QRTC is established to offer the best research and training service and aspires to be a leading institution in manpower empowerment through continuous quality capacity development initiatives.
To deliver capacity building programs for the labor force with the aim of maximizing their chances of achieving their career aspirations.
The Qaran Research and Training Center is a professional institution created to support research and quality practical trainings that improve the employability of the workforce in Somaliland and other resource-limited settings across the greater of Horn of Africa. We achieve this through designing and implementing innovative and well-informed trainings; ranging from M and E, Project management, HR and logistics and Research processes. We aspire to reduce high unemployment in the region through high quality mentoring, rigorous interventions and strong collaborations.
Currently, we are offering   professional short courses which are great eye-opened opportunity for wide range of audience including NGO staff, government officials and unemployed persons and fresh graduates   willing to advance their sought-after skills or looking decent and deserved jobs. As part of this programme, our Monitoring, evaluation, Accountability and learning–which is first of its kind in Somaliland-were scheduled to kick off in the first two week of August in 2019.Around 150trainees have already benefited from our previous various trainings both in class and online classes (about of these 20% females). Some of these former trainees have landed our decent jobs at INGOs due knowledge and skills gained from our previous trainings Please see below the complete training outlines.
Monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL) is a part of every-day-programme management and are critical to the success of all interventions. MEAL technical quality is very important across a portfolio of projects. Without an effective MEAL system we would not be unable to track progress, demonstrate the achievement of the results, make adjustments, discover unplanned effects of interventions, or judge the impact that we have made on the lives of those with whom we are working for. A MEAL system also helps individuals and teams to be accountable to stakeholders through information sharing and developing a complaints or feedback mechanism which can help to guide project’s implementation. This training introduces participants to MEAL concepts and practices. It will stimulate ideas on how to design and implement monitoring and evaluation processes that strengthen accountability, learning and forming decision making process.
The course facilitator   has around 8 consecutive years of Monitoring, Evaluation, and Accountability and Learning experience at different organizations including Save the Children International, World Vision International, Health Poverty Action (formerly known as Health Unlimited) and Caritas Switzerland and Luxemburg among others. His primary area of focus revolves around: development and implementation of the project Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) systems; taking the  lead on the compilation and analysis of program data and learning; designing and conducting research; Setting-up and implementing accountability mechanism. In addition to his hands-on experience on this field, he is the only known well-versed practitioner in Somali speaking countries pursuing his final dissertation on Master’s Degree Programme in Monitoring and Evaluation at Mount Kenya University. He also did his Bachelor of degree in Statistics and Mathematics with distinction at University of Hargeisa.
This is a general training targeting variety of programme management staff, government officials, middle-level managers, policy makers and project officers working in different settings. This training also is a great eye-opened opportunity for unemployed and fresh graduates   who are willing to advance his/her soft skills so that they can easily settle for decent and deserved jobs.
This is a 5-day-long training with 3 hours of 50%theory and 50%practical sessions for each day with following details: Course registration deadline is on 4th of August2019 and course training dates are between 4th and 8thof August 2019. The morning sessions start at 9:30 a.m. and finish at 11:30 a.m. while the evening classes start at 6:00p.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m. for these days.
The training will enable participants to:

Develop an understanding of the basic principles underlying MEAL
Design and implement MEAL strategies, systems, and frameworks
Develop and support the use of MEAL tools and practices in program development
Supporting the development of MEAL work pieces such as program baselines, mid-term reviews and end lines
Equip participants with an understanding of the major tools and best practices involved in MEAL
Provide participants effective rules of thumb and a framework to approach methodological issues in MEAL
Collect data, ensure data quality management and analyses the data
Understand project reporting by using MEAL.

Module 1: Introduction Monitoring & Evaluation

Definition of Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning
Importance, Purposes and uses of M&E
M&E and the project/programme cycle
Principles of Monitoring, Evaluation Accountability and Learning
Barriers to effective M&E
How MEAL changes M and E
Exercise: Challenges of MEAL and differentiate evaluation and monitoring questions

Module 2: Development and implementation of MEAL process

Understanding the heart of M and E- log frame
Monitoring and evaluation plans and frameworks
Indicator theory and their   practical applications
Criteria of good indicators
Tracking  performance  of the indicators using IPTT tool

Exercise: develop M and E plan using sample log frame

Module 3: Methods, Tools, and advanced MEAL techniques

Rational behind Qualitative  MEAL methods and their real applications
Rational behind Quantitative methods   MEAL methods and their real applications
 Monitoring and Evaluation methods
Design M and E tools that meet information needs
Use of Rapid Rural  Appraisal  in projects
Application of  participatory Rural appraisal

Module 4: Data collection and analysis and Project reporting of data through MEAL

Understanding the basics of  data collection process using both conventional paper-based ways and newly emerging mobile data collection plat forms
Understand the importance of data analysis, interpretation and use?
Importance of data limitations
Conduct simple qualitative and quantitative  data analysis
Use M and E data to report project progress and achievement
Be able to use data to improve the project by making informed decisions
Be able to communicate the changes to range of stakeholders including beneficiaries we serve for
Exercise: conduct quantitative data analysis to track output level indicators of the project using Excel spreadsheet.

Module 5: Accountability and Learning

Meaning of accountability and learning in practice
Key aspects of accountability.
Importance of Accountability
Information sharing
Handling Complaints
Key learning events and their roles: reflection events, real-time evaluation, AAR and final evaluations.
Exercise: Incorporating Accountability and Learning in Projects


Registration: training application form is available at our or office or can be easily requested by email(
The trainings have both in-class and online classes with different course fees
We charge 30 dollarscovering (facilitator fee, course completion certificate and training materials-presentations and rich reading materials with linked videos)to the participants who attend in class trainings.
For the online trainees, they just need to pay 20 dollars and get course completion certificate and training materials-presentations and rich reading materials with linked videostogether with mentoring and coaching.
The offline will be held in Hargeisa Training Hall(West of Hargeisa Theatre)while the online classes will be open to all interested participants who have internet access in the greater Horn of Africa (Somalia, Somaliland, Kenya and Ethiopia among other countries).
Online trainees will be offered the opportunity to interact with the facilitator for period of one month.
A group of three persons who will be attending a same course at time will have a discount of 17%.
Course registration deadline is on 10th of August 2019 and course training dates are between 10th and 15th of August 2019. The morning sessions start at 9:30 a.m. and finish at 11:30 a.m. whereas the evening classes start at 6:00 p.m. and closes at 8:00 p.m. for these days.
Payment modes: deposit at our Golis account 0906863020or Dahabshil account Hargeisa 32342 before respective courses deadlines
In case you need further details about MEAL course, kindly feel free to reach us at +252634113969 and for finance related issues pleasecommunicate with our finance officer at


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