The WASCAL Competence Centre, has built the capacities of more than 100 stakeholders within and outside the WASCAL Research Action Plan Phase 2 (WRAP 2.0) on good and efficient implementation of the projects for the sake of trust and sustainability of resources mobilization.
The training was organized on the background of the fact that organizations responsible for implementing supported development projects need to track, analyze, and report progress during the implementation phase. To achieve this, strong knowledge in monitoring and evaluation is of great importance.
The workshop, facilitated by high profile experts in Project Monitoring and Evaluation, was designed to raise awareness among WASCAL scientists, members of steering committees, staff of coordinating units of WASCAL’s WRAP 2.0 projects, students and WASCAL Alumni on Monitoring and Evaluation approaches that will result in a participatory development of Monitoring and Evaluation Learning Plan. in order to help WASCAL generate timely and evidence-based decision-making during project implementation in the future.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Prof. Kehinde Ogunjobi, Director of the Competence Centre said: “Monitoring, Evaluation Learning (MEL) system will enable to support the project management team and the decision-makers in the operationalization and implementation of the project activities. It will also enable to assess the overall progress, outcome, and impact in short, medium, and long term of the planned activities using the appropriate tools and methodologies’’. He challenged to participants to leverage on the training to build their capacities in the domain which was key to all project’s implementations success.
This hybrid workshop attracted well over 90 participants of WRAP2.0 stakeholders and students, WASCAL alumni and students from WASCAL Graduate School Programs, in a 3-day workshop.