Ugandan training session focuses on building capacity in monitoring and evaluation

29 December 2011
ITC News

The Uganda Coffee Development Authority (UCDA), the Uganda Export Promotion Board (UEPB) and the National Union of Coffee Agribusiness and Farm Enterprises (NUCAFE) became more accomplished at monitoring and evaluation during a one-week ITC training session.

Nine participants from the three Trade Support Institutions (TSIs) got hands-on exposure to the planning and execution of monitoring and evaluation (M&E) projects during the session, which ran from 28 November to 1 December in Jinja. The training included group work activities, discussions and case studies as well as presentations by Lead Monitor Mr. Patrick Semwogerere, National Facilitator Mr. Ntaro Vincent, UCDA's Principal Information Officer Mr. James Kiito Mayanja, Ugandan Trainer Mr. Kennedy Ssejjemba, and ITC’s Project Manager Mr. Olivier Naray, amongst others.

Speaking about the event, Olivier Naray said, “This training illustrates the NTFII ‘learning by doing approach’. We train UCDA and UEPB in M&E using local capacities so that they can fully complete their respective mandate in monitoring and evaluating the project with us and remain operational and sustainable in M&E beyond NTF II interventions”.

ITC will follow up at UCDA, which is developing its own M&E system and  plans to hire staff to work on its monitoring activites. Participants agreed to share what they learned at the session with their workmates and to use the information they obtained to collect relevant data and use it to improve performance.