Project Cycle Management Training delivered across five countries in the Caribbean

14 November 2018
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A CIDT training team has delivered two further cycles of training under the Caribbean Development Bank’s Project Cycle Management training programme. Training took place in Belize, St Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia in May 2018 and in Montserrat and St Vincent’s and the Grenadines in July 2018.

The training team included CIDT’s Ella Haruna, Des Mahony, Sarah Thomas and Phil Dearden, and CIDT associates Patt Flett, Susan Branker Greene, Alexa Khan, Nana Hesse Bayne, Teddy Charles, and Mark Lee.

Since November 2017 the CIDT team has delivered this suite of eight modules in Barbados, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, the Bahamas and the Turks and Caicos Islands. The training modules cover a wide range of tools and themes around the project cycle, including project design, management, monitoring and evaluation to more specific PCM approaches, such as project appraisal, managing technical assistance projects and procurement. Each module is contextualised with regional case studies and the training has been very well received across the region – with an average of 97% positive participant feedback in the recent quarter.

  • “Excellent Delivery! Thank You!” (M5 St Kitts and Nevis)
  •  “The practice activities were very practical and allowed for much discussion.” (M9, Belize)
  • “It was well prepared and presented I do not think it could have been better.” (M4, Montserrat)
  • It was well executed” (M5. St Vincent and the Grenadines)
  • “It is an excellent opportunity for refresher training and continuous personal development. It also provides the foundation for improved project management and implementation.” (M5, Belize)
  • “Was extremely well delivered an indeed an eye opener.” (M9, St Kitts and Nevis)
  • “This was a good introduction. It is a lot to take in as a novice but the trainers were able to deliver the content and oversee activities well.’ (M3, St Lucia)
  • “Although I may have covered aspects of Monitoring and Evaluation previously, the facilitator was able to bring across concepts clearly which allowed for better understanding. Group exercises and examples enhanced learning.” (M6, St Vincent and the Grenadines)

In addition to face to face training participants are also supported with a follow-up webinar, six weeks post-training. The webinar serves as a refresher and checks in on progress towards implementation of participant action plans.

CIDT’s Phil Dearden has also delivered a suite of PCM Masterclasses for CDB staff at Headquarters in Barbados.

The final training cycle is now well underway with CIDT trainers deployed in Anguilla, Haiti, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Jamaica and the British Virgin Islands.

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CIDT have provided services to the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) since 2013 – find out more about CIDT’s work with CDB in the following news articles:

Photos from the training