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Africa regional workshop examines monitoring and evaluation


Aids Alliance

This October the Alliance Secretariat organised a workshop which brought together Monitoring and Evaluation Officers from nine Linking Organisations (LOs) and Country Offices (COs) in East and Southern Africa.

The workshop grew out of a needs assessment which found that many of our partners in the Africa Region required strengthened capacity in planning, programme quality and reporting and monitoring and evaluation.

Staff from the following LOs and COs attended: AIDS Consortium, Alliance South Sudan, Alliance Uganda, Alliance Zambia, BONELA, KANCO, MONASO, NELA and ZAN.

The training was supported by the Alliance Regional Technical Support Hub for East and Southern Africa with additional coordination from KANCO.

The seven day training was split into three modules covering results based planning, programme quality and the Alliance Monitoring and Reporting System (MRS). It was an opportunity for learning, sharing and strengthening capacity for the Alliance Africa region and consultants with varying levels of technical capacity in this area.

Feedback following the training consistently highlighted that most were confident of having acquired skills from planning to ensuring programme quality to monitoring but will need to be consistent in applying the methodology and require ongoing support. Following the training attendees felt that they are now in a better position to ‘plan, monitor and report in a more meaningful way’. Many colleagues in the region have now started to apply many of the concepts learnt in their day-to day work.