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Monitoring and Evaluation “101” Short Introductory Course – SESSION FULL

Date:  December 3, 2011
Time:  9:00am-5:00pm
Location: Le Meridien B05/B06
Sponsor:  Measurement, Learning & Evaluation Project
Offered in French only.

The Measurement, Learning & Evaluation (MLE) Project is pleased to offer an introductory workshop in Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) at the 2011 International Conference on Family Planning. This course is designed for researchers and program staff who have little or no formal training in M&E. Topics will include an introduction to monitoring and evaluation, including the definition of these terms and the purpose and value of a strong M&E plan; data use for decision making; conceptual frameworks and logic models; development of indicators; data sources, including how to identify appropriate internal and external data sources; and evaluation designs, including how to select the best design for a specific program. M&E is increasingly important as a tool among managers, researchers and donors to identify if interventions are working and if funds are allocated appropriately. This all-day workshop will be held on Saturday, 3 December 2011. Participants who attend both the morning and afternoon three-hour sessions will receive a certificate of participation. Lunch will be provided. The workshop will be held in French. Seating is limited to the first 40 registrants. Registration by October 31, 2011.

For Questions, please contact Lisa Basalla Mwaikambo,; 443-805-8776   


Consultative Meeting on Very Young Adolescents- Flyer SESSION FULL

Date:  December 3, 2011
Time:  9:00am-5:00pm
Location: Hotel Ngor/Diarama (Room “Salle Les Lions”)
Sponsors:  Save the Children and the Institute for Reproductive Health
Interpretation Available: Yes

The purpose of the Consultation on Very Young Adolescents (VYA) aged 10-14 years is to gain clarity and consensus on successes and gaps in the evidence base in order to develop a shared agenda that advances the achievement of the MDGs.

After a briefing on existing evidence on VYA, participants will have the opportunity to learn from program examples, discuss relevant thematic areas, and set priorities for working together to reduce identified research, programmatic and policy gaps.

This meeting is open to anyone interested in working on VYAs across a variety of sectors. We invite researchers, program implementers, policymakers, donors, and other stakeholders, including youth. We are especially keen to welcome program managers who have practical insights to share from their experiences.

For questions, please contact Beth Outterson at