Environmental and social sustainability, including climate change resilience, is fundamental to the achievement of development outcomes and must be systematically mainstreamed into development programs. Environmental and social screening and assessment processes for projects have now become standard practice in development cooperation and are usually required by national regulatory frameworks and multilateral and bilateral donors.
There is therefore need to strengthen environmental and social sustainability, including climate resilience. Potential adverse impacts and risks need to be avoided or minimized, and where possible mitigated. Governments need to demonstrate to Development Partners and stakeholders that we have the appropriate safeguard measures in place for managing donor funded projects.
By the end of the training participants should be able to;
- Enhance the environmental and social sustainability of a proposed project by analyzing the environmental and social benefits and costs of the project
- Identify and manage environmental social risks that could be associated with proposed project by screening the possible environmental and social costs of an intervention
- Apply national and donor environmental and social safeguard policies and standards to enhance sustainability and good outcomes from projects
- Review of safeguard documents and other project documents to ensure that environmental issues have been adequately addressed and that the project is in compliance with the Safeguard Policies, particularly those on Environmental Assessment
- Identify key environmental issues during implementation, as well as in strengthening implementation support of corporate risk projects
- Ensuring that contractors are fully acquainted with international environmental management practices and monitoring each project components to ensure compliance with the environmental safeguards regulation.
A number of development partners and other stakeholders require projects/ programmes to provide annual progress reports, including financial information, and the general information on how the project is progressing towards the set objectives in the performance measurement plan.
This course provides skills on how to review progress towards the project’s/ objectives and outcomes, assess the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of how the project has moved towards its objectives and outcomes.
By the end of this training Participants will be able to;
- Provide annual progress reports, including financial information, procurement and progress towards the objectives set out in the performance measurement plan
- Develop a small number of relevant and meaningful KPIs that will provide you with real business insights and drive performance improvements
- Know how performance data is packaged and communicated in a way that decision makers find easy and appealing including graph designs and dashboard.
Monitoring and Evaluation systems fundamentally put emphasis on the tracking and evaluation of organizational performance. Public and Private sector managers are increasingly challenged to provide evidence on whether their projects or policies are achieving clearly defined outcomes and impacts. This requires an effective monitoring and evaluation system to support sound performance management and strategic management.
- Develop an understanding of monitoring & evaluation and how M&E tools fit into the performance improvement process
- Know how M&E framework monitors performance and leads to achievement of goals and objectives of an organization
- Clear understanding key monitoring and evaluation concepts, processes , tools and practices
- Learn and be able to apply problem analysis tools, design a results chain and work-breakdown structure and Gannt Chart
- Understand data collection and data analysis for M&E and set up an M&E Framework
- Write comprehensive and effective M&E reports.
The objective of this course is to equip development practitioners with the knowledge and expertise to be able to design and manage the process of developing and operationalizing an M&E System
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
- Understand the components of an M&E system
- Understand what supporting institutional arrangements need to be in place for successful monitoring, evaluation and reporting
- Understand how to make your M&E plan become alive process of implementing an M&E system
- Have an overview of the government wide M&E system
- Identify roles and responsibilities of M&E role players
- Develop means of verification and reporting formats
- Conduct a stakeholder analysis for the design of an M&E system.
Monitoring and Evaluation Officers, Program/ Project Managers, Project Planners and Analyst and anyone interested in designing an effective M&E system
This course is intended to broaden participants’ understanding of PM&E as support to program/ project management at different levels and as a tool for strengthening participation, enhancing local capacity, and increasing local people’s confidence. The course examines PM&E concepts and principles, as well as methods, tools and techniques, which have been tested and used in the field. The course employs a
multi- sectoral approach addressing crosscutting issues in the Government, NGOs and Private Sector
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:
• Understand the role and utility of M&E within their program management responsibilities
• Strengthen the knowledge and practice of M&E and the key concepts
• Become familiar with the project development cycle
• Effectively use the logical framework as a programme management tool
• Develop an M&E action plan for programs and communicate M&E findings
Projects have a role in creating value in the future to replace value that would be lost as the organization environment changes, through technological advances, changing clients’ preferences, stakeholder demands and or legislation. Many organizations lack a common understanding about their projects and how these should be aligned to strategy.
An efficient portfolio management will improve multi-project management and will assure to take into account the projects that have priority in the organization. This course will help you to acquire methods and tools to analyse the situation in your organisation, to define the portfolio’s structure required and to plan portfolio deployment and processes.
What participants will achieve
- The ability to accelerate change to beyond the rate at which the organization naturally evolves and deliver measurable business results, through strategically aligned projects
- An understanding of modern approaches to attaining corporate strategy through strategically aligning projects
- How to evaluate the current project portfolio and offer guidance and administrative assistance on how to strategically align project portfolio
- How to keep projects on track and aligned with corporate strategy, while keeping key stakeholders engaged with the project.
This course will provide participants with the necessary skills and competence to plan, schedule and estimate projects costs accurately. This highly interactive course will also expose participants to the best practices in project planning, project performance management and project control as well as computer applications in project planning and management.
- Understand the techniques and the current tools
used in modern project planning
- Gain knowledge on costing, trade off and
- Identify , assess and mitigate project risks
- Appreciate and be able to apply cost estimation
techniques to accurately estimate projects
- Gain contract management skills
- Comfortably apply computer application in project planning