Increasing projects performance in Nepal

Beginning of Day 2 - IFAD Nepal annual retreat:

All the participants were seen more enthusiastic to participate in the working groups on the second day of the event with the objective to improve project delivery. 
The work was conducted through the world café method where the groups had to rotate tables and exchange their ideas for the solutions for the project implementation issues identified on the first day. The group formation was by their functions and speciality. There were four groups with 8-10 participants per group: Project managers and Accountants, Implementers, M&E and Planning Officers and Technical staff. 
Most of them did not know about the world café’ method, however it was welcomed with much eagerness and excitement. Some of the participants were so interested and gripped to their own groups that they didn’t want to change tables !!!

LOVE SONG and portfolio performance:
During the retreat, the project participants had nice entertainment sessions in-between intensive group works where they sang traditional Nepali love songs. Listen to this one of Deuda style from the far-western part of Nepal which starts with: “You were beautiful, well dressed and went to the temple with me. You adored me, put your hands on my head … and your love tainted my heart".

Soon after work resume with presentations of priorities for projects performance improvement. More tomorrow with the country programme road map.

Flying Tiger reports from the Himalayas.
(formerly known as flying cpm).