M&E Thursday Talk – Emerging Practices in Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Education for Peacebuilding Programming Guide – 11.19.15
The Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium (PEC) and the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation (NPE) were pleased to host Rebecca Herrington of Search for Common Ground for a Thursday Talk on the newly released “Emerging Practices in Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation of Education for Peacebuilding Programming Guide” on November 19th, 2015.
40 million of the 70 million children not in school are living in conflict-affected environments. Even for those in school, education is never neutral and can often contribute to conflict through inequitable access, discriminatory resource distribution, and reinforcement of stereotypes and divisions through curriculum, etc. This makes it all the more essential to focus on the positive potential of education, leveraging the learning space and common community goals for education to build social cohesion, strengthen youth-led conflict resolution skills, and create safer learning environments that provide both physical and psychosocial protection.
The current needs around the world make education for peacebuilding the new standard for implementing education programs.
To support education for peacebuilding as the new standard, SFCG, in partnership with UNICEF, has published a practical Guide which focuses on key elements of program design, monitoring, and evaluation (DM&E) for education interventions with peacebuilding aims in fragile and conflict-affected environments.
- What should practitioners consider when designing programs and accompanying M&E systems that contribute to education for peacebuilding programming?
- What are unique and specific considerations for conducting outcome-oriented M&E planning within complex, conflict-sensitive contexts?
- What are some relevant M&E tools and resources for education for peacebuilding programming?