Synergy International Systems, in close collaboration with UNDP, is organizing the first global conference of the Development Assistance Database (DAD) Community of Practice (CoP). The conference will take place from October 5th through October 9th at Synergy’s new, state-of-the-art Global Learning Center in Yerevan, Armenia. It will consist of a three-day workshop covering a wide range of thematic issues related to DAD, followed by two days of specialized training by Synergy’s expert staff and advanced DAD users.
The participants of the 1st DAD CoP conference are a diverse group of government officials, development professionals, businesspeople, and NGO representatives from various countries where DAD is established or where there is interest in establishing it. Participants will come from all four continents representing a diverse group of countries, including Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Lebanon, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, the United Kingdom, the United States, Yemen, and Zambia.
In line with the current trends in aid effectiveness, DAD supports web-based data collection, tracking, strategic analysis and versatile reporting on aid activities, thus promoting transparency and accountability of funds, results-based decision making, and country ownership. Given that DAD has been implemented in over 25 countries and is the leading aid management system on the market, establishing a Community of Practice is not only timely, but will enhance the shared knowledge base of current and prospective DAD practitioners from around the world.
The DAD CoP conference is designed to provide an innovative and action-oriented platform for more effective collaboration among governments, development partners, businesses, and other development stakeholders working toward aid effectiveness.