Background of Maarifa Consult

“MAARIFA” is a Swahili word meaning knowledge. Maarifa Consult Ltd is a private firm which started in 2009 in Uganda. The company was formed to provide technical support to both local and international NGOs in East Africa. The Company is operational in all districts of Uganda, with head office in Kampala-Ntinda Kiwatule Road. We provide high-quality Consultancy services to, Government agencies, NGOs, Individuals, Business organizations and other interested parties locally and internationally.
The firm focuses on the provision three Core Areas and these include; EVALUATION, RESEARCH & CAPACITY BUILDING/TRAINING

We are specialists in Project Designs, Evaluations, Impact Assessments, Organization capacity Assessment, Organization diagnosis, Strategic Planning, Institutional Development, Gender Assessment, Emergency Assessment, livelihoods assessment and Analysis, Gender Analysis, Food Security, Agriculture value Chains, Emergency Planning & Management, and Human Resource Development.

Maarifa Consult team is well versed with innovative integrated approaches to monitoring and evaluation and Research which are used to produce quality and credible work for our clients. These innovation approaches include; Mobile Data Collection Technology using Open Data Kit (ODK), Survey CTO, iformbuilder, Geographic Information systems (GIS), Qualitative data analysis using Nvivo and Atlas.ti, Multi-level Mixed Evaluation Method, Outcome Harvesting, Real-Time Reporting and  Data visualization, Complex data analysis, utilization-focused evaluation, Advanced Excel. Maarifa Consult Ltd is the leading organization in Training these innovative applications in Uganda and in the region.

Introduction to SPSS

SPSS and STATA are widely used program for statistical analysis by many NGOs. They are both powerful suite for data analysis, reporting, and modeling software.SPSS and STATA software packages for people who need to analyze large amounts of quantitative data and is used as standard by a wide range of users who need to quickly and accurately carry out statistical analysis of that data such as market researchers, health researchers, survey companies, government, education researchers, marketing organizations and data miners.

Learning objectives for SPSS & STATA

  1. Convert data into various formats using appropriate software
  2. Perform simple to complex data manipulation using Ms. Excel
  • Perform basic data analysis tasks with SPSS/Stata
  1. Perform simple to complex data management tasks using SPSS/Stata
  2. Correctly identify an appropriate statistical test for basic analysis s and perform them using SPSS/Stata as the participant choose

Unit One – Statistical Software Packages for M&E                                              

Session 1: Overview of statistical software packages

Session 2: Statistical software packages –

Session 3: Getting help in the statistical software package

Session 4: Getting started with SPSS and STATA

Unit Two – Data Processing and Management Using SPSS & STATA                                   

Session 3: Preparing data (Data Cleaning) for analysis

Unit Three– Basic Data Analysis Using SPSS & STATA (uni and bi-variate)                      

Session 1: Basics of data analysis

Session 2: Statistics in Data Analysis

Session 3: Initial data analysis

Unit Four – Advanced Data Analysis in SPSS & STATA (Multivariate)                                   

Session 1: Advanced data analysis (Testing for Hypotheses)

Methodology: Instructor-led training will be delivered using presentations, guided sessions of practical exercise, and group work. Our facilitators are seasoned industry experts with years of experience, working as professional and trainers in these fields. Facilitation and course materials will be offered in English.

Training Fees: Ugandans: 450,000 UGX; International: 200 USD (Includes Break Tea + Lunch+Softwares)

Venue: Nob View Hotel-Ntinda

Date: 25th-28th /April/2018

Duration: This is a 4 days training program

Limited slots: We only need 20 participants: Enrollment for this training is based on first come, first serve basis


  • Knowledge and Skills
  • All participants will be given free software packages
  • Networking

Payment details

Register and pay before 20th/April/2018

Those Paying in UGX can pay through

  • Account Name: Maarifa Consult
  • Bank: Stanbic Bank
  • Account Number:9030010504731
  • Branch: Ntinda, Branch
  • Account Type: Uganda Shillings Account (UGX)
  • You can deposit cash or write a Check in the Name of “MAARIFA CONSULT

 Note: After Payment, please send a proof of payment to the email below

 Application details

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