Training: Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability, and Learning (MEAL) for CSOs & Registering CSOs and Businesses in Ethiopia

On June 17 and 18, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) East Africa Regional Office – through the CIPE Civic Engagement Hub – hosted a two-day, in-person training session on monitoring,  evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL) and the process of registering civil society organizations (CSOs), business membership organizations (BMOs), and businesses in Ethiopia. The training sessions were attended by 22 and 20 representatives of Ethiopian CSOs, businesses, and social enterprises, respectively (participation was capped due to COVID-19 restrictions).

CIPE was joined by two Ethiopian experts, CIPE Senior Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist Ahmed Mohamed Awel for a training on monitoring, evaluation, accountability, and learning (MEAL) and the Managing Director of Kumlachew Dagne and Associates Law Office, Kumlachew Dagne, to facilitate a training on the process of registering CSOs, BMOs, and businesses in Ethiopia. 

Following the training sessions, participants reflected that they had gained new knowledge about monitoring and evaluation as well as new understanding of the registration process for CSOs, BMOs, and businesses.  

Event Details 

On Day 1, the  training session – designed specifically for CSOs – introduced the basics of MEAL. In this training session, participants were able to learn about foundational frameworks, data collection methods, and tools to help CSOs measure and communicate the impact and results of their programs. On Day 2, the training session focused on sharing guidance on the registration process and legal requirements, with an emphasis on the new requirements for CSOs. At the training session, CIPE provided training participants with printed copies of its Users’ Manual on Registering and Operating CSOs, BMOs, and Business Start-Ups in Ethiopia. 

  • Date: June 17 & 18, 2021 
  • Time: 9:00am – 4:30pm (EAT); 9:00am – 1:30pm (EAT) 
  • LocationBest Western Plus Hotel, Bole Medhanealem Road