Workshop on project implementation and financial management

The first workshop on Project Implementation and Financial Management amongst IFAD projects in West and Central Africa began is being organized in Abuja, capital city of Nigeria, 4-8 May 2009. Participating projects are from Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and The Gambia and are composed of project coordinators, financial managers.

The main objective of the 5 days learning event is organized with the aim of capacity building and sharing knowledge for effective and efficient implementation and financial management of IFAD-funded projects.

The workshop is using “blended learning” methods that include lecture, case studies, role play, panel discussion and guest speakers.

Before I start reporting on the workshop, let me give you the insights of what happened.

Stapling party

We arrived at the hotel at around 5h30 am following an overnight flight. We had a couple hours rest before the “stapling party” of the hands-out for the participants. There was no room for yawning and at completion we had a meeting on the organization.

Everything seems to be under control except that Perrin looks a little ill and Martin was disappointed because he could not have boiled yam for lunch.

More to come soon on the first and second days of the workshop!

By Zoumana Bamba