From 19-22 April 2010, CEDAC organized a four-day training on “Project Cycle Management” at CEDAC head office with the participation of 33 staffs. The purpose of the training was to train participants how to design rural development project and provide more understanding on project management and evaluation. The main trainer of the training is Mr. Or Thy, Senior Program Advisor of CEDAC and with co-trainers Mr. Yim Sok Sophors, Mrs. Tong Chantheang and Mr. Kin Mengse.

Participants ‘expectation, reflection on experiences of project management and project monitoring and evaluation, and participants’ evaluation were discussed and provided. Relating to the topic of training, many styles of project cycle have been shown but the detail one was followed by Inwent. It is to note that during the training, in each step of project cycle all participants practiced to design the project through group discussion with six members. Then, plenary presentations were done in order to get comment and answer to participants and trainers’ questions. Moreover, the trainers also showed as example from a few projects of CEDAC to make clear understanding for participants. Besides, some games relating to the training topic were conducted as well.

As a result of the training, the participants gained more knowledge about project cycle management especially on how to design rural development project and project monitoring and evaluation. Moreover, they can use what they have learned to improve the performance of their currently projects.