In the recently concluded LEWI grant workshop on gender, the India ICO tried to look at the integration of KM, M&E and Gender in projects to enhance effectiveness. This was a unique experience as this integration concept had never been tried before. One of the main outputs of the workshop was the development of TORs of the main cross cutting staff - M&E, Gender and KM - to help staff understand thier roles and responsibilitites with the integration of gender and KM. We did an interesting exercise. Instead of the M&E Focal Points making thier own TOR, we asked the Gender Focal Points to do so. And thus we switched around. This was in order to enable staff who see things from different perspective, help to bring about a more unified perspective to the roles and responsibilities of the others.
This discussion I would like to start of with the TOR of the M&E Focal Points. This is an elaborate TOR with much detail. The next discussion will be on the Gender Focal Points and the third on the KM Focal Points.
I would love to have some feedback here on this TOR and to help us develop a stronger and robust one that can be used as a template for not only on going projects but also new projects and design documents.
You can read the TOR here.