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ICT for Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Course


How do you use technology to get insight from information? Whether you work for a small nonprofit, large government agency, or private sector firm, the demand to capture and visualize quantifiable results has never been greater.

A number of Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) have been developed to address these needs such as social media analytics tools, mapping and data visualization software, mobile data collection systems and more. Understanding the tools and best practices available for gathering information, applying it to your project challenges, and assessing the results is necessary for project success.

This ten days training course will focus on building skills and strategies to better collect, manage, analyze and visualize data using a variety of tech tools.  It will feature interactive guest expert presentations with leading M&E practitioners, software developers, and data scientists. It will also include a unique hands-on learning environment with technology demos, practical activities and networking events.


10 days

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this  training course, participants should be able to:

  • Critically analyze both the opportunities and the pitfalls that emerge when working with technology to carry out monitoring and evaluation work.

  • Connect relevant development theories to the technological strategies and tools discussed in the course

  • Manage specific software platforms and tools for monitoring and evaluation activities

  • Design dynamic and effective strategies for using tools and platforms improve monitoring and evaluation efforts

  • Design, manage and implement mobile data collection tools for monitoring and evaluation

  • Develop critical self-confidence for working with technology to address monitoring and evaluation challenges.

 Course Content

Module I: Introduction to ICT for M&E

  • Overview of aspects of M&E and associated types of technology

  • Big Data and how it related to M&E

  • Overview of big data analytics

  • Data Responsibility

  • Open Data

  • Open Source data portal software

  • Casestudy of Open Data Portals in Africa (Open Kenya, openAFRICA)

  • Casestudy of World Bank Open Data Portal (The World Bank: Data)

Module II: Data Collection for M&E

  • Mobile data collection

  • Social media analytics

  • Web surveys

  • SMS data collection

  • Remote Sensors

  • “Mixed Methods Approach”: collection methods for qualitative and quantitative data

  • Data Storage: Excel and relational database

  • Mobile data collection with Open Data Kit (ODK)

  • Aggregating data from social media

Module III: Evaluation – Data Analysis and Visualization

  • Data Visualization

  • Mapping

  • Dashboards

  • Using Web visualisation tools

  • Using Google Maps and Fusion Table for mapping M&E indicators

Module IV: Integrating Technology-Enabled M&E

  • Human Centered Design

  • Real-time M&E

  • M&E databases

  • Impact Evaluation

  • Satellite Imaging


The instructor led trainings are delivered using a blended learning approach and comprise 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.


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


Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814


Payment should be transferred to IRES account through bank on or before C.O.B 9th September 2019.

Send proof of payment to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Cancellation Policy

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

Tailor- Made

This scheduled course can also be tailored for your organisation. To find out how our tailor-made training can help your organisation, call our team on

Mob: +254 715 077 817

Tel: 020 211 3814

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

Event Duration 10 Days
Event Date 16-09-2019
Event End Date 27-09-2019
Cut off date 09-09-2019
Individual Price(Kenyan) KES 139,000
Individual Price (International) EUR 1,592
Individual Price(International in Dollars) USD 1,853
Location Nairobi, Kenya
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