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OUR AREAS OF WORK

Research and analysis

Need for understanding new facts / developments and improving the knowledge and data base make research and analysıs vital elements of our work. Gathering appropriate information in an appropriate time period requires knowledge and experience in that specific field.

Humanist Bureau carries out necessary research and analysis and reports the findings in the areas of its expertise to assist you in finding the relevant answers to your questions in line with your objectives and timeline.

This includes:

  • Quantitative and qualitative field research
  • Literature review
  • Comparative legislation analysis
  • Institutional analysis
Development and implementation of training programs

Trainers expect trainees to acquire certain notions at the end of the training; this is a form of intervention. Thus, it is crucial to conduct trainings in line with the principle of trust and respect to the interests, skills and abilities of the participants and this requires special experience. In order to achieve the intended result out of the training, the potential impact of the learning environment should also be taken into consideration.

Humanist Bureau helps you prepare and organize trainings extending beyond the training hours and supporting learning while working.

This includes:

  • Needs assessment
  • Preparation of training programs and conducting trainings (including within and outside class environments)
  • Development of training materials
  • Preparation of training reports
  • Development and implementation of training evaluation methodology

Monitoring and evaluation

Regular monitoring of progress as well as evaluation and documentation of the outcomes is required for both timely interventions and gathering lessons learned for future activities.

Humanist Bureau provides necessary expert support for regular monitoring, documentation and evaluation of your activities, trainings, meetings and other projects.

This includes:

  • Development of monitoring-evaluation methodology
  • Development of monitoring-evaluation tools
  • Conducting monitoring-evaluation activities
  • Written and visual documentation and archiving
  • Reporting
Policy development

Development of proper policies is key to strengthening institutional structures and advocacy activities. Defining the objective, methodology and content in light of a pre-defined policy is crucial for success. The method of policy development and the way it is developed should be directly in line with the purpose and the content of the policy. It is also highly important that the policy development process nourishes partnership and commitment. .

Humanist Bureau ensures that your policy development efforts and policy documents fully comply with their intended objectives.

This includes:

  • Situation analysis
  • Partnership analysis
  • Methodology development
  • Planning and facilitating the policy development process (interviews, meetings, etc.)
  • Preparation of policy documents
Project development and implementation

Projects, when realistically planned with specific, achievable and time-bound objectives and necessary human, budgetary and other resources, are efficient tools to turn ideas into reality and make dreams come true. However, the concept of “project” carries the risk of being received only as a funding source. This risk usually results in inefficient use of time and resources when compared to the outcomes and in turn, leads to prejudice and reluctance towards projects.

Humanist Bureau ensures that your projects turn your ideas into practice; and, provides the necessary expert support and consultancy on European Union or other international and national funding opportunities, corporate social responsibility activities and activities to be carried out with your own resources.

This includes:

  • Conceptual development
  • Analysis of partnership opportunities
  • Analysis of funding opportunities
  • Preparation of project document
  • Development of project implementation plan
  • Supervising project implementation
  • Development and implementation of monitoring-evaluation system
Planning and Organizing Meetings

The methodology used during planning, conducting and closing different types of meetings, such as conferences, seminars and workshops, significantly affects the quality of the results. Meetings should be planned as to promote participants’ enthusiasm. Meetings without adequate preliminary work or with poor facilitation, as well as the lack of clear results lead to exhaustion.

Humanist Bureau ensures planing and organization of your meetings with respect to the needs and expectations of the participants.

This includes:

  • Participants analysis
  • Situation analysis in line with the purpose of the meeting
  • Program development
  • Organization and facilitation of the meeting
  • Compilation of meeting results
  • Development of a strategy for monitoring the meeting results
  • Sharing the meeting results
International Knowledge and Experience Sharing

Development requires knowledge and experience sharing among different countries and communities. Due to political, cultural, social and economic differences, international study visits should be conducted with special consideration. International study visits, which are usually conducted within limited time periods and budgets, should be supported with a detailed preliminary work and expert support.

Humanist Bureau provides necessary expert support for organization of your international study visits from and to Turkey.

This includes:

  • Situation analysis on different countries
  • Guidance on selection of most appropriate countries / institutions to visit
  • Preparation of the visit agenda and arranging the necessary appointments / meetings
  • Preparation of participants (introductory presentation on the countries / institutions to be visited and on the agenda)
  • Accompany and expert guidance during the visit
  • Assessment meeting at the end of the visit
  • Preparation of field visit report
  • Preparation of evaluation report

Our Completed / Ongoing Work