Theory of Change Adaptive Learning and Validation Conference & Workshop

Conference for development professionals: March 20

Workshop for Monitoring & Evaluation implementers: March 21-24th

Hosted by ACDI/VOCA, Social Impact, The Sustainable Intensification Innovation Lab, Small Scale Irrigation Innovation Lab

What are you supposed to DO with your Theory of Change (ToC) after it has been developed? How should you use your ToC throughout the project cycle? How can you validate your ToC and demonstrate your projects’ impact within the ToC’s context, annually and at project closeout? These are a few of the questions that will be answered during the Theory of Change Adaptive Learning and Validation Conference and Workshop, which will be held at the Capital Hotel and Spa, 22 Mazoria, Haile G/Slassie Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in March 2017.

Conference participation is free but participants must register here for the conference and here for the workshop. The registration deadline is February 28th.

Theory of Change Adaptive Learning & Validation (TALV) Conference: March 20

At the TALV conference international development professionals will come together to learn and share methodologies and best practices for using the Theory of Change (ToC) for continuous, program cycle learning and improvement. The conference itself focuses on the role of program managers, donors and technical experts play and the tools they can use to facilitate the implementation of ToC validation. The conference will give participants an opportunity to learn from the successes and challenges other development actors have faced using the Theory of Change for learning. Participants will come away with advanced skills and ideas for implementing a Theory of Change validation approach to enhance their own projects’ impact and efficacy.

The conference will be held at at the Capital Hotel and Spa, 22 Mazoria, Haile G/Slassie Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  A tentative conference agenda can be found here.

Register for the Conference

 

Theory of Change Adaptive Learning & Validation (TALV) Workshop: March 21-24

The TALV workshop will be a four-day workshop geared toward monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) development project implementers who want to acquire hard skills for performing Theory of Change validation. Technical experts will present on various TALV techniques and will mentor participants through applied exercises that utilize real-world data and software platforms. Workshop topics include efficient use of resources via secondary data and sampling methodologies, outcome mapping, most significant change analysis, qualitative data collection and analysis, social network analysis, spatial analysis and modeling. We look forward to providing an interactive, action-oriented learning experience for all participants.

The workshop will be held at the Capital Hotel and Spa, 22 Mazoria, Haile G/Slassie Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  A tentative workshop agenda can be found here.

Workshop attendance is free of charge. Those who desire to participate in the conference must apply prior to February 28th as there are limited spots available. Please e-mail jhimmelstein@acdivoca.org your resume/curriculum vitae and submit through the registration link a short ½-1 page description of why you would like to attend the workshop and how you will apply the skills you obtain.”

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Location Information

Please use the following information to reserve a room at the Capital Hotel and Spa 22 Mazoria, Haile G/Slassie Avenue, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Specify that you will be attending the ACDI/VOCA TALV workshop/conference in order to get the following special nightly rate:

Room Type:

Standard

Single $130 | Double $155 |

Superior

Single $140 | Double $165

Direct reservation telephone number:  + 251 11 667 21 00

Direct reservation fax number:  +251 11 667 20 12

E-mail: esamuel@capitalhotelandspa.com or/and reservation@capitalhotelandspa.com

 

For more information, don’t hesitate to contact Jennifer Himmelstein at jhimmelstein@acdivoca.org.