November 22, 2022 (Arta, Djibouti): The Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) through its IGAD Foreign Service Institute (IFS) concluded a three-day Staff Capacity Building training in Project Management in Arta, Djibouti.

The main objective of this training was to enhance the project management skills of IFSI staff by providing them project management strategies to effectively achieve the Institute’s strategic goals in the long run.

At the beginning of the training, the facilitator, George Obhai PhD, assessed the knowledge of the participants in project management and identified capacity areas that need to be strengthened. Based on this assessment, he was able to address the capacity gaps of the staff in project management.

The facilitator introduced some key concepts of project cycle management and project design such as the importance of setting indicators at the beginning of a project and the theory of change, results-based monitoring, evaluation and learning, logical framework and results-based budgeting.

On the last day of the workshop, the facilitator presented the IGAD resource mobilization strategy and the different key aspects to consider when designing an effective resource mobilization strategy through a clear action plan. The training was also an opportunity for IGAD FSI to align its strategy with the IGAD strategy.

Upon concluding the workshop, the facilitator encouraged participants to work together in synergy to deliver IGAD FSI mandate effectively and efficiently.

The training was conducted with the financial support from the European Union Trust Fund (EUTF) through the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) under the IPPSHAR Programme.

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