JOB SUMMARY: To assist the Graduate Education and Institutional Development Department in the technical and administrative tasks related to scholarship management, and project development and management.
15-19 August 2016 | SEARCA, College, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
The course fees are US$614.00 for live-in participants and US$388.00 for live-out participants. Registration will be open until 3 August 2016 (for those applying for limited training support) and 5 August 2016 (for those applying as fee-paying participants).
The following options are available for interested participants:A 5% discount on course tuition for registered participants paying on or before 5 August 2016
A 5% discount on course tuition for government employees and SEARCA Training Alumni/Fellows
One (1) complimentary course tuition for every five (5) paying participants from the same organization, valid only until 5 August 2016We regret that we cannot give a refund upon availing of any of these options. However, arranging for an alternate participant if you suddenly have to cancel is most welcome.
Course fees must be paid in check or international bank transfer. If payment will be made in check, please make the check payable to SEAMEO SEARCA. Payment by international bank transfer must be made through the following account (please note that an additional US$10 must be added to cover bank charges):
Account Name: SEAMEO SEARCABank Name: BDO Unibank, Inc.Bank Address: Los Baños Branch, Olivarez Plaza, Brgy. Batong Malake, Los Baños, Laguna, PhilippinesAccount Number: 105100139685Account Type: US DOLLAR SAVINGS ACCOUNTSwift Code: BNORPHMM
Payment Details: Course/Registration Fee for Name of Participant/Organization for the Training-Workshop on Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation for ISARD
Download Registration Form:For those applying for limited training support (Application Form for Training Grant and Nomination Form)
For those applying as fee-based participants (Course Application Form)
A scanned copy of the bank remittance slip for course fee payment must be emailed to SEARCA by 5 August 2016 to be considered as an official participant of the course. Your registration form and confirmation of payment of the course fee should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com or (63-49) 536 2283 (fax).
Background and Rationale
Pressures to deliver the intended results of agricultural and rural development are growing. To address the inequitable and unsustainable growth in agriculture and in the rural sector, SEARCA has been pursuing Inclusive and Sustainable Agricultural and Rural Development (ISARD) in selected communities that are relatively left out of development, in collaboration with state universities and colleges (SUCs) and local government units. At the end of the project, it is hoped that “no one is left out and everyone is empowered in promoting sustainable development.”
However, the relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, sustainability, and impact of these ISARD initiatives should be continuously measured. Lessons should be learned and learning should be translated into actions. For this purpose, monitoring and evaluation (M&E) as management functions in ISARD program cycle need to be strengthened. The ISARD landscape needs a Results-based Monitoring and Evaluation (RBME) system that will track whether the program and the various component projects on the ground have achieved their intended outcome pathways. Furthermore, it helps determine whether the flow of resources/inputs and implementation of projects’ activities are on time. Finally, the system should also safeguard transparency, accountability and integrity.
This training-workshop is organized with these considerations. Generally, it is aimed to serve as a forum for participants (individuals and project teams) to learn and act collaboratively in understanding, developing, and utilizing an RBME system.
Goal and Objectives
At the end of this training-workshop, participants will be able to:Explain RBME in the context of ISARD programs and projects;
Discuss key concepts, importance, processes, uses, and management of RBME;
Prepare RBME framework and matrixes;
Develop various RBME data collection instruments, forms, reporting system and report dissemination and utilization ways that will track inputs, outputs, outcomes and impact; and
Discuss how to sustain an RBME system for ISARD programs/projects.
The intended outputs and outcomes of the training-workshop are:Participants trained on RBME
Indicative RBME Plan of ISARD program and projects developed. The indicative plan will consist of the following:
Purposes of the RBME
Tools, Forms, and Reports
Sustainability of ISARD RBME System
The training-workshop is made up of five modules. The first module reviews the existing ISARD M&E. Then, it discusses the what, why, for whom, when, and how of RBME and locates RBME in the ISARD program/project cycle management. After discussing RBME in the context of ISARD process, Module 2 centers on setting the core purposes, scope, stakeholders, and organization and management for ISARD RBME. Module 3 focuses on the discussion and construction of ISARD results and logical frameworks. It also covers a discussion of the RBME plan or schedule and the target/performance tracking matrix. Module 4 deals with how to operationalize the framework, data collection tools, data management, reporting, learning and action, and report dissemination and utilization. Finally, Module 5 tackles the sustainability of the ISARD system.
This training-workshop will use a variety of adult learning methods. It has three ecture-discussions and Q&A to explain concepts, approaches, strategies and processes. It will also make use of workshops and buzz sessions to develop the skills of the participants in the use of different tools discussed in the course. Participants will present their workshops outputs in plenary sessions, intended to promote exchange of ideas to assess and to suggest improvements to these outputs.
Participants will develop a re-entry plan to get their commitment in using their learning from this course. Finally, organizers will administer a pre-test and post-test exercise to gauge improvement in individual knowledge on RBME.
Officials and professional/technical staff of the following institutions:Government agencies whose mandate is to help resource-poor farmers and promote agricultural and rural development (ARD), including state colleges and universities;
Nongovernment organizations (NGOs) that advocate ISARD in Southeast Asian countries; and
Multilateral and bilateral development assistance organizations that operate in Southeast Asia.
Executive Forum Duration and Venue
15-19 August 2016 | SEARCA, College, Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines
Executive Forum FeeThe forum fee is US$614.00 per participant, which covers training-workshop materials, meals during the duration of the training-workshop, accommodation (twin-sharing), and airport transfers. Live-out rate is US$388.00. Subsidized rates are available upon request to government employees.
All other expenses associated with the training-workshop (international air travel, visa, airport terminal fees, travel/health insurance, and other personal expenses) are at the participants’ or his/her organization’s own expense.NOTE: Limited training support is open only to qualified nationals of SEAMEO member countries (i.e., Cambodia, Indonesia, Lao PDR, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Timor Leste, and Vietnam).
The deadline for filing of application with limited training support is 29 July 2016. Once awarded, grantees will have until 3 August 2016 to officially register for the forum. Deadline for filing of application for fee-paying participants is 29 July 2016. Course fees must be received by SEARCA before the training-workshop commences. Deadline for registration of fee-paying participants is 5 August 2016.
For the application form for fee-paying participants, please click here.
For training grant applicants, please click on the application form and nomination form.
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Research and Development Generating information, knowledge, lessons, and insights that will influence policies, investments, trade, and other actions that will promote competitive agriculture, as well as inclusive and sustainable ARD. Read More
Knowledge Management Promoting a learning culture, knowledge creation, knowledge-sharing and use, with a predominant focus on the broad strategic theme of ISARD. Read More
Three SEARCA officials were among the recipients of University of the Philippines Los Baños Alumni Association (UPLBAA) awarded at the UPLB Alumni Fellowship and Awards Night held on 9 October 2011 at the EB Copeland Gymnasium, UPLB.
Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr. (second from right) and Mr. Gil Antonio C. Saguiguit III (rightmost) accept the 3 Generation Award given by the UPLBAA during the UPLB Alumni Fellowship and Awards Night held on 9 October 2011.
Dr. Gil C. Saguiguit, Jr., SEARCA Director, together with his late father, Dr. Gil F. Saguiguit, former SEARCA founding Deputy Director, and his son, Mr. Gil Antonio C. Saguiguit III, are members of the Saguiguit family who were given the 3 Generations Award. Dr. Saguiguit, Sr. graduated from UPLB in 1947 with a BS in Agriculture (BSA), while Dr. Saguiguit, Jr. completed his BSA in 1974 and MS in Agricultural Economics in 1977. Mr. Saguiguit III obtained his BS in Agricultural Economics in 2011.
Dr. Francisco F. Peñalba. (second from right) receives the Outstanding Alumnus award conferred by the UPLBAA during the UPLB Alumni Fellowship and Awards Night held on 9 October 2011.
Dr. Francisco F. Peñalba (BSA 1971), Deputy Director for Administration, was named Outstanding UPLB Alumnus (Research and Community Service).
The UPLB Chancellor and Country Representative of the Philippines to and Chair of the SEARCA Governing Board, Dr. Luis Rey I. Velasco (BSA 1978, MS 1982), was given the UPLB Distinguished Alumni (University Administration).
Other UPLBAA awardees were three SEARCA graduate alumni namely: Dr. Chamnian Yosraj, President, Maejo University, Thailand; and Dr. Samakkee Boonyawat, Associate Professor at the Department of Conservation, Faculty of Forestry, in Kasetsart University, Thailand; and Dr. Carmencita Kagaoan, Head, Institutional Development Division, Department of Agriculture-Bureau of Agricultural Research (DA-BAR), Philippines (see related story). (Leah Lyn D. Domingo)