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GIS for Monitoring and Evaluation Course

INTRODUCTION

The training will help project managers apply GIS to monitor and evaluate the activities of specific projects in an effort to document positive outcomes, increase sustainability and develop effective solutions to problems discovered. Through this training, we will examine some ways we can use maps to define, measure and display project outcomes.

By using the GIS to link data from multiple programs the training will make it possible to understand the individual programs better but also better understand the relationship between the programs. Spatial analysis techniques will also help with deriving outcomes measures.

To achieve set objectives, the training will also explore the technical topic of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) methods that are used worldwide in many development projects and the application of technical tools of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for project monitoring and management.

DURATION

5 Days

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

The course is designed for representatives from government, project teams, NGOs, multi and bi-lateral development organizations, consultancies, etc, that are typically employed as project managers and directors, M&E specialists, technical specialists, and researchers.

COURSE OBJECTIVES

  • Understand key concepts in M&E and GIS
  • Discuss new technologies being adopted in project monitoring and evaluation:Mobile phones in M&E, Participatory video for M&E: supporting bottom-up learning, Making real-time M&E a reality through ICT
  • Learn about the working of M&E information management systems
  • Learn how to collect data using mobile phones and GPS
  • Learn how to integrate exiting M&E data with GIS
  • Learn how to analyze and visualize M&E data with the aid of GIS techniques
  • Learn how to integrate GIS into M&E activities

TOPICS TO BE COVERED

Introduction and definitions of key concepts to M&E 

M&E Refresher

  • Introduction to M&E
  • Key components of M&E
  • Challenges facing M&E Designing an M&E system
  • Results chain and impact pathways
  • M&E frame works
  • Theory of change

Communicating M&E results

  • Developing a GIS integrated communication system
  • Why is communication important in GIS?
  • Presentation of findings/results

New technologies being adopted in project M&E

  • GIS
  • Mobile phones in M&E
  • Participatory videos for M&E
  • Supporting bottom-up learning
  • Making real-time M&E a reality through ICT
  • Examples of M&E systems incorporating GIS

Introduction to concepts of GIS and remote sensing

  • GIS software
  • GIS system installation and setup
  • GIS Data sources and types

Spatial data collection techniques for project management

  • Using GPS
  • Using GPS utility software for managing and downloading and managing data
  • Working with data from different sources
  • Attributes manipulation in GIS
  • Using Mobile Phones for GIS data collection
  • Importing GPS data to Quantum GIS

Visualizing project data

  • Understand map layers in GIS
  • Composing a GIS layout from GIS layers
  • Difference between a map and a layout
  • Navigate maps
  • Bringing tabular/spreadsheet data into a GIS (Excel, SPSS, Access etc)
  • Connecting visual map features and tabular data
  • Selecting subsets of map features from geo processing
  • Finding map features
  • Use data sorting records and labeling features to produce information
  • Key elements of a map
  • Composing a map
  • Case study

GIS and GPS for M&E

  • GeneralPrinciples of Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
  • Integrating M&E and Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
  • Deciding if M&E-GIS is Appropriate for specific projects
  • Developing an M&E-GIS System for projects
  • Creating Maps Supporting Monitoring and Evaluation Systems
  • Selecting GIS Software
  • Defining the Data Requirements and Key Indicators
  • Defining the Data Collection Process
  • Designing and Creating the Data Input Table
  • Map making
  • Creating the Thematic Map

Updating data in the M&E-GIS system

  • Getting Periodic Reports from the Field

Preparing monitoring and evaluation reports /communicating results

  • Preparing the Working Project Reporting Maps
  • Case Study

REQUIREMENTS

Participants should be reasonably proficient in English. Applicants must live up to Indepth Research Services (IRES) admission criteria.

METHODOLOGY

The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprises of presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, web based tutorials and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields.

All facilitation and course materials will be offered in English. The participants should be reasonably proficient in English.

ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of this training, participants will be issued with an Indepth Research Services (IRES) certificate.

TRAINING VENUE

The training is residential and will be held at IRES Training Centre. The course fee covers the course tuition, training materials, two break refreshments, lunch, and study visits.

All participants will additionally cater for their, travel expenses, visa application, insurance, and other personal expenses.

ACCOMMODATION

Accommodation is arranged upon request. For reservations contact the Training Officer.

Email:outreach@indepthresearch.org.  

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

TAILOR- MADE

This training can also be customized for your institution upon request to a minimum of 4 participants. You can have it delivered in our training centre or at a convenient location.

For further inquiries, please contact us on Tel: +254 715 077 817, +254 (020) 211 3814 or mail outreach@indepthresearch.org

PAYMENT

Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B. 27th November 2017

Send proof of payment to outreach@indepthresearch.org

CANCELLATION POLICY

Payment for the all courses includes a registration fee, which is non-refundable, and equals 15% of the total sum of the course fee.

1.    Participants may cancel attendance 14 days or more prior to the training commencement date.

2.    No refunds will be made 14 days or less to the training commencement date. However, participants who are unable to attend may opt to attend a similar training at a later date, or send a substitute participant provided the participation criteria have been met.

Please Note: The program content shown here is for guidance purposes only. Our continuous course improvement process may lead to changes in topics and course structure.

Event Properties

Duration 5 Days
Event Date 04-12-2017
Event End Date 08-12-2017
Cut off date 27-11-2017
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,012.00
Individual Price (International) USD 1,100.00
Location Tanzania
We are no longer accepting registration for this event

Group Tariffs

Group Size Kenyan Rate Per day (KES) International Rate Per day (USD/EURO)
6-10 95,000.00 $ 1,118.00
€ 1,018.00
11-15 146,250.00 $ 1,721.00
€ 1,567.00
16-20 191,250.00 $ 2,250.00
€ 2,048.00
21-25 230,000.00 $ 2,706.00
€ 2,463.00
26-30 262,500.00 $ 3,089.00
€ 2,811.00
30-50 309,825.00 $ 4,556.00
€ 0.00
3-5 62,500.00 $ 736.00
€ 670.00
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