Projects constitute important elements of organizational activities and development goals. Unfortunately, many projects fail due to poor project identification, planning, appraisal, design and implementation. The workshop provides a means to screen projects, guide investment decisions and implementation as well as provide participants with necessary skills and competences required in project and investment planning that are likely to affect the success or otherwise of projects.
At the end of this workshop, participants will be able to:
- Understand key issues in project and investment planning
- Analyse the socio-political and economic environment that can impact projects
- Examine vital elements of project feasibility studies, i.e market, technical, management and financial analysis
- Apply relevant financial ratios in evaluating projects
- Write feasibility reports.
- Overview of project and investment planning
- Project cycle
- Business opportunity guidance and venture idea generation project and investment planning: principles, tools and techniques
- Marketing analysis
- Technical analysis
- Management analysis
- Financial analysis
- Preparation and presentation of investment plan
- Field work
- Computer packages in project and investment planning and analysis.
Entrepreneurs, project analysts, loan and advances officers, agricultural lending officers, investment analysts, and industrial extension officers from federal and state ministries of agriculture, commerce, industries, and cooperatives.
Lectures, role-play, discussions and exercises, audio-visual aids will be used to reinforce these teaching/learning methods.