Monitoring, evaluation and learning system (MEAL):Workshop conducted by Development Alternatives, 5-7 June 2008, Orchha, MP

Monitoring Evaluation And Learning (MEAL) (15th, 16th & 17th January 2008) dagrp.jpg As part of the Capacity Building Series (2007- 08) Development Alternatives is conducting the Monitoring Evaluation And Learning (MEAL) workshop on June 05-07, 2008. The three day program to be held in TARAgram, Appropriate Technology Centre, Orchha, Madhya Pradesh. The training is expected to equip senior and middle manages of the project with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to develop their own monitoring, evaluation and learning systems. Complete information regarding the subjects covered, detailed plans, application format can be and much more here:

Introduction The principle of Monitor what You want to Manage has implications at two critical levels: one, that each monitoring system should be customized to the needs of the project; and second, the monitoring system should be robust and have the flexibility to adapt to changing capacities of the project over a period of time. Monitoring Evaluation and Learning System (MEAL) seeks to retain the basic principles of project management yet allow the project to identify, develop and evolve their own monitoring and review systems. The traditional monitoring system focuses more on the input-output aspects of project management. The monitoring of processes is often overlooked or not given due emphasis. MEAL stresses project processes as an integral part of project management and develops process milestones that are regularly monitored throughout the period of project implementation. Learning from project interventions and experiences are often captured by experts that are external to project and the beneficiary group. MEAL on the other hand develops systems where the learning of the project implementation team and the stakeholder groups including the target beneficiaries is documented and used for effective project implementation. Objective The training programme will be conducted to meet the following objectives: · clarity on the concepts related to project monitoring evaluation and learning systems; · understanding of the relationship of monitoring, evaluation and learning systems with the project cycle; and · provide tools to develop monitoring, evaluation and learning systems within projects. Pedagogy The following techniques would be used to conduct the training program. · Lectures/interactive sessions · Games/anecdotes · Group Discussions · Case studies/Group exercises · Brainstorming sessions/ Experience sharing · Training Support materials/ Handouts · Power-point Presentations Contents The training programme would cover the following: · Project cycle and Project objectives · Project Management and Project Monitoring · Input and Process Monitoring · Output Monitoring · Community Based Impact Assessment · Process and Tools of Evaluation · Project Learning System · Learning methodologies Eligibility This programme is designed for Development Professionals from NGOs, CSR Professionals, officers from Central and State governments, and international development organizations who want to develop their skills in project management. Duration: 3 Days The training will be for a period of 3 days which will essentially consist of: 1. Class room sessions 2. A guided tour to the development models within TARAgram campus 3. An evening out to visit the Orchha temples and fort. Fee: INR 10,000 per participant for Indian Participants INR 18,000 (450 USD) for Overseas Participants To be sure of participation, we request you to send the nomination form (enclosed below) and the course fee (non-refundable) by 10th January, 2008. Access the same on: Response Net Access the same on:Development Alternatives The confirmation is made after the payment and the seats are reserved on First Come First Serve basis. Indian participants to make payment through Demand Draft drawn in favour of: Development Alternatives payable at Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh The address for sending the Demand Draft is: Training Coordinator Development Alternatives 1087, Civil Lines Jhansi-284001(UP) Ph.-+91 510 2911368 Overseas participants may please send the fees through wire transfer. The details of the wire transfer will be sent to each selected trainee once we get their nomination form. Venue The training will be held in TARAgram, Appropriate Technology Centre, Orchha, Madhya Pradesh. TARAgram is a campus set in the rural environment of Orchha. It is a centre which showcases the Livelihood models developed by DA in the field of appropriate technology, and environment. Participants to the training will be provided a guided tour of the campus which will enrich the learnings from the class room sessions. Tips of getting to TARAgram Participants coming by train should take a ticket till Jhansi (UP) Railway station. From there, TARAgram is 9 kms away. There will be a pick up facility based on the information provided on the arrival time. Other Useful Tips 1. The Training fee covers the following: * Accommodation * Food * Course material * Leisure trip to the famous Orchha Temples and Fort 2. The participants can arrive one day before the training date and leave on last day of the training by a train which leaves around 5.45 pm 3. The participants will be expected to book and reserve their tickets. The training fee does not include the travel expenses. 4. DA reserves the right to withhold the fee for administrative and other costs for cancellations prior to the start of a course. A suitably qualified replacement may attend the course in place of the registered person. DA also reserves the right to cancel a course if too few participants have registered. 5. Interested participants who are unable attend this Training on the given dates due to prior engagements can let us know of their interest. We will keep you informed when the same training is conducted again. Annexures: 1. Route map - how to get to TARAgram from Jhansi Railway Station 2. TARAgram Campus - An Overview 3. Orchha Temples and fort - A glimpse Resource Person:Amod Khanna Amod has completed his Masters in Business Economics from Delhi University and has been working in the development sector for the past 20 years. He has been conducting training on participatory development, project management, project monitoring systems and research methodologies for many NGOs in the country ranging from save the Children Fund, Karl-Kubel Foundation, CINI-ASHA, His experience and skills also lie in supporting development of project proposals, support in project implementation including project orientation, customizing Monitoring and Evaluation systems specific to the needs of the project, providing capacity inputs and supervision for effective and efficient project implementation for civil society organizations. The support and supervision provided has been to organizations to civil society organizations under Poorest Area Civil Society Programme in the state of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh Enquiries and Suggestions If you have any queries or suggestions for the training or nominations, please contact the following: Telephone: Contact: Juhi Nigam - + 91 510 2911 368, +91 983 9820 689 E-mail: NOMINATION FORM Development Alternatives 111/9-Z, Kishangarh, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi -1100 70, India CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMMES 2007-2008 Name of the Programme: ________________________________________________________________________ Dates: From_____________________to______________________________________ PARTICIPANT PROFILE Name: ________________________________________________________________ Age: __________ years CurrentPosition/Designation: _______________________________________________ OfficialAddress: _________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Telephone: (O) ____________________ (R) __________________________________ E-mail: _______________________________ Fax: _____________________________ Educational Background: Name of Degree/Diploma Year University/Institution Work Experience: Time Period Position Organisation Training Programmes attended: Name of the Programme Dates Institute Responsibilities in your current position: ORGANISATIONAL DATA FullName: _______________________________________________________________ Mainareasofwork: _________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ ________________________________________________________________________ Annual Turnover: ___________________ Name and Designation of the Chief Executive: _________________________________ _____________ ________________ Signature of the Seal Name and Signature Participant of the Organisation of the sponsoring Authority (if any) ________________________________________________________________________ Payments: Demand Draft No.: _______________________ Date: _____________________ Drawn on: ______________________________________________________________ Amount (Rs.): ________________ (in words) _______________________________ Contact Information: Contact Person: Juhi Telephone:+ 91 510 2911 368 Email: Website:

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