Training Course in Technology for Monitoring and Evaluation
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
- Data Responsibility
- Open Data
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
- Remote Sensors
- 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.
- Data Visualization
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
- Real-time M&E
- Impact Evaluation
- Satellite Imaging
The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professionals and trainers in these fields.
All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.
Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with a certificate of participation.
The training is residential and will be held at T4D Training Centre in Westlands Nairobi, Kenya. The course fees cover the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.
All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.
We can also tailor-make our courses for you. This way, you/your organization will benefit by:
- Using own 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
For further inquiries, please contact us on details below:
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: +254 706 909 947
Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.
Email: [email protected]
Mobile Number: +254 706 909 947
The course fee is KES 75,000.00 or USD 1,100.00 exclusive of VAT. The course fees covers the course tuition, training materials, two (2) break refreshments, lunch and study visits. Participants will cater for their travel and accommodation costs.
Payment should be transferred to Tech For Development – T4D account through bank on or before the course starting date.
Send proof of payment to [email protected]
Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.
- Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.
- No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met
Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure