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Kerryn Clarke
October 10, 2019

Webinar: Why Inclusion in M&E?

Join us for a webinar on Tuesday 12th November at 2pm AEDT!

Why Inclusion in M&E?

Understanding the broader outcomes and the change created by development and humanitarian programs is an important piece of our work. Including people with disabilities in both the information collected and the process of collecting it is key part of understanding that change. With the growing recognition that people with disabilities experience disproportionately higher levels of poverty and exclusion than many other groups, and that good practice requires a focus on ‘leaving no one behind’, there is a need to ensure our monitoring and evaluation (M&E) practices are properly capturing and contributing to meaningful outcomes for people with disabilities.

A representative from a disabled people’s organisation in Zimbabwe (left) facilitating a semi-structured interview with a community member and her son, as part of an end-of-program evaluation. CBM Australia, 2018

Join us at this webinar to discuss approaches, methods and practical applications of ensuring monitoring and evaluation is capturing the whole story with respect to inclusion of and impacts for people with disabilities.

The webinar will include a presentation and Q and A discussion focused on three areas:

  • What monitoring and evaluation could and should be telling us about disability inclusion within international development and humanitarian programming;
  • Approaches to collecting this information, including discussion of the strengths and challenges of collecting disability-disaggregated data;
  • The importance of including people with disabilities in the process of monitoring and evaluation, and some examples and tips for how this can be done.

This webinar is hosted in partnership with ACFID.

Webinar details:

Date: Tuesday 12th November 2019, 2-3pm (AEDT)

Presenter:

Asahel Bush is a Disability Inclusion Advisor with CBM Australia – a role which involves providing training, mentoring and technical advice to international aid agencies to help them strengthen disability inclusion in their programs. His work includes a focus on disability inclusive data collection, M&E and implementation approaches across a range of projects in Asia and the Pacific, including in the economic development, disaster preparedness and WASH sectors. Asahel has previously worked in program quality, M&E and inclusion roles with international NGOs, and holds a master’s degree in development studies from the University of Melbourne.