Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) is often one of the most talked about but least practiced aspect of program as well as organizational management. The regional program, One Health for Humans, Environment, Animals and Livelihoods (OH4 HEAL), organized a 4 days MEAL training (November 15-18, 2022) in Nairobi in a bid to break this myth and enable program practitioners ‘talk the talk as well as walk the talk’ by equipping them well with the knowledge and skill necessary to discharge MEAL duties and responsibilities in a systematic way. The Regional HEAL team has conducted the first round of MEAL training in the beginning of August 2022 in Ethiopia and this is the second round organized for Somalia and Kenya teams.

The training is designed in such a way that trainees can internalize the architecture behind the program design, take forward program monitoring functions in a very organized way, capture, disseminate and utilize learnings and ensure sustainability of program outcomes.

A consortium composed of VSF-Suisse (the lead agency), Amref and ILRI are implementing HEAL program in the vulnerable horn of Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya and Somalia) by supporting a bottom-up approach that is participatory, context-specific, coordinated and integrated to reshape service delivery through One Health Units (OHUs). These units facilitate interactions and coordination among key stakeholders (governmental departments, frontline service providers and communities), sustainably strengthen an integrated human, livestock and rangeland health services and support communities for enhanced wellbeing and resilience.