RE: TECHNOLOGY FOR MONITORING AND EVALUATION
Course Name: Technology For Monitoring and Evaluation.
Venue: Tech for Development Training Center, Nairobi, Kenya
Event Date: 11th to 15th Nov, 2019
Course Fee: KES 75,000 OR USD 1,100
Online Registration: Register here
How do you use technology to get insight from information? Whether you work for a small nonprofit, large government agency, or private sector firm, the demand to capture and visualize quantifiable results has never been greater.
A number of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been developed to address these needs such as social media analytics tools, mapping and data visualization software, mobile data collection systems and more. Understanding the tools and best practices available for gathering information, applying it to your project challenges, and assessing the results is necessary for project success.
This course will be delivered through interactive presentations by our industry leading M&E practitioners, software developers, and data scientists. It will also include a unique hands-on learning environment with animated videos, technology demos, practical activities and more.
This course is designed for participants who are reasonably proficient in English and have an understanding of basic ICT concepts.
At the conclusion of the course, participants will be able to:
Critically analyze both the opportunities and the pitfalls that emerge when working with technology to carry out monitoring and evaluation work
Connect relevant development theories to the technological strategies and tools discussed in the course
Manage specific software platforms and tools for monitoring and evaluation activities
Design dynamic and effective strategies for using tools and platforms improve monitoring and evaluation efforts
Develop critical self-confidence for working with technology to address monitoring and evaluation challenges
Design an M&E system that considers the functions of both technical tools and M&E personnel
Module I: Intro to Tech and M&E
Module II: Monitoring - Data Collection
Module III: Evaluation - Data Analysis and Visualization
Module IV: Integrating Technology-Enabled M&E
Intro to Tech and M&E
Summary: By nature, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) is data intensive. In today’s era of ‘big data’ international aid donors and their populations are demanding greater transparency and accountability. This has led to increased importance and emphasis on M&E and ways to make the process more efficient through technology.
Overview of aspects of M&E and associated types of technology
Big Data and how it related to M&E
Monitoring - Data Collection
Summary: Data collection is a crucial step of M&E: in order to conduct thorough analyses, the right types of data need be collected. Technology has enabled development practitioners to reach more beneficiaries and provides greater variety of data collection and storage methods.
Mobile data collection
Mixed Methods Approach: collection methods for qualitative and quantitative data
Data Storage: Excel and beyond
Evaluation – Data Analysis and Visualization
Summary: Technology has enabled dynamic data analysis based on live data. This module will focus on ways to analyze and visualize the data collected.
Integrating Technology-Enabled M&E
Summary: M&E and technology are usually late additions to program design, almost after thoughts. They do not always receive enough budgeting and are continually required to do more. Looking beyond just technology, integrating technology and M&E into earlier stages of design can produce more effective uses of technology-enabled M&E and more competitive proposals.
Human Centered Design
This training course can also be tailored for your organization. This way, your organization will benefit by:
Using own datasets and tools during the training.
Being able to choose areas of interest you wish the trainer to put more emphasis on.
Taking the course in-house or at a venue of choice.
Cutting on the cost of transport and accommodation.
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