Monitoring and Evaluation in MHPSS Programming in Humanitarian Emergencies.
Conducted : Wednesday 15th of July- 4 pm UTC
Please click here to watch a recording of the webinar (Duration: Approximately 80 minutes).
This webinar will provide guidance and tools for monitoring & evaluation (including assessment and learning) at all stages of mental health and psychosocial support (MHPSS) programming in humanitarian settings. The webinar will include an overview of an M&E framework, and will deal with the process from an initial needs assessment required for MHPSS program design to the practicalities and challenges faced in implementation. It will also explore the need for overarching evaluation and research to improve our programs and identify best practices for future work. The speakers are both MHPSS practitioners who bring considerable field experience from emergency settings to bear on these topics.
Zeinab Hijazi - MHPSS and Protection consultant
Zeinab currently provides direct support to the International Medical Corps’ MHPSS programs in Syria, providing guidance and oversight in the development, monitoring, evaluation and running of culturally appropriate mental health and psychosocial activities. This includes provision of mental health care, psychosocial support, and protection activities targeting various vulnerable groups, including children among IDP and vulnerable host populations. Zeinab has over 9 years of experience supporting International Medical Corps’ MHPSS programs in the Middle East and North Africa region.
In recent months, Zeinab completed various consultancies with UNICEF (New York) co-leading a global review of evidence and practice of MHPSS for children in Emergencies. She also completed a mission in March 2015 with the World Health Organization in Iraq, contributing to and informing mental health policy and services through a situational analysis and assessment.
Zeinab has a Masters Degree (MSc) in Mental Health Policy and Services and is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in clinical psychology.
Sarah Harrison- MHPSS coordinator with International Medical Corps, Turkey
Sarah is currently the MHPSS coordinator with IMCs ERT Turkey. Sarah started working for IMC in Turkey in September 2013. Her previous positions include MHPSS Officer for UNHCR Damascus within their MHPSS Program for Iraqi refugees and then subsequently Syrian IDPS (this was the first program of its kind for UNHCR globally) from May 2012-August 2013. Sarah also helped create the Operational Guidance Note on MHPSS for UNHCR – which is now a guiding policy document for the UN Agency. Previous positions have also included the IASC MHPSS RG Co-Chair for 2 years (2010 – 2012), Global MHPSS Advisor for ActionAid and then the same position with ACT Alliance. She has supported, co-ordinated, advocated for, and managed MHPSS programs in humanitarian emergencies and protracted (refugee) settings since 2007.
Moderator : Mohamed Elshazly, Global Host for mhpss.net (Middle East and North Africa Region)