From 8 to 19 October 2018, the Belgian Development Cooperation’s Special Evaluation Office and the Institute of Development Policy (University of Antwerp) will be joining forces to organise the
2018 Evaluation Capacity Development Seminar: Strengthening National M&E Capacities: national evaluation societies as a driving force.
This two-week capacity development seminar aims to bring together leading evaluation experts (members of national evaluation societies, VOPEs) in developing countries to strengthen those evaluation societies in taking up the role of developing national M&E capacities and use.
More specifically, this seminar will enable 25 evaluation experts – members of different national evaluation societies – to become driving forces in strengthening both their national M&E systems and their own evaluation societies.
The capacity development seminar aims to attract evaluation experts from the government sector, civil society, parliament, audit offices, donor agencies, the private sector and academia.
All participants should have a university degree, professional expertise in M&E (mid-level to highlevel professionals) and be members of national evaluation societies in countries with which Belgian non-governmental actors (NGAs) have signed Common Strategic Framework Agreements (Benin, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Cuba, DRC, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, Haiti, Indonesia, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Niger, Peru, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, the Palestine Territories, the Philippines, South Africa, Uganda, Vietnam and Zimbabwe).
Applicants must also be proficient in English and scholarship applicants should be aged under 50.
Eight to ten country teams, each composed of a maximum of three M&E experts ideally from different sectors (government, civil society, academia, etc.), will be selected and granted a scholarship funded by the Belgian Development Cooperation’s Special Evaluation Office.
Evaluation societies should therefore encourage several of their members to apply! In total, around 25 participants will be allowed onto the programme. Twenty scholarships are available.
More detailed information on the seminar programme can be found at: http://www.uantwerp.be/evaluationsocieties.