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The Department of Local Government Development Planning to implement  a development planning management training session.

The Government of Botswana, in collaboration with United Nations Centre for Regional Development Africa Office (UNCRD) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) are jointly implementing a training programme to enhance capacity at District level in development planning management.

The training course is scheduled for November 21st to December 5th 2011.This is the fourth training session since the initiative started in 2008.Facilitators have been sourced from UNCRD, UNDP, University of Botswana (UB), Government and other locally based organisations. The areas to be covered by the training range from natural and resource based development, local economic development, decentralisation, project management to data collection and analysis.

The overall objective of the capacity building programme is to train the participants in effective district development planning, project planning and management toward supporting decentralisation programmes of the Government of Botswana by enhancing district development planning and implementation. Specifically, the programme will achieve the following objectives:

  • Build the planning capacity of district planning staff and district officials in the implementation of development plans and projects as well as in monitoring and evaluation.
  • To build the capacity of ministerial staff and planners for giving technical advise and guidance in district and local implementation of development plans and projects as well as monitoring and evaluation.
  • To enhance capacity of local authority officials, ministerial planners and project managers on project planning, implementation and management.
  • To develop practical skills for facilitating effective community participation in project planning and management, implementation and management.
  • To strengthen capacity of development and project implementation agencies and institutions for effective coordination of planning and implementation of development projects.

The training workshop is primarily targeted at district based Planning Officers (DODs, Economic Planners, Physical Planners) and it should also include Ministry Planning Officers. The training sessions will include:

  • Introduction to District Development Planning in Botswana
  • Development Administration and Analysis of Micro-base
  • Project Planning and Management
  • Data collection and analysis
  • Field study and Exercise
  • Trainers of Trainers (TOT) Training

A total of 30 planners trained in effective skills for implementation of district plans, project preparation and management. After the training, it is expected that there should be:

  • An improved capacity of the planners for giving technical advice and guidance in district and local implementation of development plans and projects, including monitoring and evaluation.
  • Capacity of local authority planners and project managers on project planning, implementation and management enhanced.
  • Skills of planners and project managers in project planning, implementation and management developed leading to higher plan and project implementation rate.
  • Capacity of Local Authorities to identify opportunities for and drive the Local Economic Development effort in their respective districts.
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