Basic Event Summary
Proposal and report writing serve important functions in humanitarian agencies and are common and necessary tasks for staff in various levels and roles throughout the organisation. Nevertheless, writing proposals and reports can be challenging. The ability of NGOs to deliver aid is dependent on their access to funds, and the quality of project proposals determines whether or not funds are ultimately received. Reports must analyze the information that is presented, draw consistent conclusions, and make sensible and practical recommendations, otherwise they risk falling short of their objective.
It is essential for the operation of humanitarian programmes that organisations have the capacity to write and design high quality project proposals and reports. This course will analyse and unpack the elements that make for an effective and successful proposal. Participants will be introduced to best practices in proposal writing, helping them to develop their knowledge, skills and efficacy in writing, presenting and defending proposals. Report writing will also be covered, equipping participants with techniques for writing clear and engaging reports that encourage the reader to act upon their recommendations.
What does the course cover?
- Elements of proposals and reports: structure and components
- Tools for planning and preparation
- Formal and informal reporting
- Identifying proposal purpose and understanding donor requirements
- Writing skills, including language, layout, format, structure, flow and finishing
- Common mistakes and best practices
Registration is from 0800h, with the course starting at 0830hand concluding by 1700h. The day is broken up into Four sessions, separated by a lunch break and coffee/ tea breaks in the morning and afternoon.
Participants will be actively encouraged to participate in classroom discussions and group work. The trainer will draw on both theoretical and practical knowledge in order to make the experience and learning applicable to the realities of the humanitarian sector.
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