Event location: Hargeisa

Runs: From 14th Nov 2016 to 15th Nov 2016

Event time: 09:00 to 17:00

Event contact: comms@somaliangoconsortium.org

Introduction to Monitoring & Evaluation (2 days)

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) is an essential element of effective project design and management. Donors, stakeholders, beneficiaries, managers and project implementation teams require regular feedback on how projects are performing. M&E systems and requirements can often be unduly complex, time consuming and confusing, especially for staff and managers who are new to the subject. This course is designed to help participants gain a basic understanding of what M&E entails, why it is necessary and what is required to do it well. It will aim to demystify some of the complex terminology and concepts used in M&E and equip participants with a basic operating knowledge of the key elements of an M&E system.


On completion of the course, the participants will be able to:

  1. Define the main terms and concepts used in Monitoring and Evaluation of projects and programmes.
  2. Understand the purpose and function of M&E in the project cycle.
  3. Be familiar with a range of basic M&E tools and their use.
  4. Design a simple project M&E plan using the M&E tools learned.
  5. Understand how to use M&E for planning, accountability, reporting and learning


This is an introductory course to Monitoring and Evaluation. It is suitable for NGO staff who are new to the subject of M&E and want to gain a basic understanding of the concepts and processes. The course will be conducted in English.

About the Trainer

Rosemary Heenan is a Nurse/Midwife with an MSc in Community Health from Trinity College in Dublin. She has over 25 years’ experience of managing humanitarian and development programmes in thirteen countries throughout the continent of Africa. Rosemary managed programmes in the Gedo Region of Somalia for almost nine years before moving to South Africa with her family. She currently works as a consultant/trainer in organizational development, child protection and project management.