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Mariam Smith

Mariam Smith


: Stenungsund, Sweden

Job title

: Consultant


: Learning Loop

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About my consultancy services

I support organisations in their learning processes at various stages, facilitating design/review of programmes and monitoring systems, and evaluations. I like working with organisations over time, keen on seeing ideas work in practice and become embedded in organisational culture. Sometimes this means facilitating workshops, supporting personnel over Skype, reading through reports, or helping communication systems better support learning. I am currently based in Sweden, but available to travel to the South for consultancy services. So far, most of my experience has been with organisations working in Asia.

OM experience

I managed programmes in northeastern Cambodia among indigenous people, using Outcome Mapping for 5 years. Among other things, we worked with mother-tongue based multilingual education and livelihoods issues. During this time, I also supported other programmes with their OM design and M&E systems. Later, I completed a masters in pedagogy, looking especially at cultural changes in organisations using Outcome Mapping, Outcome Harvesting and Most Significant Change. As a consultant, I have led seven OM/OH workshops with participants from a wide variety of organisations and countries and I have worked with some organisations over longer periods of time. I co-facilitated the OM Learning and Exchange Event in Bangkok 2018.

Interest in OM

I have seen Outcome Mapping help programme staff be explicit about values and process, and engage in more meaningful relationships. It helps all kinds of roles in programmes and in the funding chain to focus on the complex context where change happens. I love keeping the focus of people being actors.


- Using a pedagogical lens, adapting approaches for each cultural/multicultural context
- Building confidence in local staff to engage in their work through action-reflection cycles
- Using participatory methods and visualisation to support meaning and create shared experiences.
- Drawing from experiences of social change processes within multilingual education and environment/livelihood.
- Managing teams and communicating between levels of funding chain

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Member since

: Monday 29 August 2016

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