8th class Leland Fellow, Michelle DeFreese wrote this blog post profile of Dr. Flavianus Magayane’s role in evaluating iAGRI’s impact on its student participants and his thoughts on the challenges of capturing the impact of investments in human capacity.
iAGRI staff recently participated in a Monitoring and Evaluation workshop of Feed the Future partners in Kigoma, Tanzania. This month’s guest blog post features Dr. Flavianus Magayane, Monitoring and Evaluation Specialist and one of the participants in the workshop. At iAGRI, Dr. Magayane monitors the progress, reports M&E data to the Feed the Future, and ensures that the most effective methods for monitoring and evaluation are used across the organization. He is also a Senior Lecturer in SUA’s Department of Agricultural Education and Extension, where he teaches sociology, participatory research approaches, extension, and survey research methods. Here, Dr. Magayane describes some of the challenges of measuring success of capacity building and institutional strengthening projects focused on agricultural research and development.