A training on “Results-Based Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) of Development Programs/Projects” organized by EPRN took place at UR-CBE/Gikondo campus from the 23rd up to 24th of June, 2018. The trainer was Mr. Godfrey Kabera, the Director General of National Development Planning and Research in MINECOFIN. As the Results-based Management (Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation) is seen as an interdisciplinary must-do practice, different levels of participants were eager to learn more about the practice.
Among participants were: University students, research fellows, independent Organisations, lecturers, and consultants. As the training was a continuation of the one that occurred in January, it sought to enhance the understanding of the Cycle of Results-based Management namely the language used at every step of the plan (from inputs to impact), identifying the risks and the related mitigation measures as well as the assumption in the planning process.
Most part of the training was the presentation but exercises were given throughout to put in practice the theories and understandings gained. During the presentations of the groups’ assignments, the exchange of comments and questions were encouraged to be able to refine the work and the trainer assisted every group during the assignment by giving some rectifications.
At the closing, a short test that summed up all the viewed content was passed to all who managed to go through the whole training and results would be sent to them after the trainer marked them.
After the session of Sunday, a group photo was taken.