By Benoit Thierry, Yvonne Diethelm and Bashu Aryal
Warm Greetings from IFAD Nepal! We are pleased to announce that we have begun planning for the upcoming IFAD Nepal Retreat/Training to be held from August 22-26, 2013. The event will gather 60 people from IFAD-funded projects and government of Nepal.
The retreat will be held in Hotel Chautari in Nagarkot, 2 hours drive from Kathmandu. Getting away from regular workstations will be a great opportunity to relax as well as plan for constructive ways to improve project performance.
As we are all aware, performance level of IFAD funded projects in Nepal is below the regional average. We need to gear up, sharpen our focus and reflect on the gaps in order to improve our performance. Thus, the fundamental objective of this event is of three folds:
- improving the performance and delivery of each project thereby contributing to the performance and delivery of the whole country portfolio;
- capacity building of the country team in various aspects of project management
- finally it will be the opportunity to strenghten team spirit and synergies among projects in implementing the new Country Strategic Opportunity Programme (COSOP) 2013-2018.