- Draft work plan and budget
- Stakeholder Analysis
- Workshop Report
- Key technical design elements (barriers, baseline, activities)
- Validated Stakeholder Analysis
Project Kickoff Workshop and Training
The Project Kickoff Training and Workshop is led by the WWF GEF Agency in country. Participants should include the key parties responsible for project development (e.g., staff from government line agency, WWF proponent office, NGOs).
The Kickoff Training and Workshop is an opportunity to agree on a work plan and begin detailed design of the project. Objectives include:
Reiterate key concepts introduced at PIF workshop
- An introduction to GEF and WWF GEF
- The building blocks of project development (e.g., Safeguards, PPMS, budget)
Planning for detailed project development
- Introduction to the project development process
- Roles and responsibilities for project development and execution
- Agree to a budget and work plan
Technical and detailed project design is an iterative process, and there may be multiple workshops for building out the project design. The kickoff workshop is an opportunity to begin building out the project design. This may include validating and detailing project barriers and baseline identified at PIF stage, and begin brainstorming project activities (sample agendas and PowerPoints are included below under resources). For guidance on developing technical design elements, see here.
The WWF GEF Agency encourages planning teams to utilize the planning methodology associated with WWF’s Project and Programme Management Standards (PPMS) to deliver key aspects of the project. Goals include:
- Building on the PPMS workshop conducted during PIF stage, validation of conceptual model and validation/building on Results Chains (Theory of Change diagram) with a PPMS knowledgeable facilitator.
- Additional breakouts/discussions to validate or develop key requirements for the project.
Please find additional PPMS resources under PPMS Resources below.
Technical design outputs from this (and potentially subsequent) workshops should include:
- Further understanding of the environmental problem
- Theory of Change
- Risks and risk mitigation plans
- Detailed baseline
- Project Activities
- Site selection criteria
Additionally, the Stakeholder Analysis should be reviewed. Once it's determined that no stakeholders are missing and that the analysis accurately reflects the stakeholders, the Stakeholder Analysis should be validated.