Training on Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEAL), 22 January, 2009 (Capacity Building Se)

Venue: ARAgram, Appropriate Technology Centre,

Location: Orchha,, Madhya Pradesh, India

Event Date/Time: Jan 22, 2009 End Date/Time: Jan 24, 2009
Early Registration Date: Jan 20, 2009
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Description

A non-profit organisation established in 1983 creating large scale sustainable livelihoods
Experiential field based training

Capacity Building Series ((2009-2010)

Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning (MEAL)

(22, 23 & 24 January'09)

TARAgram, Appropriate Technology Centre, Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
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.

The training is expected to equip the senior and middle managers of project and programmes with the necessary skills and knowledge to enable them to develop their own monitoring, evaluation and learning systems.

Objective

The training programme will be conducted to meet the following objectives:

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clarity on the concepts related to project monitoring evaluation and learning systems;
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understanding of the relationship of monitoring, evaluation and learning systems with the project cycle; and
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provide tools to develop monitoring, evaluation and learning systems within projects.

Pedagogy

The following techniques would be used to conduct the training program.

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Lectures/interactive sessions
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Games/anecdotes
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Group Discussions
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Case studies/Group exercises
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Brainstorming sessions/ Experience sharing
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Training Support materials/ Handouts
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Power-point Presentations


Contents

The training programme would cover the following:



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Project cycle and Project objectives
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Project Management and Project Monitoring
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Input and Process Monitoring
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Output Monitoring
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Community Based Impact Assessment
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Process and Tools of Evaluation
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Project Learning System
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Learning methodologies


Eligibility

This programme is designed for Development Professionals from NGOs, CSR Professionals, officers from Central and State governments, Academic institutions, international development organizations and individuals who want to develop their skills in project management.


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.





Sharad Tiwari


Sharad has over 10 years of experience in development management. He specializes in Project management, Employability Potential Assessment for various sectors, Market Research & Analysis Business Planning, Promotion of Enterprises, Participatory Training and Capacity Building, Project Appraisal and contract negotiation for grant making, development and implementation community based Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEAL) Systems.


Setup Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS) Programme in Jharkhand and Bihar. Led the programme for over 5 years in Jharkhand, as a State programme Manager PACS he has contributed in design and conduct of capacity building for Civil Society Organisations and anchored various initiatives on livelihoods promotion.


He has Co-authored "Sustainable Development: Challenges for Action and Accountability" - A South Asian Strategy Paper for WSSD for UNEP,. He has also drafted urbanization and income security section of the UNEP's State of Environment Report - South Asia


Worked as a team member for Evaluation of Capacity 21 Programme - Asia Pacific region (UNDP). His other contributions include State of Environment Report (SoE) - South Asia (UNEP), Process Monitoring System (WFP). He has also worked as a tram member for the study "Reclassification of Data on Household Food Security (WFP)"


DURATION

3 Days

The training will be for a period of 3 days which will essentially consist of:

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Class room sessions
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Demonstrations (table top level),
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Field visit
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A guided tour to the development models within TARAgram campus
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An evening out to visit the Orchha temples and fort.

TARAgram Campus - an overview

http://devalt.org/da/field/tarapic.htm

FEE

INR 10,000 per participant for Indian Participants

INR 18,000 (450 USD) for Overseas Participants

The Training fee covers the following:

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Accommodation
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Food
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Course material
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Leisure trip to the famous Orchha Temples and Fort

Indian participants to make payment through Demand Draft drawn in favour of TARA Livelihood Academy payable at Jhansi, Uttar Pradesh. The address for sending the Demand Draft is-

TRAINING COORDINATOR

TARA Livelihood Academy

Development Alternatives

TARAgram, Orchha Tigela,

Orchha-472246,

Dist.-Tikamgarh (MP),

Ph.-+91 510 2911368

Please send the Demand draft by registered post or speed post only.

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.

YOUR TAKEAWAYS

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Knowledge and experience from the training
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Field Exposure and further learning
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Manuals and training material
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Networking opportunity for you
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And a visit to Orchha Temples and fort - a glimpse

www.shunya.net/Pictures/NorthIndia/Orchha/Orchha.htm

SOME OF OUR TRUSTED CLIENTELE FOR TRAINING

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Hindustan Zinc Limited
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Childline India Foundation
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World Vision India
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IDRC
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IFFDC
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Rio-Tinto
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Aravali Institute of Management
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NABARD
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Accenture Service Pvt. Ltd.
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Aga Khan Rural Support Program
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International Crops Research Organization for Semi Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)
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Pratham

To ensure your participation, we request you to send the nomination form (attached with the announcement and the course fee (non-refundable) by 20th January'09.

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.

Route map - how to get to TARAgram from Jhansi Railway Station

http://devalt.org/da/field/map.htm

OTHER USEFUL TIPS

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 onwards.

Travel Booking Tips for International participants

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While making your travel plans, please note that if you are arriving in Delhi by flight, in order to reach the Training venue, you will need to take a Train from Delhi to Jhansi which is around 400 kms and takes 5-6 hours.
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Therefore please arrive in Delhi one day in advance from the day the training starts. (i.e. if the Training date is 22nd January'09, then your flight should arrive in Delhi latest by 21st January'09 early morning).
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Similarly, please book your return flight from New Delhi a day after the training ends. (i.e. if the Training finishes on 24th January'09 then your air tickets from New Delhi should be on 25th January'09 morning)
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Please book your train tickets from Delhi to Jhansi and back to Delhi before hand. We can also support you in booking the Train tickets which can be reimbursed by you once you arrive here.
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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.
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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.

ENQUIRIES AND SUGGESTIONS

If you have any queries or suggestions for the training or nominations, please contact the following:

Madhuban Pandey, Executive Training

Juhi Nigam, Training Assistant

Jhansi (UP)

Tele. No: - + 91 510 2911 368, +91 972 1754 958, +91 983 9820 689,

E-mail: tla@devalt.org


Bhavana Gadre, Manager- Training,

TARA Livelihood Academy

New Delhi

Tele. No: 011-26132718

Email Id: bgadre@devalt.org

NOMINATION FORM

CAPACITY BUILDING PROGRAMMES (2009-2010)



1. Programme

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Age:……………………………………………….Sex:…………………………………


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Occupation: Employed / Self -Employed / Entrepreneur


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Area of responsibility: ……………………………………………………………………….
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Name and designation of the executive /functionary to whom you report

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4. Self -Employed/ Entrepreneur

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b. Experience (Years/Months):………………………………………………………………….


5. Qualification

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6. Experience in the area of the above training programme

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7. Previous participation in training programme organised by DA

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Title Dates

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8. What are your expectations from the programme:

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Date:…………………… Signature:……………………


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** Nominating Authority:

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Name:………………………………………………………………………………………………
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Designation:……………………………………………………………………………………….
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Name and Address of the organization:…………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………………………

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Phone: ……………………………….Mobile…………………………………………………….

Fax:………………………………….Email………………………………………………………

We enclose Demand Draft No. …………………………………Dated…………...............................

of Rs. ………………………………(In words…………………………………………………)

as registration fee, in favour of TARA Livelihood Academy, payable at Jhansi


We would ensure fullest utilization for the enhanced capacity (through the above training) of our nominated staff and agree to fully cooperate with training organizers in monitoring its effective utilization.


Date:…………………. Signature and seal of the nominating authority

Venue

TARAgram, Appropriate Technology Centre, Orchha,
Orchha,
Madhya Pradesh
India
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Additional Information

Training date Thursday, January 22, 2009 Intended Audience Will benefit professionals involved in MEAL Cost INR 10,000 Contact Information Contact Madhuban Pandey / Juhi Nigam Telephone + 91 510 2911 368, +91 972 1754 958, 983 9820 689 Email tla@devalt.org Website http://devalt.org

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