About the Project
One of the key factors to implement and continuously develop a social service project is to master systematic evaluation mechanisms and methods. The Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) framework provides a rigorous and comprehensive training of program evaluation. With the application of the MEL framework, the effect of services is amplified, enhancing the capacity and sustainability of NGOs.
Funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust, the Department of Social Work developed the “Jockey Club MEL Institute Project” (a MEL Training research base) to share their experience and knowledge with local NGOs. The project provides a Certificate Training Course as well as a Mentored Practicum, delivered by overseas and local experts. The training covers important areas including “Service Development and Monitoring”, “Resource and Planning Management”, “Media and Communications”, and “Program Evaluation and Impact Assessment”. Participants will gain practical knowledge and skills in program evaluation to apply to their work under the coaching of experienced mentors. Apart from face-to-face offline communication, an Online Knowledge Hub will also serve as a primary channel to enhance participant’s learning experience.
About the Opening Ceremony
About the Symposium
Title and abstract of the Keynote Presentation
MEL culture & GIA approach to make the difference: European Experience*
How to monitor, measure, evaluate the results of social projects in a local community? How to do it in a collaborative Learning Environment, between NGOs able to get the most out of the resources available to them? How to do it with sustainable solutions and with a better cost result and cost effectiveness index? How to value the social impact indexes obtained? These are questions and challenges that can be faced in dialogue between cultures, contexts and experiences from different countries. They provide possible choices, feasibility tests and, above all, evidence available to those who want to tackle social problems with effective solutions. The keynote presentation will provide examples of the above mentioned issues, highlighting the results obtained with multicentre projects carried out in Italy and Europe.
*GIA stands for Generative Impact Assessment
Details of the event
Date: 13 April 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 9:00a.m. – 12:00noon
Venue: LT3, G/F, Yasumoto International Academic Park, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
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