Introduction

The course focuses on examining and promoting gender-balanced citizen participation and community based monitoring and evaluation mechanisms to “Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels” (SDG 16.7).

Experts from the UN and academia will discuss the theoretical framework and innovative examples from different countries on how participatory practices help build more resilient institutions and how they contribute to a more effective service delivery at the local level. Participants will gain practical tools and skills to promote models of community-based monitoring and evaluation, and citizen participation.

Objectives

Objectives: 

Upon successful completion of this programme, you will be able to:

  • Analyse and promote local government engagement in different models of community-based monitoring and evaluation;
  • Apply mechanisms of citizen engagement and community participation from different countries;
  • Identify suitable mechanisms for improving gender balance in citizen engagement, and tools for women’s participation at the local level;
  • Develop an action plan for the application of learning.

Course Methodology

Course Methodology: 

The course employs an adult learning approach characterized by a participatory and interactive training style, which engages participants in practical exercises and group work. Case studies and best practices will allow the practical application of analytical frameworks to real-life situations.

Course Contents

Course Contents: 

In this programme, you will discuss the theoretical foundations as well as innovative examples from different countries on how participatory practices can help build more resilient institutions and contribute to improved service delivery at the local level.

  • Day 1 focuses on the role and challenges of community-based monitoring and evaluation, citizen participation and women’s participation and provides the theoretical foundations for its application.
  • Day 2 introduces a range of tools and models of community-based monitoring and evaluation and women’s participation at the local level from different country contexts.
  • Day 3 examines case studies of international good practice in citizen participation from different country contexts.
  • Day 4 is dedicated to the development and discussion of action plans for the application of models of citizen participation, community-based monitoring and evaluation and women’s participation at the local level.

Target Audience

Target Audience: 

We welcome UN staff as well as practitioners and representatives from governments, non-governmental organizations, the private sector, civil society and academia.

Cost of participation

Cost of participation: 

The programme fee amounts to $2,000. The fee includes all training and learning materials as well as coffee breaks. Participants – or their sponsoring organizations – are responsible for covering all travel and accommodation expenses related to their attendance in the programme.

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