Pre-Training Survey boosting training effectiveness

Published: 20 October 2023
Last edited: 20 October 2023

The Blue Economy (BE) concept has become a central aspect of global and regional environmental policies. This is mainly reflected in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through Goal 14, which is to “conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development” (UN, 2017). Nonetheless, such concept is still new to Mozambique, and it became relevant to explore the different participants background on this topic.


Education, training and other capacity development activities
Scale of implementation
Phase of solution
Planning phase
Inception phase

Enabling factors

Pre-training surveys helps to gather data that can inform how to run the training, how it’s delivered and what content it covers. To ensure training participants’ ownership of the program, a preparatory working group meeting was also convened, enabling potential participants to share their expectations and learning objectives with each other and to discuss key adaptations to be done. The results from the survey helped to make changes or improvements that maximized the results for the participants. 

Lessons learned

  • Objectives should be shared clearly from the very beginning of the process;
  • It is necessary to use the information from the participants to prepare a tailored training;
  • Facilitators should be flexible to attribute specific time to certain topics;
  • Exercises should be tailored to audience level and make them more culturally appropriate.

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