A two-week di Monitoring training took place in Rwanda from 27 May to 7 June 2013 to strengthen the United Nations monitoring and evaluation process in the country. Throughout the training, the dedicated Intego Monitoring Champions Team (focal points from One UN) focused on developing a monitoring system that would provide not only real time information that will serve the various needs of the United Nations system in Rwanda, but one that will be accessible to the Government of Rwanda, development partners and other stakeholders, improving transparency.
“Intego” imeans results in Kinyarwanda and therefore symbolizes the programme goals which are at the center of the UN in Rwanda. Intego Monitoring is a di Monitoring customized framework that will support tracking and demonstrating progress on UN results. It will help the UN in demonstrating its contribution to the Government of Rwanda EDPRS II. di Monitoring is a web-based data management application that facilitates the tracking of development plans. It is compliant with DevInfo, the database system endorsed by the United Nations Development Group to monitor human development.
A two-week di Monitoring training took place in Rwanda from 27 May to 7 June 2013 to strengthen the UN Rwanda monitoring and evaluation process. The two weeks included an in-depth training of Database Administrators and Data Entry Operators as well as development of the framework for the UNDAP 2013-2018. Members of the One UN Rwanda team, who had initially been trained in December 2012, reconvened to finalize their framework and to present the progress on the use of di Monitoring as a solution to monitor the United Nations Development Assistance Plan (UNDAP) 2013-2018. “The dedicated team behind Intego has built a system that will improve the monitoring of programmes and communication of results with the community,” said Stacy Potthoff, Programme Advisor with the DevInfo Support Group, who has worked with the team since December
As part of their objectives under the Delivering as One the Inego Team has scaled strategic planning, implementation and monitoring to a new level. In his closing presentation the Resident Coordinator, ad interim, Dr. Delanyo Dovlo said, “the use of di Monitoring serves to justify our existence, illustrating results in a way that is vivid to our community.”
As the launch approaches in July the team continues to show their commitment to creating a robust and powerful system by engaging and involving the entire One UN community. The empowered team is now ready to begin tracking results as the UNDAP is being prepared to launch in July.
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