Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning courses 2019
"Learning & Staying Alive To Change"
This course is about demystifying PMEL as a technical exercise - done to satisfy donor needs – so that it can be better understood, appreciated and used. We promote learning orientated M&E because we believe that if M&E contributes to organisational learning and adaptation you will produce better and more sustainable impact. By attending this course, you will gain greater clarity on what learning- oriented PMEL may look like for your organisation and how this could be implemented.
Dates for 2019 are as follows:
Harare, Zimbabwe 11-15 March
Jo’burg, South Africa 3-7 June
Nairobi, Kenya 15-19 July
Cape Town, South Africa 14-18 Oct
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The Truth of the Work:
Theories of Change in a Changing World
by Doug Reeler and Rubert Van Blerk,
the Community Development Resource Association, 2017
Following a series of learning sessions with practitioners from various organisations in Cape Town we wrote this reflection on the use and practice of "Theory of Change" being demanded by donors, and the problems and possibilities practitioners are experiencing.
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