EU Project Cycle management and Monitoring Training Program (03/04/2012)
This week, the EU Delegation to Vanuatu is organizing training on project management and monitoring. This four days event aimed at strengthening management capacities of staff from government working on EU projects as well as from civil society organizations awarded with EU grants. The event is also attended by staff working at the EU Delegation in Vanuatu, New Caledonia and Solomon Islands as well as Solomon Island government officials. The training started on Tuesday 27thMarch and will run until Friday, 30th at The Melanesian Hotel.
Both strong management and monitoring capacities are essential for ensuring effective formulation and implementation of any type of development policy, plan, programme and projects, ultimately ensuring high impact on improving living conditions of citizens in Vanuatu. Good project management skills are also essential to make decisions, assess risks as well as achieve better results. Although the training has been targeted staff dealing with EU projects, the knowledge gathered during the four sessions can be applied to projects funded by other development partners as well as by the government.
Up to few years ago, the Project Cycle Management and Monitoring training was exclusively designed and run for EU staff working in development programmes. However, as part of the EU commitment to improve support to capacity development by becoming more context sensitive, in-house capacity strengthening actions have been more and more open to the participation of staff from government and civil society organizations in partner countries. This provides a unique opportunity to EU staff from Delegations as well as from government of Vanuatu to learn jointly and discuss the main challenges that they encounter when management and monitoring projects.