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PM4NGOs – improving skills on development projects

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When I met Jeanne in a small café in Hackney, I was immediately thrown off balance. I had expected beads and hippy braids; I was met instead by a small, neat woman, formidable in her efficiency as she secured us a table by the window.

Jeanne is freelance project management consultant, currently working for an NGO based in Ethiopia. Her work has taken her from Russia to Sri Lanka, and from Mexico to Uganda. At the moment she is helping with a series of projects to provide school materials across a wider range of rural areas. In her ‘spare time’ (and only somebody like Jeanne would have spare time on top of everything else that she does) she volunteers her time as a project management trainer, helping local NGOs to develop strategies for dealing with the particularly challenges of managing projects successfully in the aid sector.

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Welcome to PM4NGOs. We’re dedicated to advancement in the Project Management skills of individuals and organizations working in the development sector throughout the world. Our aim is to reach not just donor organizations and NGOs, but individuals on the ground who are making the difference, often against the odds and with minimal resources.

Development projects, large and small, depend on effective project management to gain maximum value from every penny donated by individuals and donor organizations. If you’re a project manager working on those projects, our mission is to help you do a more worthwhile, satisfying job. If you’re a donor organization or NGO working in the field, our mission is to help you get the most from the project management professionals working on your projects. Our PMD Pro series of contextualised project management certifications provide a proven route to greater competence.

With trainings being conducted all over the world, and over 10,000 people having already taken our exams, we know we’re making a difference.