Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Monitoring, Evaluating, Reporting, and Learning Course

Date(s)
07/27/2015 to 08/01/2015
Organization
Coalition for Peace in Africa
Location
Location
Nairobi
Kenya
Description

Coalition for Peace in Africa (COPA) is inviting practitioners who
would like to build their capacities in monitoring, evaluating, reporting
and learning in peacebuilding practice to our annual Monitoring,
Evaluation, Reporting and Learning Course that is set to take place in
Nairobi, Kenya from 27th to 31st July 2015.

Kindly find attached COPA’s prospectus and application form for the
upcoming course on Monitoring, Evaluation, Reporting and Learning (MERL)
in Peace Building Practice. This training is ideal for persons
implementing peacebuilding projects and those engaged in monitoring and
evaluation of the same.

The Course Content:

1.Introduction to monitoring and evaluation for conflict prevention and
peacebuilding: In this session, participants will be introduced to MERL
from the peacebuilding practice including an understanding of the
different criteria that is used to assess the effectiveness of a
peacebuilding project.

2.Contextual analysis tools: This session will introduce participants to
the different contextual analysis tools used in MERL.

3.Developing effective monitoring tools for conflict prevention and
peacebuilding: In this section, participants will be taken through the
process of developing an MERL plan for their specific projects. The
session will focus on creating a common understanding of what a MERL plan
is, what it is used for, who is involved in its designing, the most
appropriate time for its designing  and who it is used on

4.  Developing a Theory of Change: the session will focus on understanding
what a Theory of change is, how it is developed, its relationship to the
project cycle and who really should be involved in its designing. This
session will enable participants broaden their knowledge of the project
cycle and the logical linkages from one stage to the other. The session
will examine how proposed project activities lead to the desired social
change. At the end of the session, participants should be able to identify
and expound on the various theories of change that inform their projects.

5. Evaluation and developing a learning agenda: The session will take
participants through the concept of evaluation and its importance and
applicability in projects, the different types of evaluation and audiences
will also be discussed including how to develop an evaluation schedule for
a project. At the end of the session, participants should be able to
develop an evaluation schedule for their projects and to identify some
learning agenda questions for their projects.

The training charges are US$1500 to cover tuition, full board
accommodation and a certificate.

For Day Scholars, charges are US$1000 (the amount covers tuition, a
certificate of participation and conference package)

More information is in the course prospectus or available online at www.copafrica.org. 

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