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P.O.Box AF 2032, Adenta, Accra, Ghana

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6th Level-Suite B, 21 Boyle Street, Onikan
Lagos, Nigeria

Training Test

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Why Projects Fail in Public Sector: An International Forum on Project Management

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Monday, September 3, 2012

7:00 AM – 9:00 AM

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Training Check-In & Registration Confirmation

Project Management Review

  • What is project or program?
  • Are public sector projects different from private sector?
  • Management responsibilities in public sector projects

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
  • The role of baseline studies
  • Monitoring & Evaluation
  • Case studies development

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Project Cycles (Signs of failure at each cycle)

  • The four project cycles
  • Why projects fail: from conception to closure
  • Stakeholders and their roles

Thursday, September 6, 2012

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Project Reports

  • Preparing Reports
  • Sources of information for reports
  • Getting the most from Microsoft Excel for project reporting and documentation

Friday, September 7, 2012

9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

7:00 PM – 10:00 PM

  • One-on-One meeting with instructors/trainers
  • Review & Evaluation
  • Award of certificates
  • Cocktail/Dinner
  • Social gathering/Networking opportunity


United Arab Emirates
Tel: +971-343-8000

Conveniently located in the heart of the city, on Dubai’s prominent Sheikh Zayed Road, Towers Rotana Dubai boasts some stunning views of the Arabian Sea as well as easy access to all major destinations in this thriving metropolis. Situated adjacent to the Burj Khalifa (the tallest building in the world), the Financial Centre Metro Station, 20 minutes away from Dubai International Airport and a mere 5 minutes from the golden sands of the Jumeirah Beach front, Towers Rotana Dubai offers 360 rooms and suites. Decorated with comfort and elegance in mind, each room epitomizes comfort.HOTEL RESERVATIONS 
Siotoh has worked diligently with the Towers Rotana Dubai to negotiate the best classic and superior guest room rates that spans all the nights of the program. This eliminates the higher rates that would typically be charged in Dubai for a 4-star hotel in Dubai.The Siotoh special training rates are available for reservations made on or before Friday, August 3rd, 2012 by 5:00 PM local time, unless the hotel fills prior to this date. Reservation requests received after August 3rd, will be based on space and rate availability.

Siotoh has arranged with the Towers Rotana Hotel to have the special rates honored for reservations that occur 3 days prior to and after the main training program arrival & departure dates, based on availability and hotel limitations.

Siotoh will send information on how to make hotel reservations through the Towers Rotana Hotel once training registration has been confirmed. The daily guest room rates for training attendees are:

Single/Double – $180.00 (taxes included)

Upgraded guest rooms to Club Rotana rooms are available at an additional charge of $40.00 per night and subject to availability.

The guest room rates include:

  • 10% municipality fees & 10% service charges
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, served in the Flavours of Two Restaurant
  • High speed internet connection

All rooms have:

  • Personal in-room safe
  • Daily housekeeping services
  • Multi-channel satellite television
Check In/Check Out
Check in time is 14:00hrs
Check out time is 12:00hrs


Arrangements have been made for transportation of participants from the airport (Dubai International Airport) to the hotel.

Please follow these directions:

  • Terminal 1: Approach a representative of the Towers Rotana Hotel at the…
  • Terminal 3: Approach the United Car Rental Kiosk at the…

Public Transportation

Metro shuttle is available for participants who want to venture out in Dubai for site seeing, shopping, and city fun…Please check with the hotel concierge for more information.

Note: Arranged transportation is only for registered participants. Once registration is confirmed and payment is received, the participant’s name will be placed on the reservation list for transportation. If your name is not on the list, you will not be transported.



Dr. Vellanki obtained his Masters degree from Louisiana State University, U.S.A in 1969, and his PhD from Indian Institute of Technology in 1974.  He has broad international experience in public sector projects – from conception to implementation. This experience stems from his time at the United Nations where he was engaged for over 40 years working across the globe. He served in China, Thailand, Vietnam, Sierra Leone, Liberia, Madagascar, Lao, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, India, among other countries. In addition to the United Nations’ job, Dr. Vellanki worked at Commonwealth Secretariat where he was engaged on large scale development projects within the Commonwealth States. As a technical adviser to FAO at the United Nations he saw firsthand why projects fail in the public sector, and did record some successes in midst of serious challenges. Dr. Vellanki’s specialty is in agriculture and infrastructure development. At the United Nations and Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr. Vellanki also worked on post harvest, storage and milling technologies.Dr. Vellanki is a retired international civil servant and he spends his retirement time between the United States and India. He engages in select consulting and training for mostly stakeholders in public sector project developments.  For him, human capacity development is a passion.

Brett Craig, MS

Mr. Craig is a Value Chain and Project Management specialist.  A product of Louisiana State University, he has over 15 years of international experience as a Project Coordinator at LSU AgCenter’s International Program and as Assistant Director of Operations for a globally renowned engineering firm in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  He has worked on projects in jamaica, Barbados, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, India, China, Vietnam, Thailand, Egypt, Nigeria, Mali, Senegal, Indonesia, Honduras, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and Guatemala.Mr. Craig started as a research associate at LSU AgCenter. Prior to LSU, he worked at World Financial Network National Bank. His project experience includes but not limited to feasibility, strategic planning, value chain development, reporting, and monitoring and evaluation. Mr. Craig has served as project manager for the World Bank, USAID and USDA. He did work closely with host governments in most of his projects in emerging economies. He also is a certified educator and trainer.

Farm to Fork

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“Farm to Fork” Food Security Training and Workshop

Jul 30,2012 – Aug 3,2012Time: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

“Farm to Fork” Food Security Training and Workshop

July 30-August 3, 2012

Louisiana State University AgCenter

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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