Course Content Summary:

Developing proposals - Role of ideology and perspectives, Fund raising. Characteristics of Projects.

The Project life cycle; Components of a project cycle - Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation;

Planning of programmes - Log Framework; Estimating time and costs - Developing budgets;

Factors influencing decision making;

Managing Risk - Identifying sources of risk; Risk analysis and assessment; Resource Scheduling: Scheduling problems, The Critical Chain Approach; Legal and administrative aspects of resource mobilization;

Assigning Project work; Managing Project Team; Managing Projects across organizations; Monitoring project performance; Project Audits and Project appraisal tools; Case studies to illustrate issues in Planning.Monitoring and Evaluation of projects in disaster management. Record keeping and writing project documents.

Conceptual understanding of social impact assessment; longitudinal analysis, local knowledge,

Participatory analysis, Conceptualizing social change and social impacts. Methodological

Approaches; Theory formation and application in social impact assessment, data analysis tools,

assessing gender impact, intergenerational impacts, geographical understanding of culture,

vulnerability and capacity measurement, assessment of people's value, valuing complex social


Introduction to environmental impact assessment, Appreciation of the role of EIA,

Setting terms of reference for an EIA, Understanding and evaluating results from EIA. Rapid

Assessments in post disaster context - techniques, methods, tools