“As an organisation, we have not been doing very well with monitoring and evaluation because of limited opportunities for detailed learning. [Thanks to this programme] I have learnt key issues that as an organisation we need to pay attention to effectively generate data and successfully report on our projects.” Alhassan Abdulai Iddi, Executive Director of Net Organisation for Youth Empowerment & Development (NOYED – Ghana).
Iddi shared his commitment to putting in place a robust monitoring and evaluation system for his organisation after taking part in a 4-day training organised by WACSI with the support of the Embassy of France in Ghana.
“I have also adopted some tools which we will adapt and customise for the use of NOYED-Ghana to improve on our monitoring and evaluation practices,” he said.
The training took place from the 9th to 12th September 2019 in WACSI’s Training Centre.
Other participants from 8 civil society organisations namely, DUNK Grassroots, A Rocha Ghana (ARG), Care & Action for Mental Health in Africa, Caritas Ghana, Nubian Vault Association (NVA-Ghana), Harm Reduction Alliance- Ghana, and Savana Signatures who took part in the training, felt satisfied and fully equipped to contribute to effective programmes delivery in their organisations.
Participants were fully satisfied with all 4 modules of the training; project management, financial management and reporting, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) and communicating impact.
This training was tailored and delivered as part of a capacity strengthening programme developed to strengthen the capacity of the Embassy of France in Ghana’s beneficiaries of the “French Solidarity for Innovative Projects (FSPI)”.
The general objective of the capacity building support was to strengthen the institutional and operational effectiveness of FSPI civil society partners working in the areas of sports and social inclusion, environment, climate change, sexual and reproductive health, and rights. All 8 organisations will be supported by WACSI to model lessons learnt from the training and make them applicable to their organisations.
The FSPI partners considered the training to be useful to them because it exposed them to key areas of their work that needed improvements.
“I will assist the M&E officer in implementing M&E activities when there is a need. I will transfer the knowledge gained to my colleagues who were not part of the training as M&E is very key in every aspect of project implementation,” Bala Hairiya, Project Officer at Savana Signatures said after the training.