Project Sustainability, Closure, and Impact Evaluation Training

Program Date

18 Nov 22 Nov 2024

Program Location

Yokohama, Japan

Program Venue

Hyatt Regency Yokohama

Registration & Payment Deadline

30 Sep 2024

Program Introduction

Sustainability is a fundamental competence of any effective project. It balances different and oftentimes conflicting interests from environmental concerns and societal challenges to financial soundness and affordability. It is particularly important that sustainability underlies every step in the project lifecycle. Sustainability analysis shall be integrated into project design to determine its relevancy, viability, and adaptability. As the project nears its end, the exit strategy must be developed with sustainability in mind to ensure the desired impact and justify the effectiveness of the investment.

Although project sustainability management has been gaining ground for nearly every type of organization, it remains a challenge from the perspective of facilitation and implementation. One of the key reasons why this happens is the lack of skilled and capable project professionals that can plan and execute adaptable, scalable, and extensive projects. This training program addresses the stated gap in the knowledge and skills covering core thematic areas of project sustainability and impact evaluation. It also works on targeted competencies and skills to help transition passive knowledge into successful practical applications in real-life projects.

Target Audience

Project Sustainability, Closure, and Impact Evaluation Training in Yokohama, Japan is aimed at:

  • Project planners and analysts
  • Project and Program managers and coordinators
  • M&E professionals
  • Specialists working on project impact evaluations
  • Professionals at strategic and planning levels

Program Objectives

Upon the successful completion of this training program, its attendees shall be able to:

  • Appreciate the importance of project sustainability and comprehend its characteristics.
  • Analyze how project sustainability integrates into the project lifecycle
  • Plan for time and resources required for project closing and phase out; design a sustainable exit strategy
  • Understand how to embed sustainability in the project’s mission, vision, and values
  • Determine the sequence of the results chain and define the theory of change
  • Develop a system for data collection and use the data for sustainable project management
  • Perform project sustainability analysis and work around continuous quality improvement

Program Contents

First Day

  • A brief overview of key project concepts
  • Understanding project sustainability and its importance
  • Project Planning Process and Sustainability
  • Integrating Sustainability in the project lifecycle
  • Steps to Project Closure and phase-out
  • Planning for time and resources for project closure
  • Obligations after project closure
  • Supporting Project Legacy

Second Day

  • Characteristics of project sustainability
  • Project Sustainability Management (PSM)
  • Designing PSM plan
  • Sustainability in program mission, vision, and values
  • Stakeholder Identification
  • Results-focused project management
  • Adopting results framework

Third Day

  • Developing a system for data collection and analysis
  • Using data from improvement
  • Communicating results
  • Defining success and failure
  • Progress measurement and performance evaluation
  • Project Financial planning and analysis
  • Adaptation to changes

Fourth Day

Fifth Day

Full-Day Exposure Tour

The last day of the program will be dedicated to panel discussions and exposure visits to selected Risalat partner organizations. Based on the background of training delegates RCI team shall select a partner site and enable program participants to learn from a real-life example. Throughout the exposure, the delegates will have a chance to discuss the implementation of the selected project, it’s closing and phase-out, and perform sustainability analysis along with impact evaluation.

Program Methodology

Project Sustainability, Closure, and Impact Evaluation Training in Japan offers a well-blended mix of theoretical and practical activities. Contemporary adult learning techniques will be applied while delivering the sessions. The open presentation will be supported by group discussions, situational analysis, video examples, and case studies. The presenter will promote the participation of delegates and encourage an interactive learning process. At the end of the program, the exposure visit will be organized, so that the participants can observe the application of the theoretical material covered in real-time and share the experience of specialists working within the field.

Host Country Profile

Japan is a high-profile country when it comes to the promotion of development projects and programs in the Asian region. It actively contributes to the enhancement of biological diversity projects as well as programs concerned with global warming and marine environment conservation. State projects have sustainability embedded as one of the key requirements and commercial projects are expected to comply with sustainability regulations. Moreover, Japan supports other countries in the region with project capacity building and knowledge transfer.

Program Fee

Payment Options

Fee Covers

  • Visa Assistance (complimentary)

  • Participant Assessment

  • Airport Pickup

  • Accommodation

  • Wi-Fi

  • Welcome Dinner

  • Breakfast

  • Workshop Kit

  • Program Materials

  • Program Experts

  • Practical Activities

  • Lunch

  • Refreshments

  • Interactive workshop

  • City Map & Direction

  • Risalat T-shirt (complimentary)

  • Field Visit

  • Program Certificate

  • Entertaining Tour

  • Program Report