Strengthening Resilience in Eastern Africa: Evaluation Insights from World Food Programme

Panel Discussion | Online

About the Event

Humanitarian interventions focus on saving lives, but underlying vulnerabilities to shocks and stressors, can have devastating impacts for households, communities, and systems, requiring a dual focus on resilience. Resilience is challenging to measure and understand an organization’s specific contribution, but even more so in fragile contexts and across certain vulnerable populations, including refugees. This session will highlight and discuss evaluation approaches, and key evaluation insights on strengthening resilience and self-reliance across vulnerable populations and contexts in Uganda and Somalia, as well as insights across Eastern Africa from a summary of evaluation evidence.


Name Title Biography
Nikki Zimmerman Regional Evaluation Officer Nikki Zimmerman is the Regional Evaluation Officer with WFP supporting evaluations across Eastern African. For 15 years, she has worked across sectors and the globe, especially Africa and the Middle East, to improve program quality and learning through monitoring, evaluation, and project management.
Lilian Likicho Monitoring & Evaluation Officer Lilian Likicho has over 15 years of experience in M&E across sectors in Uganda and serves as the focal point for results-based management efforts and evaluations at the WFP Uganda Country Office. Lilian is the evaluation manager for a large-scale thematic evaluation on self-reliance and resilience.
John Sitor Monitoring & Evaluation Officer John Sitor is an M&E professional with over 15 years in the field, working with public institutions, INGOs, and the UN. He has extensive experience on food security, nutrition, and resilience programming and M&E in West and East Africa in development and humanitarian contexts.

Topics and Themes

Evaluators Evaluation Comissioners Evaluation users Decision makers Civil Servant / Intl. Organization Employee Climate Change Evaluation and transformational change: balancing ambition and realism Fragility, Conflict and Violence

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