The African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) is currently planning its 10th conference on 21-24 September . AfrEA brings together evaluation practitioners and commissioners across the African continent. Its Secretariat serves as an umbrella body for 39 Voluntary Organisations for Professional Evaluation in Africa.
The proposed theme of the Conference is Evaluation That Leaves No One Behind: Empowering Progress Towards the Africa We Want. The conference invites evaluation practitioners, commissioners and potential users to explore and reflect on:
- Importance of giving voice to stakeholders with less economic power.
- Importance of embracing indigenous ways of knowing.
- Importance of maintaining dialog between evaluation practitioners and a broad range of stakeholders who may use evaluation results.
- Importance of opening access to young and new evaluation professionals.
- Importance of recognising and embracing the diversity of African evaluation communities and integration of these communities.
- Importance of data analysis and utilisation of big data to segregate information and reveal how each stakeholder group are brought to the attention of the policy makers.
- Importance of future planning, tapping into new resources and technologies.
The conference will include two days of professional development workshops and three
days of plenary and parallel sessions (including paper and panel presentations, poster
presentations, expert lectures, think tanks/round tables).
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