Let’s Help Them to Help Themselves –
through Project Management
Esther Cobos, Branch Director, PMI – Northern Italy Chapte...
How it all started…
“It all started in 2004 when I received a letter
from a small NGO in Kalemie, Democratic
Republic of C...
How It All Started…
“This will be a great opportunity to apply
the passion and professionalism of our PM
community for soc...
2 Non-Profit Associations  1 Common Goal
Two non-profit associations, experts in rural development and project
managers, ...
The Program’s Main Donor
A sustainability model for Schools in Congo
Projects to improve childhood conditions
in one of the poorest countries in the world
and to teach children the concepts o...
“Give a fish to a man and you will feed
him for a day.
Teach him how to fish and you will feed
him for his whole life”.
An...
Specific Program Objectives
1. To create income-generating activities like
school gardens and apiaries.
2. To promote free...
High-Level Work Breakdown Structure
KUBUNINA

Income-generating
Activities

Schools Project

Libraries Project

Horticultu...
Kubunina – Income-Generating Activities

More than 300 parents involved in the 6 School Gardens in Congo
Kubunina – Libraries Project
PMI
FranceSud
er

PMI
Northern
Italy

PMI
Belgium

A Book Drive campaign, several PMI chapter...
Kubunina – Schools Project
A Program for
Schools in Congo

Schools Project

Income-generating
Activities

Libraries Projec...
Kubunina – Schools Project in Italy

Sister School Program – Children and youth in Italy using the
PM Kit “Projects from t...
Kubunina – Schools Project in Congo

Children in Congo using the PM Kit “Projects from the Future”.
Translated in Swahili ...
Kubunina – PM Training in Congo
Kubunina – PM Training in Congo
Kubunina – Best Practices
A Participatory Approach

The best way to ensure ownership and commitment from the
communities i...
Kubunina – Best Practices
PM Methods and Tools used
throughout the Whole Program Lifecycle
For example
Work Breakdown Stru...
Kubunina – Best Practices
The Creation of a Sustainable Model
Kubunina – Best Practices
Project Management as a Universal Language

Italy

Congo
Kubunina – Best Practices
The Intersection of Competencies and Experiences

Promotes creative
thinking and
problem solving...
Use
the power of our profession to
make good things happen
www.kubunina.org
Questions?
Intelligence – Integrity – Innovation
We invite you to take a closer look at what we can accomplish together.
Please visit...
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Let's Help Them to Help Themselves Through Project Management

  1. 1. Let’s Help Them to Help Themselves – through Project Management Esther Cobos, Branch Director, PMI – Northern Italy Chapter ©2013 International Institute for Learning, Inc., All rights reserved.
  2. 2. How it all started… “It all started in 2004 when I received a letter from a small NGO in Kalemie, Democratic Republic of Congo. They asked for help in the face of a very serious situation…” Andrea Dominici Veterinarian with AVEC-PVS association
  3. 3. How It All Started… “This will be a great opportunity to apply the passion and professionalism of our PM community for social good“. Walter Ginevri President Project Management Institute – Northern Italy Chapter Walter Ginevri, Esther Cobos
  4. 4. 2 Non-Profit Associations  1 Common Goal Two non-profit associations, experts in rural development and project managers, met to create a humanitarian program.
  5. 5. The Program’s Main Donor
  6. 6. A sustainability model for Schools in Congo
  7. 7. Projects to improve childhood conditions in one of the poorest countries in the world and to teach children the concepts of solidarity and respect for others. All of this through Project Management, both in Congo and in Italy.
  8. 8. “Give a fish to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to fish and you will feed him for his whole life”. Ancient Chinese proverb
  9. 9. Specific Program Objectives 1. To create income-generating activities like school gardens and apiaries. 2. To promote free access to culture – thanks to the creation of two libraries. 3. To teach children and youth project management tools in the schools of Congo and Italy.
  10. 10. High-Level Work Breakdown Structure KUBUNINA Income-generating Activities Schools Project Libraries Project Horticulture “Project From the Future” PM KIT Apiculture and Honey Production Sister School Activities Fruit Juices and Preserves Communication and Promotion Book Drives Campaign Web Site Creation & Updates Construction of Two Libraries Fundraising Activities Activation of Two Internet Points Video Production
  11. 11. Kubunina – Income-Generating Activities More than 300 parents involved in the 6 School Gardens in Congo
  12. 12. Kubunina – Libraries Project PMI FranceSud er PMI Northern Italy PMI Belgium A Book Drive campaign, several PMI chapters, 5000 books collected
  13. 13. Kubunina – Schools Project A Program for Schools in Congo Schools Project Income-generating Activities Libraries Project Communication and Promotion “Project from the Future” PM KIT In Congo In Italy Sister School Activities 7 Schools 22 Classes 7 Schools 22 Classes Main beneficiaries  More than 1500 children and youth
  14. 14. Kubunina – Schools Project in Italy Sister School Program – Children and youth in Italy using the PM Kit “Projects from the Future”
  15. 15. Kubunina – Schools Project in Congo Children in Congo using the PM Kit “Projects from the Future”. Translated in Swahili language.
  16. 16. Kubunina – PM Training in Congo
  17. 17. Kubunina – PM Training in Congo
  18. 18. Kubunina – Best Practices A Participatory Approach The best way to ensure ownership and commitment from the communities involved
  19. 19. Kubunina – Best Practices PM Methods and Tools used throughout the Whole Program Lifecycle For example Work Breakdown Structure Gantt Chart Risk Analysis Meetings management Teambuilding activities…
  20. 20. Kubunina – Best Practices The Creation of a Sustainable Model
  21. 21. Kubunina – Best Practices Project Management as a Universal Language Italy Congo
  22. 22. Kubunina – Best Practices The Intersection of Competencies and Experiences Promotes creative thinking and problem solving Kubunina Italian team on a residential weekend
  23. 23. Use the power of our profession to make good things happen
  24. 24. www.kubunina.org
  25. 25. Questions?
  26. 26. Intelligence – Integrity – Innovation We invite you to take a closer look at what we can accomplish together. Please visit iil.com or contact learning@iil.com to learn more about our training, consulting, coaching, customized courses and other pathways for professional development. Connect with Us: facebook.com/IIL.Inc @IILGlobal bit.ly/IILlinkedin ©2013 International Institute for Learning, Inc., All rights reserved. bit.ly/IILgoogle youtube.com/IILGlobal allpm.com

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