The University of Witwatersrand in collaboration with the Center for Learning and Results on Evaluation (CLEAR-Africa) and the World Bank has developed this course for government and civil society professionals in Southern Africa. This one and a half day course is being held prior to the SAMEA conference.The theme of the course is how rapid evaluation can contribute to all three types of evaluation (summative, formative and developmental) providing feasible and flexible information, insights and advice without sacrificing quality.
This will be the first time the proposed training is presented as a unified professional development training. Individual elements have been developed through project-level experience (for example use-inspired research at the Packard Foundation, WURT in urban environmental service projects in India, natural and negotiated alternatives for the Hewlett Foundation and US EPA, simplifying measurement for the Hewlett Foundation and human resource development programs in Canada) and each approach has been presented as a conference presentation at the annual conferences of the Canadian Evaluation Society or the American Evaluation Association (e.g. WURT and rapid-response surveys at AEA 2009 in a Session on Rapid Response Methods for Real-Time Evaluation) . In addition the course will be directly informed by professional development workshops on evaluation in resource, environmental and conservation settings (Canadian Evaluation Society 2010 and 2011) and a series of seminars in South Africa sponsored by SAMEA and PSC in 2010.
The course will run over one and a half days. A full day on 6 September and half a day on 7 September
Accommodation: Participants should apply as soon as possible. Accommodation is for your account.
Cost:The cost of the course is R2115 through the SAMEA website.
Certification: There is no certification for this course.
Presenter: Andy Rowe
Andy Rowe has thirty years of experience as an economist and evaluation consultant in North America, Europe, South Asia, the Western Pacific and the Caribbean. He now works primarily in the resource and environmental sector in the U.S., on evaluation of conflict resolution in the US and Canada and development assignments in India and the Western Pacific. He has a PhD from the London School of Economics and is a former President of the Canadian Evaluation Society. His current evaluation clients include the Packard Foundation Conservation and Science program, the US Departments of EPA and Interior, the World Bank, Alberta Department of Municipal Affairs, and the UK Department of International Development. Presenter Experience Andy Rowe has provided professional development for evaluators since 1993: