MoWA, PDOWA, and relevant ministries receive an orientation workshop on monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and tools.

MoWA, PDOWA, and relevant ministries receive an orientation workshop on monitoring and evaluation mechanisms and tools.

On the 15 and 16 December 2022, the Ministry of Women’s Affairs (MoWA) and the Australia-Cambodia Cooperation for Equitable Sustainable Services (ACCESS) Program co-organised an orientation workshop on mechanisms and tools for monitoring and evaluation (M&E) of the National Action Plan to Prevent Violence Against Women (NAPVAW).

The workshop was delivered, with participation of 28 officials from MoWA, eight Provincial Departments of Women’s Affairs (PDoWAs), and relevant ministries (the Ministry of Interior, the Ministry of Justice, the Ministry of Health, and the Ministry of Social Affairs, Veteran and Youth Rehabilitation).

The workshop, delivered by ACCESS MEL Team, aimed to provide basic knowledge of M&E mechanisms and tools, for example, how to formulate an M&E framework and plan, and establish good monitoring indicators. The participants reviewed and discussed the contents of M&E framework for NAPVAW III and its indicators, and participated in exercises that simulated their work in monitoring NAPVAW and other mechanisms and improved skills in designing the action plan and tools for monitoring and data collection.

Mr Noeuy Soneam, Director of the Legal Protection Office at Siem Reap PDoWA, highlighted the significance of the orientation workshop and how it would benefit him to apply it to his daily work in the monitoring and evaluation of the implementation of the NAPVAW, for example, the review of indicators in the M&E framework and the exercises in formulation of indicators and monitoring plans. He plans to share this knowledge with his colleagues.

The Australian Government, through the ACCESS Program, is working closely with MoWA and PDoWA to support the implementation and monitoring of NAPVAW III. ACCESS supported the development of NAPVAW III and its monitoring and evaluation frameworks, and the assessment of capacity building needs among officials of MoWA and of provincial departments of women’s affairs in the implementation of this framework.