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Introduction to Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning

for Peacebuilding Practitioners

Introduction to Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for Peacebuilding Practitioners
Joan McGregor, Rhea V. Silvosa, and Mohaledin Ross "Bobet" Dimaukom

April 5 to April 27, 2022 | Tuesday and Wednesday
1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, Philippine Time [GMT+8]

Prerequisite: Introduction to Peacebuilding Theory and Practice or Introduction to Conflict Transformation or Fundamentals of Peacebuilding or an equivalent course or experience.

This course approaches monitoring, evaluation, and learning (MEL) from a learning perspective and introduces theories of change, indicators, monitoring, evaluation, learning design, and tools for reflective practice. The course is designed to enable participants to practice evaluative thinking; design better projects; monitor, evaluate, and learn from those projects more regularly and effectively; prepare for project and program evaluation more effectively; and improve practice and accountability to all concerned parties.

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Registration has closed for this course. We hope that you will join us for this course in the future.

Our Facilitators

Joan McGregor has been working in the field of conflict transformation for more than 40 years. Her engagement in conflict transformation started with work against apartheid in her home country of South Africa. Joan has a Master’s Degree in Peace and Reconciliation from Coventry University in the UK. She is currently working freelance as a conflict transformation practitioner, undertaking consultancies for clients.

Prior to this, Joan was a full-time Peace and Conflict Advisor at Responding to Conflict (RTC) in Birmingham, UK where her work encompassed managing, developing, and facilitating RTC's program of courses and designing and delivering consultancy work. The consultancies included tailor-made training and participatory learning programs for practitioners of conflict transformation, development, and humanitarian assistance from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. Joan's expertise covers participatory approaches to conflict analysis, strategic planning, mediation and negotiation, conflict sensitivity tools and methodologies, monitoring and appraisal, lesson learning, training of trainers, and counseling. In 2017, Joan was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the University of Birmingham in recognition of her contribution to conflict transformation internationally. Joan has been with MPI since 2014.

Rhea V. Silvosa has over eight years of experience in community development, international peacebuilding, and conflict transformation. She holds an MA in Global Affairs with a concentration in International Peace Studies from the Keough School of Global Affairs of the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, USA. Rhea has supported the Mindanao Peacebuilding Institute in various roles, first, as the Annual Peacebuilding Training Program Officer, and recently as the Peacebuilding Programs’ Coordinator. In this role, she has helped develop MPI’s Virtual Peacebuilding Training Program, assisted in curriculum design, and co-facilitated two virtual courses.

Currently, Rhea is helping MPI, with support from Mensen met een Missie (MM), lead a short-term research project, intending to assess the needs and resources identified by local grassroots peacebuilders for sustaining their peace work. It is hoped that this will better inform the design and content of new and existing projects of both MPI and MM.

As a Mindanawon peacebuilder, Rhea is actively involved in civil society groups that advocate for indigenous and human rights, and restorative and transitional justice in the region. She is passionate about working with organizations that are engaged in creating spaces and platforms for social change.

Mohaledin Ross “Bobet” Dimaukom is the current Project Manager of the Cotabato Project Office of Forum Ziviler Friedensdienst/Forum Civil Peace Service (forumZFD), a German international non-governmental organization that promotes peace using the framework of nonviolent conflict transformation. He has 14 years of combined experience in the fields of ceasefire implementation, nonviolent conflict transformation, nonviolent communication, and project management.

In his work, Bobet leads a team and works closely with local civil society organizations and the youth sector in supporting a peaceful, transparent, inclusive, and accountable transition process of the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM).

Bobet has been a regular volunteer for the MPI Annual Peacebuilding Training since 2013. He has served as class assistant and class documenter, and eventually co-facilitated a course on Active Nonviolence.

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