A training on Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Projects was conducted by the Sikhay Kilos Development Association through the Research and Extension for Development Office (REDO) last August 15-17, 2012 at the CSWCD Seminar Room, UP Campus, Diliman, Quezon City. The training was attended by 15 participants from Child Fund, COSE, ERDA, GHD, ISIS, NTFP-TF, NYC, Sarelle Consultancy, OWWA, TVIRD, VIDES and World Vision.
The training aimed to enhance the understanding and capabilities of participants in developing appropriate participatory monitoring and evaluation systems for their respective community projects and programs. Specifically the participants were provided with input on participatory development perspectives, PME concepts, principles, tools and processes. The training methodologies included lecture-discussions, structured learning exercises , workshop, plenary and other participatory learning methods. The participants weredivided into learning workgroups to come up with a draft PME design for their chosen projects.
The training team included the following: Dr. Judy M. Taguiwalo, Dr. Editha V. Maslang, Dr. Ma. Theresa V. Tungpalan and Dr. Emmanuel M. Luna as Resource Persons; Leah B. Angeles as Training Coordinator and Catharine Adaro, Mabel Orleans, Buboy Raquitico and Tatis Samson as Training Team Members. Prof. Jocelyn T. Caragay served as Overall Coordinator. – By Leah B. Angeles