ZCWD holds in-house Project Dev’t Training PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 11 March 2015 18:21

The Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD), through its Corporate Planning Department and Human Resource Department, conducted a three-day Project Development Training held last March 4-6, 2015 at the Le Jardin, Marcian Garden Hotel, this city.

The said training was primarily aimed to enhance capabilities of ZCWD personnel along the area of project development and management specifically as to the formulation of project proposals envisioned to address particular issues/concerns/needs which are considered mission-critical in the operations of the organization.

Morning session of Day 1 was devoted to the lectures presented by Engr. MarlitoCabadsan of the National Economic and Development Authority Regional Office VII (NEDA – RO VII) on the Overview of Development Planning Process and Investment Programming as well as a workshop session by group on Problem Tree Analysis.

The workshop session on problem tree analysis was especially helpful in culling and cascading out the organizational concerns and issues faced by the water district.

Meanwhile, the afternoon session of Day 1 was packed with the group presentation on problem tree analysis as well as another group workshop on Objective Tree Analysis.  There were also lectures on Project Definition and Identification, Alternative Analysis,Market Analysisand Technical Analysisaspect of a project proposal.

Participants were then kept informed as to the basics and the strategies involved in conducting a market study as well as the consequent follow-up conduct of a technical analysis which shall determine the nature, size, and scope of a particular project, its project components as well as the attendant outputsin reference to the said market study.

Day 2 of the training was facilitated by Director Efren B. Carreonof NEDA – RO VII and dealt with the lecture presentation on the Formulation of the Project Proposal during the morning sessions.

Here, participants were made aware about the primary components of a project proposalwhich consists of the following: 1) executive summary, 2) situation description, 3) market study/analysis, 4) technical study /analysis, 5) financial study/ analysis, 6) economic analysis, 7) organization and management as well as the 8) attendant annexes to the document.

During the afternoon sessions, participants dabbled with exercises on computations for the weighted average cost of capital (WACC), net present value (NPV), benefit-cost ratio as well as the internal rate of return (IRR) which are important measurements in the viability of projects during the lecture on Financial Analysis.Afterwards, participants were also taught how to compute for sensitivity of IRR and NPV given a certain change in economic variables during the module on Sensitivity Analysis.

Dir. Carreon also facilitated the sessions for the third day of the training which mainly revolved on Project Organization and Management, Monitoring and Evaluation, Social Impact Analysis, Logical Framework, and the Overview on Public-Private Partnership.

Dir. Carreon stressed on the need for the conduct of monitoring and evaluation to regularly assess on the project’s progress and evaluate on the milestones achieved and the gaps in project implementation.