On July 6, 2021, Light for the World Kenya organised a Task order theory of change (ToC), learning and adaptation review meeting at Sarova Panafric Nairobi.
The aim of the meeting was to review activities during the quarter, check whether the theory of change remains the same and collect lessons learnt.
While these meetings happen every three months, we had to hold them virtually due to Covid-19 and this was the first time we were having a physical meeting since 2019.
The meeting brought together the Light for the World team, Business Development Services Providers, Partners (UDPK, Sense International and Humanity and Inclusion). Also in attendance were two representatives of Disabled Persons’ Organizations (DPOs) we work with in Machakos and Nanyuki and as well as beneficiaries.
Later that evening the Sightsavers, who are the Fund Management Team (FMT) for the Disability Inclusive Development (DID) Fund joined virtually and had a briefing on activity progress.
Task order theory of change (ToC), learning and adaptation review meetings support effective and responsive task order implementation through open questioning and reflection on task order performance, contextual challenges, strategic direction and operational considerations.
The review meetings capitalise on data and analysis, the insights and ideas of different stakeholders in order to form a common understanding of the challenges, opportunities and courses of action.
meeting resulted in recommendations to task order approach, work plans
and resource allocation in line with DID MEL strategy.
Involving OPDs in these meetings in essential since they pay a major role in supporting the implementation of the activities at the community level. Beneficiary participation in such forums creates a sense of ownership and confidence among them.
The project also received recommendations on the needs of the beneficiaries, which is key for improving the project.