Community Led Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning is your organization ready webinar

CoLMEAL Webinar April 7th

Webinar #2: Is your organization ready for Community-Led Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (CoLMEAL)?

Thanks to all of those who joined us for the webinar April 7th on: Is your organization ready for CoLMEAL?

A special thank you to our guest, John Ougo, who joined us from ADRA Kenya to share his experiences with implementing CoLMEAL.

CoLMEAL brings power back to communities.

John Ougo, CoLMEAL officer, ADRA Kenya

Watch the recording below:

This was the second webinar in the CoLMEAL webinar series. Webinar #1 “What is CoLMEAL?” was held on February 9th during International Development Week. Watch the recording below:

The Context

Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) #16 calls for building participatory, effective, accountable institutions “at all levels”. In order to ensure the SDGs are sustainable, the people who are most affected by their community’s development should be drivers of their change. Thus any information gathered should first be owned and used by those who are impacted the most. New ways of working are needed to support the decolonization of development, including monitoring and evaluation. Frameworks and tools that support true participation, grassroots innovation, and empowerment of vulnerable communities will help to catalyze this process.

Salanga has been partnering with Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and ADRA Canada to innovate on Community-Led Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (CoLMEAL). We have been piloting this approach in countries in Africa and Asia, including fragile and vulnerable contexts, by building the capacity of community change agents to develop, implement, monitor and evaluate their own theories of change to achieve sustainable changes in well-being.

Facilitated by:

Jakub Nemec is the co-founder and Executive Director of Salanga and passionate about supporting organizations to shift the power dynamic in MEAL and empower communities with the tools to measure success on their own terms. Jakub has been leading the integration of CoLMEAL within the work that Salanga does with its partners and advocating for community-led approaches within the development sector.

Elaine Stavnitzky is a Program & CoLMEAL Advisor at Salanga. She is passionate about CoLMEAL and has been instrumental in the development of the CoLMEAL approach. She is an experienced leader, having implemented a wide range of complex strategic, programmatic and quality assurance processes to support leadership, staff, communities and children in international development and humanitarian aid programs since 2002. The nexus of her passion, skills, and value is in empowering communities to understand and monitor the change they seek to actualize. She is ever ready to apply her energy and enthusiasm to support organizations in strengthening systems that ensure people have right-sized information to trigger change making decisions. She loves experiencing with others the “a-ha” moment that tips the balance for transformation at the individual, community and/or systems level.

About Salanga

At Salanga, we inspire and enable people and organizations to improve their practices, so they can make positive and sustainable change in our world. Salanga is a values-driven organization that provides technical expertise, tools, training and MEAL software to humanitarian, development and social service organizations around the world. We are a unique international development and technology focused company. We bring a tech-savvy side and hold core expertise in database design and implementation specifically for the humanitarian, development and social sector. Our monitoring and evaluation staff have over 15+years of experience in designing and implementing enterprise-level monitoring, evaluation and learning database systems.

Salanga works with organizations to write proposals, strengthen their projects and MEAL systems and is the proud founder of Kinaki a cloud-based MEAL software. Any organization or individual can signup for a FREE Kinaki account.

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