Chamada para ação em imediata priorização do desenvolvimento profissional para aceleração da resposta global ao COVID-19 – Press Release

Chamada para ação em imediata priorização do desenvolvimento profissional para aceleração da resposta global ao COVID-19 – Press Release

COVID-19

A magnitude da crise COVID-19 é algo que nosso setor nunca enfrentou antes. O sucesso da resposta depende de uma ação coletiva de todos e esforços unificados visando antigas deficiências e exclusões em todo o setor.
O PM4NGOs e seus parceiros são profissionais dos setores de desenvolvimento e humanitário de
todo o mundo. Temos testemunhado, em primeira mão, o impacto que o desenvolvimento profissional pode causar, especialmente no gerenciamento de projetos. Agora mais do que em qualquer outro momento, nós acreditamos que é imperativo que atores locais e nacionais tenham acesso à desenvolvimento profissional no tempo correto, de forma direcionada, e com credibilidade, para ajuda-los a navegar o contexto do COVID-19 e entregar assistência com qualidade para suas comunidades, de forma segura. Estamos convidando organizações em todo o setor a participar do nosso chamado para ação.
Através do endosso à esta carta, nós reconhecemos e damos suporte à priorização de investimentos em desenvolvimento profissional para atores locais, para acelerar a resposta global ao COVID-19.
Acreditamos firmemente que uma eficaz e coordenada resposta só pode ser alcançada quando
atores locais e nacionais tiverem o conhecimento, habilidades, ferramentas, e flexibilidade para melhor servir suas comunidades.
Convidamos organizações para participar desta carta aberta ao setor porque, coletivamente, teremos melhor capacidade de promover e influenciar uma mudança neste contexto. Todas as organizações e parceiros que endossarem esta carta serão listadas (nome da organização, em ordem alfabética) no nosso website, em um comunicado à imprensa, em comunicação com parceiros, e em nossa mídia social. Esta carta será compartilhada com parceiros e o público em geral para gerar diálogo e discussão sobre este tema e problema.

Share this page:
Call to action for the immediate prioritization of professional development to accelerate the global COVID-19 response – Press Release

Call to action for the immediate prioritization of professional development to accelerate the global COVID-19 response – Press Release

COVID-19

The magnitude of the Covid-19 crisis is like nothing our sector has faced before. The success of the response relies on the collective action of the whole and united effort to address long standing
deficiencies and exclusions across the sector.

PM4NGOs and our partners are development and humanitarian practitioners from across the world.
We have witnessed, first-hand, the impact professional development can have, especially in project management. Now more than ever we believe it is imperative that local and national actors can
access timely, targeted, and credible professional development to help them navigate the Covid-19
context to deliver quality assistance to their communities safely.

We are asking organizations from across the sector to join us in a call to action. By endorsing this
letter, we are acknowledging and supporting the prioritization of investment in professional
development for local actors to accelerate the global COVID-19 response. It is our firm belief that an
effective and coordinated response can only be achieved when local and national actors have the
knowledge, skills, tools, and flexibility to be able to better serve their communities.

We are inviting organizations to join us in this open letter because collectively, we are better able to
advocate for and influence change around this issue. All organizations and stakeholders who
endorse this letter will be listed (in name, listed alphabetically) on our website, in a press release, in
communication with stakeholders, and on social media. This letter will be shared with stakeholders
and the general public to generate dialogue and discussion around these issues.

I would like to ask you to invite the local actors and other organizations that you have access to
endorse our letter.

Share this page:
PM4NGOs support to unemployed (and furloughed) workers and students

PM4NGOs support to unemployed (and furloughed) workers and students

COVID-19, Project DPro Certification

Many professionals are struggling with a reduction of their income, temporarily or permanently as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. Students also wonder how they will be able to find an internships or jobs in a world of reduced opportunities and social/work contact.

As part of PM4NGOs Covid-19 response, we will be offering unemployed (and furloughed) workers reduced exam fees during the month of June for the Project DPro exam. Unemployed workers will pay USD 22 for their exams and USD 5 for the online invigilation, regardless of their country.

Students already pay USD 22 for exams, however during the month of June,PM4NGOs will waive the USD 5 invigilation fee for students wishing to take the certification exam 

This reduced fee and invigilation waiver is applicable for individual candidates who are able to provide an evidence of their status as a student or as a temporarily or permanently unemployment.

Project DPro and Program DPro guides remain free of costs to download at the PM4NGOs website.

Share this page:
Project Risk Identification and Management Post-Covid-19

Project Risk Identification and Management Post-Covid-19

COVID-19, Project DPro, Project DPro, Project Management

This is the third in a series of articles looking at the effects of Covid-19 on project management in the development and humanitarian sectors. For the second article in the series, visit:

Schedule and Time Management Post-Covid-19

Identification and management of risk is intrinsic and non-negotiable in project management, and certainly one area that will be irrevocably changed by the current health crisis. I believe we will change not the way in which risk is identified and assessed, but rather our relationship with risk.

Continue reading
Share this page:
Schedule and Time Management Post-Covid-19

Schedule and Time Management Post-Covid-19

COVID-19, Development Sector, Project DPro, Project DPro

This is the second in a series of articles looking at the effects of Covid-19 on project management in the development and humanitarian sectors. For the first article in the series, visit:

https://www.pmdpro.plus/a-post-covid-19-world-and-alternative-development-with-project-dpro/

How will our experience of coronavirus affect our approach to managing the time element of projects in future?

Continue reading
Share this page:
A Post-COVID-19 World and Alternative Development with Project DPro

A Post-COVID-19 World and Alternative Development with Project DPro

COVID-19, Development Sector, Project DPro, Project DPro

When we finally emerge from the current health crisis, it will be to a World indelibly marked by the events of 2020. 

The extent of human and economic loss exacted by coronavirus is not yet clear. What we do know is that life will go on and dedicated professionals will continue their work in the humanitarian sectors. But even before current events unfolded, calls for radical change were becoming ever louder as irreversible climate change becomes more imminent. 

I expect this trend to be magnified by the Covid-19 crisis. More people will consider alternatives to mainstream development that focus on culture and wellbeing rather than production based on economic growth. Concepts such as Buen Vivir, Ubuntu, and Degrowth may well become more popular.       

What does this mean for the Project DPro practitioner? Alternative development projects are people-centered and participatory, working on social and cultural issues at grassroots level. Inevitably then, for alternative development projects local knowledge and needs analysis will be more in-depth and complex.  

Continue reading
Share this page: