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Effective Project Proposal and Report Writing Course

Event: Effective Project Proposal and Report Writing Course

Venue: Indepth Research Services, Nairobi, Kenya.

Event Date: 18th -22nd December 2017.



The two most common challenges among development organizations are to document effectively their activities and to come up with highly saleable project proposals. These challenges have further resulted in limited capacity for resource mobilization among many organizations.
A good proposal that addresses a real need will attract a donor. Organisations require personnel well equipped with an understanding of the proposal development process. This is a highly practical and participative workshop that will provide organizations with staff grounded in knowledge and skills for developing marketable project proposals.

5 days

This course is aimed at programme officers, managers, and other humanitarian and development agencies staff whose roles involve producing proposals and reports for their organization.

By the end of the training, participants will be able to:
• To highlight the basic concepts on a project proposal and what a project report entails
• To introduce participants to problem identification, understanding the cause-effect, and means-ends relationships for identifying a meaningful
• To introduce participants to the log frame- a Project design and analysis tool
• To highlight the important writing skills needed and the steps to generate quality reports to share with readers/stakeholders
• To enhance the capacity of trainees to develop highly competitive project proposal for donor funded projects.
• To increase the ability of trainees to generate and compile high quality technical reports.

• Introduction to resource mobilization principles and practices.
• A snapshot of the current funding environment for non-profit organizations.
• Relevance of strong proposals and quality reports in a competitive scenario.
• Basic proposal elements, proposal formats, and proposal summary.
• Call analysis, project concept development, formulation of the project objectives and a preliminary work plan.
• Needs assessment, project design frameworks, problem statement, problem justification, project goals and objectives setting, project output and outcomes, project strategy and approaches, and Project implementation planning.
• Monitoring and evaluation framework and plan, organizational frameworks.
• Defining the work packages developing a Gantt chart and a PERT diagram, establishing a complementary partnership, discussion on impact and exploitation issues.
• Importance of quality reporting in a competitive business environment.
• Determining suitable reporting for different audiences.
• Key elements of technical reporting.
• Monthly progress reports, activity reports, routine reports, field trip reports, meetings reports.
• Elements of a good budget.
• Finalizing the proposal with the Budget Development discussing final issues and introducing a real proposal.
• Local and international trends in report and proposal writing
• Why the business world is now trying to simplify reports.
• Taking a reader-centered approach.
• Concept to construction-a practical guide to report-building
• How to produce a powerful one-page executive summary
• Why knowing how to self-edit is a must for anyone writing a report.

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View our Project Management, Monitoring and Development Evaluation Course Catalogue

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814, +254 731240802, +254 735331020.

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.
Email: Mob: +254 715 077 817 Tel: 020 211 3814

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 11th December 2017.
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Organisation Indepth Research Services

Country: Kenya