Training Workshop on District and Regional Development Planning and Management with Emphasis on Project Planning and Management, and Data Collection and Analysis: Training of Planning Experts for Oromia Regional Government of Ethiopia
9 May 2011 - 4 Jun 2011
Adama (Nazareth), Ethiopia
The Regional State of Oromia is the largest region both in terms of population and geographical size. Like any other region in Ethiopia, the regional state is faced with a growing demand for qualified district and regional planners with requisite skills in project planning and management as well as techniques of data collection and analysis. The technical assistance of the UNCRD Africa Office in Ethiopia is designed to fill this gap and provide the planners of the Regional State of Oromia with requisite knowledge and technical know-how to design, implement, and manage effective regional development projects and programmes. The training course is also designed to provide the planners and development managers of the Regional State of Oromia with appropriate and effective data collection and analysis techniques. Towards this goal, the UNCRD Africa Office, in collaboration with Oromia Bureau of Finance and Economic Development (OBFED) and UNICEF, Ethiopia, has so far conducted a number of successful in-country training courses and managed to train a substantial number of professional planners and development managers in project planning and management; and data collection and information management. Encouraged and satisfied by the success of the previous training courses, the Regional Government of Ethiopia has again requested the UNCRD Africa Office to support further training. In this regard, the UNCRD Africa Office, in collaboration with the Regional Government of Oromia and UNICEF, Ethiopia will organize the next training course from 9 May to 4 June 2011 in Adama (Nazareth). The training workshop will focus on: (a) project planning and management; and (b) data collection and analysis, which includes participatory rural appraisal (PRA) methods.