As a part of the Trustbuilding Program, our Kenyan team is committed to the thoughtful involvement of stakeholders in the design of their pilot project. Their project focuses on delivering dialogues and trustbuilding workshops in the cities of Mombasa and Garissa and involves different approaches for different groups. While the team will be building off previously successful programming, the team recognized an opportunity to better understand how to improve. This meant taking the time to meet and train on evaluation processes with evaluator Roxann Allen, who visited the team in Mombasa.
The training workshop had eight participants; Judy and Dan Mugera from IofC Kenya, two participants of the project, and two members from the local community. Roxann and her husband, both bringing extensive knowledge on evaluation, were the facilitators for the training.
'There was a need to increase validity and reliability of our program evaluation by involving a broad set of stakeholders. From IofC members, program participants, and community members - all have a say in program design, accountability, and overall learning. This way you get stakeholders to own the process right from the beginning. The evaluation design workshop was vital to help us achieve this - Thank you, Roxann and Felix!'
- Dan Mugera
The Trustbuilding Program is aimed at addressing divisive issues at the international and national levels, on the premise that only those who have undergone the internal process of becoming trustworthy themselves can close gaps across the globe. The Program was launched by Initiatives of Change International in 2019 with projects in Kenya, Canada and France.