MEDIA GALLERY

M&E Thursday Talk – Measuring the Impossible? – Developing M&E for Gender in Peacebuilding Programming – 05.29.15

Increasingly, peacebuilding organisations are being required by donors to include meaningful gender components in their work and to show “what works” and what does not through monitoring and evaluation mechanisms.

On May 29, Henri Myrttinen of International Alert led a discussion on what this means in practice, given the extreme difficulty if not conceptual impossibility of “measuring peace” and “measuring gender”. He shed light on International Alert (link is external)‘s multi-year, multi-country research project that is looking to try and address this conundrum, with the aims of conceptualising and developing a variety of approaches to M&E that would allow for a broader and deeper understanding of gender relations, would reflect the complexities of the various kinds of programming that fall under the broad category of “peacebuilding” and be of actual practical use to beneficiaries, implementers and donors.

Recording and Transcript:

Instant meeting 2014-05-29 from DME for Peace on Vimeo.

Click here to view the transcript of the discussion. 

Increasingly, peacebuilding organisations are being required by donors to include meaningful gender components in their work and to show “what works” and what does not through monitoring and evaluation mechanisms. On May 29, Henri Myrttinen of International Alert led a discussion on what this means in practice, given the extreme difficulty if not conceptual impossibility of “measuring peace” and “measuring gender”. 

About the Speaker  

Henri Myrttinen is a Senior Researcher with International Alert, focusing on Gender in Peacebuilding. He has been working on issues of gender for around fifteen years, mostly in Southeast Asia but recently also in Sub-Saharan Africa, Latin America and the MENA region.

 

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