Training of Experts in Project Design, Direction and Management (Bolivia)

This project is aimed at improving teachers and staff members as experts in formulating and designing projects of cooperation, highly trained to respond to the new and growing needs demanded by the international cooperation agencies of having as local counterpart staff qualified and able to manage a project.

The participants, more than 30 teachers and officials, received expert talks on issues of cooperation and projects, creating a community of interest and international cooperation practices.

The project in Bolivia provided on a short-term with an important group of experts to formulate, direct and manage projects of international cooperation trained to deal with a solid knowledge and with proven tools and applied by them all the activities of the formulation, direction and management of a cooperation project. There were also projects created by the participants themselves. These professionals and their projects help in every way the development and economic growth by making more solid and stronger the planning, as well as more reliable and professional the management of any cooperation project in the face of the beneficiary community and donor and cooperation agents.

FUNIBER participated at the local level in Cochabamba (Bolivia) with various actions to support the project manager (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya) in terms of:

(i) advise in knowledge and technology, and social capital in the creation, design, management, implementation and closure of the project;
(ii) The country's knowledge and expertise in online training and online studies;
(iii) face-to-face teaching in designing development projects and economic growth of the city and its surroundings; and,
(iv) virtual spaces of cooperative and collaborative work in order to facilitate the construction of a community of practice oriented to the generation of cooperation projects.

The project was carried out with the PCI aid granted by the Spanish Agency for International Cooperation (AECI of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Spain).