In the hotel “Arka” in Skopje, in the period between 1st and 3rd September, a training on project cycle management and project management was held, which was attended by a total of 20 employees from the Language Implementation Agency of RNM.
The implementation of the Training was supported by the OSCE Mission to Skopje in accordance with the Annual Action Plan resulting from the signed Memorandum of Understanding between the Language Implementation Agency and the OSCE Mission to Skopje to implement joint activities for the period between 2021-2024.
In addition to financing the activities related to the implementation of the Training, the OSCE Mission to Skopje provided the necessary expertise with the engagement of two experts in the field (Ms. Sunchica Sazdovska and Ms. Valentina Chicheva) and in cooperation with LIA coordinated the necessary activities related to successful maintenance of the Training.
On the first day, before the start of the Training, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Language Implementation Agency of RNM, represented by Director Ylber Sela, and the OSCE Mission to Skopje, represented by the Head of Mission, Ambassador Clemens Koja
In his address after the signing, Director Sela emphasized that the Language Implementation Agency of RNM gives great importance to the cooperation with the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, through its Mission in Skopje, recognizing its important role in providing support in strengthening the respect and protection of the rights of communities, promoting social cohesion and advancing interethnic relations through cooperation, inclusiveness and respect for community diversity. The act of signing the Memorandum of Understanding is a step forward in creating a formal framework for cooperation between the Language Implementation Agency of the RNM and the OSCE Mission to Skopje to implement joint coordinated activities in the field of the implementation of the Law on the Use of Languages, supporting the work of the Agency in building institutional capacity and implementing its program goals.
After the signing of the Memorandum, the goal and the agenda of the Training was presented, whereas the content of the Training included lectures in the part of project management; project cycle phases; goal-oriented project planning; identifying problems and goals; situation analysis; selection criteria, selection of a project strategy, as well as a presentation of LIA’s Strategic Plan and group work on practical exercises.
The second day of the Training was dedicated to the concept of logical framework: logic of intervention; preconditions, assumptions, indicators and sources of verification, followed by presentation of practical examples and group exercises.
The third and last day of the Training focused on defining activities to achieve results; allocation of resources for the planned activities; preparation of a project budget; practical exercises, as well as the evaluation of the training.
At the end of the training, certificates for participating in the training were handed out to the participants.