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Training Course on Project Development and Proposal Writing

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In-Person / Training
Ended last Jul 19, 2019
USD  1,000.00



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Course fee: KSH 70,000, USD 1,000


Donor funding is crucial since it helps researchers implement their project ideas. To access these funds a well written proposal is required for consideration by potential donors. The results of a project ought to be effectively communicated by the aid of a proposal. Therefore, organizations need to be able to develop high quality proposal to ensure the implementation of project ideas. The goal of this course is to equip participants with the skills to develop and write an effective proposal.


By the end of this course the participants will be able to:

  • Learn resource mobilization methods
  • Identify project development and proposal writing principles
  • Arrange different proposal aspects logically
  • Develop and write an effective proposal
  • Utilize the monitoring and evaluation principals in developing a proposal
  • Write quality reports with respect to the targeted audience


5 Days


This course target project officials, managers, and staff working in organizations whose responsibilities include developing projects, and writing proposals and reports


Introduction to Resource Mobilization

  • Importance of resource mobilization
  • Principles and practices of resource mobilization
  • Methods of resource mobilization
  • Framework of resource mobilization
  • Non-profit organization current funding environment

Overview of Proposal Writing

  • Understanding the meaning of proposal and its different types
  • Goal of proposals in mobilization of grants
  • Donor requirement
  • Format of proposal
  • Solicited versus Unsolicited Proposals
  • Development of a project and proposal writing

Project Planning and Development in Proposal Writing

Project Rationale

  • Background of the project
  • Needs Assessment
  • Justification of the project

Project Overview

  • Objectives of the project
  • Beneficiaries of the project
  • Hypothesis
  • Strategy of the project

Project Design

  • Monitoring and evaluation framework
  • Identification of inputs, output, activities and impacts of the project
  • Project findings and interpretation
  • Project model
  • Project strategies implementation
  • Project measurement via M & E frameworks
  • Budget for the project

Proposal’s Building blocks

  • Introduction
  • Cover letter
  • Cover  page
  • Researchers of the project
  • Budget for the project
  • Schedule of the project
  • Summary
  • Appendixes

Proposal Review

  • Criteria of proposal review
  • Process of proposal review
  • Agreement for grant


  • This course is delivered by our seasoned trainers who have vast experience as expert professionals in the respective fields of practice. The course is taught through a mix of practical activities, theory, group works and case studies.
  • Training manuals and additional reference materials are provided to the participants.
  • Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be issued with a certificate.
  • We can also do this as tailor-made course to meet organization-wide needs. Contact us to find out more: [email protected]
  • The training will be conducted at DATA-AFRIQUE TRAINING CENTRE, NAIROBI KENYA.
  • The training fee covers tuition fees, training materials, lunch and training venue. Accommodation and airport transfer are arranged for our participants upon request.
  • Payment should be sent to our bank account before start of training and proof of payment sent to: [email protected]
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Data-Afrique Data-Afrique is a global capacity building and consultancy company that offers training and Consultancy services with its head office in Nairobi, Kenya. Data-Afrique offers training and consultancy services designed for individuals’ and groups from organizations working in public, not for profit organizations and the private sectors.
Data-Afrique has collaborated with Government ministries, agencies and departments, UN agencies, Non-Governmental Organizations, from Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle-East and the Caribbean. 
We have also worked with academic institutions, international research organizations, financial institutions and private companies from across the globe. By nurturing a culture of collaboration, we attract the highest calibre of people who have the ability and desire to influence and shape the future.
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