Organizations are, the world over, faced with decisions of how best to get the maximum benefits from their investments. Such decisions have in most cases led to huge amounts of resources committed to investment ventures that have not been properly analyzed in terms of their returns and viability. Pressure has also been mounting on the need to develop and formulate new projects and programmes that address the need and aspirations of the people. Projects that meet the need and aspirations of the people have to be designed and implemented. With the scarcity of resources, it has become imperative that managers and planners are able to design projects that are responsive to peoples’ needs. In the same vein, cooperating partners are in an way, also looking for well formulated and demand driven projects that they could fund, hence the need for this course. It is through this design that feasibility studies are undertaken. A feasibility study should provide all data necessary for an investment decision. The commercial, technical, financial, economic and environmental prerequisites for an investment project should therefore be defined and critically examined on the basis of alternative solutions.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
Project managers, project coordinators, development analysis, NGO project officers, development bank project officers, planners and project officers.
HOW PARTICIPANTS WILL BENEFIT
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
• Formulate, analyze feasibility studies;
• Determine whether or not to implement a particular project or programme;
• Analyze feasibility reports for development projects and provide practical recommendations for implementation.
• Project identification;
• Project design and formulation;
• Project selection;
• Analysis of technical, economic and socio aspects of projects;
• Environmental management;
• Project writing;
• Indicator setting;
• Sourcing finance;