UGANDA EVALUATION ASSOCIATION (UEA)

Address: Uganda Management Institute Campus Rm C5, Kampala    Phone: +256-774114555/+256752456789    Email: darlingtonsenoga@yahoo.com

BRIEF HISTORY

The Uganda Evaluation Association (UEA) was formed in 2001 as a National Chapter of the African Evaluation Association (AFREA). UEA is fully registered as a company limited by guarantee with key documents being its constitution and Articles and Memorandum of Association. Our vision is “Excellent evaluation management in Uganda’s development process”.

Over the next five years our mission is to“To promote the M&E practice and use, through advocacy and capacity building partnerships among development actors, for results oriented development”. Implementation of our current strategic plan should result in a community of practice that effectively influences evaluation management and use in the country

 VOPE PROFILE

Our membership base has grown from below 50 in 2002 to close to 200 in 2017. UEA members include M&E consultants, researchers, academia, statisticians, program officers and Managers from both public & organizations. The Annual General Assembly is UEA’s apex governance body, and an executive committee tasked by the Annual General Assembly to implement its decisions. The current executive: Mrs. Rosetti Nabbumba – President; Mr. Godfrey Bwanika – Vice President; Mrs. Asiimwe Joy Turyamwijuika – General Secretary; Mr. Santo Obina – Treasurer; Ms. Josephine Watera – Executive Member; Mr. Timothy Lubanga – Executive Member; and Mr. Charles Abola – Executive Member. In its work, the Administrator Mr. Darlington Senoga along with interns support the Executive Committee.

ACTIVITIES

  • National Evaluation Talks
  • Co-hosting Evaluation Weeks
  • Contributing to National Policy development
  • Contributing to development of M&E systems
  • Networking and information sharing on evaluation matters
  • Participating in local and international conferences
  • Participating in evaluation webinars
  • Members of Boards of Africa and International Evaluation Bodies
  • Mentoring VOPEs in the Eastern Africa Region
  • Participating in developing African Evaluation Standards
  • Annual General Meetings
  • Executive Committee Meetings

PARTNERS

Currently UEA is in partnership with the Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) that also hosts the government evaluation facility and therefore takes lead in commission and ensuring utilization of evaluation findings. In partnership with OPM, UEA co-hosts the Uganda Evaluation week, an annual event that promotes learning in the practice and use of evaluations, and also in organizing capacity building trainings for evaluators in government and in the private sector space – an example being the GIZ supported Evaluation Capacity Development programme where UEA as a lead partner. UEA is in the process of forming the Young and Emerging Evaluators (YEE) group for implementing the Evaluation Agenda 2020.

UEA has partnerships with academic institutions like Uganda Christian University (UCU), Uganda Management Institute (UMI) with whom the jointly engage around capacity building for students and evaluation practitioners. The UEA office is physically located within the UMI campus. The UEA collaborated with local and international partners to host the 8th African Evaluation Association (AFREA) Conference in March 2016 in Uganda. The UEA has implemented an AFREA-QED sponsored peer to peer learning event between the Burundi Evaluation Association and Uganda Evaluation Association. With sponsorship from the International Organization for Cooperation in Evaluation (IOCE), the UEA in 2017 implemented a peer to peer programme of Uganda- Tanzania Regional Integration of Capacities of Evaluation for the Sustainable Development Goals.

NAMES & POSITIONS OF EXECUTIVES

NAME POSITION EMAIL TELEPHONE
Mrs. Rosetti Nabbumba Nayenga President rnabbumba@gmail.com +256772487225
Mr. Godfrey Bwanika Vice President gbwanika@gmail.com +256752697368
Mrs Asiimwe Joy Turyamwijuka General Secretary asiimwejt@gmail.com +256712192357