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International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) NEN Division has its first Regional M&E Workshop Series in Istanbul: Happening now!

The Near East, North Africa and Central Asia Division (NEN) is launching its first Regional M&E Workshop Series for its ongoing IFAD-funded projects in the region. The IFAD Multi-Country Office for Eastern Europe and Central Asia is hosting the workshop from 11 to 14 October in Istanbul, Turkey. Making the opening speech of the workshop, Mr. Bernard Hien, Head of IFAD Istanbul Office, drew attention to the importance of Monitoring & Evaluation activities in measuring the impact of

projects on the field, and pointed out the workshop as an important environment in terms of both capacity development and information sharing. Mr. Nurettin Taş, Director General of Combating Desertification and Erosion of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, took the floor after Mr. Hien, expressed his pleasure to work with IFAD after his welcoming message to the participants as the representative of the host country.

The M&E workshop will bring together about 50 participants composed of the M&E Officers, Targeting and Gender Specialists and Country Focal Points of the Project Implementation Units of the ongoing IFAD-funded operations in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Montenegro, Palestine, Sudan, Tajikistan, Turkey and Uzbekistan.

The objective of the workshop is to strengthen the planning, targeting and M&E capacity of the Project Staff by enhancing their technical understanding of the key concepts of M&E and by sharing experiences, good practices and lessons learned among project participants. The specific focus of the training will be on the M&E process from A to Z and the specific COI survey preparation and data collection.

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