Archived Webinar

The Rocket, Pocket and Socket Science - Innovative Methods for Project Supervision in FCV Contexts

"Systematically enhancing Monitoring and Evaluation and supervision in FCV settings"

The objective of this session is to introduce the Geo-Enabling initiative for Monitoring and Supervision (GEMS).

The GEMS initiative was launched by the FCV Group to systematically enhance Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) as well as supervision in FCV settings. This is achieved by building capacity among clients, partners, and Bank teams on the ground, to leverage field-appropriate technology for digital data collection and analysis. Using these tools and methods allow operations to enhance the transparency and accuracy of M&E and increase the accountability of third-party monitoring (TPM). At the same time, GEMS provides platforms for remote supervision, real-time risk monitoring, and portfolio mapping for coordination across projects and partners.

The session is an overview of the 3-day capacity-building training that the GEMS team offers to Bank staff, clients, and partners. It covers the functionality of the digital platforms, in-field data collection process, and data analysis. It also covers various examples from the field and provides learners with specific use cases of GEMS related to WB projects and programs. 

This session is part of the Fragility Forum 2020 Virtual Series.

About the Presenters

Liana Razafindrazay

Consultant, World Bank

Ms. Razafindrazay is a Geographer with the Geo-Enabling initiative for the Monitoring and Supervision (GEMS) team. She leads the GEMS engagement in several countries, including Burundi, Haiti, Djibouti, and Madagascar leveraging ICT-based solutions to enhance project transparency and accountability. Before joining the GEMS team, she worked with the Disaster Risk Management Unit of the Bank supporting client governments to strengthen their resiliency against climate and disaster risks through better use of risk data and information. Prior to joining the Bank in 2012, Ms. Razafindrazay was a Senior Research Associate at the Center for International Earth Science Information Network of the Earth Institute of Columbia University. In her spare time, she enjoys painting and researching the history of her native island of Madagascar.

Benard Mitto

Consultant, World Bank

Mr. Mitto (@BMitto) joined the Geo-Enabling Initiative for Monitoring and Supervision (GEMS) team in 2019 and leads the GEMS engagement in Kenya, Rwanda, and Somalia. He focuses on building the capacities of World Bank clients and partners within FCV set up to use simple digital tools for Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) and remote supervision. Prior to joining the World Bank, Mr. Mitto worked as a GIS advisor, strengthening the capacity for the ministry of health officials in Kenya, Tanzania, and Swaziland, using GIS for resource advocacy and improved programmatic planning. He also doubles as the technical lead of QGIS Kenya, where he promotes the use and adoption of open source mapping technologies.

Annabelle Vinois

Consultant, World Bank

Ms. Vinois focuses on building the capacities of World Bank clients and partners to use simple digital tools for M&E and remote supervision. She has also built the capacity of Indigenous Peoples organizations in Central Africa to enhance their participation in global environmental programs such as REDD+. Prior to joining the World Bank, Ms. Vinois worked as an attorney in Brussels practicing criminal, family, and immigration law. She holds a Master of Laws and an LL.M in International Law from the University of Leuven, Belgium as well as an M.S. in Environmental Policy from The New School. She is fluent in English, French, and Dutch, and proficient in Spanish.

Target Audience

Practitioners and general public

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