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Monitoring and Evaluation for Food Security and Nutrition Course

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Introduction

In order to achieve a world free of hunger and malnutrition, it is vital to provide sustainable solutions that provide the largest impacts on development outcomes. Monitoring and Evaluation tools and techniques plays a key role in ensuring Food Security programs are designed, implemented as plan and that they improve the well-being of the target communities. This course equips the participants with adequate skills to develop and manage robust M&E systems for effective management of FSN programs. The learner is introduced to FSN indicators, tools and techniques for M&E in FSN.

Who Should Attend?

This is a general training is targeting variety of programme staff, management team members and thematic staff, Project Management Officials, government officials, programme managers; policy makers and programme implementers; development practitioners and activists and NGO and CSO members,  Research organizations among others for Agriculture support activities. 

No of Days

10 days

Course Objectives

  • Gain skills in both qualitative and quantitate data collection and analysis in M&E for food security and nutrition programs.
  • Strengthen their competence in the designing, monitoring, and evaluation of FSN programs.
  • Gain insight into the principles of monitoring, evaluation and impact assessment in food and nutrition security.
  • Appreciate the need to integrate gender role in the development of FSN programs.
  • Come up with clear ideas for improving monitoring, evaluation and impact assessments for food security and nutrition programs.

Course Content

Module 1: Fundamentals of Monitoring and Evaluation

  • What is M&E?
  • Significance of M&E
  • Principles and concepts in M&E
  • M&E and the project lifecycle
  • Complementary roles of monitoring and evaluation

Module 2: Food Security and Nutrition M&E Frameworks

  • Food security and nutrition conceptual frameworks
  • Food security and nutrition results frameworks
  • Logical framework analysis
  • Food security and nutrition projects design using LogFrames

Module 3: Food Security and Nutrition Indicators

  • Food security and nutrition indicators
  • Indicator metrics
  • Link between indicators and  results
  • Indicator Matrix
  • FSN indicator performance tracking

Module 4: M&E System design and M&E Planning in FSN

  • Importance of an M&E Plan
  • Components of an M&E Plan
  • Design Principles for monitoring and evaluation
  • Using M&E plan to implement M&E in a project
  • M&E plan against performance management plan

Module 5: M&E Considerations for Sector Specific Programming

  • Food availability
  • Food access
  • Food utilization
  • Stability
  • Market Information

Module 6: M&E Considerations for Health and Nutrition

  • Selection of indicators
  • Integrated disease surveillance and nutrition surveillance systems
  • Nutrition

Module 7: Data Management for M&E in FSN

  • Sources of M&E data
  • Qualitative data collection methods
  • Quantitative data collection methods
  • Participatory methods of data collection

Module 8: Data Analysis

  • Data cleaning
  • Qualitative data analysis
  • Quantitative data analysis
  • Data interpretation and reporting

Module 9: Gender consideration in M&E for FSN

  • Gender integration during project activities design
  • Gender indicators in food security and nutrition programs
  • Cross-cutting gender issues in FSN
  • Role of M&E in addressing gender
  • Measure of gender outcomes

Module 10: Evaluation of Food Security and Nutrition Programs

  • Determining evaluation points from results framework
  • Components of evaluations, implementation and process evaluations
  • Evaluation designs
  • Performance evaluation process
  • Evaluation findings, sharing, and dissemination

Module 11: Impact Assessment of FSN Programs

  • Introduction to impact evaluation
  • Impact assessment in program design
  • Attribution in impact evaluation
  • Impact evaluation methods

Module 12: M&E Results Use and Dissemination

  • Use of M&E results to improve and strengthen FSN projects
  • Use of M&E Lessons learned and best practices
  • M&E reporting
  • Design, monitoring, and evaluation of resilience interventions

 Training Approach

This course will be delivered by our skilled trainers who have vast knowledge and experience as expert professionals in the fields. The course is taught in English and through a mix of theory, practical activities, group discussion and case studies. Course manuals and additional training materials will be provided to the participants upon completion of the training.

Tailor-Made Course

This course can also be tailor-made to meet organization requirement. 

Training Venue 

The training will be held at our Upskill Training Centre. We also offer training for a group (at a discount of 10% to 50%) at requested location all over the world. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, and buffet lunch.

Visa application, travel expenses, airport transfers, dinners, accommodation, insurance, and other personal expenses are catered by the participant

Certification

Participants will be issued with Upskill certificate upon completion of this course.

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