Organizational Learning Section

 

This section tracks the project outcomes of various African organizations

and helps them upgrade their work methods and strategies periodically.


Organization-Volunteer Interaction
This section periodically monitors and evaluates both the volunteers’ and host organizations’ work and change in attitudes and work schemes. It references the feedback from both the volunteers and the host organizations, as collected periodically by AEN’s Intercultural Communication Section. As guided by the feedback, this section leads the host organizations to design and implement action plans once they show willingness to avoid conflicts, accept constructive feedback, and improve work efficiency.

On-site Monitoring
AEN has intermediaries in Uganda and Kenya at the current stage. This section work closely with them, and instruct them to pay on-site visits to AEN’s partner organizations, and observe, record and measure their work process and outcomes, following a set of measurement protocols. The records are strictly confidential and are only for the internal use at AEN to help monitor the organizations’ work, which is supposed to stimulate partner organizations to be accountable and improve their work.

Terminal Evaluation
At the end of each project cycle, this section compiles all the records about the work process of its partner organizations, analyze their outcomes, offer evidence-based conclusions and suggest alternative work strategies. An evaluation report will be completed for and issued to each partner organization separately, helping the individual organization understand its conditions and how to achieve growth. When needed, practical guidance can be offered about what exactly can be done to move further.

Cross-organization Collaboration
AEN’s expansion is rapid and will soon involve a large number of organizations targeting distinct social arenas for the community development. Built on the prior monitoring and evaluation of each organization’s work, AEN identifies the needs of each organization and potential collaboration opportunities between organizations. It offers suggestions and guiding documents regarding which organizations can be referred to and how separate organizations can collaborate as needed.