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A Landscape Perspective on Monitoring & Evaluation for Sustainable Land Management

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November 17, 2014

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This manual will aid trainers of sustainable land management (SLM) professionals to organize and conduct effective courses on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) from an integrated landscape management perspective.

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Make your SLM pros M&E pros

This manual will aid trainers of sustainable land management (SLM) professionals to organize and conduct effective courses on monitoring and evaluation (M&E) from an integrated landscape management perspective. The manual provides a curriculum for building the capacities of SLM project and program managers, as well as M&E specialists, to practice M&E in ways that support a landscape approach to SLWM.

Sequential Learning Activities

It presents a sequence of learning activities that enable trainers to introduce concepts and practices that build leadership for monitoring and evaluating SLM initiatives which stand to impact agricultural productivity, ecological conservation and livelihood security as well as institutional strengthening outcomes. Through training courses built around the curriculum, SLM leaders will gain insight into designing and implementing M&E systems that help to bring about multiple desired impacts from SLM initiatives.

Building Leadership for M&E in SLM Initiatives

Professionals who are entrusted to help build leadership for M&E in the context of SLM initiatives in Africa are expected to be primary users of the manual. Among these are participants in TerrAfrica, a partnership led by the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD) that is present in 24 countries to support innovative solutions to sustain landscapes, address land and water degradation and adapt to a changing climate. The curriculum will be valuable also in a wide variety of programs with similar aims that may not be affiliated directly with the TerrAfrica platform.

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