthening of the values, principles and practices of independent living throughout Nepal. The Independent Living Concept is a totally new concept in Nepal.
The genuine objective of the organisation is to empower Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and to make them productive so that, although having severe disabilities, they can live with dignity and independently in their chosen community, enjoying the fullness of their human rights in a barrier free environment.

To achieve this objective, from the beginning, CIL-Kathmandu has played a key role in providing independent living skills, personal assistant services, assistive devices, employment or social security services as well as creating accessible environment in communities.
The organisation has its own principles and strategic plan to solve these issues.

It is making regular and active advocacy with the government to revise and rewrite existing laws, legislation, guidelines, policy and programmes in favour of persons with severe disabilities in Nepal.

In addition, it organizes regular activities such as peer counselling, ILP (Individual Learning Plan), PAS (Personal Assistant Service), informational and referral services to persons with disabilities and runs various types of trainings in favour of persons with disabilities.

Throughout its activities, CIL-K was able to increase the participation of PWDs in the decision making process of the government, to enhance their daily living skills and to develop role models for self advocacy.

On an annual basis, about 500 PWDs are getting direct and indirect support from CIL activities. The target groups are persons with disabilities, their parents and stakeholders.

The main funding resources of CIL-Kathmandu are the members’ fees, a fund from the Nepalese Government, Local Development Agencies, National and International donor agencies and private sectors in Nepal. CIL-K also gets some financial support from the Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, Mainstream Association Japan, Asia Pacific Network of Independent Living (APNIL) and KIOS, the Finnish NGO Foundation for Human Rights.

Mainstream associations provide technical support like skill development, leadership, peer counselling, personal assistant trainings etc. They provide CIL-K trainings in Nepal as well as in Japan. They also provide an internship program.

The main target areas were initially three districts that belonged to Kathmandu valley. But realizing the need and scope of IL concept, CIL-K incorporated sister organisations working in 11 other districts of Nepal.

CIL-K employs 10 regular staff and gets punctual support from 7 volunteer staff.

To enhance and strengthen the capacity of CIL-Kathmandu staff members to produce computerized documentation/records and learn how to manage and use them.

CIL-Kathmandu staffs are involved in many different activities, case studies and participate in trainings, workshops, seminars, advocacy programs…

Due to a lack of a good recording system, a systematic way to register data and cases on software and hardcopy, they are failing to have access prompt access to information when needed.

Training in office management will allow CIL-Kathmandu staff members to improve their capacity to work more efficiently and to work as a team, by documenting activities, sharing information and foreseeing the results.

The Planète Urgence volunteers will have to intervene on different aspects of CIL-Kathmandu office management:
1. Identify all the different kind of activities of CIL-Kathmandu.
2. Identify the activities of which the staffs already have records (on paper or software)
3. Identify the activities of which there are not records.
4. Identify how and who manages these records and the use made of each ones.
5. Help the staff members to improve or create records documentation on paper/computer.
6. Create an efficient database/different database for the different types of records.
7. Train the staff members to use and update the database.
8. Create a Dropbox and train the staff members how to use it.

The Planète Urgence volunteers will make recommendations to the staff members on their methods and tools used to share information and office management.

Thanks to this training, the staff members will be more efficient in documentation recording and it will enhance their capacity to work efficiently and have a better sharing of information internally.
The training will also allow them to support more efficiently their beneficiaries and all the independent living concept activists by a well record management and a better ability to follow the cases.

Several Planète Urgence volunteers may be required to achieve all these objectives and/or 3 to 4 week missions.

The first volunteer mission will be based on the identification/audit of the actual recording system and tools used; and to help them to develop new ones and record them in computer.
A second volunteer will help them to develop an efficient database.

Pour vous aider dans la préparation de votre mission, vous pouvez contacter le réseau Compétences Solidaires.

Nom des bénéficiaires : CIL-Kathmandu staff members

Nombre de participants : 15

Niveau des participants

The training will be for the staff members of CIL-Kathmandu. Most of them have disabilities (physical).

Formation des participants

Few of them can read and speak English well and will help for interpretation to other participants.
They have studied in higher secondary level to master degree but did not receive any specific training in office management.

Motivation des participants

Thanks to the intervention, the staff of CIL-Kathmandu will better understand the importance of record keeping and team sharing information. They wish to improve their skills in this field to enhance the activities of the organization and smoothen their mission in long term.

Aéroport / Lieu d'arrivée : Kathmandu

Transfert sur le lieu de mission

The volunteer will be welcome at airport by a staff member of CIL-Kathmandu or by Planète Urgence’s representative.

Condition d'hébergement et d'intendance

The volunteer will stay in Planète Urgence’s guest room in Patan.

Moyens mis en oeuvre

The volunteer will work in CIL-Kathmandu’s office.
Whiteboard, computers equipped with Windows XP/Windows7, video-projector, Internet connection are available in CIL-Kathmandu and available for the volunteer.


The mission can happen during the working time of the organization from Sunday to Friday (9 AM to 5 PM) except during special celebrations and public holidays during which the mission can't occur (in October, weeks 41, 42 and in November, week 45)

The volunteer can have lunch at the CIL office with the staff or PU office.
Other meals can be taken at the PU office on request or in restaurants.
CIL-Kathmandu office is at walking distance of PU office.


CIL-Kathmandu needs a well experienced volunteer in the field of information and office management with knowledge of database designing.

Vous trouverez ci-dessous le dernier rapport de mission de volontaire parti sur ce projet.

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