PM4NGOS AND APMG ANNOUNCE THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2018 ALAN HARPHAM AWARD

PM4NGOS AND APMG ANNOUNCE THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2018 ALAN HARPHAM AWARD

Alan Harpham Award

The Alan Harpham Award honors and recognizes an individual with distinguished actions in promoting the professionalization of project management in the international development and humanitarian sectors. The selected winner demonstrates not only leadership in advocating for project management professionalization within the sector, but also in making it available to those who are most in need and to a range of stakeholders in the sector such as community based organizations or local NGOs. The award is named in honor of Alan Harpham, former Board Member of PM4NGOs and Chairman of APMG, and a global citizen dedicated to making this sector and community a better place.

PM4NGOs and APMG are delighted to announce that the recipient of the Alan Harpham Award in 2018 is Cristiano Moura, Social Development Project Manager at ChildFund Brasil. Inspired by the democratization of information and access to management tools provided by the PMD Pro Guide, Cristiano Moura developed a method to train the visually impaired in project management, specifically in the initial phase of the Project Life Cycle.

His method proposes that the visually impaired can design projects, improve management, attract resources and be recognized professionals of the social development sector, after all, now they can see how to make a good justification of their projects and design structured projects, taking into account the tools of Identification and Design of Design, as Tree of Problems, Tree of Objectives and mainly the Logical Framework.

Eyes of a visually impaired person are also in their hands, so the idea was to enable them to experience the tools through touch. There was a problem that in an expositive class would be extremely complicated to work with this audience. So, some questions guided the creation of this method, for example: “how to explain and make visually impaired that at the time of justifying the project we would have to use a problem tree?” “How could we make them understand that in roots, trunks and branches, we would have causes, central problem and effects?”. Click here to read more about Cristiano’s initiative and how the developed didactic resources contributed in the end to having a Logical Framework written in Braille.

We at PM4NGOs as well as the team of APMG International congratulate Cristiano Moura and wish him all the very best in the future to succeed in the field of Project and Program Management for NGOs.

About PM4NGOs
PM4NGOs is an international non-profit organization that seeks for an equitable and sustainable world where social investment achieves the greatest impact. PM4NGOs promotes excellence in the management of social investment projects and programmes through the creation and development of best practice guidance for development professionals, certification schemes for those working in the sector who will be proud to hold an internationally recognised qualification and a forum for communication and discussion about international development sector best practice. The PM4NGOs mission is to promote and sustain the professionalism of program and project management in the international development sector.
www.pm4ngos.org

About APMG
APMG International is a global accreditation body specialising in professional certifications to help individuals and business deliver best practice solutions. Our portfolio includes a host of industry recognised certifications; Certified Public-Private Partnerships Professional, Forest Garden Training Certification, Praxis Framework™ and Change Management. During the past 25 years APMG International has worked with over 550 Accredited Training Organizations and Scheme Owners across the globe. Over 2 million candidates from 100+ countries have taken an APMG exam in 21 languages. Our examinations are rigorous, challenging and consistent so that candidates can be proud of their achievement.
www.apmg-international.com

About Alan Harpham
As Chairman of the APM Group from 1997 to 2014 Alan worked tirelessly to build APMG’s international networks and reputation. Apart from his professional career, Alan was dedicated to serving his community. His portfolio of pro-bono activities included chairing the Ecumenical Partnership Initiatives Limited, where he also served as a volunteer chaplain to the East of England Ambulance Service. He was a director of the International Center for Spirit at Work; a board member of the Cranfield Management Association, and a Certified Management Consultant and Fellow of the Institute of Business Consultants. Alan was also a member of the Worshipful Company of Management Consultants and was a pro-bono mentor and consultant.

PM4NGOs and APMG announce the recipient of the 2017 Alan Harpham Award

PM4NGOs and APMG announce the recipient of the 2017 Alan Harpham Award

Alan Harpham Award

The Alan Harpham Award was created in 2015 to honor individuals who stand out in promoting project management professionalism in the development sector. The award is named in honor of Alan Harpham, former Board Member of PM4NGOs and Chairman of APMG, a global citizen dedicated to making this sector and community a better place. The Alan Harpham Award recipient should demonstrate commitment in advancing project management best practices through PMD Pro. All candidates must fulfil more than one of the criteria: innovation, impact, and promotion of access.

PM4NGOs and APMG are pleased to announce that the 2017 Alan Harpham Award recipient is Terver Kuegh, Project Management Specialist at Action Against Hunger Nigeria, an organization operating in Nigeria since 2010, Action Against Hunger is a leading organization in the fight against hunger in the North East, working to prevent and treat severe malnutrition and achieve nutrition security through an integrated, holistic, multi-sectoral approach.

Growing demand required that Action Against Hunger increase its staff and capacity to meet the needs, which also required a substantial amount of capacity building for the new team members. Terver Kuegh utilized an online methodology known as the PMD Pro Flex for the mass dissemination of PMD Pro knowledge and tools to team members. The methodology consists of interactive delivery methods such as: videos, e-learning modules, structure readings, and collaborative assignments for which participants earn points allowing them to progress through each level in the course.

Learning PMD Pro this way made it easy to update senior management on the progress of each participant. This increased the commitment of participants and fostered organizational buy-in.” Terver Kuegh

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How does PMD Pro helps Syrian crisis?

Alan Harpham Award, PMD Pro

Due to the existence of the most egregious humanitarian crises after the Second World War, many Syrians in Diaspora or inside the country have united their efforts to respond to the most vulnerable human beings that are affected by the Syrian War. A number of them have left their professions, universities and business to forum groups and gatherings to support in any mean that was available. As it is known, independent civil society organizations could not exist inside Syria for years and years ago due to several reasons; which resulted that those gatherings were close to charities than well-developed organizations. Those grass roots and diaspora organizations were operating with full passion to help the affected people without even the knowledge of the minimum humanitarian standards and systems in responding to such crises.

The humanitarian sector inside Syria has started with voluntary efforts by collecting second hand clothes and food items from their relatives, friends and neighbors to support the internally displaced people that were hosted in schools, public buildings and houses. The resources for such activities are so limited which made the volunteers to start conducting fund raising, and micro livelihood initiatives that provided additional money through the items that were sold for this noble objective. The entire world supported in somehow to such efforts by buying those products or donating even with small amounts to Syrian children and their families.

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PM4NGOs and APMG announce the recipient of the 2016 Alan Harpham Award

Alan Harpham Award, Development Sector, Leadership

The Alan Harpham Award honors and recognizes an individual with distinguished actions in promoting the professionalization of project management in the international development and humanitarian sectors. The selected winner demonstrates not only leadership in advocating for project management professionalization within the sector but also in making it available to those who are most in need and to a range of stakeholders in the sector such as community-based organizations or local NGOs. The award is named in honor of Alan Harpham, former Board Member of PM4NGOs and Chairman of APMG, and a global citizen dedicated to making this sector and community a better place.

PM4NGOs and APMG are delighted to announce that the recipient of the Alan Harpham Award in 2016 is Mazen Housseiny, Head of Programs at Syria Relief.

Alan would have appreciated the encouragement and affirmation this gives Mazen Housseiny, a worthy recipient who is doing some excellent work to support people living and working in extremely difficult circumstances. I wish him well in this creative venture”, says Revd Di Harpham (Alan’s wife).

Mazen has worked with a number of Syrian capacity-building NGOs to conduct the PMD Pro training to a variety of aid workers not only based in Turkey but also for those that are working on the Northern side of Syria. Many of those training sessions were free of charge to support the CBOs that have limited funding to send their staff to such training. His work has targeted the aid workers that are working in the besieged areas in Syria (e.g. Rural Damascus, North of Homs and Aleppo) through webinar and Skype sessions. Those trainings have encouraged other Syrian capacity-building NGOs to establish training centers inside Syria and to increase the efforts that they are doing there compared with the same that are done in Turkey.

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Alan Harpham Award 2016 open for nominations!

Alan Harpham Award

PM4NGOs invites you to nominate candidates for the Alan Harpham Award 2016. We are seeking nominations for individuals with distinguished actions in promoting the project management professionalization in the international development and humanitarian sectors by using PM4NGOs methodologies and tools, such as PMD Pro.

The selected winner will demonstrate not only leadership in advocating for project management professionalization. He or she will demonstrate innovation of PMD Pro tools application, impact on project management maturity, and promoting the access to those who are most in need and to a range of stakeholders in the sector such as community-based organizations or local NGOs.

The last date for submission of nominations is October 28, 2016.

Please visit the Award Page to read about Alan Harpham, understand the award criteria, and submit your nomination.

PM4NGOs and APMG announce the recipient of the 2015 Alan Harpham Award

Alan Harpham Award, NRP, PMD Pro, PMD Pro Certification, Project Management

The Alan Harpham Award honors and recognizes an individual with distinguished actions in promoting the professionalization of project management in the international development and humanitarian sectors. The selected winner demonstrates not only leadership in advocating for project management professionalization within the sector, but also in making it available to those who are most in need and to a range of stakeholders in the sector such as community based organizations or local NGOs. The award is named in honor of Alan Harpham, former Board Member of PM4NGOs and Chairman of APMG, and a global citizen dedicated to making this sector and community a better place.

PM4NGOs and APMG are delighted to announce that the recipient of the Alan Harpham Award in 2015 is Liziane Silva, cofounder of Ink.

Liziane is responsible for over bringing the PMD Pro methodology to over 1000 people through her company, Ink. Ink not only manages PMD Pro online and face to face training courses, but also supports organizations and co-manages complex projects. In addition, Ink delivers capacity building projects that includes PMD Pro and other methodologies for NGOs in three different locations in Brazil: Curitiba, Sorocaba and Mato Grosso.

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