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Upcoming Workshop

Proposal writing Grant Management and Professional Report Writing, 24th - 28th June 2024, Nairobi, Kenya

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL)​

Small discounts exist for groups. Fee covers the following cost items: Ten O’clock tea/snacks, buffet lunches, water, writing materials, four O’clock coffees and certificate
Fundamental to every program’s success is a well build MEAL system which helps articulate a project’s theory of change, continuously track progress, make necessary adjustments, identify expected and unexpected intervention outcomes, determine intervention impact on beneficiaries, improve accountability among stakeholders while simultaneously enabling implementers draw critical lessons and make appropriate recommendations.

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Participants: Program and Project Managers, MEAL Coordinators/Team Leaders, M & E Staff, Quality Assurance Officers, Human Resource Staff, Finance Officers, Planning Staff & Researchers

Introduction
Fundamental to every program’s success is a well-built MEAL system which helps articulate a project’s theory of change, continuously track progress, make necessary adjustments, identify expected and unexpected intervention outcomes, determine intervention impact on beneficiaries, improve accountability among stakeholders while simultaneously enabling implementers draw critical lessons and make appropriate recommendations.

Training Objectives
– Improve Project Effectiveness Through Rigorous Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning Apply Existing and Design Program, Evaluation, And Learning Tools-Registers, Reporting Templates, Data Bases, Case and Success Stories/Stories of Change)-For All Projects
– Ensure Data Are Collected, Analyzed and Presented for Decision Making and Program Learning
– Familiarize with The Components of and Effective Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning Plan
– Familiarize with Methods and Tools to Conduct Data Collection, Statistical Analysis and Reporting.
– Understand The Key Components for Effective MEAL Through Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation in Order to Improve Management Performance and Evidenced Based Decision Making.
– Adapt Tools to Ensure Accountability Measures and Reporting Are Integrated in Prgramming
– Identify Tools and Techniques to Measure and Report Project/Programme Results to Stakeholders, Donors/ Funders, Supervisors or The General Public.
– Prepare and Present Reports Which Reflect Change
– Provide Mentorship for MEAL Staff for Timely Data Collection, Compilation, Analysis and Reporting

Course Content
Introduction
– Monitoring And Evaluation As An Integral Component Of The Project Planning And Implementation Process
– M &E Overview-Tools, Modules, Systems

Foundations For MEAL
Design Logic Models As Foundations Of MEAL In Programs
– Theory Of Change
– Results Frameworks
– Logical Frameworks (Logframes);

Planning For MEAL
Project MEAL Plan And Focus-Plan For MEAL Using Practical Tools;
– Performance Management Plans
– Indicator Performance Tracking Tables
– Summary Evaluation Tables
– Evaluation Terms Of Reference
– Feedback-And-Response Mechanisms
– Learning Plans And Communication Plans
– Components Of An Effective Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability And Learning Plan

Data Collection
Collect MEAL Data by Using Well-Designed Qualitative And Quantitative Data Collection Tools, Appropriate Sampling Methods, And Recommended Data Management Practices;
– Maximizing The Use Of Technology And Other Innovative Solutions To Improve The Accuracy, Timeliness And Accessibility Of M & E Data
– Qualitative And Quantitative Data Approaches
– Data Collection, Mapping, Analysis And Interpretation For M&E
– Tabulation And Graphical Presentation Of Data
– Setting Performance Indicators
– Determination Of Outcomes

Evaluation
– Types Of Evaluation
– Preparing For Evaluation
– Using Evaluation Results

Accountability Planning And Management
– Levels Of Accountability And Accountability Practices- Donors-Partners And To The Communities /Beneficiaries
– Quality Control-How To Establish And Maintain Feedback Mechanisms Of Program Results For Decision Making
– Program Quality Assurance And Governance
– Donor And Stakeholder Management
– Strengthening Feedback Mechanisms For Improved Accountability To ProgramBeneficiaries
– Strengthening Institutional Framework For Holding Ourselves Accountable To Our Internal Standards Of Program Quality

Learning
– What Do We Mean By A Lesson Learnt? -Examples From Ongoing Programs
– Integrating Learning In Programming
– Program Data, Learning And Decision Making
– How To Incorporate And Document Experiential Learning
– Sharing Learning With Stakeholders, Policy Makers And Sector Players

Reporting In MEAL
The Objective Of This Half Day Session Is To Anchor A Culture Of Reporting Change For
Development Programs!
– Understanding The Target Audience/Getting The MEAL Message Across
– Communicating With Stakeholders
– How To Practice Adaptive Management.
– How To Report Change
– Closing The Gap

Sample comments from past participants
“Thank you Dr. Kaduwa for excellent facilitation. This is one of most informative workshops I
have attended. It is really one that I will recommend to other organizations in Malawi”. E.
Kaunde, Program Officer, GAIA-Malawi
“Allow me to express my sincere gratitude for the just finished training.” J. Dengel , Pogram
Officer, Oxfam
“A practical training. Our systems will be strengthened and I will design a program to
mentor staff especially on reporting change” R. Darghawth, Program Manager, ZOA
NGO, South Sudan

Training Methodology​
Dynamic, creative, participant-centered, practical, interactive, interesting adult learning methodologies and diverse media are applied to lift the participants to high levels of proficiency.
After-training follow-up and remedial coaching will be offered to interested participants on request for free.​

About the Organization
Asset Africa Institute (www.assetafrica.co.ke) -AAI- specializes in the research, design and delivery of high quality and affordable training programs for development workers worldwide.
Over the years, AAI has provided consultancies and training to such reputable organizations as; World Resources Institute, Catholic University of Mozambique, National Open University of Nigeria(NOUN),African Centre for Agroecology and Livelihood Systems ( ACALISE)-Uganda,
WIOMSA, International University of East Africa (IUEA), Help-ev.de-Zimbabwe, FCA-Kenya, Ministry of Mining-South Sudan, Addis Ababa University-Ethiopia, FHI360-Burundi, Gain-Pakistan, MOI University-Kenya, The Development Fund-Ethiopia/Somalia, eHealth-Nigeria, SolidarMed
Zimbabwe, JRS-Thailand, SEND Sierra Leone, CABTAL Cameroon, FH Association Rwanda, Abilis Foundation, Manuel Ungo Foundation-El Salvador, IHRD-Guinea, WWF-Tanzania, NCA-Zambia, Islamic Relief-Somalia, CBM, DON BOSCO-Kenya/Tanzania, Solidaridad Network-Zimbabwe,
TOCH-South Sudan, CORDAID-CAR, CHA -Malawi, Long-Term Joint European Union – African Union Research and Innovation Partnership on energy (LEAP-RE), Among tens of others.


For further information, kindly contact;​
Lillian Ateng’​
Training Coordinator​
Asset Africa Institute​
Trust Mansion Hse, Tubman Road off Koinange Street​
P.O. Box 12903 – 00100​
Nairobi, Kenya​
Phone: +254 -704122097/720986965​
Email: [email protected] /[email protected]
www.assetafrica.co.ke​