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.


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.


Lida Africa set to train over 48 delegates from 40 Organisations during the November Executive Training Programs, 4th-25th November 2017

Lida Africa is set to train over 48 managers and researchers from international development organizations, foundations, governments and non-governmental organizations from around Africa during the November 2017 Executive Training Programs.


Over 54.2% of delegates are Females compared to 48%  and 29% females who enrolled for the August and May 2017 executive training respectively. 

Delegates are set to receive impact oriented M&E programs at the Lida Africa Training Centre, Located near Kyambogo University running from Saturday, 4th November 2017 to Saturday 25th November 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 82% of delegates were attracted to both Advanced data analysis using Microsoft Excel and Monitoring & Evaluation. 

Lida Africa Executive training programs advert as posted in the Ugandan Newspaper, The New Vision, Page 42, 2nd October 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


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