Economic Dimension



Strengthening Proposal Writing Skills: Insights from a Recent Workshop

In the dynamic landscape of project development and implementation, effective proposal writing is a crucial skill for individuals working in both government and private sectors. A recent Proposal Writing Workshop, held at NIPSC Ajuy, Iloilo, not only provided valuable insights and practical guidance but also brought together a diverse group of 29 participants.

The workshop, facilitated by Mr. Johnny Cristobal, the discussant, and facilitator in Making Rationale, boasted an attendance of 16 Barangay Local Government Units (BLGUs), showcasing the commitment of local leaders to enhance their proposal writing skills. These participants, carefully selected from partner communities, represented a cross-section of community-driven development efforts.

Mr. Ramon Sucayan, MLGOO of Alimodian, addressed the 16 BLGU representatives, offering a comprehensive discussion on the intricacies of the proposal template tailored specifically for government agencies. His insights were invaluable for local officials seeking to navigate the complexities of government proposal writing.

Ms. Dinah G. Bohol, Vice President of SSDD, LBF, shared her expertise with three SSDD staff members and three speakers, providing a tailored perspective on proposal writing for private agencies. The presence of SSDD staff highlighted the commitment of the private sector to collaborate with local communities, fostering a holistic approach to project development.

The diverse participant composition included seven individuals from the SEA staff, underlining the importance of incorporating environmental and social considerations in project proposals. Their presence emphasized the need for proposals to align with sustainability goals and community well-being.

All 29 participants were selected Barangay Officials from partner communities, reinforcing the workshop’s focus on empowering local leaders with the skills necessary for successful project proposal development. The interactive nature of the workshop, featuring hands-on activities and discussions, allowed participants to apply newly acquired knowledge to real-world scenarios, ensuring practical relevance.

As the participants left the workshop armed with new knowledge, practical tips, and a network of like-minded professionals, the event served as a catalyst for improved proposal writing in the community. The expertise shared by Mr. Johnny Cristobal, Mr. Ramon Sucayan, and Ms. Dinah G. Bohol, combined with the diverse backgrounds of the attendees, will undoubtedly contribute to the development of well-structured and persuasive proposals, ultimately enhancing the chances of successful project implementation in both government and private sectors.