FGAE Holds Data Demand and Use (DDU) Workshop, Jun 19-21, 2012
Creating a Culture of Data Demand and Use (DDU)workshop designed to capacitate the Monitoring and Evaluation work of the Family Guidance Association of Ethiopia (FGAE) was provided to 13 Monitoring and Evaluation Officers and 11 professionals from program and human resource work units of the FGAE. In the workshop held from June 19 to 21 June 2012 at the head office issues like ways of improving the M&E system, improving the M&E infrastructure and ensuring data quality were highlighted.
Opening the workshop program Director at FGAE, Desta Kebede said training workshop of this type has a lot to provide both to the M&E professionals and those professionals whose work directly and indirectly has the involvement to the M&E system.
“The monitoring and evaluation work is the crust of the matter of any institution, thus to strengthen it capacitating staffs to the system is the primary duty that should be accomplished by the association,” said the program director.
The workshop basically familiarizes staffs onDDU interventions to ensure that data generated from the improved M&E system for program/policy related decisions, the director added.
The workshop participants all confirm that the workshop helped to familiarized with the way of improving data use culture in the organization through creating FGAE DDU guidance/communication; creating DDU organizational supports; enhancing demand for data; creating and monitoring data quality supervision systems; developing communication/information products for targeted audiences; and enhancing the FGAE reporting template.
Ms. Molly Cannon of MEASURE Evaluation, North Carolina and Ms. Kristen Stelljes from Packard jointly provided the workshopdesigned by FGAE in collaboration with the David and Lucile Packard Foundation and Measure Evaluation.