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POSTPONED - Spur Change National Training: Collecting Data Throughout the Project Cycle

Posted March 5th 2020

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This one-day intensive workshop organized by Spur change, in collaboration with the Manitoba Council for International Cooperation, will be a practical, hands-on experience for participants to dive deeper into data collection design, participatory and feminist approaches, and technology for data collection. Together we will explore key tips and tricks for improving data collection and management and involving local partners and community members in data collection. We will review gender-sensitive, feminist and community-led approaches to data collection, and apply learning through case studies and shared experiences.

Participants will talk through and engage in hands-on exercises to make decisions on using technology for data collection, based on an understanding of the pitfalls, opportunities and best practices for going digital. We will also share the top technology tools and app options for small and medium-sized organizations (SMOs). At the end of the day you will leave with practical ideas, new monitoring & evaluation friends and more enthusiasm, skills and tools for ensuring your data collection is easy, empowering and impactful to you and your organization.

Who can participate?

All SMOs meeting the following Global Affairs Canada criteria across Canada are invited to participate in the program:

  • The consolidated revenue in the organization’s financial statements is equal to or less than $10 million (this limitation does not apply to educational institutions);
  • The organization does not have annual overseas expenditures exceeding $2 million in development assistance (i.e. projects administered with the promotion of the economic development and welfare of developing countries as their main objective – regardless of the funding source);
  • SMOs can be civil society organizations, education institutions, private sector or social enterprises; SMOs must be legally incorporated in Canada.

What will you learn?

Through a mix of practical activities and examples of effective practice you will learn how to:

  • Design a data collection strategy, including deciding what to measure and how to measure it with the engagement of different stakeholders;
  • Use gender-sensitive, feminist, and participatory methods for data collection and stakeholder engagement;
  • Apply community-led data collection options, decide when it makes sense to do so, and assess implications for the project;
  • Identify and prioritize data collection software needs and choose and use technology tools and apps.

At the end of the day you will leave with practical ideas, new M&E friends, and more enthusiasm, skills and tools for ensuring your data collection is easy, empowering and impactful to you and your organization.

Lunch will be provided at this event. Limited travel subsidies are available for organizations outside of Winnipeg - please contact, Patricia Maruschak, Director of Engagement and Learning, for more information.

Please note, registration will begin at 8:30 AM for this event, and coffee and refreshments will be provided.

Please help us host an event that accommodates your inclusion needs by emailing info@mcic.ca with your requirements, or if you have any questions or concerns.

The Spur Change program is a 5-year initiative, funded by Global Affairs Canada, aiming to increase the effectiveness of Canadian small and medium organizations to deliver sustainable results in support of the Feminist International Assistance Policy and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Le programme « Activer le changement » est une initiative quinquennale, financée par Affaires Mondiales Canada, qui vise à accroître l’efficacité des petites et moyennes organisations canadiennes pour l’atteinte de résultats de développement durables en appui à la Politique d’aide internationale féministe et aux objectifs de développement durable des Nations-Unies.