Gaza- A training program on ‘Project Management’ was launched by the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor’s regional office in Gaza as part of the organization’s ‘Capacity Building of Local Institutions’ program.
The program itself is part of the activities of the second round of the Women's Leadership Incubator (WLI) Project, funded by the Swedish Kvinna till Kvinna Foundation, with support from Rahma Austria.
The training aims to develop the project management skills of the participating institutions’ staff as well as to introduce them to the appropriate mechanisms to obtain funding for their projects and initiatives.
The training - which lasts 20 days over two months - will include various topics on how to write project proposals, find appropriate funding, and learn about mechanisms and schemes for networking and partnering with international and local institutions.
Through this training project, members of the participating institutions will be able to fully manage their respective projects, from writing project proposals to securing funding, said Haya Jabr, WLI’s project management consultant.
Furthermore, the training will cover all the skills these institutions need in order to write the project proposal, prepare the budget and means of securing the funding required for their projects, added Jabr, stressing that: We will follow up on the progress of the institutions step by step. Our role will not only be theoretical but will include field visits and ongoing meetings with the participating institutions.
During the first day, the five target institutions received extensive training covering various topics, including introduction to project cycle management, project features, financing objectives, project management phases and project success factors.
Participants in the project expressed confidence in their ability to fill the gaps experienced by their institutions. They also emphasized the importance of training as to writing project proposals, means of securing funding, and achieving the strategic plans of each institution.
In January 2018, the Euro-Mediterranean Human Rights Monitor launched the second round of the “Women's Leadership Incubator” project to help empower Palestinian women in the Gaza Strip, promote gender equality, and encourage the integration of women into the community leadership system by training local CBO and NGO staff to improve women's living conditions in these institutions as well as in their communities.