Capacity Development

Thought Leadership, Capacity Development, Mobilisation

2019 Co-facilitator of workshop, Using evaluation to accelerate progress towards the transformations needed to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), with GIZ at the IDEAS Global Assembly / Third Conference on Evaluating Environment and Development on the theme Evaluation for Transformative Change, Prague, Czech Republic, 30 September – 4 October 2019.
2019 One of three co-facilitators of three-day workshop on “Assessing Systems Change for Funder Collaboratives”, organised by the Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors at Grace Farms, Connecticut, USA, 29 July – 1 August 2019.
2018 – 2019 Lead / Coordinator of the VOPE team for the 2018 revision of the African Evaluation Guidelines (AEG), conducted on behalf of the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA).
2018 Evaluating the SDGs – Module Session on the 2030 Agenda for the Master of Advanced Studies in European and International Governance (MEIG). A Masters course at the University of Geneva in collaboration with the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
2017 – 2018 Workshop Faculty: Leadership Certificate Programme in Evaluation and the Sustainable Development Goals (LCPE). An initiative of the UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Geneva, and Claremont Graduate University / Claremont Evaluation Centre, New York City (CECNY).
2017 Advisor and Instructor at the CLEAR-AA Development Evaluation Training Programme in Africa (DETPA). Responsible for Advanced Track modules on (i) The development of M&E in Africa, and (ii) Made-in-Africa Evaluation. Participant in Expert Panel Seminar.
2017 Invited presenter and participant: Made in Africa: An Opportunity for South-South Collaboration. A special convening of 40 leaders in evaluation from the Global South, held in Kampala, Uganda, 27-28 March 2017.
2016 Invited to exclusive meeting of evaluators, scholars and decision-makers in evaluation and development held at Wilton Park, UK, on Tracking development progress and evaluating development partnerships in the post 2015 era, 12-14 December 2016.
2016 Attended as one of 150 invited ‘leaders from business, financial services, government and civil society’, an event organised by HRH Prince of Wales’ Accounting for Sustainability Project (A4S) and Measure What Matters (MWM) Framework for Action Initiative aimed at generating greater collaboration in order to accelerate transition to a sustainable global economy and inspire action towards SDG achievement.
2016 Participated as expert panel member and ‘knowledge mentor’ in the Evaluation Week of the African Development Bank (AfDB) held in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 7-11 November 2016.
2015 Workshop Organiser and Presenter, Culture Matters: Integrating Culture and Context into Monitoring and Evaluation. UNDP NEC/IDEAS Joint Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, 26-30 Oct 2015
2014 – 2017 Instructor, Using a Developing Country Lens on Evaluation, e-Learning Programme on Development Evaluation, organised by EvalPartners in collaboration with Claremont Graduate University, UNICEF, UN Women, Rockefeller Foundation and IOCE
2013 Leader of Discussion Forum on Evaluation, Strategic Perspectives: Advancing Evaluation Practice in SEAMEO, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organisation (SAEMEO), Bangkok, Thailand, 4 July 2013
2013 Mentor (Specialisation: Evaluating for Sustainability), Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Grantee Monitoring Learning and Evaluation (MLE) group meeting, Nairobi, Kenya, 5-7 June 2013
2012 / 2014 With Thomas Schwandt developed the Research Quality Plus (RQ+) Assessment Framework and Instrument for the International Development Research Centre (IDRC) in Ottawa, aimed at evaluating the quality of development research from a systems perspective.
2013 ‘Peer-to-peer learning’ Webinar with Boards of the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA) and Latin-American and Caribbean Monitoring, Evaluation and Systematisation Network (ReLAC), Making Evaluation our Own, 16 August 2013
2012 Technical Advisor and Member of Steering Committee, CLEAR-AA/AfrEA Bellagio Center Thought Leaders Forum on Evaluation and Development in Africa, Bellagio, Italy, 14-17 November 2012
2010 – 2012 Project Director and Grants Manager, support to the Rockefeller Foundation Evaluation Office (EO) aimed at seeking out and mobilising specialist expertise to address EO priorities
2010 Advisory Panel Member, Conference on Evaluation Revisited: Improving the Quality of Evaluative Practice by Embracing Complexity, Wageningen, The Netherlands, 20-21 May 2010
2009 – 2011 Instructor, Aid Effectiveness module of the International Cooperation and Development Programme, United Nations University (UNU), Tokyo, Japan
2009 Co-convener, AfrEA-NONIE-3ie-UNICEF Conference on Impact Evaluation for Development Effectiveness, Cairo, Egypt, 29-31 March 2009
2008 Regional Advisor, International Conference on the Evaluation of Climate Change, Alexandria, Egypt, 10-13 May 2008
2008 Coordinator of the 19 member eminent International Reference Group for the Subgroup 2 contribution to the Impact Evaluation Guidance produced by the Network of Networks on Impact Evaluation (NONIE)
2007 Conference Special Stream Co-convenor (with Sulley Gariba), Making Evaluation our Own: Strengthening the Foundations for Africa-rooted and Africa-led Monitoring and Evaluation, Fourth AfrEA Conference, Niamey, Niger, 15-21 January 2007
2007 Workshop Organiser and Presenter, Joining Forces: Building Strong Evaluation Associations and Collaborative Networks for more effective development in Africa, Workshop for Evaluation Association Leaders, Fourth AfrEA Conference, Niamey, Niger, 15-21 January 2007
2005 Invited International Expert, Workshop on the ‘Evaluation of Educational Cooperation Projects’. Organised by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), Tokyo, Japan, 20-21 March 2005
2004 Co-convener of the Third Conference of the African Evaluation Association (AfrEA), Cape Town, South Africa, 29 Nov-3 Dec 2004

Initiator of the South African M&E Association (SAMEA), following SAENet

2003 – 2005 Initiated in South Africa series of Beginner to Advanced Evaluation Courses by international evaluation experts, incl. Michael Quinn Patton, Donna Mertens, Jennifer Greene and Patricia Rogers
2003 Facilitated establishment of the Africa Network of Gender and Development Evaluators (AGDEN); organised UNIFEM/AfrEA Regional Training Workshop on Monitoring and Evaluation in Africa: Gender, Human Rights and Participatory Approaches, Johannesburg, South Africa