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Field-Based Monitoring Strategies for HDP Coherence

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Save the Children/Mali
8:00am - 9:30am ET

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Taking context and trends such as conflict, displacement, and climate change into consideration is critical to prompt humanitarian response when a shock occurs. This session will focus on collecting data from context monitoring, resilience monitoring, conflict monitoring, and other field-based monitoring systems. How do we link field-based monitoring to a more nimble, adaptive management approach that supports humanitarian, development, and peace-related programming?

In this dynamic dialogue, participants will learn from Mercy Corps’ humanitarian analysis team in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Catholic Relief Services’ (CRS) resilience monitoring team in Ethiopia about how each agency reports and uses the data to inform programming in their context. Speakers include:

  • Andrea Barboza, Crisis Analytics Lead Analyst, Mercy Corps, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)
  • Gregory Makabila, Deputy Chief of Party (MEAL) – Resilience Food Security Activity (Ifaa), Catholic Relief Services, Ethiopia

*This event will be in English with French interpretation*

This event is part of the thematic area: Data for Decision-Making in HDP Coherence


Andrea Barboza profile pictureAndrea Barboza is Mercy Corps' Crisis Analytics Lead Analyst in DRC. She has over 4 years of experience in the non-profit, international development, and research sector, implementing organization wide learning agendas, developing research tools and information systems to support effective humanitarian and development programming. Most recently, she developed a context monitoring methodology for a USAID-funded development program providing access to water systems (SWASSA) in North and South Kivu. Andrea's sectorial experience includes working in the areas of transforming violent extremism, peacebuilding, and human mobility. She studied Human Rights and Humanitarian Action, with a focus on humanitarian negotiations, at the Sciences Po’s Paris School of International Affairs. 

Greg Makabila PhotoGregory Makabila has over 14 years’ experience in designing and implementing monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning systems across Africa. Greg works for Catholic Relief Services since 2012 where he has served in various roles at projects, country program, and in the East Africa region. Currently he is MEAL Deputy Chief of Party for Ethiopia’s BHA Development Food Security Activity (DFSA) and has led design and execution of a learning-centered MEAL system that proved invaluable during Covid-19 pandemic. Greg holds PhD in business administration from Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology.