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Request for proposal - Alumni Survey Consultant

Tuesday, April 01, 2014

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL - ALUMNI SURVEY CONSULTANT - AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES NEXT EINSTEIN INITIATIVE BACKGROUND The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences AIMS is a pan-African network of centers of excellence for post graduate training research and outreach in mathematical sciences Its mission is to enable Africa's ...

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AfrEA signs MOU with GEF

Sunday, October 20, 2013

On 16 October, the President of AfrEA, Serge Eric Yakeu and the Director of the Global Environment Facility Evaluation Office (GEFEO) Robert van den Berg, through the Community of Practice Climate-Eval signed a Memorandum of Understanding to promote collaboration and build capacity between the two parties.

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Conference registration open!

Monday, December 02, 2013

AfrEA has officially launched its Conference Registration site. Please click on the hyperlink for more details: https://afrea.livestories.com/inspire/conference    

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AfrEA Call for Bursaries Open!

Thursday, January 09, 2014

Three categories are available: 1. International (for speakers) 2. African VOPEs / National Associations 3. Local / Cameroon Please visit the conference section of the AfrEA webpage to download the forms.

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Yaounde, Cameroon - Only a week to go!

Friday, February 21, 2014

CaDEA and AfrEA is very excited to host you shortly in Yaounde the City of the Seven Hills Visit the CaDEA website see announcement below for more details about logistics and hotels Also see the workshop agenda in the Conference section for the list of excellent workshops to ...

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Launch of the African Evaluation Journal

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

The interim editorial advisory board of the African Evaluation Journal (AEJ) is pleased to announce the call for submission of papers for the first issue of the journal to be published in 2013. To access the call for papers please visait the AEJ portal http://www.aejonline.org/

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th International AfrEA conference to March in Yaounde ...

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Updated announcement It is with great pleasure to announce that the next th International AfrEA conference will be held from to March in Yaounde Cameroun hosted by our partner Cameroun Development Evaluation Association-CaDEA Dear AfrEA members friends and partners AfrEA s has adopted as a rule to alternate ...

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AfrEA sets up new office Secretariat in Accra ...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

AfrEA is proud to announce that it is setting up a formal office Scretariat in Accra Ghana The beautifully refurbished building in Manet Cottage Accra in close proximity to Kotoka International Airport will provide a central office meeting and conference space for the AfrEA executive team and board ...

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CALL FOR ABSTRACTS th AfrEA International Conference in ...

Thursday, September 26, 2013

The AfrEA board the IOCE and NONIE take pleasure to invite submissions for another milestone Pan-African Evaluation event the th AfrEA International Conference The Cameroon Development Evaluation Association CaDEA www cadea org is hosting the conference to be held at the Hilton hotel in Yaound Cameroon from March ...

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Engage with AfrEA at AEA Conference in Washington!

Monday, October 14, 2013

The AfrEA board arrived safely in Washington Last week the board held its annual face-to-face meetings at the offices of various funding partners and institutions who generously offered their facilities This week October to October AfrEA attends the American Evaluation Conference If you wish to engage with us ...

2nd International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development

“Tackling a Key 21st Century Evaluation Challenge” - Washington, D.C. - September 9-11, 2014

 
Introduction
Several critical climate change and evaluation events have been scheduled for 2014 and 2015. First, the global community will transition from achieving targets related to Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are expected to prominently feature environment and climate change issues. Second, the long anticipated climate change agreement is expected to be reached in Paris at COP21 in December 2015. And third, prior to this event, the UN will host a high profile Heads of State’s Summit on Climate Change in New York in September 2014. Meantime, 2015 has been declared International Year of Evaluation with several events planned around the world to raise the importance of evaluation to decision making and project and program formulation.
These events are expected to highlight the urgent need of tackling the devastating effects of climate change, as recently confirmed by the Intergovernmental Panel for Climate Change (IPCC) in its Fifth Assessment Report. But these events also point to the crucial importance of evaluation and climate change evaluation in particular to the overall quest of ending poverty and achieving sustainable development.
Since the 2009 UN Climate Change conference in Copenhagen, there has been a relatively positive response to the call to increase climate finance and investment. This growth has resulted to a surge in demand for evaluative evidence that demonstrates what is working, why, how and under what circumstances. Unfortunately, there are no clear-cut answers to these questions.
 
While climate change evaluation practice has made considerable progress in addressing difficulties linked to methodologies, approaches and adaptive tools to evaluate interventions, challenges are far from over. Some of these challenges are further compounded by the fact that climate change interventions take place at different scales in different environmental and socio-economic contexts and geographical regions of the world. Examined from the lens of the often complex interactions between climate change and other established development areas such as natural resources management (NRM) and food security, these dilemmas are further exacerbated. The global evaluation and the climate change evaluation community in particular will have to deal with these difficulties in the 21st century.
 
In recognition of the need to urgently and collectively address these challenges so as to draw credible evidence capable of meeting current and future demand, the Climate-Eval Community of Practice, hosted by the Global Environment Facility Independent Evaluation Office (GEF IEO) and other bilateral partners will organize the 2nd International Conference on Evaluating Climate Change and Development.
 
This will be held on September 9-11, 2014 in Washington, D.C. The 2ndinternational conference will build upon the gains made by the first one held in Alexandria, Egypt in 2008. But unlike the 1st conference, this one pivots around emerging challenges of the evaluation of climate change mitigation and adaptation and the policies and its relations to established development areas.
Proceedings of this conference are timed to feed into the current and future rethinking of the international development architecture while specifically shading light on best practices, indicators, tools and approaches to evaluate climate change mitigation, adaptation and the nexus between climate change and development areas such as natural resources management (NRM), food security and other related development fields.
 
Specific Objectives of the conference
1)       To learn from recent efforts to evaluate the results and impact of policies and programs of climate change interventions, including the relationship to other development areas.
2)       To review and analyze new and emerging approaches and methods to evaluate climate change policies and interventions and to identify gaps and challenges for future work.
3)       To identify innovative and emerging learning and knowledge sharing strategies to enhance the utility of climate change and development evaluations.
4)       To provide additional support to strengthen capacity in developing countries to undertake evaluation of climate change interventions.
 
Call for Abstracts
Central to this conference will be - three parallel streams - in which the Steering Committee is – now seeking - abstracts for paper and poster contributions. Individual practitioners, associations, donors, and academes are welcome to submit proposals in the following streams:
 
1.      Policy and program level evaluations
2.      Evaluating climate change adaptation
3.      Evaluating climate change mitigation.
 
Contributions are invited that address the methodological challenges in these areas and/or that describe the demand for and the use made of this evaluation. Contributions that address interactions between mitigation and adaptation are encouraged. Interventions may also involve trade-offs between different development objectives or hold potential for realizing synergies among them. Evaluations that examine how these issues are dealt with in design and implementation and that assess the multiple outcomes are likely to be of wide interest.
 
Practitioners and other stakeholders are invited to propose special sessions to tackle topics such as knowledge brokerage. Meetings of representatives from professional associations, communities of practice and participants from regions are also envisaged.
 
Selection Criteria
The selection committee will be looking at contributions that, on one hand, clarify issues in climate change evaluation research and theory, and on the other, raise critical questions and issues that will define future practice. While proposing emerging and innovative evaluation paradigms, proposed papers should report critically on completed evaluations. Abstracts will be reviewed on the following broad criteria:
 
1.      Relevance (abstracts must be concise and coherently aligned with the conference themes and objectives as well as the target audience.
2.      Novelty and Innovation (abstract must show innovative information and/or present new or emerging developments in climate change evaluation).
3.      Advancement of Climate Change Evaluation Practice (abstract should present a significant contribution to the field of climate change and NRM evaluation and indicate how the submitted paper will contribute to the development of global knowledge)
4.      Overall Clarity and Quality of Abstract (abstracts should ensure easy understanding of issues and objectives of the paper)
5.      Originality and unpublished work (abstract must be original and should not have been previously published)
 
Papers will be reviewed by a selection committee to identify those that will be presented at the conference. Female and young climate change practitioners from developing countries are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts.
 
Submission Procedure and Structure of Abstracts
 
A 400-words abstract (maximum) in Microsoft Word format should be emailed to dakana@thegef.org not later than Friday, May 30, 2014 and must include the following information:
1.      Name and title of presenting author
2.      Email and telephone contact details of presenting author
3.      Title of the paper
4.      Name, title and institutional affiliation of author
 
Poster Presentations
Poster presentations combine text, images and graphics to make a visually pleasing presentation of evaluations. Poster sessions will offer practitioners the opportunity to visually present their work, network with peers, and assemble useful feedback from conference participants.
Submissions for poster sessions should be 400 words (maximum) and should be submitted in Microsoft Word. Final poster presentations should be 1.0 meter in width and 1.5 meter in height.
 
Exhibition presentations
An exhibition space consisting of stands that will display creative and innovative posters, brochures and other promotional and knowledge materials will be created. These stands will serve as channels for exchanging knowledge and experiences and also create opportunities for direct communication and outreach among participants, in addition to exhibiting structured dialogues.
Exhibition presentations should include a one page description of the goals of the exhibition, required materials, title, submitting association/organization and contact details.
 
Special Roundtable Sessions
These are flexible conference formats intended to allow extended discussion among small groups of conference participants on topics such as knowledge brokerage and other climate change evaluation related issues. Roundtables are unique opportunities for cross fertilization of ideas among peers with similar interest on common topics.
Proposals should be 400 words (maximum) should be submitted in Microsoft Word format.
 
Sponsorship
On submitting full papers, practitioners and other stakeholders will be requested to indicate whether they require financial support to cover expenses (travel, accommodation and daily allowance) associated with their participation in the Conference.
Further questions concerning the submission of abstracts should be addressed to David Akana: dakana@thegef.org .
 
Submission Deadlines
The following important dates will serve as guide to practitioners / interested stakeholders in submitting abstracts:
 
Start of submission                                                                      Thursday, May 1, 2014
Abstracts Submission Deadline                                                  Friday, May 30, 2014
Notification of Final Acceptance                                              Monday, June 16, 2014
Submission of full paper manuscripts (2000 words)              Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Conference Dates                                                                        September 9-11, 2014
 
Visit Climate-Eval for more information!

AfrEA: Developing Evaluation Capacity to advance Africa

African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) is a non-profit umbrella organisation of national monitoring and evaluation associations and networks operating in Africa, as well as a leading source of quality evaluation methodologies essential for individual evaluators in countries where bodies do not exist.  Founded in 1999 with the main aim of building evaluation capacity in Africa,  AfrEA focuses on sharing knowledge and sustaining evaluation communities as cornerstones for the continent’s development. AfrEA strongly believes that developing a substantial African evaluation community comprised of national networks working closely with interested regional and international partners is the key to eradicate Africa’s widespread poverty, social and political exclusion, as well as the marginalization of African people. 

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7th International AfrEA conference, 2014

For programme related queries contact Nicola Theunissen nicola@carboncopysa.co.za, and for logistical information please contact Ferdinand Nana Payong fnanapayong@yahoo.fr

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AfrEA call for bursaries are out!

Visit the Conference section of this page for English and French invitation letters and application forms. Click on the "Reports" tab to download the forms in MS Word format.

Register for the AfrEA Conference at: https://afrea.livestories.com/inspire/conference

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Workshop on Evaluation Methods for Large-Scale, Multi-National Global Health Initiatives, January 7-8, 2014 London

The goal of the workshop is to elucidate the decision making needed and options available to develop and implement a credible, rigorous evaluation that is also feasible, affordable, and maximally matched to the priority evaluation questions, aims, and audiences. Workshop sessions will identify the resultant gains and ..........

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