Design, Monitoring and Evaluation for Peacebuilding

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Thursday Talks General Information

The Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation (NPE) 

The Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation (NPE), a project of the Peacebuilding Evaluation Consortium (PEC), hosts a bi-weekly online discussion with peacebuilding evaluation experts on DME for Peace (www.dmeforpeace.org). Made possible by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the PEC is the first partnership of its kind to improve the practice of peacebuilding evaluation across the entire field through the funder-practitioner-evaluator relationship.

Started by the Alliance for PeacebuildingSearch for Common GroundAmerican UniversityMercy Corps and the United States Institute of Peace, the PEC takes a three-prong approach to shifting the practices and norms of peacebuilding evaluation:

  • Developing methodological rigor 
  • Fostering a culture of transparency and shared learning
  • Encouraging the use of evidence in peacebuilding policy.

Managed by Search for Common Ground, the NPE works collaboratively to address the challenges of, and develop effective methodologies for better evaluation of peacebuilding. For more information on the PEC, click here. For more information on the NPE, visit www.dmeforpeace.org/npe.

Purpose of Thursday Talks

Thursday Talks take place every other Thursday at 10 - 10:45 am EDT on DME for Peace using the GoToWebinar platform.

Topics range from cultivating a reflective discussion between funders and implementers in regards to evaluation, discussing a recent evaluation, to the politics of developing organization-wide indicators or M&E processes. The NPE community is interested in hearing from a variety of speakers, including evaluators, academics, and practitioners.

These Talks are designed to engage members of the Network for Peacebuilding Evaluation and the larger peacebuilding evaluation communities on important issues within the field. Through a question and answer format, participants can bring their questions about evaluation research or methodologies and get practical advice on peacebuilding evaluation.

Format of the Thursday Talks

Each Talk consists of a short welcome from the moderator; a five to eight-minute presentation by the presenter; and a thirty-minute question and answer period. The webinars are broadcast and recorded through an interactive webinar platform, GoToWebinar. Throughout the presentation, participants can pose questions for the speaker via a chat function. Following the webinar, the recordings are posted to the NPE, along with a summary and a list of all the remaining questions for the NPE community to discuss. 

We hope you will be able to join us as a presenter on a webinar! For more information, please contact us at dme@dmeforpeace.org