International Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs

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International Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs

21 Mar 2018   To   30 Mar 2018    Dubai, UAE

The nine-day residential workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs will provide platform for state of the art tools and techniques. By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:

• develop monitoring and evaluation plans by applying knowledge and skills gained throughout the workshop
• train professionals working in various health programs on basic concepts and practical approaches towards effective programmatic monitoring and evaluation
• discuss programmatic applications of the main tools and data systems used to monitor and evaluate health programs
• review the various evaluation designs and estimation techniques used for evaluating various health programs
• provide a platform for participants to share and learn from other country experiences to strengthen their M&E systems

This workshop targets health professionals from different health programmes either at the national or provincial/ state as well as district level, development partners at national level; NGO and donor personnel responsible for oversight of health programs, especially in the areas of reporting, monitoring and evaluation.

Applicants should be proficient in English, have some involvement in developing M&E plans for their organization/project. Computer literacy and experience with data systems would be advantageous. Country teams are encouraged to apply.

This workshop will provide participants with M&E tools and techniques needed for planning, organizing, and managing health programs and projects.

The workshop will include the following modules:
• Introduction to Monitoring and Evaluation
• Developing Monitoring and Evaluation Plans
• Frameworks and Indicators; Data/Information Sources & Systems (including surveillance, surveys, and HMIS)
• Routine and Non-Routine Information Systems
• Tools used in M&E including PRISM tools, DQA tool, DDIU tool, MESS tool
• Evaluation Designs and Operations Research
• Gender Integration into M&E
• Data Demand and Use for Decision-Making
• Decision-Making and Strategic Information
• M&E of Behaviour Change

Before the workshop, participants will complete an online foundation course in Monitoring and Evaluation which covers the basics of M&E. Throughout the course of the workshop, time will be allotted for practical exercises, group work and discussions around common M&E issues. Resources for further study and research in the M&E field will be provided.

Application deadline: 24th February 2018

Course fee: US$ 3200 which includes:
• 9-day face-to-face workshop in Dubai
• Resources, course material, and workshop kit
• Accommodation for the duration of the workshop
• Breakfast, lunch, tea and snacks during the workshop
• Airport transfers and local transportation for field visits
• Certificate from Empower School of Health
• One-year of technical assistance

Does not include – airfare, health insurance, visa fees, dinner or other travel expenses

• Dr. Lakhwinder Singh Sidhu: Dean, Empower School of Health. He has in-depth understanding of the health sector, with rich experience in managing, teaching and working in health systems strengthening across the world. His experience includes conducting research and undertaking consulting in the area of health management especially in health systems performance assessment. He has more than 20 years’ experience in assessments of public health programs in various countries of South East Asia Region for the programs funded by various donors like the Global Fund, World Bank and Clinton Foundation.
• Ms. Sangeeta Tikyani*: Associate Director - Public Health, Empower School of Health. With more than 13 years of professional experience in the field of public health, her areas of expertise are Monitoring and Evaluation, Public Health Leadership, Health System Strengthening (HMIS, HRH, and Service Quality), Capacity Building, Quality Assurance/Improvement, Hospital Management, Public Health Education and Program Management. Ms. Tikyani has been on various boards and chaired many technical committees including Capacity Building Committee of GEMNet Health.
• Prof. Paul S. Lalvani: Director, Empower School of Health; Deputy Chair, People that Deliver. He has more than 25 years of experience in capacity building, procurement and supply chain, access to medicines and technology transfer. He is the former head of Global Fund’s department of Procurement and Supply Chain Management, advisor to Gates Foundation, World Bank, WHO, and various Ministries of Health.
• Dr. Ravi Prakash*: His experience includes design and implementation of scientifically sound monitoring and evaluation system using individual tracking system, deployment of the M&E system at various levels, ensuring quality data collection, data management and analysis among others. He has rich experience in designing and implementing the Research Activities (includes designing methodology, sample selection, preparation of tools, training and supervising data collection for QA, analysis and preparation of research briefs and conducting evaluation research) for a large scale HIV/AIDS projects.

*faculty members are trained in Monitoring and Evaluation by MEASURE Evaluation from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

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