The Evaluation and Learning Summit on the Y-PAC project was held in view to bring all partners and representative from the donor on a single platform for discussion on the progress of the project. The venue was Watbridge Hotels and Suite, 11 A/B IBB Way, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State on the 25th – 26th March, 2019
During the summit, Lessons learnt were evaluated upon. This unanimously set clear landing path for the next Y-PAC year which begins in April 2019.
The Strengthening Youth Participation against Corruption project now in its second year as a part of the broader ACORN (Anti-corruption in Nigeria Project) is consistent on attaining new grounds for a 5 year impact level behavioral change strategy.
The two days Activity began with the Executive Director of Youth Alive Foundation making a welcome presentation- an overview of the Y-PAC project.
Partners carried out individual presentation on the work done, highlighting achievements, challenges and lessons learnt.
A Learning Insights part in the summit was led by a presenter from Connected Development- A civil society Organization notable with a tenacious zeal to follow the money and community projects for grass root advocacy. Their work structure as outlined by Busayo suffices on the premise that data/information on projects and other issues of interest are pursued with outmost enthusiasm. Grounded with the right information they proceed in naming, shaming and calling out on politicians and other agencies who do not meet up with the demand of the populace.
The day was wrapped up with a presentation on Outcome harvesters. The Monitoring and evaluation consultant specifically lead the audience through on how to fit in each results from activities.
The second day of the summit featured partners of Y-PAC summiting their individual plans for deepening impact on what has been achieved so far. These plans were carefully reviewed with feedbacks given by the Senor Responsible Officer from DFID, Sonia Warner.
The Review of State level strategies -group work carried from the previous day was summarized by individual presenters for each state. While ICPC and NYSC as government agencies (in the Anticorruption fight) also presented their plans, the foreseen challenges looked into. Activities for the day rounded up with partners reviewing next steps on the project.