With the aim of strengthening the current capabilities of project managers and ensuring a more sustained availability of experienced and competent personnel to handle environment and natural resources (ENR) projects, two advanced training courses – one on Managing Project Implementation and the other on Project Monitoring and Evaluation – under the Capacity Building (Cap-B) Program for Foreign-Assisted Projects were conducted between May 16 and 27, 2016 in Basco, Batanes. Both trainings were participated in by DENR personnel who had attended the previous courses of the Cap-B Program. Other participants whose line of work is aligned with the courses being offered were also invited to maximize the opportunity to avail the trainings.

The Learning Course on Managing Project Implementation (CMPI), which was held on May 16-20, educated 28 participants on facilitating a project start-up. Among the topics that were discussed included the best practices in managing project implementation, lessons and pitfalls of project management, resource mobilization and managing stakeholders, among others. Participants were required to develop a Project Inception Report and a Project Completion Report as final outputs for the course.

Following the CMPI was the Learning Course on Monitoring and Evaluation for Development Projects (CMEDP). It covered topics on the design of the Project Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E), and the establishment and operationalization of the M&E system. A total of 30 DENR personnel enrolled in the course, which was held on May 23-27, 2016. The CMEDP intensively equipped the participants with the necessary planning, monitoring and evaluation concepts and principles, monitoring tools, and evaluation techniques. As final outputs for the M&E course, participants were asked to formulate an M&E Framework and an M&E Plan. #


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