On Think Tanks developed a web-based tool for IFAD to keep track and make sense of its policy engagement work. This tool is different from other electronic MEL systems because it caters for the flexibility that is required to monitor policy engagement; it does not require people to follow strict hierarchies of objectives and report against pre-defined indicators. It is made to capture the complexity and often unexpected nature of policy engagement. Read more about it here.
In this webinar we will provide an overview of our approach to designing the tool, and a demonstration of what it can do. You will get a chance to explore it with Dena Lomofsky and Enrique Mendizabal who will co-host the webinar.
Monday 20 August, 2pm UTC.
This 1 hour webinar is free.
Dena Lomofsky is a development sociologist with 20 years’ experience in the field. Dena has an honours degree in Industrial Sociology from the University of Cape Town, and a MA in Social Development from the University of the Western Cape. She has a special interest in participatory processes and building learning organisations. Dena has been working in the area of policy influence since 2010 and compliments her work with Think Tanks and research organisations, by working with community development organisations and governments. Dena lives and works in South Africa, and is a managing member of Southern Hemisphere which she co-founded in 2000. Dena is a skilled researcher, evaluator, trainer and facilitator. She specialises in applied research and evaluations; capacity building; organisational planning and strategy; and the design of monitoring, evaluation and learning systems.
Enrique Mendizabal is the founder and director of On Think Tanks. Until December 2010 he worked for the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) where he headed the Research and Policy in Development (RAPID) programme. At ODI he co-founded the Outcome Mapping Learning Community. Enrique is the co-founder of Politics and Ideas, the Peruvian Alliance for the Use of Evidence, and the Premio PODER al Think Tank Peruano del Año. He lives in Lima (Peru) but spends quite some time in London and traveling to visit think tanks across the world.