(12th to 16th March & 24th to 28th September 2018)
Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL) is an integral part of every intervention whether in development, peace building, 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.
Training Charges: $800: Covers tuition, conference package, airport pickup and drop off and a certificate of participation. Those wishing to have accommodation at the training center, add an extra $500
The Training Content
Introduction to monitoring and evaluation for conflict prevention and peace building:
In this session, participants are introduced to MERL from the peace building practice
Developing a Theory of Change:
The session focuses on understanding what a Theory of Change is and how it relates to the project cycle.
Contextual analysis tools:
This session introduces participants to the different contextual analysis tools used in MEL specifically for Peace building projects.
Evaluation and developing a learning agenda:
- The session takes participants through the different kinds of evaluation and development of evaluation schedules and learning agendas for their projects.