Developing and Writing Successful Project Proposals
Fees: US$ 600
21st - 31st May (26th May Included), 8th – 19th October, 2012
Developing a winning proposal is as much a technique as it is an art. Each proposal has its own unique character and requires a creative approach that will appeal to the client’s expectations. This course therefore aims at helping health and development workers to acquire the knowledge and skills that goes into developing winning proposals.
The main objective of this program is to strengthen the capacity of health and development officers and managers in diverse fields to develop successful grant proposals for funding.
The participants of this course will be health and development officers and Managers in diverse development fields.
By the end of this training the participants should be able to:
- Develop a concept paper
- Explain the difference between a concept paper and a proposal
- Outline the steps in proposal development
- Explain the steps in stakeholders analysis
- Explain the project design components and project formulation
- Formulate and use the logical framework approach in designing and developing programs/projects (includes problem identification and analysis of basic data to build a case);
- Prepare realistic program budgets;
- Write effective grant requests;
- Apply appropriate monitoring and evaluation tools to assess achievement of targets;
- Negotiate for project grants with confidence.
- Concept paper writing:
- Comparison between a concept paper and a project proposal
- Steps in proposal development:
- Stakeholders analysis:
- Project design:
- Program planning using the logical framework approach (LFA);
- Implementation schedules
- Programme budget;
- Programme organisational structure;
- Critical writing skills for project proposal development;
- Framework for project monitoring and evaluation;
- Grant negotiation skills