Collective Campaign for Peace (COCAP) National Secretariat organized 2 days training on "Monitoring and Evaluation" on March 9-10, 2015 in Kathmandu.
Objective of the training was to train the COCAP higher level staffs and management committee members in various techniques and tools of the monitoring and evaluating the project progress.
There was participation of 14 individuals in the training including Regional Program Officers, Executive Committee Members, staff of National Secretariat from COCAP and a representative from member organization.
Mr. Bjon Eser, Consultant for Conflict Prevention in MISEREOR, Germany facilitated the two days training. The training course included the contents like basic monitoring and evaluation concepts, formulating clear objectives, developing indicators and learning the use of data collection methods. Mr. Eser used the participatory methods such as; group works and presentations in the training. The methods were useful not only in providing theoretical knowledge but also in guiding the participants on practical use of the skills learnt from the theory.
Participants learnt how to make objectives and indicators specific, measurable, achievable/attainable, realistic and time-bound (SMART). In addition, the participants also gained knowledge about when and how to monitor a project through practical examples. Mr. Eser also talked about visualization and ranking and scoring methods of data collection such as Spider-web and Matrix. Using these methods, the abstract things such as people's perception, level of trust and feeling of security can also be monitored.
In the closing ceremony of the training, Mrs. Usha Baruwal chairperson of COCAP expressed her vote of thanks towards Mr. Eser for his valuable time and the participants for their active participation in the training. She also expressed her hope that the Regional Program Officers would start new programs on regional levels using the learning from this training. Facilitator Mr. Eser thanked the group for being receptive and patient for two days. The participants were felicitated with certificates at the end of the training.