This participative course will cover the main characteristics of development intervention in Fragile Settings, merging practices and lessons learned related to Project and Programme Cycle Management in fragile states. It will provide participants with tools, techniques and methodologies for PPCM in Fragile Settings in order to analyse the factors and conditions that are influencing successfully the design, implementation and evaluation of projects and programs in Fragile Settings. It will also explore the current strategies utilized to engage stakeholders; the elements to consider for building an M&E system adapted to the context of projects and ensure project sustainability.
This participative course will cover the main characteristics of development intervention in Fragile Settings, merging practices and lessons learned related to Project and Programme Cycle Management in fragile states. It will provide participants with tools, techniques and methodologies for PPCM in Fragile Settings in order to analyse the factors and conditions that are influencing successfully the design, implementation and evaluation of projects and programs in Fragile Settings. It will also explore the current strategies utilized to engage stakeholders; the elements to consider for building an M&E; system adapted to the context of projects and ensure project sustainability.
The attendance of the course benefits project managers as well as other profiles responsible for program and project planning, management and monitoring. This includes M&E; officers, communication officers, gender and youth specialists, risk management specialists. Some previous experience and knowledge of PPCM is beneficial but not absolutely required.
The overall learning objectives will:
- Allow project managers (including specific project team specialists) to gain an understanding of the specific and complex challenges for project management in fragile situations.
- Improve on project management skills in fragile situations with a varied and effective personal “toolkit”.
- Understand the complexity of PCM in fragile settings;
- Know and have the skill to use some tools, techniques and methodologies for PCM in fragile settings;
Situate program and project activities in the wider framework of Peace and State building;
The course will include the following topics:
- Employment and Decent Work in Fragile Settings: A Compass to Orient the World of Work
- ILO’s normative and operational response for building peace and resilience through employment and decent work: Recommendation 205 on Employment and Decent Work for Peace and Resilience; ILO’s theory of change to promote peace and resilience though employment and ILO’s Flagship Programme on Jobs for Peace and Resilience
- The background on Peace and State building and engagement in fragile states
- Situation analysis and in particular the analysis of stakeholders with tools that can be used in fragile situations. Specific reference to understanding of the complexities and the conflict sensitivity in a given context. Communication strategies in fragile contexts.
- Theory of Change and the Results Chain with a specific view to project longer term change sustainable change and capacity building in public and private sectors
- Risk management (such as security, fiduciary issues, stakeholders and beneficiaries, ethical issues)
- Planning and monitoring for sustainability using exit strategies
- Agile approaches and adaptive management of project
- Women empowerment and inclusion of youth and children, and other vulnerable groups such as IDPs, migrants, and disabled people
- Evaluation of results
Group work will be a privileged means to apply proposed tools and to exchange experience. Case material will be provided and where possible participant’s own cases will be used to make the course learning directly relevant to participants. Role-play techniques can increase the learning effect.
A two weeks distance-learning phase will be offered to the participants on the e-Campus platform before the starting date of the face-to-face course and will include (i) self-guided modules on Project Cycle Management and (ii) Employment and Decent Work in Fragile Settings: A Compass to Orient the World of Work.
The course has been developed based on a learning needs assessment done with development practitioners implementing projects in fragile settings. The learning process will be highly interactive, offering the background knowledge on the development in fragile situations, PPCM tools in key processes of project management combined with illustrative case material and ILO experiences from the field.
The Turin Centre is known for its innovative learning experiences and practice-oriented training methodologies.
- Learning materials are accessible online during and after the course
- A blend of theoretical and action-oriented sessions will enhance knowledge while fostering exchange
- Exchange of experience and good practice among participants will be encouraged
- The course will use the pedagogical framework of the Turin learning approach, which is based on relevance, quality and impact.
How to apply
How to apply
The total cost of participation is 2,250 Euro. This includes tuition fees (1,615 Euro) and subsistence costs (635 Euro).
- Tuition fees cover programme development, administrative support, office supplies, training materials, and emergency medical insurance
- Participant subsistence covers bed & breakfast, two meals during participants’ stay and laundry.
The figures quoted do not include the cost of travel between the participant’s home country and the course venue.
Few fellowships are available.
Participants must ensure that they have a valid passport and appropriate visa for Italy, and for any country in which a transit or stopover to or from the course venue is required. The cost of the visa, airport taxes, internal travel in the participant’s home country and stopovers is not covered.
To register for this course, candidates are invited to:
- fill in and submit the on-line registration form available under this link:
- send us a letter from their institution (or a donor organization) stating that it will cover the cost of the course and international travel.
Registration deadline: 25 October 2019
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