It has been observed that for most institutions that have once received support from Development Agencies in respect of a project or program, the failure rate has unreasonably been very high. Failure rate here is assessed in terms of:
There are many factors that indeed contribute to the high failure rate of programs supported by Development Agencies but one undoubtable reason is the knowledge and effective implementation of best practices in the management of the project. When the rules and guidelines are not adhered to in a program due to lack of capacity of the implementing personnel or organization to understand and observe them, the end result is usually failure of the program.
It is these best practices that this workshop intends to lay bare so that the participants will confidently lead their institutions or units in avoiding failure of programs and ensuring high levels of success. The consequences of any failed program are highly damaging to any institution. Not only are national wealth and development opportunity lost, trust is also lost and most adversely, the chance of the same Development Agency or another having interest in that institution is shrunk.
Some of the topical subjects that will specifically be addressed during the workshop with respect to Development Agencies’ supported programs shall include:
The expected participants at the workshop include Program Managers (Faculty, Administrators, or whoever is charged with responsibility of implementing a programme no matter the size), Bursars, Internal Auditors, Procurement Officers, Accountant, Administrative Officers, etc.
WORKSHOP OBJECTIVES & LEARNING OUTCOMES
The objective of the workshop is to equip individuals who are or could be in the role of a Program Manager for a Development Agencies’ supported project with broad knowledge and skills required to successfully implement such projects in a way that guarantees the expected outputs, outcomes and impact of the project.
After going through this workshop, participants will:
May 14-17, 2019
Secretariat of the Association of African Universities
Trinity Road, East- Legon, Accra-Ghana
The workshop will be held in English.
AAU member Institutions – $300
Non-AAU member Institutions -$400
Register to participate via – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BPMDASP
WORKSHOP RESOURCE PERSONS
Download the Full Concept Note Via – https://blog.aau.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/Concept-Note-for-AAU-Project-Management-Workshop-.pdf