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Exploring Feminist Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) in Practice - previously recorded eStudy 117

Presenter: Amy Gray

This webinar will cover feminist principles and their practical application in monitoring, evaluation and learning. Participants will learn more about what feminist MEL principles are, and the roles and opportunities of MEL practitioners in applying them in specific pieces of work. Emphasis will be placed on practice and implementation, looking at MEL processes and tools as well as leadership and culture. Although some academic literature will be used to frame the foundations, the webinar will also be utilizing case studies, and will work through real-life examples identified by participants.

Learning Outcomes:
At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Identify feminist MEL principles and describe them
  • Explain the role of MEL practitioners in applying feminist MEL principles
  • Apply feminist MEL principles to their own work, and design realistic options for implementation

This workshop is aligned to AEA’s Competencies and Guiding Principals as follows:
This workshop acts ethically through evaluation practice that demonstrates integrity and respects people from different cultural backgrounds and indigenous groups. It identifies personal areas of professional competence and needs for growth. It also identifies how evaluation practice can promote social justice and the public good.

This workshop also engages a diverse range of users/stakeholders throughout the evaluation process, attends to systems issues within the context, and communicates evaluation processes and results in timely, appropriate, and effective ways.

Who Should Attend?
MEL practitioners with an understanding of MEL systems, process and tools who are interested in applying feminist approaches in a realistic and practical manner. This webinar should help demystify the feminist principles and help to identify what is “good enough” to get started with implementation – often a barrier with applying feminist principles in a MEL context.

Facilitation Experience:

Serving as RefugePoint's Senior Program Officer for Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL), Amy Gray provides leadership and direction for assessing and measuring the effectiveness and impact of RefugePoint’s work. Prior to joining in September 2020, Amy worked a decade for Oxfam America and ActionAid International, designing and supporting the use of organizational monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) systems, and providing MEL support for humanitarian and gender justice programs with a focus on local humanitarian leadership and feminist evaluation. Additionally, she worked for a number of international development organizations in program-focused roles, overseeing and managing civic and political engagement as well as health and disability projects in countries in the Balkans, East Africa, South Asia and Latin America. Amy has a master’s degree in development economics and policy from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree in political science, economics and German from Providence College. Amy has 10+ years of facilitation experience – MEL-related training workshops (2 hour to 4 day), webinars, panel discussions, organizational leadership events.

March 18th, 2022 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET
March 25th, 2022 12:00 - 1:30 PM ET

Once you purchase the eStudy you must register for each session. Recordings will be made available to registrants unable to attend sessions live. Recordings will be made available to all registrants for 90 days.