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PM4NGOs Launches the 2017 Alan Harpham Award.

The Alan Harpham Award honors and recognizes an individual with distinguished actions in promoting the professionalization of project management in the international development and humanitarian sectors.

The selected winner demonstrates not only leadership in advocating for project management professionalization within the sector but also in making it available to those who are most in need and to a range of stakeholders in the sector such as community-based organizations or local NGOs.

The award is named in honor of Alan Harpham, former Board Member of PM4NGOs and Chairman of APMG, and a global citizen dedicated to making this sector and community a better place.

Becoming a nominee

People can subscribe or nominee other person who is committed to advancing project management best practices through PM4NGOs tools, such as PMD Pro. The candidate must fulfil one or more than one of the following criteria:

  1. Innovation: How has the candidate demonstrated creativity and innovation in the successful implementation of PMD Pro tools and principles? The innovation must be a direct consequence of or based on PMD Pro application.
  2. Impact: What are some qualitative and/or quantitative measures of the impact of the candidate’s work in project management for development and/or humanitarian sector through PMD Pro  
  3. Promoting Access: Giving the opportunity to professionals to access the methodology. How is the candidate’s actions focused on promoting the access to PMD Pro to a range of stakeholders in the sector such as community based
    organizations or local NGOs?

What the recipients recieve

The Alan Harpham Award recipient will receive a certificate recognizing the awardee , a lifetime honorary membership to PM4NGOs community and recognition and publication of his or her work on the PM4NGOs social network. The nominations and candidacy will be accepted until October 31st and the Award Announcement will happen at December 5th! Check out the eligibility, criteria and details of the award process.

2016 Alan Harpham Award

Mazen Housseiny , Head of Programs at Syria Relief , is the 2016 Alan Harpham Award. He has worked with a number of Syrian capacity-building NGOs to conduct the PMD Pro training to a variety of aid workers not only based in Turkey but also for those that are working on the Northern side of Syria.

Many of those training sessions were free of charge to support the CBOs that have limited funding to send their staff to such training. His work has targeted the aid workers that are working in the besieged areas in Syria (e.g. Rural Damascus, North of Homs and Aleppo) through webinar and Skype sessions.

Those trainings have encouraged other Syrian capacity-building NGOs to establish training centers inside Syria and to increase the efforts that they are doing there compared with the same that are done in Turkey.


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