On 9-13 June, INTRAC will be running this year’s Open Training course in Advanced Participatory Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E), like last year located on Issyk-Kul. If you are thinking of attending or sending someone from your organisation, please write to us quickly since this course is usually fully booked.
This year we are slightly raising the level of the course, as usual focussing on qualitative data collection and analysis, and including some aspects of longer term impact assessment. The workshop will be led by an experienced trainers team led by INTRAC counsultant Lola Abdusalyamova (Uzbekistan). The course will run bilingually in Russian and English according to ther needs of the participants. INTRAC is actively involved in debates around M&E as any of you who read our bulletin ONTRAC will know. Thus ONTRAC No.37 enitled «Rethinking M&E» raised the issue of how to combine the increasing «managerialism» of development institutions, on the one hand, and the need to «prioritise users’ interests and needs» on the other. Our workshop looks at both sides of this dilemma — the efficient collection and analysis of data, and also the aspect of participation.
INTRAC Central Asia Programme is carrying out a strategy review of its work this summer and autumn. If you would like to contribute to this in any way, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org . In the week of 22 September we hope to be running a Round Table on capacity building for civil society in Central Asia. We hope that representatives of international and local NGOs alike will attend this event.
INTRAC Central Asia