26 May 2020, 16.00 hrs CET Using Outcome Harvesting as an internal/external evaluation approach to evaluate dialogue processes in nine countriesThe European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) commissioned an evaluation to assess its dialogue processes in nine countries. Outcome Harvesting was choosen as a method and the EPD staff worked closely with the external evaluators to conduct the evaluation. In this webinar, the presenters explain the division of tasks between the EPD staff and evaluators and discuss the lessons learned. In addition, they present how the findings could be used for internal learning and improving the dialogue approach. Presenters: Leon Hemkemeyer, Programmes Coordinator EPD, Goele Scheers, Independent Consultant, Richard Smith, Independent Consultant, Moderator: Carmen Wilson-Grau, OH community facilitator
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21 April 2020, 15.00 hrs CET Outcome Harvesting Community Webinar 5 - Substantiating Outcomes in a Low-trust Environment Findings from an Outcome Harvesting evaluation of Demo Finland´s and NIMDs shared democracy support programme in Myanmar Demo Finalnd and NIMD are democracy assistance organizations supporting political parties and multiparty party dialogue in developing democracies. Their approach is characterized by bringing parties together to cooperate on political issues and thus strengthening multiparty democracy. They assist political parties to become more responsive and policy-focused, and provide democracy education programmes for politicians. The effectiveness of these types of interventions is hard to measure, and data-collection and triangulation in low-trust environment is especially difficult. In Myanmar, Demo Finland and NIMD implement a joint programme called Myanmar School of Politics since 2014. This session will present experiences with an evaluation of this programme using Outcome Harvesting, describing how outcomes represent progress towards programme objectives. Emphasis will be paid to the process of substantiation within the OH methodology: what are the challenges in substantiation of outcomes dealing with trust and sensitive issues? What is sufficient substantiation, and how to deal with biases? Presenters: Nic van der Jagt, NIMD; Jonna Haapanen, Demofinland Moderator: Goele Scheers, OH Community Facilitator. Please find here the recordings of the webinar.
9 April 2020, 15.00 hrs CET Outcome Harvesting Community Webinar 4 - Experiences with remote (Outcome Harvesting) workshops Due to COVID-19 pandemic, most of us are facing new challenges working from home, specifically regarding face-to-face workshops. When normally we are able to gather a group of people to discuss project´s achievements, review Theories of Change and/or make sense of our evidence, it gets quite complicated having to do this remotely. Our three presenters will share with us their experience with virtual workshops including, tips tools and lessons learned. Steff Deprez will tell us about the use of Mural, Barbara will share some insights generated by participants in a couple of online evaluation workshops she has run recently, about how to make workshopping online manageable, and Sarah will talk about her experience using Plectica. Presenters: Steff Deprez, Voices that Count, Barbara Klugman, Barbara Klugman Concepts, Sarah Haddad, Dignity Jordan Moderator: Goele Scheers, OH Community Facilitator. Please find here the presentation and the recordings of the webinar.
2 April 2020, 15.00 hrs CET Outcome Harvesting Community Webinar 3 - Using Podio as a database and App for Outcome Harvesting Podio is a project management and collaboration software that can easily be used as a database for the outcomes that were collected through Outcome Harvesting. It is an easy to use tool that enables project teams and partners around the world to collaborate on their outcomes. In this webinar, Tea will first explain the basics of podio, Helene will then demonstrate how ActionAid used it for Outcome Harvesting and Goele will introduce the ‘OH app’ that the presenters created and which is available for everyone to use. Presenters: Helene Bach, ActionAid Denmark; Tea Meineche, ActionAid Denmark; Goele Scheers, Independent Consultant. Moderator: Conny Hoitink, OH Community Facilitator. Please find here the recordings of the webinar.
3 March 2020, 14.00 hrs CET Outcome Harvesting Community Webinar 2 - Outcome Harvesting and working with a Theory of Change–experiences in Mali and India Watershed is a partnership of 4 Netherlands-based NGOs that started in 2016, working together in 6 countries and internationally, towards universal access to water and sanitation, funded by the Dutch government “Dialogue and Dissent’ program. The partnership, and their locally contracted civil society organisations, mainly works to develop capacity of civil society to lobby and advocate for water security. As the Outcome Harvesting pilot took root in all countries, the annual, outcome-focused theory of change review process got enriched with the harvested outcomes. Presenters: Conny Hoitink, Wetlands International; Ruchika Shiva, IRC India; and Afou Bengaly, Wetlands International Mali. Moderator: Carmen Wilson-Grau, OH Community Facilitator. Please find here the presentation and the recordings of the webinar.
28 January 2020, 14.00 hrs CET Outcome Harvesting Community Webinar 1 - Serving multiple purposes – Outcome Harvesting as a “joint venture” in a Consortium In 2017, the Human Rights and Dialogue Consortium (HRDC) was established as the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs reframed its support for the Middle East and North Africa into fewer strategic partners. The Consortium was tasked with a key challenge of developing ways of monitoring and assuring quality of the consolidated programme of the consortium. This presentation looks at how Outcome Harvesting as a “joint venture” became an intelligent tool of serving multiple purposes and not only that of monitoring. Presenters: Søs Nissen, DIGNITY - Danish Institute Against Torture; Francesco Castellani, Danish Institute for Human Rights (DIHR). Moderator: Goele Scheers, OH Community Facilitator. Please find here the presentation and the recordings of the webinar.