Southern Hemisphere

{Southern Hemisphere}{Unit 5, 1st Floor, Rozenhof Office Court, 20 Kloof Street}{Cape Town}{8001}{Johannesburg}{South Africa}{(021) 422-0205}
Unit 5, 1st Floor, Rozenhof Office Court, 20 Kloof Street Cape Town, Johannesburg
Phone: (021) 422-0205

+27 (0) 21 422 0205+27 (0) 21 422 0205

+27 (0) 21 424 7965+27 (0) 21 424 7965

Training Calendar for 2017

Course Title Course Dates

Early bird registration date (10% discount)


Outcome Mapping: Tools for Dealing with Complexity in Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation

14- 16 February 2017 6 January Johannesburg
Theory of Change 21- 22 February 2017 13 January Durban

Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning for Development Projects

6 - 10 March 2017 3 February Cape Town
Theory of Change 11 - 12 April 2017 3 March Cape Town

M&E Systems/Evaluation Methods Theory of Change

15- 19 May 2017 7 April Nairobi/Kenya

Facilitation Skills for Participatory Development

25 - 27 July 2017 9 June Cape Town

Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for Development Projects

21 - 25 August 2017 7 July Johannesburg

Implementing a Results-Based M&E system

5 - 7 September 4 August Johannesburg

Theory of Change

10 - 11 October
1 September

Description Of Courses

Theory of change is the current buzz-word in development work and MEL. But, what is it all about?  This workshop introduces Theory of Change as both a product and a process.  We will work through the process.  It is very interactive and practical, and you will be able to formulate a theory of change for the case study that you are working on.

Theory of Change is a tool that describes a process of planned change, from the assumptions that guide its design, the planned outputs and outcomes to the long-term impacts it seeks to achieve. Also, see how Theory of Change can be derived from other processes such as logical framework approach.

Projects and programmes aimed at supporting sustainable change need tools that take into account the multiplicity of intertwined actors and factors creating the complexity within which their interventions need to achieve and report on results. This workshop addresses the challenges of planning, monitoring, evaluation and learning (PME&L) in projects characterized by a changing environment, fully engaged actors, and a degree of unpredictability in the results. Outcome Mapping offers a flexible, actor-centred approach to planning, monitoring and evaluation by defining outcomes as changes in the relationships and actions of role and responsibility holders with whom the intervention engages directly. During the three days of sessions, we will work through the seven steps of ‘intentional design’. Participants discuss and then apply the Outcome Mapping concepts and tools in facilitated, practical exercises, focusing on situations and projects from their own experience.

This 5 day course is to equip development practitioners with the knowledge and expertise to be able to conduct their own planning, monitoring, evaluation, learning and reporting or to be able to guide project partners in doing so. A key objective is to increase the capacity of the development sector to deliver project outcomes that are efficient and effective, and to be able to measure and evaluate these outcomes.

This 3 day course is to equip development practitioners with the knowledge and expertise to be able to design and manage a process of developing and operationalising (implementing) an MEL System. This course builds on the foundations of our course in Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for Development Projects, which has been hugely successful, and kicks off where that course ends. The course will provide a space for development practitioners to learn from each other by sharing knowledge and experiences.

This three day course is to provide dynamic training in basic facilitation skills. The aim of the course is to equip people who are working with any form of group to be able to facilitate the group process effectively and ensure that a balance is kept between process and outcomes. The course will provide a space for a wide range of professionals to learn from each other by sharing knowledge and experiences.

Costs and Conditions

PME (5 day) course: R 10,701.75 plus VAT = R12, 200

M&E Systems (3 day) course: R7631, 58 plus VAT = R8,700

Facilitation Skills (3 day) course: R7631,58 plus VAT = R8,700

Theory of Change (2 day) course: R4254,39 plus VAT =R4,850

Outcome Mapping (3 day) course: R7631,58 plus VAT = R8,700

Early bird registration discounts will apply

Further 10% discount for 3 or more persons from one organisation. Costs exclude accommodation and travel which are to be organised by the participants

Training bundle:

Attend the PMEL and the MEL systems and get a 10% discount on each

Other courses on offer for your organisation

Report Writing

Proposal Writing

Conducting Research using Literature Review

Data collection using Qualitative Methods

MEL Planning

Planning, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning course for Grant Makers

Please contact us for a proposal for your in-house course requirements.

Contact Information

Contact person: Pippa Segall

Address: Southern Hemisphere, PO Box 3260, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

Tel number: +27 21 422 0205+27 21 422 0205/06

Fax number: +27 21 424 7965