The African Evaluation Association (AfrEA), in partnership with the Rwanda Monitoring and Evaluation Organization (RMEO), is pleased to invite submissions for the 11th AfrEA International Conference. The conference will be held in Kigali, Rwanda between March 18 – 22, 2024. In the past, various participants from Africa and around the world have submitted and presented papers and posters, chaired panels, and facilitated professional development workshops. The conference serves as a platform to promote and support AfrEA's "Made in Africa Evaluation" approach and enables the sharing of knowledge, collaboration, and networking with a diverse range of international organizations and individuals.
With a theme titled “Technology and Innovation in Evaluation Practice in Africa: The Last Nail on the Coffin of Participatory Approaches? “The 11th AfrEA conference aims to:
- To strengthen VOPEs to work with national Governments to advance the evaluation agenda, especially on policy formulation based on evidence.
- To provide space for sharing experiences to enhance national evaluation capacities
- To showcase the use of evaluative evidence in Africa
- To contribute to the development of Young and Emerging evaluators
In addition, the 2024 conference goal is to raise awareness, build capacity, and strengthen partnerships between AfrEA, Voluntary Organisations for Professional Evaluations (VOPEs), evaluation stakeholders, and national Governments on the institutionalisation of evaluation in Africa.
Proposals for Papers, Workshops, Panels, Roundtables, and Exhibitions are welcome in any of the following 12 conference strands:
- Career Development in M&E training – How can we cope with the digital revolution?
- Artificial intelligence and evaluation; are we experiencing a revolution in how we evaluate?
- Made in Africa Theories and Practices: What can we contribute to the international discourse?
- Evidence generation, use and application in African political governance systems.
- Climate Change, Agriculture, and sustainable Environment management.
- Gender, equity, and inclusion in evaluation.
- Indigenous Evaluation and Ethics: Recalibrating the Made in Africa Evaluation in the Context of the Decolonization Debate.
- Youth and Evaluation for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa.
- Becoming Catalysts: Young and Emerging Evaluators as Agents.
- Decolonizing evaluation in Africa in the Post-Crisis Era.
- International conflicts and evaluation: what are the implications?
- Democracy, Human Rights and Governance: new perspectives to inform African Evaluation Theory and Practice
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