Achievements

 IAPP TA Achievements:

As of June 2013, IAPP TA has organized 16 capacity development activities for a total of 581 participants. This includes 77women and 504 men, 49 farmers’ organization representatives, 106 Government staff, 26 NGO staff, and 2 other participants. Activities range from study tours to India and the Philippines, to in-country trainings to sharing workshops between farmers’ organization leaders.
The average rating by participants for the ‘usefulness from a job/organization perspective’ of our events is 4.15 out of 5.
 
Completed Activities
 
All the capacity development initiatives below have been developed based on the project’s capacity needs assessment. Most of them have been tailor-made to meet the expressed needs of the target audience. Here below we group the activities by theme.




Supporting Farmers' Organizations and Smallholder Farmers

    IAPP TA organized a Study Tour for Bangladeshi Farmers’ Organization Leaders to the Philippines. The delegation visited PAKISAMA, a national farmers’ organization in the Philippines, in order to learn about their successes and challenges in federating at the national level... For more information, please click here

     

    IAPP TA organized a Federated Farmers’ Organization Sharing Workshop, which brought together representatives of organizations that were identified by the farmers’ organization mapping to have made progress towards sustainability and federation, in order to facilitate further development... For more information, please click here

     



    The IAPP TA team conducted a mapping and capacity assessment of farmers’ organizations (FOs) in Bangladesh to fill a knowledge gap. The exercise has shed light on the quantity and types of FOs in the country, their capacities, the enabling environment they operate in, and what characteristics underly strong, sustainable organizations... For more information, please click here

     

    IAPP TA organized a training course on Good Agricultural Governance with a focus on smallholder farmers. This training was the first of its kind in Bangladesh and brought together participants from the private sector, Government, and of course farmers’ organizations... For more information, please click here

     

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Project Cycle Skills

IAPP TA organized a training course in COSTAB and Financial and Economic Analysis. A total of 15 participants joined from different ministries and relevant departments. The training covered concepts and tools for project costing, particularly COTAB, as well as basic concepts of financial and economic analysis... For more information, please click here

 

IAPP TA organized a Workshop on Project Cycle Management in partnership with IMA International and the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC). The workshop brought together mid-level government officials involved in different stages of the project cycle... For more information, please click here

 

IAPP TA sent 5 people to a Training Course on Knowledge Management in Cambodia. The training was delivered by IMA International, one of the project’s capacity development partners. Course participants were from the Department of Agriculture Extension, the Seed Certification Agency and the Ministry of Agriculture.

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In November 2012, IAPP TA sent 5 people to a training course on Project Cycle Management in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The training was delivered by IMA International, one of the project’s capacity development partners. Course participants were from the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre, the Ministry of Agriculture and the IAPP. 

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Monitoring and Evaluation

IAPP TA organized a training course on Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E). A total of 16 Government officials responsible for M&E participated in the course... For more information, please click here

 

Following the M&E course in July 2012, IAPP TA has facilitated the development of a Monitoring and Evaluation Knowledge Sharing Network within the Government. The network is active and meets regularly. The aim of the network is to improve monitoring and evaluation (M&E) within the government of Bangladesh by sharing best practices between M&E practitioners in different ministries and departments... For more information, please click here

 



RuralInvest

In December 2012, IAPP TA organized a training course for 17 participants on RuralInvest. RuralInvest is a toolkit to identify and prepare small and medium scale agricultural and rural investments. From the 24th to 28th of March 2013, a follow up training was delivered to the same participants to further strengthen their skills. Participants were from the IAPP, different Government departments, Palli Karma-Sahayak Foundation (PKSF), the Social Development Foundation (SDF), BRAC and Rangpupr Dinajpur Rural Services (RDRS)... For more information, please click here

 



Support to the IAPP Investment Components

IAPP TA organized a Teambuilding Retreat for IAPP staff. The goal of the retreat was to strengthen communication, improve ways of working together and plan for more teamwork in the future.  Participants came from the IAPP Project Management Unit, the IAPP TA team, the Regional Project Implementation Units in Rangpur and Barisal and the District Offices. 

The retreat ran over 3 days, which gave enough time to create a platform for participants to start communicating productively, agree on some actions, establish some ways of working across the units and view themselves as one team... For more information, please click here

 

IAPP TA organized a Study tour to Tamil Nadu, India for IAPP project management staff. The delegation visited two World Bank-funded projects –the Tamil Nadu Empowerment and Poverty Reduction Project (EPRP) and the Tamil Nadu Irrigated Agriculture Modernization and Water Bodies Restoration and Management (IAMWARM) to observe best practices in community mobilization and integrated project delivery. Thirteen participants joined from the IAPP, the Ministry of Agriculture and the Economic Relations Division... For more information, please click here

 

From October 2012 to February 2013 IAPP TA organized the Training of IAPP Community Facilitators in community mobilization. A total of 369 Community Facilitators were trained in the two regions of the project—Rangpur and Barisal.

The five day training on community mobilization and facilitation included the following topics: 

Background, objectives and components of the project;

Responsibilities of Community Facilitators;

Basic concepts of facilitation; 

Community Mobilization Cycle;

Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Tools;

Group Management and Dynamics;

Preparation of Community Action Plans; 

Gender Issues; and 

Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation... For more information, please click here

 

Training of IAPP Community Facilitators in Community Mobilization 

From October 2012 to February 2013 IAPP TA organized the Training of IAPP Community Facilitators in community mobilization. A total of 369 Community Facilitators were trained in the two regions of the project—Rangpur and Barisal.

The five day training on community mobilization and facilitation included the following topics: 

Background, objectives and components of the project;

Responsibilities of Community Facilitators;

Basic concepts of facilitation; 

Community Mobilization Cycle;

Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Tools;

 Group Management and Dynamics;

 Preparation of Community Action Plans; 

Gender Issues; and 

Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation... For more information, please click here

 



Technical Areas

In November 2012, IAPP TA sent 3 people to the Asian Seed Congress in Indonesia. Participants were from the IAPP investment components, the Department of Agricultural Extension and the Ministry of Agriculture.

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Long Term Capacity Development

In November 2012, two candidates for were selected for scholarships for PhDs at the University of New South Wales in Australia.  The selected candidates began their degrees in March 2013. The topics of study are the following:

1. Partnership with smallholders’ farmers in environmental decision making and its effects on resilience to climate change

2... For more information, please click here

 

In February 2014, one candidate was selected to receive a scholarship for an MSC in Agriculture and Development. This course of study directly contributes to the enhancement of investment planning and programming in agriculture and food security... For more information, please click here

 



Training on M&E, Nutrition and Trouble shooting for IAPP Community Facilitators and Field Assistants

 

IAPP TA organized this training for IAPP Community Facilitators (CFs)and Field Assistants (FAs) from November 2013 to April 2014 after providing basic training on Community Mobilization. The five days residential training was divided into three different segments -Nutrition, M&E and Troubleshooting. A total of 369 Community Facilitators (male- 333 & female – 36) and 103 Field Assistants (male-97 & female- 06) were trained in 19 batches from the project activity area – Rangpur and Barisal... For more information, please click here

 



On the Job Training in FAO Investment Centre in Rome

IAPP TA organized overseas medium-term on the Job training forBangladesh Government staffto strengthen country capacities on investment programming. The “FAO Investment Centre Training Experience” is an innovative way of delivering this training. A total of 3 participants –from Ministry of Food, Planning Commission and Department of Agricultural Extension, participated to gain a deeper, hands-on understanding of investment programming good practices and to apply this new knowledge to their roles in Bangladesh... For more information, please click here

 



RBPID training

IAPP TA organized a 10 days residential training in collaboration with the Bangladesh Public Administration Training Centre (BPATC) and IMA International on Results Based Project Identification and Design (RBPID) as capacity building initiative for state and non-state actors in investment programming in agriculture, food security and nutrition. The training is designed for officials working in planning, monitoring and evaluation units or in technical units involved in investment projects... For more information, please click here

 



FEA for buried pipe irrigation scheme

IAPP-TA deployed a Project Evaluation Mission on the investment in installation of buried pipe networkscomprising two overseas Economists and one national irrigation engineerfrom November 09 to until 20 November 2013. Under component three, IAPP supports investmentsto enhance water conveyance efficiency through the installation of buried pipe network connections to LLPs and deep tube wells (DTWs) in existing irrigation schemes... For more information, please click here