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Why IERD

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Impact Evaluation Research for Development is a consortium established to bridge the capacity gap between the academia and the actual level of monitoring and evaluation skill sets, competencies and expertise required to transform M&E graduates to M&E experts with practical skills and innovative solutions to generate quality data for better decision making which guarantees achievement of targets and objectives for projects. Through innovative training approaches, IERD provides a unique opportunity for networking to both upcoming and skilled M&E experts dealing with different projects.

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The IERD Online Resource Centre provides online access to training materials from

both local and international research mentors

How to write a literature Review

 

Unethical Practices in Research

 

Tips to avoid Plagialism

 

Tips on writing a grant proposal

 

Develop your bold ideas

 

Build your path to scale

Think like an entrepreneur about your global health innovation, then develop and communicate a plan to bring your innovation to scale. Also view our value proposition exercise,

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Plan your ideas

Get tips on grant writing from mentors and learn effective writing from experts,

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Melba Gomes

Melba Gomes is a scientist at the Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) at the World Health Organization in Geneva and a recipient of a grant from Grand Challenges Canada’s Saving Brains program.

In this video, Melba says, “Don’t be shy: seek advice on your grant proposal from experts in the field.”

 

Aisha Yousafzai

Aisha Yousafzai is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Paediatrics and Child Health at Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan, whose work is supported by Grand Challenges Canada’s Saving Brains program.

In this video, Aisha advises that grant writers seek feedback on their ideas and proposal from every available source, including fieldworkers and the funder themselves.

 

Fredros Okumu

Fredros Okumu is a researcher at the Ifakara Health Institute in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, and the recipient of an award from Grand Challenges Canada and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations program.

At a March 2012 Proposal Development Workshop in Dar es Salaam, which was designed to help applicants improve their full grant proposals, Fredros shares lessons from his team’s successful grant proposal.

 

Tim Geary and Eliane Ubalijoro

At a October 2011 Proposal Development Workshop in Ottawa, which was designed to help applicants to Grand Challenges Canada’s Saving Brains initiatives improve their full grant proposals, Tim and Eliane discussed how they developed their project plan and chose which material to include in their grant.

Tim Geary is Canada Research Chair in parasite biotechnology and Director of McGill University’s Institute of Parasitology in Montreal, Canada. Eliane Ubalijoro is an Adjunct Professor at McGill’s Institute for the Study of International Development. They are the recipients of a grant jointly awarded by Grand Challenges Canada, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

 

Keith Jerome

Keith Jerome is Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine at the University of Washington, in Seattle, U.S.A., and a member of the Vaccine Infectious Disease Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center in Seattle. He is a recipient of an award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations program.

At an April 2011 Proposal Development Workshop in Delhi, which was designed to help prospective applicants to Phase 2 of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations program, Keith discussed his view of the most critical aspects of grant writing, based on his 20 years of experience in writing funding proposals.

 

Pradip Rathod

Pradip Rathod is Professor of Chemistry and an Adjunct Professor of Global Health at the University of Washington, in Seattle, U.S.A. He is a recipient of an award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations program.

At a September 2010 Proposal Development Workshop in Toronto for Grand Challenge Canada’s Point-of-Care Diagnostics joint initiative with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Phase 2 of the Gates Foundation’s Grand Challenges Explorations program, Pradip discussed how his team developed their project plan and put together their successful application.

 

IERD Main Components

  • Learn from the best
    Learn from the best

    IERD Coaching and mentorship model is build around real M&E challenges after several years of interaction with project staff. We translate theoretical aspects into practice by engaging with you at your workplace.

  • Peer Learning
    Peer Learning

    Coaching and mentoring is very effective techniques to enhance the skills, knowledge and performance of your employees. The pear learning approach that IERD uses has helped me to benchmark with other M&E professionals, Mentee

  • Why do I need a mentor
    Why do I need a mentor

    A mentor is someone who is willing to invest time in you. He is the kind of a person you can turn to when you are unsure of your next move in your career.

     IERD matches you with professionals in your field who can champion you to the next level

  • From a personal Experience
    From a personal Experience

    I am a product of professional coaching. Having a professional coach walk with you is a journey worth taking. You will never regret. This is the experience IERD is offering to you. You can’t miss this opportunity.

    You need a dedicated coach to get you here

    Dr. Mercyline Kamande,PhD;  Executive Director IERD

  • How to build a research career
    How to build a research career

    In class you learn the theories. At IERD we train you through practice. The best learning mode is Learning by Doing

    This is what got me here and I want to walk with you all the way.

    Dr. Mercyline Kamande,PhD;  Executive Director IERD