EVALUATION SOCIETY OF KENYA (ESK)

Address: P.O. Box 10073 – 00200 ,l Nairobi, Kenya    Phone: +254723428301    Email: admin@esk.co.ke

BRIEF HISTORY

ESK was founded and established under the leadership of Ms Jennifer Mutua, with the support of the government’s Monitoring and Evaluation Department (MED), Ministry of Planning, in 2008.

The efforts were a follow-up action on the recommendations of a meeting held by African representatives at the 2008 International Program for Development Evaluation Training (IPDET) in Canada, which Ms Mutua attended. Other people who subsequently supported the initial team efforts were: Julius Nyangaga (ILRI); James Mwanzia (MED); Samuel Norgah (Plan International); Dr.Florence Etta (former AFREA President); Daudi Sumba (African Wild Life Foundation );Hon. Dr Makali Mulu ( Consultant and now Member of Parliament); Rose Muchiri (UNDP); Jan Reilaender ( then UNICEF); Steve Mogere (JICA); late Rekha Shori (Consultant); Charles Warria (Deloite) and Peter Kimani (Maseno University).

The Society was formally registered in 2011. Mr. Julius Nyaganga served as the first informal chair. A new constitution led to the first formal election in 2012. Accordingly, Jennifer was elected and her mandate renewed in the 2015 election. She also served as the elected Eastern Africa board representative to AFREA from (2012-2017). In 2016, for her role in pioneering ESK, Ms. Mutua was recognized as one of the Women in Top Corporate Leadership in 2016, in Kenya by the Nation Media

 VOPE PROFILE

The Evaluation Society of Kenya is the professional M&E network in Kenya .

Regionally, the Society is a member of the African Evaluation Association (AFREA).

Globally ESK is one of the founding partners of the UN Women led- IOCE/EvalPartners’ Global Evaluation Movement.

Its constitutional governance structure includes an elected board of 7 representatives namely: chair, secretary, assistant secretary, treasurer, Government representative and CSOs’ representative.

The Society’s overall objective based on its constitutional mandate and strategic plan, is to promote through a multi-stakeholder approach a sustainable and quality monitoring and evaluation culture and practice in Kenya.

One of its specific objectives is to strengthen its institutional and individual membership capacities through partnerships’ building and support. Another is to rally around the multi-stakeholder efforts of strengthening the National Integrated Monitoring & Evaluation System (NIMES) and the County Integrated Monitoring & Evaluation System (CIMES).

The Systems track the implementation of the Vision 2030 and Devolution agenda and their alignment to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). They are co-ordinated by MED.

ACTIVITIES

  • Capacity strengthening for membership
  • Constitutional review and revision
  • Development of ESK’s sustainability mechanism
  • Production and dissemination of sem-annual newsletter
  • Promotion jointly with MED and the SDGs’ Unit at the Ministry of Planning the EvalPartners’-led SDGs EvalVision in Kenya.
  • Implementation of the action plans of the EvalVision events launches
  • Cco-coordination jointly with MED a stakeholder’s network, its Technical Working Group (TWG) and googlesgroup, towards strengthening the NIMES/CIMES.
  • M&E mentorship support for selected counties

PARTNERS

MED, AFREA/USAID, IOCE/EVALPARTNERS, CIFF, UNICEF, UNDP, WORLD BANK, UNIVERSITY OF ANTWERP’S IOB, KENYA SCHOOL OF GOVERNMENT (KSG), AND PARLIAMENT AND AGRA.

PRIZES & AWARDS

In 2016 , through ESK and under the EvalPartners/EvalGender+/EvalSDGs global networks, Kenya was selected as one of the first 6 Pioneer “Spot Light” countries towards the promotion of the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) EvalVision (2016-2020).

NAMES & POSITIONS OF EXECUTIVES

NAME POSITION EMAIL TELEPHONE
Jennifer Mutua Chair jennicrafke@yahoo.com +254723428301
Phyllis Njenga Secretary phyllisforex@gmail.com +254720926861
Benjamin Masila Commissaire au compte bmasila09@gmail.com +254725893873