Synergy Launches a Webinar Series to Discuss Monitoring and Evaluation in Government and Nonprofit Organizations

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Hosted on December 3 and 10, 14:30UTC, the webinars will translate M&E theory and practice into actionable insights that participants can use in their efforts to introduce M&E best practices and solutions in their organizations.

Careful planning, rigorous data collection and implementation, and thorough analysis and reporting underpin the success of development projects – and this is where monitoring and evaluation (M&E) comes into play.

Experts from different organizations will join the Synergy team to discuss how leaders and practitioners can effectively institutionalize M&E in their organizations and what role technology plays in the ever-evolving journey toward organizational effectiveness.

This webinar series will:

  • Examine the main challenges to data collection and how to overcome them.
  • Provide insights into how M&E can enable organizational learning.
  • Explore strategies and methods to strengthen your M&E practice with tech solutions.

Please register here.

Current State and Challenges, December 3, 14:30UTC

The panelists include:

Noor Ansari, Senior M&E Specialist at Education Above All. Noor is a development professional with over 25 years of extensive experience applying social audit research methods for generating and socializing evidence related to education, health, local governance, delivery of public services, and gender issues. He has experience in working with the mainstream government systems to evolve institutions and strengthen capacities in evidence-based planning, as well as socializing the evidence for participatory actions in South/Central Asia and West Africa.

Monica Gadkari, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Director at Resonance. Monica has 12 years of experience working in international development with a focus on MEL, CLA, and women’s empowerment. She has nine years of experience in monitoring and evaluation, gender and women’s empowerment activities, and five years of experience working directly with USAID to develop MEL systems specifically for organizational learning. Monica specializes in establishing and fostering the adoption of management information systems, establishing mixed methods evidence bases designed for long-term use, and guiding internal teams, government counterparts, and donor partners through the change management process necessary to establish a learning culture.

Angel Pesevski is an M&E Specialist at Adam Smith International. Angel is an experienced capacity building consultant and international development professional with over 20 years of experience in the fields of monitoring and evaluation, institutional development, business diagnostic, and consulting for the public sector, private companies, and NGOs. Angel has successfully led a wide range of complex monitoring and evaluation related projects in the Philippines, Bosnia, Serbia, Albania, Afghanistan, and Papua New Guinea/Autonomous Region of Bougainville, delivering them on time and to the satisfaction of his clients.


David Kocharov, VP, Strategy & Development at Synergy International Systems. David is a management executive with 15 years of experience in the international development. He currently manages the Public Financial Management portfolio (including Public Investment Management SystemState Budgeting System, and Development Assistance Database) at Synergy, as well as the European, Middle Eastern and CIS partnerships. Formerly served as the Director of Monitoring and Evaluation at Synergy. David also teaches Software Project Management for Master’s Degree students at the American University of Armenia.

Technologies and Innovations, December 10, 14:30UTC

The panelists include:

Simon Fuchs, global Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Advisor for Economic Recovery and Development programs at the International Rescue Committee (IRC), a leading international humanitarian relief organization. Simon supports projects focusing on emergency cash assistance, enterprise development and employment creation, and rural livelihoods with: indicator development, M&E planning, data collection tools, methods, analysis, technical skills development and more. Simon also leads the IRC’s internal M&E Technology Community of Practice. Simon’s interest in using technology for M&E started while working for Synergy International Systems, an M&E software company. Prior to that, Simon was an Overseas Development Institute fellow, working as an Economist in the M&E team of the National Planning Commission of Nigeria.

Emilya Khachatryan, Senior M&E Program Manager at Synergy International Systems. Emilya is an experienced information technology professional with more than ten years of experience in software   development, project and program management, with a particular focus on the implementation of web-based program management information systems. She has led the development of business intelligence solutions for M&E systems – Synergy Indicata (Strategy Execution and Monitoring & Evaluation Software).

Christina Walaan, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor. Christina is a researcher and M&E expert with more than eight years of experience in the development sector. She has worked with several development agencies, national and international NGOs, ministries and research entities in Europe, Middle East, Africa and Asia.


Arshak Hovanesian, VP of Business Development at Synergy International Systems. Arshak is an expert in monitoring and evaluation, enterprise software, and international affairs.  Throughout his decade-long career at Synergy, he has been the architect of numerous strategic partnerships that have enabled governments and global nonprofits to solve critical problems and strengthen their effectiveness using information technology.

Please register here.