Date(s) - 21/09/2022 - 23/09/2022
Join SAMEA at the 8th Biennial Conference both in South Africa and online under the theme “Transforming monitoring and evaluation for an inclusive and sustainable world”.
1.M&E for Just Transition – Focus on the transformative role of monitoring and evaluation products and practitioners in promoting just transition, economic and social inclusion, and responding to ecosystem breakdown, climate change, and biodiversity loss.
2. Made in Africa Evaluation – Focus on indigenous knowledge systems, frameworks, and paradigms that are contextually relevant and fit for purpose for programs, evaluation, and evaluation systems in Africa.
3a.M&E evidence for adaptive management – Focus on the processes to rapidly collect, collate and share information to respond to crises situations (e.g. the pandemic), and promoting the systemic use of evidence for adaptive management.
3b. Monitoring & Data Management – Data management practices and disciplines are a the heart of monitoring and evaluation. this strand will focus on experiences, lessons, and practices of the systemic collecting, analysing, and using of quality data to foster data-driven decision making. As the World Development Report 2021 states, “the data revolution is transforming the world”; however, with the rapid increase in data use comes a responsibility to protect personal data while encouraging the transparency and sharing of information to respond to crises, enhance services and improves lives. Without strong data management, internal and external monitoring and evaluation is very difficult. This strand aims to explore and enhance data management and the use of this secondary data in our African context.
4. Tech-Enabled M&E – The arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020 forced many M & E practitioners, organizations and government to move rapidly to digital operations, including remote data collection and greater use of existing data for M&E, including the use of drone, artificial intelligence and machine learning, and predictive analytics. At the same time, over the past few years there has been a greater emphasis on how to innovate ethically and responsibly manage the increasing amounts of data that we collect, use, share, and store for M&E purposes. The ICT-enabled M&E stream will focus on sharing challenges and good practice related to the responsible integration of digital tools and approaches into M&E.
5. M&E Capacity Building & Emerging Evaluators – This strand bring together M&E practitioners to build consensus on what works and does not work in capacity building initiatives delivered in the past few years. This discourse entails assessing whether the curriculum content, pedagogical approaches (theory versus practise) and modalities used in the delivery of training programmes are responsive to the ever changing world and M&E praxis. In the end, the strand anticipates elucidating not only what needs but also highlight ways to introduce improvements.
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