Results Based Management Course in Western Zambia
Over three days this November, 22 Edmund Rice Mission personnel from the Western Cluster project and the St. Paul’s Skills Training Centre came together for a Result Based Management (RBM) Review Workshop in the Western Province of Zambia. This was a refresher course building on the knowledge gained at their first RBM course in Zambia in July 2019.
Lontia Chinkubala, Reuben Chongo and Clement Sindazi from the Africa Province Mission Office facilitated this workshop. It gave participants an opportunity to discuss and share their experiences in applying RBM practices to their project work. Through group work and case studies, the participants noted the benefits and difficulties experienced in working with RBM and proposed strategies to address the challenges they have encountered with implementation. The participants shared challenges in operationalising the RBM approach, such as partnering with stakeholders who are unfamiliar with RBM. Martin Silutongwe, the Western Cluster project manager, and Marie Kalumbi, the St. Paul’s Training Centre project manager, presented the group with two case studies, which allowed the participants to work through the practical application of RBM principles.
‘The workshop provided us with useful information through learning, practicing and recognising RBM terminology, principles, objectives, analysis and results. This training has provided us with more insights that will continue to support us with improved RBM approaches and skills as we continue to engage with the people we work with.’
- Br. Fred Adero and Br. Boniface Sambou
Based on the learning assessments conducted by the facilitators, knowledge on RBM grew from 65% at the start of the workshop to 86% by the end of the workshop. We thank our private donors for funding part of this workshop, and look forward to seeing the continued strengthening of these skills in Edmund Rice Mission projects in 2021.