M&E for Social Service System Strengthening Webinar
Please join us for a Child Status Net webinar to discuss M&E for Social Service System Strengthening. The discussion will be held at 9am EST on October 17th and will be led by Kelley McCreery Bunkers and Mari Hickmann.
Brief Overview: How do we know if social service system strengthening interventions are effective? How can we monitor system strengthening efforts? Join us for a presentation and conversation on M&E of social service system strengthening efforts. The conversation will focus on current best practices to monitor and evaluate social protection systems and child protection systems, while highlighting priority areas for continued dialogue and development. In line with PEPFAR’s OVC Social Service System framework, MEASURE Evaluation with support from USAID seeks to develop an M&E framework that includes core indicators and recommended data sources. This webinar will be a platform for MEASURE Evaluation to present our work-to-date, as well as an opportunity for you to share your experiences and learn from other field experts.
To Join the Webinar:
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- Click on “Enter as Guest,” then enter your full name
- Once in the meeting room, test your microphone and speakers by going to “Meeting,” then “Audio Set-up Wizard”
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Kelley McCreery Bunkers is a child protection consultant with more than twenty years of professional experience in Eastern Europe, Latin America and East Africa. Her work with non-governmental organizations, private foundations, government ministries and UNICEF has focused on systems strengthening and program development in the areas of child protection, social welfare and alternative care. She has significant experience in developing and leading training programs, establishing professional networks, and program evaluation. Most recently, she has worked for UNICEF, USAID, Save the Children and other NGOs in Ethiopia and Kenya to strengthen the child-focused social welfare system and expand family and community-based care options for children. She has an advanced degree in Children’s Rights and is a regular contributor to articles and books covering inter-country adoption and child welfare systems development.
Mari Hickmann is a monitoring and evaluation advisor for MEASURE Evaluation with experience in health and livelihoods programs in Southern Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and the United States. Her work with the U.S. government, non-governmental organizations, private foundations and government ministries has focused on program management, program design and program evaluations. She has experience managing and advising PEPFAR-supported Orphans and Vulnerable Children programs in Nigeria, Tanzania and Rwanda, and has supported development of national social welfare system strengthening plans. She is currently working for Futures Group International as an M&E advisor for Orphans and Vulnerable Children and community programs and has a Master’s in Public Affairs.