Friday, November 21, 2008

Team spirit for RTK team at PICNIC

From 17-20 November 2008, i have attended the team spirit training for Ratanakiri team from Ratanakiri province. It was nice to learn about the leadership skill of Gandhi through watching the film of Gandhi. I think that most of us have understood well about the leadership style and strategy to freedom of India through watching it.

Additionally to complement what we have learned from Gandhi film, the film of animal farm was showed after dinner at the evening as well, so that participants could distinguish and get more critical points for consideration relating to both films. Furthermore, i think that the training provided a good opportunity to build up the relationship among the staff that it will contribute to the team progress and effectiveness of their work. The solidarity among the team members would be strengthened during that time. Moreover, we have thought about the future plan so that we could know where we want to go. The sources of resource was taken into account in order to achieve our objectives.

Friday, November 14, 2008

RIU/ICF Baphnom district,

On 07 November 2008, Mr. YIM Sok Sophors went to Baphnom district, Prey Veng province to work for the project RIU/ICF (Linking Farmers to Market for Rural Prosperity). During that time, Mr. YIM Sok Sophors who is the project manager of this project met 2 market chain officers (Mr. Nin Chhay and Ms. Houl Sokun) to discuss with them about the introduction of the project RIU/ICF, developing activity work plan with all of them, budget planning for field operation, discussed on the job description for each of them, etc.

Additionally, during the meeting, all of participants have also discussed to determine the target villages of the project as well, especially select them from the target communes that we have joint agreement with IDE. Ultimately, all of the project staff were clear about the activity that the project is going to complete in this month and the specific activity schedule was developed so that it is easy to follow up the progress of our field work. Return back at the evening to Phnom Penh with Mr. Tath Sok and Miss. Luy Theary, those are working involved in promoting saving for self reliant project. We all have arrived Phnom Penh about 6 PM at Chbar Ampov bridge.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

EU proposal training

From 4-6 November 2008, the training workshop on proposal writing was organized at Cambodianna Hotel with the participation of 60 participants from around 30 local NGOs. I myself have also attended the training with Mr. Sim Sameun, director of FNP-CEDAC. The topics of the training was focused on:

-what is the project?
-project cycle management
-project idea and project design
-logical framework
-guideline of EC proposal writing

Usually, i have learned more about how to design a project, epecially to learn about the logical framework. I think that the lessons is well prepared and it is useful. Relating to my impression, i think that unless we have practiced it so that we actually can boost the skill and capacity of writing proposal. If we don't practice it, we will still not be able to do that effectively.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Mission to Svay Rieng

From 29-31 October 2008, I went to Svay Rieng to join the workshop with IOM project in Khset communes, Kompong Ror district. It was good time to see and listen the presentation in the workshop.

During that time, i also discuss with Mr. Chhim Veasna about new project RIU and financial report of this project.