The Peacebuidling Evaluation Consortium (PEC) and the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation(NPE) were pleased to have hosted the Thursday Talk on “Measuring the Impact of Negotiation and Mediation Work” with Leslie Wingender, Peacebuilding Advisor at Mercy Corps on September 4, 2014.
Leslie discussed how they are currently testing and revising these tools based on feedback from various country teams as well as highlighted some of the challenges Mercy Corps has faced in using the tools.
Find a link to the accompanying talk notes here.
About the Speaker:
Leslie Wingender is the Peacebuilding Advisor on the Conflict Management Technical Support Unit at Mercy Corps, where she assists country teams on the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of various conflict management programs around the globe. Previously, Leslie was the Peacebuilding Evaluation Fellow at Mercy Corps, focusing on developing and testing M&E tools in collaboration with field staff engaged in peacebuilding work. Prior to joining Mercy Corps, Leslie led a participatory evaluation study in Peru for Partners for Democratic Change and developed conflict sensitive indicators and guidance for emergency humanitarian response for Catholic Relief Services. She worked as a paralegal for four years in San Francisco and holds a Masters of Arts in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and a Bachelor’s degree in Peace and Conflict Studies from University of California-Berkeley.