Lida Africa conducts a one-day Professional Development Seminar (PDS) at the 2019 United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Evaluation Week, 13-17 May 2019.

Lida Africa was privileged to participate in the 2019 United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Evaluation Week with a theme “Evaluating in the SDG era”. Hosted by United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) and United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), the United Nations Evaluation Group (UNEG) Evaluation Week 2019 was held from 13-17 May 2019 at United Nations Office in Nairobi, Kenya.

The UNEG Evaluation Week 2019 opened with five (5) one-day Professional Development Seminar (PDS) on Monday 13 May 2019, followed by Evaluation Practice Exchange (EPE), Tuesday 14 – Wednesday 15 May 2019 and the Annual General Meeting, Thursday 16 May – Friday 17 May 2019.

Lida Africa conducted a Professional Development Seminar (PDS) on the use of Qualitative Data Analysis Software in Evaluations with a special focus on NVIVO Software. The PDS attracted 20 UNEG delegates from 11 UN agencies. More females (14) than males (6) attended. Various countries were represented at this seminar as indicated in the figure.

The workshop employed a participatory – hands on approach. Lida Africa provided NVIVO trial version software, qualitative datasets and other materials to delegates. The session was delivered through a step by step process for using NVIVO software for conducting qualitative data analysis. The session started with a discussion about the fundamentals of qualitative data, then the installation of NVIVO, followed by the basics of the software, coding, classification and analysis and visualization. Participants with great skills on conducting qualitative data analysis shared lessons with others which enriched the seminar.

Practical session on use of NVIVO software for Qualitative Data Management, Analysis, and Visualization, Training Room 6, The United Nations Office in Nairobi, 13th May 2019.

Lida Africa Executive Director, Mr. Victor Kiwujja (L) & The Director Research & Training, Mr. Ronald Waiswa (R) at The United Nations Office, Nairobi, Kenya

Lida Africa extends special thanks to the United Nations Evaluation Group for the opportunity to share knowledge.

VICTORY BELONGS TO JESUS!

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Lida Africa set to offer an Executive Workshop at the 9th Africa Evaluation Association (AfrEA) International Conference, 11-15 March 2019 in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire

Lida Africa is pleased to offer an Executive Workshop at The 9th AfrEA International Conference, 11-15 March 2019, in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire. Organised by the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA), the AfrEA International Conference 2019 will attract delegates from world over. The conference is the premier event in the African Evaluation sector and acts as the foundation for promoting and advocating AfrEA’s “Made in Africa” approach, and allows knowledge sharing, collaboration and networking with a wide range of international organisations and individuals.

The theme for the 2019 conference is Accelerating Africa’s Development: Strengthening National Evaluation Ecosystems”

Lida Africa will be presenting a half day pre-conference workshop on Qualitative Data Management and Analysis Using NVIVO on 13th March 2019 .  The workshop is ideal for  delegates that are seeking to integrate the sophisticated analysis of qualitative data, with quantitative data and simplify analysis of text-based research data and interpretation with in their interventions.

You can register for the workshop as you register for the conference from the AfrEA website https://afrea.org/2019conference/registration/

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Details about our session are below;

Pre-Conference Workshop: Qualitative Data Management and Analysis Using NVIVO on Wednesday, 13th March 2019

The use of qualitative data in decision making has been ineffective simply because M&E professionals are afraid of the process to summarize or find relevant quotes in substantial amounts of qualitative data thus finding themselves incapable of working in fields that entirely deal with qualitative data. NVIVO is the leading tool for Computer Assisted Qualitative Data Analysis (CAQDAS). The use of NVIVO to eradicate this fear will enable M&E professionals to code, explore qualitative data and run visualizations.

Specifically, the workshop will:
i. Improve participants knowledge & understanding of Qualitative data
ii. Improve practical skills for qualitative data management, analysis and Visualization Using NVIVO
iii. Share knowledge and experiences in qualitative M&E data analysis

The training will cover three sessions;
Session 1 – Introduction to NVIVO & its concepts
• Qualitative Data and Methods
• Installation of NVIVO software
• NVIVO Key terms, interface, workspace and ribbons

Session 2: Importing, Coding Documents and Categorizing Data
• Importing documents
• Creating ‘nodes’ and type of nodes to collect data to support the themes, topics or ideas you identify in the data
• Creating memos and links
• Creating Attributes within NVivo and importing Attributes from a Spreadsheet
• Getting Results; Coding Query and Matrix Query

Session 3: Visualizing NVIVO project
• Display data in charts
• Creating models and graphs to visualize connections
• Tree maps and cluster analysis diagrams
• Display your data in charts
• Create models and graphs to visualize connections
• Create reports and extracts

Participants are required to have access to computers. Lida Africa will provide training datasets & online materials at no cost. During the training we shall be using a trial version of NVIVO. The sessions will be delivered through English.

Lida Africa set to offer an Executive Workshop during The 7th Uganda Evaluation Week (UEW), 11-15 February 2019

Lida Africa is set to present at the 7th Uganda Evaluation Week (UEW) from 11-15 February 2019. Organised by the Uganda Evaluation Association together with the Office of the Prime Minister, the event’s objective is to review policy, programmatic and operational developments in Uganda’s evaluation community and development evaluation in general.

The UEW is organised annually since 2013. It is used for sharing knowledge, skills and practices on evaluation trends, developing networks for capacity development and learning.

This year’s event with a theme “From evidence generation to utilization” will be held at Hotel Africana. It will start with pre-conference trainings on Development Evaluation from the 11th-12th February, 2019, followed by a three-day conference from the 13th – 15th February 2019.

Lida Africa will be presenting a pre-conference workshop on “Evaluation Data Management, Analysis and Visualization Using Advanced Excel as highlighted in programme for the evaluation weekVisit the Uganda Evaluation Association (UEA) website for more details about the event and registration.

Details about our session are below;

Evaluation Data Management, Analysis and Visualization Using Advanced Microsoft Excel

 Evaluation statistics are an imperative component in everything pertaining life, useful in development-policy making processes of organizations but also in evaluating the eco-system. However, a substantial gap still exists between the demand for the evaluation statistics and the ability of most organizations to routinely provide it through credible evaluations using various methodologies like RCTs, Propensity score matching etc. The use of such statistics by various populations especially the local community or even local governments in Africa is still a challenge. Evaluators are hence faced with a challenge of breaking down such superior results into simplified visuals. Microsoft Excel has powerful tools that can enable evaluators to set up simplified data management, analysis and visualization systems to enable users to make timely decisions, taking corrective actions and become result based.

This workshop is ideal for managers and researchers from development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations, as well as M&E professionals and students. It’s for people wanting to use more complex functions within Excel to automate and hence simplify data analysis, visualization and interpretation with in their interventions.

Specifically, the workshop will:

  1. Improve participants’ knowledge & understanding of Evaluation data
  2. Improve participants’ practical skills of Data Management, Analysis and Visualization through use of advanced functions in Ms excel
  3. Enable participants share knowledge and experiences in evaluation data management using MS ExcelThe training will cover three sessions;

    Session 1 – Evaluation Data analysis and interpretation using PIVOT tables
    • Understanding Evaluation Data
    • Introduction to Pivot tables
    • Conducting Univariate analysis
    • Conducting Bivariate analysis
    • Multivariate analysis
    • Updating & formatting Pivot Tables

    Session 2 – Evaluation Data Visualization Using Excel
    • Introduction to data visualization
    • Elements of a good Excel Visual
    • Creating visuals on comparison data
    • Developing visuals on composition data
    • Creating visuals on distribution data
    • How to visualize data on relationships

    Session 3: Linking & Automating Data analysis for simplified Evaluation data analysis
    • Introduction to linking sheets in same or different workbooks
    • Using COUNT, COUNTIF & COUNTIFS function
    • Using the SUMIF and SUMIFS functions
    • Using the AVERAGEIF and AVERAGEIFS functions
    • Creating automated graphs

    This 1 day hands-on workshop will be facilitated by Ronald and Victor from Lida Africa. Lida Africa has over 6 years of experience in statistical software and M&E trainings. We have empowered over 600 professionals through our routine executive training sessions and tailor made on-site trainings. Recently Ronald and Victor held a similar Executive Workshop at the 8th AfrEA International Conference where over 65 participants from 23 countries attended. While in October 2017, The South Africa Monitoring and Evaluation Association invited Victor to provide a similar workshop to over 32 delegates at the 6th SAMEA Biennial Conference.

Participants are required to have access to computers installed with Microsoft office version 2010/2013/2016 (2016 is preferred). Lida Africa will provide training datasets & online materials at no cost. A Lida Africa Excel Manual will be provided at a cost.

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National Evaluation Talk – M&E Data Visualization Using Advanced Excel, 31st January 2019, 2pm-4pm

Lida Africa is proud to collaborate with the Uganda Evaluation Association (UEA) in hosting the The January 2019 National Evaluation Talk (NET) on Monitoring and Evaluation Data Visualization Using Advanced Excel on Thursday, 31st Januray 2019 from 2:00PM-4:00PM. The FREE TO ALL NET, which will be facilitated by Ronald Waiswa, our Director Research and Training, will be held at Uganda Management Institute in Kampala, Uganda. 

This National Evaluation Talk (NET) will provide a brief understanding of data visualization process using advanced features of EXCEL to contribute to faster decision making through creating a bridge between complicated statistical analysis and use of data in decision making.

The Session will cover;

  • What is Data visualization and Why it matters?
  • The Principles of Visualizations
  • Elements of a good Excel Visuals
  • Choosing the right visual for your data.
  • Creating the visuals using Excel
    • Comparison Visuals
    • Composition Visuals
    • Distribution Visuals
    • Relationship Visuals

​NB: This is a practical session. Carrying a laptop installed with EXCEL 2016 is recommended.

Visit the Uganda Evaluation Association (UEA) website for more details about the event.

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Karamoja Executive Training (KET) Opportunity, 18th Feb – 2nd March 2019 – Advanced Excel+M&E

Lida Africa is proud to invite managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations from around Africa, as well as trained M&E professionals to participate in our Executive Training programs;

  1. Data Management, Analysis & Visualization Using Advanced Microsoft EXCEL (Content here)
  2. ​​Monitoring and Evaluation – Planning & Practice (See content here)

These programs will provide a thorough understanding of data management process, and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting data analysis and development of databases and data collection. While the programs are centred round the above, they will also impart insights on the rationale & designing​of impact oriented M&E systems.

Courses are available on Evening (Monday – Friday) and on Saturday at Royal Madiba Apartments, Near Moroto Full Gospel Church running from Monday 18th February 2019 till Saturday 2nd March 2019.

Admission to these courses is very competitive. Interested applicants must complete the Online Application Form for Karamoja Executive Training (KET) 2019 by Thursday, 14th February 2019.

​​Participation fees are: Excel only = UGX 300,000, M&E only= UGX 250,000, Two courses attract a discount of UGX 50,000.

Course participants will be expected to pay for their travel & accommodation. All admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and participants are encouraged to apply by completing the Karamoja Executive Training (KET) 2019 – Application Form​ (Online – here)​. 

​​For more information, Please Call: +256703 096203 or +256 773 384364 or send an email to lida@lidaafrica.org or lidaafrica2013@gmail.com

NB: Do you need technical M&E support or executive capacity building for your team? Explore our “In-house” package where your staff can receive “tailored” training to maximise their impact potential. We train the use of software like Advanced Excel, STATA, SPSS, NVIVO, ATLAS.ti, ODK, SURVEY CTO, MWATER, TABLEAU, DHIS2, COMCARE, EVIEWS, EPIDATA, EPI-INFO, ACCESS etc!, Contact us today

Executive Training Opportunity, February 2019 – Advanced Excel, ODK, STATA + M&E

​​Lida Africa is proud to invite managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations from around Africa, as well as trained M&E professionals to participate in our Executive Training programs;

  1. Data Management, Analysis and Visualization Using Advanced Microsoft EXCEL (Content here)
  2. Mobile Based Data Collection Using Open Data Kit (ODK) (Content here)
  3. ​​Monitoring and Evaluation – Planning & Practice (See content here)
  4. Data Management, Analysis and Statistical Data Modelling using STATA (See content here)

These programs will provide a thorough understanding of data management process, and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting data analysis and development of databases and data collection. While the programs are centred round the above, they will also impart insights on the rationale & designing​of impact oriented M&E systems.

Courses are available on Weekend (Saturday) only at Lida Africa Training Centre, Located near Kyambogo University running from Saturday, 16th February to ​Saturday, 9th March 2019.

Admission to these courses is very competitive. Interested applicants must complete the Online Application Form (February 2019) by Thursday, 14th February 2019.

​​Participation fees are: Excel only = UGX 300,000, M&E only= UGX 250,000, Mobile Data Collection only = UGX 250,000, STATA only = UGX 250,000.  Two courses attract a discount of UGX 50,000.

Course participants will be expected to pay for their travel & accommodation. All admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and participants are encouraged to apply by completing the February 2019 – Executive Training Application Form​ (Online – here)​. 

​​For more information, Please Call: +256703 096203 or +256 773 384364 or send an email to lida@lidaafrica.org or lidaafrica2013@gmail.com

Do you need technical M&E support or executive capacity building for your team? Explore our “In-house” package where your staff can receive “tailored” training to maximise their impact potential. We train the use of software like Advanced Excel, STATA, SPSS, NVIVO, ATLAS.ti, ODK, SURVEY CTO, MWATER, TABLEAU, DHIS2, COMCARE, EVIEWS, EPIDATA, EPI-INFO, ACCESS etc!, Contact us today.

Vacancies at Lida Africa – 20 Digital Field Enumerators Needed

Lida Africa is a social enterprise founded in 2013 and registered with the government of Uganda. Driven by the vision of creating a world where organizations effectively and efficiently utilize M&E information for achieving maximum impact, Lida Africa is committed to building organizational capacity to monitor and evaluate for sustainable development.

Lida Africa is recruiting enumerators to implement a Mobile Phone Based survey on a Water, Hygiene and Sanitation (WASH) project that is implemented by one of our clients.

The roles of Digital Field Enumerators include;
1) Community engagement – Work with community leaders to explain the study and its purpose, Conduct interviews with community leaders.
2) Survey Administration – Thoroughly understand and adhere to study protocol including sampling methodology, and Administer survey to participants using a smartphone/tablet. Submit data to online database
3) Team work – Attend daily evaluation team meeting and data cleaning meetings.

Employment terms: The survey is planned to run for 10 days from Saturday 15th December- Monday 24th December 2018. A daily competitive honorarium rate will be paid.

How to Apply: Apply by filling the Online Enumerator’s Application by Midnight, THURSDAY 13th December 2018

For any inquiries, please email us at lida@lidaafrica.org (please don’t send your CV and academic documents to this email). Only fill the Online Enumerator’s Application.

Executive Training Opportunity, November 2018 – Advanced Excel, ODK, NVIVO, M&E, SPSS +STATA

​​Lida Africa is proud to invite managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations from around Africa, as well as trained M&E professionals to participate in our Executive Training programs;

  1. Monitoring and Evaluation – Planning & Practice (See content here)
  2. Data Management, Analysis & Visualization Using Advanced MS EXCEL (Content here)
  3. Mobile Based Data Collection Using Open Data Kit (ODK) (Content here)
  4. ​​Qualitative Data Management and Analysis using NVivo (See content here)
  5. Data Management, Analysis and Statistical Data Modelling using SPSS (Content here)
  6. ​​Data Management, Analysis and Statistical Data Modelling using STATA (Content here)

These programs will provide a thorough understanding of data management process, and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting data analysis and development of databases and data collection. While the programs are centred round the above, they will also impart insights on the rationale & designing​of impact oriented M&E systems.

Courses are available on Weekend (Saturday) only at Lida Africa Training Centre, Located near Kyambogo University running from Saturday, 3rd  November  to ​Saturday, 24th  November 2018. Admission to these courses is very competitive. Interested applicants must complete the Online Application Form (November 2018) by Thursday, 1st November 2018. Each Saturday, Excel, STATA & NVIVO will run from 8am-1pm, then M&E, SPSS & Mobile data collection will run from 2-5pm concurrently with the exception of 17th November where M&E will run for a whole day

​​Participation fees are: Excel only = UGX 300,000, M&E only= UGX 250,000, Mobile Data Collection only = UGX 250,000, NVIVO only = UGX 250,000, SPSS only = UGX 250,000 STATA only = UGX 250,000.  Two courses attract a discount of UGX 50,000. Course participants will be expected to pay for their travel & accommodation. All admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and participants are encouraged to apply by completing the November 2018 – Executive Training Application Form​ (Online – here)​. 

​​For more information, Please Call: +256703 096203 or +256 773 384364 or send an email to lida@lidaafrica.org or lidaafrica2013@gmail.com

N​B: Organizations​ can benefit from our “In-house” package where their staff undertake a “tailored” training usually held at premises of the organization.

Executive Training Opportunity, September 2018 – Advanced Excel, ODK, NVIVO + M&E

 

Lida Africa is proud to invite managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations from around Africa, as well as trained M&E professionals to participate in our Executive Training programs;

  1. Monitoring and Evaluation – Planning & Practice (See content here)
  2. Data Management & Analysis Using Advanced Microsoft EXCEL (Content here)
  3. Mobile Based Data Collection Using Open Data Kit (ODK) (Content here)
  4. ​​Qualitative Data Management and Analysis using NVivo (See content here)

These programs will provide a thorough understanding of data management process, and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting data analysis and development of databases and data collection. While the programs are centred round the above, they will also impart insights on the rationale & designing​of impact oriented M&E systems.

Courses are available on Weekend (Saturday) only at Lida Africa Training Centre, Located near Kyambogo University running from Saturday, 1st   September  to ​Saturday, 22nd  September 2018.

Admission to these courses is very competitive. Interested applicants must complete the Online Application Form (September 2018) by Thursday, 30th August 2018.

​​Participation fees are: Excel only = UGX 350,000, M&E only= UGX 300,000, Mobile Data Collection only = UGX 300,000, NVIVO only = UGX 300,000.  Two courses attract a discount of UGX 50,000.

Course participants will be expected to pay for their travel & accommodation. All admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and participants are encouraged to apply by completing the September 2018 – Executive Training Application Form​ (Online – here)​

​​For more information, Please Call: +256703 096203 or +256 773 384364 or send an email to lida@lidaafrica.org or lidaafrica2013@gmail.com

Organizations​can benefit from our “In-house” package where their staff undertake a “tailored” training usually held at premises of the organization.

Executive Training Opportunity, June 2018 – Advanced Excel, Open Data Kit (ODK) & M&E

Lida Africa is proud to invite managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations from around Africa, as well as trained M&E professionals to participate in our Executive Training programs;

  1. Monitoring and Evaluation – Planning & Practice (See content here)
  2. Data Management & Analysis Using Advanced Microsoft EXCEL (Content here)
  3. Mobile Based Data Collection Using Open Data Kit (ODK) (Content here)

These programs will provide a thorough understanding of data management process, and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting data analysis and development of databases and data collection. While the programs are centred round the above, they will also impart insights on the rationale & designing​of impact oriented M&E systems.

Courses are available on Weekend (Saturday) only at Lida Africa Training Centre, Located near Kyambogo University running from Saturday, 2nd June to ​Saturday, 23rd June 2018.

Admission to these courses is very competitive. Interested applicants must complete the Online Application Form (JUNE 2018) by Thursday, 31st May 2018.

Participation fees are: Excel = UGX 300,000, M&E = UGX 2​50,000, Mobile Data Collection = UGX 250,000, M&E and Excel=UGX 500,000, Mobile Data Collection and Excel = UGX 500,000.

Course participants will be expected to pay for their travel & accommodation. All admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and participants are encouraged to apply by completing the JUNE 2018 – Executive Training Application Form​ (Online – here)​.

For more information, Please Call: +256703 096203 or +256 773 384364 or send an email to lida@lidaafrica.org or lidaafrica2013@gmail.com

Organizations​can benefit from our “In-house” package where their staff undertake a “tailored” training usually held at premises of the organization.

3rd SAMEA Webinar – Evaluation Data Visualization Using Advanced Excel, Friday 4th May, 4-4:40pm (EAT)

Lida Africa is proud to collaborate with the South African Monitoring & Evaluation Association (SAMEA) in hosting the 3rd SAMEA Webinar on Evaluation Data Visualization Using Advanced Excel on Friday, 4 May 2018 from 3:00PM-3:40PM ( South African Time) or 4-4:40pm (EAT). This webinar will provide a brief understanding of evaluation data visualization process using advanced yet simplified features of EXCEL. While the webinar is centered on the above, it will also impart insights on the types of evaluation data, importance of data collection, key performance indicators and data quality control and assurance.

You can join this Webinar by Sending an email to: info@samea.org.za by 02 May 2018 and log in details & guidelines will be forwarded to you.

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The Webinar will be facilitated by our Co-founder and Executive Director, Mr. Victor Kiwujja. Victor holds a Masters of Public Health & a Masters of Project Monitoring and Evaluation. Victor has used Excel for M&E data management and analysis for the last 8 years. In 2017, Victor held executive workshops on Advanced Excel at the 8th AfrEA International Conference and the 6th SAMEA Biennial Conference.

Karamoja Executive Training (KET) Opportunity, April 2018 – Advanced Excel & M&E

Lida Africa is proud to invite managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations from around Africa, as well as trained M&E professionals to participate in our Executive Training programs;

  1. Monitoring and Evaluation – Planning & Practice (See content here)
  2. Data Management & Analysis Using Advanced Microsoft EXCEL (Content here)

​​These programs will provide a thorough understanding of data management process, and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting data analysis and development of databases and data collection. While the programs are centred round the above, they will also impart insights on the rationale & designing​of impact oriented M&E systems.

Courses are available on Evening only running from, Sunday 15th April till Thursday 19th April 2018 at Royal Madiba Apartments, Moroto located near Moroto Full Gospel Church. NB: (Each day Monday-Thursday, sessions will run from 5:15pm – 8:00pm while on Sunday 15th they will run from 2-5pm. M&E and Excel will run concurrently.)

Admission to these courses is very competitive. Interested applicants must complete the Online KETs Application Form by Tuesday, 10th April 2018. ​​Participation fees are: Excel = UGX 250,000, M&E = UGX 2​5​0,000.

Course participants will be expected to pay for their travel & accommodation. All admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and participants are encouraged to apply by completing the Karamoja Executive Trainings (KETs) Form

​​For more information, Please Call: +256703 096203 or +256 773 384364 or send an email to lida@lidaafrica.org or lidaafrica2013@gmail.com

Organizations ​can benefit from our “In-house” package where their staff undertake a “tailored” training usually held at premises of the organization.

Executive Training Opportunity, November 2017 – Advanced Excel, STATA & M&E

Lida Africa is proud to invite managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations from around Africa, as well as trained M&E professionals to participate in our Executive Training programs;

  1. ​​Monitoring and Evaluation – Planning & Practice (See content here)
  2. Data Management & Analysis Using Advanced Microsoft EXCEL (Content here)
  3. Data Management, Analysis & Statistical Data Modelling Using STATA (Content here)

​​These programs will provide a thorough understanding of data management process, and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting data analysis and development of databases and data collection. While the programs are centred round the above, they will also impart insights on the rationale & designing​of impact oriented M&E systems.

Courses are available on Weekend (Saturday) only at Lida Africa Training Centre, Located near Kyambogo University running from Saturday, 4th November to ​Saturday, 25th November 2017.  Admission to these courses is very competitive. Interested applicants must complete the Online Application Form by Tuesday, 31st October 2017.

​​Participation fees are: Excel = UGX 250,000, M&E = UGX 2​5​0,000, STATA = UGX 200,000, M&E and Excel=UGX 450,000, STATA and Excel = UGX 400,000

Course participants will be expected to pay for their travel & accommodation. All admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and participants are encouraged to apply by completing the November 2017 Executive Training Application Form​ (Online – here)​. For more information, Please Call: +256703 096203 or +256 773 384364 or send an email to lida@lidaafrica.org or lidaafrica2013@gmail.com

Organizations​can benefit from our “In-house” package where their staff undertake a “tailored” training usually held at premises of the organization.

Lida Africa set to train over 39 delegates from 30 Organisations during the Executive Training Programs, 12th August – 2nd September

Lida Africa is set to train over 39 managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations from around Africa during the August 2017 Executive Training Programs.

 

Over 48% of delegates are females compared to the 29% females who attended the May 2017 executive training. 

Delegates are set to receive impact oriented M&E programs at the Lida Africa Training Centre, Located near Kyambogo University running from Saturday, 12th August 2017 to Saturday 2nd September 2017.  Three (3) programs have been tailored to give a thorough understanding of data management process, M&E process, and pragmatic step-by-step process for conducting data analysis and development of databases and data collection.

Over 75% of delegates were attracted to both Advanced data analysis using Excel and Monitoring & Evaluation. 

Lida Africa Executive training programs advert as posted in the Ugandan Newspaper, The New Vision, Page 10, 24th July 2017

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Executive Training Opportunity, August 2017 – Advanced Excel, SPSS& M&E

Lida Africa is proud to invite managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations from around Africa, as well as trained M&E professionals to participate in our Executive Training programs;

1.​​ Monitoring and Evaluation – Planning & Practice
2. Data Management and Analysis Using Advanced Microsoft EXCEL
3. Data Management & Analysis Using SPSS

​​These programs will provide a thorough understanding of data management process, and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting data analysis and development of databases and data collection. While the programs are centred round the above, they will also impart insights on the rationale & designing​of impact oriented M&E systems.

Courses are available on Weekend (Saturday) only at Lida Africa Training Centre, Located near Kyambogo University running from Saturday, 12th August 2017 to ​Saturday, 2nd September 2017.

Admission to these courses is very competitive. Interested applicants must complete the Online Application Form by Tuesday, 8th August 2017. Participation fees are: Excel = UGX 250,000, M&E = UGX 2​5​0,000, SPSS = UGX 200,000, M&E and Excel=UGX 450,000, SPSS and Excel = UGX 400,000.

Course participants will be expected to pay for their travel & accommodation. All admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and participants are encouraged to apply by completing the AUGUST 2017 Executive Training Application Form​ (Online – here)​.

​​For more information, Please Call: +256703 096203 or +256 773 384364 or send an email to lida@lidaafrica.org or lidaafrica2013@gmail.com

Organizations ​can benefit from our “In-house” package where their staff undertake a “tailored” training usually held at premises of the organization.

Lida Africa set to train over 34 delegates from 30 Organisations during the Executive Training Programs, 6th-28th May 2017

Lida Africa is set to train over 34 managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations from around Africa during the May 2017 Executive Training Programs.

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Over 29% of delegates are females. 

Delegates are set to receive impact oriented M&E programs at the Lida Africa Training Centre, Located near Kyambogo University running from Saturday, 6th May 2017 to Sunday, 28th May 2017.  Three (3) programs have been tailored to give a thorough understanding of data management process, M&E process, and pragmatic step-by-step process for conducting data analysis and development of databases and data collection.

Over 70% of delegates were attracted to both Advanced data analysis using Excel and Monitoring & Evaluation. 

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Lida Africa Executive training programs adverts posted in the Ugandan Newspaper, The New Vision, Page 41, 10th April 2017

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Lida Africa trains over 65 delegates at the 8th AfrEA International Conference, 29th-March 2017

The AfrEA International Conference happens every 2 years and is organised by the Africa Evaluation Association. This year 2017, 8th AfrEA International Conference  was held in Kampala Uganda at Munyonyo Common Wealth Resort and aimed at promoting exchange between researchers, academia, emerging evaluators and practitioners on demand and supply of credible evaluative evidence in support of the SDGs in Africa. It also built delegates’ capacity to design, manage and use evaluations to help Governments achieve their national and international development agendas, particularly around the SDGs and the Africa2063 Agenda.

In line with the above objectives, Lida Africa submitted a comprehensive Workshop Paper that was warmly accepted entitled “Strengthening M&E Data Management and Analysis capacity Using Microsoft Excel” under the “Made in Africa Evaluation Strand”

On Wednesday, 29th March 2017, Lida Africa  was honored to conduct this half day executive workshop at the 8th Africa Evaluation International Conference  in Kampala, Uganda. This workshop aimed at strengthening the data management and analysis capacity of delegates in regards to the use of M&E data. The training focused on practical analysis of data using PIVOT tables, charts and using advanced functions like SUMIFS, AVERAGEIFS & COUNTIFS for analysis. The workshop attracted 65 participants from 23 countries with nearly 70% coming from Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Tanzania & Nigeria. Other countries represented included; Algeria, Botswana, Burundi, Canada, Ghana, India, Italy, Ivory Coast, Liberia, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan & United States of America. More male (62%) than female (38%) delegates were reached.

Participants with Trainers during & after the Workshop in Regal Conference Hall, Speke Resort, Munyonyo

Sponsored by the Youth Power Learning, Lida Africa Trainers, Victor Kiwujja & Ronald Waiswa employed a participatory – hands on approach to equip delegates with practical evaluation data analysis skills  using a dataset provided by Lida Africa

At the end of the training, delegates rated the training & provided feedback for improvement. Results indicated that  100% of delegates rated the workshop as either “Excellent (51%) or Good (49%)”.  Delegates noted “ Lida Africa had Great Facilitators, The training was Very relevant & applicable in their work”. Furthermore, they noted that four (4) hours was not enough time and advised AfrEA & Lida Africa to provide more time to this workshop in the next 2019 conference in Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast).

Special thanks go to King Jesus Christ – The AUTHOR & Finisher of our Faith, to AfrEA for the opportunity, to YOUTH POWER LEARNING for the Bursary, to AfrEA delegates for participation & to LIDA AFRICA team for the great work.

Lida Africa Executive Director, Mr. Victor Kiwujja (L) & The Director Research & Training, Mr. Ronald Waiswa (R) at Speke Resort, Munyonyo

VICTORY BELONGS TO JESUS!

Lida Africa set to Train Delegates at the 8th AfrEA International Conference, 27th-31st March 2017

The AfrEA International Conference happens each year and is organised by the Africa Evaluation Association. This year 2017, 8th AfrEA International Conference  will be held in Kampala Uganda at Munyonyo Common Wealth Resort and aims at promoting exchange between researchers, academia, emerging evaluators and practitioners on demand and supply of credible evaluative evidence in support of the SDGs in Africa. It will also build capacity to design, manage and use evaluations to help Governments achieve their national and international development agendas, particularly around the SDGs and the Africa2063 Agenda.

In line with the above objectives, Lida Africa submitted a comprehensive Workshop Paper that was warmly accepted entitled “Strengthening M&E Data Management and Analysis capacity Using Microsoft Excel” under the ” Made in Africa Evaluation Strand”

The session will be held on Wednesday 29th March 2017 from Room 5.

You can join this Workshop

  1. Review the List of Workshops that will happen at the Conference
  2. Register for the AfrEA conference. While registering for the Half day Workshop, select the Workshop “Strengthening M&E Data Management and Analysis capacity Using Microsoft Excel
  3. Join the Workshop at the Conference

Lida Africa Executive Training Opportunity, May 2017 – Advanced Excel, STATA & M&E

Lida Africa is proud to invite managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations from around Africa, as well as trained M&E professionals to participate in our Executive Training programs;
These programs will provide a thorough understanding of data management process, and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting data analysis and development of databases and data collection. While the programs are centred round the above, they will also impart insights on the rationale & designing of an impact oriented M&E system.

Courses are available on Weekend only at Lida Africa Training Centre, Located near Kyambogo University running from Saturday, 6th May 2017 to Sunday, 28th May 2017

 
Admission to these courses is very competitive. Interested applicants must complete the Online Application Form by Tuesday, 2nd MAY 2017.

Participation fees are: Excel = UGX 250,000,M&E = UGX 200,000, STATA = UGX 200,000, 2 courses=UGX 400,000, 3 courses=UGX 600,000.

Course participants will be expected to pay for their travel & accommodation. All admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and participants are encouraged to apply by completing the MAY 2017 Executive Training Application Form (Online – here).
For more information, Please Call: +256703 096203 or +256 773 384364 or send an email to lida@lidaafrica.org or lidaafrica2013@gmail.com

Note: Organizations can benefit from our “In-house” package where their staff undertake a “tailored” training usually held at premises of the organisation.

Lida Africa – February 2017 Executive Training Programs set to officially close

On Saturday 25th, March 2017, Lida Africa is proud to officially pass on the graduates from the February 2017 Executive Training Programs intake who undertook Advanced level training in data management and analysis using Advanced MS EXCEL and SPSS.

The training which was warmly received by the public though the New vision advert (30th Jan 2017, page 100) and online social media platforms has been one of the most successful events held by Lida Africa. Over 25 participants were attracted from corners of Uganda and South Sudan. Each participant had to complete an Online Application Form.

Participants included managers, researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations, as well as trained M&E professionals. As usual, more participants were attracted to Advanced Excel compared to SPSS due to the course being one of Uganda’s most innovative practical courses.

These programs provided a thorough understanding of data management process, and pragmatic step-by-steps for conducting data analysis and development of databases and data collection. Participants also imparted with insights on the importance of data collection, key performance indicators and data quality control and assurance.

Participants at the February 2017 Executive Training at Lida Africa Training Centre, Kyambogo

Lida Africa – Executive Training Opportunity, February 2017

Lida Africa is proud to invite managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations from around Africa, as well as trained M&E professionals to participate in our Executive Training programs;

These programs will provide a thorough understanding of data management process, and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting data analysis and development of databases and data collection. While the programs are centred round the above, they will also impart insights on the importance of data collection, key performance indicators and data quality control and assurance.

Courses are available on Weekend only at Lida Africa Training Centre, Located near Kyambogo University running from 18th February 2017 to 12th March 2017. 
 
Admission to these courses is very competitive. Interested applicants must complete the Online Application Form by Tuesday, 14th February 2017.
Participation fees are: Excel = UGX 250,000, SPSS = UGX 200,000, Two courses = UGX 400,000.
 
Course participants will be expected to pay for their travel & accommodation. All admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and participants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible by completing the Online Application Form
For more information, Please Call: +256703 096203 or +256 773 384364 or send an email to lida@lidaafrica.org

Lida Africa Executive Training Opportunity, October 2016

Lida Africa is proud to invite managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations from around Africa, as well as trained M&E professionals to participate in our Executive Training programs;
  1. Data Management and Analysis Using Microsoft EXCEL
  2. Data Management, Analysis and statistical modelling using STATA
  3. Online Data collection and Management Using Google tools
These programs will provide a thorough understanding of data management process, and pragmatic step-by-step training for conducting data analysis and development of databases and data collection. While the programs are centered around the above, they will also impart insights on the importance of data collection, key performance indicators and data quality control and assurance.
 
Courses are available on Weekend only at Lida Africa Training Centre, Located near Kyambogo University running from 8th October 2016 to 30th October 2016. 
 
Admission to these courses is very competitive. Interested applicants must complete the Online Application Form by Monday3rd October 2016. The participation fee for the executive program is as indicated in the image above.
Course participants will be expected to pay for their travel & accommodation. All admission decisions will be made on a rolling basis, and participants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible by completing the Online Application Form.
 
For more Information, Please Call: +256703 096203 or +256 773 384364.

Victor Kiwujja

Co-Founder & Executive Director, Lida Africa 

Welcome to Lida Africa!!!, The Home of M&E Solutions!!!!

Lida Africa is a social enterprise founded in 2013 dedicated to working with Private, Public and Civil Society entities to reach their full impact potential by addressing day-to-day M&E challenges.

Our work takes us into the heart of various communities, where we help organizations and institutions to innovate sustainable M&E solutions. We work with Governments, Non-Government organisations; Community based organisations and a variety of local partners while maintaining our own independence without political agenda.

We are also committed to enhancing graduates’ practical experience in management, M&E, research and statistics through our Global School of Experience.

LIda Africa has amazing experience and has achieved great results not limited to the following:

  • Designed M&E system for 3 programs under MCE Uganda
  • Conducted Youth entrepreneurship and apprenticeship program needs assessment for MCE Uganda, May 2015
  • Conducted Youth entrepreneurship and apprenticeship program Midline survey for MCE Uganda, November 2014
  • Designed a decision support system based on analysis of students’ academic performance.
  • A system for implementation of continuous assessment in secondary schools in Uganda.
  • Conducted an impact evaluation for a refugee settlement project for Uganda Joint Christian Council with support from Diakonia.

Contact Lida Africa by visiting our website: www.lidaafrica.org

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Lida Africa
Nsambya, Gogonya
PO BOX 73655
Kampala, Uganda
Email address: lida@lidaafrica.org
Phone: +256704767858 or +256703096203