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Combating Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region

Combating Human Trafficking in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region

Category: Completion Reports
Year: 2006

Written by Mekong Institute

This report evaluates the third learning course "Combating Human Trafficking for the Greater Mekong Sub-Region". This course was organized by Coordinated Mekong Ministerial Initiative against Trafficking (COMMIT) Secretariat United Nations Inter-Agency Project (UNIAP). Mekong Institute (MI) hosted this course from 22 to 30 May 2006.

Twenty-four government officials and five UNIAPDeputy National Project Coordinators from the six Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries attended the course. Participants hold a mixture of middle level to senior level positions from a wide variety of government ministries, agencies and state organizations concerned with anti-trafficking. Of all the participants, 38% are women.

Combating Human Trafficking in the Greater mekong Sub-Region was an eight-day intensive learning program designed to equip participants with the knowledge, understanding and skills to influence and enhance policy and practice fro anti-human trafficking in the GMS. It emphasised prevention, prosecution, protection and policy through cooperative responses by all GMS countries. This not only exposed participants to emerging trends and complexities of human trafficking issues; it further fostered development of a network of GMS professionals committed to combating human trafficking.

Participants developed neccessary knowledge and skills through a wide range of course activities and learning methods. Course activities included presentations by facilitators, class discussions, group work, and course related social activities. These learning activities received very good ratings from participants. According to the MIquestionnaires participants felt they attained the new knowledge and skills offered, learning materials and content were excellent, and they made many new friendships and professional contacts.

Five programme resource presons assisted participants with knowledge and skill development and professional network formation. Participants confirmed that the resource persons are qualified, experienced facilitators who were able to explain difficult content in clear and understandable terms. According to the questionnaires, participants felt resource persons were excellent in helping them acquire module content.

This evaluation also reports on MI support services. In general, participants and resource persons found MI to be a clean, well-run facility with dedicated, friendly staff.

The report concludes, based on the above findings, that the learning programme was successful. Finally, the course participants, facilitators and MIsupport staff provided valuable recommendations on curriculum, learning activities and methods for future course offerings. These recommendations are summarised in Section 5 of this report.


Professional Development Series 2006/2007 Learning Program Evaluation

Professional Development Series 2006/2007 Learning Program Evaluation

Category: Completion Reports
Year: 2006

Written by Mekong Institute

This report evaluates the learning program of the MI Professional Development Series 2006/2007 entitled "Leadership for Competitive Enterprises" organized during September 11 to October 6,2006. MI designed, developed and delivered this course based on the priority learning needs of GMS government agencies. MI designed, developed and delivered this course based on the priority learning needs of GMS government agencies. There were twelve government officials from the GMS countries who attended the course. Participants came from a mix of junior and middle level positions from a wide variety of ministries, agencies and state-owned enterprises. Of all the participants, 25% are women. All twelve successfully completed their learning programs.

Eight resource persons facilitated the five topics while the speakers hosted the field research visits over the four weeks of the programs. Overall, participants felt the resource persons were well selected and attained their teaching objectives.

According to the MI formal questionnaires and informal feedback sessions and country-group discussions, participants felt that all course content was overall quite good. (See Appendix A and B) The program included a wide range of learning and social activities. Participants felt that the main learning activities, including lectures, class discussions, presentations and group work were also good. Participants especially enjoyed field research visits and study tours and consistently commented that these must be increased. They further felt that the social activities such as weekend trip were very good. Participants especially enjoyed field research visits and study tours and consistently commented that these must be increased. They further felt that the socal activites such as weekend trip were very good. Participants found M to be a clean, well-run facility, with dedicated, freindl staffs and excellent IT related services.

Outcomes of the programs included knowledge and skills gained by the participants for professional development. Participants further developed professional skills, such as presentation, Internet research, public speaking, and English communication. They felt that they attained the new knowledge and professional skills presented in the curriculum. Further, they made many new friend, professional contacts and fully attained the "Greater Mekong Spirit".

This report concludes, based on the above feedback, that the learning programs were successful. Finally, recommendations for further program improvements are provided in Section 5 of this report.


Professional Development Series 2005/2006 Learning Program Evaluation

Professional Development Series 2005/2006 Learning Program Evaluation

Category: Completion Reports
Year: 2006

Written by Mekong Institute

This report evaluates learning programs in the MI Professional Development Series 205/206: "Leadership for Public Sector Reform" held during 6-31 March 2006. MI designed, developed and delivered this course based on priority learning needs of GMS government agencies.

Fourteen government officials from the five GMS countries attended the course. Participants come from a mix of junior, middle and senior level positions from a wide variety of ministries and agencies of which female and male participants took part in an equal manner. Of all the participants, 21% are women and all fourteen successfully completed their learning programs.

Thirteen resource persons facilitated the learning sessions, guest presentations and field research visits over the four weeks of the learning programs. Participants confirmed that the resource persons are qualified, experienced people who were able to explain difficult content in clear and simple terms. Overall, participants felt resource persons were good or excellent and attained their teaching objectives.

Curriculum was divided into topics under the four stages of the change process. According to the MI questionnaires and country-group discussions, participants felt that all course content was overall quite good. Program activities included a wide range of learning and social activities. Participants felt that the main learning activities, including lectures, class discussions, presentations and group work were also good. Participants especially enjoyed field research visits and study tours and consistently commented that these must be increased. They further felt that the social activities were very good. Participants found MI to be a clean, well-run facility with dedicated, friendly staffs and very good IT and library services.

Most participants found the duration of the program is about the right length. Outcomes of the programs include knowledge and skills gained for professional development. Participants further developed professional skills, such as presentation, Internet research, and using English in the international setting. Participantsfelt they attained the new knowledge and professional skills presented in the curriculum.

This report concludes, based on the above feedback, that the learning programs were successful. Finally, recommendations for future program improvement are provided in Section 5 of this report.


Professional Development Series 2006/2007 Learning Programme Evaluation

Professional Development Series 2006/2007 Learning Programme Evaluation

Category: Completion Reports
Year: 2006

Written by Mekong Institute

This report evaluates a learning programme within the MI professional Development Series 2006/207: "Project management" from 20 November to 15 December 2006. MI designed, developed and delivered this course based on priority learning needs of GMS government agencies (as put forth during the MI Annual meeting in 2005).

Sixteen government officials from the six GMS countries attended the course. participants come from a mix of junior, middle and senior level positions from a wide variety of ministries, agencies and state-owned enterprises. Of participants, 37% are women. All successfully completed the learning programme.

Five resource persons, the MI Program Manager and Program Administrator facilitated the learning sessions, guest presentations and field research visits over the four weeks of the learning programmes. Participants confirmed that the resource persons are qualified, experienced people who were able to explain difficult content in clear and simple terms Overall, participants felt resource persons were qualified and helped them to attain the curriculum objectives.

The curriculum was divided into four topics. According to the MI questionnaires and written and verbal feedback, participants felt that all course content was satisfactory. Program activities included a wide range of learning and social activities. Participants felt that the main learning activities, including lectures, class discussions, presentations and group-work were useful. Participants especially enjoyed field research visits and study tours. They further felt that the social activities were instrumental in developing professional contacts and GMS friendship. Participants found MI to be a clean, well-run facility with dedicated, friendly staff and adequate IT and library services.

Outcomes of the program include knowledge and skills gained for professional development. Participants further developed professional skills, such as data and case analysis, presentation, Internet research, and professional networking. participants felt they attained the new knowledge and professional skills presented in the curriculum.

The course>>Project ManagementProject Management for Infrastructure Dev elopement but focused on project management skills only, rther than putting emphasis on infrastructure projects. The curriculum concentrated on development projects funded by or conducted with international and/or development organizations' financial support. Based on the feedback received by participants, resource persons and MI staff, the report concludes that the learning programmes were successful albeit leaving room for further improvements in the curriculum. Finally, recommendations for future programme improvement are provided in Secton 5 of this report.
-Adapt contents and pace of learning actiiites to language abilities and knowledge leel of the participants. This requires flexibility in the curriculum to accommodate different composition of groups each time.
-Provide separate English language instruction.
-Include more best practices and case studies of successful and failed projects.
-Avoid redundancies and multiple approaches to each of the methods and techniques presented to avoid confusion among the participants.


Mekong Connection 2006 Jan-Mar

Mekong Connection 2006 Jan-Mar

Category: Mekong Connection
Year: 2006
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Mekong Connection 2006 Jul-Sep

Mekong Connection 2006 Jul-Sep

Category: Mekong Connection
Year: 2006
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Mekong Connection 2006 Oct-Dec

Mekong Connection 2006 Oct-Dec

Category: Mekong Connection
Year: 2006
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Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency & The Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific

Thailand International Development Cooperation Agency & The Colombo Plan for Cooperative Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific

Category: Completion Reports
Year: 2005

Written by Mekong Institute

This report evaluates the learning programme "Poverty Reduction". Mekong Institute conducted this course from 4 June to 29 June 2005 with generous support and cooperation by Thailand International Development and Cooperation Agency, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Colombo Plan for Cooperatve Economic and Social Development in Asia and the Pacific.

Twenty-three government officials attended the course from seventeen countries (Appendix F). Participants hold a mixture of middle to senior level positions from a wide varety of development related ministeries, agencies and state-owned enterprises. Of the participants, 35% are women.

Three presenters, four guest speakers, two field research facilitators and MI coaches assisted participants with knowledge and skill development and professional network formation. Participants confirmed that the resource persons are qualified, experienced people who were able to explain difficult content in clear and simple therms. Overall, participants felt resource persons were excellent or good and attained their teaching objectives.

Curriculum was divided into four topic modules. According to the MIquestionnaires and focus-group discussions, participants felt that the course content was useful for their professional development.

Course activities included a wide range of learning and social activities. Participants felt that the main learning activities, including professional skill development, were either excellent or good. They further felt that the additional learning activities were good and social activities were excellent. Participants also found MI to be a clean, well-run facility with dedicated, friendly staff and excellent ITand library sevices.

The majority of participants found the four week duration of the programme just right, although thirty five percent indicate the duration was too short.

Outcomes of the programme include knowledge and skills gained for poverty reduction projects. Participants further developed professional skills, such as data and case analysis, presentation, Internet research, and professional networking. Participants felt they fully attainedor attained the new knowledge and professional skills presented in the curriculum. Further, they made many new friendships and professional contacts. Overall, participants reported high satisfaction with the learning programme.

This report concludes, based on the above feedback, that the learning programme was very successful. Finally, Section 5 of this report provides recommendations for future porgramme improvement.


Professonal Development Series 2005 Learning Programme Evaluation

Professonal Development Series 2005 Learning Programme Evaluation

Category: Completion Reports
Year: 2005


Professional Development Series 2005 Learning Programme Evaluation

Professional Development Series 2005 Learning Programme Evaluation

Category: Completion Reports
Year: 2005

Written by Mekong Institute

Rural Development and Project Management for Infrastructure Development Series 2005: "Rural Development" and "Project Management for Infrastructure Development". MI designed, developed and delivered these courses from 25 April to 1 July 2005 based on priority learning needs of GMS government agencies.

Forty government officials from the six GMS countries attended the two courses. Participants hold a mixture of middle to senior level position from a wide variety of ministries, agencies and state-owned enterprises. Of participants,20% are women. All forty successfully completed their learning programs.

Nineteen resource persons facilitated learning sessions, guest presentations and field research visits over the fourteen weeks of the two learning programs. Participants confirmed that the resource persons are qualified, experienced people who were able to explain difficult content in clear and simple terms. Overall, participants felt resource persons were good or excellent and attained their teaching objectives.

Curriculum was divided into either module or topic segments. According to the MI questionnaires and country-group discussions, participants felt that all course content was either excellent or good. Participants also found integration of crosscutting issues (gender, environment, poverty, governance and regional cooperation) was excellent.

Program activities included a wide range of learning and social activities. Participants felt that the main learning activities, including professional skill development, were either excellent or good. They further felt that te additonal learning activities were very good and social activities were excellent. Partcipants also found MI to be a clean, well-run facility with dedicated, friendly staffs and very good IT and library services.

Many participants in the Rural Development course found the duration of the program too short due to the amount of materials and speed of lessons. They felt that six-weeks might be more appropriate.

Outcomes of the programs include knowledge and skills gained for professional development. Participants further developed professional skills, such as data and case analysis, presentation, Internet research, and professional networking. Participants felt they fully attained or attained the new knowledge and professional skills presented in the curriculum. Further, they made many new friendships and professional contacts.

This report concludes, based on the above feedback,that the learning programs were quite successful. Finally, recommendations for future program improvement are provided in Section 5 of this report.