Project Cycle Management (PCM) is the process of effectively planning and managing projects, programmes and organizations. It is used widely in the development and humanitarian sectors. Projects sometimes fail because they are badly planned and do not take into account some important factors, particularly the needs and views of stakeholders. PCM ensures that all aspects of projects are considered carefully especially at the formulation stage. A central value of the PCM method is that aspects of the project are reconsidered throughout the project cycle to ensure that any changes which have occurred are included in the project design. As a result, projects are more likely to be successful and sustainable.
PCM involves a set of planning tools which feed into the logical framework (commonly known as a log frame). The log frame is a matrix which gives a snapshot of the key elements of the project. Some donors now expect log frames to be submitted alongside project proposals. Log frames can seem quite complex to many people. Most organizations find it difficult to fundraise for their projects. This training will therefore serve to demonstrate the process of developing log frames and theories of change in order to increase the ability of development and humanitarian organizations to access such funding. The training will also furnish trainees with practical project management skills in all the key phases of a project.
By the end of the training, trainees will be able to understand how to manage the activities of a project throughout the identification, formulation, planning and implementation cycle.
Programme staff of humanitarian and development agencies including project managers, officers and assistants.
A balanced combination of various adult-learning facilitation paradigms will be used including exploratory learning, group discussions, plenary brainstorming, facilitator’s input, case studies and video documentaries among others.
The training cost is US$ 550 and it covers the tuition fees, learning materials, certification, meals and refreshments at the training venue. Further information will be provided upon inquiry.
Accommodation will be arranged upon request by applicants. However, the charges will be borne by the individual participant.
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