Creating Synchronous Program Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Strategies in Post-Emergency Settings
*Recommended Audience: Young Professionals/Graduate Students, Mid-Level Professionals, and Experienced Professionals
Public health emergencies do not respect geopolitical boundaries nor do they respect boundaries assigned by development programs and funders. Yet success depends on establishing a rigorous monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) plan that reflects the shared experience of the emergency and the unique context of each implementation area. The USAID-funded global project, Health Communication Capacity Collaborative (HC3), was tasked with implementing social and behavior change (SBC) programs in three countries (Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone) post-Ebola. In this workshop, we will present an overview of the three HC3 programs, engage participants in an activity to develop and refine cross-country shared indicators, introduce criteria for creating synchronous MEL plans in post-emergency settings, and discuss challenges and opportunities to shared learning.
Speakers: Tilly Gurman, Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs; Jane Brown, Johns Hopkins; Natalie Tibbels, Johns Hopkins; Bolanle Olapeju, Johns Hopkins