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Leader of the TWG

Leader of the TWG

Alena Lappo

Presentation of TWG

The European Evaluation Society (EES) Thematic Working Group 5 (TWG5) — yEES! — is a group of young evaluation delegates formed at the 11th EES Biennial Conference, in Dublin, in 2014.

Over the last years, yEES! played an important role in laying the historical foundations of the international movement of young and emerging evaluators. The group organized the first International Virtual Conference for YEEs and the first YEEs Mentoring Program. More recently, the yEES! created a competition, offering a fee waivers for European YEES. The winners of the competition presented their work at the conference and served as volunteers supporting major conference activities. The competition contributed to develop participants’ career, added new members to the yEES! group, and triggered the launch of new National European Networks of YEES, such as the French Network.

EvalYouth and the yEES! group had several dialogues since their creations and formalized their institutional alignment at the UNDP National Evaluation Capacities (NEC) conference, in 2017. From 2017 and 2018 the dialogue on the potential partnerships between the two groups intensified, culminating in the selection of an yEES! representative to the board of EvalYouth Global, in November 2018. Through this nomination, yEES! became EvalYouth’s chapter for Europe (EvalYouth Europe) and the coordinating organization of EvalYouth Task Force 4 — Youth Participatory Evaluation, which calls for a stronger — more strategic and more aligned — coordination between the two groups.

Besides the support to EvalYouth Global, TWG 5 is currently working with them and IDEAS on the P2P + Career Emerging Evaluators Initiative. It aims to boost emerging evaluators’ careers by promoting knowledge exchange through peer-to-peer advisory sessions, which focus on career advice, networking secrets, and technical tips.

Lastly, the yEES! is contributing to enhance the communications and public role of The European Evaluation Society. During the 2018 EES conference, yEES! conducted a series of video interviews, ramping up the organization success in social media. In the same conference, the group organized a stocktaking of evaluation training programs in Europe, contributing to enhance evaluation capacity development. More recently, in April 2019, the group launched a monthly EES newsletter that disseminates European evaluation trainings, events, publications, and job opportunities — called EuropeEval Digest. In addition, the group is developing the EvalEdge podcast on innovations in evaluation.



Objectives of TWG

yEES! promotes the inclusion of emerging evaluation professionals in the work of the society and in the evaluation community, under the following objectives:

  • To bring the ideas and perspectives of YEES into the work of EES through active engagement in the ongoing activities of the society and by starting initiatives that cater to the specific needs and interests of YEES;
  • To promote a stronger interaction between different generations of evaluators , providing a platform where YEES can meet with their peers and more experienced colleagues to learn, share and discuss on subjects of evaluation as well as receive a career advice;
  • To connect young/new evaluation professionals and researchers across Europe through online discussions and collaboration on projects of shared interest;
  • To support EES in order to achieve the association’s goals, and has the ambition to be the voice of young evaluators in Europe.

Currently, the yEES! group is working towards the following plan of activities for 2019 : a toolkit on how to develop a competition for young and emerging evaluators; peer to peer career development sessions online; mapping of European evaluation training; promoting activities to enhance capacity development and innovation among YEES; and a physical gathering of yEES! in Europe.

For some people who are new to evaluation, the TWG may become a first point of access to the work of EES. There is no age limit. Anyone new to the evaluation field, including students, young professionals, and those who have recently come to evaluation from other disciplines is welcome to join the TWG.

Specific Contact Person in the EES Board

Alena Lappo,

yEES! Competition Winners for the 14th Biennial EES Conference June 2022


Brown Amos Msiska

Brown Amos Msiska has been involved with the European Evaluation Society (EES) as the volunteer since August 2021, beginning with the 2021 online conference and the upcoming June 2022 conference.

Brown has 3 years of work experience as the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for a WASH project and a health and nutrition project under Pump Aid International and World Relief International respectively in Malawi. He has also worked on various research assignments in Malawi as the research assistant and supervisor with country’s reputable research consulting institutions such as the Institute of Public Opinion and Research (IPOR) and Centre for Development Management (CDM).

Carolina Marcos

Carolina is a political scientist and jurist, who holds a Master’s in Public Policy and Program Evaluation (Complutense University of Madrid).  Deeply influenced by her experiences in Latin America, she is especially interested in conducting evaluations from an intersectional and gender-sensitive approach.  Enthusiast of data analysis tools.

Cristina Cribillers

Master’s Student in Public Management (Autonomous University of Barcelona).  My interest is focused on studying how evaluation can contribute to the improvement of public management.  In particular, in how the Spanish public administration can learn from other international experiences.

Lavinia Plataroti

Lavinia has a background in International Development studies, with interest in the interphase between agricultural development, food system and monitoring, evaluation and learning. She is M&E Advisor at IDH Trade (Netherlands) and currently, she focuses on multi-stakeholder partnerships programs and value chain development programs for food and crops. Within the M&E field, she is particularly interested in realistic evaluation, utilization-focus-evaluation and collaborative outcome reporting.

She is member of EES within the TWG 5 and co-leader of the Peer-to-Peer + Career Advisory for Young and Emerging Evaluators Initiative.

Lea Corsetti

Masters student at Wageningen University and Research in International Development Studies with a strong interest in human development and resiliency. Particularly interested in how people organize themselves and how development and aid is best organised for a long-term sustainable impact.

Linh Hoang 

With over 3 years of experience as a Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning officer, Linh has been engaged in developing MEL frameworks and coordinating MEL activities for local and international NGOs. A major part of the MEL work also allowed her to contribute to facilitating the collaboration within an advocacy alliance of state and non-state stakeholders involved in the research, interventions, and policies for sustainable development in Vietnam. Currently, she is pursuing a Joint Master’s Degree in Global Development Policies while undertaking an internship on strategic evaluations, which enables her to employ analytical skills in assessing the effectiveness of development cooperation.

Lorelei Charlot

Raised in the French Alps – and passionate about it! – Lorelei did her undergraduate studies in Sciences Po Grenoble, where she studied political science, law, economics and sociology.  After a fulfilling year at Trinity College, she came back to Grenoble where she became invested in associative life around European stakes.  She started this year a Masters in European governance, and her journey recently brought her to Brussels where she is currently an Evaluation trainee in a consultancy.  Loreleï Charlot’s Linkedin profile

Maria Kontro

For the past 12 years Maria has worked for international organisations (UN offices, European Commission and the World Bank) in four different continents on topics related to disaster risk reduction, early warning, climate action, sustainable development and gender.  She has several publications as part of her research work.  Maaria is soon completing her 2-year MFA Finland Emerging Evaluator programme and also conducts evaluations independently.  Maria holds a MSc, as well as over 30 specialization courses on her areas of work.  Apart from Finnish, she speaks fluent England and Spanish.  LinkedIn.

Paola Giannoni

Paola holds a BA in Educational Science, a Graduate Diploma in Social Sciences, and a Master’s Degree in Pedagogy. She is concluding her PhD research, conducted between the University of Vienna and the University of Genoa, in order to evaluate the youth policies implemented by the EU, through a comparative study of the different European labour markets. She is currently Research Fellow at the Department of Educational Science (DiSFor) of the University of Genoa, where she is also Teaching Assistant for courses on the Design and Evaluation of Social and Educational Policies. LinkedIn Profile.

Taipei Dlamini

Taipei is a young Swazi and French evaluator. She has been working as an evaluator at the UNESCO Internal Oversight Service for five years, having participated in several evaluations covering UNESCO’s mandate on education, natural and social sciences, culture and communication and information. Her most recent assignments include the evaluation of UNESCO’s Strategy for Action on Climate Change, the evaluation of UNESCO’s role in Media and Information Literacy, that of UNESCO’s work for the protection of culture in emergency situations or UNESCO’s contribution to teacher development. She holds a Master’s degree in International Law and Administration from the Université Paris I Panthéon Sorbonne and a Double Degree in International Law and Languages from the University Pierre-Mendès France and the University Stendhal (Grenoble, France). Prior to joining UNESCO, she worked with the Southern African Development Community Lawyer’s Association, a Pretoria-based NGO aimed at promoting the rule of law and the protection of human rights in the SADC sub-region, and briefly provided advice and support to asylum seekers through CARITAS to help them secure refugee status and protection in France and access legal assistance when necessary.


EES September 2021 Conference Volunteers


Matovu Abdulhakim


I am from Uganda, and am a Clerk from the USAID/RTI – LARA project, with four years of experience in project administration and am a current M&E student.

Katrina Agulan

Katrina is taking an Advanced Masters in Development Evaluation and Management at the University of Antwerp, in Belgium. She has more than 10 years of working experience with the UN system (UNDP,  project, UN-Habitat,  and UNICEF) in the Philippines. She specializes in supporting operations, partnerships management with civil society organizations, and staff safety and security. She hopes to enhance her skills in evaluation by volunteering in the EES.

Daria Blinova

Daria is a Master’s student at Western Michigan University who studies International Development Administration. She has wide research interests that touch on public policy issues, international relations, law, and sustainable development problems.

Francesco Bolzonella

A recent graduate from Maastricht University – The Netherlands, with a double degree in Social Policy and Human Resources Development, my career objective is to help improve and innovate the psychological and social well-being in organizations, from a structural perspective. I joined EES as volunteer to support the expansion of a European community dedicated to evidence-based research and evaluation. My work experience in several research projects made me appreciate the crucial importance of evaluation in the success of small and large projects.

Juan Carlos Miguel Camacho

Juan Carlos Miguel Camacho is the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Manager for the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. He is an epidemiologist/young and emerging evaluator who is specialising in global health and gender development programmes, and is particularly interested in participatory and feminist M&E approaches. He is a national of the Philippines and is an active member of EES (TWG 1 and 5), EvalYouth Asia, and EvalYouth Philippines (Core Team member).

Blanca Casares 

Blanca holds a Bachelor degree in Environmental Sciences and a Master’s degree in Territorial Rural Development and started her career in 2011 at the Spanish Ministry of Environment and Rural and Marine. In 2017 she founded EfecTo TP, Territory & People as a personal project of design, monitoring, evaluation and learning (DMEL) where she works as a freelancer on a wide range of projects of different organisations, foundations and companies. She speaks Spanish (native language), English, Portuguese and French.

Lea Corsetti

Masters student at Wageningen University and Research in International Development Studies with a strong interest in human development and resiliency. Particularly interested in how people organize themselves and how development and aid is best organised for a long-term sustainable impact.

Mark Early

Mark has a strong background in education, emergency services, and international security. He is currently a Masters’ student in the field of criminal justice and policing, at the University of Central Lancashire, whilst serving as a Technical Monitoring Officer with the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe

Nikolaos Giannopoulos

Nikolaos holds a Diploma in Aviation Science, a Master in Business Administration and currently he is completing his Master on Evaluation. He has almost 20 years of experience as a fighter pilot and has served as an evaluation officer in multiple evaluations at both National and NATO level. Currently he is working as a Project Officer and Operations Area Chief for the Evaluation and Standards Division at NATO Allied Air Command in Germany.

Rei Hirayama

Rei specializes in development economics, social impact evaluation, and computer science. During his time at university, he conducted empirical research on gender and agricultural issues in Senegal, in cooperation with JICA. After working for NPO Social Value Japan and Asian Venture Philanthropy (AVPN) on numerous projects related to social impact assessment/investment and social impact bonds (SIBs), he joined the Institution of Development Studies (IDS), MA development studies program in 2020. Rei Hirayama Profile

Abdul Jabber Jufry

Theory of Change, Development Evaluation, Collaborative learning and Adaptation that aim at strengthening the resilience of vulnerable households and communities and my  short bio: “Theory of Change, Development Evaluation, Collaborative learning and Adaptation that aim at strengthening the resilience of vulnerable households and communities”

Enes Kocatopcu

I am a master student in the department of aviation management at Eskisehir Technical University. I am interested in the education of aviation and the evaluation of the education.

Ennada Lagouit

Ennada is an engineer and policy analyst with a strong background in programme design and implementation in complex settings. Her interests are focused on implementation science, evaluation methods, and data insights.

Christine Maina

Christine is a business development specialist with 7 years of experience in consulting and legal industries, skilled at leveraging expertise and insight to implement forward-thinking strategic solutions. She supports business units/functions to plan and implement programs and initiatives that have a goal to make an impact such as knowledge sharing. Her career goal is to learn and gain technical skills in monitoring and evaluation by volunteering and learning from other professionals. She also aspires to transition her career in the humanitarian and development sector.

Roberta Helena Moreira dos Santos

Data scientist and prospective evaluator. Interested in the study of social issues and evaluation through quantitative methods.

Esther Ngulwa

Esther Ngulwa is a student at the University of Antwerp pursuing an Advanced master’s in development Evaluation and Management. She is experienced in implementing and monitoring development interventions for more than eight years, she is also an emerging evaluator.

Filip Oszczyk

Student of sociology at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Jagiellonian University, member of the Students’ Sociology Research Group of the Jagiellonian University, as well as a member of the Social Research and Sociology of Religion section of the KNSSS UJ. Member of the non-profit organization Non Licet and associate of  The centre for interdisciplinary constitutional studies at Jagiellonian University.

Cristina Cribillers Reig

Master’s Student in Public Management (Autonomous University of Barcelona). My interest is focused on studying how evaluation can contribute to the improvement of public management. In particular, in how the Spanish public administration can learn from other international experiences.

Julia Rickenbacher

Julia is a Young and Emerging Evaluator based in Switzerland. She has a Master of Arts in Political Science from the University of Zurich and is currently working as an evaluator mainly in the fields of health care, health promotion and prevention.

Supun Sandanayaka

Supun Sandanayaka is currently an engineering undergraduate passionate about Monitoring and Evaluation. He is the Social Media Manager of EvalYouth Asia and also he is a Co-Founder of the EvalYouth Sri Lanka chapter too. LinkedIn:


List of TWG members

Tawio Adesoba

Kruno Karlovcec

Marc Tevini

Kenza Benani, LinkedIn

Alena Lappo, LinkedIn

Giacomo Tirelli

Mariana Branco

Sophie Lehouelleur

Natia Ubilava, LinkedIn

Antonio Canu, LinkedIn
Rosemary Nderito
Lauren Weiss

Kateryna Fedorchenko

Ceyda Ozgun, LinkedIn

Alexandra Williams
Taruna Gupta
Current Work Plan

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Resources to download

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Additional resources for TWG members only

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