3rd International Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs

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3rd International Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs

03 Mar 2019   To   10 Mar 2019    Dubai, UAE

The seven-day residential workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation of Global Health Programs will provide the 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
• formulate a framework (result/logical/conceptual) on how the program or intervention will lead to specific health outcomes and impact.
• 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
• use this platform 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
• Evaluation Designs and Operations Research
• Gender Integration into M&E
• Data Demand and Use for Decision-Making
• Decision-Making and Strategic Information
• Mapping and Population Size Estimation

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: 20th February 2019

Course fee: US$ 2800 which includes:
• 7-day face-to-face workshop in Dubai
• Resources, course material, and workshop kit
• Lunch, tea and snacks during the workshop sessions
• Local transportation for field visits
• Certificate from Empower School of Health

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

Ms. Sangeeta Tikyani*: Director - Public Health and Humanitarian Sector, India Head, Empower School of Health. With more than 14 years of professional experience in the field of public health, her areas of expertise are M&E, Data Quality Assessment, Systematic Assessments and Reviews, Routine Health Information Systems, Health System Strengthening (HMIS, HRH, and Service Quality), Capacity Building, Gender Integration, QA/Improvement and Public Health Education. She has experience of conducting more than 20 M&E related international workshops in various countries including Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Namibia, Nepal & South Africa and also provided technical assistance in M&E in countries like Bangladesh, India and Nepal. She has been on various boards and chaired many technical committees including Capacity Building Committee of GEMNet- Health. Previously, she was heading M&E unit at Public Health Foundation of India and helped to establish Regional Centre of Reference in M&E.

Dr. Ruth Bessinger: An epidemiologist with more than 25 years of experience in M&E and applied research in HIV/AIDS and reproductive health. She has worked with various international agencies; US government agencies; non-governmental organizations and country governments. Being a former senior analyst with USAID’s MEASURE Evaluation project, she coordinated and co-authored the UNAIDS document for monitoring and evaluating HIV-prevention programs; collaborated with institutions in four countries in South-east Asia to design and implement an approach to monitoring the implementation of a package of HIV prevention interventions; worked with governments in China, Uganda, and Senegal to strengthen their national HIV programs and also led a multi-country analysis of sexual behaviour and HIV in sub-Saharan Africa. She has designed curriculum and taught in short courses and master’s degree courses aimed at increasing​ capacity for program ​M&E in Africa and Asia. Prior to this, she was​ an assistant professor at Tulane School of Public Health wwhere shetaught epidemiological methods and survey research methods​.​

Sr. Consultant*: 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.

Chander Pal Thakur*: Consultant- Public Health, Empower School of Health. He is health management professional with additional training in Global Public Health and Human Resources for Health by Royal Tropical Institute, Netherlands. He is trained in M&E by MEASURE Evaluation, CPC at UNC. He has been involved in various national and international workshops in M&E and has designing and implementation experience of monitoring and evaluation systems, assessments, evaluations, health facility surveys and M&E plans for large-scale projects. He has experience of developing and conducting online learning programs around M&E and was India coordinator for GEMNet-Health. His core area of work includes health systems strengthening, human resources for health, capacity building, and project management.

*faculty members are trained in Monitoring and Evaluation by MEASURE Evaluation from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
**international facilitators with rich experience of training in M&E, Impact Evaluation, Routine Health Information Systems will also be conducting sessions

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