Training ObjectivesOur Learning objectives is for training participants to be equipped with vital knowledge and skills to enhance their capacity to undertake, supervise and manage planning, monitoring and evaluation tasks on behalf of their developments projects and programmes. Ace Institute aims to promote fairness, transparency and accountability in organizations for ownership and sustainability of development initiatives of Governments, NGOs, Civil Society and donors in Africa and the Diaspora. All planning, monitoring and evaluation (PME) courses offered by our institute have been professionally designed and contextually tailored to meet and respond to the practical requirements and special skills and capacity needs and requirements of Africa and ACP based practitioners.
Development Track Training TeamOur consultants are a diverse group of individuals who have from 5 to over 20 years of experience and expertise in a wide range of specialized areas of the courses we are offering and who come from all over the world. MA-ACE Training is conducted in teams to ensure maximum benefit for client’s knowledge enhancement and to ensure an enjoyable and fulfilling experience. Our trainers are hand picked from a mix of internationally, regionally and locally based professionals, this allows us to provide our participants with access to the best global practice leaders in all sectors.
Maureen Wang’ati is a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) expert and seasoned international Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (PME) consultant with a B.Sc in Human Ecology and M.Ed in PME from the University of Minnesota, U.S.A. She has over 20 years of experience in the evaluation and management of research teams in Africa, and has led evaluation teams on behalf of local and international development agencies. These include UN Agencies (UNICEF, UNDP, UNEP, UNESCO, UN Women, ILO, World Bank) as well as DFID, EU, USAID and national governments around the world. She has led multi country teams on international case studies, conducted midterm and end term reviews, and high level national evaluations involving multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural professionals of various backgrounds, disciplines and countries independently and as a team member.
Susan Mathai is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) degree from the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth , United Kingdom(1987) and postgraduate Diploma from Kenya School of Law, Nairobi (1988)and has worked as a lawyer for a number of private law firms in Nairobi including her own firm. In addition she has conducted training for various State departments including the Children, Probation, Prisons and Police Services, Child Rights non-governmental institutions (Save the Children, Children Legal Action Network(CLAN),The African Network for the Prevention and Protection of the Child Against Abuse and Neglect-(ANPPCAN) Regional and Kenya Chapter), charitable and youth organizations in the areas of human, women and children rights between 1999 and 2005.Trained as a workshop facilitator in 1999 by Kalausi Consultants, her portfolio has expanded to workshop facilitation for Measure Africa, Africa Gender and Development Evaluators Network(AGDEN) and Graide International Limited in a number of monitoring and evaluation methodologies and approaches including results based management(RBM), outcome mapping(OM), monitoring and evaluation and learning (MEL)frameworks, human rights based approach to programming(HRBAP), most significant change(MSC), reviews and studies in a number of countries including Kenya, Tanzania, Ghana, Burkina Faso, Egypt , Lesotho and South Africa. She is a co-author and facilitator of the AGDEN toolkit on human rights and gender responsive participatory monitoring and evaluation HR&GEP,M&E
Dr Ontita holds a PhD in Social Sciences, a Masters degree in Sociology and a Post-graduate Diploma in Agricultural Economics. He has over 15 years tertiary level teaching experience and training in participatory monitoring and evaluation (M&E) methodologies, project planning & management and strategic planning and community development, He has vast hands-on experience and skills in action & basic research, baseline surveys, social & agricultural policy analysis, community mobilization for the promotion of development in disadvantaged areas as well as the integration of women in the development process. He has facilitated several international training sessions on M&E related topics including project cycle management, Outcome Mapping and data management tools including SPSS and Epi-Info. He is also well versed and experienced in population studies & demography, quantitative methods & statistics, advanced rural sociology, urbanization, agricultural economics, principles of farm management, agricultural policy analysis, economic analysis for the food & agricultural sectors and human resources management. Dr Ontita has co-authored several publications focusing on food security, governance and rural development.
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