On April 21-26, 2018, GRAD provided a Certified Course on Program / Project Cycle Management, in partnership with Afghanistan Public Policy Research Organization (APPRO) and Ruhr University Bochum (RUB). The course is designed for professionals from Afghan civil society organizations and public institutions.
The course was delivered by Dr. Dennis Dijkzeul, Professor of Conflict and Organization Research Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV) of Ruhr University Bochum (RUB), Germany. Thirty three participants from Afghan Civil Society, Afghan Government, and International Development Organizations participated in the couse. On completing this course and passing the tests, the candidates will be awarded 4 ECTS (European Credits Transfer Scale) by Ruhr University Bochum.
About the Course
Decision makers in government, multi-lateral agencies, NGOs and private enterprises continually have to make choices in organizational settings to either effect change or adapt to change in order to address societal problems. Program and project management consists of practical tools for making and implementing choices while monitoring and evaluating their outcomes.
This course is designed for skills development in, and practice of, program and project management. The participants will learn about program and project choice making and management under different pressures, interactions with other actors, limitations, and priorities that collectively generate specific program and project outcomes.
The participants will be introduced to the main case-based theoretical models for problem definition, program and project design, and monitoring and evaluation as a means to become technically equipped to develop a critical sense about the limits of their ability and resources in designing and implementing programs and projects. Importantly, the participants will learn how to communicate their expertise concisely and convincingly in written and verbal forms, in particular through writing an ECHO proposal (the so-called Single Form).