BY SAMIE WAIKORI
A one-week training on project management for government seconded officers and directors started yesterday in Auki.
Mr Steven Shadrach Amasia from IPAM who is facilitating the training, said it is purposely to equip officers on relevant knowledge and skills in project management.
He said the training is very important as it captures some essential areas needed to be understood when managing projects.
Amasia said the training is very important as it is in line with government policy on National Development Plan (NDS).
“And within NDS it all about projects in which the plans captured were all on government development projects.
“So when we train the officers with right skills and knowledge on project management it will help them properly implement projects and activities within their ministries,” he said.
Amasia said there are four modules under the project management training.
The training looks at six cycles of project management including initiation, set-up, monitoring and evaluation, implementation and close-up phases of projects.
Amasia said the training also covers discipline of project management which looks at scope, time, stakeholder, communication, resources and waste managements.
He said the final module of the training is project proposal writing where participants will work on proposals on their interest especially for understanding of what they learn in the training.
Amasia said the training is implemented by IPAM through the Ministry of Public Service for government officers in the country.
He said the training has already been conducted in Western province, Makira Ulawa, and will roll to every province.