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Documentation of Success Stories, Stories of Change & Case Studies using Msc. Approaches, 21st -25th May 2018, Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi Kenya

21 May 2018 @ 08:00 - 25 May 2018 @ 17:00

Dear Partner,


Asset Africa Institute, (www.assetafrica.co.ke), is pleased to announce the following workshop set to take place in May, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.


Workshop Title: Documentation of Success Stories, Stories of Change & Case Studies using Msc. Approaches

Date:  21st -25th May 2018

Venue: Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi Kenya

Duration: 5 Full Days

Cost: USD 1195



The most significant change (MSC) technique is a form of participatory monitoring and evaluation. It is participatory because many project stakeholders are involved both in deciding the sorts of change to be recorded and in analyzing the data. It is a form of monitoring because it occurs throughout the program cycle and provides information to help people manage the program. It contributes to evaluation because it provides data on impact and outcomes that can be used to help assess the performance of the program as a whole.


It will be appreciated that most Development Organizations in the World have for years been committed to bring about change in the lives of communities through voluntary implemented or funded programs. These changes, though significant in the lives of the targeted individuals and communities, have been majorly documented through orthodox M&E Methods; the methods that have not fully captured the stories of change, thus the need for skilling organization staff on  the Most significant Change Approach to capturing and documenting the Stories of Change.


Essentially, the process involves the collection of significant change (SC) stories emanating from the field level, and the systematic selection of the most significant of these stories by panels of designated stakeholders or staff. The designated staff and stakeholders are initially involved by ‘searching’ for project impact. Once changes have been captured, various people sit down together, read the stories aloud and have regular and often in-depth discussions about the value of these reported changes. When the technique is implemented successfully, whole teams of people begin to focus their attention on program impact.


Course Objectives

By the end of the MSC Approach course, participants will:

  • Be familiar with the theory, purpose and different uses of MSC
  • Know how to implement a comprehensive MSC process
  • Have developed an MSC system for their program or organization
  • Understand how to use MSC as a monitoring tool, for evaluative purposes and to promote organizational learning


Course Content

  • Overview & History of MSC
  • Ten Steps to Implementing MSC
  • Building Capability for Effective MSC
  • MSC within a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework
  • Validity and Voice in MSC
  • How MSC Compares to Other Approaches and Epistemologies
  • New Directions for MSC


MSC Workshop Methodology

This workshop style course will begin by providing participants with an understanding of MSC’s theoretical foundations, key elements and possible applications. Participants will then be mentored through the development of a real life MSC process using a staged approach to the scoping, planning and implementation on the technique. Each stage will involve the introduction of key concepts and considerations, an illustrative learning activity and an opportunity for the group to workshop appropriate strategies for applying the process to their own working contexts


Training Schedule


Day 1:

  • Overview & History of MSC
  • Ten Steps to Implementing MSC
  • Building Competence for Effective MSC and Group Assignment


Day 2

  • MSC within a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework
  • Validity and Voice in MSC
  • How MSC Compares to Other Approaches and Epistemologies
  • New Directions for MSC
  • Course Work: Designing Domains and Story Collections Questions


Day 3:

  • Field Work-Story/Case Study Collection Processes-“Participants will visit identified project sites within Nairobi City”


Day 4: Introduction to Documentation

  • Principles for Producing Documentation-Guidelines, Procedures and Techniques
  • Producing documentation: Specializing documentation, Indexing
  • Understanding the Context of an Electronic Document Management System
  • Managing the Creation, Use and Disposal of Documents
  • Designing Documents Management Improvement Program
  • Integrating Documents Management in the Systems Development Life Cycle


Day 5: Documentation of Stories

  • Editing, Selection & Documentation of Stories
  • Closing the Gap-What does all this mean for my programs?-How to integrate Lessons Learnt in Project Design, management & Evaluation


  • As with most workshops at Asset Africa, there will be a fully paid after training visit to select paces-National Museum, Elephant Orphanage etc on Saturday 26/05 and participants should plan their itinerary with this in mind.


About the Organization

Asset Africa Institute (www.assetafrica.co.ke) -AAI- specializes in the research, design and delivery of high quality and affordable training programs for development workers worldwide. Over the years, AAI has provided consultancies and training to such reputable organizations as: Federal University, Birnin Kebbi-Nigeria, Norwegian Church Aid-Zambia, ACOMIN-Nigeria, Salvation Army-Tanzania, Love Botswana Outreach Mission, Islamic Relief-Somalia, Cornerstone Development-Uganda, IOM-South Sudan, DCA-Ethiopia, Africa Rice Center -Benin, Rwanda Union of the Blind, Sasakawa Africa Association-Ethiopia, Harare Institute of Technology-Zimbabwe, CARE-International-Mali, Mazommo Construction Company-Liberia, CARE-International-Niger, UNDP-Somalia, HEAL Africa-DRC,  Diakonia, NGO Safety-Somalia,County Government of Siaya-Kenya, Oxfam GB-Yemen,  Generations for Peace-Jordan, CBR Africa Network-Uganda, Victoria Finance PLC-Tanzania, PSI-Benin among, WASH Alliance Hellen Keller International-Mali, ADRA Niger, others.


For more information kindly contact:

Lillian Ateng’

Training Coordinator

Asset Africa Institute

Trust Mansion Hse, Tubman Road off Koinange Street

P.O. Box 12903 – 00100

Nairobi, Kenya

Phone: +254 -722 469454/720986965

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21 May 2018 @ 08:00
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