Ten participants from the Justice and Peace Commission and Social Welfare\Caritas in the Ecclesiastical Province of Bamenda benefited from a capacity building workshop on Project Cycle Management (PCM) from the 21st-23rd August 2012. The training which took place in Bamenda was facilitated by a Senior Consultant, Apollinaire ETONO NGAH of the Development Capacity Building Centre (DCBC) Yaoundé. The opportunity for the workshop was offered by Mensen Met een Missie (MM) in The Netherlands a Partner organization to Justice and Peace Bamenda.
In the course of the workshop, participants were schooled on the life cycle of a project which include; policy setting, identification, formulation/appraisal, contracting/commitment, implementation and evaluation. The following terms and their differences are very important in PCM; the Impact (which is the overall objective of the project), the outcome (which is the project purpose or short term objective), outputs (results or products), and activities (actions).
The workshop is part of a package of training workshops on Institutional Management and Organizational Strengthening for all partners of MM in Cameroon within the framework of a network known as “Faith and Liberation.”
It was quite an enriching experience as participants were all engaged in working towards developing common projects.