Feminist Principles in Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning
September 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
This workshop will guide participants through Oxfam Canada’s Seven Foundations to Feminist Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL). Oxfam’s feminist approach challenges practitioners to think differently about evidence, push the boundaries on data collection, and question who gives meaning and power to knowledge. Through these challenges, participants will engage in an iterative process of applying and reflecting the principles of the approach.
This workshop will introduce the seven foundations, grounded in three recent Oxfam project examples including the following projects:
• The mid-term evaluation of a six-country project, which integrated a participatory, peer-to-peer approach, co-designed by project partners.
• Women’s Voice and Leadership – Pakistan, including local women’s rights organizations, Oxfam in Pakistan (OiP), and Oxfam Canada.
Participants will have the opportunity to ‘deep dive’ into the three project examples with country-based staff and partners leading discussions in breakout rooms.
Methodologies that can be incorporated into feminist MEAL approaches will be shared and participants will have the opportunity to experience at least one of these methodologies.
About the Facilitator
Anna Du Vent is the Women’s Rights Knowledge Specialist, Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) at Oxfam Canada (OCA), leading OCA’s work in applying feminist approaches throughout its MEAL systems. Anna also led the MEAL work for OCA’s flagship six-country ending violence against women and girls project. Anna specializes in qualitative methodologies focused on program learning processes, including identifying, documenting and sharing best practices. She has led teams on projects related to youth development, economic empowerment, and legal reform in Uganda, Malawi, Jamaica, the Marshall Islands, Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan and the Philippines.
Registration deadline: September 28, 2021