Evaluating Peacebuilding and Promoting Learning

Event Details

Evaluating Peacebuilding and Promoting Learning

Time: September 17, 2010 from 9:15am to 5pm
Location: Johns Hopkins SAIS, Kenny Auditorium
Street: 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW
City/Town: Washington D.C., 20036
Website or Map: http://maps.google.com/maps?f…
Event Type: workshop, forum, peacebuilding, evaluation
Organized By: Philipp Lustenberger
Latest Activity: Sep 16, 2010

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Event Description

Evaluating Peacebuilding and Promoting Learning

A Special Session of the Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum
Followed By: Learning for Peacebuilding Workshop


Organized by Catholic Relief Services and
Search for Common Ground
With the Conflict Management Program Johns Hopkins SAIS

Forum Details:
The peacebuilding community often struggles with measuring program effectiveness and how to promote learning from our work. How can we best capture and document the results of peacebuilding programs? How do we balance external reporting requirements with internal learning needs? How can we best promote learning within our organizations and across the wider peacebuilding community? How do we strengthen our capacities to undertake more effective Design, Monitoring and Evaluation and promote consistent, reflective practice?
In this special session of the Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum, we will take stock of efforts to undertake more effective evaluation and promote more systematic learning. We will reflect on growing donor demands for quantifiable results, often within short periods of time. We will also reflect on the feasibility and relevance of certain methodologies such as impact evaluations that use randomized control groups and utilization-focused or developmental evaluations.
You may register to participate in the morning's forum or in the entire day's activities.

To Register:
https://salsa.wiredforchange.com/o/6060/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=18540

Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum Session:
Tom Bamat (Senior Technical Advisor, Justice and Peacebuilding, Catholic Relief Services)
Andy Blum (Senior Program Officer, United States Institute of Peace)
Sharon Morris (Director, Conflict Management Group, Mercy Corps)
Cheyanne Scharbatke-Church (Principal, Besa: Catalyzing Strategic Change)
Tjip Walker (Warning and Analysis Team, Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, USAID)

Moderator:
Nick Oatley (Director, Institutional Learning, Search for Common Ground)
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Schedule of Events:
9:15 - 9:30 Welcome and Introductions
9:30 - 11:30 Conflict Prevention and Resolution Forum: Learning for Peacebuilding
11:45 - 1:15 Peacebuilding Indicators and Learning Initiatives
1:15 - 1:45 Lunch (Lunch will be Provided)
1:45 - 2:30 Discussion and Small Group Organizing
2:30 - 4:30 Group Break-out Sessions
4:30 - 5:00 Group Presentations and Closing Remarks

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Comment by Jerry Jose on September 16, 2010 at 6:47pm
Thank you Philip. I will keep a tab on the podcast, and check back in 10 days. Evaluation of intervention is really a field that we are intently working on. Simply because we feel that it is about time to evaluate what we have done so far.

Maraming salamat. That is Thank You, as we say in Filipino.
Comment by Philipp Lustenberger on September 16, 2010 at 5:02pm
There is no live broadcast of the event 'Evaluating Peacebuilding and Promoting Learning'. However, a podcast of the two first panels will be made available about 10 days after the event (www.sfcg.org). Philipp
Comment by Mark Flanigan on September 15, 2010 at 5:30pm
will slides or other documents be made available afterward, for those who would like to attend but cannot?
Comment by Mark Flanigan on September 14, 2010 at 6:20pm
If I still lived in DC, I would definitely attend!
Comment by Jerry Jose on September 14, 2010 at 6:09am
Hello, is this an online event? I am from the Philippines and would be interested to participate online if possible.

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