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Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting & Learning in Peacebuilding Practice; 12th to 16th March 2018, Nairobi, Kenya

March 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - March 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm

Background Information

Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL) is an integral part of every intervention whether in development, peacebuilding, humanitarian assistance or livelihood support. When systematically done, MERL makes it easy to articulate a project’s theory of change, determine if the implementation schedule is still on course and determine if desired results are being achieved. It also enables programme staff to easily draw lessons from what is working and recommend appropriate measures.  Though MERL is beneficial, many organizations and project staffs shy away from it particularly because many see it as technical in nature, others find it to be time consuming  while others fear negative appraisals either because the projects failed to produce visible results or those results were not achieved within the project cycle. In spite of this, it is important for project staff to be equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills that would in turn allow them to effectively engage in MERL.

Course objectives

  1. Introduce participants to MERL from a peacebuilding perspective
  2. Enhance participants understanding of the various contextual tools of analysis applied in MERL
  3. Expand participants’ knowledge of the different MERL tools used in the peacebuilding practice
  4. Build participants understanding of a project’s Theory of Change
  5. Enhance participants’ skills in developing a learning agenda for their projects


The Course Content

  1. Introduction to monitoring and evaluation for conflict prevention and peacebuilding
  2. Contextual analysis tools
  3. Developing effective monitoring tools for conflict prevention and peacebuilding
  4. Developing a Theory of Change
  5. Evaluation and Developing a learning agenda

Expected Training results

  • Participants will be able to articulate the different analysis tools used in MERL for Peacebuilding projects
  • Participants will be in a position to develop M/E plans for their projects using different tools
  • Participants will better understand the concept of ‘Theories of Change’
  • Participants will be capacitated to develop learning agendas for their Peacebuilding projects

Course fee

Option 1:-$800; The amount covers tuition, Certificate of Participation, airport pickup and drop off (where applicable) and the day to day conference package during the 5 days of the training

Option 2: -$1300; The amount covers full-board accommodation at the training centre, tuition, Certificate of Participation, airport pickup and drop off (where applicable)


For more information on the course, download the training prospectus here

To apply for the course, download the application form here



March 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am
March 16, 2018 @ 5:00 pm


Convent International Guest House
Convent Drive, Off James Gichuru Road, Lavington
Nairobi, Kenya
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