Over the years, I have been hearing lot about social entrepreneurship and project development. As a person, I have been looking forward to help myself learn about project development. This semester, when I came to know about it, I am overwhelmed and it was huge rescue for me when I got an opportunity to learn about project development. As expected, there were seven units for this model and each of the units was undeniable component of project development.
we were introduced to the over view of project management and social
development right from the first class. Project as a systematic and organized
human ideas, it has to pass through several rings of cycle. Initiation of idea
is the first step toward designing a project, we had an opportunity to organize
our project ideas right from the first unit.
initiation of an idea, it is important for any project to have robust plan for
next phase. The project developer should weigh the whole impact of project
after the execution. In unit three, we have spent week long from normal class
to familiarize ourselves with different type of project designing tools. While
we were discussing about Logical Frame work approach (LFA), I found the idea of
reviewing our project in peer was insightful and has helped me to develop rigorous
project plan. One of the key messages from unit four was about importance of assessing
long term impact of a project. As a project manager, we should consider result
based management of the project so that we can take our project to next level.
about technical components of project cycle in previous unit, in this unit, we
have looked into basic qualities of project manager. I have learnt that project
manager has a role to initiate the project and to lead the project activities until
it is over. We had an opportunity to hear about the challenges of project
management in real life through guest talk and field visit as a part of academic
learning. We were provided the opportunity to visit million fruit tree project
which was initiated under the royal command. After visiting the project, I
could gather my confidence to plan our own project and it was help for me to
prepare myself to coordinate project in future.
the whole concept of monitoring and
evaluation, we got an opportunity to apply what we have learnt in the class. In
unit six, we have learnt about the importance of monitoring and evaluation. To make
concept clear, we got an opportunity to evaluate one of the project which was initiated
by senior faculty of the college. Although our evaluation may not be standard of
the expert, we are hopeful that our work will help to reach project at next
Glimpse from evaluation
after learning about project management cycle, we are taught how to organize
our project and propose for relevant budget. Since the project proposal is key
component that will convince our potential funder, we were introduced to
project proposal writing and we got opportunity to write project proposal as a
part of academic assignment.
Glimpse from 'Million fruit tree project' visit