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Strengthening Resilience in Niger and Burkina Faso: Results from the RISE I Recurrent Monitoring Surveys 2018-2019

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Save the Children
9:30am - 11:00am

About the Event

In a joint webinar organized by REAL and the Sahel Collaboration & Communication Activity (SCC), panelists from TANGO International and USAID presented key findings from the RISE I (Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced) recurrent monitoring surveys (RMS). Around 90 resilience practitioners, representing both implementing organizations and USAID Mission and headquarters staff attended the webinar. The RMS followed a group of RISE I households over five rounds spaced two months apart from August 2018 through April 2019 in both Niger and Burkina Faso to evaluate how their wellbeing and ability to cope and recover from shocks evolved overtime.

The event was a unique opportunity for participants to reflect on the study findings and engage with the lead researchers on this study.

The session was held in English with an option for simultaneous interpretation in French.



Tim Frankenberger, President, TANGO International

Tim FrankenbergerTim Frankenberger is the President and co-founder of TANGO International and has over 35 years of experience in international development activities. Tim has extensive experience in resilience measurement, project design, monitoring and evaluation, food and livelihood security assessments, vulnerability assessments, and policy analysis. He has actively contributed to the Resilience Measurement Technical Working Group and co-authored numerous papers developing resilience measurement standards. He has also published articles, evaluations, and reports focusing on resilience and household food and livelihood security and has worked in more than 30 countries. Tim has facilitated many workshops on resilience measurement, monitoring and evaluation, and project design, food security concepts, assessment approaches, livelihood approaches, and strategic planning.


Tom Spangler,Resilience and Livelihoods Director, Save the Children US

In his current role with Save the Children, Tom provides technical input and program management support to a portfolio of USAID-funded Associate Awards, including the Resilience Evaluation, Analysis and Learning (REAL) and Implementer-led Evaluation and Learning (IMPEL) Awards, the Livelihoods for Resilience Learning Activity (Ethiopia), and Evaluative Research on Graduation Pilot Development Food Security Activity in Kamwenge, Uganda. Prior to Save the Children, Tom worked for Project Concern International (PCI) as the Director of Food, Nutrition and Livelihood Security, at the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization promoting strategic engagement with the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC), and at TANGO International as a Senior Technical Specialist.

Maggie Janes-Lucas,Chief of Party,Sahel Collaboration and Communication Project (SCC)

Maggie As the Sahel Collaboration and Communication Project (SCC) Chief of Party with Mercy Corps, Maggie Janes-Lucas oversees a five year program and multi-disciplinary team to address the challenges of collaboration, learning and communication among development and humanitarian actors across Niger and Burkina Faso. She regularly advises and engages with government agencies, international humanitarian and development non-profit organizations, civil society and the US Government – she is an agile problem solver focused on helping agencies and governments leverage funding and collaboration to address the major environmental, health and natural resource challenges in the Sahel Region.