This course aims to meet the growing needs of African public and private sector enterprises in the area of project management. Project management is a complex undertaking, with many stages and processes. It should follow the full business life-cycle, from definition and justification of the project, through to delivering demonstrable benefits for the business. Investors and managers are becoming more concerned with the use of scarce and often difficult to mobilize financial resources. Meanwhile, there has been an increase in the demand for and management of quality public and private sector investments. This course will develop an indepth understanding of different approaches to project management, with a thorough training in techniques for the planning, design and economic analysis, monitoring and evaluation of African development projects and programmes. There is a strong emphasis on issues and analytical techniques relating to choices in project design, and cost-benefit analysis. Environmental analysis will be covered in detail to reflect the need for the better management of natural resources.
This programme is designed for project officers, development bank officials, planning coordinators in parastatal and government organizations and other projects.
At the end of the course, participants will be able to:
- Formulate and design feasible development projects for both public and private sectors;
- Analyze major project issues, methods and techniques of project planning;
- Describe theoretical and practical aspects of project management,analysis and management in the various sectors;
- Design and undertake project monitoring and evaluation exercises.