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					FINAL REPORT: FP7 Proposal Writing and Fund Raising WORKSHOP – APRIL 2008


                Alexandria University, Faculty of Agriculture

                                in collaboration with
                   Centre for Development Services (CDS)


     “ Proposal Writing and Fund Raising Workshop“
                                  5 – 8 April 2008
                                   Alex. - Egypt




                                   Mission Report

                                          By
                      Centre for Development Services (CDS)

                                      April 2008



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                                   Table of Contents



Acknowledgments
1.0 Executive Summary
2.0 Workshop Expected Results
3.0 Course Contents
4.0 Workshop Organization
5.0 Workshop Expectations
      5.1 Expectations related to the topics to be covered during the workshop:
      5.2 Expectations indirectly related to the workshop themes, and will not be
           meticulously elaborated during the workshop:
6.0   Workshop General Format
7.0   Training Material
8.0   Achieved Results
9.0   End-of-the-workshop Evaluation (Final Evaluation)
      9.1 Evaluation findings
      9.2 Participants’ Comments
10.0 General Observations and Comments
11.0 Appendices
         Appendix (1): PARTICIPANTS
         Appendix (2): WORKSHOP AGENDA (Planned and Actual)




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                                  Acknowledgments



We do hereby express profound gratitude to the management of Faculty of Agriculture,
Alexandria University for their invaluable confidence in us to conduct the workshop, and
their sincere collaboration that vehemently contributed to the success of the workshop
throughout its various implementation stages, mainly:



       Prof. Dr. Hesham Gaber, Vice Dean for Community and Environmental Affairs
       Dr. Khaled Al Shaadany, Faculty of Agriculture

In recognition of the satisfactory results accomplished and the positive feedback created
by participants, we also extend our sincere thanks to all workshop participants. Their
sustained support, significant views and comments had enriched the quality and
magnitude of outputs attained throughout the workshop proceedings and resulted in the
meticulous elaboration of this report.




Hesham El-Azony                                                   Mohamed A. Hafiez




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1.0 Executive Summary

The FP7 Proposal Writing and Fund Raising Workshop was conducted for four days in
Alexandria starting from 5th of April 2008, with participation from various departments of
Faculty of Agriculture. The workshop aimed at sensitizing the participants to the
concepts and practices of writing research projects proposals, and the methods of fund
raising. The workshop was also a good opportunity for participants to share knowledge
and experience about research challenges in the field and ways to tackle them. The
training material was prepared in an MS Power Point style and distributed to participants
during the workshop in hard copy and PDF formats.
        To maintain high level of participation from the attendees during the workshop
proceedings, the Adult Learning Model was adopted. The total workshop time was
divided between methodological presentations accounting for almost 30% of the time,
and reflection, brainstorming and group exercises for the remaining 70%. During the
former, the concepts and steps of proposal writing were introduced. The participants
had also the chance during the latter to apply the presented concepts to a case study of
their choice. They completed their work with the technical assistance provided by the
two consultants with some support given from the project co-ordinator (Prof. Gaber). In
general, participants demonstrated fairly good understanding of the presented concepts.
        The accomplishments of participants during practical exercises and their
interaction in the methodological sessions suggested that the workshop have been
satisfactorily conducted and beneficial to them.

        The secluded venue equipped with all necessary facilities altogether in one
location had considerably created an enabling environment for effective learning. The
four-day course had also benefited strongly from the support given to the two
consultants from the project coordinator in all dimensions of the workshop
implementation.
        The workshop was just an introduction. However participants should be exposed
in future to more elaborate proposal writing experience if their capacities are to be
further build in this subject.


2.0 Workshop Expected Results

     The workshop was designed to achieve the following results at the levels indicated:

         Short term results:
          - Enhanced competence of faculty staff members to write research project
             proposals




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         Medium term results:
          - Improved appropriateness and quality of research projects and its
             relevance to the community needs
          - Researchers have better chances to progress in the development of their
             career and attain leading independent positions

         Long term results:
          - Increased contribution of the research institutions in improving living
             conditions of the Egyptian population in the targeted areas


3.0 Course Contents

The following topics were addressed during the workshop proceedings:

                  Introduction to Project Life Cycle
                  An Overview on the EU 7th Program for Research and Industrial
                  Development (FP7)
                  An Overview on FP7 Proposal Life Cycle (People)
                  FP7 Proposal Structure
                  - FP7 Proposal Part A
                  - FP7 Proposal Part B
                  FP7 Proposal Eligibility and Evaluation criteria
                  Problem Analysis, Causality Hierarchy
                  Project Statement and Project Justification
                  Analysis of Objectives
                  Strategy Analysis
                  Work Breakdown Structure & Operational Plans
                  Monitoring and Evaluation Plan
                  Sustainability Issues
                  Budgeting and Budget Justification
                  Oral Defense


4.0 Workshop Organization

   •   The workshop was held during the period 5 – 8 April 2008 at Alex. University
       premises.

   •   Attending the opening session, the Vice Dean for Community and Environmental
       Affairs – Faculty of Agriculture encouraged participants to exert their utmost
       efforts and benefit from the knowledge shared during the workshop.

   •   The workshop was designed to start at 9:00 a.m. and end by 4:30, daily.
       However, some slight changes were introduced to the time table as the
       workshop went by.

   •   The training day included three sessions: each for two hours on average with
       two breaks; half an hour each.



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   •   Twenty-six participants from faculty staff members have participated in the
       proceedings of the workshop.

   •   The training room was well equipped with all necessary facilities: flip charts, data
       show, cards, markers, enough space for breakout sessions, etc.

   •   At the opening of the workshop, participants were given 3 minutes each to
       introduce themselves to the rest of the attendees. This was followed by setting
       the rules for working together, and reviewing the course map.

   •   At the beginning of each training day, the consultants began by summarizing
       what was covered during the elapsed period, and also discussing the findings of
       the daily evaluation of the previous day.


5.0 Workshop Expectations
   At the opening session, participants were asked by the consultants to identify their
   learning objectives and cite their personal expectations from the workshop, using
   card-storming            technique.
   Expressed     expectations     were
   collected, analysed, and then
   classified based on their relevance
   to the topics to be covered during
   workshop, and type of benefit
   participants will get.      In this
   regards, the following categories
   are distinguished:

    5.1 Expectations related to the
topics to be covered during the
workshop:

        5.1.1 Knowledge acquisition
          - Understanding          the
              requirements of the EU
              7th Framework Program
              for    Research      and
              Industrial
              Development,          its
              funding schemes, and
              research areas,
          - Being familiar with the
              characteristics of a
              good research project,
          - Knowing more about
              funding agencies that
              support         research


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              initiatives, and the ways to approach them,
          -   Understanding the way research proposals are evaluated, and the
              eligibility/       evaluation
              criteria employed,
          -   How to write a research
              proposal in general, and
              according to the FP7
              requirements in specific,
          -   Structure       of     donor-
              unspecific           research
              proposal,
          -   Being familiar with the
              common mistakes to
              avoid when writing a
              research               project
              proposal,
          -   How to identify research
              ideas and challenges,
          -   How to prepare project
              budget, and complete its
              financial forms,
          -   Distinction          between
              different terms used in
              the field, and
          -   Fund         raising      and
              resources mobilization

        5.1.2 Skills upgrading (being
     able to and acquiring more skills
     in):

          -   Acquire more communication skills through working in a team
          -   Develop the necessary negotiation skills to secure research funding
          -   Acquire skills necessary to write a successful and implementable project
              proposal eligible for funding
          -   Establish a sustainable partnership with EU organizations and research
              institutions

   5.2 Expectations indirectly related to the workshop themes, and will not be
        meticulously elaborated during the workshop:

          -   Management of research projects’ implementation
          -   Building research consortium in collaborative research projects
          -   How to efficiently manage research project resources
          -   How to best utilize and build on the research findings
          -   Identification of EU research partners
          -   Linking research initiatives to community needs




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6.0 Workshop General Format

   •   The workshop was designed in such a manner to accommodate the highest
       participation rate.

   •   At different moments in time during the workshop, the consultants had worn
       three different hats: facilitator, coach, and trainer.

   •   Activities were divided between methodological presentations accounting for
       almost 30% of total workshop duration and reflection, brainstorming and group
       exercises for the remaining 70%.

   •   During the methodological presentation sessions, several selected slides of the
       training material were thoroughly projected, whereas others were left for those
       in attendance who demonstrated more interest, to go through afterwards at their
       free time.

   •   The training methodology combined methodological presentations with practical
       exercises. The first part included for example:

          − Mini- lectures
          − brainstorming
          − card storming
   •   The practical part of the workshop dealt with the following:

          −   Exercises on concepts that needed more elaboration (short exercises in
              plenary sessions).
          −   Small group exercises on the use of several concepts.
          −   Group study, with as much open discussion as possible on certain
              selected topics.
          −   Creative thinking.
          −   Group exercise on design.

   •   Workshop participants were divided according to area of interest into five
       working groups, five participants each.

   •   Participants were asked by the consultants in the second day to identify a
       number of persistent research issues in the field, one per working group. Issues
       identified by the groups were presented by their respective groups, and
       discussed by all participants in plenary. The research issues identified were:
              1. Biotic Stress and Climate Changes,
              2. Reduced Crop Productivity (Fungal Diseases),
              3. Unhygienic Conditions and Inferior Quality of Egyptian Food Products,
              4. In-adequate Nutritional Awareness of Young Swimmers and their
                 Parents, and
              5. Nutritional gap for Farm Animals.


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   •   It was made clear in the beginning of the workshop that the value of the
       practical exercises during the workshop would be more in the process and
       methodology than in the results obtained from various working groups.

   •   Outputs from various working groups can not be treated at all as a research
       proposal. They would be only the resultant of the practical exercises for training
       purposes.


7.0 Training Material

   •   The training material and the workshop agenda were prepared using the initial
       information given to the consultants upon preparing the workshop.The
       underlying assumption was that some participants may have a good background
       and experience of the technical issues to be covered during the workshop. This
       assumption was somehow violated, and there was a need at the end of day one
       of workshop delivery to introduce some amendments to the initial training
       schedule. Those modifications were deemed necessary to prioritize topics; give
       greater emphasis to some topics and lesser emphasis to others.

   •   The training material was prepared in an MS Power Point style and distributed to
       participants during the workshop in hard copy and PDF format.


   •   As a copyright, the digital copy of the training material was left with the project
       co-ordinator for printing and internal use, but not for wide distribution.


   •   To further familiarize participants with the FP7, and its technical and funding
       requirements, the training material listed some topic-related internet resources to
       be used as a future reference.

8.0 Achieved Results
In order for the consultants to observe and assess the participants performance during
the workshop and their ability to
learn, a number of performance
indicators were identified, and
included for example:

          -   Ability of participants
              to     complete     the
              individual tasks and
              group exercises with



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              satisfactory comprehension,
          -   Quality of completed exercises on the individual and group basis,
          -   Level of participation during the plenary discussions, and
          -   Degree of participants’ satisfaction with the workshop, its topics, and
              progress as expressed in the evaluation forms participants were asked to
              complete at the end of the workshop.

   •   Having observed those indicators, it can be said that the participants were
       acquainted with the fundamentals of proposal writing & fund raising and ways
       to:
       - Assess existing situation and
           conduct problem analysis
       - Establish      the       causality
           framework
       - Analyse       objectives       and
           define them at different
           levels
       - Analyse strategies and select
           those that are most relevant
           and technically feasible
       - Perform work breakdown
           structure     and        identify
           necessary activities
       - Organize project activities in
           a structured time table
           (operational plan)
       - Develop        and        select
           performance         indicators
           used to monitor progress
           towards achieving project
           activities,
       - Collect           performance
           information      (qualitative
           and      quantitative)      via
           multiple sources (primary
           and secondary),
       - Write performance reports, and telling the performance story.
       - Defend the funding request to funding agencies




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9.0 End-of-the-Workshop Evaluation
   At the end of the workshop, participants were asked to complete the final evaluation
   forms.    The evaluation process took ten minutes on average to complete.
   Responses to various questions were analysed, summarised, presented in the
   following section.


9.1 Evaluation findings

 The evaluation findings classified participants into the following percentages:

   •   Thirty-two percent (32%) said that training material and content were
       “excellent”, whereas the remaining 68% divided between “very good” (55%),
       and “good” (13%).

   •   Slightly more than forty percent (41%) thought that the moderation skills and
       competencies of the consultants were “highly satisfactory", whereas the
       remaining 59% thought that they were “satisfactory” (50%), and “moderately
       satisfactory” (9%).

   •   Fifty percent (50%) agreed that their interaction with the presented topics was
       “very high”, whereas the remaining 50% agreed it was “high” (41%), and
       “moderate” (9%).

   •    As for the workshop organization:
            o Slightly more that eighty percent (82%) were convinced that the training
                venue was “excellent”, whereas the remaining 18% were divided
                between “very good” (14%), and “good” (4%):
            o Sixty-four percent (64%) were conceived that the quality of breaks were
                “highly satisfactory” compared to 36% as “moderately satisfactory”
            o Slightly more than forty percept (41%) ascertained that the overall
                workshop duration was “perfectly enough”; while the remaining 59%
                thought that it was “just enough” (50%), and “not enough” (9%).
Overall satisfaction with the course:

Not Satisfactory                                                     Highly Satisfactory
       1                2            3          4           5          6             7
                                                           27%        45%          28%
% of participants rating the overall satisfaction with the course
                                                                            73%
“highly satisfactory”
% of participants rating the overall satisfaction with the course
                                                                            27%
“satisfactory”


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Only 23 participants have completed the final evaluation forms.

9.2 Participants’ Comments
The End-of-the-workshop Evaluation showed in addition the following responses to the
three questions below:
   9.2.1 Things you liked most about the workshop.
              Interactions between participants, and between participants and the
              consultants
              Seemed that the workshop was excellent and beneficial to the
              participants
              Working in a team and experience sharing
              Open discussions and plenary sessions
              Familiarity with research proposal outlines, and some specific donors’
              requirements
              Problem analysis and the development of problem tree
              Practical exercises linking theories with practices
              Seemed that the preparation of project budget needs more time
              Suitability of workshop venue
              Technical competence and facilitation skills of the consultants
              Understood the difference between the confusing terminologies used in
              the field
              Problem analysis and the development of problem tree
              Donor requirements
              Monitoring of project activities and financial tracking
              Presentations of working groups at plenary
              The workshop as a whole


   9.2.2 Things you liked least about the workshop.

              Absence of a full-fledged pre-prepared case study to use during the
              workshop to exemplify the topics presented,
              Timing of the workshop as a whole,
              Frequent non-compliance with the time table,
              Skewed emphasis on the theoretical part rather than practical exercises
              and skills acquisition,
              Working after agreed working daily hours,
              inefficient use of the time allocated to the first day of the workshop,
              Late daily start of the workshop,
              Elaboration on some unwanted details related to the presented topics,
              speciality those that related to the proposal evaluation process,
              Production of training material in a MS Power Point style, and
              Seeded that the time allocated to the workshop was inadequate.Timming
              of the workshop as a whole,
              Frequent non-complinace with the time table,
              Skwed imphysis on the theoritical part rather than practical excercises
              and skills acquision,


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              Working after agreed working daily hours,
              Inefficient use of the time allocated to the first day of the workshop,
              Late daily start of the workshop,
              Elaboration on some unwanted details related to the presented topics,
              speciality those that related to the proposal evaluation process,
              Production of training material in a MS Power Point style, and
              Seeded that the time allocated to the workshop was inadequate.


   9.2.3 Things you would do after the workshop:

              Working in a multidisciplinary research team to write a joint research
              proposal,
              Building on the knowledge and skills acquired during the workshop, and
              prepare a sound research proposal that is eligible for funding,
              Review what have been already covered during the workshop,
              Write a research proposal that could significantly add to the scientific
              research, and
              Write a research proposal with detailed implementation schedule,
              comprehensive monitoring plan, and well justified budget.

   9.2.4 Suggestions/ comments for workshop organizers
              In similar future workshops, it sis better to use a ready made research
              projects to use during the workshop. The purpose is to identify areas
              where the project is weak to avoid and areas where the project is strong
              to build on in writing project proposals,
              Reduce the number of daily working hours not to exceed four,
              Increase the time allocated to the workshop to widen the workshop scope
              in terms of diversity of topics to be covered and level of details, in
              addition to allow for more practical work,
              Increase the amount of practical activities, and the overall workshop
              duration,
              Have more emphasis on some donors’ requirements in terms of
              conditions and structure, and
              Present a complete case study where every participant can reflect on it.


10.0 General Observations and Comments

   •   Although the workshop was almost the first of its kind participants attended, the
       five working groups had completed the exercises during the practical sessions
       with a fairly good understanding and in a satisfactory manner.

   •   The five working groups were somehow homogenous, and the interaction
       amongst group members was noticeable.




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   •   Most of the participants were cooperative, and demonstrated a tendency to
       change.

   •   Many of the workshop participants had shown a good understanding of the
       presented topics, which was positively reflected in the quality of work completed
       during the practical exercises.
   •   There was a significant decline in the participants’ performance right after the
       lunch break each day. As such, the facilitator took every action possible to
       sustain the before-lunch-break performance by employing a number of
       energizers.

   •   Participants were adequately equipped with the competencies necessary for
       them to complete their work during the workshop and afterwards.

   •   In light of the workshop proceedings, there a number of areas where participants
       need more capacity development. Examples include:
                     Building effective teams

                     Presentation and communication
                     Methods of qualitative and quantitative research

                     Project Management
                     Linking research initiative with community needs

                     Etc.




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             APPENDIX 1: PARTICIPANTS




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                                List of Participants


Prof Safia Abd El-Azize Saroukh
Home Economics
0101132369
ahmed-bahaa42@hotmail.com

Yasmin Ebrahim Mohammed
Business office
0163039795
cbrm-alex@yahoo.com

Gehan Abdel Aziz Elsharkawy
Vegetable Crops
0105127753
gehanelsharkawy@yahoo.com

Eman Eldakhakny
Dairy
0107212501
eman_eldakhakhny@yahoo.com

Haitham M. Yakut
Poultry
0100774667
hyakout@yahoo.com

Gehan Hassan Abbas
Dairy
0123472627
Gigi_gigi_honey@yahoo.com

Haidy Wagdi
Dairy
0102776105
Secseca@msn.com

Hany El-Naggar
Forestry
0107340409
hanyelnggar@hotmail.com

Nader Shetta
Forestry
0122395748
nshetta@yahoo.com




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Ahmed Mahareb
Forestry
0102215680
ahmed_mohareb@yahoo.com

Rasha Helmy
Dairy
0112367856
alqueen1030@yahoo.com

Prof. Wael Fahmy
Animal Production
0122495249
wgfahmy@link.net

Dr. Mohamed Gamal M. Atwa
Home Economics
0105169874
gamalatwa2005@yahoo.com

Prof. Mohamed A. Zaki
Animal Production
0127435665
mohamed_zaki4@yahoo.com

Prof. Mohamed Bahnassy
Soil Science
0127609505
bahnassy@hotmail.com

Dr. Diaa El-Ansary
Homology
0100150804
diaaagri@hotmail.com

Dr. Azza Aly Hassan Makhlouf
Genetics
0183823075
smsma3939@hotmail.com

Dr. Nagwa Adel Hassan
Home Economics
0103519817
nagwa_Adel_Hassan@yahoo.com

Dr. Mohmoud Shehata Mohmoud
Pesticide Chemistry
0127609490
ms_kassem2@yahoo.com

Dr. Aisha M. M. Elattar


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Dairy
0162909181
elattar2001@yahoo.com

Samar Elnagar
Poultry
0105264738
s_elnagar@yahoo.com

Ahmed El-Shafie
Agricultural Eng.
0106159433
elshafei_a_a@yahoo.com

Khaled Elsaadany
Dairy Science
0101717303
elsaadany12@hotmail.com

Soad M. Ahmed
Pesticide chemistry
0123381366
saad2005eg@yahoo.com

Amina Mostafa Morsy
Dairy Science
0122230665
safy228@hotmail.com

Nermine Abd El-Hamid Shokr
Special Accounting Unit
Grants & Contracts office
0122754177
gco_alex@yahoo.com




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                                                                  Original Workshop Agenda




                  DAY I: Saturday 5 April, 2008         DAY II: Sunday 6 April, 2008       DAY III: Monday 7 April, 2008          DAY IV: Tuesday 8 April, 2008

               - Welcome
               - Introduction                                                                                                 - B6: Ethical Issues (Optional)
                                                                                          - B3: Researcher
               - Getting to know each other           - EX3 : Peer Learning - Proposal                                        - EX10: Drafting B6 (Small
Session (1)                                                                               - EX7: Drafting B3 (Small Groups)
                 (plenary)                              Part B Structure (Small Groups)                                         Groups)
9:00 – 11:00                                                                              - Group Work Presentations &
               - Principles for Working Together      - Reflection (plenary)                                                  - Group Work Presentations &
                                                                                            Reflection
               - Course Map Review                                                                                              Reflection
               - Introduction to Project Life Cycle

                                                                         Coffee Break (11:00 – 11:30)

                                                      - EX4: Identification of Research
               - Introduction to FP7
                                                        Issues (Small Groups)             - Work Breakdown Structure and      -   Proposal Life Cycle Overview
               - EX1: Components of Action
                                                      - Reflection (plenary)                Operational Plans                 -   Eligibility Check
                 Research       Proposal    (Small
Session (2)                                           - B1: Scientific & Technological    - B4: Implementation                -   Eligibility Criteria
                 Groups)
11:30 – 1:30                                            Quality                           - EX8: Drafting B4 (Small Groups)   -   Proposal Evaluation
               - FP7 Proposal Life Cycle
                                                      - EX5: Drafting B1 (Small Groups)   - Group Work Presentations &        -   Evaluation Criteria
               - FP7 Proposal Structure
                                                      - Group Work Presentations &          Reflection                        -   EX11: Oral Defence
               - Introduction to Proposal Part A
                                                        Reflection

                                                                            Lunch Break (1:30 – 2:00)


               - FP7 Proposal Part B                  - B2: Training                      - B5: Impact
Session (3)    - EX2 :     Familiarization   with     - EX6: Drafting B2 (Small Groups)   - EX9: Drafting B5 (Small Groups)   - Final Workshop Evaluation
2:00 – 4:00      Proposal Part B Structure B1–B5      - Group Work Presentations &        - Group Work Presentations &        - Workshop Closure
                 (Small Groups)                         Reflection                          Reflection


                                                                                  4:30 Closure




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                                                                                       Actual Workshop Agenda




                          DAY I: Saturday 5 April, 2008                       DAY II: Sunday 6 April, 2008                           DAY III: Monday 7 April, 2008                        DAY IV: Tuesday 8 April, 2008



                                                                                                                                                                                  - Review of Previous Day
               -   Welcome
                                                                                                                           -   Workshop Evaluation to-date (Plenary)              - Projects Monitoring and Evaluation (Lec)
               -   Introduction                                      - Review of Previous Day
                                                                                                                           -   Review of Previous Day                             - Introduction to Quantitative and Qualitative
Session (1)    -   Getting to know each other (plenary)              - EX3 : Identification of Research Issues (Small
                                                                                                                           -   Analysis of Objectives/ Results (Lec.)               Assessments (Lec)
9:00 – 11:00   -   Principles for Working Together                     Groups)
                                                                                                                           -   EX7: Developing Objectives/ Results Tree           - EX10: Preparation of Project M&E Plan (Small
               -   Course Map Review                                 - Group Presentations and Reflection (plenary)
                                                                                                                           -   Group Presentations & Reflection (Plenary)           Groups)
               -   Introduction to Project Life Cycle
                                                                                                                                                                                  - Coaching of Small Groups



                                                                                                       Coffee Break (11:00 – 11:30)



               - Introduction to FP7
                                                                     - Problem Analysis (Lec)                                                                                     - Project Budgeting and Budget Justification
               - EX1: Components of Action Research Proposal                                                               - Analysis of Strategies, Work Breakdown
                                                                     - EX4: Development of Problem Tree (Small                                                                      (Lec)
                 (Small Groups)                                                                                              Structure, and Operational Plans (Lec)
Session (2)                                                            Groups)                                                                                                    - EX: Preparation of Project Budget (Small
               - Group Presentations and Reflection (Plenary)                                                              - EX8: Strategy Selection, and Preparation of
11:30 – 1:30                                                         - Group Presentations & Reflection (Plenary)                                                                   Groups)
               - FP7 Proposal Life Cycle                                                                                     Operational Plans (Small Groups)
                                                                     - Project Justification and Problem Statement                                                                - Coaching of Small Groups
               - FP7 Proposal Structure                                                                                    - Group Presentations & Reflection (Plenary)
                                                                       (Lec.)                                                                                                     - Introduction to Oral Defence (Lec)
               - Introduction to Proposal Part A



                                                                                                             Lunch Break (1:30 – 2:00)



                                                                                                                                                                                  - Ten Common Mistakes in Proposal Writing
                                                                                                                           - B5: Impact
               - EX2 : Identification of Proposal Structure (Small                                                                                                                  (Lec)
                                                                     - EX6: Writing the Problem Statement (Small           - EX9: Drafting B5 (Small Groups)
Session (3)      Groups)                                                                                                                                                          - Review of Proposal Structure
                                                                       Groups)                                             - Introduction to Project Monitoring             and
2:00 – 4:30    - Group Presentations and Reflection (Plenary)                                                                                                                     - Workshop in Brief
                                                                     - Group Presentations & Reflection (Plenary)            Evaluation
               - End of the Day Evaluation                                                                                                                                        - Final Workshop Evaluation
                                                                                                                           - End of the Day Evaluation (Individual)
                                                                                                                                                                                  - Workshop Closure



                                                                                                                  4:30 Closure




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