Posts filed under ‘Trainings, Seminars & Conferences’
Organisation: CHS Alliance
Date: 28 March 2017
Time: 9am to 10am UK time
Humanitarian agencies are increasingly responding to slow-onset crises despite facing many challenges according to a newly released report on surge practices for slow-onset crises. Join us for a webinar from the Transforming Surge Capacity Project where one of the report’s authors, Glenn O’Neil will present the key findings of the report and its recommendations for changing surge practices and policies to tackle slow-onset crises.
The webinar will be held on Tuesday 28th March at 9:00-10:00 UK time and can be accessed via the following Zoom link https://zoom.us/j/603361958. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance.
A new e-learning course is available from TRAASS international ; Cutting-Edge M&E: A Guide for Practitioners. The course is taught by Colin Jacobs, a senior trainer with more than 25 years’ experience in international development. Colin’s recent roles include President at the UK Evaluation Society and Head, Governance and Civil Society at British Council.
This online course lays the ground for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) to make vital contributions to incentivising change and measure performance. The course considers challenges in current M&E practice, introduces a tool-box of evaluation techniques and shows where these can be best applied. Ways of promoting early participation and the engagement of key stakeholders are explored and a step-by-step action plan to improve practice of M&E is provided. Further information>>
Full disclosure; I also present an e-learning course for TRAASS International; Effective and creative evaluation report writing.
A very interesting event is scheduled for February 20-21 2017 in London; the Future of technology for monitoring, evaluation, research and learning – MERL TECH; learn more about the event>>
As part of the 2015 International Year of Evaluation, the Swiss Evaluation Society (SEVAL), is organising its annual conference in Geneva, Switzerland. The conference will be preceded by a pre-conference event organised by the Geneva Evaluation Network. These events will be a unique occasion to meet with evaluation specialists from around the world and discuss about challenges regarding evaluation capacity development, independence and other topics.
I hope to see some of the Swiss-based evaluators there!
For those in the Geneva region, here is an interesting event presented by the Geneva Evaluation Network:
Dr. Davies will make a presentation on the role of Systematic Reviews in strengthening empirical evidence base for policies or programmes. Dr Davies’ presentation will be followed by two SR case studies from ILO and WSSCC.
Dr. Davies is the Deputy Director of the Systematic Reviews section at the International Initiative for Impact Evaluation, 3ie. He heads 3ie’s European office based at the London International Development Centre and is responsible for representing 3ie in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
The event will take place on May 7, 2015 from 13.30 to 16.00, Room AB 13.1 in the WIPO’s main building. The presentation will be made in English. Coffee and tea will be served.
Some interesting courses coming up, in London UK:
Results in Advocacy
It is increasingly important for organisations to effectively measure the impact of their advocacy work, not only to inform programming, but for purposes of accountability to a range of stakeholders, including beneficiaries, donors, staff and volunteers. With competition for limited resources a reality, organisations which fail to demonstrate their impact, are arguably at increased risk of funding shortfalls and limit their ability to learn, adapt and evolve.
London – 13-15 April 2015
Participatory Action Research, Planning and Evaluation
This three-day workshop in London (UK) engages people in hands-on learning and practice using flexible and rigorous PAR tools developed and tested by an international community of practice in settings around the world. Participants will learn and apply practical tools for exploring problems, knowing the actors and assessing options. These tools and associated skills provide people with opportunities to mobilize knowledge from various sources and support collaborative thinking and planning for social change. Coaching support as follow-up to the workshop will help participants adapt and sequence tools for specific organizational contexts including monitoring and evaluation and grassroots capacity building initiatives (campaigns, advocacy, etc.).
London – 22-24 April 2015
For those interested in humanitarian evaluation, ALNAP’s Humanitarian Evaluation Community of Practice, is organising its first webinar:
The webinar will feature a presentation of the evaluation capacities framework from the popular ALNAP Study Using evaluation for a change and will include a discussion with two members of the Community of Practice – Wartini Pramana (Canadian Red Cross) and Mikkel Nedergaard (Danish Refugee Council) – who have been exploring and working on these issues in their respective organisations and will share their experience and learning on this topic.
· Francesca Bonino, Research Fellow – Evaluation (ALNAP)
· Alistair Hallam, Director (Valid International)
· Wartini Pramana, Manager, Planning, Evaluation and Knowledge Management (Canadian Red Cross)
· Mikkel Nedergaard, Adviser, Monitoring and Evaluation (Danish Refugee Council)