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TRAINING: Monitoring And Evaluation For Food Security And Nutrition Programs – Hargeisa, Somaliland

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The African Academy for Professionals (AAP) is glad to present a new training on learning MONITORING AND EVALUATION FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION PROGRAMS TRAINING for Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), businesses & public institutions) and individuals interested in these skills.


Food Security refers to a situation where all people at all times have both physical and economic access to sufficient food to meet their dietary needs for a productive and healthy life. Achieving food security requires that the aggregate availability of physical supplies of food is sufficient and that households have adequate access to those food supplies through their own production, market or other sources, and that the utilization of those food supplies is appropriate to meet the specific dietary needs of individuals. This requires a rigorous process of studying and analyzing these conditions – often a monitoring and evaluation task

Food security and nutrition monitoring &/or evaluation is defined as a process of monitoring, analysis, and interpretation of indicators and causal factors associated with household food security and nutrition, in order to make appropriate decisions that will lead to effective interventions to improve the food security and nutritional status of the population.

The specific information requirements in any M&E system depend on the decision-making needs of the various individuals who have a stake in the program’s outcome. Food-assisted programs typically have developed very effective monitoring systems to use in tracking program inputs, processes, and outputs; as well as evaluation criteria to use to assess the overall performance of such programs.


Monitoring and evaluation (M&E) systems are key instruments for strategic and operational management of food assisted programs and organizations worldwide are adopting its use because of the results it yields throughout the entire program. For example field staffs typically require continuous information on stocks, demand for services and trends in beneficiary-level conditions to plan and make necessary adjustments to their activities. Program managers also require information for basic supervision and accountability requirements, program planning, and design, as well as internal resource allocation decisions concerning food security and nutrition.

In most programs, reminiscent and easily understandable information is required for advocacy and policy making purposes which may affect important changes in donor policies or to lobby for expanded program funding. Donors also require information to inform their own strategic planning and resource allocation decisions. All these require a robust monitoring and evaluation implementation in the program. M&E responsible persons and those accountable to the process have to demonstrate proficiency in their work.


To enable participants learn the importance of timeliness of data generated for M&E v To facilitate proper analyzing and reporting of data in food and nutrition security v To assess the impact of these interventions with regard to improvements in food security and nutrition. v To have new insights in the principles of participatory and learning-oriented planning monitoring and evaluation in food and nutrition security v To strength participants’ competence in designing an M&E-system including assessments for food and nutrition security programs and/or projects v To have clear ideas for improving M&E systems and impact assessments for food and nutrition security.

Course Outline

Introduction to M&E

  • Definition of Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Why Monitoring and Evaluation is important
  • Key principles and concepts in M&E
  • M&E in project lifecycle
  • Complementary roles of Monitoring and Evaluation

Food Security and Nutrition M&E Frameworks

  • Food security and Nutrition Conceptual Frameworks
  • Food security and Nutrition Results Frameworks
  • Logical Framework Analysis (LFA)
  • LogFrame – Design of Food security and nutrition projects using LogFrame

Food Security and Nutrition Indicators

  • FSN indicators definition: Dietary diversity score, Food Consumption Score, Coping Strategy Index, Nutrition indicators
  • Indicator metrics
  • Linking indicators to results
  • Indicator Matrix
  • FSN indicator performance tracking

M&E System design and M&E Planning in FSN

  • Importance of an M&E Plan
  • Documenting M&E System in the M&E Plan
  • Components of an M&E Plan-Monitoring, Evaluation, Data management, Reporting
  • Using M&E Plan to implement M&E in a Project
  • M&E plan vs Performance Management Plan (PMP)

M&E Considerations for Sector Specific Programming

  • Food Security Programs: Food Availability, Seasonality, Food Access, Food Utilization
  • Health and Nutrition Programs; Selection of Indicators, sources of data, Reproductive Health
  • Integrating Cross Cutting Issues into Data Collection

Data Management for M&E in FSN

  • Different sources of M&E data
  • Qualitative data collection methods
  • Quantitative data collection methods
  • Participatory methods of data collection

Evaluation of Food Security and Nutrition Programs

  • Determining evaluation points from results framework
  • Components of evaluations: implementation and process evaluations.
  • Evaluation designs- experimental, quasi-experimental and non-experimental
  • Performance evaluation process
  • Evaluation findings sharing and dissemination

Impact Assessment of Food Security and Nutrition Programs

  • Introduction to impact evaluation
  • Attribution in impact evaluation
  • Estimation of counterfactual
  • Impact evaluation methods: Double difference, Propensity score matching

M&E Results Use and Dissemination

  • Use of M&E results to improve and strengthen FSN projects
  • Use of M&E Lessons learnt and Best Practices
  • Organization knowledge champions
  • M&E reporting

We look forward to receiving your application. The deadline for applications is [January 27th, 2022].

Further Details

Duration:   6 Days

Class: 6 Days (4:00pm – 7:00pm)

Number of Participants: 20 Participant Only (Register Early –>> Click Here )

Class Start & End Date: 22th January, to 27th January2022)

Location Office: Ali Gobannimo Building, 3rd Floor, Togdheer, Hargeisa.


Fee: UN/INGOs: $60.00 G. Institutions/Companies $50.00 Individuals: $40 and Students: $35

(Inclusive Trainer Incentive, Refreshment, Papers & Certificates). For groups of 5 and more, 1 will be free.

Bank Account Details  

Deposit to Bank: Dahabshiil Bank

Account Name: African Academy for Professionals

Account Number: HRGD75468

Zaad Number:  0634730610 African Academy for Professionals

Contact Details:

Mobile Office: +252634730610/ +252634068886

Office Line: 523851

Registration Link: https://forms.gle/1NeQvqfhV7yAEW2e6

Web: https://www.aapsom.com

Biography of The Trainer ( TRAINING FACILITATOR)

Facilitator is a Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist, Researcher and skilled Program/Project Management with more than 10 years in development, emergency and humanitarian work experience. He is equipped with data analytics, leadership and communication skills. Expert-level of both Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods including Household Surveys, Resilience Measurement Analysis (RIMA), Participatory Impact Assessment (PIA) Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA), Rapid Rural Appraisal (RRA), and community based participatory planning.

Currently, Facilitator is holding a monitoring and evaluation analyst/team leader position at Food and Agriculture Organization. Facilitator has a hands-on experience on quantitative and qualitative research methodologies, data collection, and meticulous analysis using various statistical software and reporting writing

Academically, he is currently pursueing his second Masters on International development with specialization of food security and social protection from University of London. He has an MBA in Project Management which assisted and will continue assisting him to formulate and manage projects, lead staff and develop strategies. As well, he has an undergraduate degree in Agriculture with the specialization of agricultural economics.



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