8th AfrEA conference report

The most recent AfrEA Conference, 8th AfrEA International Conference took place from 27 to 31 March 2017 in Kampala, Uganda. The Conference’s main aim was to promote exchange between researchers, academia, emerging evaluators and practitioners on demand and supply of credible evaluative evidence in support of the SDGs in Africa.

It also aimed to build capacity to design, manage and use evaluations to help Governments achieve their national and international development agendas, particularly around the SDGs and the Africa2063 Agenda.

The specific conference objectives were to:

  • Strengthen VOPEs to work with national Governments to advance the evaluation agenda
  • Provide space for sharing experiences to enhance national evaluation capacities
  • Showcase the use of evaluative evidence in Africa
  • Contribute to the development of emerging evaluators

In line with the SDGs and the EvaluationAgenda2020, the AfrEA Board defined the theme for the 8th AfrEA International Conference a follows:

Evaluation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Opportunities and Challenges for Africa

The theme resulted from a consultative process with African VOPEs, AfrEA’s core members and is consistent with the current environment for development goals both at international and national level. The conference theme was lauded by conference participants.

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