Call for application for a Professional Training on Proposal Writing Skills (including concept notes development and report writing packages)

DATES : 13th -16th November 2020 (9AM – 4PM) @EPRN Office, University of Rwanda Gikondo Campus
Trainer : Dr. Olivier HABIMANA

1. Introduction

This course will help participants to master the art of fundraising through funding proposals. Proposal are written as a response to donors’ call for submission of proposals. Sometimes, we approach the donors requesting for possible funding. In both cases, we have to describe about our organization, why we want to undertake the project, what we will do and the cost of the projected proposed. At the same time, it is necessary to consider specific needs of the donor. Many of the donors have clear proposal guidelines with formats. It is important to read them carefully before we write a proposal. We also need to understand or assume that the donors do not know well about the project area we intend to invest in and sometimes they don’t know what is going on in regard to the project objectives, demands, and intended outcomes. Brief explanation about the project proposal can help them understand the situation well.

2. Why attend this Training

This course is a great fit for you or your organization if you :
Write new business proposals or respond to RFPs/Grants.
Work on a resource mobilization.
Are new to writing grant winning proposals.
Want to improve your proposal writing skills.
Write internal business proposals.
Review proposals before submission.

3. Course content

Write proposals with a higher chance of winning
Learn how to differentiate your proposals from competitors
Best practices, templates, guides, and tips and tricks
Proposal strategy, planning, drafting and improving
Thinking like a proposal analyst, funder, buyer or investor
Learning to win business via grants and contracts
Guided hands-on practical proposal writing sessions

4. Training methods

The training course will be run in a workshop style with a high degree of participants’ involvement. Adult learning methodologies will be employed, and participants will not be passive. Debate and open discussions will be encouraged. The trainer will use a mix of presentations to define and explain key concepts and practical exercises (including real case studies). Though EPRN has computers in Training rooms, but participants are advised to bring their own laptops.

5. Certificate

EPRN will issue completion certificates to participants who will successfully attend the course and pass the course test.

Note : At the end of the course, the trainer will deliver a test, and ONLY participants who will get at least 60% will get the certificates. Others will be advised to wait until another training opportunity for the same course and will attend it free of charge (this chance is provided only once).

6. Training Fees

Members : 40,000 Rwf
Non-members : 100,000 Rwf

7. Payment process

Interested applicants are encouraged to pay the registration fees through the following bank details :
Bank Account : 00040 06945750 07 RWF (Bank of Kigali)
Title of the Account : Economic Policy Research Network

Scan the bank slip and send it to : and copy to : OR bring the hard copy of bank slip to EPRN office at UR-CBE Gikondo (former SFB).

You can also pay through MTN MOMO PAY (*182*8*1*030683#) or through PayPal on our website ( and notify us through

8. How to become ‘EPRN Member’ ?

Key Membership Benefits are : Networking with other experts, professional trainings at a discounted rate, free online training, research facilitation (mentorship and presentations), Study dissemination through policy debates and conferences, linkage to resource parsons/experts, easy flow of information through a wide network of experts, etc…
. Annual Membership Fees (valid from January to December each year) : Individuals:Senior members pay 50,000 Rwf (local) and 100,000 Rwf (international). Master Students and bachelor graduates pay 20,000 Rwf and Bachelor Students pay 5,000 Rwf.

. Institutional membership is also available : Development Partners, INGOs, Government Ministries and Government agencies pay 2 Million Rwf. Other Institutions like Universities, CSOs/NGOs, Private Companies pay 1 Million Rwf.

Register here

If you need further clarifications, call us through : 0788357648 or write to us :

Mr. Seth Kwizera
Executive Director