CDRA: Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

Community Development Resource Association

The Community Development Resource Association (CDRA) is a non-governmental African organisational advancing conscious and continuous learning about development processes and art of intervention.

We aim to help bring about and support authentic and coherent development practice amongst people, organisations and institutions working towards those forms of social transformation that most benefit the poor and marginalised.

The CDRA is conducting a course on Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and learning from 6-10 June 2016 in Cape Town and on 4-8 July 2016 in Port Elizabeth.

The pressure that organisations face for external accountability from donors leave many of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) specialists tasked with ticking the boxes and filling in the blanks with a sense of unease.

Does your M&E framework represent what our project is about? Are you bringing learning into practice adequately? Are our partners learning and growing with us? Or do the blood, sweat and lessons learned from the work somehow get watered down when translating it into units of measure and activities?

This five-day course is for you if you are keen to design M&E processes that foster learning. This course attracts a diverse group of practitioners in the public and NGO sector. You can be new to M&E or an old hand, willing to refresh your understanding of the processes and politics around M&E.

The course starts with exploring the value of PME as an organisational learning process that leads to accountability and improved practice. Participants will work with a Logframe, indicator development and Theory of Change.

Skills such as asking good questions, listening, reflective thinking and planning will be taught and practised by using the Action-Learning cycle. Data capturing and analysis, organisational learning and internal/external evaluation are the other topics that will be discussed.

Participants will leave with increased personal knowledge and skill and a clear picture of the next step(s) towards improving PME processes that encourage learning within their own organisations.

This course is participatory, so small group work and peer-learning is an integral part of the process. In order to increase the benefit of the course, organisations are encouraged to register more than one employee, ideally including someone with decision making responsibility within the organisation.

Time: 8h30 – 16h30

Course Fees:

  • Community Organisations – negotiable;
  • Local NGOs: R4 500 (excluding VAT);
  • International NGOs and Donors: R6 000 (excluding VAT);
  • Corporates and Government: R7 500 (excluding VAT); and
  • Individuals - R4 500 (excluding VAT).

Enquiries: Email: info@cdra.org.za

For more information or to apply, refer to www.cdra.org.za/planning-monitoring-evaluation--learning.html.

For more about the Community Development Resource Association, refer to www.cdra.org.za.

Event Start Date: 
Monday, 6 June, 2016
Event End Date: 
Friday, 8 July, 2016
Event Venue: 
CDRA Centre, Woodstock, Cape Town
Event Type: 
Training

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