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Designing and Implementing Livelihood Projects - Iraq

Venue: Erbil – Iraq | Registration Deadline: February 27, 2024 | Training Date: March 3 to 5, 2024

Helping to Rebuild lives

The livelihood opportunities in developing countries are usually more abundant in the informal sector than in the formal sector. Compared to formal employment, the informal sector is generally an underserved segment of the youth economic opportunity continuum. Similarly, after emergency assistance, the most effective support for a community to help it get back on its feet is to provide livelihood opportunities and employment options for them. With many donors realizing this, it is important for local and international organizations to identify the right interventions in this area and to be able to design and implement livelihood projects.

Training  Objectives
This training focuses on how project managers can contribute to enabling sustainable livelihoods in communities. The aim is to enable the practitioners to explore and test new approaches that would result in a model leading to alternative livelihoods, including transforming their capabilities and using available resources in their community to achieve positive outcomes of the livelihood interventions based on a solid understanding of market trends and demand.

Scope of the Training
The training will provide a comprehensive overview of the importance of livelihood projects, need assessment, selection of beneficiaries, how the intervention should be designed, recognizing risks and challenges in the selected approaches, and M&E activities to adjust the implementation strategy as necessary to achieve the project goal. The curriculum will cover the following concepts;

  • Analyse livelihoods through the market-systems framework Identify demand-driven livelihoods opportunities for the community
  • Understand market failures and constraints that prevent the target community from maximizing their livelihoods opportunities
  • Articulate a vision for market-based livelihoods interventions
  • Facilitate business models in cooperation with the private sector
  • Develop results chains and indicators to monitor the impact of market-based livelihood interventions.

Methodology of Training
The training combines expert input with applied learning methodologies. Participants will be exposed to group-based learning methods, including expert presentations, mapping exercises, and case studies, to ensure a high-quality learning experience. The training will be conducted in a friendly environment where the participants will be encouraged to bring forward their queries and share their thoughts and opinions. Participative practical activities will reinforce individual and group learning. The training will be evaluated at every day’s end to know the shortcomings/lacking and will be improved for the next day.

Who should participate?
Humanitarian and development professionals including directors, managers, supervisors/officers.

Medium of Instruction:

Duration & Venue:
March 3 to 5, 2024
Erbil – Iraq

Registration Deadline:
February 27, 2024

Training Fee:

  • $ 190 – Local Organizations  (Iraq Based)                     
  • $ 290 – International Organizations (Iraq Based)        
  • $ 490 – Other Countries          

Early Bird Discount:
A 10 % discount will be offered if registered before February 15, 2024.

Residential Package:
A residential Package is available at the venue hotel on payment of the required charges.

Discount Policy: Group Discount (from the same organisation):
On every three paid nominations from the same organisation, one person (i.e fourth one) will be free of charge.

In-House Training:
CRSM also offers this training for your organisation as an in-house event. This will be cost-effective and customised for your organisation’s specific needs. To discuss this, please contact a CRSM representative at +964 750 756 3750 or +92 316 58 87 783 or mail to

For Further Information, Please Contact:
Tel (or WhatsApp): +964 750 756 3750 or +92 316 58 87 783

What clients say about Livelihood taining !

I thought the training was very good. The trainer presented the material in an easy to understand manner and covered technical aspects thoroughly. The overall environment of the training was also very good, with a lot of time for discussion of material. I especially liked the exercise of working together to design a livelihoods project.
Shashank Chauhan
Project Manager
SEED Foundation – Iraq

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