This course is co-hosted by the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, DCAF-Geneva Centre for Security Sector Governance and the Small Arms Survey. Results-based management (RBM) and monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) are critical skills for policy makers and practitioners in the field of peacebuilding, security, and development. This course, now in its 12th year, provides skills development in results-based approaches and theories of change, implementation of monitoring and evaluation considering gender responsiveness and implications for Agenda 2030.
The overall learning goals for the course are:
- design a project or programme using RBM and theories of change
- plan and implement monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning frameworks and activities
- plan and implement an evaluation based on an evaluation matrix
- manage a project or an annual review based on results and impact
- resolve problems of demonstrating results, especially for gender related issues
- understand and work in complex environments
Course modules include:
- Theories of Change and Indicators
To make the best use of the interactive course time, all participants are required to complete an online preparatory course in advance to ensure a common baseline. The preparatory course takes 12 hours. The course will address MEL challenges stemming from working in complex environments. The learning focuses on extensive practical work in small groups, based on case studies.
Full attendance in all sessions of the course is required for certification. The course certificate will only be granted to participants that have participated in all sessions.
Application requirements: Applicants are requested to submit along with the standard requirements of documents (see Registration), a short text of no more than 220 words, reflecting on a personal RBM/MEL challenge that you previously have encountered or are currently experiencing within your peacebuilding context. The challenge will be used as a case study for the participant throughout the course. The quality and relevance of the RBM/MEL challenge also constitutes an important criterion in the selection process for participation in the course. Only applications completed with a short bio and a personal RBM/MEL challenge text will be considered in the selection process.
Technical requirements: Participation requires a stable internet connection in a quiet environment, where the participant can speak freely and participate actively without interfering with others at the course times mentioned. It is important to log on through a laptop/desktop computer (not phone/tablet) to have the full interactive course experience. The use of a camera is obligatory, and a headset is encouraged.
Language requirement: The course will be held in English; no translation will be provided. Participants therefore need to ensure proficiency in spoken and written English.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
The course is aimed at practitioners wanting to extend or upgrade their expertise of RBM and MEL.
This course is sponsored by the Government of Switzerland so there is no tuition fee required.
Registration Deadline: 1 May 2022