On behalf of the FTF Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project, the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) delivered a 3-day Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) training to the staff of Ebonyi State University, Alex Ekwueme Federal University (Ndufu-Alike Ikwo, Ebonyi State) and Michael Okpara University of Agriculture (Umudike, Abia State) from July 31st to August 2nd 2019. The training was attended by 25 participants (14 male, 11 female).
The objective of the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning training was to train academia on the basic concepts of M&E so as to identify M&E gaps in research/project activities. The training commenced with the introduction to the basic concepts of M&E including principles of M&E, stages in M&E System, development of M&E plan and frameworks, managing data, data collection and presentation for decision making among others. It was envisioned that participants will be able to adopt the M&E skills to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of their academic research and other project works.
Participants were happy and commended the facilitators for a very effective training. They affirmed that the training was worth their time, and met their expectations. They also promised to adopt the best practices that were taught, as well as embed M&E system in their academic research and other project works.
This training is part of the activities of the Feed the Future Nigeria Agricultural Policy Project. The project is jointly implemented by IFPRI’s Nigeria Strategy Support Program (IFPRI-NSSP) and Michigan State University with funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID/Nigeria).