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Engendered Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Project Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation Volume 1

Volume 1 of this learning kit comprises three parts.
Part 1. The Design of the Learning Kit This part guides the user of this learning kit on the design of the learning material, which includes a comprehensive explanation about aspects of the event that the leading facilitator must consider during the implementation phase to be efficient and guarantee the expected and effective results. In summary, Part 1 provides:
(a) information on how the learning kit is organized, which emphasizes important aspects for the implementation of the event and (b) a sample for the event brochure that can be adapted by the leading facilitator emphasize the sessions which will be carried out during the learning process.
Part 2. Pre-Workshop Assignment This part presents the materials that should be sent to participants — two or three weeks before the date of the event — to enable them prepare to attend the planned sessions. The exercises are self-explanatory and participants are expected to complete and bring them to the venue of the workshop.
Part 3. A Comprehensive Implementation Plan This part presents a comprehensive plan to implement the following four sessions:
• Session 1. Introduction to the workshop. This session presents the event overview, a summary of the project planning stages and information about the end-of session evaluation and Participant Action Plan Approach (PAPA). PAPA is used to make sure participants apply in their organizations the learning developed during the event, after the event is over. This session must be adapted by the learning facilitator when selecting the sessions that will be part of the workshop.
• Session 2. What do we need to learn to lead and manage project teams? This session aims to equip the participants with competence and attitudes on how to lead and manage project teams.
• Session 3. Overview of project cycle management. Major OFSP project requirements: principles, vocabulary and writing to persuade. Overall, this session aims to discuss the nature of projects; identify steps in the project cycle and analyze the major OFSP project requirements: principles (gender mainstreaming, partnership, etc.), vocabulary and writing to persuade.
• Session 4. Project identification: stakeholder and problems analysis. Picking the right topic. Overall, this session aims to promote learning on project identification and other aspects related to stakeholder participation in analysis of problems and opportunities. Important activities to be carried out by the lead facilitators while implementing Volume 1 of this learning kit are: 1. Pre-session 1. Before opening the workshop, the facilitators should have a registration form for participants to record their personal and professional information. This procedure is important for the human talent management and development of the organization. This procedure improves participant’s selection process to attend workshops or learning events; it serves as a basis to assess staff performance improvement and the impact of learning.

HOW TO CITE

Mbabu, A. N., Z. P. Franca, G. Mulongo, H. M. Munyua, F. Ojwang, and J. Low. Engendered Orange-Fleshed Sweetpotato Project Planning, Implementation, Monitoring and Evaluation: A Learning Kit.: Introduction-A Comprehensive Implementation Plan. International Potato Center, 2014.