CPED RECEIVES WEST AFRICA HEALTH ORGANISATION (WAHO) REPRESENTATIVES
June 8-9, 2015, Benin City, Nigeria
The Centre for Population and Environmental Development (CPED), Benin City, Nigeria, on June 8 – 9, 2015 receives representative of West Africa Health Organization from Burkina faso Dr. N. Keita and Dr. L. Virgil, and a consultant from West Africa Rural Foundation Dr. K. Mohamed in respect of the her ongoing project titled “Strengthening the Health System in Nigeria Through Improved and Equitable Access to Primary Health Care: A Case Study of Delta State, Niger Delta Region” supported by WAHO in Collaboration IDRC.
The monitoring visit by the WAHO team among other things seeks to provide capacity building needs for project staff as well as determine the way forward for support on Monitoring Learning and Evaluation.
The meeting also provided the research team the opportunity to define roles and responsibilities of each category of stakeholders and/or actor that will help to influence utilization of the research recommendations. The meeting was attended by Members of the research team among who were Professor Andrew. G. Onokerhoraye (Project Team Leader), Professor (Mrs) Felicia Okoro, Dr. O. Francis, Members, project steering Committee, Dr. G. Obanovwe, Dr. C. Jasper. Others include Members of the Project Mentees and CPED project Staff.
After a presentation of on update of the research project in Delta state, Dr. Mohamed Kebeh of WARF took the research team and members of the steering committee through the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning framework of the project which provided opportunity to re-defined the desired and targeted results, and changes to be derived from the application and use of research results that will emanate from the project.
Day 2 session provided opportunity for the research team to identify roles of major actors for the utilization of research results and analyzing their strengths and weaknesses. The capacity building aspect of the visit also help the communication’s team to be better equipped on various tools and strategies for policy engagement and communication.
Dr. Kebeh Presenting the MEL Framework