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Monitoring evaluation learning track agenda

  1. 1. Welcome to the MEL Specialist Track This week will convene MEL Specialists across the YBI network to “Initiate a global community of practice and learning that enables YBI members to maximise the effectiveness of their youth entrepreneurship activities” Objectives of the MEL Specialist Track 1. Build a community of MEL Specialists from across the network; 2. Act as a forum for members to share their knowledge, experience and challenges on MEL; 3. Provide participants with exposure to a range of approaches, methods and tools to build up their MEL ‘toolkits’and capacity; and 4. Develop a collaborative roadmap for ongoing development of YBI’s MEL Offering and MEL Community. The sessions have been designed to meet member MEL needs as defined through prior consultation with all participants regarding both content and format. As such, the Track is designed to be as interactive as possible, taking a ‘learning by doing’ approach, and focuses on key learning questions that have emerged across the network. MEL Specialists attending the track: o Maria Eugenia Clouet, Fundación Impulsar, Argentina o Alexandra Esperança Meira, Aliança Empreendedora, Brasil o Beth Dea, Canadian Youth Business Foundation, Canada o Jerome Bouillaut, Entreprende en Banlieue, France o Sachin Adsare, Bharatiya Yuva Shakti Trust, India o Luidmila Romanova, Youth Business Russia, Russia o Fatma Triki, Enda Inter-Arabe, Tunisia o Rosemary Mutyabule, Enterprise Uganda, Uganda MEL Specialists attending the track on a ‘part time’ basis: o Madeleine Gabriel, UnLtd., UK o Charlotte Fielder, Prince’s Trust, UK o Lucy Gleaver, Prince’s Trust, UK o Jeannie Radbill, Prince’s Trust, UK MEL Specialist Track
  2. 2. Third party speakers at the MEL Track:  Insightshare Specialists in participatory video approaches to MEL (  Intermedia – Research and evaluation consultants specialised in working with young people (  Overseas Development Institute – UK's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues (  Professor David Clutterbuck – global expert on mentoring (  Restless Development – Youth-led development agency (  War Child – International NGO working with young people in conflict-affected environments ( VENUE (unless otherwise stated): 24 Greencoat Place, Victoria, SW1P 1RD Monday 9th September 08:15 Departure from The Strand Palace Hotel 09:00 – 10:00 Welcome and introduction to the week Leads: Andrew Devenport, CEO Maarten Rooney, COO 10:00 – 10:45 Icebreaker! ‘Getting to know each other’ themed icebreaker Leads: Laura Gisby, MEL Manager Annie Barber, Network MEL Manager 10:45 – 11:00 BREAK: Refreshments provided 11:00 – 11:30 Welcome and Overview of the week ahead Outlining the agenda and setting expectations for the MEL Specialist Track Leads: Laura & Annie 11.30 – 12:30 YBI’s MEL Offering – the Story so far Overview of how the MEL Offering ‘came to birth’ and what it aims to achieve, sharing experiences of ‘live’ member MEL projects Leads: Laura & Annie Presenting: Jerome Bouillaut, MEL Specialist, France Objectives:  Get to know your fellow MEL Specialists! Objectives:  Enhanced understanding of the MEL Offering and work that has been undertaken so far/is planned under member MEL projects Objectives:  Understand how the week will unfold and what is expected of you  Feedback your expectations to MEL Specialist Track leads Monday to do list:  Dress Code: business smart (business suit for men)  Bring my ID (e.g. passport, driver’s licence)  Bring USB stick with my presentation materials  Bring a tasty snack from my country as a contribution to the ‘international snack bar’
  3. 3. 12:30 – 13:00 Evaluation of the Bidaya programme pilot Overview of the approach taken to and findings from evaluating the Bidaya programme (Enda Inter-Arabe’s ‘YBI’ programme) Presenting: Fatma Triki, MEL Specialist, Tunisia 13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH: Buffet meal provided 14:00 – 15:45 Key Learning Question: How do we measure the less tangible outcomes and impacts of our work? Facilitated discussion including a presentation from YBI’s member in Brasil of their Entrepreneurial Inclusion Index Leads: Laura & Annie Presenting: Alexandra Esperança Meira, MEL Specialist, Brasil 15.45 – 16:00 BREAK: International snack bar 16:00 – 17:15 Key Learning Question: How do we track longer-term outcomes/ Impacts of our work on both ‘dropouts’ and ‘graduates’ Facilitated discussion Leads: Laura Gisby, MEL Manager 17:15 Departure by foot to St James’ Palace 18:00 – 20:00 Drinks Reception, St James’ Palace Transport will be organised for all Specialists. Dress code: Business Smart (suits and tie for men) Tuesday 10th September 08:15 Departure from The Strand Palace Hotel 09:00 – 10:45 Introduction to Participatory Video Interactive workshop introducing the use of participatory video as a MEL tool Lead: Soledad Muniz, Insightshare 10:45 – 11:00 BREAK: Refreshments provided 11:00 – 13:00 Introduction to Participatory Video Session continues Objectives:  Share challenges and best practice around key MEL issues  Build consensus around how we can work together to create best practice tools and processes Objectives:  Gain exposure to an exciting approach that involves placing young people themselves at the core of MEL activities Objectives:  Understand existing member MEL approaches
  4. 4. 13:00 – 14:00 LUNCH: Buffet meal provided 14:00 – 15:00 Best practices in qualitative youth led research Presentation and Q&A Leads: Joe Bonnell and Klara Debeljak, Intermedia 15:00 – 16:00 Key Learning Question: How do we measure ‘Value for Money’? Facilitated discussion including presentations of YBI’s emerging Approach to measuring ‘Value for Money’ and a presentation from our member in Canada on their experience with ‘Social Return on Investment’ Leads: Annie Barber, Network MEL Manager Presenting: Beth Dea, MEL Specialist, Canada 16:00 – 16:15 BREAK: Refreshments provided 16:15 – 17:30 Introduction to Theory of Change Interactive workshop taking a ‘learning by doing’ approach, using YBI’s member in Argentina as a case study Leads: Laura & Annie Wednesday 11th September 08:15 Departure from The Strand Palace Hotel 09:00 – 10:30 Introduction to the Contexts Framework Presentation of a global research project YBI is undertaking With our partners in a DFID-funded Consortium Leads: YBI, Restless Development, War Child & ODI 10:30 – 10:45 BREAK: Refreshments provided Objectives:  Gain exposure to a range of exciting qualitative methodologies to enhance your MEL toolkit Objectives:  Gain exposure to a simple approach for building a set of metrics and a MEL system to capture them Objectives:  Gain exposure to a framework to support comprehension of what youth entrepreneurship initiatives work best in different contexts  Understand how you can get involved in ‘testing’ the framework through applying it to your own work Objectives:  Share challenges and best practice around a key MEL issue  Build consensus around how we can work together to create best practice tools and processes
  5. 5. 11:00 – 12:00 Best practice in mentoring MEL Joint session with Mentoring Specialists Lead: Professor David Clutterbuck 12:30 – 13:00 Key Learning Question: How can we use evidence generated from our MEL activities to influence policy? Facilitated discussion including presentation of the approach taken by ODI’s Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) group, and sharing of experiences and challenges from YBI’s member in Argentina Leads: Laura & Annie Presenting: Maria Eugenia Clouet, MEL Specialist, Argentina 13:00 – 13:30 LUNCH: Sandwiches provided 13:30 Departure for Victory Services Club 14:00 – 15:00 Building a Knowledge Community: Learning from what we do See the Summit agenda for full details 15:00 – 17:30 Networking for Knowledge See the Summit agenda for full details. Thursday 12th September Departure from The Strand Palace Hotel 09:00 – 10:30 Mapping a YBI Theory of Change Interactive workshop allowing you to draw on your new working knowledgeof the Theory of Change approach in contributing to an important area of YBI’s new global strategy, through helping us think through YBI’s overall Theory of Change Leads: Annie & Laura 10:45 – 11:00 BREAK: Refreshments provided You will be fully briefed on the format of the afternoon sessions and your involvement before lunch! Objectives:  Put knowledge gained through the week into practice to support YBI in development of our new global strategy! Objectives:  Gain exposure to global best practice in mentoring MEL Objectives:  Enhance your understanding of how to use evidence to influence policy through exposure to a best practice approach and a real life case study
  6. 6. 11:00 – 12:00 Building a MEL Community Brainstorming session to think through how we can build on this week’s activities to strengthen the MEL community across the YBI network, among MEL Specialist Track attendees and beyond Leads: Annie & Laura 12:00 – 13:00 YBI’s MEL Offering – Where we’re at and where we’re headed Wrap-up session, followed by group photo and feedback forms 13:00 – 14:30 LUNCH: Full meal provided for all specialists off-site Afternoon FREE TIME to explore London! YBI Specialist Track leads will lead organised shopping/sightseeing trips if you would like to join these 17:25 Meet in Foyer of Strand Palace Hotel 17:40 Bus departs Strand Palace Hotel 18:10 Arrival, Honourable Artillery Company, Young Entrepreneur Awards DRESS CODE: Black Tie/ Cocktail Dress (long or short)/National Costume Later: AFTER PARTY for all delegates at The Electricity Showrooms, Hoxton Square, Shoreditch, London N1 6NN Objectives:  A roadmap to developing the MEL Community at YBI will developed through a participatory process Objectives:  Contribute to the ongoing development of the MEL Offering and provide feedback on the week’s activities