PME - reflections on 2016 reporting (Youth hub - what is it? (GPs have…
PME - reflections on 2016 reporting
What is a result?
We need to be more specific on what we want to achieve
GP Culture: How o we frame that the empowerment that happens on the GP is also a result
Can we establish trainings on different levels. Eg. have trainings for individuals who are newbies and just want to contribute somehow and trainings for youth who are already organised but need cap dev to take action
Change stories hs been a good initiative
It seems more efficient to work as Peter has done compared with the pme reporting. Outcome harvesting looks like a good method for the GPs in terms of how we percieve our scope
Peter has discovered that by talking to GPs there is a lot more results out there.
Global Contact: GPs cannot see evaluations as they are made in Danish. That is a problem in terms of learning from experience and feedback
Secure link between Global Contact and GPs :star:
Why do some Gps deliver better results than others?
Some are better at reporting than others
Eg Myanmar has asked a volunteer to do the reporting
Difference between thinking GP as function vs. program
Bangladesh thinks program - long term outcomes
Jordan/palestine: Think function/provider of training
El Salvador thinks long term
Different contexts - not all GPs "have a conflict at hand"
What can we do to
Palestine. The GP has not yet found its role. The context is very limiting. How do we help the GP in defining how change look like in their context.
Brainstorm with GP manager and AAPA office :star:
Jordan: What happens in ARI - why do we not get or capture results
Constructive dialogue on where we are going on results :star:
We do not capture enough through the PME reporting. When we talk to the GP Jordan staff we have a different and very positive understanding of their work.
Did you do what you planned for? Seems like they didn't do great planning. Can we support better? :star:
GP learnings and challenges
A learning is that we secure much more action after training if we do floow up activities
Pre activities - it is not described very well.
Recruitment of participants is very important. But only El Salvador is the only GP that is very strategic on recruitment linked to planning of training.
Do we have the resources to do strategic recruitment? Is it the responsibility of the GP or AA office.
Could the GP take a role of advising the AA offices on strategic recruitment. How do we build these competencies?
We will have a different recruitment role for different types of trainings.
Partners: Could we get to know more about the results obtained with specific partners. Could be used on the web.
Action: More specific questions on partnerships to be included in PME :star:
GPs request more support on Impact studies and fund raising
Pre and follow up activities - good cases + challenges
Especially the "Training weeks per training" looks wrong.
Is data correct? Follow up with each GP :star:
Action: Decide who has the responsibility to ensure quality in data (not Elibariki) - ToR for MEL :star:
Questions in PME
Can Julies report be shared
We need to support more on this and make it simple for the GPs to do
Learning from M&E
Quality in M&E
Lacking questions on learning culture and trainer quality
How do we talk about our core content?
Training quality, learning culture, learning approach
Action: Formulate questions around training quality :star:
The answers go in many different directions. That is a challenge in terms of comparative analysis.
We need to be more specific on framing the questions in order to get more speciic answers.
Link to ActionAids M&E
What is our mechanism for planning? We need t think about that and be able to adjust plans.
we need to align more with ActionAid M&E systems and not make paralel M6E systems here in Denmark.
Outcome /impact understanding
Certificates after action
Youth hub - what is it?
GPs have prioritised the youth hub activities
Very different activities (different is good)
It is a success when the youth hub activities are youth led
Can we collect examples and good practice examples?
The youth hub needs to be contextualised in each contry.
There will in 2018 be allocated more resources to develop the youth hub concept(s) building on experience so far.
we need to find a balance between having a social space where yout can hang out and the more strategic organising activities.
zambia: They have a lot of people coming to the GP - now they want to be more strategic on the activities. This seems like a good example of development of youth hub. Create the crowd - be strategic.
In the new strategy we want to create new communities. How can this be a part of the youth hub narrative and how can we show results on this?
Action: Youth hub activities have to be linked more to the expanded concept of training. :star:
Action: Define concepts. We need to retink how we talk about youth hubs and GPs in program design. What is a the youth hub concept? Can we include it in the GP narrative - training, convening, networks and social activities all form part of the same goal. Needs to be reflected in GP concept paper :star:
Action: Do we have the right skills set and resources on the GPs for youth hub activities?
Action: Collect experiences and practices (Anjana and Isa) :star:
Action: Special edition newsletter (Lasse) :star:
Action: What do we do with PME data