Week 08- CaMSafe Youth Training 2017
" Project Design and Management "
When it comes to an end, you know where you are with the ending effect. Sometimes you realize you come empty hand and go with a full hand. We guess you wonder why we mentioned ending. It is because this week is our last training class for CaMSafe Youth Capacity Building Training 2017 program. The exponential growth of human knowledge, the growing of demand for a broad rank of complex goods and services, and the increasing competition are the main forces in driving the acceptance of project and other forms of management in the Government and NGO. That’s why we want youth to comprehend the knowledge of Project Design & Management which is our last topic for the training and was lectured and guided by our two experiences key speakers Mr. Meas Chandy and Mr. Phan Socheat both who has designed and managed various targeted projects for policy change and social well-being. For the first session, Mr. Chandy introduced about the definition of project design and management as the basis needed for the understanding of the definition. He also explained the characteristics of project which are time limited, specific goal, progressive elaboration, budget, planned, executed, controlled, and undertaken at all level of organization. “You need clearly defined vision, goal, objective, and mission in conducting a project.”, emphasized Mr. Chandy.
Our second session started with the activity of placing the text cards of “How to design your project?” in which youth needed to place it in order that they confident with it. This helped to enhance and reflect their knowledge toward designing a project. Afterward, Mr. Socheat explained about project design processes of which inputs are required for the design process, which set of activities are required to achieve desired outcome, result obtained output, result obtained outcome for short term, and its impact on long term changes. Another completely never-learned-before-knowledge for youth was Logical Framework Analysis (LFA). As youth need to understand that project needs management tool in each phase for systematic planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating that’s why LogFrame is needed. Mr. Socheat also provided the essential tips of simple and effective steps of project design so that youth can fully manage their project effectively and efficiently. Our session ended with the assignment to youth with the case study of road safety, hygiene and sanitation in Cambodia by letting them designing and practicing with LFA matrix. However, this is the end for in-class training but not for out-class training, we have a long way together with youth as they will get the opportunity for field study and design their own project because our goal does not end with studying but practicing. Ending is a gift of experience!