Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) process and process M&E

Tuesday 26 May, 14.00 - 15.30
Space Megenagna
Convener(s): Tana Lala-Pritchard, Tonya Schuetz, Cecilia Schubert
Process coach: Ewen Le Borgne

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Outline of the session

The process of Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is often perceived to be dull, cumbersome and time-consuming. However, when planned and implemented properly, it can strengthen the basis for managing for results, fostering learning and generating knowledge within an organization and provide the needed figures and information that help support the value of communication and engagement. M&E enables you to check the “bottom line” of your work by forcing you to think in terms of “So what? What difference is my work making, how and for whom?”

There are however a number of initial challenges when incorporating good monitoring and evaluation (M&E) into a program or activity. All challenges can be overcome, and even turned into opportunities. This session aims to put spotlight on a few key areas within science communication M&E where people might have experienced an uphill battle, and jointly, through interactive and participatory group-work that will be showcased through role-playing, performances or drawings, come up with ways that can help participants make M&E headway in their work.

Purpose: Outline people's understanding of M&E and within a set line of work areas map recurring challenges and obstacles that people face when trying to monitor and evaluate communication and engagement work. Teams will jointly come up with solutions and ways forward.

- Get participants to see many others face similar challenges while doing M&E
- Set of good practices within M&E that participants have collectively come up with

Detailed session outline:
  • 15' Introduction and Expectation Management
  • 45' Concrete examples on challenges and opportunities/added value of M&E for learning &
    Group-work to outline these through role-play, song & dance performance, drawing, presenting,
  • 15' Performance
  • 15' Reflection wrap-up: personal reflections & key take-away messages from the session