March and April
I hope you're doing well! I wanted to reach out, share some exciting updates from the past two months, and what I'm looking forward to in May and June.
In March, I finally completed the MEAL DPro course.
It's certified by Humentum, CRS, and PHAP, and it was a great feeling to be recognised by industry experts.
Check it out and let me know if you're interested - I'll share my study tips!
I was invited to contribute to a course on 'Influencing for Humanitarian Impact Analysis', organised by the London School of Economics and GELI.
It's aimed at leaders in the humanitarian industry, to sharpen their advocacy work.
I also took two weeks' leave to study, read, and work on my company.
It's a coaching programme for young women in our industry, to help me sharpen my leadership and business skills. I'm excited to join this elite group and apply what I learn.
I also conducted an in-person seminar on 'Decolonising Monitoring and Evaluation' for development practitioners here in Barcelona!
It was an engaging and interactive workshop, with lively discussions with a great group of researchers and M&E consultants. I wrote about it here.
Over the next two months:
I'm planning an online version of this seminar. I want to make it relevant and engaging, so please tell me what you'd like to discuss. Please share this with anyone you know who'd be interested.
I am also adding new worksheets to the resource page on my blog to help M&E and programme staff build a PMEL framework. A strong framework guides our thinking, prioritises our needs, and helps systematise how we think about the data we collect. I would love your thoughts here, too - what would you like to know more about, and how can a PMEL framework best serve you?
I hope you had a great April and May too? I'd love to hear from you, so let me know what you've been up to!