Teoria da Prática works to create tools and share knowledge with the goal to strengthen organizations and individuals capacity to transform realities and generate positive social impact. We offer training, project and program management tools development, and mentoring.

Visit the training section or contact our team - share your organization needs of capacity building or training.

But... why Teoria da Prática?
(Theory of Practice)

Teoria da Prática implement training and develop the PMD Pro since its arrival in Brazil. We are members of the global network of PMD Pro trainers and our founder took part of the very first PMD Pro training in Brazil.

In one hand, the knowledge theory put in practice is the basis of education. In the other hand, in the development sector many theories raised from the empiric and practical knowledge.

Educators and scientists sistematize social experiences and transforme them into models and methodologies, allowing that both, theory and practice, reach and bring benefits to other communities. 

Based on this logic, Teoria da Prática seeks the practical application of theories in the development sector and other social project sectors, adapting and contextualizing them, seeking common knowledge and communities development practices to develop theories and models to create positive impact.

Our founder and director

Edson Marinho is the founder and director of Teoria da Prática, Executive Director at PM4NGOs, specialist in project management in the development sector - Program DPro and PMD Pro Practitioner (Level 2) certified, and member of the global network of PMD Pro and Program DPro trainers.

Edson holds an International Relations Bachelor, MBA on Project Management and holds a post-graduate certificate in Distance Learning. Edson has over 15 years' experience in the development sector and he is passionate about project management.

Edson has worked as National Project Coordinator at ChildFund Brasil, Yunus Social Business Representative in the State of Paraíba (Brazil), "Redes" Project Manager at World Vision, and Ética Fairtrade Manager. He has also worked in the corporate organizations, such as Pernambuco (Brazil) State Chamber of Commerce, SEBRAE, and Netherlands Business Office in Brazil.

I have been involved in training and developing the PMD Pro since the very first training group in Brazil. I truly believe that we must empower professionals by  disseminating project management tools and techniques to the community-based organizations. In the other hand and most importantly, it is from the community that we will learn how and which of these techniques and tools really work.