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24 Dec 2018


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QRTC is established to offer the best research and training service and aspires to be a leading institution in manpower empowerment through quality capacity development.


To deliver capacity building programs for the labor force with the aim of maximizing their chances of achieving their career aspirations.


The Qaran Research and Training Center is a professional institution created to support research and quality practical trainings that improve the employability of the workforce in Somaliland and other resource-limited settings across the greater of Horn of Africa. We achieve this through designing and implementing innovative and well-informed trainings; ranging from M and E, Project management, HR and logistics and Research processes. We aspire to reduce high unemployment in the region through high quality mentoring, rigorous interventions and strong collaborations.

Currently, we are offering   professional short courses which are great eye-opened opportunity for wide range of audience including NGO staff, government officials and unemployed persons and fresh graduates   willing to advance their sought-after skills or looking decent and deserved jobs. As part of this programme, our Monitoring, evaluation, Accountability and learning trainingwhich is first of its kind in Somaliland- was scheduled to kick off in the first week of November in 2018 and around 60 trainees benefited from it( about of these 20% females). Please see below the complete training outline.


Monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL) is a part of every-day-programme management and are critical to the success of all interventions. MEAL technical quality is very important across a portfolio of projects.Without an effective MEAL system we would not be unable to track progress, demonstrate the achievement of the results, make adjustments, discover unplanned effects of interventions, or judge the impact that we have made on the lives of those with whom we are working for. A MEAL system also helps individuals and teams to be accountable to stakeholders through information sharing and developing a complaints or feedback mechanism which can help to guide project’s implementation. This training introduces participants to MEAL concepts and practices.It will stimulate ideas on how to design and implement monitoring and evaluation processes that strengthen accountability, learning and forming decision making process.


The course facilitator   has around 8 consecutive years of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Accountability and Learning experience at different organizations including Save the Children International, World Vision International, Health Poverty Action (formerly known as Health Unlimited) and Caritas Switzerland and Luxemburg among others. His primary area of focus revolves around: development and implementation of the project Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) systems; taking the  lead on the compilation and analysis of program data and learning; designing and conducting research; Setting-up and implementing accountability mechanism. In addition to his hands-on experience on this field, he is the only known well-versed practitioner in Somali speaking countries pursuing his final dissertation on Master’s Degree Programme in Monitoring and Evaluation at Mount Kenya University. He also did his Bachelor of degree in Statistics and Mathematics with distinction at University of Hargeisa.


This is a general training targeting variety of programme management staff, government officials, middle-level managers, policy makers and project officers working in different settings. This training also is a great eye-opened opportunity for unemployed and fresh graduates   who are willing to advance his/her soft skills so that they can easily settle for decent and deserved jobs.


This is a 5-day-long training with 3 hours of theory and practical sessions for each day with following details: Course registration deadline is on 5th of January 2019 and course training dates are between 5th and 9th of January 2018. The Training hours are in two shifts: Morning shift: 9:00-11:00 am and the evening class starts at 6:30pm and closes at 8:30 pm for these days.


The training will enable participants to:

  • Develop an understanding of the basic principles underlying MEAL
  • Design and implement MEAL strategies, systems, and frameworks
  • Develop and support the use of MEAL tools and practices in program development
  • Supporting the development of MEAL work pieces such as program baselines, mid-term reviews and end lines
  • Equip participants with an understanding of the major tools and best practices involved in MEAL
  • Provide participants effective rules of thumb and a framework to approach methodological issues in MEAL
  • Collect data, ensure data quality management and analyses the data
  • Understand project reporting by using MEAL


Module 1: Introduction Monitoring & Evaluation

  • Definition of Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning
  • Importance, Purposes and uses of M&E
  • M&E and the project/programme cycle
  • Principles of Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning
  • Barriers to effective M&E
  • How MEAL changes M and E
  • Exercise: Challenges of MEAL and differentiate evaluation and monitoring questions

Module 2: Development and implementation of MEAL process

  • Understanding the heart of M and E- log frame
  • Monitoring and evaluation plans and frameworks
  • Indicator theory and their   practical applications
  • Criteria of good indicators
  • Tracking  performance  of the indicators using IPTT tool
  • Exercise: develop M and E plan using sample log frame

Module 3: Methods, Tools, and advanced MEAL techniques

  • Rational behind Qualitative  MEAL methods and their real applications
  • Rational behind Quantitative methods   MEAL methods and their real applications
  •  Monitoring and Evaluation methods
  • Design M and E tools that meet information needs
  • Use of Rapid Rural  Appraisal  in projects
  • Application of  participatory Rural appraisal

Module 4: Data collection and analysis and Project reporting of data through MEAL

  • Understanding the basics of  data collection process using both conventional paper-based ways and newly emerging mobile data collection plat forms
  • Understand the importance of data analysis, interpretation and use?
  • Importance of data limitations
  • Conduct simple qualitative and quantitative  data analysis
  • Use M and E data to report project progress and achievement
  • Be able to use data to improve the project by making informed decisions
  • Be able to communicate the changes to range of stakeholders including beneficiaries we serve for
  • Exercise: conduct quantitative data analysis to track output level indicators of the project using Excel spreadsheet.

Module 5: Accountability and Learning

  • Meaning of accountability and learning in practice
  • Key aspects of accountability.
  • Importance of Accountability
  • Information sharing
  • Participation
  • Handling Complaints
  • Key learning events and their roles: reflection events, real-time evaluation, AAR and final evaluations.
  • Exercise: Incorporating Accountability and Learning in Projects


  1. Registration: training application form is available at our or office or can be easily requested by email(
  2. The training has both in-class and online classes.
  3. The offline will be held in Burao( the training venue shall be confirmed later) while the online classes will be open to all interested participants who have internet access in the greater Horn of Africa (Somalia, Somaliland, Kenya and Ethiopia among other countries).
  4. Pay the course fee which is only 30 dollars covering the facilitator fee, course completion certificate and training materials(presentations and rich reading materials with linked videos)
  5. Online trainees will be offered the opportunity to interact with the facilitator for period of one month.
  6. Payment modes: deposit at our ZAAD account 4113969 or Dahabshil account HRG 32342.
  7. Class session: come to a class with your note book and pen on 5th of January 2019.
  8. In case you need further details about this course, kindly feel free to reach us at +252634113969.


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