Introduction

This online course focuses on examining and promoting community-based monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and gender-balanced citizen participation to “Ensure responsive, inclusive, participatory and representative decision-making at all levels” (SDG 16.7). Experts from the UN and academia will discuss theoretical frameworks and innovative examples from different countries on how participatory practices help build more resilient institutions and how they contribute to 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: 

This programme is delivered entirely online over four weeks. It combines self-paced modules with live online sessions with subject-matter experts and seasoned practitioners as well as interactive spaces for experience sharing, joint reflection and peer exchange. A UNSSC tutor will guide and support you throughout your learning journey.

Course Contents

Course Contents: 

In this programme, you will discuss 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.

This course will focus on:

  • The role and challenges of community-based monitoring and evaluation, citizen participation and women’s participation, and the theoretical foundations for their application.
  • A range of tools and models of community-based monitoring and evaluation and women’s participation at the local level from different country contexts.
  • Case studies of international good practices in citizen participation from different countries.
  • 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 is $750.

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